Education Committee

Committee Chair
Kyllan Cody, FACHE
Cody Healthcare Consulting Inc.

Committee Vice Chair
Saria Almaktabi
Surgical Care Affiliates

Committee Secretary
Angela Michael
Methodist Health System

Board Liaison
Toya White, FACHE
Texas Health Resources

Matthew Agnew
Barnes & Thornburg 

Fatima Altakrouri

Tammy Bauer
HCA North Texas

Gary DiPersi, FACHE

Christine Dumais

Marcus Hickman
Methodist Health System

Bonnie Hurst
Methodist Health System

Nick Kagal, FACHE

Charlene Kesee, FACHE
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Taryn Lee
SEI Dallas

Scott Manis, FACHE
United Allergy Services

Herron Mitchell, FACHE
Parkland Hospital

Christi Nguyen
JPS Health Network

Nico Nguyen

Katie O’Neal
GE Healthcare

Ismael Ortega

Ekta Pathare, FACHE, MBA, OTR, CHT

Leticia “Letty” Ramirez, FACHE
Strategy Resource Group

Mark Schnitzer, FACHE
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance

Taylor Anne Shafer
Baylor University Medical Center

Frank Sheeder
Alston & Bird

Andrew Smith
Baylor Scott & White Health Texas Provider Network

Sandra Sneed, FACHE
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

Jacqueline Wagner
Texas Health Resources

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


  • 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