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2021 Virtual Roundtable

The conference for healthcare leaders looking to build a more responsive, adaptive workforce

Wednesday, May 26

About the Roundtable

The Roundtable is an annual conference bringing together leaders from state hospital and healthcare associations, healthcare facilities and agency partners. Don’t miss our inspiring keynotes, educational sessions and enlightening conversations with this exclusive community of healthcare facilities and agency partners.

This past year presented challenges in healthcare staffing, and the Roundtable provides an opportunity for reflection and discussion. While we will be meeting virtually this year, we’re excited to bring you valuable content and delight you with fun, memorable moments.

Keynote Speaker

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Shawn Achor

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn is the author of New York Times best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Big Potential (2018).


Times listed in Central Daylight Time

9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome Keynote: The Accountable Partnership

If there was any year in which accountability and partnerships were tested, it was 2020. Despite the challenges that healthcare systems and facilities encountered, we acknowledge the resilience of everyone in healthcare and the supportive agencies. As we move forward, we recognize that healthcare staffing won’t get any easier and it requires leaders to remain flexible with the dynamic changes in the market.

9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Hospital Panel: Lessons from the Frontlines

We’ve gathered a spectrum of clients from different regions, healthcare system types and facilities to share their challenges and lessons learned. Always a can’t-miss session – this panel will inspire attendees with insights and key takeaways to bring back to their organizations.

10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Entertainment Session: Derek Hughes

Fun memorable moments are a core part of the Roundtable, and this year will be no different. This is NOT going to be just another virtual meeting. Derek Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He's a consulting producer on TRUtv’s hit magic series, “The Carbonaro Effect” and was a top ten finalist on NBC's “America’s Got Talent”.

11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Partner Panel: Perspectives from the Other Side

Agency partners are a critical piece to the staffing puzzle and experienced their own distinct challenges this past year. This session will help you gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the supplier relationship — so be sure to bring your questions!

12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Lunch Break

Work never stops, so we've scheduled this break to check your email and grab a bite to eat.

12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Big Potential: Thriving with Resilient Optimism

Our sessions today were developed to help us lean into our connections and learn from each other to restore a culture of confidence and optimism. We’re thrilled that Shawn Achor will be LIVE at the Roundtable sharing how pursuing happiness with resilient optimism together can unleash big potential. Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health - is influenced by those around us. So, when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential, as well.

1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Wrap Up and Closing Notes

We are excited about the road ahead and our continued partnership. More than ever, healthcare systems and facilities will need a workforce solution partner like Qualivis that is committed to economic stewardship, holistic program support and accountable service delivery.


April Hansen, RN, MSN

Group President, Workforce Solutions, Aya Healthcare

Sherry Kolb, RN

President, Qualivis

Levi Campbell, MS, RN

Executive Director Nursing Systems Operations, Prisma Health

Daniel Shields, MSN, CRNP

Director of Nursing Operations, Luminis Health

Rachel Smith, SHRM-SCP

VP of People and Culture, Evangelical Community Hospital

Sheila Kempf, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

CNO & VP of Patient Care Services, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Jody Fleming (Moderator)

Senior VP, NCHA Strategic Partners

Nick Palleria

VP of Client Relations, Totalmed

Steve Belcher

Co-founder/President, Advantis

Kris Knudsen

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Triage Staffing

Brittany Johnson

Business Development Team Lead, Flexcare Medical Staffing

Scott Martin

VP of Client Relations, trustaff

Sophia Morris

VP of Account Management, Aya Healthcare

Amy Chang

Partner Panel Moderator

Dr. Tiffany Love (Emcee)

Healthcare Consultant


Derek Hughes

The live performances of celebrated conjurer, “Stand Up Magician” Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling him “thoroughly entertaining.” Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us and was a top ten finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”.

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