May 19: Exploring the Healthcare Staffing Crisis: Solutions for the Great Resignation

May 19, 2022 9:15 am

Location: Zoom

Many professionals and healthcare workers are reevaluating their careers, especially in light of the demands of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Now, during a time of unprecedented need, what can organizations and other employers do to prevent losing staff to The Great Resignation, as well as retain and attract new staff? Our panel of experts will offer insight and information on the state of our healthcare workforce and specific suggestions to support their work experience, practically and emotionally.

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Stephanie Evans-Ariker

Director of External Relations, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Stephanie Evans-Ariker has worked in senior aging services for 17+ years. Stephanie got her start as a nurse and, after caring for many older adults, soon made the jump into senior services. Stephanie has served as an Executive Director for Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Geriatric Care Management companies in Georgia and Connecticut where she supported organizations through acquisitions, new construction, and mergers. Stephanie spent 7 years as Executive Director of a non-profit adult day program where she worked closely with municipal, state and federal agencies. Stephanie joined the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America after leaving her position as ED of a memory care community in the Spring of 2021. In addition to her background in nursing and senior operations, Stephanie is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Dementia Care Practitioner (DCP), End of Life Doula, and caregiver support group facilitator. Stephanie currently serves as a Director on the Board of her local AAA.

Faraz Kayani

Regional Director of Operations, Ultimate Care Management

Faraz Kayani has worked for The Bristal Assisted Living and Ultimate Care Management for over 12 years, starting as a Recreation Assistant, transitioning to Operations Management and ultimately promoted to Executive Director and Regional Director of Operations. The organization’s mission is to provide great place for people to live and work. Faraz embodies this passion for delivering that promise to residents, care partners, and team members. His philosophy is “A positive attitude is contagious- when I smile and lead by example, I find a happier resident population and a productive team.” He holds an MA from SUNY Albany.

Ilene Arroyo

Senior Director of Human Resources, The New Jewish Home

As Senior Director of Human Resources, Ilene is a skilled Human Resources Professional and proactive business partner who guides performance driven and patient focused outcomes at The New Jewish Home. She began her career in Human Resources as an Employment Assistant and then Recruiter at Mount Sinai Medical Center; She continued at The New Jewish Home as a Human Resources Coordinator 30 years ago and throughout the years has progressively advanced and held various positions in Human Resources. Establishing a strong rapport with all levels of staff is paramount to Ilene. This encourages teamwork on all levels to ensure the best quality of care outcomes for our residents, which is the ultimate goal.