24-26 June 2019

Chicago, IL



 JoEllen Colson

“One of the best events I’ve ever attended”

“A colleague of mine took part two years ago and said it was one of the best events she had ever attended. She was right. Taking part in LEAP HR: Healthcare will help us make a difference for our staff, our patients, and our community. 10 out of 10.”
JoEllen Colson, Vice President Human Resources, Confluence Health

Kimberly Enebo

“It was exceptional”

“This was my first LEAP HR event, and it exceeded my expectations. It was exceptional because of the relevance of the topics and the caliber of the presenters and I took away so many ideas I need to prioritize and tackle the elephant one bite at a time.”
Kimberly Enebo, Vice President of Total Rewards, Avera Health

Notebook of powerful ideas”

LEAP HR: Healthcare is a notebook full of powerful ideas in a short period of time. 10 out of 10.”
Lisa Reynolds, Vice President Talent Management, CHRISTUS Health

“Terrific perspectives from reputable HR leaders”

LEAP HR: Healthcare arms us with terrific perspectives from reputable healthcare HR thought leaders who all share the same talent challenges.”
Steve Frey, Vice President Talent Attraction & Network Development, Affordable Care

 Jennifer Munkner

“One of the best learning events in my career”

“I am so grateful to have finally found a conference for me to engage with other HR leaders in Healthcare – this has been one of the best learning events in my career. I was particularly interested in how other healthcare organizations are disrupting and winning in an industry where our people are our product. I am continuously trying to innovate and I have collated dozens of insights and creative ideas from this event. Even if I only implement one of these, this event will have paid for itself 10-fold.”
Jennifer Munkner, Chief Talent Officer, MedAmerica

“Collaborative environment… gives us new ways to enhance our services”

“The great collaborative environment at LEAP HR: Healthcare allows us to engage with industry colleagues, and discover new ways to enhance the services we provide our patients, employees and faculty.”
Margorie Michele, Chief Human Resources Officer, Penn Medicine – Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

 Tommy Doss

“A genuinely disruptive forum”

“Our organization is disrupting emergency medicine, and the same can be said about LEAP HR: Healthcare – a genuinely disruptive forum which points the way forward for any HR leader who is serious about making a lasting impact on their organization.”
Tommy Doss, Vice President People, Neighbors Health

  Al Cornish

“The best conference I attend each year”

“This is by far the best conference I attend each year – it’s so valuable because of the quality of healthcare HR leaders who take part. They offer practical solutions to the biggest challenges we face in healthcare today and show how they are transforming their organizations from the inside.”
Al Cornish, System Vice President Learning & Organizational Development & Chief Learning Officer, Norton Healthcare

“Keeps all of us educated”

LEAP HR: Healthcare is amazing. Excellent speakers and topics that keep all of us educated on best practices in healthcare HR.”
Mary Jo Smith, Vice President Human Resources, AMITA Health

  Galen Sorom

“Every speaker was knowledgeable”

“Definitely one of the best conferences I have attended. I loved the focus and the interactive features which made it so accessible. Every speaker was knowledgeable which made the talks extremely engaging. Finally, the size was perfect. 10 out of 10.”
Galen Sorom, Director Provider Development, Confluence Health

 Kerry Flynn Barrett

“It promised to be different … and it was!”

“I attended LEAP HR: Healthcare for the first time because it promised to be different … and it was! An amazing line-up of speakers, talking candidly about challenges we share, and providing ideas we are already implementing. I was engaged from hello!”
Kerry Flynn Barrett, Vice President Human Resources, Northwell Heath – Northern West Hospital

Sabrina Osborne

“10 out of 10”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare is the best HR conference I have attended. I gained insights here which will make a difference in how we prepare for the continued growth of our organization. 10 out of 10″
Sabrina Osborne, Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Veritas Collaborative

Very different to other conferences”

“I do not typically enjoy conferences as I never feel that I leave with tactical approaches I can take back to my organization.  LEAP HR: Healthcare was very different.  Not only did I depart with ideas for my unit, I also made important industry connections.”
Mary Jo Sorensen, Human Resources, Duke University Health System

“Wonderful sense of community”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare was so impactful and I can’t wait to get back to work to start working on some of the great ideas that were shared.  A wonderful sense of community!”
Kathy Wall, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Mary Washington Healthcare

“I will be back!”

LEAP HR: Healthcare was a great experience. I loved hearing from healthcare CHROs who had been through major recent experiences. I will be back!”
Joe Gage, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mercy Health

“Great opportunity to think and connect”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare was excellent.  A great opportunity to healthcare HR leaders to think and connect. 10 out of 10.”
Beth Green, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cooper University Health Care

 Kathryn Wall

“The best two days of my year”

“Wow! This was the single best conference that I have attended and the best two days of my year. The information here has real-time implications for me and by organization and I now have lots of ideas I can implement. Can’t wait till next year.”
Kathryn Wall, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Development, Mary Washington Healthcare

“This event is so focused, and so valuable to our community”

“My colleague recommended that I take part, and it’s clear that as an HR leader in Healthcare, this is the only conference that is so focused, and so valuable to our community. I was able to socialize and collaborate in an intimate setting. 10 out of 10”
Margorie Michele, Chief Human Resources Officer, Penn Medicine – Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

“A rare opportunity… in such a short time”

LEAP HR: Healthcare gave us the rare opportunity to see the expertise of some of the high performing health care organizations on stage in such a short period of time.”
Tony Callander,Vice President of Human Resources, Quantum Health

“Inspiring… a talented group of colleagues”

“It’s inspiring to be around such a talented group of colleagues at LEAP HR: Healthcare who are willing to share how they are addressing the challenges we all encounter.”
John A. Marques, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vidant Health


“LEAP HR: Healthcare is different”

“I don’t attend many conferences as a participant – there is always something to learn but we often find that we are ahead of the curve on many things. LEAP HR: Healthcare is different, though, because it allows us to immerse ourselves with a focused group of peers in an innovative, engaging and energized way which is not readily available elsewhere.”
Denise Mariotti, Chief Human Resources Officer, Penn Medicine


“Productive and provocative”

LEAP HR: Healthcare was productive, provocative, and high value. 10 out of 10.”
Bob Hanley, Chief Human Resources Officer,  UChicago Medicine

“10 out of 10”

LEAP HR: Healthcare was one of the best conferences I have ever been to! 10 out of 10.”
Kathryn Humble, Chief Human Resources Officer, Beatrice Community Hospital

 Tracy Braman

“Inspirational and collaborative”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare offers one of the best formats for conferences I have ever experienced and I always walk away energized. Inspirational and collaborative, I value the insights and open sharing of best practices from respected peers. 10 out of 10.”
Tracy Braman, Executive Director HR, Lakeland Health

 Kathleen Donovan

“A unique chance to brainstorm with other HR chiefs”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare really opened my mind and offered a unique chance to brainstorm with other HR chiefs who face similar challenges and opportunities. 10 out of 10.”
Kathleen Donovan, Reginal Chief HR Officer, Northwell Health

 Zelda van Loggerenberg

“Thank you!”

“An energizing and inspiring learning and networking experience, thank you!”
Zelda van Loggerenberg, Senior Director Learning & Organizational Effectiveness, McKesson Specialty Health

  Beth Garland


“Enlightening. LEAP HR: Healthcare brought together a great cross-section of hospital and healthcare systems from large cities to rural areas, yet the attendees all wrestle with the same issues.”
Beth Garland, Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Ultimate Medical Academy

  Pam Teufel

“Keep up to date on latest trends in HR in healthcare”

“Fun and fast. I attended to ensure I was staying up to date on the latest trends in HR in healthcare and the format and fast pace of the event absolutely allowed me to do that.”
Pam Teufel, Chief People Officer, DermOne


“I’ve learnt a ton!”

” Very informative, great networking and well-rounded agenda that helped me learn a ton! I’ve already implemented ideas already, and that is a real win.”
Naomi Cramer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Banner Health

 Todd Spohn

“A rich experience”

” I always value the program of highly engaged speakers and organizations and a manageable number of attendees, it makes the experience much richer, content heavy and relationship driven. 10 out of 10.”
Todd Spohn, Director of Health Care, Talent Plus


“Exciting, engaging and thought-provoking discussions”

“An opportunity to have two days of exciting, engaging and thought-provoking discussions about healthcare talent strategies. I love meeting the type of HR leader who takes part in LEAP HR: Healthcare. 10 out of 10.”
Bryan Warren, Director Healthcare Solutions, Select International

“Very strong breadth of insightful discussions”

LEAP HR: Healthcare provides attendees with a very strong breadth of insightful presentations and discussions.”
Mike Rude, Chief Human Resources Officer, Option Care

  Matt Marchione

“I’m already putting things I learned into practice”

“Another year of making contacts and gaining knowledge from impressive colleagues facing similar challenges. I’m already putting some things I learned into practice. Really enjoyed the event again this year, thank you! 10 out of 10.”
Matt Marchione, Divisional Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke University Health System

 Susan Leach

“Looking forward to next year!”

” It was content rich, fast paced and valuable. It’s vital to keep challenging ourselves to be transformational and stay in tune with current trends, challenges and creative solutions. Overall, the conference is just great. Looking forward to next year!”
Susan Leach, Manager, HR Analytics and Optimization, Lakeland Health

 Dane Wilson

“Meaningful, invigorating and inspiring”

” An invigorating and inspiring group of HR leaders. I’ve been searching for a more meaningful HR group that addresses appropriate subject matter related to today’s Healthcare HR challenges. With LEAP HR: Healthcare, I’ve finally found it. 10 out of 10.”
Dane Wilson, Director Human Resources, Kalispell Regional Healthcare

 Josiah Parker

“The best and most productive conference I’ve ever attended”

“Great conference, great networking, great conversations. This was the best and most productive conference I’ve ever attended. The size and format was ideal for networking and having engaging conversations. Great interaction! 10 out of 10.”
Josiah Parker, Senior Healthcare Consultant, Capella University

 Kimberleigh Nash


“LEAP HR: Healthcare inspires me to think differently about how HR can impact human capital strategies to improve our workforce and transform the patient experience.”
Kimberleigh Nash, Director, Human Resources, Froedtert Health

  John Marques

“Another great two days”

Another great two days of learning, sharing and relationship building. I love being around HR colleagues that live in the same “space” as I do. We are being challenged constantly to help change our organizations and I learn great things from this group. Looking forward to next year.
John Marques, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vidant Health

  Alanna Conte

“Jam-packed with excellent stories”

“Two days jam-packed with excellent stories from healthcare organizations on the forefront of change. 10 out of 10.”
Alanna Conte, Senior Principal, Korn Ferry Hay Group

  Linda McHugh

“Great opportunity to network and hear new ideas”

“Great opportunity to network with colleagues and hear new ideas in the HR space. Because of the format and size of the meeting, it was much easier to meet and talk with people at LEAP HR: Healthcare than at other events.”
Linda McHugh, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cleveland Clinic

 John Saich

“The content that exceeded expectations”

“A focused and open-concept approach for HR Healthcare leaders that is value added! I really thought the event flowed well with content that exceeded expectations. 10 out of 10”
John Saich, Chief Human Resources Officer, Select Medical

 Len Carter

“The best, most innovative HR conference you will find”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare is the best, most innovative HR conference you will find. Taking part each year helps me walk away with ideas to strategically move my organization into a more innovative space. 10 out of 10.”
Len Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer, FHN

 Carrie Morris

“One of the best conferences I’ve taken part in”

“Collaborative, interactive, dynamic, relevant – this was one of the best conferences I’ve taken part in. 10 out of 10”
Carrie Morris, Associate Dean, Ultimate Medical Academy

“Walked away with actionable items”

“I walked away from LEAP HR: Healthcare with actionable items that I will be able to immediately implement back at the office.”
Christina Dietz, HR Director, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

“A great opportunity”

“LEAP HR: Healthcare was a great opportunity to meet with peers from across healthcare to explore similar opportunities and resolve shared challenges.”
Jeff Button, Chief Learning Officer, Mercy Health

“Walked away with numerous objectives”

“I walked away from LEAP HR: Healthcare with numerous impactful LEAP objectives and many other tactical or strategic action items.”
Trasee Whitaker, Chief Human Resources Officer, Masonic Communities Kentucky