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CONNECT Forum: Authentic approaches to recruiting diverse staff

July 21, 2021 @ 1 pm - 2 pm

This event is free, but pre-registration is required.

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The second session of the 2021 HCA Healthcare Foundation’s CONNECT Forum series will be on Wednesday, July 21 from 1 pm – 2 pm EST. The theme of our second session is “Authentic approaches to recruiting diverse staff.”

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During this session, attendees will learn:

• Considerations for developing an inclusive recruitment strategy
• Tactics and initiatives in recruiting diverse staff
• Approaches from organizations of differing sizes

Join us for a lively discussion with:
• Reggie Destin, Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition, HCA Healthcare
• Dan Leroy, President and CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, Asheville, NC
• Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, Nashville, TN
• Lorena Toland, Vice President of People and Culture, Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver, CO


Reggie Destin
Reggie Destin serves as the Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition for HCA Healthcare. He has 30+ years of Recruiting and Talent Management experience. He spent 16 of those years serving in the U.S. Air Force and the latter 17 years supporting and employed by HCA Healthcare. He is a huge advocate of professional and personal development to ensure employees have a chance to excel in their profession.

Dan Leroy
Dan Leroy serves as the President and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Prior to joining the United Way team in 2019, Dan and his previous business partner, DeWayne Barton cofounded Green Opportunities (GO) in 2008 as a way to ensure that higher-paying green economy jobs were more accessible to people hardest hit by racial and economic inequity.

Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus
Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus is the Executive Director of Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition. A Guatemalan-American whose family made the difficult decision to leave Guatemala and relocate to Nashville in 2001, Lisa has a deep commitment to fighting for an immigration system where all people can access safety, opportunity, and belonging. She joined TIRRC in October 2015 and served as Policy Director for nearly five years before stepping into the role of Executive Director.

Lorena Toland
Lorena Toland is the Vice President of People and Culture with Food Bank of the Rockies. She is a thirteen-year professional in human resources with previous experience in hospitality and now a non-profit leader focusing on providing a thriving culture for staff who work daily to provide equitable access to proper nourishment across Colorado and Wyoming. Lorena knows that organizations that thrive do so because of their diverse and engaged talent. Working, connecting, and making people succeed is her passion.


July 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm