24-26 June 2019

Chicago, IL


Speaker Faculty


Danny Mortimer
NHS Employers (England)

LEAP: “Rethinking how we inspire our people and reduce turnover in the world’s largest healthcare organization.”

Rhonda Brandon
Chief Human Resources Officer
Duke University Health System

LEAP: “Rethinking organizational agility to meet future business needs.”

Jane Maksoud
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mount Sinai Health System

LEAP: ”Leveraging data analytics and HR innovation to transform hospital operations.”

Sharon Confessore
Chief Learning Officer
Bon Secours Health System

LEAP: “Building leadership development experiences that accelerate physician leadership capability.”

Joseph Machicote
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Erickson Living

LEAP: “Designing a workforce that reconnects with the healthcare profession.”

Mary Dale
Chief Human Resources Officer
Metron Health System

LEAP: “Redesigning HR to Transform The Human Experience.”

Joseph DiCarlo
Chief Talent & Engagement Officer
WESTMED Practice Partners

LEAP: “Driving significant culture change to transform the employee experience.”

Joe Gage
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mercy Health

LEAP: “Translating new thinking around the CHRO’s impact on driving organizational performance.”

Eric Humphrey
Chief Human Resources Officer
Froedtert Health

LEAP: “Transforming talent acquisition for quality community care.”

Bob Hanley
Chief Human Resources Officer
UChicago Medicine

LEAP: “Redesigning HR to transform how we support organizational performance.”

Sylvia Alston
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Duke University Health System

LEAP: “Reimagining traditional recruitment approaches in healthcare.”

Julie Celano
Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Kansas Health System

LEAP: “Rethinking how we keep people at the heart of a transforming healthcare industry.”

Norma Tirado
Chief Talent & Transformation Officer
Lakeland Regional Health System

LEAP: “Rethinking how we prepare our organization to succeed in a changing healthcare industry.”

Shaun Smith
Chief Human Resources Officer
New York-Presbyterian Health System

LEAP: “Radically rethinking the way we do HR to transform our impact.”

Mike Rude
Chief Human Resources Officer
Option Care

LEAP: “Leveraging organizational change as an opportunity to reinvent HR in healthcare.”

Lori Knowles
Chief Human Resources Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System

LEAP: “Rethinking how we prepare our organizations for times of significant crises.”

Linda McHugh
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Cleveland Clinic

LEAP: “Rethinking how we leverage new technology to enhance HR capability.”

Laurie Rose
Vice President Human Resources
Sutter Health

LEAP: "Rethinking how HR can transform customer satisfaction in healthcare."

Joseph Fournier
Chief People Officer
Intermountain Health

LEAP: “Rethinking how Healthcare HR needs to change to get ahead of industry disruption.”

Linda Aldred
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Texas Children’s Hospital

LEAP: “Initiating bold moves in how we tell our story and attract future talent to a changing healthcare industry.”

Danielle Burkhalter
System-Wide Talent Acquisition Lead
UnityPoint Health

LEAP: “Transforming talent acquisition to advance its strategic capability.”

Nick Malcolm
Director of HR Operations
UnityPoint Health

LEAP: “Transforming talent acquisition to advance its strategic capability.”

Rebecca Schmale
Vice President Learning & Organizational Development
Carolinas Healthcare System

LEAP: “Challenging traditional HR thinking to transform the efficiency of learning and development in healthcare.”

Joni Duncan
Chief Human Resources Officer
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

LEAP: “Rethinking how we make significant culture change a reality in healthcare.”

Augustus Tolson
Recruitment System Director
Main Line Health

LEAP: “Creating a Candidate experience for the modern workforce.”

Victor Buzachero
Chief Human Resources Officer Emeritus,
Scripps Health

LEAP: “Rethinking how we find entrepreneurial healthcare talent.”

John Marques
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vidant Health

LEAP: “Redefining the human experience in healthcare.”

Al Cornish
System Vice President Learning & Organizational Development, Chief Learning Officer
Norton Healthcare

LEAP: “Taking innovative approaches to front line workforce development.”

Trasee Whitaker
Chief Human Resources Officer
Masonic Homes of Kentucky

LEAP: “Driving innovation across all layers of healthcare workforce partnerships.”

Sarah Colley
Vice President Human Resources
Baptist Health Care

LEAP: “Developing creative approaches to talent acquisition solutions.”

Margorie Michele
Chief Human Resources Officer
Penn Medicine - Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

LEAP: “Reimagining how we develop our top talent to radically improve the patient experience.”

Darren Walker
Vice President Human Resources Operations
Sanford Health

LEAP: “Reimagining what it takes to be an effective leader in healthcare.”

Ron Croy
Vice President of Talent Acquisition

LEAP: “Rethinking how we link talent acquisition and talent management to support our organizations’culture and goals.”

Tony Callander
Vice President, Human Resources
Quantum Health

LEAP: “Transforming the consumer experience through empathy.”

Lisa Reynolds
Vice President, Talent Management

LEAP: “Rethinking how we link talent acquisition and talent management to support our organizations’culture and goals.”

Mary Nash Ph.D
Vice President, Organization & Leadership Development
Vidant Health

LEAP: “Redefining the human experience in healthcare.”

Nikki Slowinski
Director of Organizational Learning Operations
Advocate Aurora Health Care

LEAP: "Optimizing career development strategies to drive sustained engagement."

Dan Lapporte
Leader, People Analytics
Kaiser Permanente

LEAP: "Elevating HR's business value through workforce intelligence."

Carmen Hern
Assistant Vice President Talent Acquisition
Ochsner Health System

LEAP: “Challenging traditional talent acquisition approaches in healthcare.”

Mary-Jo Smith
Associate Vice President Human Resources
AMITA Health

LEAP: “Challenging traditional HR thinking following healthcare system integrations.”

Dennis Nicdao
People Analytics Leader
Sutter Health

LEAP: "Rethinking how to establish, advance, & transform people analytics capabilities in healthcare."

Spencer Clancy
Director of Performance Management & Associate Engagement

LEAP: "Rethinking How We Link Talent Acquisition & Talent Management to Support Our Organizations’ Culture & Goals."

Tara Darnell
Recruitment Leader
Sutter Health

LEAP: "Transforming the effectiveness of talent acquisition in healthcare."

Gina Goodson-Allen
Director, Nurse Recruitment & Retention
Duke University Health System

LEAP: “Reimagining traditional recruitment approaches in healthcare.”

Kerri Burchill
Organizational Development Leader
Southern Illinois Healthcare

LEAP: “Reimagining traditional approaches to organizational development.”

Todd Horton
Director of Workforce Intelligence
Dignity Health

LEAP: “Leveraging workforce insights to develop HR’s capacity as a consultative, strategic function.”

Vicki Hess
Speaker, Author and Healthcare Engagement Expert

LEAP: “Helping HR leaders prepare for a future Healthcare industry.”

Gerry Pierce
most recently Chief Human Resources Officer
Wegman’s Food Markets

LEAP: “Rethinking the role of the CHRO as the talent architect for the healthcare organization of the future.”

Rich Floersch
most recently Chief Human Resources Officer, McDonalds & Senior Strategic Advisor
Health Transformation Alliance

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking to prepare for a new healthcare landscape.”

Kimbertly Jones
Workforce Planning Lead
Federal Government

LEAP: “Leveraging new forecasting analysis techniques to transform workforce planning in healthcare.”

Michelle Reed
Chief Marketing Officer

LEAP: “Creating a Candidate experience for the modern workforce.”

Tom Tonkin
Principal, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services
Cornerstone on Demand

LEAP: “Equipping healthcare workforces with the knowledge, skills, and tools that are necessary to thrive in a changing industry.”

Myra Norton
President & Chief Operating Officer

LEAP: “Leveraging Data Analytics and HR Innovation to Transform Hospital Operations.”

Alex Coren
Inventor, Co-Founder, and Chief Innovation Officer

LEAP: “Engaging Multigenerational Healthcare Employees with Gamification.”

Alanna Conte
Senior Principal
Korn Ferry

LEAP: “Helping healthcare organizations release the full power and potential of their people.”

James A. Rice
Managing Director & Senior Advisor
Gallagher Integrated

LEAP: “Rethinking leadership succession and transition planning in healthcare”

Marla Graeber

LEAP: “Redesigning key healthcare people strategies for a digital age.”

Todd Spohn
Director of Healthcare
Talent Plus

LEAP: “Demystifying employee engagement for healthcare leaders and staff.”

Breck Marshall

LEAP: “Redesigning key healthcare people strategies for a digital age.”

Nathan Anderson
Head of Healthcare Product
Sterling Talent Solutions

LEAP: "Re-imagining how to reduce time to hire using technology and data-driven background screening."

James Grimm
National Account Executive
VITAL WorkLife

LEAP: “Reimagining the ROI of physician well-being.”

Liz Bickley
Senior Vice President
Cielo Healthcare

LEAP: “Transforming talent acquisition for quality community care.”

Adele Webb
Senior Director of Workforce Solutions
Capella University

LEAP: “Building critical healthcare skills faster.”

Bradie Paul
Account Executive

LEAP: "Transforming the impact of recognition programs in healthcare."