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The Healthcare Worker of the Future:  Who Will Keep America Healthy?     


With a predicted shortage of physicians looming and virtual care platforms providing new opportunities for patient treatment, what does the future healthcare workforce look like?

Key topics include:

  • Changes to the roles of those all across the continuum of care

  • The distribution of work across team members to achieve results

  • How new technologies help teams focus on patients

  • Skills that care team members need to develop 


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Myra Norton

President and Chief Operating Officer


Myra is president and chief operating officer of Arena, which applies the tools of big data to help healthcare organizations improve the hiring and retention of job candidates best suited for their positions, taking the guesswork out of the process. She joined Arena after a rich career in data and analytics. Norton has extensive academic experience as an administrator and professor in mathematics and statistics at Temple University, Towson University and the United States Naval Academy. She also has collaborated with researchers from Harvard University, Babson College, University of Virginia, the National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland, and the University of Chicago.


Trevor Walker

Vice President of Organizational
Development and Learning


Trevor is vice president of human resources,  organizational development and learning for Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system and world’s largest Catholic health system. He is responsible for leadership development, talent  management, culture, change leadership, learning solutions,  technologies and delivery and workforce capability development.  
A pioneering organizational development and learning executive recognized as a bold, genuine architect of benchmark talent  management and learning and development interventions for  organizations within the service, utility, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors. Trevor has created, consolidated and optimized structures and organizations that effectively and efficiently solve human performance problems and leverage employee development opportunities to improve business outcomes.



Heather Brace

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Intermountain Healthcare

Heather is the senior vice president and chief people offi cer for Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated, not-for-profi t health system with more than 37,000 employees. She leads and has strategic oversight for human resources, supporting the organization’s strategic goals and utilizing proven, sophisticated tools for job design, learning and development, leadership strategy, culture enhancement, and diversity management to maximize employee performance and the caregiver experience.


Dave Williams, MD

Chief Executive Officer and President

UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home

Dr. Williams serves as president and chief executive officer for UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, which together service as the ambulatory division of UnityPoint Health. He is a senior vice president of UnityPoint Health; reports to the system chief executive officer, and works together with the UnityPoint Health System chief operations officer. He provides clinical leadership across the organization. He completed his residency and is board certified in pediatrics and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. He is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a licensed physician and surgeon in the state of Iowa.