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Press Release for Newly Elected Regent

For Immediate Release

Joann L. Spaleta, FACHE, Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents

CHICAGO, March 21, 2020 – Joann L. Spaleta, FACHE, Assistant Vice President Charlotte AHEC, Atrium Health has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

Spaleta will take office at the Council of Regents meeting March 21, 2020, during ACHE’s 63rd Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As a Regent, Spaleta will represent ACHE’s membership in North Carolina.

Spaleta is a Board Member at Large for the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executive (ACHE local chapter) where she previously served as an officer for 6 years including president (2 years), member of the UNC Charlotte MHA Advisory Board, ACHE Higher Education Network Committee (Chair 2019), ACHE Volunteer Giving Committee, chair for NC AHEC Operations team and has served on community boards.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Spaleta is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) and is a certified Medical Technologist with the American Society for Clinical Pathology - MT(ASCP).

Spaleta received her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and master’s in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC and her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 77 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses.