It can be challenging to ensure quality training for healthcare leaders in our rural communities. Often times staff will have to travel far for expensive classes while managing their very busy schedules.

Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) has been bringing healthcare leadership education to its members for over 10 years. We listen and respond by providing leading experts in relevant topics for today’s healthcare leader.

The WHA Leadership Academy focuses on different areas geared toward improving performance and motivating staff to be the best they can be. Classes are based on member feedback and suggestions.

Who should attend? Newly appointed managers or existing managers with leadership/performance goals, individuals with a demonstrated long-term commitment to their organization, individuals with high potential for future leadership roles, and existing managers looking to hone their skills or re-energize their role in the workplace. Featuring in-person classes in Grand Junction, onsite custom classes at your facility and WebEx sessions, WHA’s Leadership Academy is guaranteed to take your leadership skills to the next level.  view/print class booklet

The Mind Matters training was even better than our expectations. There were a lot of good interactive discussions and examples, and the group activities got everyone actively involved.

Al White, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Pioneers Medical Center


Angelina Salazar

Chief Executive Officer



2018 - 2019 Faculty

Angelina Salazar is the Chief Executive Officer of WHA.  She joined the WHA team to strengthen and lead the marketing and communications programs for our family of organizations.

Angelina began her career in education and soon found herself in the world of nonprofits, quickly advancing to Regional Development Director for a national nonprofit. She started in marketing for a critical access hospital then advanced to Director of Customer Service, Marketing, Community Relations and Development. Most recently, she held the executive position of Vice President of Business Development. She has been active in her community serving as both board and committee  member for several local nonprofit entities.

Angelina possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Spanish, two Master of Arts Degrees in Language Acquisition and Psychology as well as a certification in mediation.