2023 South Florida Women in Leadership Symposium
March 15, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Women In Leadership
Michelle Eisner is a public company CHRO and board director who helps highly regulated, complex organizations build competitive advantage by scaling rapidly, attracting and retaining key talent, and developing DEI and ESG initiatives. She repeatedly develops high-performing cultures and human capital strategies in many ownership structures – including public, PE-backed, family owned and private – and with complex labor relationships or regulatory requirements. Michelle can serve on compensation, culture nominating/governance, DEI or ESG committees and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). As CHRO of SBA Communications (NASDAQ: SBAC), Michelle led the company’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as its safe return to the office. She strategized and rolled out a talent roadmap that prioritized human capital, earned recognition as Comparably’s 7th Best Company for Engagement and raised Glassdoor ratings, including Glassdoor’s inclusion on its Top 20 CEO list. Michelle previously served on Hollander Sleep Product’s Board of Directors and was hand-selected as a member of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) Corporate Executive Board, advising CEO John Tyson.
Natasha Ghatak Singh is an experienced leader across multiple disciplines, ranging from strategy and operations, to accounting and finance. She’s advised executive level clients in a variety of industries such as banking, financial services, travel and leisure, and retail, and has a keen eye and understanding of what it takes to grow and scale a business. At U.S. Bank, she currently leads strategic growth initiatives for the Wealth Management and Investment Services division. Prior to this, Natasha led the end-to-end labor strategy and operations for Marriott International’s largest properties in Florida. She also held multiple roles in both management consulting and internal strategy at Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company. Outside of her professional pursuits, Natasha is passionate about social ventures, including volunteering in strategy consulting for nonprofit entities in education, health, and the arts. Recently, she served as the Chair of the Alumni Leadership Council for the National Academy Foundation, a board member position which directed educational initiatives for minority students in the United States. Currently, she is a member of Chief, a membership-only network created by executive women for executive women. Natasha graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in economics and from the school’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with a B.S. in finance. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where she served as her program’s commencement speaker. Natasha currently resides in South Florida with her husband and daughter.
A passionate and respected leader, Heather Havericak serves as Chief Executive Officer at Broward Health Medical Center/ Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital. Ms. Havericak is responsible for the overall strategy, and operations of the 723-bed acute care hospital where she has held various management positions for the past 18 years. Before being appointed in August 2019, Ms. Havericak served as the Hospital’s interim Chief Executive Officer. She has also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Associate Vice President of Strategic and Administrative Services, Regional Director of the Hospital’s strategic service lines, and Nurse Manager of the Pediatric Oncology and Sickle Cell Transition Program and Pediatric Palliative Care. Ms. Havericak began her career as a registered nurse in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant at Miami Children’s Hospital in 2002. Ms. Havericak is a registered nurse in the State of Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare executives and is a Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON). Ms. Havericak serves on numerous nonprofit community organization boards, including the South Florida Chapter of the American Heart Association and Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. She is serving as this year’s chairwomen of the AHA board. Ms. Havericak also serves on the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and healthcare council. She is a Rotarian as part of the Ft Lauderdale chapter. She is the immediate past chair of Gilda’s Club South Florida. She has also been the recipient of a variety of awards that includes South Florida Business Journal’s power leaders in healthcare for 2019 and 2020. In March of 2021 she was recognized as one of six women to be named Broward’s Trailblazer. Under her leadership the organization has implemented a kidney transplant program to further expand the South Florida Transplant Center, implemented an intensivist program, received accreditation as a robotic center of excellence, completed the final expansion of the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital taking the NICU from 63 to 70 beds. In cardiovascular services she was able to further expand the structural heart program bringing on the mitral clip program, and becoming only one of two centers in Florida to obtain ICAEL accreditation for our Electrophysiology Lab. Additionally the organization was able to implement biplane technology to further advance our neuroscience capabilities. Ms. Havericak is married to Scott Havericak and has two children Owen and Norah, she enjoys her time on the sideline cheering them on for their soccer, baseball and lacrosse games.
Lorna Hernandez is the Vice-President of Human Resources for Ricoh Latin America, a division of Ricoh Company, Ltd. Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in over 190 countries. Ms. Hernandez manages the HR departments of 13 countries where she provides strategic guidance on talent acquisition and retention, performance evaluation, professional development, compensation and training. Her human resource strategies attract and retain top level candidates, which contributes to the company’s achievement of its overall financial and strategic goals. Hernandez is committed to structuring and cultivating a learning organization that drives the business forward and ensures a sustainable operation. She successfully applies out-of-the-box thinking to find creative, cost-effective solutions that work. Her success is attributed to supportive leadership, strategic partnerships, and investing in people development strategies that grow and attract Ricoh’s talent. She is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion inside and outside the organization. Currently a member of Ricoh’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. Ms. Hernandez earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management from the University of Puerto Rico. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources and an active member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Hernandez generously gives of her time and talents in supporting several community and environmental initiatives.
Dr. Charlene Rousseau (Char) is an Industrial/Organizational Psychology practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in serving her clients with applying practical solutions to business opportunities. Her passion for strategic talent management, development, and learning initiatives have contributed to the growth and development of over 16,000 professionals. As ChenMed leads the way in transforming healthcare for seniors, they’re committed to hiring and developing the very best and brightest, and providing team members every opportunity to succeed and advance in their careers. That said, in her role as Director of ChenMedU, Char is responsible for standing up and leading ChenMed’s corporate university providing a best-in-class, focused, engaging, and interactive learning experience designed to help leaders master ChenMed’s core model, choose a path, and build their future and career at ChenMed. With ChenMed’s hypergrowth business strategy, ChenMedU contributes to the Clinical and Profit & Loss Leadership-Profit Chain aligning Talent Management and Development strategies and providing expertise, advice, and coaching in the areas of: talent identification and succession planning; individual, team and leadership development; facilitation and execution of training programs; as well as needs analysis, diagnosis, and the execution of learning interventions. Char was also the CEO, Co-Founder, and Co-Host of InvestHuman podcast dedicated to reviving the heart of organizations by reigniting the appreciation for the human element of work. The show focused on talent development and talent management strategies to solve workplace problems unique to today and the future of work. Episodes are accessible for free download via www.InvestHuman.co as well as via Apple Podcasts and Google Play! Char continues to serve the development of future leaders in the field of Talent Management, Organizational Development, and Learning and Development as an Associate Professor of Graduate Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Baker College Online. She also serves on the board of advisors for the program with helping to shape the vision and strategy to align with the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology standards for graduate programs in the field and practice application for successful student outcomes. Char also serves on the board of advisors in a similar capacity for Keiser University. Char earned her PhD in I/O Psychology from Capella University and her research interest areas are Adult Learning, Distance and Online Education, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, and Work Life Integration. She has clocked over 30,000 hours in curriculum and training programs design and has over 15 years’ experience in training, facilitation, speaking, psychometrics, coaching, and L&OD consulting in multiple industries including Corporate Settings, Healthcare, Automotive, Sales, Finance, Insurance, Government/Military, University Education, and Call Centers to list a few. In 2016, Char was honored with the National Diversity Council’s Glass Ceiling Award for women who have overcome barriers to climb to the top, achieving personal success while also making it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps. She’s also a contributor to the eLearning Guild annual best practices Tips eBook, Training Industry Online Magazine, Rutgers’s Business Review, and is an avid blogger on LinkedIn, writing and publishing articles on topics related to the field.
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