Regent’s Message – Spring 2022

Jun 14, 2022 | Regent's Letter

 Regent’s Message – Spring 2022


It is my privilege to write to you as your new Regent; I took office at ACHE Congress in Chicago in March. I am excited to build off the excellent work that my predecessor, Baljeet Sangha, accomplished over the last three years as Regent. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Baljeet for his service on behalf of all ACHE members in Northern and Central California.


It was wonderful to have Congress in-person again in Chicago after 2 years away and to see many of our California members. I am looking forward to more in-person events (as conditions allow) and connecting with our ACHE members throughout Northern and Central California, whether in-person or virtually.


I have benefitted greatly in my career from participation in and volunteer service with ACHE and our local ACHE chapter, California Association of Healthcare Leaders. CAHL has an active and diverse schedule of education and networking events as well as mentorship programs. I encourage you to get involved by attending local chapter events and volunteering with CAHL to help plan and deliver professional development activities that benefit all CAHL members.


Regent’s Award

I am excited to kick-off the nomination process for the 2022-2023 Regent’s Awards for Northern and Central California. Each year, Regent’s Awards are an opportunity to recognize outstanding healthcare leaders who make significant contributions to advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals, including the leader’s commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and how the leader lives out the ACHE Code of Ethics.


The Regent’s Advisory Council selects awardees for both Early Career Healthcare Executives and Senior Level Healthcare Executives to receive the ACHE Regent’s Award. Individuals who reside within Northern and Central California can be nominated by colleagues or self-nominate.


The nomination deadline is June 30, 2022, at 11:59PM. All nominations should be submitted directly to me at A nomination will be considered complete if it includes two documents: (1) a current resume or CV and (2) a completed nomination form addressing how the nominee meets and exceeds the criteria for the award as outlined. Additional pages may be included as necessary to the nomination form.


Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign Runs Through June 30

If you are thinking about taking the important step to advance to Fellow status, this is a great time as the Board of Governors Exam fee waiver offer (a savings of $225) is available. To receive the waiver, qualified Members must submit their completed Fellow application, $250 application fee and all required documents by June 30. Visit to learn more.


Many candidates who are considering advancement are concerned about the Fellow references; I can help connect you to Fellows who will be happy to support you in the process. If you are considering advancement and need assistance, please reach out to me.


Career Resource Center Workshops
Despite the many demands that compete for time on our schedules, it is vital that we continue to develop our skills so we can effectively lead through crisis and change. To support professional growth and help propel your leadership career path forward, the ACHE Career Resource Center has designed virtual career advancement workshops to enhance self-awareness and promote self-growth.

•    Aug. 11: “Managing Conflict Effectively Workshop,” will help attendees develop a plan on how to successfully navigate conflict in a variety of situations.

•    Sept. 22: “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness Workshop,” will measure attendees’ emotional intelligence quotient and its impact on successfully leading themselves, others and the organization.

•    Oct. 14: “Leadership Workshop: Personality, Relationships and Behaviors,” will identify participants’ leadership style through the lens of personality preferences, behavioral patterns and team dynamics.

•    “Benchmarks Plus Emotional Intelligence Workshop” is available as a customized offering designed to support executive leadership teams. The workshop offers both the 360-Degree Benchmarks® Assessment and the Emotional Intelligence Assessment to provide in-depth discussion focused on key strengths and areas for development. An optional coaching component is available as well.



Philip Chuang

Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Northern California

Kaiser Permanente