Workforce Rhapsody: Breaking the Mold in Talent Recruitment and Retention Registration
When: Every Thursday beginning September 28 through November 9th from 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM MST (11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST)
Where: Virtual; free to all Region 10 CHCs and $25 for non-CHC participants
What: Workforce development experts from a variety of fields that go beyond healthcare recruitment and retention. Learn from top professionals with experience working with diverse populations in both rural and urban landscapes who have successfully attracted top talent and helped retain employees at all levels of the organization. This is meant to be a thought-provoking series through several lenses that will offer tips and tricks in talent acquisition and retention.
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Jeff Greene is a Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Trinity Health.
At Trinity Health, Jeff guides and influences the health system’s recruiting, on-boarding, talent attraction – while supporting and creating strategies in key programs to best support our colleagues and the overall talent landscape. Jeff has been working in talent acquisition and human resources for the last 20 years in various industries. The primary focus for Jeff continues to be creating in-roads to employment through strategic programs and innovations to help individuals realize, start and grow their career.
Jeff earned degrees in both Public Communication and Philosophy from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, and a Master’s degree in Communication from Boise State University focusing on scholastic studies around identity and cultural communication. Jeff has a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Jeff resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two sons. They spend much of their time engaging in programs and organizations looking to continue to grow and support people from all communities in the state.
Steffannie Roache, MS, LPC
Assistant Professor of Practice
Portland State University
Steffannie Roaché, MS LPC, is an Asst. Professor of Practice at Trauma Informed Oregon and Portland State University with a focus on workforce wellness, equity and inclusion through representation and power-sharing within systems, and the promotion of resources that support healing for communities affected by racialized and historical forms of trauma. She has over 20 years of experience providing trainings focused on resilience, trauma informed care, and culturally centered practices, and nearly 10 years of counseling within group and private practices.
Steffannie has contracted with large and small organizations for workforce wellness, TIC, and DEI offerings. Her life’s passion is to work hand-in-hand with community partners to uplift hope, healing, and social justice within systems.
Director of Human Resources
Kaniksu Community Health
Since August 2017, Director of Human Resources (Key Management Team Member) for a growing community health center with clinics in Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint and Priest River, Idaho. Responsible for the overall Human Resource functions of Kaniksu Community Health. This position supervises and provides consultation to the KCH management team on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits administration, training & development, budget and labor relations. Oversees recruiting, interviewing, hiring and orientation of new staff as well as staff evaluations, counseling, coaching and disciplinary actions. This position reports directly to the CEO. Reporting to this position are the HR Manager, Manager of Organizational Development and Training, Manager of Provider Relations, Recruiter, Executive Assistant.
Paula Kellerer, PhD
Vice President, Youth Apprenticeship
Idaho Business for Education
Dr. Paula Kellerer was superintendent of the Nampa School District, the third largest in Idaho, from2017 to February of this year. As superintendent, she led a staff of 1,600 educators and 15,000 students.
Before joining the Nampa District as superintendent, Dr. Kellerer was the Founding Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) in Nampa from 2015 to 2017. She also served as Dean of NNU’s College of Education, Social Work and Counseling from 2012 to 2015. As Dean of Education, she developed and implemented NNU’s first Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Kellerer also served as assistant superintendent and chief academic officer of the Nampa School District from 2004 to 2010 and before that was principal of three Nampa elementary schools.
Governor Brad Little appointed Dr. Kellerer to serve on his Our Kids, Idaho’s Future Task Force in 2019 which recommended ways to improve and strengthen Idaho’s K-12 public education system.
Dr. Kellerer received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from NNU and her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. She received her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Idaho in 2006.
Executive Director of Health Outreach Partners
Health Outreach Partners
As the Executive Director of Health Outreach Partners, Cindy Selmi has been instrumental in spearheading numerous successful initiatives within our organization, including Organizational Self-care. Their passion for workforce development is evident through their dedication and commitment to improving the lives of special populations.
Director of Workforce Development
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
Robyn Weiss, PT, M.Ed Director of Workforce Development at the NW Regional Primary Care Association. As a part of her role for NWRPCA, Robyn runs the Education Health Center Initiative (EHCI) and the national Primary Care Association Peer Learning Network. EHCI works in the Teaching Health Center space and has published a HRSA supported guide for the development of teaching health centers https://educationhealthcenter....
Prior to joining the NWRPCA, Robyn worked for the NW region of catastrophic and complex care at Rehab Without Walls, NeuroSolutions. She also spent 8 years as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy in the El Paso, TX area. There she helped to build the "grow our own" models of PT, RN, and Pharmacy and sat on the board of the new medical school, The Paul Foster School of Medicine. She has lectured nationally on complex care models and training needs in underserved populations and is a national resource in the neuro brain injury and spinal cord CAT transitional team approach.
Director of Talent Development
Deni Hoehne, SPHR, is the Director of Talent Development at WinCo Foods. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a Human Resources leader, in a variety of industries. She has served on the Idaho Workforce Development Council for 4 years, and has served as Chair since 2021.