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Our first membership spotlight of the semester is Janice! Welcome to ACHCA, Jancie!
02/18/2021

Our first membership spotlight of the semester is Janice! Welcome to ACHCA, Jancie!

For our February meeting, we had the privilege to hear from Penn State grad, Liz Good. Liz works for Juniper Village as ...
02/03/2021
February 1st: Liz Good, Juniper Village

For our February meeting, we had the privilege to hear from Penn State grad, Liz Good. Liz works for Juniper Village as an Execuative Assistant. We were able to hear her journey working for Juniper, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for talking to us, Liz!

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For our February meeting, we were given the privilege to hear from a recent Penn State graduate, Liz Good. Liz is a 2019 Health Policy and Administration graduate of Penn State University. She is currently the Executive Assistant at Juniper in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Liz interned at Foxdale Vill...

Introducing the exec board for Spring 2021!
01/26/2021

Introducing the exec board for Spring 2021!

Hello, everyone! Happy new year and welcome to the year 2021! During this month's meeting, we had Nate Ashton join in to...
01/26/2021
January 25th: Nate Ashton, Foxdale Village

Hello, everyone! Happy new year and welcome to the year 2021! During this month's meeting, we had Nate Ashton join in to speak with us on his academic and professional journey. He is a 2016 Penn State HPA graduate and former ACHCA club president. To read more on our meeting with Nate, click the link below.
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For this month’s meeting, we heard from a Penn State Health Policy and Administration graduate, Nate Ashton. Nate graduated from Penn State in 2016 and was the former ACHCA club President. He went on to say how happy he was to see how much the club grew since he was a member. Nate currently holds ...

Hi everyone! This is our blog post from our zoom meeting on 9/8/2020! Our guest speaker this month was Frank King, an HP...
09/14/2020
ACHCA September Meeting 9/8/20

Hi everyone! This is our blog post from our zoom meeting on 9/8/2020! Our guest speaker this month was Frank King, an HPA instructor at Penn State. He spoke about his industry experience, as well as becoming a nursing home administrator. Thank you to everyone who joined our zoom meeting!

https://pennstateachca.wixsite.com/psuachca/single-post/2020/09/13/ACHCA-September-Meeting-2020

This month’s meeting included Frank King, an HPA instructor at Penn State, as one of our guest speakers. Mr. King spoke about his teaching experience, as well

Here is our blog post from tonight's zoom meeting. Our focus was mostly about coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We h...
04/06/2020
COVID-19 with Daniel Fessler

Here is our blog post from tonight's zoom meeting. Our focus was mostly about coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We heard from Dan Fessler, Regional Director at HCR ManorCare, he shared his thoughts and what his organization has been dealing with during this pandemic! Check out the link below to read more details.

Tonight was our last meeting so thank you to everyone attended, stay safe and stay healthy!! Good luck to graduating seniors and see you in the fall!

During our zoom meeting tonight, we had Daniel Fessler, Regional Director at HCR ManorCare, as our guest speaker. He decided to focus his speech on the global

Here is our last membership spotlight of the school year, Danielle Bradley! She is also our fundraising chair, check out...
04/06/2020

Here is our last membership spotlight of the school year, Danielle Bradley! She is also our fundraising chair, check out the picture below to learn more about her.

03/02/2020

Here are some main points from tonight's meeting:
- Engaging Future Leaders Event (March 26th)
- Volunteer at Foxdale Village (March 21st, 28th (Easter Egg Hunt) & April 4th, 18th)
- Certified Dementia Practitioner Training is full for Saturday April 18th!

Here is our membership spotlight for this month, Maira Nawaz!
03/02/2020

Here is our membership spotlight for this month, Maira Nawaz!

03/02/2020

Hi everyone! Don't forget about our meeting tonight at 6pm in 10 Henderson. Out guest speaker is from Foxdale Village, hope to see you there!

Tonight we had the opportunity to hear from Liz Plozner-Chalfa from Juniper Village. Take a look at the following articl...
02/03/2020
Liz Plozner-Chalfa, Juniper Village

Tonight we had the opportunity to hear from Liz Plozner-Chalfa from Juniper Village. Take a look at the following article to hear what she talked to us about!

Tonight we had the opportunity to hear from Liz Plozner-Chalfa, Executive Director at Juniper Village at Senior Living. She started by talking about her passio

Our membership spotlight of the month is junior ACHCA member, Brianna Kipp! Click on the picture to learn more about Bri...
02/03/2020

Our membership spotlight of the month is junior ACHCA member, Brianna Kipp! Click on the picture to learn more about Brianna.

02/03/2020

Hi Everyone! Don't forget we have our meeting tonight in 10 Henderson at 6pm. Our guest speaker will be Liz Plozner-Chalfa from Juniper Village.

Dues are due by March 2nd and can be cash, check, or venmo (JulieWaller)

We will also be announcing our executive board members for next semester!

Our membership spotlight is junior ACHCA member, Rebecca Haist!
01/13/2020

Our membership spotlight is junior ACHCA member, Rebecca Haist!

01/13/2020

Welcome back! Don’t forget about our meeting tonight at 6pm in 10 Henderson. Exec applications will go out tonight and we will talk about volunteer opportunities!

Here are a few pictures from our meeting tonight with special guests! Pictured: Meghan Stedjan from LeadingAge and Andre...
12/03/2019

Here are a few pictures from our meeting tonight with special guests! Pictured: Meghan Stedjan from LeadingAge and Andrew Naugle from Centre Crest in Centre County. Both are Nursing Home Administrators and came to our meeting to give networking opportunities and share a little about what they do every day!

Here is the link to the blog post from tonight's meeting! Check it out if you missed our video chat with Sharon Eyster, ...
12/02/2019
Sharon Eyster, CNHA, FACHCA

Here is the link to the blog post from tonight's meeting! Check it out if you missed our video chat with Sharon Eyster, Director of Operations in ACHCA.

During our December meeting, we had the pleasure of video chatting with Sharon Eyster, a director of operations in ACHCA. Ms. Eyster started by talki

12/02/2019

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that we will be having our last meeting of the semester tonight at 6pm in 105 Rackley instead of Henderson! For anyone who ordered merch, cash is due tonight.
Also, we are doing our professional headshot fundraiser following the meeting. It will be $5 per person.
See you tonight!

11/19/2019

Just a reminder that merchandise orders are due by Friday, November 22nd on the google doc in the group me! Money will be collected at the December meeting.

Another reminder that we will be doing our professional headshot fundraiser after the December meeting. It will be $5 per person. This is a great time to get your headshot that you will be able to use throughout your college career!

Happy Monday! Here is our member spotlight of the week. Raegen is a sophomore member of ACHCA, check out the picture bel...
11/19/2019

Happy Monday! Here is our member spotlight of the week. Raegen is a sophomore member of ACHCA, check out the picture below to learn more about her!

Our membership spotlight for this week is Jashe Vieluf. Check out the picture below to learn more about Jashe and her fi...
11/11/2019

Our membership spotlight for this week is Jashe Vieluf. Check out the picture below to learn more about Jashe and her first year in ACHCA!

Tonight we had our very own Penn State Center for Healthy Aging Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Amy Lorek, speak to ou...
11/05/2019
Dr. Amy Lorek

Tonight we had our very own Penn State Center for Healthy Aging Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Amy Lorek, speak to our club. Click the link below for details about what she said and contact information!

This month we had Dr. Amy Lorek as our guest speaker. She is the Assistant Research Professor in Penn State's Center for Healthy Aging, located on the fourth f

11/04/2019

Don’t forget about our meeting tonight in 10 Henderson at 6pm! Dr. Amy Lorek from Centers for Healthy Aging will be our guest speaker. As always, there will be pizza!

Good Morning! We are going to start up of member spotlight of the week again. Lauren Cooksey, our membership chair, is a...
10/31/2019

Good Morning! We are going to start up of member spotlight of the week again. Lauren Cooksey, our membership chair, is a senior member of ACHCA. See the picture below for more details about Lauren!

Last month, Frank King, a faculty member here at Penn State came to speak to our club about Nursing Home Administration....
10/30/2019
Professor Frank King, NHA

Last month, Frank King, a faculty member here at Penn State came to speak to our club about Nursing Home Administration. Check out this link for a recap of what Professor King talked about!

 On Monday, September 9th, our very own faculty/staff member Professor Frank King came to speak at our meeting. Professor King is a licensed NHA and has&n

Last week, our members had the opportunity to connect with the CEO & President of ACHCA, Bill McGinley to learn more abo...
10/15/2019

Last week, our members had the opportunity to connect with the CEO & President of ACHCA, Bill McGinley to learn more about joining the professional organization ACHCA to network with individuals in our field and attend conferences, and why long-term care administration is a promising field for our students.

We are so excited to begin the official transition of leadership from one Exec Team to another! Thank you to our outgoin...
05/10/2019

We are so excited to begin the official transition of leadership from one Exec Team to another! Thank you to our outgoing Exec Team for all of your effort and time you put into building this club, and best of luck to our incoming Exec Team!

Outgoing (from left to right):
Brody Giblin - Fundraising Chair
Lindsey Engleman - PR Chair
Jaspreet Ghuman - Guest Speaker Liaison
Valerie Calhoun - Secretary
Jess Sellitto - Treasurer
Hannah Ross - President
Nick Corona - VP
Terrance Knox - Membership Chair

Incoming:
Julie Waller - Treasurer
Danielle Bradley - Fundraising Chair
Brody Giblin - VP
Jaspreet Ghuman - President
Valerie Calhoun - Secretary
Lauren Cooksey - Membership Chair
Brooke Bauman - PR Chair
Jordan Lamey - Guest Speaker Liaison

Happy Friday everyone! To end the week, we have a new membership spotlight. Julie Waller is a freshman member of ACHCA, ...
04/12/2019

Happy Friday everyone! To end the week, we have a new membership spotlight. Julie Waller is a freshman member of ACHCA, and you can learn more about her in the photo below!

Yesterday, we welcomed Mr. Chad Evans to our meeting. Check out the link below for a recap of what we learned!
04/02/2019
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Yesterday, we welcomed Mr. Chad Evans to our meeting. Check out the link below for a recap of what we learned!

This Monday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Chad Evans, the Executive Director of Westminster Woods to our meeting. He talked to us about the facility th

04/01/2019

Good morning everyone! Join us tonight in 10 Henderson at 6pm as we welcome Chad Evans from Westminster Woods. As always, there will be pizza!

Good morning everyone! This week, our membership spotlight goes out to Junior Meaghan Kenney! Che k out the photo below ...
03/19/2019

Good morning everyone! This week, our membership spotlight goes out to Junior Meaghan Kenney! Che k out the photo below to learn more about her!

Good morning everyone! This week, our Membership Spotlight goes out to Graduate Student Jessica Dranzik. Check out the p...
03/13/2019

Good morning everyone! This week, our Membership Spotlight goes out to Graduate Student Jessica Dranzik. Check out the picture below to learn more about her!

The American College of Health Care Administrators
03/11/2019

The American College of Health Care Administrators

ACHCA commends, salutes and thanks the Administrators in nursing homes and assisted living centers – they are committed to providing excellent quality of care and quality of life for the elderly. Congratulations on a job very well done! #LTCAWeek19

03/11/2019

Good morning everyone! We hope you all had a great spring break, and we’re excited to be back to finish the semester strong! Just a reminder that tonight we will be meeting at 6pm in 10 Henderson. Russ McDaid will be coming to speak with us, and as always, there will be pizza!

This week, our Membership Spotlight is dedicated to our Treasurer Jess Sellitto! Check out the photo below to learn more...
02/19/2019

This week, our Membership Spotlight is dedicated to our Treasurer Jess Sellitto! Check out the photo below to learn more about her!

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The ACHCA (American College of Health Care Administrators) currently accepting breakout session proposals for our 2020 Convocation & Expo The online application process (which closes October 4) requires your materials to be ready to upload in one session. The ACHCA Convocation will be in New Orleans from May 3-6, 2020. Our Convocation is the largest exclusive gathering of long-term care and post-acute administrators in the US. Our attendees are Owners, Administrators, Executive Directors, Consultants, Assistant Administrators, AITs, Students, VP/Directors, and Academic Leaders. We are accepting speaking proposals on all topics related to long-term and post-acute care including SNF, assisted living and home and community-based services. We are particularly interested in topics regarding leadership, workforce development, human resources, burnout, time Management, Medicare Advantage, work/life balance, ISNP Models & Management, and ethics. You may find the online application process here: http://ow.ly/tbI030pjuYc
The Student Poster Exposition at Convocation gives undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country an opportunity to present their scholarly work on a wide variety of topics from applied research with a faculty member or an innovative project with an ACHCA member. Students participate through oral presentations, poster displays, and gallery exhibits. Throughout the two days, participants have the opportunity to interact with other students, faculty, and ACHCA members from across the country.
Calling all students -
Plan to be with ACHCA in Louisville next year. Search our website for scholarship opportunities.