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The RISE Women in Health Care Leadership Summit
June 18-19, 2024
A Virtual Event

Agenda

The brightest minds in health care take a deep dive into neurodiversity, the sandwich generation, and leveraging kindness for success. The intimate atmosphere sets the perfect backdrop for idea sharing and making meaningful connections. Whether you are early in your career and want to expand your network, or you are an established leader and want to sharpen your toolkit, this conference is for you! 

Tuesday - June 18, 2024

10:00 AM 10:05 AM

9:00 AM 9:05 AM

8:00 AM 8:05 AM

7:00 AM 7:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair
Ana Handshuh, Principal 
CAT5 Strategies 

10:05 AM 11:05 AM

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7:05 AM 8:05 AM

Uniting Generations in Healthcare Leadership: Strategies for Seamless Collaboration

Join this enlightening and empowering experience, providing senior healthcare leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead their organizations into a future where every generation feels valued, understood, and fully engaged in advancing healthcare excellence. 

You will gain: 

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills  
  • Improved Recruitment and Retention  
  • Innovation and Problem-Solving  
  • Personal and Professional Growth 

 

Berthine Crèvecoeur West, MA, EMBA, CDE® - CEO 
Westbridge Solutions  
Head of Business Strategy Development| Certified Diversity Executive® 

 

11:05 AM 11:10 AM

10:05 AM 10:10 AM

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8:05 AM 8:10 AM

Transition

11:10 AM 12:00 PM

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

9:10 AM 10:00 AM

8:10 AM 9:00 AM

Updates on the DEIB Journey and Progression Towards Inclusive Leadership

  • Are companies adapting and pivoting to foster inclusivity in today's dynamic environment? 
  • Bridge the gap: discuss strategies to advance women into more leadership roles 
  • Gain tools for empowering diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership 

12:00 PM 1:00 PM

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Luncheon

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

11:00 AM 11:45 AM

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Navigating Strong Personalities: Strategies for Effective Collaboration

  • Learn how to communicate with tact and develop trust, without alienating others 
  • Discover techniques to build rapport and create a productive working environment with diverse personalities 
  • Harness strengths: identify ways to leverage the power of strong personalities to achieve common goals and drive success 

Colleen Gianatasio, Director, Clinical Documentation Integrity and Coding Compliance  
CDPHP  

1:45 PM 1:50 PM

12:45 PM 12:50 PM

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10:45 AM 10:50 AM

Transition

1:50 PM 2:35 PM

12:50 PM 1:35 PM

11:50 AM 12:35 PM

10:50 AM 11:35 AM

Are You a Part of the Sandwich Generation?

  • Walk away with strategies for managing the dual responsibilities of caring for children in school and aging parents, while pursuing a demanding career 
  • Explore techniques to achieve harmony and integration across work, family, and caregiving responsibilities 
  • Learn how to build a support network and implement self-care practices to thrive amidst the challenges of the sandwich generation lifestyle 

 

Moderator: 
Vandna Bhrany, Vice President, HEDIS Strategy & Analytics  
AmeriHealth Caritas   

Mikal L. Sutton, Managing Director, Medicaid  
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association   

Krystal Revai, (she/her/ella) MD, MPH, CHIE, Associate Chief Medical Officer 
Health Alliance Medical Plans 

2:35 PM 2:45 PM

1:35 PM 1:45 PM

12:35 PM 12:45 PM

11:35 AM 11:45 AM

Transition

2:45 PM 3:30 PM

1:45 PM 2:30 PM

12:45 PM 1:30 PM

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

Practical Strategies for Embracing Joyful Aging and Thriving Through Every Stage of Life

  • Discover the secrets to embracing joyful aging in your 20s, 30s, and 40s 
  • Empower your body and mind for a vibrant future 
  • Unlock the keys to aging joyfully through cultivating resilience and embracing each stage of life with positivity and purpose 

 

Moderator 
Laura Sheriff, RN, MSN, CPC, CRC, Vice President Operations, Risk Adjustment   
Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR)   

Sara Kavanaugh, Speaker, Advocate  
Host of "The Positive Gene Podcast” 

Ana Handshuh, Principal 
CAT5 Strategies 

3:30 PM 3:35 PM

2:30 PM 2:35 PM

1:30 PM 1:35 PM

12:30 PM 12:35 PM

Break

3:35 PM 4:20 PM

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

Leading a Person-Centered Care Experience

  • Define equitable care and common challenges within healthcare settings 
  • Learn about patient characteristics that may trigger a need for increased patient-centered care awareness 
  • Increase you awareness of needs for specific patient populations and how to enhance the patient and staff experience through policy and procedure development 

 

Amanda Merski, MSW, LCSW, National Program Manager, Community Nursing Home Quality & Oversight, Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care z

US Department of Veteran Affairs  

4:20 PM 5:20 PM

3:20 PM 4:20 PM

2:20 PM 3:20 PM

1:20 PM 2:20 PM

What is Your Story? How Branding and Claiming Your Narrative Can Create Visibility

For decades, marketing and PR in the world of healthcare has been seen as taboo—and almost unheard of. But as we pivot from lunch and learns to more innovative and impactful storytelling tactics in the digital age, healthcare professionals (especially women!) need to stay relevant to cut through the noise of their competitors and elevate their voice. 
 
This panel will focus on: 

  • The Art of Storytelling: how crafting your narrative is key 
  • What it takes to build an image and brand presence 
  • The Do’s + Don’t of PR and marketing 

 

Moderator: 
Dr. Shannon Decker, Principal   
VBC One  

Barrie Cohen, Owner and Founder 
BC Public Relations  

Lila Kanouse, Founder + Digital Strategist 
Let’s B Media 

Caitlin Kiss, Content Creator and Social Media Manager 
The Social Community 

Wednesday - June 19, 2024

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

9:00 AM 9:10 AM

8:00 AM 8:10 AM

7:00 AM 7:10 AM

Welcome Remarks and Day One Takeaways

Ana Handshuh, Principal 
CAT5 Strategies 

10:05 AM 11:05 AM

9:05 AM 10:05 AM

8:05 AM 9:05 AM

7:05 AM 8:05 AM

An Unconventional Approach: Leveraging Kindness as a Strategy For Success

Science has proven that doing kind acts for others makes us happier. And that’s great news for leaders because happier employees are 12% more productive. In today's workplace climate—amid staffing and retention challenges, it's crucially important to have a competitive edge with current staff and future employees. In this talk, you’ll learn how to use kindness as a key differentiator to make your organization stand out from the crowd. When you learn how to use kindness strategically, you’ll be seen and valued as a strategic and compassionate leader while simultaneously boosting the bottom line and improving workplace culture. 

 

You will:  

  • Identify the tangible benefits of creating a culture focused on kindness 
  • Incorporate standards that focus on the human element of the workplace and move the needle toward a kinder work environment 
  • Create an action plan that will positively impact the bottom line 

 

Cindy Rowe 
Public Speaker, Trainer, Entrepreneur  

11:05 AM 11:10 AM

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Transition

11:10 AM 12:10 PM

10:10 AM 11:10 AM

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Thriving Through Stress: Strategies for a Healthier Workplace

When constant stress becomes a barrier for your team, affecting their health, mental well-being, and morale, it's unrealistic and insensitive to expect high performance or authentic happiness. In this talk Hannah dives deep into the science and data behind burnout, offering actionable insights to identify and address the early signs of stress. Learn effective strategies that help guide your team toward a healthier environment and establish measures to prevent burnout before it starts. By prioritizing employee stability and well-being, you can create a more positive and productive workplace. 

Hannah Austin, MBA, CEO/Founder 
SheShatters, LLC 

12:10 PM 1:00 PM

11:10 AM 12:00 PM

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

9:10 AM 10:00 AM

Luncheon

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

12:00 PM 1:00 PM

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Where Does Neurodiversity Fit in The DEI Landscape and How Does It Apply to Me

  • List three conditions considered neurodiversity 
  • Understand why certain neurodiverse conditions may appear different in women compared to men  
  • Recognized two areas where they may be able to provide an accommodation for a neurodiverse team member 

 

Krystal Revai, (she/her/ella) MD, MPH, CHIE, Associate Chief Medical Officer 
Health Alliance Medical Plans 

2:00 PM 2:05 PM

1:00 PM 1:05 PM

12:00 PM 12:05 PM

11:00 AM 11:05 AM

Transition

2:05 PM 2:50 PM

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

11:05 AM 11:50 AM

Charting Your Path: Strategies for Advancement and Readiness

  • Learn effective techniques for setting clear career objectives and strategizing your path to advancement 
  • Discover key indicators and self-assessment tools to determine when you're ready to take the next step in your career journey 
  • Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to successfully navigate your next career move with certainty and purpose 

Martina Lee Strickland, Chief Growth Officer 
Clever Care Health Plan  

Dr. Shannon Decker, Principal   
VBC One  

Laura Sheriff, RN, MSN, CPC, CRC, Vice President Operations, Risk Adjustment   
Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR)   

2:50 PM 3:00 PM

1:50 PM 2:00 PM

12:50 PM 1:00 PM

11:50 AM 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

   

 

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