Committees

HCAT welcomes volunteers for active participation on its chapter committees, including the Programs Committee, the Sponsorship Committee, the Communications Committee, and the Membership Committee, HCAT appreciates your time, ideas, and valuable contributions! Please see the committee descriptions below. If you are interested in volunteering and participating on any of these committees, please contact the Chair of each committee directly via email.

Programs Committee: The Programs Committee plans and implements chapter programs and events for education and professional development. It develops networking opportunities for chapter members and the local healthcare community, and ensures compliance with ACHE guidelines for program credits.
– Programs Committee Contacts: Michele Carroll at mgcarro1@sentara.com or  Samantha Kern at sckern1@sentara.com

Sponsorship Committee: The Sponsorship Committee seeks sponsors for program events and identifies potential sponsors who are interested in collaborating in chapter activities. This committee also plans, develops, and tracks sponsorship activities.
–Sponsorship Committee Contacts: Stephen Friedrich, FACHE at sjfriedr@sentara.com or Eric Young, FACHE at emyoung4@sentara.com

Communications Committee: The Communications Committee develops communications to inform chapter members, local healthcare organizations, and the community about chapter events and activities. It publishes chapter communications, including the chapter newsletter, and regular chapter website updates.
–Communications Committee Contacts: J.D. McCoy at james.mccoy@chkd.org or Meredith Strand at mbstrand@sentara.com 

Membership/Advancement Committee: The Membership/Advancement committee actively seeks new members for ACHE and the chapter. It also provides assistance to current chapter members who seek mentorship. The Membership/Advancement Committee identifies local organizations which may wish to encourage ACHE and HCAT membership and active involvement with the chapter. The Committee identifies chapter members who wish to pursue opportunities for advancement to ACHE Fellow status as well as assisting these members with mentorship, resources, and opportunities which may support their advancement.
–Membership/Advancement Committee Contacts: Leigh Starr, FACHE at leigh.starr@va.gov or Ruth Holmes at ruth.holmes@va.gov