I've returned to the HCE Board as the Santa Barbara/Ventura Area Representative and we had a great retreat and strategic planning session in Palm Springs last weekend. My primary responsibility is to coordinate educational and networking program opportunities for local healthcare management leaders, and those of the future.
There is already a program on Project Management scheduled in Long Beach on February 18. I'm still working on coming up with a great topic, speaker and location (in either Santa Barbara or Ventura County). If you have any ideas or can help me, please get in touch. I'm working on at least two programs this year and ideally want to have something scheduled for March or April and another in the Fall.
One of my other roles is as the local liaison with the membership. If you are working in healthcare consider becoming a member of this local Chapter of ACHE, or the one in your area.