Continuing Education Committee

Membership in this committee is designated by Article IX, Section 2 of the ACHA Bylaws.

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].

Charges

  • Continue your work to support the Continuing Education activities and programs of the association.
  • Work with the ACHA staff to complete any future re-application, administrative or reporting requirements communicated to ACHA by its multiple accrediting bodies.
  • Work with ACHA staff to:
    • Advance association members’ understanding of professional practice gaps and their obligation to plan and design educational activities that address knowledge, competence and performance that underlies those gaps.
    • Continue assessing and improving efforts in outcomes measurement for CE activities.
    • Ensure that ACHA has the documentation required for re-accreditation reports regarding practice gaps.
    • Continue improving efforts to train incoming program planners for the ACHA Annual Meeting.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the current program planning process (whereby each of ACHA’s nine sections selects a specific number of sessions that best meet the needs of section members) as compared to ACHA’s need to comply with the accrediting bodies’ expectations for identifying practice gaps and planning educational activities to address these gaps
  • Ensure sessions submitted are reviewed for potential pharmaceutical credit and that all pharmaceutical credits are documented on continuing education certificates.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the modified conflict of interest policy.
  • Develop a leadership succession plan that is inclusive of length of terms for each position and an action plan to ensure leadership continuity in the event of mid-term turnover. This plan will be presented to the ACHA board of directors by spring 2020.

Chair
Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University

Board Liaison
Debbie Rosenberger, BSN, RN-BC
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Staff Liaison
Susan Ainsworth

Continuing Education Advisors

Advisor for Continuing Medical Education 

Scott Henderson, MD
University of Missouri

Advisor for Continuing Education for Family Physicians

Scott Henderson, MD
University of Missouri

Advisor for Continuing Nursing Education

Martha Davis, BSN, MBA
University of Georgia

Advisor for Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists

Kathy Saichuk, MA, MCHES
Louisiana State University

Advisor for Continuing Education for Psychologists

Michael Malmon, PhD
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Advisor for Continuing Education for National Certified Counselors

Joy Himmel, PsyD, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, NCC
Ross University School of Medicine

Advisor for Continuing Education for Social Workers

Drayton Vincent, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Louisiana State University

Advisor for Continuing Education for Pharmacists

Deb Hubbell, RPh, FACHA
University of Connecticut

Advisor for Continuing Education for Health Information Management Professionals

Deb Hubbell, RPh, FACHA
University of Connecticut

Advisor for Continuing Education for Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists

Dawn Boyd Null, PhD, RD, LDN
Southern Illinois University