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Breaking Through: Women Changing the Leadership Landscape-Health

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Women are becoming more present in the leadership landscape, but there is more work to be done. Union wants to encourage this change by hosting a series of forums that highlight how women have the potential to transform the ‘business as usual’ mentality that is prominent in many communities. The women participating in these forums are challenging the status quo and pushing beyond the limits and barriers in personal and professional settings.

Come hear the inspirational stories of empowerment, commitment, and passion to step up and speak up in an effort to drive change. Each leader will share her story of how she moved outside her comfort zone to stretch boundaries and transform communities.

Health Topics Affecting Women

This session will feature panelists who have dedicated their careers to the healthcare industry . Panelists have been asked to share their professional expertise as well as key health issues affecting women.

Meet the Panelists

An Adjunct Professor in nursing, Karen Bankston, Ph.D., M.S.N., FACHE (moderator), is the former Executive Director of the Child Poverty Collaborative, Cincinnati. A collective impact organization designed to lead the community’s planning and implementation of efforts to ameliorate poverty by providing guidance on public policy, employment, housing, transportation, education and health care concerns. Previously she held the role of Associate Dean for Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati.

Felicia Beckham is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Felicia joined Tri-State Pulmonary Associates in 2014 and has played a vital part in improving staff and patient education. Her mission is to empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare and to feel inspired to change their healthcare trajectory. Felicia was recognized by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati as a 2017 Rising Star. As a University of Cincinnati Alumni, she co-created an organization called ENSTEPS during her undergraduate years at the College of Nursing. ENSTEPS was created help to foster and mentor ethnic nursing students and the mentoring program remains active today.

Julia Menetrey is a Family Nurse Practioner who earned her Master Degree and Nurse Practionier Certification i Cardiology from Northern Kentucky Univeristy. Menetery practices within the Mercy Health System as well as St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular.

Barbara B. Tobias, MD is a family physician and Medical Director of the Health Collaborative, providing leadership and support to physicians and practices in public reporting, payment reform, quality improvement, population health and practice transformation initiatives including the Comprehensive Primary Care Classic (CPC) Initiative and now CPC+.

Additionally, Dr. Tobias is point for alignment of The Health Collaborative’s workforce diversity, community partnerships and pipeline efforts. Dr. Tobias was previously co-PI with Dr. Greer Glazer, Dean, UC College of Nursing on Urban Serving University/AAMC Health Care Work Force Diversity Initiative for the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center and Co-PI for the UC Department of Family and Community Medicine Health Care Access MEDTAPP initiative.


October 17, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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440 East McMillan Street Cincinnati, OH 45206
Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
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