Awards & Honors

ACHE Western Florida Chapter is proud to recognize outstanding leadership and dedication within its membership.

ACHE Recognition Program

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Recognition Program celebrates affiliates’ commitment to the healthcare management profession. Recognition is bestowed at three levels based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence. All active ACHE affiliates are eligible to be recognized.

The ACHE Recognition Program is based on points accrued through volunteer activities performed in a convocation year (April–March). An affiliate does not need to achieve a set number of points in a single year, but rather points will build over time. In that manner, affiliates have the opportunity to progress through the three award levels.

The three award levels are:

Exemplary Service Award = 125 points
Distinguished Service Award = 75 points
Service Award = 30 points

  • Nancy A. Thompson, PhD, FACHE (2008)
  • Irwin B. Katz, LFACHE (2010)
  • John Botsko Jr., FACHE (2011)
  • Carol Ann Jenkins, FACHE (2011)
  • Barbara T. Broadbridge (2012)
  • Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE (2013)
  • Kevin DiLallo, FACHE (2014)
  • Jeff A. Younger, FACHE (2014)
  • Michelle Angeletti, PhD (2016)
  • Krystyna M. Berger, FACHE (2017)
  • Kelly Batista (2020)
  • Seena Salyani, FACHE (2021)
  • John Botsko Jr., FACHE (2014)
  • Carol Ann Jenkins, FACHE (2014)
  • Kevin DiLallo, FACHE (2017)
  • Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE (2018)
  • Krystyna M. Berger, FACHE (2020)
  • Rebecca T. Brewer, FACHE (2008)
  • Stephanie L. Sanderson, FACHE (2008)
  • Gloria I. San Miguel (2008)
  • Jeff A. Younger, FACHE (2008)
  • Alan M. Sear, PhD (2008)
  • Michael C. Carroll, FACHE (2008)
  • John Botsko Jr., FACHE (2008)
  • Robert S. Goldstein (2008)
  • James O. Hepner, PhD, LFACHE (2008)
  • Ronald A. Hytoff, FACHE (2008)
  • Irwin B. Katz, LFACHE (2008)
  • Thomas C. Crawford, FACHE (2009)
  • Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE (2009)
  • Linda L. Lemon-Steiner, FACHE (2009)
  • Carol Ann Jenkins, FACHE (2009)
  • CAPT Michael W. Hartford, FACHE (2009)
  • Michelle Angeletti, PhD (2010)
  • David W. Benfer, LFACHE (2010)
  • Philip K. Beauchamp, LFACHE (2010)
  • John P. Harding, FACHE (2011)
  • Krystyna M. Berger (2011)
  • Cami Leech Florio (2012)
  • Brian Hudson (2012)
  • William D. Gross, FACHE (2013)
  • Thomas Patrias, FACHE (2013)
  • Maj Kathy A. Naylor, FACHE (2014)
  • Joseph F. Turner Jr., LFACHE (2015)
  • Kelly Batista (2016)
  • James J. Talano, FACHE (2016)
  • Seena Salyani, FACHE (2017)
  • Candace S. Smith, PhD, RN (2018)
  • Eddie Perez-Ruberte (2019)
  • Edward M. Rafalski, PhD, FACHE (2019)
  • Joseph M. Scotchlas, FACHE (2019)
  • William R. Alloy, LFACHE (2020)
  • Paul L. Grossman (2020)
  • Gregory Levy (2020)
  • Richard H. Scheffer, LFACHE (2020)
  • William J. Messina, RN, DNSc, FACHE (2020)
  • Brent Ibata, JD, PhD, FACHE (2021)
  • CPT Mark A. McKinney, EdD (2021)

Chapter Presidents

A history of Presidents for ACHE’s Western Florida Chapter.

  • Michael G. Guley, LFACHE- 2003
  • Michael G. Guley, LFACHE- 2004
  • Michael G. Guley, LFACHE- 2005
  • Robert S. Goldstein- 2005
  • Robert S. Goldstein- 2006
  • Michael W. Hartford, LFACHE- 2006
  • Michael W. Hartford, LFACHE- 2007
  • Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE- 2007
  • Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE- 2007
  • Carol Ann A’Hearn, FACHE- 2009
  • John Botsko, Jr., FACHE- 2010
  • John Botsko, Jr., FACHE- 2011
  • John P. Harding, FACHE- 2011
  • John P. Harding, FACHE- 2012
  • Cami Leech Florio, FACHE- 2012
  • Cami Leech Florio, FACHE- 2013
  • Cami Leech Florio, FACHE- 2014
  • James J. Talano, FACHE- 2014
  • James J. Talano, FACHE- 2015
  • James J. Talano, FACHE- 2016
  • Kelly Batista- 2016
  • Kelly Batista- 2017
  • Krystyna M. Berger, FACHE- 2018
  • Krystyna M. Berger, FACHE- 2019
  • Zachary S. Pruitt, PhD, FACHE- 2020
  • Zachary S. Pruitt, PhD, FACHE- 2021
  • Sabrina Rice- 2022

Regent’s Awards

Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award

Recognizes ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE. Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in healthcare profession, leadership in local, state, or hospital and health association activities in civic/community activities and projects and participation in College activities and interest in assisting the College in achieving its objectives.

 

Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award

Recognizes ACHE affiliates who have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE. Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, participation in local, state, hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/ community activities and projects, and participation in College activities and interest in assisting the College in achieving its objectives.

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