Lynn B. Nicholas
Lynn B. Nicholas, LFACHE, has had a career of over 40 years working in and representing hospitals and health systems in New Jersey, Louisiana and Massachusetts, most recently leading the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA). Not only was Ms. Nicholas in demand across the state and nation to offer her perspective on various healthcare issues, most notably payment reform and delivery system transformation, she was a strong proponent of public health and wellness. Under her leadership, MHA and Ms. Nicholas personally received numerous recognitions for work on tobacco use cessation and curbing opioid and substance use disorder, and were recognized five years as a Healthiest Small Employer in greater Boston. She spearheaded “Behavioral Health—the Unfinished Agenda of Reform” in an effort to improve behavioral health access and quality across the continuum of care. A former American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regent and Governor, Ms. Nicholas received the Early Careerist and Senior Healthcare Executive Regents awards, and an ACHE Early Careerist Travel Scholarship was established in her honor.