Tuesday, January 10, 2023
The communities for which healthcare organizations operate are rapidly diversifying. Not only do they provide care for a diverse community of patients and families, but their workforce is also growing more diverse. It is incumbent on healthcare organizations and their leaders to both understand and embrace the needs of diverse populations. Their ability to respond to the needs and preferences of a broader customer base will be critical to their financial and operational survival, but they first must understand what their implicit biases are to do that. The goal of the session is for leaders to understand and recognize internal biases both conscious and unconscious. This new program will focus on the healthcare leader’s personal recognition of internal bias and its impact on decisions in the organization. The impact of the healthcare leaders’ ability to recognize biases in areas such as employment and policy decision making will lead to increased diversity in individuals holding leadership positions and will help us better serve the communities we are in.
Earn 1.5 Face-to-Face Credit Hours
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5:00-5:30PM: Networking & Dinner
5:30-7:00PM: Panel discussion
– Dr. Vyron Folds, Division Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for HCA Healthcare’s West Florida Division
– Jazleen Vecchiarelli, Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for BayCare Health System
– Dr. Shanelle Rae, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Tampa General Hospital
– Dr. Desiree Chachula, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Moffitt Cancer Center
Dr. Vyron Folds, Division Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for HCA Healthcare’s West Florida Division
Vyron Folds currently serves as the Division Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for HCA Healthcare’s West Florida Division. Prior to this role, Vyron accumulated 25 years of Human Resources leadership experience with the United States Air Force, where he most recently served as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the U.S. Special Operations Command. While in that role, Vyron was responsible for writing, managing, and coordinating a wide-ranging portfolio of policies, programs and processes relating to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as collecting workforce demographic data and analysis. He also served as the principal advisor to the Chief of Staff on workforce strategies, programs and activities.
Prior to his latest military assignment, Vyron served as the Executive Director of Human Resources for the 6th Force Support Squadron here in Tampa, where he led more than 600 military and civilian Human Resources professionals. Before that, Vyron held a multitude of leadership positions, including Senior Director of Human Resources for the 12th Air Force in Arizona, overseeing investigations and instruction of LEAN concepts to 11 countries in the Caribbean and Central/South America. While stationed in Germany as the Director of Human Resources, Vyron worked in the 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance organization.
Vyron’s impressive career is decorated with many honors, including the Tuskegee Airman award, the NAACP Award, the Blacks in Government award and several other notable honors.
Vyron earned a Doctor of Business Administration in Leadership from Walden University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Leadership from Capella University. Additionally, he holds a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate from the University of South Florida and has completed the Greenbelt Instructor course.
Vyron is also an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., which actively serves the Tampa Bay Area through volunteerism, fundraising and other activities benefiting local nursing homes, Veterans Affairs hospitals, food banks and more.
Jazleen Vecchiarelli, Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for BayCare Health System
Jazleen Vecchiarelli is the Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for BayCare Health System. She’s been part of the health system for about 10 years. In her role, she provides strategic direction for enterprise-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the $4.9 billion organization supporting 30,000 team members. Jazleen leads the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to support a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. Prior to this, Jazleen was a hospital operations leader managing cross-functional teams committed to achieving results. She holds an MPH in Health Care Organizations and Management from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Shanelle Rae, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Tampa General Hospital
Shanelle Rae, Ph.D is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist who focuses on creating and implementing sustainable and balanced organizational infrastructure to create equitable outcomes, Diverse and Inclusive practices and a sense of well-being for all.
Shanelle earned her Ph.D in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Miami and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the UM School of Behavioral Sciences. Shanelle is the Director of DEI at TGH and is an associate Professor at USF.
Dr. Desiree Chachula, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Moffitt Cancer Center
Desirée Chachula is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Moffitt Cancer Center. She leads Moffitt’s DEI portfolio that guides workforce and patient equity efforts. Programs and focus within the portfolio include DEI Education & Training, Employee Engagement Groups, Diversity Data and Measures, Inclusion Climate and Culture, Employee Life-Cycle for Under-Represented Populations, Supplier Diversity and External Benchmarking and Cultural and Linguistic Competency.
Desirée combines years of curriculum and instruction teaching and consulting experience with academic training as a social scientist to bring a scientist-practitioner approach to cultural competence and diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare. She is an expert on disproportionality the differences of a population group to an outcome based on shared demographic traits. This work sheds light on policies, practices, beliefs and biases that perpetuate the marginalization of vulnerable populations.
Desiree is a Principal Investigator for the Health Equity Train the Trainer initiative which aims to educate care providers throughout Florida how to effectively enact health equity in their professional practice.
Beyond practice and research, Desirée has specialized training working with special populations. She is adept on LEP issues as well as a Board Certified Transgender Care Professional.
Prior to joining Moffitt in 2016, Desirée held research appointments at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education as well as at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Desirée was a Reynold’s Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard University where she earned her Masters in Language and Literacy. She is a National Science Foundation Fellow in linguistics and has won numerous academic awards including a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Fellowship and a NSF Research Award. She earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual & Multicultural Education from New York University.
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