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From ACHCA: Association President/CEO Marianna Grachek on Convocation - Audio

May 19, 2009
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Now in her third year as ACHCA President/CEO, Marianna Kern Grachek perceives a brightening mood in the organization, with revitalized grass roots and initiatives to draw more leaders into the profession. Grachek sat with yours truly as this year’s Convocation concluded and shared her perceptions of the once-troubled organization’s current status and future prospects. Please click on her interview.

Richard peck interviews john lyncheski at achca convocation




hOW DO YOU JOIN THIS ORGANIZATION? Please send me application and informaiton. I am not associated with any nursing facility but I do teach LTC Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Carole Warren Giardina, Ph.D., MSHA
Associate Professor
BS in Health Sciences
Department of Health Administration
School of Health Professions
University of Alabama at Birmingham
325B LRC
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1270

Dear Marianna,

Did you work at Life Care Centers of America in the past few years?

If so, you probably know my husband, Don Giardina.
Don and I now back in Birmingham with our 3 (soon to be four) grandchildren. I teach at UAB and am helping develop a LTC Admministration program at the undergraduate level. Don is President of one of the local banks.

We enjoyed Cleveland but it is good to be back home.

If you ever need us to research a topic, do a presentation, work on a grant, etc., we will be happy to work with you. We also have experience in teaching NAB Licensure Review Course. I have spent almost 40 years in LTC, as an owner, an administrator, and as a academic. . I love nursing facilities, ALFs, Independent Living, CCRC, etc.


Carole Giardina

You can find membership information on our web site We also have state and student chapters of ACHCA. Please give my regards to Don.

Please give me a call if you'd like to chat.