DIANA L. SMALLEY, FACHE
REGIONAL PRESIDENT, MERCY
Diana L. Smalley, FACHE, is regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma.
She also serves as Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.
With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE
works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.
Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Smalley served as an ACHE Governor from 2009 to 2012.
was the Regent for Nebraska from 2002 through 2006.
She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.
Ms. Smalley has served as regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma since 2007.
Prior to that, she served Avantas LLC,Omaha, Neb., as president from 2005 to 2007.
At Alegent Health, Omaha, Neb., her roles included senior executive from 2003 to 2005, vice president for operations from 1999 to 2003 and COO from 1997 to 1999.
She also served Avantas LLC as co-founder/managing representative from 1999 to 2004.
Her previous roles included Midlands Community Hospital, Papillion, Neb., as CEO from 1995 to 1997, COO from 1983 to 1995 and director of nursing from 1979 to 1983, and Springfield (Ill.) Community Hospital as its director of professional relations from 1976 to 1979.
In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Smalley has been a member of the board of directors of Memorial Community Hospital, the Nebraska Stroke Foundation and the Nebraska Board of Ambulance Advisors, serving as its chair.
She is currently on the board of directors for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Greater Oklahoma City.
Ms. Smalley received her master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota and her bachelor's degree from Midland Lutheran College.