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July 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am 2:00 pm

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$149  Member Rate
$199   Non-Member Rate

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MHA’s Workforce Summit


8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Networking  

8:30 a.m. – Welcome  

• Steve Walsh, president and CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 
• Michael Dandorph, president and CEO, Tufts Medicine 

Keynote Address: The Future of the Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce  

• Rachel Lipson, director and co-founder, Project on Workforce, Harvard University 

9:00 a.m. – Establishing Effective Pathway Programs to Healthcare Careers 

Kim Stevenson, MS, senior manager, clinical affairs, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 


• Patrick Mitchell, director, Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development 
• Ashley Hazleton McClafferty, MSW, assistant director, workforce development, MassHire Boston Workforce Board  
• Kristin Driscoll, Ed.M., director, workforce Development, Boston Children’s Hospital; Co-chair, Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium 
• Patricia Samra, RN, vice president of HR Operations, Baystate Health  
• Tara Gregorio, president, Massachusetts Senior Care Association 

10:15 a.m. – Break  

10:30 a.m. – Workforce Priorities from the State  

• Rosalin Acosta, Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

10:45 – Recruiting the Next Generation of Healthcare Workers 

Valerie Fleishman, SVP and chief innovation officer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 


• Rosa Colon-Kolacko, PhD, MBA, CDM, SHRM-SCP, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, Tufts Medicine  
• Breannah Conward-Lewis, MS, program manager, Human Resource Programs, Boston Medical Center  
• Joy Rosen, MS, vice president of behavioral health, Massachusetts General Hospital 
• Andrea Bresnahan, DNP, executive director, Nursing Council on Workforce Sustainability, UMass Chan Medical School 

12:00 p.m. – Lunch  

12:45 p.m. – Advancing Workforce Support and Retention Strategies  

Patricia Noga, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, vice president of clinical affairs, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 


• Kristi Aimone, wellbeing & engagement Program Manager, Southcoast Health 
• Maureen Banks, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, COO & CNO, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network  
• Bonnie Michelman, CPP, CHPA, executive director, police, security and outside services, Mass General Brigham
• Joseph Doolin, MBA, MS, chief people officer, TaraVista Behavioral Health Center  
• Tammy Retalic, MS, RN, chief nursing officer, Hebrew SeniorLife 

2:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
 –  Reception
Join us for a closing reception sponsored by GQR Healthcare