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MHA’s Annual Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference

December 1, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Women Supporting Women:
Strength in Community Building

Thursday, December 1, 2022
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
The Westin Waltham, Waltham, MA 02451
ACHE of MA Members get the $199 special rate
by entering promo code ACHE2022 at checkout

Conference Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast and Registration
Vendors: Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap and Kitchen Sink Candle Co.

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.: Welcome
Valerie Fleishman, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer, MHA
Victoria Warren, Emcee

9:05 – 10:00 a.m.: Morning Keynote – The Beauty in Breaking
Dr. Michele Harper, Physician/Writer/Speaker, NYTimes Bestselling author

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.: BREAK
Dr. Michele Harper Book Signing
Vendors and Exhibits Open

10:20 – 11:00 a.m.: Session I: Mentor/Mentee Relationships: The Evolving Role of Women Leaders
Moderator: Victoria Warren
Aimee Brewer, president & CEO & Justine Zilliken, Chief Strategy Officer
Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Christine Schuster, president & CEO & Renee Fosberg, VP & CIO, Emerson Health

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.: BREAK
Vendors and Exhibits Open

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Session II: Women’s Health SPOTLIGHT Series, From Corporate Accountant to Mental Health Pioneer
Nieisha Deed, Founder, PureSpark

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: LUNCH
Vendors and Exhibits Open

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.: Afternoon Keynote – Getting and Keeping Your Seat at the Table
Sheila Ronning, CEO, Women in the Boardroom

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.: Session III/ACHE of MA Sponsored Panel:
Women in Healthcare Management: Navigating Life and Your Career Journey

Moderator: Angelique Kennison, MPH, Director, Regional Clinical Planning, MaineHealth

Joan Clifford, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, CEO of VA Bedford Healthcare System
Rosemarie Day, President, Day Health Strategies
Petrina Martin, VP of Engagement and External Affairs at Boston Medical Center
Lynnette Watkins, CEO and President of Cooley Dickinson Healthcare-Mass General Brigham Affiliate
Yi Ding Yu, MD, EVP and Chief Medical Officer, Olive AI
2:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks
Raffle Winners Announced
Vendors and Exhibits close @ 2:30 p.m.


December 1, 2022
8:30 am - 2:00 pm