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Jun 1
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A Vicarious HR Rehearsal

Saturday, June 27, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Robert Osgood


Robert Osgood
Emergency Medical Director
Tufts Medical Center

A Vicarious HR Rehearsal –

Rob is the Emergency Management Director at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.  Since 2010, he has been solely responsible for the design, development, and sustainment of the Emergency Management Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston. Functioning in a command role for a myriad of emergency situations: weather emergencies, utility disruptions, hazardous materials events, full-scale exercises, planned Boston city events, and any incident threatening to disrupt normal hospital operations, staff, or patient safety.

He works in one of the oldest hospitals in the country (built by Paul Revere), yet employs a very creative and modern training and development tool-vicarious rehearsal.

He will tell you how this simple tool is used at Tufts in a variety of every day crises and emergencies and he will share the story of how it helped his team manage the unthinkable: the immediate aftermath of the Patriots’ Day bombing.

New Mandatory MA Sick Leave Law

Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Our Guest:

Mark Ventola


Mark J. Ventola
Employment Attorney
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green

New Mandatory Massachusetts Sick Leave Law –


Mark Ventola is a member of the Firm’s employment and labor law, business consulting, and litigation practice groups. Mark’s focus is on employment and labor law, advising clients about the many aspects of the relationship between employer and employee.

He provides advice and drafts agreements, policies, and protocols concerning hiring, trade secret, termination and separation, wage and hour, family and medical leave, employment discrimination, noncompetition, and other compliance issues. A significant portion of his practice also involves handling employment litigation in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Superior Court and Federal Court.Mark represents public and private employers in collective bargaining with labor unions and serves as labor counsel to a city in the Greater Boston area. He is experienced in handling grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practices matters. To assist clients in litigation avoidance efforts, Mark has developed training programs for managers and staff concerning sexual harassment, management, and human resource issues. He also supervises and conducts internal investigations for the Firm;s management clients.He has lectured and written on sexual harassment, training, and numerous employment law topics. Mark serves as general counsel to a number of closely-held businesses in a variety of industries, providing advice on corporate governance and general business issues. In the litigation area, Mark’s experience includes the defense and prosecution of complex business, shareholder and partner disputes, product liability, aviation, commercial, real estate, professional malpractice, construction, insurance coverage and extra-contractual matters. From 2005 through 2009 Mark has been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the field of labor and employment law in Law and Politics magazine after an extensive survey of attorneys across the state.He is a former director of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and of the Defense Research Institute. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, and the Justinian Law Society. Mark has served as an advisor to the Harvard Law School Mock Trial Programs. Mark has also served as a Pretrial Case Conferencer for the joint Boston Municipal Court/Boston Bar Association Program. As an active member of the community, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, where he was named the New Member of the Year in 2005.

Mark has served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Greater Melrose Charitable Foundation and as the Vice President of the Malden Catholic Alumni Association. He has served as Chairman of the Melrose Youth Task Force, and as a member of the Melrose Historic District Commission. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors for Stoneham Youth Basketball, where is he a coach. He is also a member of The Order of Sons of Italy, the Appian Club and the National Italian American Foundation. Mark recently became a member of the Finance Council for Saint Patrick Parish in Stoneham. He was also recently appointed to the Stoneham Middle School Building Committee. Mark received a J.D. degree in 1986 from the Boston University School of Law, where he was recognized as a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar and an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar. He received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Boston College in 1983. He is a member of both the Massachusits and New Hampshire bars.

Adult & Professional Development Tools

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Charles Collins
Executive Director
Southern Maine, Division of Extended Learning

Husson College

Adult Professional Development Tools –

I serve as the Executive Director for Husson University Southern Maine campus located in Westbrook Maine. Serving as the primary administrator for the academic programs and offerings at this campus, I develop and execute strategy to optimize student enrollment and retention, facilitate program offerings, and provide adjunct faculty development opportunities.
Prior to my work with Husson University, I served as the State Director for the Maine Community College System sponsored Early College for ME, a comprehensive high school to college transition program. I served 10 years as Dean of Students at Central Maine Community College, a residential and Commuter College serving 3000 students. Prior to serving as Dean, I worked as the colleges Director of Admissions.I hold a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership form Nova Southeastern University, an MBA from Thomas College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.My current and past professional associations include; The Westbrook/Gorham Chamber Board of Directors, The Westbook Children’s Project Board, The Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Sales and Marketing group, The College Board – 2-Year College Advisory Committee; The Maine Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF) Advisory Board; NEASC Regional Accreditation Institutional Representative.

High Deductible Plans

Saturday, June 6, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Nancy MorrisNancy Morris
Communications and Member Relations Director
Maine Health Management Coalition

High Deductible Plans, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly –

The Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) is a non-profit organization whose over 60 members include public and private purchasers, hospitals, health plans, and doctors working together to measure and report healthcare value. MHMC helps employers and their employees use this information to make informed decisions.

Since 1993, MHMC has played a leading role in healthcare quality measurement and public reporting both in Maine and nationally, and has acted as a catalyst for quality improvement.  Quality rankings for hospitals and primary care clinicians are available at

MHMC provides value to its members by fostering safer, higher quality, and more efficient healthcare delivered to employees and dependents.

MHMC brings the purchaser and provider communities together in a partnership to measure and report on the value of healthcare services.  This will inform employer and employee decisions and facilitate the use of performance information by employers and employees to make decisions.

Members consider their company’s active involvement a long-term investment strategy, by investing in not only their employees’ health, but also by considering healthcare as a strategic aspect of business management.

More than 200,000 member employees and dependents along with all Maine’s citizens benefit from the MHMC’s work by receiving quality care from Maine clinicians and hospitals, and learning how to be activated healthcare consumers and patients.