State Leadership Conference 2022

Monday, April 4  9am-1pm on Hopin


9-9:30 Welcome, Introductions Business Meeting

9:35-10:15 Workshop #1 

10:20-11:00 Workshop #2  

11:00-11:45 Lunch + Networking Session

11:45-12:30 Dr. Taubman Magic Show

12:30-1:00 Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Steve Taubman

As a business philosopher, physician, magician, and humorist, Dr. Steve engages members of your organization with high energy, mind bending, thought-provoking presentations that resonate at the deepest level while delivering tools to improve focus, positivity, and resilience. His entertaining approach to keynoting has earned him the highest accolades from audiences nationwide. In fact, Brian Tracy, America's Top Sales Trainer, says Dr. Steve "helps you release your brakes, snap out of your comfort zone, and accomplish more than you ever thought possible."

Important Dates:

-Friday April 29th
 International Leadership Conference intent to compete deadline 

-May 13th
 International Leadership Conference registration deadline. All membership and state conference invoices MUST be paid prior to registering for the ILC. 

June 22nd-25th 
 International Leadership Conference—Nashville, TN  

Important Forms:

Workshop Choices

Workshop Session 1: Pick 1


Health Careers in the Skies

Stephen D. Jameson, RN, MSN, NR-P Clinical Educator, DHART

An informative session on healthcare careers in the air medical and critical care transport industries.  Steve Jameson, an experienced flight nurse and flight paramedic, will review the prerequisites to enter the field, describe the job responsibilities and training requirements.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions and get answers.

Life in the Birthing Pavilion at DHMC

Emily Brayton, BSN RN Unit Nurse Manager Birthing Pavilion

An overview of inpatient Obstetrics on the Birthing Pavilion at DHMC: providing care to obstetric patients and their babies. Review the LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery & postpartum) structure, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM)/high-risk service, the Birthing Pavilion team members, and “a day in the life of a Registered Nurse.”

Skin Cancers, Rashes, Procedures- Oh My! Understanding Dermatology in an Academic Medical Center

Caitlin Yazel, Nurse Manager, Dermatology clinic

This workshop will highlight common dermatologic cases, procedures, and diagnoses encountered in a busy ambulatory practice. Additionally, we will talk about the various roles of the healthcare providers within the clinic. Come to this workshop ready to learn and ready to participate in some fun dermatology filled learning!

Workshop Session 2: Pick 1


Degrees, Paychecks, and Certifications: How to fast-track your healthcare influence with D-HWRI Apprenticeships!

William Landry, Workforce Development Specialist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Are you looking for the real scoop on how an age-old method of training could be your key to unlocking the doorway to rapid advancement at one of the area’s largest employers? Join Brendan and Will from the Workforce Readiness Institute as they guide you through the real-life journey of students just like yourself who entered into Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technologist apprenticeships right out of high school and found themselves ahead of the curve as they dove into this opportunity that was both employment and education at the same time! Throughout our time teaching hundreds of students, we have learned and adapted our programs to make these apprenticeships work for you. If you are seeking free healthcare-focused college credits, immediate earning potential, all while making a difference in your community, then join us as we expand upon the benefits of apprenticeships in healthcare at one of the country’s leading healthcare apprenticeship programs! Check us out: 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute –


There is more than one way to be a registered nurse!

Amy A. Martone, BSN, RN, MBA, NPD-BC,

Director of Nursing Excellence, Rutland Regional Medical Center

This program will cover different educational pathways to a rewarding nursing career with a general description of education programs from Licensed Practical Nurse (1 year degree) all the way to Doctorate of Nursing Practice (3 year post-masters). It will discuss the scope and preparation for a variety of nursing specialties that include Operating Room, Emergency Department, and Pediatrics. It will also discuss some advanced degree opportunities that include the role of the nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, and nurse-attorney.


Exploration Meets Rehabilitation: Working as a PT/OT couple

Heather Duyck, OTR/L, CHT, Occupational Therapist, Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center, Hand Therapy

Greg Titus, Physical Therapist, UVM Medical Center

Heather is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. She graduated in 2016 with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University and immediately began working as a traveling OT. She has successfully completed 7 travel assignments. She then accepted a hand therapy fellowship at Mayo Clinic, and upon graduating, began her current job with UVM Medical Center. Greg is a Physical Therapist who graduated in 2016 from Franklin Pierce University with his doctoral degree. He worked for a year before beginning traveling therapy. He has completed 7 travel assignments as well, followed by the implementation of a Physical Therapy clinic for Hormel Food factory workers. They both now live in Burlington, VT with their black lab, Turbo.