Annual Membership Meeting
Leading Through Adversity:
Thriving Amidst Workforce Challenges
Thursday, October 26, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Keynote: Just be a Great Leader
Eric Scharber, Managing Principal
There is no silver bullet to the current workforce crisis the healthcare industry is facing. No one can “solve” the problem and magically eliminate the shortages we face. Those are facts…
That said, you can do something about it. This session will offer a message of how true leadership can ensure your organization will thrive in the race to acquire and retain talent. Attendees will walk away feeling inspired to lead their teams in a positive way, thereby fostering a culture that propels talent toward the organization. With a focus on excellent, employee centric leadership, positive organizational results will follow.
Elevating Voices, Driving Change: Empowering Maine's Direct Care Workers Through Advisory Leadership
Brenda Gallant, Executive Director
Nicole Marchesi, Project Manager
Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Maine's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is pioneering an initiative to improve workforce engagement through their Direct Care & Support Professional Advisory Council. Comprised of direct care and support professionals from diverse backgrounds and settings, the Council's aim is to elevate the voice of this important sector of the workforce.
This session will provide attendees with valuable insights into the pressing challenges identified in the Maine Direct Care Professionals Focus Group Report. By delving into firsthand experiences of direct care workers, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of burnout and worker shortages, particularly in the context of the pandemic, felt by these essential workers.
Annual Business Meeting
Colleen Hilton, SVP Continuing Care
President, Northern Light Home Care & Hospice