About California Association of Healthcare Leaders

“It is important to have a strong professional network to consistently rely on to provide mentoring, guidance, coaching and support. I believe ACHE has the infrastructure to assist with all of these elements.”

–Blake Allison, FACHE


The California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) is an independent chapter for the Northern and Central California Region, chartered by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The chapter represents a merger of three previous chapters; Bay Area Healthcare Executives (BAHE), Healthcare Executives of Greater Sacramento Valley, and Sierra Pacific Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

CAHL serves healthcare executives throughout Northern and Central California. The chapter’s geography covers 50 of California’s 58 counties and extends as far south as Kern County and San Luis Obispo and North to the Oregon border.

Our Vision

To be the premier professional society for healthcare leaders in Northern and Central California advancing excellence in healthcare leadership and improving the lives of the communities we serve.

Our Mission

Advancing our members by providing world class lifelong professional growth through local educational programming, networking and mentoring.

Our Values

  • Promote high ethical standards and conduct
  • Foster diversity and inclusion
  • Generate pride and enthusiasm
  • Serve the community
  • Advance the mission of the ACHE