The Future of the Clinical Workforce
SimpliFi’s RED2022 Labor Summit brought leading healthcare executives together to share forward-looking ideas about the future of the clinical workforce. Now, you can watch these discussions on-demand and let the conversations guide your own strategy.
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RED2022 featured chief nursing, HR, and finance executives from Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Emory Healthcare, Allegheny Health Network, MultiCare Health System, Baptist Health Central Alabama, and more.
Claire Zangerle, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive and Chair, AHN Nursing Institute
Allegheny Health Network
Claire Zangerle is the chief nurse executive and Chair, Nursing Institute at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh and is responsible for creating, executing, and refining nursing strategy across the integrated delivery health care system in Western Pennsylvania and portions of Ohio, New York, and West Virginia. Dr. Zangerle leads 6,000+ nurses in the acute and ambulatory care areas and collaborates with AHN Home and Community Services.
As a nurse leader for more than 27 years, her passion is workforce development, including retention, employee engagement, and professional development.
Sharon H. Pappas, RN, Ph.D., NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive
Sharon H. Pappas, RN, Ph.D., NEA-BC, FAAN, is the Chief Nurse Executive for Emory Healthcare. She is a member of Emory Healthcare and the Woodruff Health Science Center’s senior leadership teams. She is responsible for nursing practice across Emory’s hospitals, ambulatory care, and post-acute agencies. With four Emory Healthcare hospitals designated as Magnet®, she works to establish this same nursing excellence as a distinctive competency throughout Emory Healthcare.
Karen F. Clements, BSN, MSB, MHCDS, RN, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer
Karen Clements has been the Chief Nursing Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock since June 2016. She joined Dartmouth Hitchcock in July 2013 and has held several pivotal roles within the medical center. Karen is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a Governor for ACHE, the past Regent for New Hampshire, and the past President of the Northern New England Chapter. She also serves the community as the Past-President of the Lebanon-Riverside Rotary Club.
June Altaras, MN, NEA-BC, RN
Executive Vice President – Chief Quality, Safety & Nursing Officer
MultiCare Health System
June Altaras has been with MultiCare Health System since 2018 and currently serves in the role of Executive Vice President – Chief Quality, Safety and Nursing Officer.
June uses her passion and experience in high reliability to lead MultiCare’s HRO Journey toward a culture of trust and psychological safety for everyone, recognizing that organizations that are successful in developing cultures of trust are able to significantly decrease safety events for their patients and their employees. June is also leading the Nursing Journey to Excellence by developing a strong and vibrant nursing culture that empowers nurses and invests in their professional development. While June is leading both the HRO Journey and the Nursing Journey to Excellence, she is continuing to build a transformative and robust quality management system.
Julie Firman, DNP, RN, FACHE
System Chief Nurse Executive
Baptist Health Central Alabama
In the inaugural System Chief Nurse Executive role for Baptist Health in Central Alabama, Julie Firman, DNP, RN, FACHE, joined the organization in February 2019. She relocated from southern Illinois, where she held the position of System Chief Nursing Officer for over nine years with Southern Illinois Healthcare.
A Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, Julie holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University in Aurora, CO. Julie is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders as well as Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Heather Coleman, MSN, RN
VP Clinical Practice and Professional Development
MultiCare Health System
Heather Coleman serves as VP Clinical Practice and Professional Development for MultiCare Health System and has 29 years of nursing leadership experience. Heather’s passion is to provide strategic vision, leadership, development, and implementation of programs that foster clinical excellence and drive improved patient outcomes.
Before her role as VP, Heather was the Chief Nurse Executive for MultiCare in Spokane, Washington, accountable for the provision and quality of all nursing care, treatment, and services. She was the overseer of a level III NICU, Level II Trauma Center, and Comprehensive Stroke Center. Heather also established a system Nursing governance program with 80% Unit Shared Leadership team participation.
Joseph M. Cook, DNP, RN-BC
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Baptist Health Central Alabama
Joseph Cook, DNP, RN-BC joined Baptist Health System in April 2020 as Vice President and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer. He maintains executive responsibility for all nursing technology and clinical application services, including the newly implemented virtual patient care services program. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of South Alabama, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Nursing Administration from the University of South Alabama, as well as ANCC board certification in Nursing Informatics. He also serves on the national board of directors for the American Nursing Informatics Association.
Karen Cox PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Dr. Karen Cox was appointed President of Chamberlain University in 2018. She is responsible for managing all undergraduate and graduate programs, which include over 20 campuses and online programs.
Before joining Chamberlain, Dr. Cox served as Executive VP and COO of Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center. Dr. Cox led the organization to receive Magnet designation by The American Nurses Credentialing Center, becoming the first hospital in Missouri and the region in 2003 to receive such recognition when she was Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Children’s Mercy is one of only 25 organizations in the world to receive Magnet designation five times. Dr. Cox started her healthcare career as a licensed practical nurse.
Jeremy D. Falke
Senior VP of Human Resources
Sonida Senior Living
Jeremy D. Falke is a senior human resources executive with more than 20 years of diverse experience and currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Sonida Senior Living. In this role, held since early 2018, Mr. Falke has built a modern and progressive people platform for this multi-site and growing senior living company. Before Sonida, Mr. Falke held various positions within Tenet Healthcare Corporation, serving most recently as the Vice President, Talent, Culture, and Performance Systems for the company after several years as the Chief Human Resources Officer at a Tenet-owned medical center, Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.
David Auerbach, Ph.D.
Senior Director for Research and Cost Trends
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
David Auerbach, Ph.D. is a health economist and current Senior Director for Research and Cost Trends at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. His work has spanned a number of focus areas including understanding employer markets for insurance, spending trends and cost drivers, primary care and the healthcare workforce. He has specialized in and is a nationally recognized expert on the workforce of registered nurses, physicians, and nurse practitioners and has authored and co-authored several dozen publications in journals including NEJM, JAMA, and Health Affairs.
Dr. Stephen Mansfield
Methodist Health System
Stephen L. Mansfield, Ph.D. FACHE, previously served as President and CEO of Methodist Health System. In addition to his 12 years of leadership at Methodist Health System, Dr. Mansfield previously served as CEO of CHI St. Vincent Health System and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-East, a division of Memphis’ Baptist Memorial Health Care.