The Student Chapter of ACHE

Mission, Vision, & Values


Scranton's ACHE Student Chapter is an independent organization serving the graduate student's within The University of Scranton's Health Administration Master's program.  Our mission is to meet the student's needs for professional development, leadership growth, and educational advancement; to promote involvement with ACHE, and to sustain and improve the continued excellence of the graduate program.  


To be the premier source for outstanding health administrators and committed to professional development, continuing education, and improving the healthcare industry.  


As members of ACHE and The University of Scranton's Master of Health Administration program, we are committed to the values of ACHE and The University of Scranton's Master of Health Administration Program:

ACHE Values:

Integrity - We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all we do.

Lifelong Learning - We recognize lifelong learning is essential to our ability to innovate and continually improve ourselves, our organizations and our profession.

Leadership - We lead through example and mentoring, and recognize caring must be a cornerstone of our professional interactions. 

Diversity - We advocate inclusion and embrace the differences of those with whom we work and the communities we serve.  

The University of Scranton's Master of Health Administration Program Values: 

Respect for the dignity of each individual.

Student-centered education.

Continual personal and professional growth and development.

Diversity in the educational community.

Theory and practice.

Openness to change and innovation.

Continuous quality improvement.

Effective relationships with all stakeholders.

Collegiality and team work. 

The Executive Board


Pictured from left to right: First Row: Patrick O'Dell, Nick Maglione, Louis Finnerty, Matthew Corso, Rohit Baghel; Second Row: Salomey Mensah, Samantha Zilla, Kendall Whitehead, Elizabeth Lee, Lindsay Meeks, Alyssa Caucci, Adriana Montagni, Elizabeth Steele

Strategic Planning Committee


Pictured from left to right: First Row: Priyaben Patel, Michaela Dolde, Lisa Lech, Lauren Nardelli; Second Row: Arjita Bhargava, Neeti Borad, Nancy Marangelli, Carla Salitsky

Follow us! 


Twitter - @ScrantonACHE

Instagram - @Scranton_ACHE

2016-2017 ACHE Student Chapter Business Plan

The 22nd Annual Healthcare Symposium

The University of Scranton Master of Health Administration program, a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network, will host it's 22nd Annual Healthcare Symposium on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The purpose of the 22nd Annual Healthcare Symposium is to promote closer relationships with the regional community of healthcare professionals, students, and consumers while providing continuing education for professional development.  This year's symposium is titled, "Financial Implications: The Push from Inpatient to Outpatient Care".

This program has been developed and is presented locally by University of Scranton ACHE Student Chapter. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Registration will open on February 1st.
Moderator:     John P. Wiercinski, MHA, FACHE - Faculty Specialist
Panelists:      Robert D. Stiekes, MBA Market CFO and COO, Regional Hospital of Scranton  
                           Angelo C. Venditti DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Geisinger Northeast 
                     Quentin Novinger, M.D. Medical Director of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Student Activities

International Dinner 

The International Dinner is a potluck event held each year where students and faculty are invited to prepare and present dishes that reflect their heritage and nationalities.

Etiquette Dinner 

The Etiquette Dinner is held each year to educate students on the intricacies of professional dining.

Holiday Alumni Networking Event 

Each year, the Holiday Alumni Networking Event brings together current MHA students and MHA alumni to network and discuss the latest topics in healthcare. 

Annual Spring Barbecue 

Dr. Spinelli hosts the Annual Spring Barbecue at his home outside of Scranton each year, giving MHA students and faculty the chance to interact outside of the program.

MHA Alumni Society Golf Tournament 

For students that are interested, the MHA Alumni Society golf tournament  is held in the spring.  At this event, students and faculty join teams and enjoy a competitive round of golf.   

Mentor Program

Students are encouraged to take part in the mentor program, which pairs first year students with  second year students  to facilitate networking and to allow first year students to obtain valuable advice from second-year students regarding the program, coursework, and career planning.