Education Committee

Committee Chair
Ekta Pathare, FACHE, MBA, OTR, CHT
CGAIT GLOBAL, LLC

Committee Vice Chair
Jacqueline Wagner
Texas Health Resources

Committee Secretary
Kyllan Cody, FACHE
Cody Healthcare Consulting Inc.

Board Liaison
Jennifer “J” Alexander
UT Southwestern

Board Liaison
Nancy Vish
Baylor Heart & Vascular Hospital

Matthew Agnew
Barnes & Thornburg 

Saria Almaktabi
Surgical Care Affiliates

Fatima Altakrouri 

Natalie Austin
GE Healthcare

Daffodil Baez, MPH, MBA
Clinical Practice Manager
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Tammy Bauer
HCA North Texas

Tiffany Capeles
CHRISTUS Health

DeAnn Copeland
Parallon

Sanali Dabarera
North Texas Speciality Physicans

Jamie Davis
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Gary DiPersi, FACHE
CHRISTUS Health

John DuBard
Boulder Associates Architects

Katie Fiedler
Texas Health Resources

Tina Hicks, FACHE
Texas Health Resources Fort Worth

Bonnie Hurst
University of Texas-Dallas

Heather Jones, FACHE
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Marilyn Jones
Texas Health Resources

Nick Kagal, FACHE
Premier Inc

Taryn Lee
SEI Dallas

Charlene Kesee, FACHE
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Teresa King, FACHE
Edward Jones

Sahar Kuzbari
Baylor Scott & White

Angela Michael
Methodist Health System

Edgar Morgan
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Maria Murray, MHA, BSN, RN, LFACHE
Texas Medical Consulting, LLP

Katie O’Neal
GE Healthcare

Ismael Ortega
CHRISTUS Health

Preston Pelfrey

Trinette Pierre, DHA, BSN, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Leticia “Letty” Ramirez, FACHE
Strategy Resource Group

Paridhi Sheth

Andrew Smith
Baylor Scott & White Health Texas Provider Network

Andre Storey, FACHE
Baylor University Medical Center

Toya White, FACHE
Texas Health Dallas

Peter William

Committee Responsibilities

The Education Committee Member provides assistance to the Education Committee Chair in planning, developing and implementing programs for the educational and professional development of its Chapter members. Committee members assist with program management by actively participating in the planning and execution of chapter education events.

Committee Member Responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual calendar of education programs with no less than 12 face to face credit hours offered annually.
  • Collaborate with other professional organizations to establish mutually beneficial opportunities.
  • Continually explore opportunities to enhance Chapter education programs.
  • Give adequate time and energy to the duties of being a committee member.
  • Research sites for events and follow through on all of the obligations of the contract made with the site at which the program will be held
  • Select, invite, and follow up with faculty to ensure participation in programs.
  • Coordinate education needs portion of chapter survey.
  • Revise promotional pieces to publicize events.
  • Provide quarterly committee updates (promotions, articles, recognition, etc.) to the newsletter editor

Meeting Requirements:

  • Attend quarterly meetings called by the Chair.
  • Actively participate in meetings conducted in person or through virtual efforts
  • Assist in the planning and execution of no less than one (1) program annually

Support:

  • Committee members are primarily supported by the Chair and fellow committee members.
  • Additional guidance and resources can be found on the Chapter’s Shared Drive.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • ACHE member in good standing
  • Organizational, time management and administrative skills
  • Willingness to be engaged in the Committee’s projects and deliverables