HR Healthcare 2017

August 14-August 15, 2017

Hilton La Jolla, San Diego, CA

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Speaker

Elizabeth Bolt
Elizabeth Bolt
Chief Administrative Officer & SVP/Chief Human Resources Officer
UW Health
Elizabeth Bolt is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer for UW Health. In these roles, she provides strategic direction and enterprise oversight for functional areas including information technology, human resources, facilities and support services and marketing and public affairs. Within human resources, Ms. Bolt is charged with leading the organization toward seamless operations in all facets from recruitment and onboarding to compensation, learning and development and staff engagement.


Ms. Bolt formerly held the position of Senior Associate Dean at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was responsible for a variety of administrative functions including human resources administration for faculty and staff.


Ms. Bolt has also served as Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Connecticut Health Center. There she was responsible for human resources for all components of the health system including the hospital, physician practice plan, medical school, dental school, correctional managed health care and related entities.


Ms. Bolt has served on several committees for the Association of American Medical Colleges including the Group on Business Affairs Steering Committee and the Leadership Search and Selection Advisory Committee. She also has served as assistant dean for business affairs for the schools of education, health sciences and social welfare at UW-Milwaukee and has held several management positions in hospitals and health care systems in the Milwaukee area. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College (Mich.) and a master's degree in health care management from UW-Milwaukee.
John Espinoza
John Espinoza
Chief Human Resources Officer
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
John Espinoza’s career has spanned almost 40 years in all disciplines of Human Resource management.  He has worked for both state and local governments prior to transitioning to healthcare. John is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), a position he has held for the last 12 years having advanced from positions as the Director of HR Operations and Associate Administrator for Human Resources in the 8 years prior. 

As CHRO, John has responsibility for all Human Resource functions for the almost 4,000 employees of the Medical Center and its system of Ambulatory Clinics. His responsibilities include; Recruitment and Retention, Classification and Compensation, Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Equal Employment Opportunity, Health and Wellness Benefits, Cultural and Linguistic Services and HR Systems. John’s role includes that of Chief Spokesperson for Collective Bargaining, resolution of grievances for major labor relations issues, advocating on UMC’s behalf regarding Enterprise Resource Planning issues and providing overall strategic workforce planning for the medical center. As part of the Administration of UMC, John provides advice and counsel of organization-wide scope to the Chief Executive Officer and hospital Administrative team. John serves on Executive Boards for advanced education in Healthcare Administration, Health Insurance administration and Deferred Compensation programs.

John has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Organizational Development from the University of Texas and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas State University.
Lilicia Bailey
Lilicia Bailey
Chief Human Resources Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ms. Bailey is an executive with 20+ years of leadership in global companies. She has great depth and breadth of experience creating HR vision and strategies that align with organizational goals, building departments for functional alignment and transformation, and leading all facets of “transformative people strategies” that lead to organizational success. Her passion for developing talent and ensuring a high level of organizational effectiveness, engagement, and retention is supported by vast expertise in organizational design; change management; culture assessment; succession and talent planning; strategic staffing; compensation and benefits design; leadership development; diversity and inclusion; community and employee relations; and acquisitions and divestitures. She is a proven people strategist in large, multi-site, complex, service-oriented organizations, and an academic medical center. 




Ms. Bailey joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a 15,000-employee integrated academic medical center, as the Chief Human Resources Officer in 2016 to lead the evolution of HR from compliance administrators to a People Division that achieves the strategic imperative to be a “Great Place to Work, Learn and Discover”. Since joining the institution she has launched a three-year strategy to transform HR, increased employee engagement scores from 3.91 to 4.14, implemented $14M expense savings through redesign of benefits, upgraded 40% of HR talent, and put competitive pay practices in place for faculty and staff. She is leading all human capital aspects for two acquisitions, a business unit divestiture of 700 employees and a comprehensive strategy to attract and retain nurses. The People Division has established an organizational change management discipline and is leading a human capital management system conversion to a cloud solution. She works with the Board Compensation Committee on executive planning and transitions, CEO evaluations, executive compensation and talent risk assessment.

Eric Humphrey
Eric Humphrey
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Froedtert Health
Eric Humphrey joined the Froedtert Health Human Resources Department as Vice President of Human Resources Operations in September 2016.  Mr. Humphrey came to Froedtert Health from Leigh High Valley Health Network in Allenton, PA where he served as the Vice President of Human Resources.  Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources/CHRO for Summa Health System in Akron, OH.  Mr. Humphrey has over 25 years of experience working in various health care human resource roles, including employee relations, organizational development, talent, and total compensation.  Mr. Humphrey received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1991 from Bowling Green State University and his master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology in 1993 from the University of Baltimore.  Mr. Humphrey is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Society of Human Resources Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. 
Andy Ortiz
Andy Ortiz
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organization Development
Cedars-Sinai Health System

Andy Ortiz is senior vice president, Human Resources and Organization Development & Learning at Cedars-Sinai Health System, where he is responsible for the strategy and implementation of system-wide HR policies and programs. His work in developing a talent-driven culture helps balance enterprise growth initiatives and operational efficiencies to ensure that Cedars-Sinai remains a world-class health organization in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Reporting to the CEO, Mr. Ortiz serves as a trusted advisor to colleagues on the executive team, ensuring that policies and programs align with Cedars-Sinai mission, vision and goals.




Mr. Ortiz joined Cedars-Sinai, after serving as senior vice president at Health Net, Inc. during its merger with Centene Corporation, having previously worked for the company as vice president, Talent Management and Leadership Development. As senior vice president, Organization Effectiveness, and chief people officer for Health Net, he was responsible for strategy, policy development and administration of all aspects of human resources, including compensation, benefits, performance evaluation and rewards, staffing, equal employment and diversity, leadership and talent development, organization effectiveness and change management.




Prior to rejoining Health Net, he served as chief human resources officer at Western Dental Services/Brident and senior vice president, Organization Effectiveness for Warner Bros. Entertainment Group. Mr. Ortiz has held numerous leadership roles in a variety of industries, including healthcare, entertainment, financial services and automotive.




Mr. Ortiz earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton. He is a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and a member of the International Coaching Federation. Mr. Ortiz serves on the board of directors of The Point Foundation and on the Southern California Advisory Board of The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Ovell Barbee
Ovell Barbee
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Spectrum Health System
Ovell Barbee is senior vice president, human resources, for Spectrum Health, a $5 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. Ovell is responsible for leading Spectrum Health’s compensation and employee relations teams and is the lead human resources business partner  for the Spectrum Health Hospital Group. In this capacity, Barbee serves as the leader in leveraging human resources to support hospital operations.
Nancy Averwater
Nancy Averwater
Vice President, Human Resources and CHRO
Baptist Memorial Health Care

Nancy Averwater serves as the Vice-President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care.  Prior to assuming this position, Nancy served as the administrator and CEO of several Baptist entities, including Baptist System Home Care & Hospice Services, Baptist Home Medical Equipment, Medical Alternatives Home Infusion Pharmacy, Baptist Minor Medical Centers, and the CONCERN Employee Assistance Program. She is a registered nurse having earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Harding University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Memphis.  In 2012, Nancy was awarded the Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence by the Memphis Business Journal for her work in advancing end of life care in the community, and for establishing the area’s first residential hospice and comprehensive grief center.  Nancy was also named one of the 2013 Super Women in Business by the Memphis Business Journal. Additionally, Nancy has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, serves on the BSN advisory council for the Baptist College of Health Sciences, and has previously served on the Leadership Memphis board of directors.  Currently, Nancy serves as secretary of the board of directors for Bridges, USA.  

Sebastien Girard
Sebastien Girard
Vice President & Chief Workforce Officer
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Sebastien Girard joined Parkland Health & Hospital System in December 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience as an industry-recognized employment market professional. Sebastien leads his team to success and helps them navigate through a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: operational challenges, rapid growth, emerging market needs, economic downturns and large acquisitions and restructuring efforts. 




Mr. Girard previously served as Senior Vice President at Randstad USA, where he oversaw North East U.S. operations. Sebastien has a diverse background across P&L/operations management, people leadership, sales force management and defining and implementing talent acquisition models across industries (healthcare, manufacturing, food and beverage, finance, accounting, aerospace and more).




Prior to his work at Randstad USA, Sebastien served at Randstad Canada from 2001 to 2010 as Executive Vice President in 2009 and 2010. In his tenure, Sebastien spearheaded annual double digit organic growth for seven straight years while maintaining a Canadian Top 50 Best Places to Work status (rank: 12) and Canadian Top 50 Best Places to Work for Women (rank: 5).




Sebastien has seven years of large retail store management experience previous to working with Randstad. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dave Caspers
Dave Caspers
VP, Organizational Transformation & People Experience
Banner Health

Dave’s consumer and retail leadership skills have contributed to him guiding teams 4-times to win the JD Powers’ best in class pharmacy award while leading Target’s pharmacy division.



He currently leads the Talent Development, Culture, Patient Experience and Internal Communications teams at Banner Health.  He is a transformation leader focused on “Making Healthcare easier so that Life can be Better.”

Roby Hunt
Roby Hunt
Vice President, Human Resources
MedStar Health

As Vice President of Human Resources for MedStar Medical Group (MMG), Roby A. Hunt oversees the development and implementation of the MMG’s people strategy to ensure the medical group is attracting, developing, and retaining the top physicians and associates needed to achieve its mission. Mr. Hunt is responsible for all areas of human resources, including physician recruitment, talent management, compensation, benefits, employee education and development. In this role, he serves on the MMG Executive Team. 




Mr. Hunt has more than than 25 years of experience leading human resources for nonprofit health systems, hospitals, and physician groups. Prior to arriving at MMG, Mr. Hunt served as Chief Human Resources Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, as the human resources administrator at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Mr. Hunt also served as the corporate vice president of human resources effectiveness for Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) in San Francisco and Director of Human Resources at Shriners’ Hospitals for Children in Sacramento. He earned his B.A. degree in organizational communications from Brigham Young University and is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Sharon Lawrence
Sharon Lawrence
Vice President, Human Resources
NorthShore University Health System

Sharon Lawrence is the Vice President, Human Resources at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL.  In this position, Sharon oversees human resources for the NorthShore Medical Group, to include physician talent management, Corporate functions and Research Institute.




Prior to joining NorthShore, Sharon was the Managing Director, Human Capital Practice for FPL Associates L.P., one of the consulting companies of FPL Advisory Group that provides corporate and managerial advisory services to the real estate and financial services industries. Previously, she was the Regional Managing Principal for the Central Region of Right Management Consultants, a global career transition and organizational consulting firm and spent over seven years at PNC Mortgage, a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, with her last role reporting to the President/CEO as the Vice President, Human Resources.  Earlier in her career, Sharon performed progressively responsible corporate and regional human resources positions with Pizza Hut, Inc. and Heller Financial, Inc.




Sharon received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, IL and a Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  

Tim Dutton
Tim Dutton
Vice President, Human Resources
Kettering Health Network

Tim is the Vice President of Human Resources for Kettering Health Network.  He has a passion for faith-based healthcare and believes in the restorative power it can have in the greater Dayton community. His previous position was Director of Human Resources for the Talent Service Center for Kettering Health Network. Prior to that Tim was the Administrative Director of Human Resources at Florida Hospital, in Orlando Florida.




Tim graduated from Andrews University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Webster University. He has 16+ years in Healthcare Human Resources Leadership and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).




Tim is married to the love of his life, Tonia and they have two beautiful children, Noah and Lily.  He loves spending time with his family and volunteering for his church and participating on the board of Homefull, which seeks to end homelessness in the great Dayton area. Timothy’s hobbies include golf, bowling, reading, travel, and working for Kettering Health Network where he feels a heartfelt connection since he was born at Kettering Medical Center!

Julene Campion
Julene Campion
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Geisinger Health System
Julene Campion has over 10 years’ experience as an HR leader in healthcare.  Currently, she is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Geisinger Health System where she focuses on developing integrated and evidence-based talent strategies that directly link to the organization’s strategic plan.   

She holds a M.S. in Organization Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University and a B.S. in Psychology, Clinical Counseling from DeSales University.  Julene is certified as a Senior Professional Human Resources through HRCI, a Senior Certified Professional through SHRM and is certified in Strategic Workforce Planning from HCI.  

When Julene is not focused on finding the perfect job for a person’s strengths and talents, she enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking with her husband John, travel and laughter with her son Pierce, and wine and chocolates with friends.  Julene also enjoys volunteering with members of the underserved community to provide career coaching and is pursuing certification as a mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. 
Queenie Plater
Queenie Plater
Vice President, Human Resources for the Community Division
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Queenie C. Plater, M.S., is Vice President of Human Resources for Johns Hopkins Medicine's Community Division. That division includes Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

She is also a faculty member of the department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she teaches courses related to human resource issues. Until 2010, she also taught at Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. At Georgetown, she also served as an academic preceptor and executive mentor in the university's health systems administration program.

In June, 2016 Queenie was appointed by the DC Mayor’s office of Talent and Appointment as a member of the Workforce Investment Council. In addition to her accomplishments at Sibley and Johns Hopkins Medicine, Plater is also co-chair of human resources for the District of Columbia Hospital Association.  

Plater began her career at Sibley as an employment assistant. She quickly rose through the ranks and was named Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2005. She was one of the executives instrumental in Sibley's merger with Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2010.
 
In 2002, then Maryland governor Parris Glendening appointed Plater Commissioner for Community Services Reimbursement Rate.
 
A resident of Bethesda, Maryland, Plater received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Washington Adventist University. She later obtained a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
Jan Ritter
Jan Ritter
Vice President, Workforce
Good Samaritan Society
Ms. Ritter is an executive in the Human Resources arena and has over 25 years of experience as an HR practitioner and leader.  She is currently serving as the Vice President of Workforce at The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest not-for-profit, senior care provider whose mission is to “…share God's love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need.”  Good Samaritan employs over 20,000 healthcare practitioners, staff and administrators nationally.

Before joining Good Samaritan, Ms. Ritter was the Director of Human Resources for the Harbor Group where she managed all facets of the human resources function for an organization with five distinct business units across the United States.  Other roles that Ms. Ritter has held include being the Executive Vice President of People and Culture at Great Western Bank and Executive Vice President at the First National Bank in Sioux Falls.  Ms. Ritter holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Sioux Falls and loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
David Gill
David Gill
AVP, Employee Experience
Northwell Health
David Gill is the Assistant Vice President, Employee Experience with Northwell Health in the New York Metropolitan area. Within this role, David champions workforce engagement by working to improve employees’ experiences from attraction to retirement. David has responsibility for the strategy, development, implementation and ongoing execution of engagement initiatives and measurement, external and internal awards and recognition, and the sustainability of the employee value proposition. Prior to joining Northwell Health, David led the Human Resources Assessment and Selection function at Verizon Communications, which was responsible for the development, validation and implementation of the talent acquisition processes for hiring new employees. With over fifteen years of Talent Management experience and applied research across multiple industries, David’s areas of expertise include employee engagement and retention, talent identification, performance management and employee development. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a certificate in Occupational Health Psychology from Kansas State University.
Natasha Milatovich
Natasha Milatovich
Regional Vice President, Human Performance, AH Southern CA Region
Adventist Health System

Natasha Milatovich has more than 20 years of experience in Healthcare Human Resources. Currently, she is fulfilling the demanding role of Regional Vice President of Human Performance at. Throughout her career, Natasha has achieved a number of sustainable and notable positive changes. Her efforts are centered on increasing employee engagement in order to benefit hospitals and the Region as a whole. Amongst other accomplishments, under her leadership and through proactive efforts of her team, she effectively decreased hospital wide turnover rate by ten percent, reduced WC costs significantly and has automated many systems. Presently, she is focused on leading business transformation from Human Resources to Human Performance at the hospital and SoCal region. Natasha holds a master’s degree in both Business Administration and Human Resource Management as well as nationally recognized Human Resources certifications; SPHR and SHRM-SCP. Following her love for teaching, Natasha is strengthening the human resources community by teaching Human Resources courses at the graduate level. 

Tony Kinslow
Tony Kinslow
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
University of Rochester

Tony Kinslow has professional experience in higher education and health care, including service at Vanderbilt, Cal Tech, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. He came to Rochester from Cleveland, where he last worked at the Cleveland Clinic, including a stint in Abu Dhabi.  


He has been with the University of Rochester since March 1, 2015, in the capacity of Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.   In this position, Tony has responsibility for the Human Resource functions of New York State’s 6th largest private sector employer with just under 27,000 employees. Tony brings more than 25 years of HR experience into his UR CHRO role.  He is also responsible for staff diversity, affirmative action and Title IX at the University.




Tony has been actively involved in the communities where he has lived and worked and currently is a member of the HR Nazareth College Advisory Council, a board member for Action for a Better Community in Rochester, a board member for the AAU-HR Institute, and the executive champion of the University Young Leaders employee resource group.  




He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force National Guard, and he received his bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University, Sacramento; a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California, and J.D. from Vanderbilt School of Law.

Patrick Baker
Patrick Baker
Former VP Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer
West Chester Hospital, UC Health & retired LTCOL USAF
Jon Oravec
Jon Oravec
VP, Human Resources
Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Jon Oravec recently joined the Howard County General Hospital executive leadership team as Vice President of Human Resources. In this position, Oravec is responsible for supporting the hospital’s ongoing priority of retaining, attracting, engaging and developing the most talented people to care for our community. 




Prior to his arrival, Oravec most recently served as interim vice president of Human Resources for the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, after serving as director of Human Resources for the same organization. Prior to that, he was the vice president of Human Resources for Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia and director of Human Resources Business Practices at Catholic Health Initiatives in Erlanger, Kentucky.




Oravec received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and a master’s in business administration from Bellevue University.

Beverly Fein
Beverly Fein
VP, Human Resources
Holyoke Medical Center
Beverly Fein has over 30 years’ experience as an HR leader in Healthcare & Financial Services. Bev has demonstrated leadership in building business capability through employee and labor relations practices, employee communication, talent management, organizational development and managing change. She is a strategic business partner with extensive experience in multi-site global operations, start-ups and system integration. Bev is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health System where she focuses on Employee Engagement and Culture Transformation that directly links to the organization’s strategic plan to become an Employer of Choice and Best Place to Work. She holds a M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the City University of New York at Baruch College and a B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Bev has also held the position of President of Connecticut Healthcare Human Resource Association. When Bev is not is not focused on creating the best place to work, she enjoys traveling internationally with her fiancée Scott and spending time with their children in Alaska and California. Bev also loves to spend time with her 1 year old Golden Doodle, Dexter who enjoys hiking and people watching.
Martin Pellum
Martin Pellum
Director, Talent Assessment, Healthcare Leadership Talent Institute
Department of Veterans Affairs
Marty Pellum joined the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in January 2011 following a career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and senior leader with the Central Intelligence Agency. He served as the VHA manager for all of VHA’s workforce development programs until May 2015 when he was detailed to a task force charged with standing up a talent management system for VHA. Once the Healthcare Leadership Talent Institute (HLTI) was established in February 2016, he was designated the Program Director for the Talent Planning and Assessment function, and was immediately appointed as the HLTI Acting Director. The HLTI integrates VHA’s workforce planning and leader development efforts around a comprehensive talent assessment and review process, modeled after the best practices in talent management in corporate America, in order to identify and develop a strong succession pipeline of leaders for executive positions.
Shawn Ray
Shawn Ray
System Director, Nursing Talent Acquisition
BJC Health System
Shawn Ray is currently the BJC HealthCare System Director of Talent Acquisition for Nursing. She is an RN and spent over 30 years in Patient Care Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in various nursing leadership roles including patient care manager, educator, researcher, retention specialist as well as staff nurse before moving over to human resources. Shawn spent the last 8 years as an HR Director in roles including talent acquisition, employee relations and organizational effectiveness. BJC HealthCare is comprised of 22 hospitals and health services organizations based in St. Louis, Missouri with locations throughout mid and eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the flagship academic medical center of BJC HealthCare.
Jackie Hunter
Jackie Hunter
Executive/Physician Leadership Recruiter
Banner Health
Jackie is a multifaceted leader who has consistently served on many projects at Banner such as throughput analysis, talent management review, leadership and development. Over the past 18 months, she has successful propelled the Diversity and Inclusion council at Banner Health to accomplish several milestones including but not limited to collaborating with academic partners and actively transitioned 3 veterans into Banner from the Hiring Our Heroes program.  

Jackie was in private practice as a Chiropractor for 8 years. Upon her husband’s initial abrupt deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 she elected to transition back into the corporate world to establish a work/life balance. As a mother of 3 children (ages 13, 11, and 9) she holds a position as adjunct faculty for Maricopa Community Colleges where she has taught Human Anatomy and Physiology to pre-med/pre nursing students for the past 6 years.  In her spare time, Jackie is active in the community as a hurdles coach for a local club track/field team, volunteers with charities and serves as board member on the Arizona Diversity Council. Jackie was recently selected to serve on the board of AHE (AZ Healthcare Executives) as the Chair Diversity and Inclusion. 
Nancy Viramontes
Nancy Viramontes
HR Manager, Employee Engagement
Kettering Health Network

Nancy Viramontes is the HR Manager for Employee Engagement for Kettering Health Network. In her current role, Nancy drives the development and implementation of engagement strategies, key HR communication strategies, and recognition programs and events.  She has been part of Kettering Health Network Human Resources for 11 years, spending 9 years as campus HR business partner before transitioning to her current role.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University. She is certified through the HR Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and through the Society for Human Resources Management as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Tom Tonkin
Tom Tonkin
Principal, Change Management and Transformation Thought Leadership & Advisory Services
Cornerstone OnDemand
Dr. Tonkin is an executive in Professional Services and Software Sales arena and has over 25 years of business and technology experience. Prior to joining CSOD, Dr. Tonkin was the CEO and Co-Founder of the Sales Conservatory where he specialized in helping sales leaders that have revenue generation responsibility between $5M and $1B and are looking for a trusted advisor to guide them to materially increase revenue . He spent 19 years of his career at Oracle Corporation as the Senior Director of the Sales Performance Group in Oracle’s Global Sales Academy.  Dr. Tonkin is also a speaker at leadership and business conferences where he also presents throughout the year.
Doris Savron
Doris Savron
Executive Dean, College of Health Professions
University of Phoenix
Doris Savron is the executive dean of the University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions, which offers leading-edge graduate, undergraduate, certificate and non-degree programs aimed at preparing students to improve the quality of health care in their communities and in the industry. 

Doris’ career spans 20 years in health care, information technology and academia. She has held a number of leadership roles in her tenure with University of Phoenix, including serving as vice president of Student Services and territory vice president over campuses. In her most recent role, she served as the Dean of Operations for the College of Health Professions, where she was responsible for the oversight of operational efficiencies within the College. Prior to joining the University, Doris spent 10 years in leadership roles in health care operations, rehabilitation services and information technology consulting. 

Doris holds an MBA from Cleveland State University and is completing her doctorate of health administration.    
Mike Tippets
Mike Tippets
VP, Digital Media
HUGHES
Mike Tippets is vice president of the Hughes Global Media Group, a product and solution division of Hughes. Mr. Tippets assumed this position in January of 2010 and in this capacity he is responsible for the development of managed services, software applications and other solutions based on Hughes digital media products and technologies. 

Previously, Mr. Tippets served as president of Helius, which was acquired by Hughes in 2008 and became fully integrated into the Hughes family in January 2010. As a leading provider of business-class IP video solutions, the former Helius provided solutions for training and learning, digital signage, and corporate communications to business customers around the world. 

Mr. Tippets is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech industry and brings a dynamic and passionate vision of what IP solutions can provide for businesses in the 21st century.

Cherish Chong
Cherish Chong
Director, ESG Healthcare
ZeroChaos

Cherish brings over 16 years of nursing leadership experience to ZeroChaos. Previously, Mrs. Chong held the position of Associate Director for the Central Staffing and Patient Placement Center for Jackson Health System where she oversaw staff and patient placement initiatives for 6 departments within the health system including 400 union and non-union employees and indirect agency staff. Departments included Patient Placement, Central Staffing, Administrators in Charge, Transfer Center, Admission/Discharge/Transfer Team, and Transport/Escort. Prior to Jackson Health System, she held several nursing leadership positions in the healthcare vertical.




As the Director of ESG Healthcare for ZeroChaos, Cherish provides program and account oversight for hospitals’ workforce solutions programs and oversees approximately $20.2 million a year of combined clinical and non-clinical contingent labor spend. Her areas of accountability encompass account management services, client service delivery, CRM, account fulfillment, contract compliance, agency relations, credentialing compliance and background checks, invoicing and billing, onboarding/off boarding, forecasting and budgets.

Shannon Libbert
Shannon Libbert
Associate Client Partner
Korn Ferry Hay Group

Delivering results for clients

Shannon Libbert is an Associate Client Partner in the healthcare advisory practice for Korn Ferry Hay Group, Inc. based in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. 

Ms. Libbert is an expert in developing and sustaining relationships that enable leaders in healthcare systems to achieve long term success in cultural and operational outcomes. She is particularly skilled at assisting complex organizations maintain high levels of engagement during times of continuous change. 

She possesses more than 22 years of experience in healthcare, human resources, and government. Her special interest is assisting clients with their unique needs around engagement of people:  employees, physicians, and patients. 

Expertise 

Ms. Libbert consults with healthcare CEO’s and other key C-suite/physician executives, advising on selection and retention, alignment, leadership development, performance management, operations and change management, mergers and acquisitions, and strategies around culture.  

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Libbert was a key leader in Studer Group, a Malcolm Baldrige Award winning firm, now a division of Huron Healthcare. During her tenure there, she served as director of human resources and then as director of national partnerships where she partnered with several systems to achieve top performance in key metrics. While in operations, she was instrumental in the firm doubling the size of the consulting division and obtaining the Best Places to Work designation for 6 consecutive years. 



Mike  Andrus
Mike Andrus
VP, HCM Transformation
Oracle

Twenty plus years of corporate HR, Finance and Project Management experience, most recently as VP of HR Operations at one of the nation's largest health systems. He also spent ten years in progressive finance roles at a global telecom company. In his roles on senior leadership teams across two major industries at times of rapid transformation, Mike knows what it means to be the face of change within large organizations and leading initiatives with executive stakeholders. He now partners with customer senior leaders on all aspects of human capital transformation.

Denise LaForte
Denise LaForte
Partner, North American HR Transformation Leader
Mercer

Denise LaForte is a Partner with Mercer and is the North American HR Transformation Practice Leader. She has over 30 years of broad based consulting experience in Human Resources with deep expertise in leading HR transformation initiatives and improving the Human Resources function.  She has significant experience coaching Chief Human Resource Officers and HR Leadership teams through HR transformation initiatives. Denise also leads the Health Care Provider industry vertical for the Careers consulting business at Mercer. Denise has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. with a councentration in Human Resources Management from DePaul University in Chicago.

Sample project work includes:

       Leading an assessment of the HR function at one of the top 5 US hospital systems and realigning HR’s priorities in order to meet the challenges of the Affordable Care Act and industry transformation. The assessment included a web-based survey of over 3000 managers and interviews with key executives and the HR team. The project also included the development of a new HR shared services model leveraging an activity based costing tool and the building of a new Program Management Office to manage HR initiatives.

       Leading the development of a new system-wide approach for HR for an east coast nationally recognized, not-for-profit hospital that needed a scalable efficient HR function to support future affiliations and acquisitions. The work included the design of an employee service center, local hospital strategic HR roles and an overall system-wide HR function that supports the design of HR plans, programs and policies. 

       Leading the development of an HR transformation strategy for large mid-western university and their hospital. The work included a web-based assessment of the HR function, executive interviews and HR workshops. The deliverables included a shared services HR delivery model, a new HR organizational structure and governance model and key recommendations to improve HR processes across the function.

       Developing an HR shared services strategy for a large Catholic hospital system with a decentralized HR function. The work included the shared services design, organizational design and roles, process redesign, future state measures and metrics and a change management strategy that included feedback from employees and managers via focus groups. The new design has allowed HR to decrease in size over time while HR quality scores have improved.   

       Creating a HR shared services delivery model for a small regional hospital challenged with intense cost pressures. The new model shifted administrative work from the local hospitals to the main system hospital and allowed HR to become more efficient through streamlined consistent processes.

       Developing a strategic three year plan for HR service delivery for a large multi-state Catholic health system. The plan included a detailed roadmap for the implementation of employee and manager self-service, an HR shared services model and new system-wide centers of expertise for Talent Management, Total Rewards and Innovation and Learning.

Dan Lezotte
Dan Lezotte
Principal, Workforce Strategy and Analytics
Mercer
Sara McCarville
Sara McCarville
Director, Healthcare Business Development
ManpowerGroup Solutions
Sara McCarville is the Director of Healthcare Business Development at ManpowerGroup Solutions. She has more than 15 years of clinical and talent acquisition experience in healthcare, life sciences and senior housing. She has created and implemented recruitment solutions for national healthcare systems, Fortune 100 medical device companies, international senior housing organizations and smaller critical access facilities. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup Solutions, Sara worked as a Director in RPO operations delivery for seven years and applies a delivery-minded approach to creating thoughtful and innovative solutions for her clients. She completed her Bachelor of Science in molecular and microbiology from Portland State University.
Abbey Sprague
Abbey Sprague
Director, Program Delivery
ManpowerGroup Solutions
Abbey Sprague is a Director of Program Delivery at ManpowerGroup Solutions. She has been with ManpowerGroup Solutions for five years and has more than 10 years of full-cycle recruitment management experience across various industries, including healthcare, engineering, technology, IT, manufacturing, food and ingredient and consumer goods. Additionally, Abbey has experience leading teams in RPO, corporate recruiting, agency recruiting and retained executive search. 

Abbey provides operational leadership support for seven clients and manages recruitment professionals who sit virtually and at the ManpowerGroup Solutions global headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis. She has successfully implemented strategies to create and drive consistency, quality, maximization of technology and enhanced brand and candidate experience for clients. Abbey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in communication.
Angela  Maiers
Angela Maiers
Founder
Choose2Matter
Zainab Hayat
Zainab Hayat
Program Director
HR Healthcare 2017

Zainab is the program director for the HR events portfolio at Worldwide Business Research (WBR). She is project leader and editorial director developing market leading events for senior HR leaders in retail, healthcare, and government. She researches and creates conference programs addressing top industry trends and concerns and recruits senior executive thought leaders to provide insight and share their experiences. Prior to this role, Zainab supported the WBR production team in running 40+ large-scale conferences. You may run into Zainab on the streets of Manhattan trying to pet as many dogs as possible.