President’s Update | Q4 2023 / Q3 2021

February 13, 2024

HCAT Members,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a great start to 2024! I’d like to introduce you all to Charity Anderson,  our new 2024 HCAT President. We are in great hands as a chapter under her leadership.

I hope you enjoy reading through our newsletter to see what we’ve been up to over the past few months + what we plan to do in 2024. We have so many exciting educational, networking, and volunteer events already planned – hope to see you at many of them throughout the year! Bailey Myers, Immediate Past President

Thank you, Bailey and the other members of our board for your leadership and a successful 2023 for Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater (HCAT). We are very excited to share with you the 2024 HCAT  Board of Directors. Many have been reelected and we have some new faces as well.

In this and subsequent newsletters, we will share what HCAT is up to and, more importantly, how you can benefit from our offerings and in getting involved this year.

Congratulations to our 2024 Board Members !! 

Our board members serve as advocates for the chapter and are a voting body that helps to determine strategic direction and funding allocation dollars. We are grateful for these volunteers that have chosen to lead our chapter throughout this year.

The board will be meeting every other month in-person. The first board meeting of the year is on Thursday, February 15th.

Congratulations on Chapter Distinction Awards from ACHE

Our chapter received the Award of Chapter Distinction as part of the 2024 Chapter Management and Awards Program. Our chapter achieved the following 2023 Performance Standards:

Fellow Advancement
Net Membership Growth
Thank you to Cherelle Ridley and Kamil Cak for their leadership within the Membership Committee and Advancement Committee and spearheaded the work it took to achieve this prestigious award.

What’s HCAT been up to?

1. Year End Party at Top Golf Virginia Beach

We had such a great party to celebrate the end of a great HCAT year and holiday season!

2. The Palliative Care event presented at LifeNet Health in December was a huge success

Upcoming Opportunities for
Education and Networking

Morning Fuel – Networking Opportunity
Morning Fuel | Thursday, 2/22 The Morning Fuel Program was a success last year so we will be continuing it going into 2024.  Morning Fuel is all about comradery, networking, and connection. Come grab coffee casually with other HCAT members before work to network or catch up with colleagues.

Register here so we know you’re coming to our February session!

Thursday, February 29th 5:30 – 7:00pm EST
1.5 FTF Virtual Educational Event

1.5 Educational Event | Tuesday March 14,2024

Please join the Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater for this educational, in-person event.

TUESDAY | March 14, 2024 | Time TBD
Topic: Gender Equity in Healthcare Leadership
Location: TBD

Check out the Events tab of our website for more information on upcoming events. Details will be added as event logistics are finalized.

We’ve Upgraded HCAT’s Social Media Platforms

The best way to stay up-to-date on what HCAT is doing is through email, our website, or our LinkedIn page.


Member Highlights – New Board Members
Brittany Langley, MHA, LSSGB
Brittany Langley is the Director of Operations at Children’s Specialty Group overseeing medical group administration, operations, policy management, marketing and recruitment. With over a decade of leadership experience, she has managed varying levels of healthcare operations improving patient experience, provider quality, and fostering partnerships. Her leadership includes building and teaching leadership and development and mentoring programs. Brittany brings compassion to innovate solutions based-strategic planning in order to build effective conscientious programming.

We are excited to have Brittany serving as our Communications Committee Chair this year! Welcome, Brittany!
Robin Baldauf, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
  Robin Baldauf has been a nurse for more than 20 years. She began career as an Open-Heart Recovery Nurse and has held many leadership roles from unit-based to Market Level. She started her career in a Hospital-Based Nursing Diploma program and once she became licensed, she went on to earn a Bachelors in Nursing, a Masters in Nurse Executive Leadership, and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship. Robin is currently a Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certified and will complete FACHE in 2024! She is currently serving as the VP & Chief Nursing Officer at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News.

Robin and her husband moved to Yorktown in June 2022 after living in Cincinnati, OH their entire lives. They have 4 adult children who are all still living in Cincinnati. The youngest are twins and attend the University of Cincinnati. They have one granddaughter who is 9 years old and a Husky named Norman. Robin and her family are still getting to know the area and she very excited to be a part of the local ACHE chapter!

Robin will serve as a member at large on our board and as an executive liaison to Bon Secours. Welcome to HCAT and the Hampton Roads area, Robin!
I am honored to serve our chapter as President this year and am looking forward to all we will accomplish. As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Thanks for reading along!

Charity Anderson
Officer, President

The best way to stay up-to-date on what HCAT is doing is through email, our website, or our LinkedIn page. We’ve updated both our website and LinkedIn this year – please be sure to check both out!

THANK YOU to our Sponsors!