Workgroups & Executive Leadership Groups

Members of the Senior Administrative/Fiscal Officers Executive Leadership Group

AAHC works closely with its members through Executive Leadership Groups (ELGs) and AAHCI Workgroups, comprising key members of academic health center leadership teams.

Through specialized communications and meetings coordinated by AAHC and AAHCI, members of the ELGs network and Workgroups collaborate and share their expertise and experiences to address issues of concern with their peers. AAHC and AAHCI are open to creating additional groups as suggested by the membership.

Executive Leadership Groups

  • Senior Administrative/Fiscal Officers
    The Senior Administrative/Fiscal Officers (SAFO) group is dedicated to increasing communication and information sharing on key financial and administrative issues relevant to academic health centers. SAFO members meet annually to discuss common issues, network, and share best practices.
  • Vice Presidents for Research
    The mission of the Vice Presidents for Research (VPR) is to share best practices with regard to research issues, structures, management, and organization. Members examine the roles and responsibilities of VPRs within the academic health center and the university, and foster inter-institutional collaboration. VPRs hold an annual meeting dedicated to research issues of rising concern and relevance.
  • Chief Academic Officers
    The Chief Academic Officers (CAO) group is dedicated to increasing communication and information sharing on key academic, accreditation, and education issues for academic health centers.
  • Government Relations Network
    The Government Relations Network (GRN) is dedicated to providing a venue for an open exchange of ideas and dialogue regarding a broad array of government relations issues specific to academic health centers.


  • Global Programs Network
    The Global Programs Network (GPN) is comprised of individuals in senior management positions who oversee their institution's global activities. The GPN shares global networking and exchange programs; best practices and success stories; and explores additional resources and information on global operations, legal implications, and international collaboration
  • New and Emerging Academic Health Centers Working Group
    This working group convenes leaders of new and developing academic health centers and systems to exchange ideas, best practices, and elaborate on the new and innovative models that emerge from their unique position.
  • Latin America Working Group
    In order to continue momentum in the region, AAHCI is working to provide more regional services and meetings to allow members to share knowledge and network. The role of the working group is to thoughtfully advise and support the continued growth and development of AAHCI and to advise on a future Latin America regional office.
  • Africa Working Group
    AAHCI is working to increase momentum in Africa by enhancing its presence in the region and planning for an inaugural Africa Regional Meeting that will allow members to share knowledge and network. The group provides ideas for meeting locations and themes and makes suggestions for expanded region-specific programs and services.
  • Nursing Leadership
    This group works with the International Learning Collaborative (ILC) to focus on how nursing and nursing schools can contribute to the work and mission of AAHCI.