Building Resilience & Effectively Networking

During COVID-19

  September 24, 2020

    7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

COVID-19 has singlehandedly changed the game of professional networking and recruitment. So, what do we do? How do we prepare and respond? Join us! This panel discussion was designed with students and early careerists in mind, or any professional who wants to gain insight into how to effectively network in virtual settings and staying connected while in the midst of a pandemic.

We continue to hear the word “resilience.”
What does it mean?
How does resilience impact networking, recruitment and job search?

We’ve secured experienced healthcare leaders on this panel to answer these very questions.

  • Welcome & Virtual Networking
  • Panel Discussion
  • ACHE Regent’s Message
  • Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions:

1.  How to Effectively use a Recruitment Firm
      Mike Munafo  Chief Growth Officer at Prolink

2.  Strengthen Existing Relationships and Growing your Internal Social Capital
      Taylor Rosecrans  Coordinator, Academic Centers at Franklin University

3.  Benefits of Joining Community and Professional Organizations
      Craig McGhee, FACHE  ACHE Regent for Ohio


Dr. Leslie MathewProfessor and Chair, MHA and MBA Healthcare Programs, Franklin University


Carmelo MontalvoCOO of Forest Devices, Inc

Carmelo R. Montalvo is a high-energy, entrepreneurial-minded, and difference-making executive with 7+ years in strategic operations, planning, business development, consulting, project execution, product management, group facilitation, client relations, and fundraising. Currently, Carmelo is Chief Operating Officer at Forest Devices, Inc., a MedTech startup located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At Forest, Carmelo oversees company-wide operations at both the strategic and tactical level, while also managing Forest’s clinical trials and human resources department.


Dr. Lana UhrigVP of Cancer Nursing Services at Emory, Atlanta

Dr. Lana Uhrig currently serves as Vice President for Cancer Nursing Services for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University at Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Ohio native with over 25 years of experience as a nurse, researcher and healthcare executive with a demonstrated history of leading teams in large academic and community healthcare systems. She also has special passion for community engagement working with the underserved and underinsured through free clinic development.


Tony MunafoCEO of Prolink

Tony founded ProLink with his brother Michael in 2011; since then, the company has celebrated years of significant growth and success. Prior to ProLink, he held senior level management positions at a national staffing company where he gained invaluable knowledge of the industry. Tony's and passion and dream of having his own business was inspired at an early age by his now-passed father. One of the core reasons for ProLink’s accelerated growth is that Tony empowers his staff with responsibilities, direction, and the expectation to reach mutually established goals.


Dr. Jeanette South-PaulProfessor and Chair Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Jeannette E. South-Paul was the Andrew W. Mathieson UPMC Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 2001 – 2020 retiring in 2020. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, she served as a Medical Corps officer in the U.S. Army, retiring in 2001 while serving as Chair of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and previously as Vice President for Minority Affairs at the same institution.