McKenna Zoucha, MBA, is Co-Chair of the CA Valley Local Programming Council. In her role, she oversees programming for educational and networking events in her local area.
Please tell us a bit about what you’ve been doing as a volunteer and why you chose to take that particular role.
I have been involved with CAHL since completing my undergraduate education at California State University, Chico. I became a non-student CAHL member and joined the Local Programming Council shortly after graduation. I enjoy being able to help plan the various types of events that led me to great opportunities.
Could you share a “CAHL Moment” with us?
As part of the CSU-Chico Health Administration program, the students must complete an internship in their last semester. While attending Chico, I was in the Health Professional Clubs, and they promoted a networking event being put on by CAHL in Sacramento. I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to look for a potential internship site. I attended the networking event with classmates and met Erick Berry from Kaiser Permanente. After a long conversation about why I felt I would be his best intern, I was offered an internship with him at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center. I have been working there ever since.
Could you fill in the blank? “I’m open to being a resource to CAHL members if they need ________.”
I’m open to being a resource to CAHL members if they are new graduates and trying to see how to get involved in CAHL.
What motto or quote resonates with you as a leader?
A leadership quote resonates with me: “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” Just because I may not be a manager or director does not mean I am not a leader. I am still early on in my career but that doesn’t mean I can’t be a leader in my organization.