A Word From Our President

February 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Human Resources Colleagues:

A few months ago over 50 HR leaders from the Adventist hospitals around our nation turned out for a successful National Association of Adventist Healthcare Human Resources (NAAHHR) conference in sunny Tampa, Florida.  Whether you were motivated by Bob Murphy’s insightful engagement model, laughed at Greta Sherman’s inspirational humor, or felt motivated after hearing Brian Brim share on tips for employee engagement, I know there was a learning opportunity for each of us.  Not only does our association provide these learning opportunities, but it also provides meaningful networking from across our five Adventist systems.

This year I am excited and privileged to lead out our NAAHHR association and host the 2011 conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  This event will take place on September 9, 2011, so mark your calendars!

With only seven months away, I’d like to kick off the New Year with some introductions to your NAAHHR association leaders, as well as provide you with important information.

YOUR NAAHHR OFFICERS:

 President

I serve as a Human Resources Specialist for Adventist Health System’s Corporate office, and have had the pleasure of working there for the past 7 ½ years.  I’m based in Orlando, FL where it is 77 degrees as I type this email.J  This is my third and final year as an officer for the association, and it has been a true honor being a part of such a great group. 

President Elect

Rick Dodds is the Vice President of Human Resources for Sonora Regional Medical Center in California.  Rick serves as our association’s Vice President, and has served with the association for the past two years.  I have grown to appreciate his great energy, commitment to teamwork, and have no doubt he will lead this association with excellence next year when I move on.

Secretary/Treasurer

Alyson Parker is the Director of Human Resources for Florida Hospital Flagler.  This is Alyson’s first year serving as Secretary/Treasurer.  I have already come to appreciate her great follow through, and excitement as she starts her three year rotation as a NAAHHR officer.  She is also a newlywed so wish her well in this new adventure!

 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Last year we received some great feedback regarding the use of NAAHHR funds towards bringing other non-leadership colleagues from within our HR departments to the conference.  This would be a great learning opportunity for someone you’re succession planning for a future leadership role, and is cost effective for those with limited travel budgets.  We are excited to announce that we are making two scholarships available in the amount of $1,000 each.  Only two candidates will be selected by the NAAHHR officers. 

In the near future, Alyson will be sending you an email with an application for this scholarship, a registration form for the conference, and details on hotel reservations. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What: 2011 NAAHHR Conference

When: September 9 – 10, 2011

Where: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel – 340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

We hope to see you in Phoenix!

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