Track A

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Finding the Keys to Long-Term Career and Life Satisfaction

Women healthcare executives get so involved in ensuring their organization’s growth and success that they sometimes fail to ask probing personal and professional questions:

  • Is this what I really want to do?

  • Am I using my knowledge, skills, and experience in a way that gives my life meaning and purpose?

  • What if I could do it all over again? What I make the same choices?

  • Am I as happy as I could be?


Join us as we explore the process and best practices for finding long-term career and life satisfaction as a woman healthcare executive. Women who’ve been there will discuss the importance of stepping back and looking at the big picture of life and career, including some questions you may need to answer. We’ll also discuss the importance of taking small incremental, almost daily steps to change the trajectory of your career.



  • What you can do to be a better CEO of your own career

  • What self-reflection questions you should pose about personal purpose, values, vision, toolbox and people

  • Why waiting for career unhappiness to emerge is never a good idea

  • How you can dissect peak experiences to discover who you are and what you want from life

  • What it means to have a career with transitions and cycles


Debra Fields

Executive Vice President

Chief Transformation Officer

City of Hope

Debra Fields is City of Hope’s executive vice president, chief transformation officer.  Her leadership enables connectedness across City of Hope’s enterprise, ensuring it operates as “one” – united in the mission of culture, strategy and focus to speed delivery of cures to the people City of Hope serves.  Debra leads the People and Enterprise Transformation teams focused on accelerating City of Hope’s impact through aligned organization governance and design, progressive talent strategy, and change navigation and integration methodology, in support of new and innovative endeavors.  Debra serves as a key partner to others in leadership as they work together to deliver on City of Hope’s vision to be at the center of eliminating cancer and diabetes.


Betsy Owens

Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer,

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Since 2013, Betsy has served as chief marketing and innovation Officer at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. In this role, she oversees several key areas, including the organization’s marketing and communications, market development, technology and innovation commercialization, and educational outreach. In 2017, Betsy led a rebranding that drove the organization’s renaming (from Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and move into the new $550 million, 1.2 million-square-foot research hospital.

Amy Perry

Chief Executive Officer Hospital Division,

Atlantic Health System

Amy is a strategic leader with an impressive background in finance and operations, clinical quality and academic medicine, and health policy and governance. She currently serves as the chief executive officer of the Hospital Division, and senior vice president, Integrated Care Delivery for Atlantic Health System. Perry has built a strong track record of identifying opportunities for growth and innovation, focusing on driving patient-centered care. At Atlantic Health, she is leading ambulatory expansion initiatives, partnering with providers and payers, and connecting the system with nearly one million unique lives annually.

Ninfa Saunders, DHA, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Navicent Health

Ninfa acts as president and chief executive officer at Navicent Health. She has over forty-five years of hospital administrative and clinical experience. As a co-founder of the regional Stratus Healthcare Network, she currently serves as chair of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. She is a frequent expert for Healthcare Leaders national media roundtables. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, she serves on the board of directors for the American Hospital Association and is the past chair of the Institute for Diversity. She has also served on the board of the American Heart Association.

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July 22-23, 2021

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Jodi Sniegocki

Education and Events Director