2022 Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders (GONL) Annual Conference

The DeSoto Savannah, Savannah, GA  
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - Friday, September 16, 2022   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

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Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Sept. 14

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  General Registration, Vendor Showcase Lunch 


1-1:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony and Connect to Purpose


1:15-2:15 p.m. Keeping Well-Being Relevant and REAL for Leaders and Health Systems - Tim Cunningham, RN, DrPH, MSN, FAAN, Co-Chief Well-Being Officer, Emory University; Vice President, Practice & Innovation, Emory Healthcare & Adjunct Associate Professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 


2:30-3:30 p.m. The Human Centered Leader as a Navigator of Change - Susan Campis, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Chief Wellness Officer, uleadership, LLC 


3:30-5:30 p.m. Vendor Showcase Reception


Thursday, September 15

8–9 a.m. Sponsor Tradeshow Breakfast


9–9:15 a.m. Connect to Purpose


9:15-10:30 a.m. Promoting a Constructive Culture through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Georgia F. Jackson, DNP, MPH, RN, NE-BC, Director, Workforce Development & Patient-Family Centered Care, Emory University Hospital l Emory Wesley Woods Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital         


10:45 a.m.-noon Patient Experience Panel Discussion


Noon-1:00 p.m. Member Luncheon 


1:30-2:45 p.m. H.O.P.E for Happy - Workforce Strategies from America’s Frontlines

April Hansen, MSN, RN, Group President, Workforce Solutions, Aya Healthcare


2:45-3:45 p.m.  Member Roundtable: New Models of Care

Moderated by Evelyn Olenick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, SVP & Chief Nursing Officer, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Clifford “Allen” Stephens, DNP, AGACNP-BC, Assistant Director of Oncology Services and Outcome Coordination, Atrium Health Floyd


8–10 p.m.  Evening Entertainment 


Friday, September 16

7:30-8:30 a.m.  Connect to Purpose/Annual Business Meeting Breakfast


8:30-9:15 a.m.  The State of Nursing in Georgia

Anna Adams, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Georgia Hospital Association and Merry Fort, Vice President, Georgia Board of Nursing 


9:30-11 a.m.  The Other End of the Stethoscope

Marcus Engel, M.S., CPXP, CSP, Speaker, Author & Compassion Consultant - I’m Here Movement 

The DeSoto Savannah  

15 E Liberty St
Savannah, GA 31401-3920