2017 Leadership Academy Materials


Leadership Academy Presentations

Overview of ACHD, BETA Healthcare Group, Advocacy and Member Services

Speakers: Ken Cohen, CEO, ACHD

Tom Wander, CEO, BETA Healthcare Group

Amber King, Senior Legislative Advocate, ACHD

Sheila Johnston, Member Services Specialist, ACHD


Leadership in the New Reality

Speaker: William 'Bill' Chiat, President and Principal Consultant, Alta Mesa Group



Keys to Understanding and Working with Local Agency Formation Commissions (LACFO)

Speaker: Pamela Miller, Executive Director, California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions


Best Practices in Effective Healthcare District Messaging

Speakers:  Amanda Gordon, Community Affairs Manager, Camarillo Healthcare District

Elly Garner, Director of Government Affairs, Palomar Health


Board Culture and Strategic Governance

Speaker: Robert Nelson, Nelson Strategic Consulting


The Brown Act and Fair Political Practices Commission: AB 1234 Training 

Speaker: Gary Winuk, Counsel, Kaufman Legal Group


Public Sector Financials 

Speaker: Dan Heckathorne, Senior Manager, WIPFLI/HFS Consultants


Please contact Sheila Johnston with any questions.