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Emerging Leaders – Career Positioning: Strategically Mapping Your Early Career Development

July 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

In today’s changing healthcare environment, early careerists need skills and strategies to position themselves for the future. You have the freedom to create the career paths that link your talents and interests with the right job. No job comes with a life time guarantee, and flexibility is important. To achieve upward mobility in your career, you must constantly reinvent your brand. Learn from your peers the necessary steps to take your career path to the next level.

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5:30 -5:45 – Event & speaker introduction

5:45 -6:45 – Speakers Present

6:45 – 7:00 – Speaker Q & A

Virtual Qualified Education Credit Hours: 1.5

**Please scroll down to learn how to secure your Qualified Education Credits**

Panel Members

Allison DeMarais ,Chief Human Resource Office (CHRO), Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

Allison DeMarais joined Tenet Healthcare owned Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital as the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) in February 2018 and is responsible for hospital HR operations, strategic workforce planning, culture redesign and employee engagement. She also serves as the market lead for DMC culture change initiatives and acts as the hospital Chief Productivity Officer, oversees employee health and operational areas including security, plant operations and dietary departments at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

Prior to joining the DMC Ms. DeMarais most recently worked as a CHRO for a health and human service organization that provides health care, housing and community services to seniors and their families in SE Michigan. Having also worked at Tenet Healthcare owned hospital in Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona, she brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience, 12 of those years in healthcare, and 8 years in an executive human resources leadership role.

Ms. DeMarais received a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. She holds both her SHRM-SCP and her HRCI SPHR certifications.

George Makhoul, Vice President, Operations at Brandon Regional Hospital

George Makhoul is the Vice President of Operations at Brandon Regional Hospital. He joined Brandon Regional Hospital as Assistant Administrator in June 2019. During the past two years, George has worked in contract governance, strategic planning, department oversight, and project management for the 436-bed hospital. During that time, the hospital’s parent company, HCA Healthcare, also selected George to participate in the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Executive Development Program.

Prior to Brandon Regional Hospital, George worked for the Parallon Business Performance Group in Nashville, TN where he was a Project Manager supporting Shared Service Center operations. Previously, he completed an Administrative Fellowship with Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, VA.

George received his Bachelors Degree from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and his Masters of Healthcare Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before pursuing his graduate studies, George worked in the Atlanta, GA office of the professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Joseph Resnick, Chief Executive Officer, Premier Community HealthCare Group 

Joseph Resnick joined Premier Community HealthCare Group, Inc.as the Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Resnick is a board-certified healthcare executive. Prior to joining Premier Community HealthCare, he served as the Division Administrator for Women’s Care Florida –Insignia Care for Women in Tampa, FL. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa and a Master of Healthcare Administration through the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. Resnick is an intrinsically motivated healthcare executive with a proven record of leadership, performance improvement, advocacy and healthcare business operations.

As the CEO of Premier Community HealthCare, Resnick is the visionary focused growing the organization to best meet community needs. He strives to make an impact by improving operations, with an emphasis on the patient experience and strengthening the health center workforce. He is also dedicated to improving the health center business model which includes communicating the health center’s strategic plan to the community-at-large and engaging community supporters. Resnick has a wealth of knowledge working in various health care environments and has a strong commitment to creating cohesive and successful staff teams. He excels at bridging the gap between clinical and administration by promoting he has an open-door and by emphasizing transparency in his communication strategies. At Premier Community HealthCare, Resnick is responsible for driving the vision and overall leadership, which consists of just over 215 highly qualified employees who care for more than 34,000 patients through 126,000 encounters in ten offices located throughout Pasco and Hernando Counties in Florida. He is a compassionate and mission driven individual committed to the Patient Centered Medical Home model.

A native of a small town 45 minutes south of Houston, Texas, Resnick and his wife (Erika) have made the Tampa Bay area their home and stay busy raising four children together. He enjoys an active lifestyle which includes traveling, running, musical festivals, and outdoor adventures.

Joseph Scotchlas, Assistant Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Mr. Joseph M. Scotchlas, MHA, FACHE was appointed as Assistant Director of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System effective November 11, 2018. As Assistant Director, Mr. Scotchlas has responsibility for community-based outpatient operations at eight sites of care across southwest Florida as part of the nation’s seventh-busiest VA healthcare system, with 12,000 admissions and 1.5 million outpatient visits annually.

Mr. Scotchlas is also the site executive for the Lee County Healthcare Center, in Cape Coral, Florida, a highly complex ambulatory care center providing outpatient medical, surgical, mental health, and sub-specialty care.

Prior to this role, Mr. Scotchlas served as the Health Systems Specialist to the Director and as Administrative Officer for the Department of Medicine, overseeing operations in emergency medicine, inpatient care, outpatient procedures, and thirteen specialty group practices. Mr. Scotchlas started with VA in 2012 as an Administrative Fellow in the Graduate Health Administration Training Program (GHATP) at the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network.

Beginning his healthcare career in 2006, he worked as both a Paramedic and an Emergency Medical Technician for several 911-based services in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has also held an administrative intern position at the Washington DC, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, VA Medical Centers and has served an administrative resident role at Community Life Support Systems.

Mr. Scotchlas holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), serving on the Western Florida Chapter Board of Directors, and is board certified in healthcare management. He is also the recipient of the Regent’s Award from ACHE in 2015 and a Distinguished Service Award from the NEPA Healthcare Management Forum in 2012.

How to Secure Virtual Qualified Education Credit Hours:

As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Western Florida Chapter is authorized to award 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Qualified Education Credits are self-reporting credits. Please self-report your credits using the link titled “My education Credit” on your myACHE profile page. If additional assistance is needed, please contact ACHE Customer Service (contact@ache.org or 312-424-9400).


July 7, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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