SHA Speaker Events
Whitney Evans, Mercy Health
Whitney currently serves as the Director of Neurosciences at Lourdes Hospital. In her position, Whitney has direct oversight of the Lourdes Center for Sleep Disorders, the Lourdes Neurodiagnostics Lab, and she is responsible for the strategic growth and operations of inpatient neurosciences services. Prior to joining Mercy Health, Whitney served 15 months as an Administrative Resident at New Orleans East Hospital in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She collaborated with the Senior Leadership Team on critical projects to obtain Department of Health and Hospital licensure and Joint Commission accreditation. Whitney earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Pre-Med and Spanish from Loyola University New Orleans. She earned a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Whitney is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the National Association of Health Services Executives. This event will be held at 11:30 am on September 16th, 2016 in Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1074 (the first floor auditorium).
Jennifer Capps, American Red Cross of South Central Kentucky
Theme: An overview of the American Red Cross and how the students can become involved now and in the future.
Jennifer Capps serves as the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of South Central Kentucky. She is a 1998 graduate of Western Kentucky University and is married with two children. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Services provided by the American Red Cross include disaster preparedness and response, service to the armed forces, health and safety services, blood services and international services. Last year in South Central Kentucky, the Red Cross responded to 151 home fires, trained 5,939 people in lifesaving skills, installed 1,626 smoke alarms in homes, taught 1,121 students disaster preparedness, sent 344 emergency communication messages to members of the military and collected 18,063 units of blood. Last year, the 726 Red Cross volunteers throughout South Central Kentucky recorded 29,814 volunteer hours. This event will be held from 2:30am-3:30pm on November 14th, 2016 in Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1074 (the first floor auditorium).
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