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Dear Guests, Welcome to ACHC’s 25th Anniversary Gala benefiting the American Diabetes Association! It is a privilege to share this evening with you and I am thrilled that you are here. Tonight is a very special occasion for many different reasons. As you are aware, 2011 is a monumental year for ACHC as we celebrate 25 years of service to the health care industry. Tonight is a time of reflection, of celebration, and appreciation as we remember and recognize all of the individuals who have helped ACHC stand where it is today. More importantly, tonight is about raising awareness, raising support, and raising hope. We are gathered here tonight to support an organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. We are here for the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes affects over 25.8 million children and adults in America with an additional 79 million Americans suffering from pre-diabetes. In North Carolina alone there are 1.2 million people living with diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control predicts that by 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes. At this rate of exponential growth, diabetes will become one of the most prevalent diseases facing America. As ACHC continues to inspire excellence through the betterment of the entire healthcare continuum, remember tonight and the disease that affects so many. It is an honor for our organization to contribute to the ADA in an effort to advance research and help impact the lives of many. I want to personally thank every one of you for joining us tonight in celebration and for your support in the fight against diabetes. Without efforts from individuals like you, the American Diabetes Association would not have the foundation and support to make the difference that it does today. Enjoy your evening and make the night one to remember. Sincerely,

Tom Cesar, President, ACHC


Toms Cesar

President, ACHC Tom Cesar has been President of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) since 1991. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Los Angeles and received his Master of Arts degree in Public Management from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He has 30 years of experience working in healthcare administration. Prior to ACHC, he was a Unit Manager at Mt. Auburn Hospital, in Cambridge, MA and Executive Director of Rehabilitation Services of Wake County in Raleigh, NC. Tom is an advocate for quality health care services by means of provider education and peer review through accreditation and makes presentations at state and national conventions. He has published a variety of articles on accreditation in trade journals. He resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife Amber. Also living in the Raleigh area are their sons- Todd with his wife Kathy, and grandson Michael; as well as their other son Eric.

Jim Straight,

Executive Director of the ADA for Eastern North Carolina Jim Straight, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) of Eastern North Carolina, and formerly with the National Kidney Foundation and the Endocrine Society, has over 16 years of experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, program delivery and marketing. Born and raised in Washington DC, Jim and his family moved to North Carolina in 2006 after serving the DC population through nonprofit work for over a decade.


Now as the Executive Director of the local ADA, Jim and his staff deliver programs and fundraisers to support the ADA’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes, as well as to improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. Locally the ADA has three signature fundraising events each year, its Gala, Cycling Event (Tour de Cure) and Walk (Step Out). Jim and his wife Christy have two children, Connor age 7 and Morgan age 5.

Richard M. Wetherell

ACHC Board Chair & VP of Quality, Teleflex Medical Inc In addition to his position as ACHC Board Chair, Mr. Wetherell is the V.P. of Quality, Americas at Teleflex Medical. He has over 25 years of supervisory and leadership experience. He is responsible for: process-improvement, knowledgemanagement, quality, regulatory interface with the FDA and training. Additionally, he provides healthcare organizations with leadership solutions through the Strategic Planning and Balanced Scorecard Program, which focuses on methods to stimulate continuous improvement and improve customer satisfaction. He has lead operations, design and quality groups within the industry, and was one of five people in the state of Tennessee who proposed to the Governor, and subsequently implemented the state’s quality award to help improve business performance within the state (it is considered a model). He has also worked on multiple committees with the FDA and the U.S. government. Mr. Wetherell has both B.S. and M.S. degrees and is also a Certified Quality Engineer. He has written numerous technical papers and was awarded the Taguchi Leadership Award. He was also recognized for writing the best technical paper at three major conferences on how to communicate and get results that add value to the customer. He has written one book about lessons learned on how to implement ISO standards within your firm.


David Ferrell Event Emcee

David is a multi-time nominee for Comedy Act of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Awards, sharing the honor with Mark Lowry, Dennis Swanberg, Chonda Pierce, and some of the biggest names in clean comedy! He was also named one of Five Hot Corporate Acts by Event Solutions Magazine along with “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator, TV Star Frank Caliendo, and the legendary Blue Man Group. David’s performance is 100% clean and suitable for all ages and backgrounds. He has performed for numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Proctor & Gamble, IBM, Nortel, and The Gap. He has made audiences laugh at venues ranging from Trump’s Castle in Over 25.8 million Atlantic City to children and adults in the universities and United States have diabetes.* comedy clubs all over the country.

POYNER SPRUILL is proud to support the American Diabetes Association.

Three-time nominee for Inspirational Comedian of the Year by ICM As Heard on Sirius/XM “Laugh USA” Named one of five “Hot Acts in America” by Event Solutions Magazine.

*Source: American Diabetes Association

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors Cocktail Sponsor • Maxim Healthcare Services

Editor Sponsor • Poyner Spruill LLP

Agent • Brown & Fortunato

Author • Storr Office Environments • Leading Home Care • Griffin Home Health Care, Inc. • A-1 Consulting

Illustrator • The Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care • Grubb & Ellis • Advanced Home Care • Romeo Wiggins • Paragon Commercial Bank • Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC • TriSure Benefit Advisors • HagerSmith Design, PA • HMEAccreditationSimplified.com

Contributors • Carter Printing • Denmark Photography Studio • Fallon’s Flowers


Special Thanks to Maxim Healthcare Services

Since its inception in 1988, Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. has been committed to helping people and to responding to the unique needs of our patients, families, and facilities nationwide. We are more than experts, caregivers, or colleagues in the field; we are dedicated members of our patients’ families and our clients’ teams. Our services extend far beyond basic nursing care. The Maxim family includes a series of divisions that are devoted to specific specialties and accommodate a variety of needs. Maxim Healthcare Services 7227 Lee Deforest Drive Columbia, MD 21046 410-910-1500 | www.maximhealthcare.com


Evening Events Six o’clock • Private Awards Program located in the Grand Ballroom with Honorees, Board Members and Award Recipients

Seven o’clock • Cocktail Reception presented by Maxim Healthcare • Silent Auction, Cocktails, Hors d’Oeuvres and Live Entertainment by the Jazz Cats

Eight o’clock • Formal Plated Dinner located in the Grand Ballroom • Dinner Blessing-Greg Stowell

Eight Thirty • Begin Dinner Program • Master of Ceremonies- David Ferrell • Recognition of Sponsors and Award Winners- Richard Wetherell • ADA Presentation-Jim Straight • 25 Years of Excellence-Tom Cesar • 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Nine Twenty • Silent Auction Closes • Entertainment provided by Comedian David Ferrell

Nine Forty-Five • Auction Check-out


Award Winners Visionary Leadership The Visionary Leadership Award recognizes individuals that possess an exceptional passion to take ACHC to new heights. The award honors those who are dedicated to furthering the mission and goals of ACHC by means of exceptional leadership, integrity, candor, and inspiring others. • Richard Wetherell • Barbara Gingerich

Humanitarian The Humanitarian Award illustrates skilled individuals who offer leadership and service to other Board members through dedication to ACHC’s mission and vision. These individuals are committed to increasing the recognition, value, and stature of ACHC. • Gibbie Harris • Tom Tucker • Doug Martin • Floyd Boyer

Collaboration The Collaboration Award honors the individual who is dedicated to achieving ACHC’s goals by inspiring outstanding team work and communication. This individual effectively draws on the strengths of all team members through collaboration to improve the recognition and value of ACHC. • John Barrett

Tireless Effort and Dependability Awarded to members that display energizing optimism and technical competence, the Tireless Effort and Dependability Award signifies what it means to be a viable resource for ACHC. These individuals display strong analytical skills, candor, and are strong supporters of the ACHC mission.


Additionally, each award member has over 6 years of service to the board. • Chris Clasen • Denise Fletcher

New Contributor The New Contributor Award recognizes recent board member contribution to ACHC. • Denise Lippy • Matt Whittington • Susan Niewenhous • Marshelle Thobaben

For 20 Years of Dedicated Service Board Members, Stakeholders, Customers and Staff would like to thank Tom Cesar for his 20 years of dedicated service. • Tom Cesar

Stakeholder Awards Genesis Award Recognition to an individual, or company, for making a significant contribution in the creation and establishment of the North Carolina Accreditation Commission for In-Home Aide Services in 1986. • Gary Bowers • Judy Adams • Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina

Enduring Award

Recognition to a company for putting its trust and investment with the North Carolina Accreditation Commission for In-Home Aide Services by becoming the first and most long-standing customer for Aide Services. • Ashe Services for Aging - 1986 • Healthcare Equipment, Inc. - 1996


Employee Awards Dare to Dream & Achieve Award The Dare to Dream & Achieve Award honors the employee that consistently plans and innovates for today, tomorrow, and the future. This individual inspires the team through their actions and consistently works for the advancement of ACHC. Always having an eye on ACHC future sustainability and next big objectives, this person desires exceptional results by impacting our customers, stakeholders, and marketplace. • Marcel Plante

Building the Bridge Award Awarded to the individual that initiates and drives team cooperation, the Building the Bridge Award illustrates the employee who enhances the culture and organizational cohesion at ACHC. This person bridges all departments and levels of the organization, is always positive, and willing to help wherever needed. • Cindy Brammer

Knight in Shining Armor Award The Knight in Shining Armor award is to recognize the employee that focuses on the positive outcome in every situation and is always dependable to help get us through any challenge. Our Knight in Shining Armor anticipates problems and focuses on solutions while demonstrating a commitment of time and expertise. This individual goes above and beyond to rescue others from challenges, taking both responsibility and accountability. • Julie Pazun

Employee Spirit Award

The Employee Spirit Award is given to the smiley face of ACHC. This individual is a breath of fresh air who consistently offers inspiration and a positive outlook in all situations. As a source of comfort and reprieve during tenuous times, this employee is committed to serving the community and being a champion for the staff, team, and customers. • Brittany Bouwer


The Tested and True Award The employee awarded the Tested and True Award is trusted to be there for anyone at any time, helping all departments and functional groups. This individual is focused on the company’s future, centered on teamwork, integration, and values. Others may describe this employee as the “unnoticed one”; however, this individual is dedicated to making a real difference through work ethic, preparation, motivation, and adaptability to any situation. • Mary Lou Seufert-Fleming

Above and Beyond Award This award recognizes the individual who received peer affirmation in every category. Although not necessarily the top scorer in a single category, the significant number of overall votes demonstrates that the individual has a high commitment level and exhibits excellence in performance. This award acknowledges the spirit of teamwork and genuine dedication to the mission and vision of ACHC. • Greg Stowell

Honorable Mention These employees received a significant number of votes throughout the categories and deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication. • Iris Castillo • Lindsey Cover • Matt Hughes


Silent Auction Items Food • Palsie’s Popcorn and Sweets - Popcorn gift basket • Café Buongiorno’s - Gift Certificate • Backyard Bistro - Gift Certificates • Red Light Chocolates - One box of chocolates plus one gift certificate • Lowe’s Food - Two Gift Certificates for Food to Go • Spinner’s Grill - Gift Certificates • The Melting Pot - Gift Certificates • Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill - Gift Certificates • The Angus Barn - Gift Certificates • The Meat House - Gift Certificate • The Mellow Mushroom- Gift Certificate

Hotel Stays • Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront - One night stay • Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront in Virginia Beach - Two night stay • Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center - One night stay • Cabin at Beech Mountain, NC - One week stay • The Lawrence Welk Resort Villas in Escondido, CA - Five night stay

Event/Sporting Tickets • Durham Bulls Gift Certificate - Four tickets • Carowinds - Two tickets • North Carolina Zoo - Family four pack • Marbles Kid’s Museum - Eight tickets • North Carolina Aquarium - Two passes • Sparians - Gift certificate for game and shoes for up to six people • Prestonwood Country Club - Round of golf for four • North Carolina Symphony - Two tickets • North Carolina Museum of Art - Two Rembrandt exhibition ticket vouchers and one catalogue from a previous Egyptian art exhibition • North Carolina Museum of Science - One day family pass


• Carolina Hurricanes - Signed hockey stick, two tickets plus parking pass • World Travel, Inc - Four tickets to NC State football- 2012 season

Health/Wellness • Planet Fitness - Black Card 12 month membership • Rex Wellness Center- Raleigh - Three month membership plus enrollment fee • Absolute Body Balance - Massage • Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Cary - Intro Dance Lesson • A Step to Gold International Ballroom - Dance Week Gift Certificate

Other • Home Made Quilt • The Waters Edge Studio - Madagascar Jasper Pendant • Build a Bear Workshop - Gift Certificate • Frankie’s Fun Park - Gift Certificates • Stampin Up’ - Gift package • Reed’s Jewelers - Seiko watch • Vanity - Necklace • Raleighwood Cinema Grill - Birthday party for six • Adventure Landing - Four Miniature Golf Passes • Linacucina - Gift Certificate for a custom cake • Supreme Car Service - Town car for five hours • Raleigh Dermatology - Gift Certificate • Klaystation - Gift Certificate • Sculpture by Dan Murphy


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors Cocktail Sponsor • Maxim Healthcare Services

Editor Sponsor • Poyner Spruill LLP

Agent • Brown & Fortunato

Author • Storr Office Environments • Leading Home Care • Griffin Home Health Care, Inc. • A-1 Consulting

Illustrator • The Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care • Grubb & Ellis • Advanced Home Care • Romeo Wiggins • Paragon Commercial Bank • Association for Home & Hospice Care of NC • TriSure Benefit Advisors • HagerSmith Design, PA • HMEAccreditationSimplified.com

Contributors • Carter Printing • Denmark Photography Studio • Fallon’s Flowers

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