ACHE of Iowa Home Page

ACHE of Iowa President Update

Members of the American College of Healthcare Executives of Iowa:

My name is Kevin Kincaid, FACHE, and I am honored to serve as the 2015 president of the American College of Healthcare Executives of Iowa (ACHE of Iowa). I am completely an Iowa boy that has spent his entire adult life in Iowa healthcare. The only exception was 6 years spent on nuclear submarines as a Sonar Tech then Hospital Corpsman in Scotland and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After leaving the military I enrolled at the University of Iowa in the Radiology program. I worked evenings at the U of I and Mercy Hospital Iowa City while going to school during the day. I then found myself at Grinnell Regional Medical Center for over a decade then Dallas County Hospital and currently at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics serving as their CEO. I have an MHA degree from Des Moines University.

The Iowa Chapter of the ACHE has provided me great opportunities to learn and network as my career took a variety of twists and turns. I encourage you to look for ways to get involved, stay involved, network, learn and most importantly mentor the new leaders for the next generation.

Our first priority is you, the member. Our primary function is to continue to provide high quality educational opportunities and networking events. We also look to make many more value added components to your membership like FACHE assistance, committee & Board opportunities, and fun events to mingle with your colleagues. As we move forward through 2015 you can always keep track of our happenings on the Iowa Chapter website: Please go ahead and add to your favorites!!! Know that there are many people at the ACHE working to ensure you have access to the best information to address the immense challenges we all face. More locally, these Chapter Officers and Board members are working hard to ensure we have an organized and effective Chapter.

Tim Ahlers, Jim Atty, Hodge Carter, Beth Jaggers, Dave Hickman, David Stark (Regent), Mikki Stier, Michelle Niermann, Penni Upah, Tom Vaughn, Kevin Kincaid, Tom Mulrooney

Never hesitate to contact anyone one us if we can ever be of assistance.



Please Welcome Our 2014-2015 IAHL Board



(From Left to Right - Top) Jennifer Connelly, Hodge Carter, Tim Ahlers  Eric Briesemeister, Tom Vaughn, PhD, Mikki Stier, Michelle Niermann, Beth Jaggers, James Atty (From Left to Right - Bottom) Tom Mulrooney, Kevin Kincaid,  Ann York, PhD, David Hickmann

Beth Jaggers Receives ACHE Regent Award

Elizabeth A. “Beth” Jaggers from the University of Iowa was the recipient of the Regent Award for Excellence and Service at the IAHL annual meeting. Beth has been instrumental in our chapter board for promoting communication, establishing new committees and lending her time and energy to make us better. She is well deserving of the award and we look forward to her continued involvement and contribution.

Meet Our New Regent for Iowa, David A. Stark, FACHE

David A. Stark, FACHE

David is president/COO, executive vice president, at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. He previously served ACHE as a member the Regents Advisory Council. He begins his three-year term on March 9, 2013 during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. David can be reached at (515) 241-6602 or

Please extend your thanks to outgoing Regent for Iowa, Mikki K. Stier, FACHE, for all her hard work. She can be reached at (515) 282-2449 or





Receive Face-to-Face ACHE Credits at these Iowa Events!

View all 2015 events


© American College of Healthcare Executives