Membership and Networking Committee

Committee Chair
John Carter
Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Committee Vice Chair
Lance Ruland, FACHE
NTT Data Services

Laura Yanez
US Anesthesia Partners

Board Liaison
Jared Lange
Parkland Health

Board Liaison
Michael Talley, FACHE

Belal Abuharb
Texas Health Resources

April Audain, FACHE
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Rendi Black
Relations Research

Shane Brumitt

Jennifer Conrad
EYP Architecture & Engineering

Corey Cotton
Texas Hospital Association

Neha Dugal
Batson Cook Construction

Quintin Ficklin
Methodist Health System


Jerika Flowers
Baylor Scott & White Health

Kimbra Gibbs
Texas Health Physicians Group

Jenny Givens

Jillian Heil

Scott Hurst, FACHE
Patient-Physician Network

Priti Jain
Texas Health Resources

Hamza Kachwala
Parkland Health

Lauren Johnson
Texas Health Resources

Evangeline Lalangas
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Gabrielle Lopez
Advanced Business Graphics Inc.

Niyati Patel

Tammy Phillips, CHCIO, CDH-E, FHIMSS

Micki Robertson

Brandon Rule
Sound Physician Group

Angela Smith
Arbor Diagnostics

Daniel Utech
Parkland Health

Mary Wylie, FACHE
BSW Medical Center Plano

Samia Zia
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Committee Responsibilities

The Networking & Membership Committee Member provides support to the committee chair in analyzing and developing strategies for meeting new, potential, and existing member’s needs. This includes the development of member recruitment and retention activities, member recognition, orienting members, meeting annual membership goals, evaluating member satisfaction, and helping to organizing social events to assist in these areas.

Committee Member Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate annual membership drive
  • Disseminate a member survey as needed
  • Promote the chapter and ACHE to area healthcare executives
  • Promote the chapter and ACHE to area graduate programs
  • Promote Leader-to-Leader program
  • Committee representation at all chapter events
  • Promotion of chapter awards and identification of recipients
  • Work with education committee to develop programs to attract new members
  • Organize at least six (6) events annually
  • Promote networking within the chapter
  • Provide quarterly committee updates (promotions, articles, recognition, etc.) to the newsletter editor

Meeting Requirements:

  • Quarterly (4) meetings annually. Additional as needed.
  • Actively participate in meetings conducted in person or through virtual efforts
  • Attend no less than two (2) Chapter events annually as a Committee Champion to assist with registration and welcoming attendees.


  • Committee members are primarily supported by the Chair, Board Liaison 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