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A Message From Your President, Leslie Johnson, FACHE

As the President of Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF), I have the privilege of working with and developing future healthcare executives in the Chicago region. Working with a collaborative Chapter Board, the likes of no other, our team ensures the professional development of our members. Get to know our Current Board of Director: CHEF Board of Directors.

Together, our Board and Volunteer Committees coordinate face-to-face and virtual seminars, ACHE Fellow Advancement preparation courses, workshops, community activities, and social events. These events are designed to keep our chapter members abreast of key issues in healthcare and involved and connected throughout the year. Learn more about upcoming CHEF events and register by clicking here: CHEF Events.

Because of this excellent work, I am happy to share, our total chapter membership is 1,295 with a 75% retention rate. The percentage of Fellows in 2021 has increased by 7.2%, and we are still hungry to advance more of our Chapter Members, with over 300 Chapter Members eligible to advance to ACHE Fellow (FACHE).

Acknowledging the challenging year we endured, there are so many things to celebrate. Congratulations to our CHEF members for your continued professional development and networking. Additionally, thank you to our Board of Directors and volunteers for your continued support making the Chicago Health Executives Forum the premier professional organization for healthcare leaders throughout their career continuum.


Leslie Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, FACHE
President, CHEF


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