CHW Summit Agenda


All sessions will take place in the Auditorium.

8:30-9:30 Networking with resource tables, and continental breakfast in Solarium

9:30-9:45 Welcome, The HAP Foundation Community Health Worker Team

9:45-10:45 Opening Keynote: Social Justice and Health Disparities, Reverend Doctor Otis Moss, III, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago,

10:45-11:00 Stretch Break 

11:00-11:45 CHWs: Voices from Around the City, Community Health Worker Panel moderated by Kandis Draw, CHW, The HAP Foundation

  • Sahida Martinez, CHW, Community Health Worker Supervisor, Enlace Chicago
  • Neda Ahmad, CHW, SDOH Care Manager, Swedish Hospital, Part of Northshore
  • Dameka Edwards-Hart, CHW, Supervisor, Community Health Workers and Special Programs, UChicago Medicine

11:45-12:30 Unveiling the Genesis: The Cancer Commission's Inception and Nurturing Care - Exploring the Vital Role of CHWs in Cancer Support, Kimberly Richardson, MA, Founder, Black Cancer Collaborative and Kim Jay, BA, Training Manager, Consultant and Senior Community Health Worker, Sinai Chicago: Sinai Urban Health Institute

12:30-1:30 Lunch in Dining Hall

1:30-3:00 Grief in the Community, an Interfaith Conversation, Moderated by Reverend Morgan Dixon, Managing Partner, Death Light Doula

  • Reverend Mishca R. Russell, Regional Manager of Spiritual Care for Trinity-Health Loyola Medicine at MacNeal Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital locations, Chicagoland
  • Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski, D. Min., BCC, Rabbinic Counselor Chaplain, JCFS Chicago
  • Reverend Allen Harden, Minister, Beverly Unitarian Church
  • Imam Tariq El-Amin, Masjid Al-Taqwa Chicago

3:00-3:15 Stretch Break

3:15-3:45 Project REACH (Raising Education for Aging and Community Health): Results of a Community Health Worker Needs Assessment, Stacie Levine MD, CMD, FAAHPM, Professor and Chief, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine; Lauren J. Gleason, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Nora Spadoni, BA, Second Year Medical Student, University of Chicago

3:45:-4:00 The HAP Foundation's Community Health Worker Program, presented by members of Foundation’s Community Health Worker Team, including Kandis Draw, CHW; Maureen Burns, BA, CHW; and Kimberly Downing RN, JD

4:00-4:30 Networking with resource tables in Solarium