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ACHENTX New Horizons Event

Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our popular New Horizons event – being organized by our ACHENTX Student Council

The ACHENTX New Horizons event is a special two-for-one opportunity. By registering for this event, you will have the opportunity to 1) attend the virtual New Horizons event on March 12 and then after that, 2) meet one-on-one with a local Healthcare Human Resources Representative.

Event Agenda:

  • Introductions : 10 mins
  • Presentations: 90 mins
  • Building resume /Linkedin/ Social media development – Andrea Askins (30 min)
  • Career building/ Linkedin/ Social media development – Angela Vincent Michael (30 min)
  • Networking/ Linkedin/ Social media development – Lorie Thibodeaux (30 min)
  • Q&A Session : 20 mins

After registering for this event, please use the below google form link to submit your resume. Your resume will be used by a local Human Resources Representative who will be conducting a one-on-one Zoom call with you, to be scheduled after this event. Note: This separate discussion with the HR Rep will not be a job interview, but instead will be an opportunity for you to receive feedback on your resume and practice your interviewing skills – all with someone who reviews resumes and interviews candidates in the local healthcare community on a day-to-day basis.

Submit Resume Here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/192IdqkL7RKbpJ77R12zwYnB7G8QWk4Fj6oZFDlT9_h0YmYeyHU-ubZL4yA_Kib1j9vpjZaiY?usp=sharing

More details will be provided during the event about the above referenced post-event HR discussions, how those will be scheduled, what they will entail, etc.

New Horizons Event Presenters’ Bios:


Andrea Askins is a Lead Talent Acquisition Partner with over 20 years of experience in Talent Management.  Andrea works alongside all levels of leadership to place qualified candidates.    Ms. Askins believes that personal branding can set you apart from other candidates and enjoys teaching individuals how to fine-tune their job search.  She has served as a career and resume coach as a consultant and for non-profit organizations.

Andrea has her a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Communication Studies and Business from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.  She will graduate in May from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development.  Andrea plans on attending Baylor University in the Fall of 2022 to focus on her doctorate in organizational leadership.  Ms. Askins serves as the chair for the UTSW Hispanic–Latino Business Resource Group.    In her spare time, Andrea enjoys working in her yard with her husband of seventeen years and fostering mini schnauzers and old English sheepdogs.


Angela Vincent Michael is a healthcare leader, coach and collaborator who is passionate about improving patient experience and key outcomes by engaging clinical and operational leaders on innovative process improvements. Her passion for healthcare improvement is cemented firmly in her experience as the advocate and care navigator for her mom (oncology) and daughter (prematurity). As a young millennial female healthcare leader, whose ethnicity and origin have ties to India, Nigeria, Canada, and America, Angela also believes in quietly and peacefully influencing an inclusive and equitable culture for all.

For over a decade, Angela has engaged healthcare cross-functional teams with a strong focus on clinical quality improvement, performance excellence, project management and clinical analytics. In her current role as System Director, Performance Improvement at Methodist Health System, she collaborates with leaders at all levels of the organization to innovate and advance clinical and operational performance. Angela holds a Master’s degree in Health Finance and Management from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is an active member with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) North Texas chapter.

Angela’s world revolves around her family, her husband, their 10 year old daughter, 7 year old son and two dogs, Spot and Snow! Her all-time favorite quote is by Dr. Nelson Mandela, “I never fail. I am either winning or learning”.


Lorie Thibodeaux, MHA, ITILv3, HACP, CPHQ is a Quality Improvement Leader who has demonstrated extensive experience in healthcare quality, research, process improvement, and program development. She joined Parkland during the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) and led enterprise-wide projects, executive project meetings with board of managers, leadership, department heads, providers, and other clinicians to discuss strategic goals. Additionally, she worked on process improvements and successfully closed the CIA. Building a safety culture and teamwork centered community in a high-risk environment is no easy task. During this time, Lorie was instrumental on critical projects to the success and sustainability required through the journey towards building trust by eliminating fear, examining close calls and errors, and unsafe conditions. As a Senior Manager, Performance Improvement, Lorie demonstrates strong motivation and leadership to help drive our organization into being a safer place. She also has developed an Employee Resource Group for Women at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

Lorie holds an MHA from University of Missouri-Columbia, a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College, and holds certifications in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3), Health Accreditation Certification Program (HACP) and Certified in Professional Health Quality (CPHQ). She is also an alum of the Institute for Diversity Summer Enrichment Program (SEP).

Lorie has a strong passion for not only improving patient safety and quality of care, but also strongly supports initiatives around health equity. In Lorie’s free time, she enjoys making an impact in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. She is the Immediate Past- President (founding DFW Chapter President) for the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE DFW). Lorie also sits on the Executive Board for the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives.  She serves on the ACHE Diversity Committee and is the Founding Member of the Women Healthcare Executive Network (WHEN ACHENTX). She also is actively involved of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). She also serves on the Board of the Jewish Family Service.  In addition, Lorie actively works with several charity organizations and enjoys mentoring others in her free time. Lorie is a native of New Orleans and is the first generation born in the United States on her mother’s side. Her mother emigrated from Panama City, Panamá.

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm