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All events currently available qualify for 1.5 Face to Face Credits

Thursday, Oct 17 – Simulations in Healthcare @ Gannon University (Erie, PA) 7:15-9am

Medical Simulation Centers are fundamentally altering the education of healthcare professionals, while holding great promise to improve patient care and safety, clinical outcomes, operational efficiencies and mitigate risk – without touching a single patient. Through a lively, interactive panel discussion, participants will view designs of advanced state-of-the-art simulation centers and experience the benefits of simulation-based education. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their institution’s challenges and obtain panel feedback.

Moderator: George Couch – Chair of Healthcare Management programs and a faculty member – Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business.


Ikechukwu Ohu – Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering – Gannon University

Davide Piovesan – Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program – Gannon University

Rick Stachel, DSc – Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration and Business – Gannon University


Innovations in Inclusion: Identifying and Overcoming Implicit Bias


Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 10am-4pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Where: Healthcare Council of Western PA
Credits: 1.5 Face to Face & Qualified Education
Cost: ACHE Member – $30, Non-member – $40, Student – $20
Lunch will be provided

9:30-10am  Registration

10-11:30am  Keynote Address by Dr. James Taylor

11:30am-12noon  Lunch Served

12noon – 1:30pm – Panel Education Session – Understanding Implicit Bias and its Impact on Healthcare Leadership

1:30-3:30pm  Knowledge Cafes (Breakout Sessions) – Overcoming Bias in Medical Professional Settings

3:30-4pm  Closing Remarks and Networking

Additional Speakers:

  • Ann E. Thompson, MD, MCCM – Vice Dean, Professor, Critical Care Medicine –University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Cassandra A. Cooper- Manager, Diversity Learning – UPMC
  • Yasmin S. Purohit – Professor, Human Resource Management –Robert Morris
  • Tyler Titus – Vice Chair, PA Commission of LGBTQ Affairs
  • Dr. Priya Gopalan – Medical Director for Women’s Psychiatry Services and Consult and Liaison Services, UPMC Western Psychiatric
  • Nikia Tucker, CRNP & Dr. Shelia Ramgopal – Allegheny Reporductive Health Center
  • Dr. Ken Ho – Chair of the PreP Committee, AIDS Free Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Keith Stowell – Medical Director for Resolve, Psych Emergency Department and PsychCare+, UPMC Western Psychiatric
  • Mary Jayne McCollough – Founder and Executive Director, Global Wordsmiths


Thursday, December 5th – Annual Event and Chapter Celebration at Phipps Conservatory featuring Heather Rohan, FACHE, Chairman of ACHE as the keynote speaker.

Welcome to the 2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee Caitlin Gaudi – President Alexandra Lackos – Vice President Treasurer – Kelly Blake Secretary – Samantha Yeung (Marketing and Membership Chair) Immediate Past President – Natalie Bulger, FACHE (Advancement Chair, Nominating Chair)   Directors at Large Carrie Ennis, FACHE – Sponsorship Chair Kim Fierst – Programming Chair Dr. Denise Johnson, FACHE – Diversity Chair Evan Finklestein – Early Careerist Chair Michael Bush, FACHE AJ Harper Kevin Broom Dorene Sommers Michael Post, FACHE Stephanie Dorwart Kelsey Hooker – Student RepresentativeJean Tauber – Regent

Event Recaps

2018 Annual Event

2018 PAHS

Annual Summer Networking

Next Generation in Leadership Seminar

Thank you to our 2019 Annual Sponsors