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  • Greening the Supply Chain: Measuring Corporate Progress to Safer Chemicals

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/23/2015

    Recorded on 09/23/2015 - Hospitals can now measure how well their suppliers are addressing the use of toxic chemicals and moving toward safer alternatives. A new initiative launched this year called the Chemical Footprint Project will provide a tool to assess leadership efforts and support purchasing decisions.

    Session Description

    Hospitals can now measure how well their suppliers are addressing the use of toxic chemicals and moving toward safer alternatives. A new initiative launched this year called the Chemical Footprint Project will provide a tool to assess leadership efforts and support purchasing decisions return.

    This session will introduce the Chemical Footprint Project which is a new method for assessing supplier progress toward the use of safer chemicals. A chemical footprint can be used to benchmark, track, and quantify a supplier's continuous improvement in the area of chemicals management through purchasing decisions. Find out how two health systems use the tool to benchmark corporate progress and make supply chain decisions. Understand the process for companies to participate and the data collected to make the project work. The Chemical Footprint Project will publicly profile top performers.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand what is the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) and how it works.
    • Recognize how hospitals can use the CFP as a metric for benchmarking and tracking continuous improvement of suppliers as they move away from chemicals of high concern toward safer chemicals.
    • Discover how CFP will distinguish the leaders in chemical management by product categories.
    • Be able to articulate how this project will support greening the supply chain in the health care sector.

    Presenters

    Mark Rossi, Ph.D. Co-Director, Clean Production Action

    Part of the Clean Production Action team since 2004, Mark has the unique ability to bring together diverse groups and achieve innovative outcomes. In 2006, he founded BizNGO, a collaboration of organizations who work together to advance safer chemicals and sustainable materials. BizNGO's listserv now reaches over 1,300 business, health care, government, university, and environmental leaders. Innovative products of BizNGO include the Alternatives Assessment Protocol, Guide to Safer Chemicals, and Plastics Scorecard. Mark is also the co-author of the GreenScreen. Launched in 2007, the GreenScreen is now the gold standard in hazard assessment tools. In 2014, he co-founded the Chemical Footprint Project, the first initiative of its kind to benchmark corporations on their overall chemical management performance.

    Mark is the author and co-author of numerous articles, reports, and blogs on advancing safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Most recently, he authored the United Nations Environment Program's report, The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains. Mark is a member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Advisory Committee and is a Research Fellow at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. He received an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 on behalf of BizNGO's leadership work on Green Chemistry. Mark's career includes stints at Tellus Institute, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, and Health Care Without Harm. His doctorate is in Environmental Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Vanessa Lochner, Director, EPP, Kaiser Permanente

    Vanessa Lochner, Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) at Kaiser Permanente (KP), is responsible for providing strategic direction, and the operations management of the EPP program. In this key role, Vanessa works with Kaiser Permanente's Finance Operations organization in collaboration with its Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), to identify enterprise-wide EPP opportunities linked to improving the environment for its workforce and members. Vanessa participates as a member of KP's Environmental Stewardship Working Group, and serves as the co-chair to KP's Safer Chemicals Subcommittee.

    Vanessa has led the evolution of Kaiser Permanente's EPP program success story metric to high impact metrics in the key areas of Cleaner Energy, Safer Chemicals, Less Waste, and Healthier Food – driving down Kaiser Permanente's impact on the environment. Recently published, Vanessa authored an educational article together with blog post on Kaiser Permanente's success in rethinking its EPP program.

    Spending more than 14 years in the healthcare field, Vanessa's experience spans facilities development, business continuity, capital procurement, business process reengineering and transformational business management.
    Sr. Mary Ellen Leciejewski, Director of Ecology, Dignity Health
    Mary Ellen serves as the Director of Ecology for Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health provides patient-centered care at more than 380 care centers, including 39 acute care hositals, located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Mary Ellen is responsible for directing Dignity Health's sustainability initiatives and the development and implementation of systemwide policies and practices that promote care for Earth and use of sustainable resources. In her role, Mary Ellen facilitates communication networks among her colleagues and works closely with various hospital systems and environmental organizations throughout the country to raise awareness of healthcare's impact on the environment and to promote programs that proactively address issues of sustainability.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79


  • Sharing Call: Benchmarking your Hospital into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Beyond

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/22/2015

    Recorded on 09/22/2015 - During this one-hour webinar, we will be providing hospital staff with in-depth information on what to do once you have benchmarked your hospital into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

    Session Description

    During this one-hour webinar, we will be providing hospital staff with in-depth information on what to do once you have benchmarked your hospital into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Rabi Vandergon from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation will provide detailed information and instructions on:

    • How to use your current ENERGY STAR data;
    • How to continue to enter your monthly utility data; and
    • Why it is important to continue entering such data

    Presenter

    Rabi Vandergon, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0
  • Sharing Call: Social Media for Beginners

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/10/2015

    Recorded on 09/10/2015 - Social media is quickly rising to prominence as the most impactful way to disseminate and share news, opinions, and hold meaningful conversations. Businesses, including health systems, are leveraging social media to contribute to these conversations.

    Description

    Social media is quickly rising to prominence as the most impactful way to disseminate and share news, opinions, and hold meaningful conversations. Businesses, including health systems, are leveraging social media to contribute to these conversations. There is also an untapped opportunity for health care professionals to lend their voices to the conversations happening on social media through their personal social media accounts, but many aren't sure where to start.

    Join HH's social media manager, Christina Quint, and Janet Howard, HH Director, for an introductory sharing call on the basics of using social media. We will break down various social media platforms to their simplest components, from using Twitter and Facebook interfaces, to some beginner's tips on communicating on these platforms.

    This webinar is intended for very beginners—you don't even need to have a social media account to join! This webinar is also a great opportunity for more seasoned social media users who want a “refresher", or some social media strategy tips.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the basics of using Facebook and Twitter
    • Learn how to open an account, post updates, make connections, and interact on these platforms
    • Understand basic etiquette for interacting on social media
    • Articulate strategic communication on health care sustainability topics

    Presenter

    Christina Quint, Climate Communications Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm, cquint@practicegreenhealth.org

    Christina Quint is Program Associate for Healthier Hospitals and Climate Communications Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm's Climate and Health Program. She is also a graduate student pursuing her Master's degree in Environmental Communication and Advocacy. Additionally, as the social media lead for Healthier Hospitals and Health Care Without Harm, Christina brings over three years of experience in developing communication strategies for health care sustainability and climate-related topics on social media. You can follow her on Twitter at @SustyAdvocate.

    This is a member-only resource.

  • SIGNATURE SERIES: Employee engagement and sustainability: Connecting the dots

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/09/2015

    Recorded on 09/09/2015 - Why do companies care about employee engagement? Do sustainability programs provide breakthrough employee engagement opportunities? Using documented examples, Bob Willard will connect the dots between smart sustainability programs, employee engagement, employee productivity and innovation, and company bottom-line results.

    *NEW Signature Series Web-Share Event!*

    Speaker: Bob Willard, Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage


    Title: Employee engagement and sustainability: Connecting the dots

    Date: Sept 9, 2pm EST/11am PST

    Description: Four times a year, Practice Greenhealth will feature high-level trainers speaking on cutting edge topics in sustainable health care.Why do companies care about employee engagement? Do sustainability programs provide breakthrough employee engagement opportunities? Using documented examples, Bob Willard will connect the dots between smart sustainability programs, employee engagement, employee productivity and innovation, and company bottom-line results.

    Objectives: By the end of the event attendees should be able to:

    • Describe the three key attributes of an engaged worker – how you'd recognize one if you saw one.
    • Describe three ways to use the organization's environmental and social programs as a catalyst to employee engagement and innovation.
    • Explain why employee engagement in smart sustainability programs is important to company success by explaining the four links in the value chain from effective sustainability programs through to increased company profit.
    • Show how quantifying the value of increased employee engagement / productivity is a critical component of the business case for more proactive sustainability initiatives.

    Flow: 75 Minute Web-Share. Bring your questions and experience!

    Target Audience: HR, Admin, Green Teams, Executives

    Price: PGH Members: $19

    Non-Members: $49

  • Leadership/Advocacy Series: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/02/2015

    Recorded on 09/02/2015 - Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead is a dynamic presentation around the strategy of adopting an engaging leadership style focused on empowering people and developing an inspiring workplace culture.

    Session Description

    Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead is a dynamic presentation around the strategy of adopting an engaging leadership style focused on empowering people and developing an inspiring workplace culture. Sharing real best practices from growing organizations in the healthcare space, Paul Spiegelman founder of BerylHealth, The Beryl Institute, and now Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle, illustrates how to develop a loyal workforce who will in turn provide a more positive patient experience, which in turn will drive revenue back into your organization. The presentation will also cover how you can change the way you lead by honoring the 10 Cs of Culture, obtaining a base line measurement of your organization's engagement through the CultureIQ quiz, and focusing on your people. Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead is full of success stories that you can make your own and adopt at your healthcare organization.

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    • Describe how engaged employees first and foremost are a driver in an overall patient experience strategy
    • Discuss how to lead through your mission, vision, values
    • Describe how to integrate fun into the workplace
    • Describe how to develop a program to show employees you care
    • Discuss the importance of getting involved in the community
    • Explain the importance of hiring for Fit
    • Describe the value of measuring employee engagement and the return on culture

    Presenter


    Paul Spiegelman, Chief Culture Officer, Stericycle

    Paul Spiegelman is Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle, a NASDAQ listed global services organization with 16,000 employees and is the Founder of BerylHealth and The Beryl Institute. Paul also co-founded the Inc. Small Giants Community, an organization that brings together leaders who are focused on values-based business principles.
    As the former CEO of BerylHealth, Paul led a unique, people-centric culture for a company that won nine “best place to work" awards, including the #2 Best Medium Sized Company to Work for in America. Paul was honored with the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year award. Paul is a sought-after speaker and author on leadership, employee engagement, entrepreneurship, corporate culture, and customer relationships. He makes frequent radio and TV appearances and writes many articles and columns on culture for business and entrepreneurial trade publications such as Inc. Magazine and Dallas Business Journal. He's written several books on employee engagement and is the New York Times best-selling author of Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way you Lead.
    Paul practiced law for two years prior to founding BerylHealth. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA and a law degree from Southwestern University. To learn more about Paul, please visit www.paulspiegelman.com.

    Pricing

    Members: $0 Nonmembers: $79

  • Sharing Call: Water, Health Care and the Drought of 2015

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/29/2015

    Recorded on 07/29/2015 - The Practice Greenhealth community cares about water, even if pricing in many areas is perversely low. A healthy water supply is essential for heating, cooling and sanitation. Hospitals use a lot of water in these operations and therefore must be good stewards for their community, especially when there is external stressors to the system by record busting drought and heat.

    Description

    The Practice Greenhealth community cares about water, even if pricing in many areas is perversely low. A healthy water supply is essential for heating, cooling and sanitation. Hospitals use a lot of water in these operations and therefore must be good stewards for their community, especially when there is external stressors to the system by record busting drought and heat. California is experiencing the worst drought in history. The Midwest experiences record heat and strong storm systems making water conservation and heating projects part of their overall resiliency planning for disasters. Join this sharing call to learn what two Practice Greenhealth member hospitals are doing to address water shortages and the impact on healthcare. We welcome representatives from NorthShore Hospital System in Chicago and Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center. It is your time to ask questions, share your successes and challenges. The information gleaned in this call will also inform Practice Greenhealth's supportive work for water conservation for our community.

    Speakers

    Michael Fiore, NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Michael is currently the Corporate Director of Environmental Occupational Health & Safety/Sustainability for NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago, IL. He has 20 years of experience leading EH&S programs in health care, government, general industry and consulting. Michael holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois as well as the certified industrial hygienist and safety professional credentials. He is also currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he teaches a graduate level course on Environmental Health and Safety systems and process improvement.

    Cindy Soliday, MS, LCGC

    Cindy Soliday, MS, LCGC has been a practicing genetic counselor for over 30 years and has worked at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center for almost 20 years. Besides her work as Genetic Counseling Supervisor and more recently as Director of the Genetics Department, Cindy is the co-chair of the KP San Jose Green Team. The Green Team has successfully implemented and supported various green initiatives at the medical center. KP San Jose has been the proud recipient of the Practice Greenhealth Emerald Partner For Change Award for the past two years. We have also received Circle of Excellence Awards in the areas of Water and Food for two years running thanks to the efforts of many throughout the medical center.

    Sharing these accomplishments is Elizabeth Bailey, MS, RD has been a registered dietitian for 17 years and has also worked at Kaiser Permanente for 20 years. In addition to her work as the Director of Food and Nutrition, Elizabeth is the co-chair of the KP San Jose Green Team.

    Also presenting with the Kaiser team is their chief engineer, Keefe Fields.

    * This is a member-only resource.

  • Climate/Energy Series: ​Energy/Climate Greenulances - a Case Study in Alternative Fuel Sources

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/07/2015

    North Shore-LIJ has an ambulance fleet of over 100 vehicles that drive over 2.5 million miles per year, consuming over $1.8 million worth of fuel annually. These ambulances, when deployed, are required to run 24-hours a day, idling in order to maintain all of the on-board systems including controlling the climate for both medicinal purposes and patient comfort.

    Session Description

    North Shore-LIJ has an ambulance fleet of over 100 vehicles that drive over 2.5 million miles per year, consuming over $1.8 million worth of fuel annually. These ambulances, when deployed, are required to run 24-hours a day, idling in order to maintain all of the onboard systems including controlling the climate for both medicinal purposes and patient comfort. In keeping with their sustainability and social responsibility mission, which is focused on improving the health and well-being of its community and society at large, North Shore- LIJ Health System has taken steps in regards to alternate transportation via alternative fuel source emergency vehicles. This session will focus on the benefits and challenges of converting diesel ambulances to CNG, including a step by step case study by the person who created the first two CNG ambulances in the country.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about opportunities to utilize alternative fuel vehicles.
    • Discuss the benefits and challenges of converting a diesel ambulance to a compressed natural gas ambulance.
    • Discuss other energy and emission saving transportation initiatives.

    Presenters

    Paul Power, Assistant Director of Operations, North Shore-LIJ Health System

    Center for Emergency Medical Services Paul M. Power, EMT-P, is an Assistant Director of Center for Emergency Medical Services of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he oversees the coordination of EMS services in Manhattan and all of capital purchases relating to the EMS operation including a fleet of over 120 vehicles including 100 ambulances. A consummate emergency services professional, Paul brings nearly three decades of experience in both the emergency medical and rescue services arenas. Paul began his supervisory career with the Center for EMS as an operations officer in the interfacility transport division where he was responsible for clinical oversight as well field supervision of the department's EMT's and paramedics. Under his direction, partnerships and cooperative arrangements that are now central to the transportation of patients throughout the health system were forged and nurtured. Paul also leads the EMS Sustainability Committee and is also a part of Lenox Hill Hospital's newly formed green team. Paul designed and purchased the first two successful compressed natural gas ambulances in the country.

    Pricing

    Members: $0 Nonmembers: $79

  • Green Build Series: Gardens in Health Care 101

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2015

    Recorded 06/30/15 - Health care professionals, grounds staff, managers, volunteers and sustainability teams will experience best practices in two Portland, Oregon health care systems. The presenters have a combined 28 years of experience in health care garden design, programming and evaluation.

    Sponsored by image
    This session has been approved for 1.0 AIA credit

    Session Description

    Health care professionals, grounds staff, managers, volunteers, sustainability teams, designers and architects will experience best practices in two Portland, Oregon health care systems. The presenters have a combined 28 years of experience in health care garden design, programming and evaluation. The session opens with the evidence base to support gardens in health care. The evidence informs the interdisciplinary planning process, engagement by all user groups, and the design features. Two garden case studies outline the elements of construction and programming. Maintenance and year-round garden care are highlighted, and resources will be shared for those in the beginning stages of planning and design for the garden as a therapeutic setting to support clinical care.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the evidence-base of gardens in health care.
    • Summarize planning process strategies.
    • List 3-5 best practices for successful garden design, implementation and programming.

    Presenters

    Scott Hoffman, BS, Gardener, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Scott Hoffman has a B.S. in Horticulture and Environmental Landscaping from the University of MN, Crookston. He is the Gardener with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Portland Health Care System in Portland, OR, and has been with the VA for four years. Additionally, he is also a U.S. Air Force Veteran with six years serving in Japan, Turkey, and Germany.

    He currently is a graduate student at Washington State University studying Healthcare Healing Gardens. His graduate project involves the research, design, and installation of a Healing Garden at the VA Portland Health Care System. He created three separate designs and surveyed the medical center population to see what patients, staff, and visitors preferred in a healing garden. Everyone analyzed each design and voted for their choice. His preliminary findings have found that a native landscape design is best suited for a healing garden. The garden installation began in January 2015, with an opening date scheduled for July 2015. He continues his graduate studies and leading the Portland VA Veterans Healing Garden project. Furthermore, he continues to looks for environmentally friendly and sustainable practices to further improve the medical center campus grounds.

    Teresia Hazen, MEd, HTR, QMHP, Registered Horticultural Therapist, Coordinator of Therapeutic Gardens and HT, Legacy Health

    Teresia M. Hazen, MEd, HTR, QMHP has been with Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon since 1991. Teresia is responsible for pioneering the horticultural therapy program and therapeutic gardens for Legacy's long-term care and skilled nursing patients, in 1991. Today, she oversees ten therapeutic gardens and horticultural therapy work through the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon, Emanuel Children's Hospital and the Oregon Burn Center. The Good Samaritan Hospital Stenzel Healing Garden was recognized by the American Horticultural Therapy Association Therapeutic Garden Award in 1998. The Children's Hospital Garden received the same honor in 2000 and the Oregon Burn Center Garden in 2006.

    In addition to being a Registered Horticultural Therapist, Ms. Hazen holds a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.), a K – 12 Administrative Credential, and is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). The focus of her training has been pediatrics, gerontology, addictions counseling, special education, horticulture and curriculum design.

    Teresia calls upon her extensive, broad-based background to facilitate interdisciplinary garden design teams and to develop therapeutic programs in healthcare gardens. She is also responsible for aspects of fund development, marketing, public relations and volunteer services to sustain the garden programs.

    Teresia served on the American Horticultural Therapy Association Board of Directors from 1995 – 1999. In 2003, the Association recognized her leadership by honoring her with the Rhea McCandliss Professional Service Award. In 2007, the American Horticultural Society awarded Teresia the annual HT award for national leadership. In 2012, the Portland Garden Club recognized her with their “Outstanding Achievement Award." For ten years, she has served as an instructor for the Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate program and for six years teaching at the University of Washington Certificate in Therapeutic/Healing Gardens program. She has taught, lectured and consulted regarding gardens in healthcare, horticultural therapy for a wide variety of populations, benefits of gardening and nearby nature, therapeutic garden design, participatory design process, and gardens in senior living communities in the US, Japan, Korea, China, Canada, France and Britain.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79

  • Green Build Series: The Financial Side of Hospital Energy Efficiency

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/25/2015

    Leverage your facility investments by developing a comprehensive energy management plan for your hospital or medical center. Reducing energy usage reduces a hospital's operational costs and carbon footprint.

    Sponsored by
    This session has been approved for 1.0 AIA credit

    Session Description

    Leverage your facility investments by developing a comprehensive energy management plan for your hospital or medical center. Reducing energy usage reduces a hospital's operational costs and carbon footprint. EPA research indicates that hospitals that implement energy conservation measures outperform competing hospitals by as much as 10% in net operating income. By adopting a comprehensive energy management plan, rather than a piecemeal approach, healthcare organizations can ensure that their investments in this area offer the best return on investment.

    Learning Objectives

    • Review 13 steps of a comprehensive energy management plan for a healthcare facility.
    • Understand the high potential return on investment related to reducing healthcare facility energy costs.
    • Learn about benchmarking options and appropriate responses to findings, including retro-commissioning and retrofits.
    • Analyze financing options and local grant/rebate opportunities to pay for studies and upgrades.

    Presenter

    Dan Doyle, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Chairman
    Daniel L. Doyle, P.E., LEED AP O+M, held the position of President of Grumman/Butkus Associates, an energy efficiency consulting and sustainable design engineering firm, from 2000 until 2013. He is now Chairman of the firm, responsible for general management, marketing, and recruiting. He is also the principal-in-charge for numerous designs and studies. Dan's 30-year-plus career has focused on energy conservation and efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings, especially energy-intensive and mission critical facilities such as laboratories, hospitals, data centers, and specialized manufacturing facilities. Dan has received awards from organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy for energy-conservation retrofits in existing buildings and for green building design. He is a board member of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.Dan holds a BSME from the University of Illinois.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79

  • Climate/Energy Series: Health Care's Role in Engaging Patients, Members and Communities on Climate Change

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/09/2015

    Recorded on 06/09/2015 - Climate change is having a direct impact on human health. Rising temperatures and increasing levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are impacting everything from the nutritional value of food, vector borne diseases, air quality, and mental and behavioral health. And as with many societal challenges, vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by these changes.

    Session Description

    Climate change is having a direct impact on human health. Rising temperatures and increasing levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are impacting everything from the nutritional value of food, vector borne diseases, air quality, and mental and behavioral health. And as with many societal challenges, vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by these changes. Despite these connections, collectively the health care community has done little to address the health impacts of climate change. As an industry that has clear and simple communication of uncertain and complex science at its core, there is hope and there is opportunity. Research has shown that people pay attention when climate change is discussed through a public health lens. This workshop will bring together practitioners representing payers, providers and public health to share successful examples of engaging patients and members on climate change mitigation and resilience strategies, exchange communications tools and best practices, and brainstorm a collaborative path forward for the industry to stake a leadership position in community engagement around climate and public health.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the link between climate change and human health
    • Understand the link between climate change, health disparities and environmental justice
    • Develop strategies for engaging patients, members and communities on climate change resiliency and preparedness
    • Develop opportunities for providers and payers to collaborate on climate change advocacy and communications

    Presenters

    Jackie Yerby, Sustainability Program Manager, Cambia Health Solutions

    Jackie Yerby is responsible for sustainability strategy and implementation at Cambia Health Solutions, a health solutions company based in Portland, Oregon that is dedicated to transforming health care by creating a person-focused and economically sustainable system. Jackie's work touches on everything from recycling and waste reduction to promoting active transportation to addressing health disparities. She serves on the Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation (ACSI) and on the boards of the Community Cycling Center and Women in Sustainability and the Environment (WISE). She is a certified Master Recycler. Jackie holds an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is currently working toward a certificate in social entrepreneurship from Portland State University.

    Monica Nakielski, Project Manager, Sustainable Initiatives, Partners HealthCare

    Monica Nakielski and the Partners Sustainable Initiatives team are responsible for providing vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the Partners sustainability strategy encompassing energy, waste, chemical, product supply chain and food. Nakielski earned her MBA from the Simmons School of Management and a BS in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. As former member of the United States Air Force she holds government security clearance and is fluent in Spanish, proficient in Portuguese. Prior to Partners HealthCare Nakielski led a management consulting firm specialized in sustainability. She was a management consultant and lead for sustainability at Palladium, (formerly Balanced Scorecard Collaborative) with Drs. Kaplan and Norton, developers of the Balanced Scorecard management system where Nakielski partnered with Fortune 1000 clients to make the link between sustainability principles and strategy, planning and alignment, performance management and communications and reporting.

    Kari Lyons-Eubanks, Policy Analyst, Multnomah County Environmental Health Services

    Kari Lyons-Eubanks coordinates policy advocacy and analysis efforts in the areas of local and state housing codes, regulations, laws and climate action plans. She serves on the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Climate Change work. She earned her Master in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and her B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

    Kyle Cahill, Senior Manager of Corporate Citizenship, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Kyle is Senior Manager of Corporate Citizenship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts where he is responsible for the company's sustainability strategy, programs focused on improving the environmental health of members and MA communities, and sustainability collaborations within the broader health care industry. Prior to Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kyle was Senior Program Officer at Oxfam America, leading the organization's work on poverty foot printing, a process for organizations to measure, analyze and improve their impacts on communities. Prior to joining Oxfam, Kyle was Director of Corporate Engagement at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) where he worked with the private sector on environmental initiatives addressing climate change, safer products and materials, water use and waste reduction. Kyle earned his M.B.A. focused in social responsibility from the Isenberg School at the Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst and his B.A. from Amherst College.

    Pricing

    Members: $0 Non-members: $29