This exciting forum will be a chance to interact with career coaches, hear their advice, and network with other WHCM members. Whatever your career level, our coaches will have tips for you. Early to late careerists are welcome!
When you register, please submit a question for our career coaches about managing or changing your career path. Dinner will be served.
Our Moderator will be:
Beth Waldman, JD, MPH
Beth Waldman joined Bailit Health Purchasing in January 2007 after over twelve years of service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Beth’s expertise is in health care policy, program development and implementation, specializing in Medicaid and SCHIP programs and coverage for the uninsured.
Immediately prior to joining Bailit, Beth served as the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Director. As Medicaid Director, Beth was responsible for the administration of the Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, which covered over 1 million Massachusetts residents and had a budget exceeding $8 Billion. Beth played a key role in the formation and implementation of the Commonwealth’s Health Reform Law in 2006.
Beth is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY. She holds a law degree from Boston College Law School and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Our Speakers are:
Since 2001, Klavens And Company has served individuals and organizations seeking to build on their strengths and maximize their potential. Cissie Klavens founded the company to make her special blend of career management and professional development skills available as a coach and consultant. George Klavens, an executive coach and practicing psychiatrist, joined the company in 2006 to lend his substantial experience in the areas of coaching and group facilitation.
Cissie’s prior experience blends corporate and entrepreneurial, mainstream and non-traditional. After executive positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and Prime Computer, in 1986 she launched The Pickwick Group, a pioneering firm specializing in interim executive placement and flexible work arrangements, which she ran for 17 years. She has an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Barnard College. An active member of The Boston Club since 1990, she also serves on the founding board of Discovering What’s Next (DWN), a non-profit organization providing resources, connections and services for people over 50 seeking to explore new possibilities.
Cissie is a recognized authority in the areas of career strategies, executive temping and alternative work arrangements. She was selected as one of Boston’s Top 10 Executive Coaches by Women’s Business.
From corporate management roles to singing in a rock band; from adjunct professor to facilitating training in the Mediterranean Sea; Deb is a versatile and visionary coach who is passionate about partnering with leaders from all over the globe to develop and evolve their leadership potential.
Deb has facilitated leadership, personal development, and coach training programs in the US, UK, Ireland, Cyprus, and Israel. She received coaching certifications from the Coach Training Alliance, and the Evolutionary Institute. Deb was awarded her PCC credential from the International Coach Federation and was selected as a finalist for the ICF-New England Career Coach of the Year award in 2011 and 2012.
Deb partners with executive leaders and teams to enhance and align their effectiveness and vision and has provided career management expertise to leaders in transition at the C-suite level. Past clients have been from organizations including Biogen Idec, Children’s Hospital, Merck/Millipore, Sanofi/Genzyme, State Street, Eaton Vance, Iron Mountain, the Federal Reserve, and Proctor & Gamble among many others, including professional service firms and non-profits. In addition, Deb has coached international undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Ed students at several New England business schools.
With a strong business background, Deb led the strategic direction and created a multi-year product roadmap for a division of Fidelity Investments. She has been published or quoted in CBS MoneyWatch, Business Insider, Talent Management, SHRM and AMA Shift on issues related to talent management and workplace trends. A member of The Boston Club, whose mission is to increase the number of women on corporate boards and in top leadership roles, she has served on the corporate board and mentoring committees.
Deb holds a BS in Business Administration/Marketing and a MA in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts where she taught Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations.
Begin or continue building your networking “portfolio,” and help prepare yourself for our fall event focused on jump starting your career and making moves. Connect with old friends and make new ones over appetizers and a cash bar, and participate in low-key networking activities. Free for members; as a non-member, sign up for membership and have the $15 event fee waived. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with the first WHCM networking event in 2013. Connect with old friends and make new ones over appetizers and a cash bar, get career advice, and participate in low-key networking activities. Free for non-members; sign up for membership and have the $15 event fee waived. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us for a “fireside chat” with one of Boston’s most influential women in healthcare: Ellen Zane. Ellen is a nationally renowned health care leader who recently retired as President & Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children. She was the first woman to run the hospital in its 215-year history. Ellen remains highly involved at Tufts Medical Center as a vice chair of the Board of Trustees, strategic advisor and fund-raising advocate. Ellen holds two faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. For the period of 2011 to 2013, Ellen is a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Healthcare Administration at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. She is also on the Boards of Brooks Automation, Haemonetics and Parexel.
Join us for a “pre-summer” networking event. Celebrate the long warmer days, meet new colleagues and re-acquaint with old ones. Have fun talking with other women in healthcare about careers, healthcare, current events, or even just your hobbies. Hearty appetizers and cash bar will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please join your colleagues and friends for this exciting networking event! This is the first WHCM event being held in the heart of the Boston Longwood Medical area. It’s a valuable opportunity to meet new colleagues and connect with one anther. Come to hear about WHCM’s upcoming professioinal programs and events.
We anticipate new WHCM attendees from the Boston area given this venue. Appetizers will be included and a cash bar is available.
Parking is validated after 5PM for $8.00. We recommend that you register in advance. The cost for non-members is $10, but if they are accompanied by a member, the fee is waived. We look forward to seeing you there!
Social Media is changing the way we communicate—and not just teenagers on Twitter.
Join your colleagues to hear three leaders in health care discuss how their organizations are using Social Media to revolutionize health delivery and communication. Hear from a large medical group, a medical center, and a health plan about their use of social media, its benefits and pitfalls, and how the well-rounded executive of the future will need to have at least a working understanding of this emerging form of communication, marketing, and healthcare delivery.
Wendy Weitzner, Vice President with Innova Group
Donna Tolley, Director of Marketing at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Rhonda Mann, Chief Marketing Officer at BIDMC
Kathleen Damaso-Azzarone, Web Content Manager, Corporate Communications, Fallon Community Health Plan
Mary Pietrowski, Sr. Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing for Hologic, Inc.
A light dinner will be served starting at 5:30pm, event will be held from 6-8PM.
Join us for the first networking event of 2012. Warm up your toes, meet new colleagues and re-acquaint with old ones. Hearty appetizers and cash bar will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!
Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration.
A Conversation with Kate Walsh: President and CEO, Boston Medical Center
Please join your colleagues and friends for this unique Forum led by Nancy O’Hare, WHCM Board member and Health Care Strategist for Winchester Hospital. She will interview using a fireside chat style to encourage a relaxed, informal, interactive discussion with Kate Walsh. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear about Kate’s career path, environmental influences that supported her decisions, and how she manages the challenges of the changing health care arena. Her extensive background prior to her current position at BMC includes serving as Executive VP and COO at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and COO for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
About Kate Walsh:
Kate Walsh became the president and CEO of Boston Medical Center (BMC) on March 1, 2010.
BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 508-bed, academic medical center with a community-based focus. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has approximately 5,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and an annual operating budget of roughly $1 billion. BMC is a founder of Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of the Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine and 15 community health centers. Boston HealthNet, is an integrated health care delivery system whose partners provide outreach, prevention, primary care, specialty care and dental services at sites located throughout Boston’s neighborhoods and Quincy.
In addition to the Medical Center and its affiliated health community health centers, BMC owns and operates the BMC HealthNet Plan, a statewide Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 250,000 members across the Commonwealth.
Prior to her appointment at Boston Medical Center, Ms. Walsh served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital for five years. During her tenure, Brigham and Women’s Hospital moved its patient satisfaction scores to the 95th percentile of benchmark institutions nationally, produced strong operating results based on consistent ambulatory and inpatient growth and set a new standard in patient-focused multidisciplinary care with the opening of the Carl J and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.
She served previously as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
Ms. Walsh began her career in health care as a summer intern at Brookside Health Center in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Upon finishing graduate school, she worked as a shift supervisor in the emergency department at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx. From there Ms. Walsh moved to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. She relocated to Boston and joined Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as an assistant general director in medical services and was promoted to vice president of medical services and primary care and then to senior vice president of medical services and the MGH Cancer Center.
Ms. Walsh received her bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She also is a member of the Board of Visitors for Northeastern University’s School of Business and is on the Board of Trustees at Emmanuel College.
Ms. Walsh, a native of Brookline, is married and has two children.
Please join your friends and colleagues of WHCM for our Fall Networking Event. Appetizers are included with a cash bar available. We look forward to seeing you there!