Responding to Crises, The Long View

  • April 22, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Virtual Meeting via Zoom (access info below)


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A recording of the session is available here.


While COVID-19 is our ever-present global concern, we can learn from both past crises and the current pandemic as we shape the new normal in our lives and communities. Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday evening, April 22, at 7:00 pm Mountain Time for this free event.

Members of the Women's Forum of Colorado, and member guests from other Forums across the country, will join our discussion as we learn from fellow members and women who are experts in their fields. There will be time during the program dedicated to Q&A. Our panel will include:

Donna Lynne, DrPH, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and the CEO of Columbia Doctors, an 1800 member faculty practice organization. Donna oversees the University Medical Center's response and recovery plan for COVID-19. Prior to joining Columbia, Donna was Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, the first person ever in the state to hold a dual role. As executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, she led the nonprofit health care operations' in Colorado, Hawaii and Northwest regions and spent 20 years working in New York City government, serving as first deputy commissioner for the office of labor relations, director for the mayor's office of operations, and senior vice president for the New York City Health and Hospital corps. Lynne has been recognized as one of the  top 25 Women in Healthcare in the nation.

Christine Benero, EdM, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mile High United Way, the first United Way in the country. During the COVID crises, United Way is responding to a dramatic spike in calls on the 2-1-1 resource line, helping to navigate the need for childcare in the midst of school and daycare closures, and is supporting the Governor's COVID Relief Fund. As former Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter, Christine mobilized volunteers, raised funds, and was stationed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Christine was the Director of the Office of Public Liaison for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, DC. She served in two Presidential administrations working for both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Christine serves on the Boards of HealthONE, National Domestic Violence Hotline, Denver Public Schools Foundation and Executives Partnering to Invest in Children.

Daphne David, MS, MBA, is President and CEO at North Suburban Medical Center, and in that role is responding to the COVID crisis by leading a team of 850 in a 157-bed acute care, Level II trauma designated medical center. Prior to becoming the President and CEO at North Suburban, Daphne served as the Chief Operating Officer at Orange Park Medical Center in Florida, where she was instrumental in developing their Level II trauma program, opening ambulatory outpatient sites and overseeing a $63 million dollar expansion project. Earlier in her career, Daphne was working at the Garden Park Medical Center in Louisiana during the Hurricane Katrina crisis. She has a proven track record of growing volumes and driving the quality and patient service agenda. Daphne is on the board of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, participates in the Circle of Red for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, and serves on the Rocky Mountain Cradle to Career Partnership Committee.

Robin Fudge Finegan, M.A., M.N.M, brings over 30 years of experience in disaster response and victim services. She most recently served as Regional Officer for the Colorado/Wyoming American Red Cross and was appointed by President Obama to serve as Regional Administrator for FEMA Region VIII. Ms. Finegan provided consultation and direct services following many of our nation’s largest disasters including the Oklahoma City bombing, September 11, the Columbine and Aurora shootings, as well as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. She currently serves as an Advisory to Geospiza, a disaster response technology start-up. Ms. Finegan has co-authored and published, Hope Gets the Last Word: Stories That Heal. The book delves into issues of personal loss as well as how communities recover from disaster.

This meeting will be held online via the Zoom meeting platform. Access instructions will be sent to all registered attendees and the information is posted below. There is no cost to attend.


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When: Apr 22, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: IWF CO Panel: Responding to Crises, The Long View

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