Healthcare HR:
Strategies to Attract, Engage,
& Retain Clinical Staff

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 8am to 5pm
Friday, August 9, 2019 | 8am to 2pm

Location:
Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar St. Houston, TX 77010
Conference Rm: 335 A-C

Generously Sponsored By:

Platinum Partner

Premium Partners

Conference Exhibitors

Agenda: at-a-glance
Day 1 | August 8th, 2019

Time Session Tittle
7:30 -8:25am Breakfast - Registration & Networking
8:25 - 8:30 Welcome & Agenda Review
8:30 - 9:05 I’m at Work but I’m Not OK: Mental Health & Presenteeism in the Workplace
9:05 - 9:35 Panel: Key Challenges to Talent Acquisition in Healthcare (Focusing on Provider/Clinical Staff)
9:35 -10:10 How to Partner with Hiring Leaders to Alleviate Staff Shortages
10:10 - 10:25 BREAK - AM Snack & Stretches
10:25 - 10:55 Panel: How Associations can Enhance the Value of your HR Department
10:55 - 11:30 Finding a Need and Filling It: In Your Organization and Community
11:30 - 11:55 “Check-ins” - Moving Performance Reviews From Static to Strategic
11:55 - 12:00 Introduction of HHHRA Board and Acknowledgement of Member
12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH & Networking
1:00 - 1:30 Upcoming Market Trends & Disruption in HR
1:30 - 2:00 Panel: How to Encourage a Diverse and Inclusive Culture in the Workplace
2:00 - 2:30 How to Attract More Provider/Clinical Applicants to Your Job Postings
2:30 - 3:00 How to Combat Provider | Clinician Burnout
3:00 - 3:15 BREAK - PM Snack & Stretches
3:15 - 3:45 Panel: Boosting Provider | Clinician Wellness
3:45 - 4:15 Engaging Executive Leadership in HR Initiatives by Measuring ROI
4:15 - 4:45 How to Create the Red Carpet Experience for Your Candidates
4:45 - 5:00 End of Day Networking

Agenda: at-a-glance
Day 2 | August 9th, 2019

Time Session Tittle
7:30 -8:25am Breakfast - Registration & Networking
8:25 - 8:30 Welcome & SetUp
8:30 - 9:05 Panel: Becoming Known as a Top Tier Employer
9:00 - 9:30 Transforming HR From a Tactical to Strategic Partner
9:30 -10:00 Trends in Candidate Attraction: Recruitment Videos
10:00 - 10:20 Using A.I. Chatbots to Enhance Recruitment
10:20 - 10:35 AM Snack Break & Stretches
10:35 - 11:05 Panel: Strategies to Keep Staff Engaged During Organizational Changes
11:05 - 11:35 The 3 C’s of the New Health Care Work Place
11:35 - 12:05pm Meet Generations Y & Z: The Newest Members of Your Team
12:05 - 12:55 LUNCH & Networking
12:55 -1:25 Overcoming the Real Challenges to Implementing Your Ideas
1:25 - 2:00 Interview with 2 RN/NP Influencers

Program Contents

Conference Sponsors – page 2

Schedule: “at-a-glance” – pgs.3-4

HHHRA Board - page 6

Full, Detailed Schedule – pgs. 7-10

Featured Speakers – pgs. 11-21

Moderators/Panelists – pgs. 22-32

Master of Ceremonies & Special Guests: Social Media

Influencers – page 33

Sponsor Advertisements – pgs. 34-37

Special Thank You – page 38

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The HHHRA Board

  • Lori Knowles

    PRESIDENT

    SVP | CHRO, Memorial Hermann

  • Gary Marsh

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Director, Talent Management & Workforce Strategies, Harris Health

  • Leah Ramsey

    SECRETARY

    Vice President | Ascend HR Corp

  • Nadine Hill

    TREASURER

    HR Director | Oncology Consultants

  • Laura Matthews

    BOARD MEMBER

    HR Director | Houston Methodist

  • Michelle Bubel

    BOARD MEMBER

    Director of Recruiting | RediClinic

  • Carlos Fernandez

    BOARD MEMBER

    Talent Acquisition Manager | Houston Methodist

  • Fareen Fazal

    BOARD MEMBER

    HR Director | Memorial Hermann, Memorial City

  • Susan Bailey - Newell

    BOARD MEMBER

    SVP & CHRO | CHI | St Luke's - Texas Division

  • Michelle Newton

    BOARD MEMBER

    Director of Human Resources – Talent Recruitment

    MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Rollis Fontenot III

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    President | Ascend HR Corp

  • Detailed Schedule | Day 1

    Time Session Tittle / Speaker
    7:30 -8:25am Breakfast - Registration & Networking
    8:25 - 8:30 Welcome & Agenda Review - Introduction: Lesleigh Robertson
    8:30 - 9:05 I’m at Work but I’m Not OK: Mental Health & Presenteeism in the Workplace
    9:05 - 9:35 Panel: Key Challenges to Talent Acquisition in Healthcare (Focusing on Provider/Clinical Staff)
    Takisa Umeh, HR Maximizer
    Fareen Fazal, Memorial Hermann
    Nadine Hill, Oncology Consultants
    Michelle Bubel, RedicClinic
    Carlos Fernandez, Methodist Hospi
    9:35 -10:10 How to Partner with Hiring Leaders to Alleviate Staff Shortages
    Robert Middleton, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
    10:10 - 10:25 BREAK - AM Snack & Networking
    10:25 - 10:55 Panel: How Associations can Enhance the Value of your HR Department
    Tom Konitzer, Conexus MedStaff
    Lori Knowles, Memorial Hermann & HHHRA
    Becky Stirzaker, Valley Baptist Health System & ASHHRA
    Carl McGowan, NAHSE – Houston Chapter
    10:55 - 11:30 Finding a Need and Filling It: In Your Organization and Community
    Dr. Scharmaine Lawson, Advanced Clinical Consultants
    11:30 - 11:55 “Check-ins” - Moving Performance Reviews From Static to Strategic
    Gary Marsh, Harris Health System
    11:55 - 12:00pm Introduction of HHHRA Board and Acknowledgement of Member
    12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH
    Peter Ravalico, Staywell
    12:55 -1:25 Overcoming the Real Challenges to Implementing Your Ideas
    1:25 - 2:00 Interview with 2 RN/NP Influencers

    Detailed Schedule | Day 1 - continued

    Time Session Tittle / Speaker
    1:00 - 1:30 Upcoming Market Trends & Disruption in HR
    Sebastien Girard, Atrium Health
    1:30 - 2:00 Panel: How to Encourage a Diverse and Inclusive Culture in the Workplace
    Lori Bishop, Parkland Hospital
    Dr. Elsie Crowninshield, Healthcare Consultant
    Larry Perkins, MD Anderson 
    Imelda Wicks, MD Anderson
    2:00 - 2:30 How to Attract More Provider/Clinical Applicants to Your Job Postings
    Rollis Fontenot, Ascend HR Corp
    2:30 - 3:00 How to Combat Provider | Clinician Burnout
    Laura Matthews, Houston Methodist
    3:00 - 3:15 BREAK - PM Snack & Networking
    3:15 - 3:45 Panel: Boosting Provider | Clinician Wellness
    Cambrey Little, Staywell 
    Rick Dielman, Alliance Work Partners
    Dr. Anastasia Gentles, Night Light Pediatric Urgent Care
    Mark Berg, MD Anderson
    3:45 - 4:15 Engaging Executive Leadership in HR Initiatives by Measuring ROI
    Lori Knowles, Memorial Hermann
    4:15 - 4:45 Panel: How to Create the Red Carpet Experience for Your Candidates
    Leah Ramsey, HR Maxmizer
    Christopher Jones, Harris Health 
    Michael Fuchs, RediClinic
    Aliza Brown, CHI St. Luke’s 
    William Marzullo, Memorial Hermann
    4:55 - 5:00 End of Day Networking

    Detailed Schedule | Day 2

    Time Session Tittle / Speaker
    7:30 -8:25am Breakfast - Registration & Networking
    8:25 - 8:30 Welcome & SetUp
    8:30 - 9:00 Panel: Becoming Known as a Top Tier Employer
    Carl McGowan, NAHSE – Houston
    Michelle Newton, MD Anderson
    Jaime Paulus, Vail Health 
    Tom Boudreaux, Houston Methodist
    9:00 - 9:30 Transforming HR From a Tactical to Strategic Partner
    Sebastien Girard, Atrium Health
    9:30 -10:00 Trends in Candidate Attraction: Recruitment Videos
    Rollis Fontenot, Health Video Jobs
    10:00 - 10:20 Using A.I. Chatbots to Enhance Recruitment Aida Fazylova, XOR.ai
    10:20 - 10:35 AM Snack Break & Stretches
    Jodie Fontenot, Jodie Pilates
    10:35 - 11:05 Panel: Strategies to Keep Staff Engaged During Organizational Changes
    Gary Marsh, Harris Health
    Lori Knowles, Memorial Herman
    Laura Matthews, Houston Methodist
    Dr. Elsie, Crowninsheld, Healthcare Consultant

    Detailed Schedule | Day 2

    Time Session Tittle / Speaker
    11:05 - 11:35 The 3 C’s of the New Health Care Work Place
    Carl McGowan, NAHSE – Houston
    11:35 - 12:05 Meet Generations Y & Z: The Newest Members of Your Team
    Leah Ramsey, HR Maximizer
    Melissa Nielsen, Memorial Hermann
    Fatima Francesa, Nurse Entrepreneur & YouTube Personality
    Alexis Nicole, RN, Social Media Influencer
    Marissa Hooker, HR Maximizer
    12:05 - 12:55 LUNCH
    Tom Konitzer, Conexus MedStaff
    12:55 - 1:25 Overcoming the Real Challenges to Implementing Your Ideas
    Lori Bishop, Parkland Hospital
    1:25 - 2:00 Live! Interview with 2 RN/NP Influencers
    Rollis Fontenot, HR Maximizer
    Alexis Nicole, RN & Influencer
    Fatima Francesa, Nurse Entrepreneur