achi founder

Hayley Studer, CPA, FHFMA

Through her position as a Vice President at a large healthcare company, Hayley gained an understanding of the complexity of healthcare reimbursement systems and the misalignment of current incentives. Subsequently working as Chief Mission Officer for a corporation showed her the great work that non-profits are doing in our communities and has allowed her to gain a deeper understanding of poverty and the intense work needed to change behaviors.  


Although each community is unique, building solutions based on strong relationships crosses all populations and developing models allows us to scale processes nationally. Through innovative partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and creative solutions, we can be a part of incremental positive changes in our communities. 

Why achi?

achi was born out of a desire to improve our community and to transform our healthcare payment system into one that is sustainable in the future and aligns desired behaviors with payments.

At the heart of achi...

Investing in our community is a core value of achi. The last book of the old testament in the Bible is Malachi and I have found throughout my life that the principle of setting aside your tithes and allowing God to use them for His work has poured out blessings that I could never have imagined. This is a foundational principle of achi to tithe as a company to continue to invest in the communities we serve. As such, our name is derived from the second half of the word Malachi and when broken down, it says “chi” meaning “life or inner light” with the “a” in front giving us “a life”. Our modified delta sign for the logo icon sums up the meaning of our name – to change a life.

– Hayley Studer