Networking Committee

Committee Chair
Laura Yanez
Walmart Health & Wellness

Committee Vice Chair
Kimbra Gibbs
Texas Health Physicians Group

Committee Secretary
Jillian Heil

Board Liaison
Jared Lange
Parkland Health

April Audain, FACHE
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Rendi Black
Relations Research

Kiante Blakley

Shane Brumitt
MMT Ambulance

John Carter
Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting

Corey Cotton
Texas Hospital Association

Richard Dixon

Mandida Dzikiti
Texas Woman’s University

Jerika Flowers
Baylor Scott & White Health

Jenny Givens

Scott Hurst, FACHE
Patient Physician Network

Evangeline Lalangas
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Gabrielle Lopez
Advanced Business Graphics Inc.

Jillian Renken
Frontera Search Partners

Micki Robertson

Andrea Sartin

Michael Talley, FACHE

Matthew Vuckovich
Create Amor

Manisha Youngblood
Tenet Health

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