I’m Dave Hickman, and I am pleased to serve and start a three-year term as Regent for Iowa. Just a bit about me…I’ve served in several leadership positions since the 80s in Iowa. Currently, I serve as Vice President for Mercy Health Network in West Des Moines. I joined ACHE as a student, have been a member since 1988 and a Fellow since 1999. Being a member of my professional organization and being board certified in healthcare management has always been important to me.

Congratulations to the following members who have been admitted to Fellow Status!

  • Elly J. Steffen, FACHE, CEO, UnityPoint Health/St Lukes Continuing Care
  • Adnan A. Fazal, FACHE, Director of Strategic Innovations, UnityPoint Health

Also, congratulations to those members who have recently re-certified as Fellows:

  • Kevin Kincaid, FACHE, CEO, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
  • R. J. Faustlin, FACHE, CEO, Dubuque Internal Medicine
  • Brian D. Martin, FACHE, CEO, Loring Hospital
  • Christopher R. Stipe, CEO, Clarinda Regional Health Center

And, welcome to these new members!

  • Melanie A. Boyd, Chief Patient Experience Officer, Clarke County Hospital
  • Tabitha Gonnerman, Care Liaison, ABCM Corporation
  • Sarah A. Marlier, Des Moines University, Iowa
  • Ashley Vanorny, Support Service Specialist, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics