ACHE-SETC’s 2021 What’s Up Boss?

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ACHE-SETC’s 2021 What’s Up Boss?

November 17, 2021

What’s Up Boss? is an unique opportunity for students, early, and mid-careerists to engage in direct conversation with top local healthcare leaders and learn about leadership, quality, communication, problem solving skills, achievement, approach towards work and employees, interest in team/individual growth, and much more!  This special event will be held on two evenings in November – the 11th & the 17th – and have a keynote for each evening.  Following the keynote, you will have the opportunity to meet with THREE executives in intimate groups for 20-25 mins each!  Space is limited so register now – 

Keynote Speaker, Nov 11

Richelle Webb Dixon, FACHE

Richelle Webb Dixon, FACHE
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Froedtert Hospital

Richelle Webb Dixon serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this position, she is responsible for planning, development and oversight of the $1.8 billion, 700 bed academic tertiary care facility. Prior to joining Froedtert, she served as System Vice President, Administration for CommonSpirit Health.

Richelle is a National Past President of the National Association of Health Services Executives. During her tenure, NAHSE strategically focused on advocacy, innovation and organizational sustainability. In addition, she serves on numerous boards including the Wisconsin Chapter of ACHE, NALHE and the University of Michigan HMP Alumni Board. Richelle has devoted her career to ensuring that all individuals, especially minorities have access to affordable, quality healthcare services.

Richelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and has more than twenty-five years of executive experience.

Keynote Speaker, Nov 17

Craig Cordola, FACHE

Craig Cordola, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension

Craig Cordola, FACHE, serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for
Ascension. In this role Mr. Cordola has overall responsibility for the healthcare and business
operations of Ascension in support of the Mission. This includes all of Ascension’s Ministry
Markets serving communities in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and Ascension Post-Acute
Services. In addition, Mr. Cordola leads Ascension’s national Ambulatory Surgery and Imaging
divisions and has responsibility for Ascension subsidiaries Medxcel Facilities Management and
The Resource Group, Ascension’s group purchasing organization. He also oversees consumer
engagement efforts and leads the Ascension Environmental Impact Office and the ministry’s
efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions and zero waste by 2040.

Mr. Cordola joined Ascension in September 2017 as the Ministry Market Executive for Ascension
Texas. He previously served as Senior Vice President of the Memorial Hermann Health System in
southeast Texas as President of its Central/West Region. In this role, he also had Executive
responsibility for their Academic relationship with The University of Texas Health Science Center
– Houston. Prior to serving as a Regional President, he worked in various roles throughout
Memorial Hermann including Chief Executive Officer of the Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical
Center Campus, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and, prior to
that, served as its Assistant Vice President of Operations. Before joining Memorial Hermann he
served at Texas Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching facility for Baylor College of
Medicine, as a Director of Operations for Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates.

In addition to his professional and community commitments, Mr. Cordola is a Fellow of the
American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Cordola is a Doctoral Candidate in Leadership
and Learning Organizations at the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and is active with
the Austin Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He graduated with honors from The
University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Psychology and continued his studies at the
University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he earned dual degrees with a Master of Healthcare
Administration and a Master of Business Administration.


November 17, 2021
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