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2019 ACHENTX Diversity & Inclusion Mixer

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for our 2019 ACHENTX Diversity & Inclusion Mixer!

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Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time:  6-8pm
Location: Christus Health
919 Hidden Ridge
Dubuis Auditorium
Irving, TX 75038

While we can’t always walk in someone else’s shoes, we can take the time to inquire about how the shoe fits and if its path is smooth or riddled with pebbles.

Race, culture, age, heritage, experience, background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and personal history all affect the way in which we interact with one another and conduct business. Leveraging them for individual success and team results can mean the difference between average or extraordinary and surviving or thriving.

ACHENTX will be partnering with National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE); National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NAHLE) and its own special interest groups; Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF); the ACHE LGBT Forum and our own newly forming Women’s Healthcare Executive Network (WHEN).

This is going to be a great evening of networking, education and idea exchange!

A special thanks to Corgan for hosting the event’s hors d’oeuvres and drinks – and CHRISTUS Health for providing the location!


Panel 1

Moderator:  Felixia Colón, FACHE
Regional VP
SCP Health


Halima McWilliams
Human Resources Director, Senior Associate
Topic:  How to Start a Diversity Initiative

Amanda Thrash, FACHE
VP of Professional Services
Texas Health Plano
Representing WHEN:  How Women in Leadership Promote a Diverse Work Environment

James Perez
Vice President of Community Oriented Primary Care
Representing NAHLE: Building an Inclusive Environment

Panel 2

Moderator: Jared Shelton, FACHE
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Keith Plowden, MBA, MHA, CHFP
Director, Labor Management and Clinical Analytics
Representing NAHSE:  Cultural Competency

Stuart Mach, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Clinical Programs
Premier Management Company / Sybrid Health
Representing the LGBTQ Forum:  Understanding Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Healthcare Leadership

Ajith Pai, PharmD, FACHE
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Representing AHLF: Feeling Included:  A discussion of how diverse colleagues can sometimes feel alone in an otherwise homogenous group – and exploring ways to be more inclusive

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm