Workforce Summit: Elevating the Health Center Workforce

2019 Workforce Summit: Elevating and Applying Effective
Workforce Strategies
March 25 – 26, 2019 | Alexandria, VA
Early bird registration ends March 11!
The importance of attracting and retaining a capable and competent workforce committed to meeting the needs of health center patients cannot be overestimated. The complexity of health care delivery and administration, particularly, on behalf of the medically underserved, requires staff and leadership at health centers to have an ever increasing awareness of effective practices for addressing issues affecting the health workforce.
This one-and-a-half-day summit for administrative, clinical, operations, human resources and workforce development leaders of Health Centers (CHCs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) will examine common workforce challenges across the spectrum of the health center community, its partners, and outside industry. It will highlight operative and practical strategies that your peers are employing to address pipeline development, recruitment, retention, staff diversity, and leadership challenges, as well as introduce resources to assist in overcoming difficulties to gaining and maintaining a high quality workforce.
Learning Objectives
By the end of this one-and-a-half-day training, the participants will be able to:
  • Apply effective approaches to addressing workforce challenges to local workforce needs;
  • Analyze and modify recruitment tools and strategies to strengthen organizational attractiveness to prospective clinical and nonclinical staff;
  • Create career advancement plans designed to encourage development and retention of a high quality workforce; and
  • Examine core competencies to inform development needs in succession planning.
Presenters (listed in alphabetical order):
Allison Abayasekara, Vice President, Training & Programs, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), McLean, VA
Rosa Agosto, MEd, MA, Chief Talent & Learning Officer, Urban Health Plan (UHP), Bronx, NY
Gina Capra, MPA, Vice President, Training and Technical Assistance, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Bethesda, MD
Veena Channamsetty, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Center (CHC), Inc., Middletown, CT
Gerrard Jolly, MA, Director, Career Advancement Strategies, NACHC, Bethesda, MD
Joe Lee, MSHA, Training and Technical Assistance Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), San Leandro, CA
Porshia Mack, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC), Inc., Alameda, CA
James (Jim) Macrae, MA, MPP, Associate Administrator for Primary Healthcare, Health Resources and Services Administration (BPHC-HRSA), Rockville, MD
Tom Morris, MPA, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (FORHP-HRSA), Rockville, MD
Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Administrator for Health Workforce, Director of the National Health Service Corps, Health Resources and Services Administration (BHW-HRSA), Rockville, MD
David C. Pease, MS, Senior Vice President/Director of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Bangor Savings Bank (BSB), Portland, ME
Amanda Schiessl, MPP, Project Director, National Cooperative Agreement, Clinical Workforce Development, CHC, Inc., Middletown, CT
Keisha L. Smith, MPA, Executive Director, Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA), Henrico, VA
Doug Spegman, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Officer, El Rio Health Center (ERHC), Tucson, AZ
Oliver Spurgeon III, MBA, Deputy Director, Federal Affairs, NACHC, Bethesda, MD
Ron Yee, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, NACHC, Bethesda, MD
Delivery Method: Group Live
Prerequisites and or Pre-Work: Attendees will be asked to submit one sample of each of the following documents, if available, in Word or pdf format after their registration has been completed:
(1) A Job/Position Description;
(2) An Employee Career Development or Succession Plan; and
(3) Core competencies for a health center/PCA-related position.
Program Level: Basic
Training dates:  March 25 – 26, 2019
Training location:  Alexandria, VA
*Pricing Information:
Early bird (by March 11, 2019): $575
Regular (after March 11, 2019): $725
*Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks for morning and afternoon breaks on March 25; continental breakfast and snacks for morning break on March 26.
Registration cutoff date (Last day to register online):  March 18, 2019
Hotel Information:
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone:  (703) 549-6080
Hotel group rate: $229 single/double occupancy (plus tax)
Hotel cut-off date:  March 4, 2019 or until the block has sold out, whichever occurs first
  • We encourage you to register and pay (by credit card) for this training and book your hotel accommodations on the same day. A confirmed hotel reservation does not guarantee a spot in the training. If you have not received confirmation for participation in the training, you will be responsible for any hotel cancellation fees.
View the Workforce Summit Brochure.
Presented in partnership with Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
and Community Health Center, Inc.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 23.5 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit
NACHC Cancellation Policy:
All Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at NACHC on/before March 18, 2019.
• Cancellations received on/before March 18, 2019 will be assessed a $100 processing fee.
• Cancellations received after March 18, 2019 are not refundable.
• Cancellations after the conclusion of the training are non-refundable.
• Substitutions are encouraged.
• “No Shows” are non-refundable.
To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Gerrard Jolly at
For all questions, comments, or complaints contact  Gerrard Jolly at