CASA at Woodlawn announces new director
CASA at Woodlawn, a non-profit organization serving Boyle and Mercer Counties in Central Kentucky, announces Laura Guerrant has been selected as its new director.
Guerrant will advance CASA at Woodlawn’s mission to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. She assumed her duties June 1.
The director is the chief staff officer of CASA at Woodlawn. The director reports to the advisory board of directors and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations.
Guerrant is an accomplished business professional with 10 years experience in sales, management, marketing and client development. Since 2007, Laura has served on CASA at Woodlawn’s advisory board and most recently has chaired the board. In that role, she has been leading the organization and supporting the growth of the program, resulting in the two-fold increase in the number of children served between 2009 and 2010.
CASA at Woodlawn is currently only able to serve one out of four cases involving child victims of abuse, neglect or dependency in Boyle and Mercer counties, and Guerrant will continue to seek funding to add an additional volunteer coordinator and 20-25 additional volunteers.
Guerrant’s husband, Ben, is principle broker at Prudential Guerrant Real Estate. They, along with son Benjamin, are life-long residents of Danville.
Guerrant can be reached about CASA at (859) 936-3510 or email@example.com.
Ephraim McDowell Health President/CEO earns credential
Vicki A. Darnell, president and CEO, Ephraim McDowell Health, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of American College of Healthcare Executives. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional and community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Darnell is privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.
For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Credentialing area of ache.org.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE’s publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.
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