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Announcing our keynotes: Dr. Ericka Goodwin & Vernetta Walker


BOSTON, May 1, 2023 -The Mass League's annual Community Health Institute (CHI) provides leadership development, best practices, and educational sessions on emerging trends and challenges for executive, clinical, administrative, operational, and management staff at the state's community health centers. This year's program, Reimagining Care: Framing the Future of Community Health, will focus on the breadth of innovation happening at health centers, from workforce programs, to clinical and operational approaches, to ensuring equity -- both within our organizations and in the provision of care to our under-resourced patients and communities.

Ericka Goodwin, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Ericka Goodwin is on a mission to help you Be Better, Do Better, and Live Better. She is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified psychiatrist, bestselling author, top-rated speaker, integrative lifestyle coach, and creator of the hit podcast, Better with Dr. Ericka and YouTube show, Growth Groove with Dr. Ericka. In addition, her more than 15 years of experience as a traveling psychiatrist set her apart and allow her to relate to individuals from all walks of life. She is a graduate of Spelman College and Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed her General Psychiatry Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Ericka works with organizations and high-performing individuals who are stuck and want to get back to getting better results and living a better life.

Within a few moments of being with Dr. Ericka, you can see why executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs hire her to get to the next level. She takes Ivy League strategies and simplifies them into easy-to-use steps that everyone can apply. Dr. Ericka's down-to-earth style makes it easy for everyone to relate to her story, feel seen, heard, and look within to access greater levels of personal and professional breakthroughs. She will show you and your organization the secret strategies used by some of the world's greatest achievers and translate them into practical steps that can change your life forever.

Dr. Ericka's story is proof that "When you know better, you can do better!"

Vernetta Walker, JD

Vernetta Walker is CEO and Chief Governance Gladiator of Vernetta Walker & Associates Consulting. Prior to starting her consulting practice, Vernetta served as Chief Governance Officer, Vice President of Programs, and Senior Advisor on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for BoardSource. With over two decades of experience as a nonprofit leader and consultant, Vernetta is passionate about helping organizations maximize their impact through exceptional leadership, intellectual engagement, and advancing DEI for mission impact. In addition to providing consulting and training, she is a frequent speaker on nonprofit leading practices, sector trends, and DEI.

Vernetta has worked with hundreds of public charities, associations, and foundations across the country and globally. Her clients have included Easterseals, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, YMCA of the USA, the National Aquarium, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and the Walt Disney Company.

Vernetta is an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University, where she teaches Nonprofit Governance and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Vernetta has extensive nonprofit board experience and currently serves as board co-chair for March for Our Lives, founded to end gun violence following the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Registration closes on Friday, May 5, 2023, click here for more information and to view this year's agenda.