Meet Dr. Lesley Clack

Dr. Lesley Clack, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Health Sciences at FGCU, ACHE WFC Board Member

Dr. Lesley Clack is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Health Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University and is an ACHE WFC Board Member. Throughout her academic career, she has focused on the development and direction of health administration programs and teaching and mentoring students to obtain management and leadership positions in healthcare systems – a core pillar of ACHE.

One of the ways Dr. Clack has been able to engage with students in healthcare management and leadership is through studying abroad! Dr. Clack recently launched the Comparative Healthcare Systems in Europe study abroad program at FGCU, where she and 17 students saw first-hand what other healthcare systems were like in Switzerland and Italy.

Through valuable experiences like these, Dr. Clack can offer mentorship, guidance, and insight into the complex world of healthcare beyond our backyard. Mentorship and learning opportunities like these are crucial elements to cultivating the next generation of healthcare leaders, which Dr. Clack embraces with both FGCU and ACHE Western Florida Chapter. To get in touch with Dr. Clack, email lclack@fgcu.edu.

July 2022 ACHE WFC DEI Event – Rose Bar Tampa

Thank you to everyone that made the recent July 2022 DEI Event with ACHE Western Florida Chapter a success! A special thank you to Veronique Perry, Director of DEI for ACHE WFC, for organizing this in-person networking opportunity. Enjoy the video below created to capture this wonderful event!

ACHE National News

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2023 Slate
ACHE’s 2022–2023 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2023. ACHE Fellows are eligible for the Chair-Elect and Governor vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their districts. Those interested in pursuing applications should review the candidate guidelines for the competencies and qualifications required for these important roles. Open positions on the slate include:

  • Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2025)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2025)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2025)
  • Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2026)
  • Chair-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:

  • District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
  • District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  • District 6: Air Force, Army, Navy, Veterans Affairs

Candidates for Chair-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve that includes a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support. For details, please review the Candidate Guidelines, including guidance from the Board of Governors to the Nominating Committee regarding the personal competencies of Chair-Elect and Governor candidates and the composition of the Board of Governors.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Michael J. Fosina, FACHE, chair, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698.

Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee may meet to determine which candidates for Chair-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision via email by Sept. 30, and candidates for Chair-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person Oct. 27.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

Save $225 on the Exam Fee

The FACHE® credential is the standard for board certification in healthcare management. Obtaining this prestigious credential signifies hard work, dedication and commitment. To thank you for your efforts, when you submit your completed application by June 30, 2021, along with the $250 application fee and all supporting documents, we’ll waive the $225 Board of Governors Exam fee for approved applications.

Learn more about the requirements to sit for the Exam and the resources available to help you prepare.

Connect With Fellow Members

We are pleased to offer members three new, free online communities for physician executives, Asian healthcare leaders and LGBTQ healthcare leaders. The communities’ platform makes it easier than ever for peers to connect in real time, tackle issues together and ask important career-related questions. Members can participate in discussion threads, share resources and best practices, and crowdsource innovative ideas and solutions.

To join, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to my.ache.org.
  2. Under “Helpful Links” on the right-hand side, click the last option, “My Communities.”
  3. Click the “Add” button to choose the online communities you wish to join. An MD or DO degree is required to join the Physician Executive Community.
  4. Watch your inbox for your welcome email and instructions to access your new community! The email will arrive within 24 hours.

We hope you will join these communities. If you have any questions, please email communitymanager@ache.org.


Executive Diversity Career Navigator

The Executive Diversity Career Navigator is an online resource designed for healthcare leaders from underrepresented groups to successfully navigate their career path to senior-level positions. By enhancing diversity in leadership, the EDCN will help cultivate a diverse healthcare workforce that is best equipped to address disparities in care and access—effectively improving health for all.

EDCN offers its users access to information, tools and inspiration for navigating their career paths to senior level positions. It is a place for healthcare leaders from diverse backgrounds and at all career levels to learn from others who have successfully navigated their route to C-suite healthcare management. Learn more about EDCN.


Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research

ACHE is inviting authors to submit proposals to present their research at the 15th annual Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research. This session will take place during ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 27–30, 2023. The lead presenter of each selected proposal will receive a complimentary registration to Congress. Learn more about the selection criteria and submission instructions. Submit your up-to-400-word abstract by July 11, 2022.

ACHE WFC Wants To Hear From YOU!

ACHE’s Western Florida Chapter wants to get your input! Let us know what you want in this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8QZW9B

Thank You!

Mentoring – It Is a “Just Do It” Thing

Like most of you, I make time to mentor.  It is often hard to squeeze in.  The calendar is ugly, the projects many.  However, each and every time, whether it is a long-term relationship or a one-off request for a career huddle, I am always enriched by the time I spend with each person.  Is it easy to make time, no, but the reward is great.  Watching junior colleagues form and storm and demonstrating their value is exhilarating.   Here are a couple of thoughts for you to ponder as you step into or beef up your mentorship outreach:

  • Expand your reach – Mentoring a junior healthcare administrator or university student is almost an expectation, but also remember that you can influence middle/high school students as well. 
  • Tap into other industries – Mentoring a young professional from another industry will expand your knowledge!  You get a bit of insight into their world and have lovely synergistic moments. 
  • Reward yourself – While we don’t mentor for the rewards, we all know you can earn credits with ACHE towards volunteerism.  That’s the tangible, so don’t be ashamed to get the credit but know that the pride of supporting someone is also important. 

Recently, I had the pleasure to travel to Reno Nevada to watch one of my mentees check-off one of her goals, performing on the TedX stage and, of course, she nailed it!  She doesn’t work in healthcare, our paths crossed through other work and I look forward to our calls.  We enjoy time together talking about the differences in our work, suggestions to manage the difficult moments, family/work intersection and the goals that we have for ourselves.  Yes, I said the goals WE have for ourselves.  I didn’t include this one on the above list but you should always feel comfortable about sharing YOUR goals, get their perspective.  A CEO/SVP etc. can learn from junior colleagues and students just as much. 

Humility, giving and gratitude will always be cornerstone pillars of our success.  Mentorship plays nicely with all.  Be well. 

Regards,

Ann-Marie A. Knight, MHA, FACHE

Vice President, Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer

Regent, American College of Healthcare Executives, North and Western Florida

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