About the American College of Healthcare Executives : Frontiers of Health Services Management

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About the American College of Healthcare Executives

​​The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance its members and healthcare leadership excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 77 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition to Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to advancing health.

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses.

Board of Governors

Anthony A. Armada, FACHE

Delvecchio S. Finley, FACHE

Immediate Past Chair
Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE

President and CEO
Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE


Carolyn P. Caldwell, FACHE

Noel J. Cardenas, FACHE

Joanne Carrocino, FACHE

Karen F. Clements, RN, FACHE

Michael K. Givens, FACHE

Michele R. Martz, CPA, FACHE

Dodie McElmurray, FACHE

William P. Santulli, FACHE

Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE

COI. Brett H. Venable, FACHE

Nizar K. Wehbi, MD, FACHE

American College of Healthcare Executives

300 S. Riverside Plaza
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606-6698
Phone: (312) 424-2800
Fax: (312) 424-0023