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Crisis Management: Strategies Effectively Managing Healthcare Organizations

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Providing insights and perspectives on ways to manage unforeseen crises within healthcare organizations and the community.

This panel has been approved by ACHE National to qualify for 1.5 Face-to-Face virtual credits.

Please note we are required to restrict this event to a maximum of 50 participants. Please register early to reserve your spot.

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Moderator: Nkem Okafor, FACHE
Founder and Principal
Vieve Enterprises


Grant Davies
President and CEO
Solis Mammography

Daniela Decell
Chief Executive Officer
Medical City Las Colinas

Lance Lynch
Business Continuity Program Manager
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Cindy K. Schamp
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving

Speakers Bios:

Grant Davies is Solis Mammography’s Chief Executive Officer. Grant has a deep understanding of health systems, having served in senior executive roles at Sutter Health, a health system with over 5,500 physicians and 53,000 employees, where he is known for his focus on clinical quality, patient satisfaction and integrated care delivery.

Grant has over 30 years of experience in healthcare services with specific experience managing physician practices and health systems. He’s also led organizations and created cultures dedicated to elevating the delivery of compassionate healthcare to patients and communities. This background and focus should serve Solis well as it enters this exciting new phase of growth.

Importantly, Grant is committed to our purpose and values outlined in our Promise Book, as well as our mission of being the nation’s premier provider of breast screening services where the patient comes first. Under Grant’s leadership, Solis will remain dedicated to fostering relationships with health systems and physicians nationwide to deliver exceptional, patient-centric services.


Daniela Decell is the Chief Executive Officer of Medical City Las Colinas, a full-service, acute care facility a part of Medical City Healthcare, one of the region’s most comprehensive health care providers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Daniela, who has been a part of the HCA Healthcare family for over 35 years, began her career as a bedside nurse in Critical Care. Since then, she quickly progressed into executive leadership roles, including Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Dany has a passion for excellent, quality outcomes and believes success is rooted in exceptional leaders, strong physician partnerships and operational execution. Dany is focused on leading her teams to deliver high-quality, compassionate patient care.

Under her instrumental leadership, Medical City Las Colinas is a Leapfrog A rated facility, became certified by the Joint Commission in Hip and Knee Replacement surgery, Irving’s first Advanced Primary Stroke Center,  a leading edge women’s services center and a Level III Trauma Center.


Lance Lynch began his career in Emergency Medical Services in 2003 and served as a 911 paramedic, field training officer, and certified flight & critical care paramedic. During this time, he participated in and chaired several patient safety, performance improvement, and educational committees while providing clinical education for various public safety programs in the community college setting and serving as Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association. While finishing his undergraduate degree in Emergency Medical Care Administration at Western Carolina University, Lance turned his attention to hospital-based emergency preparedness, response, and resilience. Lance holds an MBA in organizational consulting from Michigan’s Spring Arbor University and a Certified Business Continuity Professional certification through Disaster Recovery International, Inc. He currently serves as the Business Continuity Program Manager for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas and as Chair of the Regional Emergency Preparedness Committee for the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, which supports the emergency preparedness needs of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region’s 7.5 million residents, more than 150 hospitals, and dozens of emergency medical care & public safety agencies. Lance currently resides in the Fort Worth area with Julia, his wife and biggest cheerleader of 14 years, Natalie, his 4 year old daughter, and Echo, their 2 year old German Shepherd.


Nkem Okafor is a dynamic leader who helps companies develop and execute effective business strategies. She is the Founder and Principal of Vieve Enterprises LLC, a business strategy consulting firm that delivers strategic and analytic advisory services across industries for corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities. In her role, she develops growth strategies, serves as a thought partner to senior executives, evaluates performance, and creates strategic plans to craft system-wide strategies for success. She has over 11 years of expertise in strategy, business development, and performance improvement—notably serving as the System Vice President of Strategy & Planning for Methodist Health System, leading system integration and global operations at Houston Methodist, and working with healthcare clients in strategy and operations at Deloitte Consulting. Nkem is a Fellow of ACHE, has a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master’s Degrees in Public Health from Yale School of Management and Yale School of Public Health.


In July 2008, Cindy K. Schamp assumed her role as President of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Irving – a full-service, fully-accredited hospital offering innovative health care services from cardiovascular care to orthopedic surgery to oncology treatment. Since joining Baylor Scott & White – Irving, Schamp has been instrumental in growing and advancing quality services including, a robotic-assisted surgery program, a comprehensive digestive program, an accredited hyperbaric wound program, a stroke program with telemedicine, an accredited oncology program, a vascular medicine program and expanded emergency department. Most recently, Schamp has spearheaded the launch of Project Renaissance-a $170M building program to be completed in 2021.

During her tenure, Baylor Scott & White-Irving has received numerous recognitions, accolades, and accreditations including Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program in 2014 and again in 2018. Earning this recognition ranks the hospital’s nursing care in the top 7% of hospitals in the country. Other achievements include recognized by U.S. News & World Report in their latest “Best Hospitals” ratings as high performing in treating congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from the Joint Commission, Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award, Chest Pain Center certification, Primary Stroke Center, and nationally accredited cancer program and outstanding achievement from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

In 2020, under her leadership, Baylor Scott & White – Irving is paving the way for COVID-19 Safe Care. The hospital implemented new preventive measures and innovative offerings designed to protect patients, visitors and staff at the facility. These safety initiatives included, COVID-19 testing for surgical patients, masking of patients, visitors and staff, screening stations at the hospital entrances, enhanced cleaning and touch-free protocols, virtual care options, and COVID-19 home monitoring digital care journey through the MyBSWHealth app or website.

Ms. Schamp earned her undergraduate degree in gerontology/business administration from the University of Oregon and her master’s degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Ms. Schamp remains active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.

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