EMPOWER Conference Speakers

Leading with Purpose in Dynamic Times: Building Teams, Managing & Motivating People (this will be presented as part the Leadership Speaker Series, open to all UMMS employees). She will later speak to just the Empower Cohort about a Personal Leadership Journey (purpose, resilience, and balance).

Ora Pescovitz, MD - Senior VP and US Medical Leader, ELi Lilly & Co; Former positions: Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs at the Indiana University Schoolf of Medicine, and Executive VP for Medical Affairs and Health System CEO, University of Michigan. 


Self-Assessment of Leadership Strengths and Challenges - Implications for Self and Team

Mary Parish, MA, President, MVP Associates


Building Resilience for Leadership (self-cae, managing energy, emotional intelligence, burnout, and stress management)

Charlene Marie Dewey, MEd, MD, Co-Director, Center for Professional Health; Assistant Dean for Educator Development; Associate Professor of Med Ed; and Associate Professor, Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Vision Setting, Strategic Planning, and Change Management

Laura Schweitzer Gruenthal, PhD, Dean, School of Public Health (interim); Vice President for Health Scients and Biomedical Initiatives, Univerity of Albany; Former positions: President, Union Graduate College, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY Upstate


Business of Health Care & Health Care Systems - How AHCs interact to succeed in addressing multiple missions.

Michelle Streeter, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, UMass Memorial Medical Group and
John Lindstedt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, UMass Medical School


Influence, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

Barry C. Dorn, MD, MHCM, Lecturer; Associate Director, Program on Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; and National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health


Dinner wtih Leaders: EMPOWER Summit attendees will enjoy dinner with the leadership of UMMS and UMMHC: Chancellor Collins, Dean Flotte, CEO Dr. Dixon, President Muldoon, ELUM Advisory Board, OFA leadership, and other invited leaders & speakers.

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