Education Committee

Committee Chair
Saria Almaktabi
Surgical Care Affiliates

Committee Vice Chair
Angela Michael
Methodist Health System

Committee Chair
Katie O’Neal


Board Liaison
Toya White, FACHE
Texas Health Resources

Fatima Altakrouri

Saman Aziz
Prime Health Care

Tammy Bauer
HCA North Texas

Kyllan Cody, FACHE
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of City View

Richard Greenhill, Greenhill, DHA, CPHQ, FACHE
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center​

Prathima Guntipalli
Texas Woman’s University

Nick Kagal, FACHE
SpinSci Technologies

Charlene Kesee, FACHE
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Lee Matthew
USPI Surgery Center of Greater Dallas

Maria Murray, FACHE
Texas Medical Consulting

Christi Nguyen, FACHE
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Pratyusha Pedaprolu
Smith Seckman Reid Inc.

Apoorva Paralikar
Methodist Health System

Ekta Pathare, FACHE, MBA, OTR, CHT

Leticia “Letty” Ramirez, FACHE
Strategy Resource Group

Mark Schnitzer, FACHE
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance

Andrew Smith
Baylor Scott & White Health Medical Group

Quyet V. Tran, RPh, MBA, FACHE
Prime Healthcare

Huy Vo

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