Welcome to the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE

The Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives is the local chapter of a national organization of professional healthcare executives that represents a wide range of healthcare professionals, executives, consultants, and the faculty and students of health administration programs.

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We invite you to attend one of our programs, webinars, educational or networking events throughout the year. Check this website often for a list of events.

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Message from the President

On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my honor to welcome you to the ACHE Western Florida Chapter (WFC).

For almost 20 years, our Chapter has supported the Western Florida healthcare leadership community including healthcare students, early careerists, consultants, nurses, physicians, healthcare educators, and senior executives by meeting individuals where they are in their professional journey. We recognize that our Chapter’s diversity, not only of education or clinical expertise, but also of all other facets, brings us closer together. Our unity is our strength.

In an era where healthcare co-exists with the virus that causes COVID-19, our Chapter’s leadership remains committed to excellence by providing continuing education, networking opportunities, and mentorship. Whether you aim to enhance your skillset, meet other professionals, consider career options, or pursue Fellow status by obtaining the FACHE credential, our Chapter provides the resources for your success.

We invite you to be an active participant in your membership with our Chapter by attending events regularly, inquiring about volunteer opportunities, and laying the groundwork to pursue future Board openings.

Thank you for joining us. I look forward to meeting you in the near future!

Sincerely,

Sabrina Rice, MHA, MPH

ACHE Western Florida Chapter President

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Member Spotlight

Victor D. Weeden, DHA, MA, FACHE

Dr. Victor Weeden is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master of Health Administration Program at the University of South Florida.  He served on the ACHE Western Florida Chapter Board as a Director-at-Large from 2020-2022 and is currently the President-Elect. Dr. Weeden has been an active ACHE member since 2002 and board certified since 2005. He has previously served on the ACHE Europe and United States Air Force Regent Advisory Councils.

Dr. Weeden is a passionate educator and career healthcare administrator that joined the USF College of Public Health in 2021. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Health Services Management, Health Care Leadership, and the Advanced Seminar in Health Care Management.  He received his Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University.  Prior to academics, Dr. Weeden served 37 years in the United States Air Force, including 23 years in numerous healthcare administration and leadership roles.  He retired from active military service in August 2021 at MacDill AFB, where he served as the Deputy Director and Administrator of the 6th Medical Group.

Dr. Weeden is purpose driven; he is living his dream of teaching, advising, and mentoring future healthcare leaders.  Dr. Weeden is very excited to continue serving on the ACHE Western Florida Board to promote our healthcare profession and advance leadership excellence.  His research interests include the examination of global healthcare systems, healthcare leadership development, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizational behavior and performance outcomes.

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