Joseph M. Tasse, FACHE is currently a consulting executive for Custom Learning Systems Group Ltd., Calgary, Canada. He served most recently as the President of the Ambulatory Network for the St. John Providence Health System, and, prior to that, as the president of 535–bed St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, which was formed in July 2007 with his leading the merger of two hospitals in Warren and Madison Heights, Michigan. Mr. Tasse has worked in a variety of healthcare administrative positions, including as Chief Administrative Officer for Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, a 615-bed community teaching hospital located in Dearborn, Michigan, and as Sr. Associate Administrator of Clinical and Professional Services at the 615-bed University of Cincinnati Hospital. Mr. Tasse received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from John Carroll University and his master’s degree in Business Administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University where he simultaneously completed the requirements for a certificate in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the Sloan Program in Health Administration. He also completed a management fellowship program at New York University on a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with the National Association of Public Hospitals. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of 37,000 healthcare executives and was the ACHE Regent for the state of Michigan, an elected position for which he served over one thousand ACHE members in Michigan on the national Council of Regents. He sits on the national ACHE Chapters’ Committee and the Counselors’ Committee. Mr. Tasse has been a leader in acute, emergency and ambulatory care operations for over 25 years. He is past president of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MCACHE), the southeast Michigan chapter of ACHE.