Sustainable workforce solutions: Boosting wellbeing and recruitment

  • Workforce


Wednesday 11 September


Session description:

How can the global healthcare sector build a sustainable workforce? In this session, the panel will share successful approaches to supporting and sustaining the healthcare workforce. Presentations will include how data-driven insights can significantly improve healthcare workers’ wellbeing, as well as leadership initiatives to enhance and sustain the nursing workforce.

Chair: Mr Paul Sarnese, Past President, International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, USA

  • Workforce


Wednesday 11 September


Chair and Speakers

Mr Paul Sarnese

Past President, International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, USA

Mr Paul Sarnese, MAS, MSE, CHPA, CAPM is the owner of Secured & Prepared Consulting, LLC. He is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator and a Certified Associate Project Manager. Paul is also the Past President for the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Paul participated as a Technical Advisor to the Joint Commission in developing the Workplace Violence Prevention Standards.
He has had leadership positions directing and managing safety, security, emergency management, and operations in large health systems.

Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan University, a Master’s degree in Safety Engineering from Warren University, and a Master’s in Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University.

He has been published in Campus Safety Magazine, govCIO Outlook, Total Security Advisor, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Security Management Magazine, Journal of Radiology Nursing, HcPro, Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, and Hospital Safety and Security Management.

Dr Sumaya Al Blooshi

Director of Nursing, Emirates Health Services, UAE

Dr Sumaya Mohamed Alblooshi, BSN, MSN, PhD, FAAN is the President of the Emirates Nursing Association and the Director of the Nursing Department in the Emirates Health Services. She is leading the National Nursing and Midwifery Strategy in the UAE and the Task Force Committee for the Cabinet Initiative on the Attractiveness of the Nursing Profession. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor at MBRU.

Dr Sumaya is an Awardee of the Emirates Pride Medal for Mohammed Bin Rashid Government 2017, the Community Serving Medal 2020, the Best Government Communication Campaign in Promoting the Nursing Profession 2018, the “Pioneer Nurse” at the Global Health Pioneer Awards, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing 2022.

Dr Dina Alismail

Executive Director of Healthcare Leadership Academy, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Saudi Arabia

With a degree in Health Informatics and an Executive Leadership diploma from INSEAD, Dina worked as the Executive Director of Academic and Training Affairs at King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital of Princess Nourah University. Before that, she was the Director of Training and Scholarship at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. She’s an ICF certified executive coach and a master trainer by the American Association of Talent Development. With more than 23 years of experience in training and development, she joined the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties as the Executive Director of the Healthcare Leadership Academy.

Dr Mirocles Campos Véras Neto

President, Confederação das Santas Casas e Hospitais Filantrópicos, Brazil

Dr Mirocles is a renowned professional in the area of ​​administration and health, with vast experience and significant contributions throughout his career. He graduated in Administration from Faculdade Piauiense FAP and specialized in Hospital Administration from Faculdade São Camilo.

His career includes prominent positions, such as President of the Confederation of Santas Casas de Misericórdias, Hospitals and Philanthropic Entities (CMB), President of the Society for the Protection of Maternity and Childhood of Parnaíba (SPMIP) and President of the Federation of Santas Casas de Misericórdia and Philanthropic Entities of the State of Piauí (FEMIPI).

Furthermore, he held important political positions, such as Secretary of Health of the State of Piauí, Vice Mayor, and State Deputy. His work encompasses both public and private management – demonstrating a solid commitment to improving health services and community development.

Ms Katerina Tarasova

Executive Vice President, Health Standards Organization and Accreditation, Canada

With 17 years of experience in international development, strategic planning, and health systems strengthening, Katerina Tarasova has a proven track record for building lasting partnerships, helping advance quality and patient safety in more than 35 countries. She has collaborated with funding agencies such as the European Commission, Pan American Health Organization, and World Bank to mobilize international projects focused on healthcare, education, and socio-economic development.

Katerina is a Member of the Board for the Canada-Arab Business Council, and a Committee Member for the International Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and a Diploma in European Integration from Carleton University in Canada.