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DiversityInc's 2016 Top 50 Announcement Dinner & Learning Sessions

April 19, Cipriani Wall Street


8–9 a.m. Networking Breakfast

9–9:15 Opening Remarks | Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc

9:15–9:45 a.m. Patient Engagement: Diversity as a Driver to Achieve Better Outcomes | Dr. James Merlino, Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic

10–10:45 a.m. Panel: How Resource Groups Can Strengthen Employee, Patient and Customer Engagement
Panelists: Rhonda Crichlow, Vice President and Head, U.S. Diversity and Inclusion, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Mayo Clinic; Stefanie Thornton, Director, Talent Acquisition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

10:45–11:15 a.m. Networking Break

11:15–noon 3 Tracks on Culturally Competent Care

Track 1: Race/Ethnicity | Winston F. Wong, M.D., M.S., Medical Director, Community Benefit and Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality InitiativesKaiser Permanente

Track 2: Women | Sheri Humphrey, Global Franchise Leader, Women’s Health, Merck & Co.

Track 3: LGBT | Barbara E. Warren Psy.D., Director for LGBT Health Services, Beth Israel Medical Center/Mount Sinai Health System; Kellan Baker, Associate Director, LGBT Research and Communications ProjectCenter for American Progress

12:15–1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch Featuring Keynote: Innovations in Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nancy Gagliano, M.D., Senior Vice President, CVS Health, and Chief Medical Officer, MinuteClinic

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1:30–2:15 p.m.  Panel: Best Practices from the Healthcare Sector for Hiring and Supporting Veterans

Panelists: David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health; Andrew Roberts, Director, Office of Military and Veterans Liaison Services, North Shore–LIJ Health System; Roland Cloutier, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, ADP

2:15–2:45 p.m. Taking Medicine Personally:  Addressing Emerging Patient Needs Christi Shaw, President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

2:45–3:00 p.m. Increasing the Pipeline of Black and Latino Physicians: A Success Story | Dr. Kamal Khan, Director, Office for Diversity & Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS), Rutgers University, and ODASIS Students

3–3:30 p.m. Hospital Supplier Diversity: Strategic Plans Build Value and Engage Communities | Mary Beth Levine, Vice President, System Resource Management, University Hospitals; an MBE supplier to University Hospitals

3:30–3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks | Luke Visconti

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DiversityInc’s primary event focus is on our corporate customers, who are in attendance to network and enjoy the event. Soliciting business is not permitted. Consultants are welcome at our event dinners but are not permitted at the learning sessions.