Keynote Speaker

Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist with a unique ability to connect with his audiences. Drawing upon his broad range of experiences in private practice, leadership consulting, and media, he simplifies life's issues and gives easy‐to‐understand, practical advice. It is Dr. Cloud's humor, compassion, and "in the moment" confrontation that make his approach to psychology and spirituality such a success.

Dr. Cloud has written and co‐written nineteen books, including the million‐seller Boundaries. His most recent books are How to Get a Date Worth Keeping and Integrity. As president of Cloud‐Townsend Resources, Dr. Cloud has produced and conducted hundreds of public seminars around the country. He speaks on relationships‐‐marriage, parenting, dating, personal growth, and spirituality. His seminars are often broadcast live to over two thousand venues at a time. In his consulting practice, he works with leaders of organizations and corporations, from family‐held firms to Fortune 25 companies and non‐profit organizations. With his extensive executive coaching background and experience as an organizational and leadership consultant, he speaks regularly at corporate and leadership events held across the United States and internationally.


Business Meeting Speaker

Steven Berkow, J.D.

Mr. Berkow directs The Advisory Board Company's research on nursing, human resources, and other strategic issues. Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, Mr. Berkow served as a health care attorney with Kalkines, Arky, Zall, and Bernstein for hospitals and health systems in the greater New York City area. His legal practice included matters ranging from regulatory compliance to system building to strategic planning.


Closing Ceremony Speaker

Martha Finney

President and CEO of Engagement Journeys, LLC, Martha I. Finney is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in employee engagement and leadership communications. A business journalist for 20 years before entering the consulting field full-time, she brings the storytelling perspective of workplace passion and problem-solving to clients who value the transformative power of engaged employees throughout the organization.

Martha is also the author and co-author of many books on the subject of employee engagement and career management, including the immensely popular HR From the Heart, with Libby Sartain.  She has also spent over a decade interviewing successful HR leaders in such companies as Intuit, Hewlett Packard, Gap, Inc., IBM, Marriott, etc.  (She herself has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, on ABC News Now, CNN, and on NPR’s Morning Edition.)
As a special project exclusively for ASHHRA, she will be spending 2010 interviewing HR leaders who love their work in health care. And as part of her presentation, she will be showing a video of our colleagues, produced especially for this conference.
Web sites:  www.marthafinney.comwww.engagementjourneys.com 




Diversified Investment Advisors




 The Hartford

 Integrated Healthcare Strategies





Press Ganey Associates, Inc.


AHA Solutions



O.C. Tanner

Great West

Sibson Consulting

National Healthcare Career Network

Chessboard Consulting

Corporate Financial


 Towers Watson

 IRI Consultants