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The Great Resignation: Shortages & Best Practices

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

With millions quitting their jobs and the healthcare industry being especially hard hit by this issue and all it’s ramifications, we have gathered together for you the following experts who are confronting these issues head on and finding ways to successfully navigate through these challenges.

Stacy Dorsey
Vice President & Chief Workforce Officer
Parkland Hospital

Irina Plumlee
Munsch Hardt

Courtney Rottman, J.D., M.P.S.A.
Chief of Staff
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jacob Simon
Chief Operating Officer
The Medicus Firm

John P. Carter (Moderator)
Director of Advisory Services
Patient Physician Network

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Speakers’ Bios

John P. Carter has over a decade of healthcare recruiting, consulting, operations, and leadership experience. Having partnered with organizations across the nation, he has a broad background working with Health Systems, Accountable Care organizations (ACO), Hospitals, Physician Practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Behavioral Health Groups, Managed Care Organizations, Indian Health Services (IHS), the Veterans Affairs (VA), Academic Medical Centers, Hospital Associations, and Independent Physician Associations (IPA).

In his current role, John serves as the Director of Advisory Services for the Patient Physician Network (PPN), an Independent Physician Association serving 600+ physicians and 200+ practices across the North Texas Market. In this role, John provides leadership and oversight to the Advisory Services Team supporting PPN’s new member recruitment, clinical integration, practice support operations, contract negotiations and management, and Value Based Care programs as well as credentialing, data compliance, claims resolution, payor relations, joint operating committees, education, and training. In addition, he currently serves as Vice Chair of the Membership & Networking Committee for the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Carter is originally from Arkansas and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He is also a former Army Field Artillery Officer with fourteen years of military service. His leadership experience, work ethic, and passion for service are what drive him as healthcare executive. He believes “life is a people business” and truly enjoys his work.


Stacy Dorsey currently serves as Senior Vice President of Workforce Strategy, and Chief Workforce Office for Parkland Health.  Ms. Dorsey has over 20 years of Talent Acquisition and Human Resources experience with 15 years of professional expertise as a collaborative and approachable HR executive in developing, leading and aligning teams.


In her current role, she has been providing strategic planning and executive leadership for Parkland’s Talent Acquisition, Supplemental Staffing, Compensation, Workforce Planning, and Occupational Health Services.  Prior to joining Parkland, Stacy served as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Human Resources for Vista College in Richardson, a division of Education Futures Group. In this role, Stacy was a strategic partner to the CEO and executive team members, designing and executing effective organizational and human capital strategies to drive business results.


Before her time with Vista College, Ms. Dorsey served in multiple leadership roles with Conifer Health, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. As Vice President of HR Shared Services, Stacy was responsible for the strategic direction and senior leadership of the HR shared services, talent acquisition and payroll teams during a time of substantial company growth, delivering improved quality and efficiency in compliance with federal, state and client requirements across 45 states. Prior to that, Ms. Dorsey also served as Conifer’s Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Tenet Healthcare Recruitment Manager.


Additionally, Stacy has recruitment, training and system analyst experience with Texas Health Resources, Ardent Health Services, Inc., Cook Children’s Healthcare System and Modis Professional Services.

Ms. Dorsey has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from Iowa State University.


Irina Plumlee’s immigration practice focuses on business and family immigration.

She represents her clients in a variety of immigration matters, including the following: international executive and managerial personnel transfers; E proceedings for international entrepreneurs; H-1B, TN and L-1 petition proceedings for foreign executives and managers, IT specialists, doctors and professional workers in major industries; and employment and family-based permanent immigration proceedings. She also has experience representing clients in matters concerning employers’ I-9 compliance and fairness in employment practices.

Irina previously served as a member of Munsch Hardt’s Management Committee.


As Chief of Staff, Courtney Rottman, J.D., M.P.S.A., is a key member of the President’s executive team, working closely with the President, the executives who report to the President, and the President’s Office staff to monitor, facilitate, and support the execution of the President’s goals and priorities for UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as a key adviser to the President; as a consultant to senior leaders, faculty, and staff on a wide range of issues; and as the President’s personal representative on various Medical Center task forces and groups. Ms. Rottman also is responsible for the Policy Office, which reviews and updates UT Southwestern campus-wide policies and makes them accessible through a centralized electronic Policy Library.

Ms. Rottman joined UT Southwestern in September 2020 from ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she was Senior Director, Enterprise Operations and the Chief of Staff for the Chief Operations Officer. She served as an Enterprise Operations team adviser, representative, and liaison on behalf of the COO in multiyear strategic plan development and large-scale business operations improvement and transformation efforts. Ms. Rottman worked across the organization to build relationships, lead enterprise projects, generate and steward operations innovation efforts, help define and execute enterprise goals, and lead risk mitigation and revenue efforts. Previously, she served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Development Officer of ALSAC.

Prior to joining ALSAC in 2015, Ms. Rottman served in leadership roles at global social innovators such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Travelocity.com, and Baylor Scott & White Health. Through these opportunities, she gained extensive experience building and transforming private and public sector organizations in areas such as fundraising operations, global strategic sourcing, business development, program and performance analysis, integrated marketing, and contract and grant management. A skilled negotiator, Ms. Rottman has led a variety of complex agreements, including the strategic sourcing division of the largest online travel agency in North America during a corporate merger.

Ms. Rottman is a dedicated professional committed to working for organizations that enrich the lives of others. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, a Master of Public Service and Administration from The Bush School of Government and Public Service, and bachelor degrees in International Studies and History from Texas A&M University. She is pursuing her doctorate in business administration at the International School of Management in Paris, France. Her research focus areas include global strategic planning, the workforce of the future, innovation management, and the role of artificial intelligence in the nonprofit sector to increase operating and fundraising capacity and efficiencies.


Jacob Simon serves as Chief Operating Officer for The Medicus Firm, one of the nation’s largest healthcare recruitment firms. Prior to this role, Jacob served The Medicus Firm in a variety of other roles for the past 8 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Simon’s passion is uniting individuals and teams towards a common goal. His experience allows him to work closely with management and internal recruiting staffs to evaluate and provide consultative insight beneficial for strategic planning and recruitment strategies. Mr. Simon brings an extensive background in the recruiting industry to The Medicus Firm. Prior to beginning his career in the physician recruiting industry, Jacob served for 4 years as the National Recruiting Coordinator for Northwestern State University football program and their recruitment of student-athletes.

Jacob is originally from Kansas and is a graduate of McPherson College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He later received his Master’s in Management and Administration at Northwestern State University. He currently resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife Mari and their kids, Emmitt, Emilia and Noelle. In his free time, Jacob enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, and competing in athletic events of various kinds.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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