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Employee Engagement Coffee Talks

Through the Employee Engagement Coffee Talk program, employees have the opportunity to meet monthly with senior leaders from across the organization in small (no more than 12) informal groups to discuss current events, points of pride, and barriers experienced by staff.

This program launched in 2018, as a result of the 2017 Press Ganey Employee Engagement Survey Results, to improve survey “organizational respect” scores. From the 2017 survey results, responses relating to organizational respect were favorable and increased slightly in 2018. The Coffee Talk program is an excellent opportunity to better understand key aspects driving perception. At the conclusion of each session, suggestions from employees are strongly taken into consideration and forwarded to the appropriate area leader to address for any potential action or change in practice.

The sessions are scheduled from 1-2 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month, and refreshments are provided by the UMMC Alliance. If you are interested in participating, email coffee-talk@umc.edu.

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Dr. Terri Gillespie
Chief Nursing Executive and Clinical Services Officer

Dr. Julie Sanford
Dean, School of Nursing

1 p.m. Jan. 29, 2020

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Michael Stamps
Chief of UMMC Police

1 p.m. Feb. 26, 2020
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Dr. Demondes Haynes
Associate Dean of Admissions, School of Medicine

1 p.m. March 25, 2020
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Dr. Joshua Mann
Chair, Preventive Medicine

Dr. Daniel Williams
Division Chief, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

1 p.m. April 29, 2020

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Tom Fortner, MBA
Chief Institutional Advancement Officer

1 p.m. May 27, 2020
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Catherine Taylor
Retail Operations Manager, Department of Food and Nutrition

1 p.m. June 24, 2020
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Dr. Joyce Olutade
Medical Director, Student and Employee Health

1 p.m. July 29, 2020

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Pam Melzer
Director of Benefits, Department of Human Resources

1 p.m. Aug. 26, 2020
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Molly Brasfield
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

1 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020

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Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Chief Administrative Officer

1 p.m. Oct. 28, 2020
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Natalie Hutto, JD, CPA
Executive Director, Department of Pediatrics

1 p.m. Nov. 18, 2020

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Stephanie R. Jones, JD
Deputy General Counsel

7 p.m., Dec. 16, 2020