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!


Sabrina Rice, MHA, MPH

ACHE Western Florida Chapter President


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Member Spotlight

Linh Truong, MHA

Linh is a driven professional who obtained a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of South Florida in 2021. Since then, she’s embarked on an exciting journey in the health technology realm, driven by her passion for modernizing and enhancing the healthcare experience. Linh’s latest venture finds her at the forefront of innovation as an Associate Account Manager at SmithRx. In this role, she harnesses her extensive knowledge to champion a mission focused on revolutionizing patient care through cutting-edge, transparent, and responsive healthcare technology solutions.

During Linh’s academic journey at USF, she spent a year as a Programs Intern for ACHE WFC. In this capacity, Linh played a vital role in leading the chapter through a transformative shift from traditional face-to-face operations to a dynamic virtual format. Linh’s tech-savvy approach enhanced member experiences and significantly increased engagement within the healthcare community.

Currently, Linh serves as the Chairperson for the Emerging Leaders Committee at ACHE WFC. In this influential role, Linh collaborates closely with fellow committee members and industry leaders to conceptualize, plan, and execute professional development opportunities tailored to emerging healthcare executives. A recent highlight was the highly successful Top Golf networking event, which provided a platform for meaningful connections, knowledge exchange, and professional growth.

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