September 27, 2019: Human Resources including Embracing Diversity


St. Ann’s Community
1500 Portland Avenue
Rochester, New York 14621

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St. Ann's Community

Today's Agenda

During this session the Fellows will discuss the changing dynamics of the workforce including how to attract and retain the best talent. We will take an in-depth look at the Business Case for Diversity and the importance of understanding the unique needs and cultural difference of our patients and

7:45-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:00 Welcome

Michael McRae, Chief Executive Officer, St Ann’s Community

Linda Becker, President and Founder, NorthStar Network

9:00-10:30 Business Case for Diversity 

Dr. Robert C. Henderson, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, The Henderson Consulting Group

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:30 Attracting and Retaining Talent. The Workforce of the Future and the Influence of Technology

Kate Lennon, Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Networking with Panelists

1:30-3:00 Unique Perspectives - Roundtables and Discussion

Brennon Thompson, Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Operations Specialist, Heritage Christian Services (Facilitator)

Panelists include representatives of these local communities.  Panelists are to-be-confirmed:

  • Hannah Bayram, Nurse Practitioner, Rochester Regional Health
  • Dr. Keith Jenkins, Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Cheryl Kodjo, MD, Associate Dean of Advising, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry 
  • Sanjay Mathur, Past President, Hindu Temple of Rochester & Hospital Chaplain
  • Wade Norwood, Baptist Minister & Chief Strategy Officer, Common Ground Health
  • Dr. Scott Smith, Research Associate Professor: Health Care Careers, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) 
  • Christine Wagner, SSJ, Ph.D., Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center

3:00-3:15 Wrap up

Lisa Smith, Consultant, NorthStar Network

3:15-4:15 Tours of St. Ann's Community