Press Release: CAHME Appoints Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE as New President & CEO

Press Release: CAHME Appoints Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE as New President & CEO

June 7, 2016 | ROCKVILLE, MD –  The Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE as the President & CEO of CAHME effective June 20, 2016.

Dr. Stanowski has served on the CAHME Board since 2011 and has a deep commitment to healthcare and education. Most recently, Dr. Stanowski has served as the Vice President of Applied Medical Software where he was responsible for its growth and sustainability. Previously, Dr. Stanowski served as the Vice President of Healthcare Industry Relations of Aramark Corporation, where among other responsibilities, he led Aramark’s research and education partnerships with leading providers, industry associations, and academic institutions. At Aramark, he established and directed the international administrative fellowship program in partnership with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity.

Dr. Stanowski serves on the Board of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance. He has held management positions with Thomson Reuters Healthcare Division (now dba as IBM Watson Health), Jefferson Health System, Main Line Health and Graduate Health. He recently co-authored a book “We Have a Match: My Journey through America’s Transplant System”. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and has authored many articles in professional publications.

“Dr. Stanowski will provide the leadership in executing CAHME’s strategic priorities and position CAHME for growth through his exceptional academic and business experiences. He has a passion for higher education, respect for accreditation and a focused vision for the future of CAHME,” said Daniel J. West, Jr., PhD, FACHE, Chair, CAHME Board of Directors.

Dr. Stanowski succeeds Margaret Schulte who had previously announced her retirement in the fall of 2015 after serving as the President & CEO of CAHME since 2013. Dr. Schulte’s leadership has positioned CAHME on a path of sustained growth through focused execution of strategic priorities, increased accountability, and sound fiscal planning along with building positive relationships with all stakeholders. Dr. Schulte will continue supporting CAHME in a consultative manner in this transition phase. CAHME is thankful for Margaret’s leadership and wishes her the best in her retirement.

“Speaking on behalf of the search committee, we couldn’t be more pleased with both the process and outcome. The search attracted a pool of highly qualified candidates from practice and academia. The committee is convinced that Dr. Stanowski is the right leader to build upon the accomplishments of Dr. Schulte and advance CAHME’s mission and vision into the future,” said Dan Gentry, PhD, Chair, CAHME President & CEO Search Committee.

“The future of our health-sector depends on well prepared graduates of CAHME accredited programs. I’m looking forward to working with our key stakeholders in advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education,” said Dr. Stanowski.

Dr. Stanowski received a Doctoral degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, Master’s degree in Marketing from Drexel University and Master’s degree in Business Administration (Healthcare Management) from Widener University. He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

: CAHME serves the public by promoting, evaluating, and improving the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. With a strong academic-practitioner partnership through our Corporate Members and industry partners, CAHME ensures that graduate healthcare management curricula reflect the needed industry competencies. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensure the integrity of healthcare management education. For more information about CAHME, visit

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Anthony Stanowski Bio

Anthony Stanowski
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE

President and CEO


Dr. Anthony Stanowski is the President and CEO for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, known as CAHME. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational leadership of the CAHME.

Prior to joining CAHME, Anthony held executive/management roles at Fortune 200 companies (Aramark, Thomson Reuters Healthcare Division now DBA as IBM Watson Healthcare), small innovative entrepreneurial organizations (Applied Medical Software), and Philadelphia area providers Jefferson Health System, Main Line Health, and Graduate Health.

Anthony is a frequent conference presenter and author. In 2015, Anthony co-authored the book, We Have A Match: My Journey through America’s Transplant System, which details the challenges of providing a positive patient experience in the transplant system.

He served on several boards. He is the chair of the board Quality Committee at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. He served on the American Hospital’s Association Committee on Governance, as a President of the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey, and was the inaugural president of the Widener University Healthcare Management Alumni Association.

Anthony received his doctorate degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where his doctoral thesis focused on the relationship between patient experience and costs. He holds graduate degrees from Drexel (Marketing) and Widener (Health Care Administration) Universities, and a bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania (Communications and Psychology). He is Board Certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.