Rebels With A Heart:
The New Rules of Leadership

The Great Healthcare Shake Up

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

11:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET


  • Vicki Cansler, CHRO, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Cheryl Forino Wahl, SVP, Chief Employee Engagement Officer, The MetroHealth System
  • Kathy Douglas, SVP Clinical Strategy, Prolucent Health

Moderated by: Derek Lundsten, President & Chief Culture Officer, LifeGuides


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Our latest ‘Rebels’ event puts the spotlight on the healthcare industry – and a much-needed evolution. There is no question moving forward healthcare systems will have to rely on innovation, fresh ideas, and out-of-the-box thinking to be sustainable. Join us to learn more insights on this inevitable shakeup and what it means for our benefits, our healthcare. 

The Panel is set to discuss:

  • How healthcare stakeholders (and our Rebel Leaders) are rising to the occasion  to deliver quality patient care
  • How the healthcare systems will need to be rewired for speed and efficiency, by adapting a scalable, ecosystem model – and what this model entails
  • How these changes will impact all healthcare players, patients, and the industry as a whole over the next few years

Meet This Month’s Rebels:

Vicki Cansler joined Piedmont Healthcare as the chief human resources officer in February 2013. Cansler leads system-wide human resources, providing services including compensation and benefits, employee relations, human resources information systems (HRIS), talent acquisition, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, employee recognition, and HR service delivery.

She has extensive HR leadership experience in healthcare, both on the payor and on the provider sides, as well as in healthcare HR consulting. Cansler is passionate about hiring, developing, rewarding and retaining talent, and aligning human resources with Piedmont’s strategic vision to prepare the healthcare system for the future. 

Cheryl Forino Wahl is the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and beginning in 2022, the Chief Employee Engagement Officer for The MetroHealth System, an integrated health system that provides a full range of health care services throughout Northeast Ohio.

Cheryl oversees an enterprise‐wide ethics and compliance program that fosters an ethical culture, supports diversity, and corporate responsibility. For the last three years MetroHealth was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company. As the Chief Employee Engagement Officer, Cheryl is building a comprehensive engagement strategy to attract and retain top talent based on appreciation, talent development, listening and leadership coaching.

Kathy is a nationally recognized nurse leader, entrepreneur, author and award-winning filmmaker. She has been on the executive team of several healthcare start-up companies.

She is the author of numerous published articles on the healthcare workforce. Kathy wrote and directed the film, NURSES If Florence Could See US Now, an intimate look into the world of nursing today. She is co-author of the book The Dance of Caring – A Caregivers Guide to Harmony and the recently published book NURSES Cry Too, a look at loss and grief in the world of nursing. She was recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses with their Pioneering Spirit Award and featured on the cover of Nurse Leader magazine, as a leader to honor.