The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its industry journals, magazine, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs.

The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) was founded in 1972 as a non-affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and became the local chapter of ACHE for South Florida in 2008. In 2020, SFHEF changed its name to the American College of Healthcare Executives of South Florida, or ACHE of South Florida (ACHE-SFL) and serves the following counties: Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach.

In alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, values, and commitment to educate, engage and inspire its members, the principles that will be reflected this year include Innovation, Connection, Collaboration, Inclusion and Wellbeing.

The 2022 annual board installation event is scheduled for February 10, 2022. An occasion to swear in the new chapter leaders, will feature an impactful leader – Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, as the keynote speaker. He will also be honored with the chapter’s prestigious award for his indelible impact on the healthcare community.

The chapter congratulates and welcomes the 2022 ACHE of South Florida Board of Directors:

Oyinkansola “Bukky” Ogunrinde – President
Jenna Katz Melucci, FACHE- President-elect
Kenneth Wong, FACHE – Immediate past president
Ralph Rios, FACHE – Treasurer
Kristen Palanza -Treasurer-elect
Enrique Serrano, Sponsorship Chair
Peter Christiaans, Sponsorship Chair-elect
Zunner Rios, FACHE – Membership Chair
Niurka Diaz – Membership Chair-elect
Paula Zalucki, FACHE – Education Chair
Carlos H Ayllon, FACHE – Education Chair-elect
David Duvivier Morpeau – Networking Chair
Ayo Akinkunmi, FACHE – Networking Chair-elect
Marla Sanfilippo, FACHE – Student Services Chair
Arianna Silcott Lo – Student Services Chair-elect
Mari Pantoja-Smith – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB) and Community Outreach Chair
Haroula Protopapadakis-Norden, FACHE – Member-at-Large
Adrian Parker, FACHE – Member-at-Large
Madison Workman, FACHE – Member-at-Large