Track B


1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Up and Comers: How Millennial Women are Impacting Healthcare and Advancing Their Careers

Millennial women are the most educated group of women in history, a valuable resource for the future of healthcare. They are ambitious, proactive, and value high work ethic. They desire opportunities to advance based on merit, balance in their personal and professional lives, and the ability to define their own success. However, with their successes, these young women leaders face great stresses and existential challenges as they confront old gender stereotypes, destroy barriers and advance their careers.


The next generation of women leaders in healthcare are pushing hard to overcome diverse and complex challenges to improve the health of patients and populations This panel will discuss the challenges, opportunities, experiences and success stories for advancing the next generation of female leadership in healthcare.

Key issues to be covered include:

  • What unique challenges do millennial women face in the workplace?

  • Experiences and strategies in negotiation, managing conflict, coalition-building, and influence

  • Developing strategies, and skills to prepare for the advancing to the next stage in your career

  • Identify and overcome key challenges including; compensation, work/life balance, advancement and promotions, disengagement, and bias

  • Working towards leadership opportunities with influence and impact


Kaitlyn Chana

Outreach Coordinator

Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center

Kaitlyn strives for purpose, brings truth, and helps others. It’s the crux of why Kaitlyn founded a nonprofit charitable organization called Reel Stories. Real People., Inc., in hopes, to tell positive stories of exceptional work being done in communities through video. Kaitlyn is working to obtain her master’s degree in Health Administration and Business Administration at the University of North Florida. She is working on incorporating narrative storytelling in the health care industry to improve patient care. Her passion for storytelling cultivated in her early years after spending time with children with life-threatening illnesses in hospitals through her previous nonprofit organization, Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, Inc.


Kelly Foss

Regional Manager Sutter Walk-In Care

Sutter Medical Foundation

Kelly serves as regional manager of Sutter Walk-In Care, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system with twenty-four hospitals, a network of 12,000 physicians, and serving over 100 communities in Northern California. In this role, Kelly leads the transformation of healthcare delivery by reducing barriers to same day care access, whether at one of the many Sutter Walk-In Care locations or via a same-day video visit service reaching 1.6 million patients. Throughout her career, Kelly has worked to advance healthcare delivery in a variety of settings, including as director of operations at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health.

Brittany Lavis

Market Chief Financial Officer

Detroit Medical Center

Brittany Lavis is currently the market chief financial officer at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Brittany joined the DMC in October 2018. In fall 2017, Brittany accepted the group chief financial officer position where she had financial oversight for seven of Tenet’s hospitals in Southern California.  Brittany has worked for Tenet Healthcare, parent company to the DMC, since the start of her healthcare career in 2010.  Brittany began as an operations, finance and strategic planning analyst where she reported to the chief operating officer and chief business development officer in fall 2010.  She later moved to an operations accountant role in 2012 which is where the finance portion of her career kicked off.

Lubna Shamsi

Administrative Director, Oncology

Mount Sinai Health System

Lubna is a board-certified healthcare executive who has dedicated the last twelve years to improving efficiency and quality of care at various academic medical centers in the northeast.  After completing an administrative fellowship at Yale New Haven Health, Lubna spent a few years developing and managing specialty groups within the faculty practice at Bridgeport hospital, part of the Yale New Haven Health System.  Thereafter, Lubna was part of the Emergency Medicine Service Line at Northwell Health where she built and operationalized multiple urgent care centers.  She then moved on to Columbia University Medical Center where she built a new Pediatric Digestive Health Center.

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July 22-23, 2021

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Jodi Sniegocki

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