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September 27, 2013

CHAASE Fall Forum focuses on evolving leadership roles in senior care

Leadership“Evolving Leadership Roles in Senior Care,” a panel discussion focused on the importance of effective leadership teams and changing professional roles in the field of health and aging services, will be held Thursday, October 17 from 5:30–7:00 pm in the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center Woodland Theater.

Dr. Doug Olson, professor of health care administration and director of the UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence, will moderate the discussion.

The panel will consist of the following health care professionals:

  • Jane Pederson, director of medical affairs, Stratis.
  • Joey Pettis, director of nurses, Dove Healthcare West. Pettis is also the executive director of the Wisconsin Nursing Council.
  • Jason Sutton, national director of pharmacy services, alixaRx, a pharmacy and clinical pharmacist services company affiliated with Golden Living.
  • Dale M. Thompson, president and CEO, Benedictine Health System.

Panelists and participants will explore the following questions:

  • What is the environment facing leaders in the health and aging services field today?
  • How are leadership roles evolving given changes in the health and aging services landscape?
  • What new leadership models are under development? What changes need to occur in order for these models to be effective?
  • What new skill sets and talents are needed by professionals in the field?
  • What are the barriers and opportunities for change and how might we address them?  

The panel presentation is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence, Department of Economics, and College of Nursing and Health Services, and the Wisconsin and Minnesota chapters of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. There will be a social hour prior to the forum.

For more information contact LaNette Flunker, CHAASE activities coordinator, at (715) 836-2088 or

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