Prevea Health
 

Implicit bias conference

Conversations of health equity, access and advocacy


 



Every outcome of every experience endured by victims of inequality, domestic abuse and sexual violence impacts their social, mental and physical health, leading to distressing health disparities within our community. Implicit bias plays into why those experiences occur. Implicit bias is defined as beliefs, attitudes, stereotypes or prejudice held against others without their knowledge. The good news is, we have the ability to recognize implicit bias and intervene, reducing the negative impacts on our patient’s and client’s health. 
  
With this in mind, we hosted the 2022 Implicit Bias Conference: Conversations of health equity, access and advocacy. We married conversations about the impact of implicit bias, specifically systemic racism, with solution-focused conversations about advocacy work, health care and victim services. Individuals learned how implicit bias is connected to a variety of negative individual and community health outcomes, as well as social determinants of health like the realities of homelessness, and their negative impacts on mental health. Attendees received the tools to be a part of the solution that leads to real change, aimed at improving the unfavorable statistics associated with poverty, lack of access to services and racism in our state.


 
 

Who will benefit from the content shared during the 2022 Implicit Bias Conference?
This conference was designed to benefit the general public, health professionals and supporters of victims of sexual and domestic violence. For both employers and employees, understanding bias and its impact on day-to-day functions is more important than ever. This conference provided answers to questions like: What is implicit bias? What can we do to address health disparities in our community? How does prioritizing “add” versus “fit” eliminate bias in the hiring process? And many more!

This educational event is another example of Prevea’s commitment to creating equity in light of historical events and decisions that have led to a disparate impact on many groups today. 

Conference focus areas:

  • Implicit bias: definitions and implications
  • Social determinants of health
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Implications for the workplace (i.e. hiring practices, retention, etc.)
  • Tools for change
 

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Conference planning partners

This conference was birthed out of the Brown County Coordinated Community Response team’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

 

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Golden House logo

Wisconsin Department of Corrections logo

Wise Women Gathering Place logo



About our presenters

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Jessica Adams Nelson
Jessica Adams Nelson

Campus Education and Prevention Project Manager  
St. Norbert College

Tina Marie Baeten, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CSAC, ICS
Tina Marie Baeten, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CSAC, ICS

Clinical Director and Therapist
Baeten Counseling

Leah Bergstrom, RN, MSN
Leah Bergstrom, RN, MSN

Director Emergency Services, Trauma, SANE, AccessOne
HSHS

Bashir Easter MBA, PhDBashir Easter MBA, PhD
Assistant Director 
All of Us Research Program

Andrea Huggenvik
Andrea Huggenvik

Social Justice Program Specialist
YWCA Green Bay

Sarah Inman
Sarah Inman

Vice President of Community Investment
Brown County United Way

Alonzo Kelly, MBA
Alonzo Kelly, MBA

President and Founder
Kelly Leadership Group, LLC

LeKecia L. Lovett
LeKecia L. Lovett

CEO
Encompass Solutions, LLC

Jeneile Luebke, PhD
Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shelby MitchellShelby Mitchell
Anti-Trafficking Victim Advocate 
Family Services Sexual Assault Center

Zachary Pate
Zachary Pate

CEO and Founder
LHBM (Little Hearts Big Minds)

Paul Pritchard, MD Vice President and Chief Quality Officer Prevea Health
Paul Pritchard, MD

Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Prevea Health

Ashok Rai, MD CEO and President Prevea Health
Ashok Rai, MD

CEO and President
Prevea Health

Tessa Randolph
Tessa Randolph

Green Bay Site Coordinator
Wisconsin PATCH

Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Prevea Health
Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Prevea Health

Jolanda Sallmann, PhD
Jolanda Sallmann, PhD

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Raiya Sankari-Diaz
Raiya Sankari-Diaz

Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
City of Green Bay

Jennifer Schanen-Materi
Jennifer Schanen-Materi

Lecturer and BSW Field Coordinator
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Robin Scott
Robin Scott

Executive Director
We All Rise: African American Resource Center

Beverly Scow
Beverly Scow

Assistant Director, Kwickseutaineuk Ah-kwa-mish First Nation of the Kwakwakawak Peoples
Wise Women Gathering Place

Alice Skenandore
Alice Skenandore

Founder and Executive Director
Wise Women Gathering Place

Dana Stueber
Dana Stueber

SANE Coordinator
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital

Erika Villafuerte
Erika Villafuerte

Bilingual Director for Equity in Healthcare & Wellness
Salud First

Cary Waubanascum, PhD
Cary Waubanascum, PhD

Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Kristin Welch, BAS
Kristin Welch, BAS

Executive Director and Founder
Waking Women Healing Institute

Shannon Wienandt
Shannon Wienandt

Executive Director
House of Hope Green Bay, Inc

 

Event Agenda

 
Title Presenter Description Recording
Welcome – implicit bias conference introduction Ashok Rai, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Prevea Health
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Intersections of health equity, access and advocacy Alonzo Kelly, MBA 
President and Founder
Kelly Leadership Group, LLC
This first community session will demonstrate how implicit bias creates barriers to health equity, access and advocacy while giving participants permission to become a part of the solution. watch on demand
Implicit bias: A definition and Wisconsin realities Tina Marie Baeten, MSW, LCSW, MAC, CSAC, ICS
Clinical Director/ Therapist
Baeten Counseling
Participants will hear a practical definition of implicit bias and be exposed to stories demonstrating the impact that implicit bias has in our region from the perspective of a mental health professional. Recording coming soon!
Hungry and homeless: Removing barriers to self-advocacy Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Prevea Health

Alice Skenedore
Executive Director and Founder
Wise Women Gathering Place

Erika Villafuerte
Bilingual Director for Equity in Healthcare & Wellness
Salud First

Shannon Wienandt
Executive Director
House of Hope Green Bay, Inc

Shelby Mitchell 
Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate 
Family Services NEW 
This is a panel discussion featuring regional housing experts and advocates. Participants will learn about the barriers and realities that low-resourced individuals face when securing housing against the backdrop of victimization, mental health concerns and barriers that sometimes come from helping professionals. watch on demand
Infant mortality, implicit bias and the next generation LeKecia L. Lovett
CEO
Encompass Solutions, LLC
The African American to White ratio for infant mortality rate is among the highest in the nation. Babies born to African American mothers are three times more likely to die before their first birthday than babies born to White mothers. This workshop centers this reality against the backdrop of implicit bias and poses answers for how we do better. watch on demand
Inching forward: Practical tools for recognizing and addressing implicit bias Beverly Scow
Assistant Director
Wise Women Gathering Place
Deeply entrenched implicit bias takes time to change. This work is not for the faint of heart. It requires skilled facilitation uncovering the root of the bias and offering strategies for moving forward differently. Participants will be encouraged to access their own bias and provided practical tools for next steps. watch on demand
Data that tells a story Sarah Inman
Vice President of Community Investment
Brown County United Way
This workshop will present regional data that tells a story of the experiences of residents from different races, socioeconomic status and other status. Their experiences suggest something is impacting all social determinants of health. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about ALICE families and the Brown County LIFE Study.  Content will expose realities that we need to open our eyes to understand what must happen for change. watch on demand
Education and advocacy in changing times Jessica Adams Nelson 
Campus Education and Prevention Project Manager  
St. Norbert College

Cary Waubanascum, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Social Work 
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Jennifer Schanen-Materi
Lecturer and BSW Field Coordinator
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
 
Jolanda Sallmann, PhD 
Associate Professor of Social Work 
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 
This panel of social work educators and advocates will explore the realities of implicit bias across a variety of practice disciplines and life experiences. Decolonization and facilitative methods will be offered as strategies to counteract implicit bias in education and advocacy. Participants will be invited to reflect and share their own work and experiences watch on demand
Hiring processes: Eliminating the problem with “FIT!” Sara Mittlestadt, MS, SHRM-CP  
Manager of Organizational Engagement 
Prevea Health
 
Heather Butterfield
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
St. Norbert College
 
Jessie Pondell
Manager of Talent Strategy
Prevea Health
 
Raiya Sankari-Diaz
Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
City of Green Bay
 
Robin Scott 
Executive Director
We All Rise: African American Resource Center 
This facilitated panel discussion will include individuals from several industries sharing experiences and practical strategies for hiring practices that add diversity and eliminate implicit bias. watch on demand
Sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE): Secret service Leah Bergstrom, RN, MSN
Director Emergency Services, Trauma, SANE and AccessOne
HSHS
 
Dana Stueber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
SANE Coordinator
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital
Every week victims show up in hospital emergency rooms and victim advocates are called to support them. SANE Nurses are on the front lines reacting to the trauma of sexual assault, collecting evidence, providing victims medical care and alerting survivors to options that empower them and connect them to advocacy and other support resources. watch on demand
Implicit bias silence: Murdered indigenous women Kristin Welch, BAS
Executive Director and Founder
Waking Women Healing Institute
Across the United States and Canada, Native women and girls are missing and/or being murdered at an unparallel rate. Where is the public outcry? Participants will be provided with a shocking answer. watch on demand
Positive service outcomes: Building intercultural competence to eliminate implicit bias Andrea Huggenvik
Social Justice Program Specialist
YWCA Greater Green Bay
Social justice work aims to eliminate racism and negative thinking that impacts poverty, homelessness and mental health outcomes. Building intercultural competence creates safety for challenging conversations.  The YWCA offers the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), a premier cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence in organizations. Participants in this workshop will be exposed to resources that will help them on their journey to eliminate implicit bias. watch on demand
Trauma responses and victim presentations Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN
Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Trauma affects people differently depending on numerous factors (i.e. resiliency, history, base health, etc.). This workshop will present information that helps health and other support providers gain an understanding of different experiences and reactions to trauma. It will also provide tools to stop the re-victimization of survivors of gender-based violence. watch on demand
Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) Tessa Randolph
Green Bay Site Coordinator Wisconsin PATCH
Learn how to better serve adolescents from THEIR perspective! This workshop is a one-of-a-kind experience offering health care professionals the opportunity to engage with today’s youth in a new way. With the support of their PATCH Site Coordinator, trained PATCH Teen Educators share their authentic insights into the concerns, preferences and realities that impact the health care experiences of today’s youth. Recording not available
When trauma meets privilege: Implications for victim services Bashir Easter, MBA, PhD
Assistant Director 
All of Us Research Program
 
Alonzo Kelly, MBA
President and Founder
Kelly Leadership Group, LLC
 
LeKecia L. Lovett
CEO
Encompass Solutions, LLC

Paul Pritchard, MD
Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
Prevea Health 

Zachary Pate
CEO and Founder
LHBM (Little Hearts Big Minds)
This workshop will bring to light how trauma is connected to deeper conversations about systemic racism and a variety of negative individual and community health outcomes. Connecting the realities of poverty, homelessness, racism and negative mental health outcomes will make an outstanding contribution to our efforts. watch on demand