Our Next Event
November 15, 2016 @ The Aqua Turf - Plantsville, CT
Lucile Burgo-Black, MD: Beyond the Perception - Integrating Health Care for Veterans
Registration now open!
I am an Internist who volunteers overseas and served as a General Medical Officer at Camp Lejeune during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It’s important for all healthcare providers to attend the Women Executives in Healthcare event. We all have a responsibility to assist our Veterans and their families by providing and coordinating the proper care, treatment and resources to make their lives whole again. This program will bring an awareness to the provider community to take action and Stand Up.
Erin Blatchley | Co-Speaker
Dr. Burgo-Black is the National Co-Director of the Post Deployment Integrated Care Initiative. She will share existing system wide challenges and the benefit of health care integration and continuity of care for veterans. Hear what role and benefits providers and payers may play in assimilating our veterans back into their families, the workplace, society and life. As health care executives, learn about the resources available to better equip us to deal with their health issues.
Erin Blatchley graduated with a BS in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University and a MS in Health Care Management from Rensselaer. She has worked in the nursing profession for more than 35 years. Erin has worked for the Veterans Administration since 2003 as a home care nurse and case manager. In 2007, she was promoted to the new position of Transition and Care Management Program Manager. In this new position, she developed and continues to manage the Transition and Combat Veteran program for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
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Dr. Lucile Burgo-Black
Dr. Lucile Burgo-Black is a general internist and assistant clinical professor at Yale University. She is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Lausanne Medical School. She completed her training in New Haven at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She is the National Co-Director of the Post Deployment Integrated Care Initiative. For 30 years she has provided primary care to all cohorts of Veterans at the West Haven, Connecticut VA Medical Center, served in local and regional leadership positions and continues as clinical faculty educating medical students and residents. She has been involved in educational initiatives on military culture, post deployment care, benefits, exposures, chronic pain, both for VA staff and community providers. Her interests are the integration of mental health services into primary care, integrative medicine, collaborative care models for patients with complex chronic comorbidities, especially involving chronic pain and improving our healthcare care systems for Veterans, leveraging the virtual care and social media.
Brian F. Barkman, Jr. &
Tactical Sargeant Sarah Lorenzini
Brian joined the CT Army National Guard in 1999 while still a Senior in East Windsor High School. In 2001 he volunteered to deploy on a Peace Keeping Mission to BosniaHerzegovina with the 102nd Infantry. In 2004, he volunteered to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. In Iraq, he conducted counterinsurgency patrols, convoy escorts, and provided security for local infrastructure construction projects. Brian has experienced all the joys, and woes, of war, including several roadside bombs and direct contact with the enemy. After his military career ended in 2008, he deployed to Afghanistan twice as a civilian contractor in support of the United States Military. In 2015 Brian, received a full scholarship to Wesleyan University thanks to the Posse Foundation.
Sarah joined the CT Army National Guard in 1996, while still a senior in Ridgefield High School. She was trained as an Intelligence Analyst and worked fulltime with Connecticut’s Counterdrug Program; a nationally funded program which worked closely with local and federal agencies to counteract local drug threats. Sarah moved to the Air National Guard in 2012 where she is currently serving as an Engineering Craftsman, and Supervisor of the Engineering Flight. When not working for the Air Force, she teaches dance to individuals with behavioral needs and coaches CrossFit.
Brian and Sarah were married in 2006, and struggled through many of the challenges Veterans and their families’ experience. They donate much of their time speaking about their struggles in order to improve public awareness and, hopefully, reduce the stigma of Veterans’ issues. In 2008, they helped start the Veterans Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps Veterans use art as a form of therapy.
Brian F. Barkman, Jr. & Technical Sargeant Sarah Lorenzini | Guest Speakers
Susan Herson, MD
4:00 - 5:00
Check-in and Cocktail Reception
5:00 - 6:00
Dinner & Networking
6:00 - 6:45
Meet Event Sponsors
6:45 - 7:00
Keynote Speaker: Lucile Burgo-Black, MD
7:45 - 8:00
Co-presentation: Lucile Burgo-Black, MD and Erin Blatchley, RN
8:00 - 8:30
Panel Discussion and Q&A with Lucile Burgo-Black, MD, Erin Blatchley, RN, and veterans Brian and Sarah Barkman
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Elizabeth Smart: Overcoming Adversity
November 5, 2013
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December 11, 2012
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November 15, 2011
How Healthcare Reform Will Impact Women
May 19, 2010
Executive Leadership Panel: Female Healthcare Executives discuss how they made their way to the top
November 10, 2009
Leadership Effectiveness as Seen Through the Gender Lens