Our society is grappling with a legacy of discrimination and unequal opportunity. The Black Lives Matter movement has resonated within senior living providers, especially as our frontline workforce generally includes a high percentage of immigrants and people of color. Many owners and operators have seized the moment to hold listening sessions, explore biases, and examine diversity and inclusion at every level of their organizations.
COVID-19 has brought even greater poignancy to this topic, with a sudden focus on flexible schedules, access to transportation and childcare, leave policies, safe working environments, and more. This is a watershed moment in our history and our industry.
Argentum convenes a panel of thought leaders to talk about this national awakening and what it means for our industry, now and for the future. Embracing the priorities of equity and inclusion will make us stronger.
George Brooks, Global Deputy, People Advisory Services, EY
Deke Cateau, Chief Executive Officer, A.G. Rhodes
Karyne Jones, President and CEO, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. and Chair Elect of the American Society on Aging
Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift
Ovell Barbee, MLR/HR, SVP Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Spectrum Health