Equity in the Alley with Barbara Joers, President and CEO of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

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February 16  

Join us on April 12, 2023 for our first Equity in the Alley networking luncheon of the year!

To start this event, you will have an hour of networking time at the beautiful Hutton House. As we sit down for lunch and hear from our special guest speaker, Barbara Joers of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare will share her journey to leadership, inspire innovation, and energize you to pursue your passions and ideas to transform healthcare. There will also be time for a Q&A with the speaker at the end of the event. 


Barbara Joers, President and CEO, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Barbara Walczyk-Joers has served as President & CEO at Gillette Children’s since late 2013. As the United States’ first hospital dedicated to serving children who have disabilities, Gillette provides subscpecialized care to children who have complex, rare, or traumatic conditions affecting the neurological, muscular, and/or skeletal systems.  

With more than twenty-five years of experience in healthcare, Barbara has a focus on strategic performance and change management as well as health policy and advocacy. She has experience in academic health centers, both adult and pediatric services, community health systems, and independent children’s hospitals. Earlier in her career she also served at a professional services firm.  

A recognized thought leader in healthcare, Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and sits on committees for other organizations supporting children’s healthcare and related topics. She has received several recognitions and awards throughout her career.  

Barbara is a graduate of Marymount University (VA) and holds a Masters in Health Services Management and Policy from the George Washington University (DC). She and her family reside in St Paul, MN.  

Event Details


Wednesday, April 12, 2023


The Hutton House
10715 S Shore Dr, Medicine Lake, MN 55441


11:00am – 12:00pm: Networking Reception 
12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch & Program


Table of 10 - Partner: $1,499
Table of 10 - Non-Partner: $3,000

Individual Ticket - Partner: $99 
Individual Ticket - Non-Partner: $199 

Hosting a Table is a great way to invest in your team’s engagement, relationships, and learning. You will get a reserved table of 10 at the event, company listed on this event page, and included in email and newsletter promotion.

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