Diversity MBA Virtual National Inclusive Leadership Healthcare & Wellness Summit

Reimagine the Future: Health Equity Redefined

Join us Thursday, November 11, 2021
from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST

Healthcare companies are on the frontlines of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with fast-growing, diverse workforces and patients. Join us November 11th, 2021 as we talk with top executives from leading healthcare organizations about how they execute their DEI strategies, including what really works and how the pandemic is changing their industry.

Who Should Attend

  • C-Level (CEO, CDO, CHRO) executives leading DEI strategies 
  • Recruiters pursuing diverse talent
  • Line managers overseeing diverse workforces
  • HR managers nurturing inclusive workplaces

What You’ll Learn

  • Cutting edge research on diversity benchmarking and best practices
  • The latest proven strategies for managing DEI in healthcare
  • The impacts of COVID on healthcare from recruiting to patient care
  • Emerging trends in healthcare strategy, care, and workforce management

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Reimagine the Future: Health Equity Redefined

November 11, 2021

Interactive Social Connections & Networking

Welcome Remarks 

Larissa Williams, Assistant Vice President of Programs & Diversity, Diversity MBA Media & Diversity Learning Solutions 

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Neddy Perez, DMBA Board Chair & Global Chief Diversity Officer, McCormick & Co 

Insights on Cutting Edge Research on Wellness in the Workplace

Dr. Mary Donohue, Author & CEO Digital Wellness Center 

Interactive Engagement & Stretch Break

Sponsor: Digital Wellness

C-Suite Leadership & Diversity Symposium

In this dynamic opening session, a distinguished panel of leaders will provide perspectives on how equity and inclusion can increase the business advantage.

Moderators: 

Pamela A. McElvane, CEO, Diversity Learning Solutions & Diversity MBA Media 

Fernando Little, Enterprise Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health 

Panelists:

Candice Saunders, President & CEO, Wellstar Health System

LeJoyce Naylor, SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Wellstar Health System 

Chris Bowes, Group SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Atrium Health

Tanya S. Blackmon, EVP & Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Officer, Novant Health

Adeola Oduwole, VP & Chief of  Equity, Diversity  & Inclusion,Lurie’s Children’s l Hospital 

Sponsor: Wellstar Health System

Supporting Sponsors: UPMC, Novant Health, Atrium Health

Interactive Digital Wellness Break

INSIGHTS ON INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY & EQUITY IN HEALTHCARE

Pamela A. McElvane, Author & CEO Diversity MBA Media/Diversity Learning Solutions 

Interactive Engagement & Stretch Break

Town Hall Panel: Intersection Race & Equity in Healthcare: Solution Bound

Speaker: Dr. Alisahah Jackson, System Vice President, Population Health & Policy, CommonSpirit Health 

Sponsor: CommonSpirit Health

Interactive Engagement & Stretch Break

Sponsor: Digital Wellness Center

Solution Based Best Practices Break Outs

Lab Style Discussion & Learning

Best Practices in Diversity & Health Equity

Recruiting a diverse workforce that reflects the population served is only the beginning to advancing health equity.  In this discussion, experts will provide a framework for understanding best practice approaches that address health disparities and equity of care, and why it matters and how to achieve it.

Moderator:   Bridget Hurd, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan

Panelists:

Ashleigh Hargrave, Sr. Director of Health Equity, Novant Health

Dr. Shara Wesley, AVP, Community Health & Health Equity, Wellstar Health System 

Nadine Vogel, CEO, Springboard Consulting

Mike Simmons, CEO, Andros 

Community Approach to Population Health: Pandemic Age

Learn what companies are doing to stay relevant and manage population and community health during a challenging political environment and unstable marketplace. In this discussion, learn the next level business practices to integrate in your community-based strategies. 

Moderator: Erickajoy Daniels, SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Advocate Healthcare System 

Panelists:

Cameron Durant, Chairman & CEO, Humanigen, Inc.

Jackie Burgess-Bishop, CEO, National Kidney Foundation of IL 

Burgess Harrison, President & CEO, National Minority Health Association 

Building a Sustainable Pipeline While Retaining Existing Workforce

Learn best practices on how to create and promote an inclusive culture for advancement and retention of talent.  Advice will be shared on how to gain management and employee buy-in for inclusion and how to overcome resistance that counteracts policies of employee engagement.

Moderator:

David Bubas, Sr. Director Diversity & Inclusion & Workforce, UPMC 

Panelists:

Donald Fan, Sr. Director, Culture & Inclusion, Walmart 

Alison Banks Moore, VP & Chief Diversity Officer Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, NJ 

Psychological Safety & Trust in Healthcare

Many of today’s most valuable firms have come to realize that analyzing and improving individual workers — a practice known as ‘‘employee performance optimization’’ — isn’t enough. As commerce becomes increasingly global and complex, the bulk of modern work is more and more team-based. One study, published in The Harvard Business Review in January 2016, found that ‘‘the time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50 percent or more’’ over the last two decades and that, at many companies, more than three-quarters of an employee’s day is spent communicating with colleagues. An evidence-based understanding of the dynamics that lead to effective teams is critical. This session pulls together various research studies and curates their findings regarding psychologically safe environments as a critical enabler of team effectiveness. 

Presenter: Dr. Suri Surinder, CEO CTR Factor/ Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Learning Solutions 

Patient Care vs Profitable Margins: Doing Both Better

Discussions of health care reform in the US largely overlook the importance of public health principles and the roles of public health agencies, providers etc. ‘Even with the understanding of how social determinants impact communities, the reality is how do we change the current landscape while improving profit margins.  

Moderator:   Dr. Marijka Grey, System VP, Ambulatory Transformation & Innovation Physician Enterprise, CommonSpirit Healthcare 

Asha Rodriquez, Facility Executive, Atrium Health

Jennifer Rabiner, Chief Product Officer, Pearl Health 

Dr. Jacob Bidwell, Designated Institutional Official Research Subjects Protection Program, Advocate Aurora Health

Yolanda Robles, CEO, Cultural Link 

Real Talk: 

Return to Work & Mental Health

The reality is that mental health spans across a few key areas including but not limited to; system transformation, a right to privacy, treatment, and access for all. Post pandemic return to work and mental wellness is the number one issue that cannot be “business as usual.” This session will address the many challenges medical health professionals face with managing employee engagement, retention, and mental health.     

Moderator: 

Mary Chatman, PhD, RN, EVP, Wellstar Health System, President, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital & Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital 

Panelists: 

Bethany Lo Presti, PhD, Executive Director of Behavioral Health at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Mary E. Donohue, CEO, Digital Wellness Center & Author

Dr. Ryan E. Breshears, PhD, ABPP, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Director of Psychology/Psychiatry, Wellstar Health System

Wrap up & Call to Action

Pam McElvane, CEO, Diversity Learning Solutions & Diversity MBA Media & Suri Surinder, CEO CTR Factor & Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Learning Solutions

Networking & Making Connections

SPEAKERS

Adeola Oduwole

VP & Chief of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion,
Lurie’s Children’s l Hospital

Alison Banks-Moore

VP & Chief Diversity Officer
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, NJ

Asha Rodriguez

Facility Executive
Atrium Health

Ashleigh Hargrave

Sr. Director of Health Equity,
Novant Health

Bethany Lo Presti

PhD, Executive Director of Behavioral Health at
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Bridget Hurd

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan

Burgess Harrison

President & CEO,
National Minority Health Association

Candice Saunders

President & CEO,
Wellstar Health System

David Bubas

Sr. Director Diversity & Inclusion & Workforce,
UPMC

Donald Fan

Sr. Director, Culture & Inclusion,
Walmart

Dr. Alisahah Jackson

System Vice President, Population Health & Policy,
CommonSpirit Health

Dr. Cameron Durrant

Chairman & CEO
Humanigen, Inc

Dr. Mary Donohue

CEO,
Digital Wellness Center & Author

Dr. Ryan Breshears

PhD, ABPP, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Director of Psychology/Psychiatry,
Wellstar Health System

Dr. Shara Wesley

AVP, Community Health & Health Equity,
Wellstar Health System

Erickajoy Daniels

SVP & Chief Diversity Officer,
Advocate Healthcare System

Fernando Little

Enterprise Chief Diversity Officer,
Atrium Health

Jackie Burgess-Bishop, FACHE

CEO
National Kidney Foundation of IL

Jennifer Rabiner

Chief Product Officer
Pearl Health

LeJoyce Naylor

SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer,
Wellstar Health System

Dr. Marijka Grey

System VP, Ambulatory Transformation & Innovation Physician Enterprise,
CommonSpirit Healthcare

Mary Chatman

PhD, RN, EVP, Wellstar Health System, President,
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital & Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital

Mike Simmons

CEO, Founder
Andros

Nadine Vogel

CEO
Springboard Consulting

Pam McElvane

CEO,
Diversity Learning Solutions & Diversity MBA Media

Dr. Jacob Bidwell

Designated Institutional Official Research Subjects Protection Program, Advocate
Aurora Health

Suri Surinder

CEO CTR Factor/ Chief Learning Officer,
Diversity Learning Solutions

Tanya Blackmon

EVP & Chief Diversity , Inclusion & Equity Officer
Novant Health

Yolanda Robles

CEO
Cultural Link

Larissa Williams

Assistant Vice President of Programs & Diversity,
Diversity MBA Media & Diversity Learning Solutions

Neddy Perez

DMBA Board Chair & Global Chief Diversity Officer,
McCormick & Co

Chris Bowe

Group SVP & Chief Operating Officer,
Atrium Health

Thomas Shanley

CEO
Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital

Miriam Lewis

CDO
Principal Financial Group

Michele Reeves

CDO
Presbyterian Healthcare System

Angela Guy

SVP & CDO
L'Oreal USA

Dr. Andrea Hendricks

CDO
Cerner Corporation

Smita Pillai

CDO
Regeneron

Brian D. Smedley

PhD, Chief of Psychology
American Psychology Association

Carl S. Amato

CEO & President
Novant Health

Dr. Dominic Mack

Morehouse Medical School & National COV19 Resiliency Network

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SPONSORS

Diversity MBA Media: Featured Authors & Books

Health Care

Don’t Let Healthcare Bankrupt America

by George Halvorson
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Ending Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Disparities in American Health Care

by George Halvorson
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Diversity

SkiNy on Diversity Recruiting

Current Trends and Best Practices in Recruiting, Pamela A. McElvane
Buy on Amazon

Science of Diversity

by Dr. Mona Weissmark
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Diversity Is Not Enough

by Keith Wyche
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Strategy & Goals

Profitable Diversity

by Anise Wiley Little
Buy on Amazon

Project Bold Life

by Ed Kopko
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Ready to Be a Sponsor?

Contact Erika Young, Associate Director, Corporate Relations & Engagement: erika@diversitymbamagazine.com

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