OCT. 7 2021
NOON & 5:00 PM CST
About the speakers:
Kim LaMontagne is President/CEO of Kim LaMontagne, LLC, International Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Author. She is also a State Trainer with National Alliance on Mental Illness and a Member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock – Campaign to Combat Behavioral Health Stigma and Discrimination.
She created a training solution for leaders called “The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture” that teaches leaders how to create a safe workplace culture that empowers employees to speak openly about mental health and substance misuse without fear of judgment, retribution, or job loss. Her mission is to share her lived experience of being a high performer in the workplace who suffered in silence with mental health challenges and alcohol misuse to teach leaders how to normalize the conversation about mental health and substance misuse in the workplace.
Rama Walker, MBA, BSN, RN is chief nursing officer and chief operating officer (CNO & COO) for Nurseify Inc. Walker most recently served as the Administrator for two freestanding emergency rooms for HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. She led facility operations performing over 38,000 patient visits combined per year. Prior to that, Walker served as Program Director for Healogics and had direct oversight of the Wound Care and Hyperbarics program. There she led the team to the first Center of Distinction Award in 2017, an award recognizing outstanding clinical performance. Walker has also held clinical leadership roles at HCA Houston Healthcare West and other healthcare organizations in the Houston market. “Rama brings a wealth of clinical expertise and leadership experience to Nurseify and I know our clients will appreciate her high energy and commitment to high quality standards,” said Benjamin Foster, CEO of Nurseify. “Our leadership team is excited to have her on board and we look forward to utilizing her skills and knowledge to execute on the company’s strategic goals”. Walker started her nursing career as an RN after graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Prairie View A&M University. She earned her Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from Western Governors University.