The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its industry journals, magazine, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs.

The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) was founded in 1972 as a non-affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and became the local chapter of ACHE for South Florida in 2008. In 2020, SFHEF changed its name to the American College of Healthcare Executives of South Florida, or ACHE of South Florida (ACHE-SFL) and serves the following counties: Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach.

In alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, values, and commitment to educate, engage and inspire its members, the principles that will be reflected this year include Innovation, Connection, Collaboration, Inclusion and Wellbeing.

The 2022 annual board installation event is scheduled for February 10, 2022. An occasion to swear in the new chapter leaders, will feature an impactful leader – Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, as the keynote speaker. He will also be honored with the chapter’s prestigious award for his indelible impact on the healthcare community.

The chapter congratulates and welcomes the 2022 ACHE of South Florida Board of Directors:

Oyinkansola “Bukky” Ogunrinde – President

Jenna Katz Melucci, FACHE- President-elect

Kenneth Wong, FACHE – Immediate past president

Ralph Rios, FACHE – Treasurer

Kristen Palanza -Treasurer-elect

Zunner Rios, FACHE – Membership Chair

Niurka Diaz – Membership Chair-elect

Paula Zalucki, FACHE – Education Chair

Carlos H Ayllon, FACHE – Education Chair-elect

David Duvivier Morpeau – Networking Chair

Ayo Akinkunmi, FACHE – Networking Chair-elect

Marla Sanfilippo, FACHE – Student Services Chair

Arianna Silcott Lo – Student Services Chair-elect

Enrique Serrano, Sponsorship Chair

Peter Christiaans, Sponsorship Chair-elect

Mari Pantoja-Smith – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB) and Community Outreach Chair

Haroula Protopapadakis-Norden, FACHE – Member-at-Large

Adrian Parker, FACHE – Member-at-Large

Madison Workman, FACHE – Member-at-Large

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