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University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

2023 Symposium

Building Our Community: Partnering for Wellbeing

The 13th annual University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium was held at Kennedy Union on the University of Dayton campus on April 1, 2023.


Keynote Address

Combating Burnout: the workplace, the system, and You

Lakshman Swamy, MD, MBA

Dr. Lakshman Swamy's keynote address will discuss drivers of burnout in the workplace and interventions at both personal and systems levels.

Dr. Swamy is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, Medical Director for Payment Care Delivery Innovation, Massachusetts Medicaid, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and Assistant Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences at University of Massachusetts Medical School. More about Dr. Swamy>

Breakout Session 1

advocacy in healthcare

Vicki Giambrone, FACHE, MPA and David Salisbury

This session will assist attendees in understanding the role and value of advocacy in healthcare and where to begin in the process. The presenters will provide basic advocacy terminology, dispel concerns about participating in advocacy activities, and provide a practical approach to building skills and becoming an effective advocate.

Vicki Giambrone is a partner in CBD Advisors. More about Vicki Giambrone>

David Salisbury leads the healthcare policy practice at Sean P. Dunn and Associates. More about David Salisbury>

advocacy for students

Nate Bloss, MEd, LPC, Kyle Henneke, MPH, Austin Parrish, MS MPAP, PA-C, and Haley Stewart MS Dietetics, RD

This panel discussion is for an undergraduate student audience and will feature current or recent graduate students from health professional programs.  The panelists will highlight the importance of advocacy for students and competencies for pre-health students in particular.  They will also identify steps students can take to participate in advocacy, and resources and opportunities available to become involved as a student.

Nate Bloss completed a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Dayton in May 2022.  He currently works as a licensed professional counselor for Atrium Counseling Services and as a Program Coordinator at the University of Dayton. More about Nate Bloss>

Kyle Henneke is earning both an MD and Masters of Science in Public Health at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. More about Kyle Henneke>

Austin Parrish completed a Masters of Physician Assistant Practice in December 2022 at the University of Dayton. He is currently working as a Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant at North Florida Regional Medical Center. More about Austin Parrish>

Haley Stewart completed a Masters of Science in Dietetics at the University of Dayton.  She currently works as a registered dietician at Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. More about Haley Stewart>

Breakout Session 2

supporting a diverse community

Matthew Bauer DO, Jean de Dieu Mukunzi MPH, PMP, and Paula Thompson, MS HCA

This panel discussion will highlight community resources and initiatives that support health and wellbeing, focusing on underserved groups.  Attendees can build a network of community support for themselves and the patients that they serve, recognizing the shared challenges related to health and wellbeing for the underserved.  Panelists represent Equitas Health, a non-profit serving healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ community, Ebenezer Healthcare Access, a non-profit serving healthcare needs of immigrants, and Fidelity Health Care, Community Health which serves in areas with low access to healthcare.

Dr. Matthew Bauer serves as the Southwest Ohio Medical Director for Equitas Health. More about Matthew Bauer>

Jean de Dieu Mukunzi is founder and executive director of Ebenezer Healthcare Access. More about Jean de Dieu Mukunzi>

Paula Thompson is President and CEO of Fidelity Health Care, Home and Community Based Division of Premier Health. More about Paula Thompson> 

Supporting Dimensions of Wellbeing

Tristyn Ball, MPA, Meredith Montgomery, EdD, LPCC-S, and Amanda Vande Griend, MS Foods & Nutrition

This panel discussion will highlight community resources and initiatives that support the many dimensions of wellbeing.  Attendees can build a network of community support for themselves and the patients that they serve, recognizing the variety of factors that impact health.  Panelists will focus on mental and behavioral health services, including educating professionals around this topic, and nutrition as critical to individual and community health.

Tristyn Ball is Director of the Division of Prevention and Early Intervention Services at the Montgomery County ADAMHS Board.  More about Tristyn Ball>

Dr. Meredith Montgomery is a clinical counselor, Assistant Professor and Clinical Experience Coordinator for the University of Dayton's Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program, and Program Director for UD's Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program. More about Dr. Montgomery>

Amanda Vande Griend is a graduate student at the University of Dayton pursuing a Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition, and previously completed a community nutrition Masters program.  More about Amanda Vande Griend>

Closing Remarks and Awards Presentation

Closing Remarks

Dr. Swamy will provide closing remarks, bringing together the topics of the day and encouraging action towards better wellbeing.

Awards Presentation

Dr. Michael Craig and Dr. Kathleen Scheltens will present their namesake awards to those being recognized this year for exemplary service and leadership related to healthcare in the Dayton community. More about Awards>

Poster Session and Community Resource Tables

Student Capstone Poster Session

University of Dayton undergraduate students will present their capstone projects during the poster session from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Community Resource Tables

Representatives from Dayton-area community organizations will be available during the poster session.

About the Symposium

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium is a unique opportunity for University of Dayton students, alumni, healthcare professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.

The focus for the 2023 symposium will be professional advocacy as a tool for addressing workplace stressors, building upon the discussion of wellbeing at last year's event.  Additionally, participants will learn about community resources that offer support for healthcare professionals and the patients that they serve.

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Wright State University (WSU) and Miami Valley Hospital.

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College of Arts and Sciences

O'Reilly Hall
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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800