Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders

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Posted 6 months ago by Katie Boston Leary

Trusting your Voice: Sort through the Clutter and Discover Clarity, Confidence and Direction


Navigating the Sick and Safe Policy



This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders


February 21, 2019

1200 – 1600

Sheraton Columbia

10207 Wincopin Circle

Columbia, MD


Target Audience: Nursing professionals


Overview: There are two presentations in one session! Nurse Leaders will discuss lessons about being a leader during turbulent times. You will benefit from the speakers experience with guiding, mentoring to eliminating victim mentality at all levels and provide tools to enhance their abilities to draw inner strength and build self-care sustainment strategies.  The speaker will provide takeaways on techniques on techniques to improve responsibility and effective practices in creating organizational accountability.


You will glean insights on the Sick and Safe Policy, strategies for nurse leaders to manage and the impact of the new legislative leaders on this policy.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact of the healthcare environment on nurse leaders ability to succeed.
  2. Outline how gaining self awareness of current psychological state is impacting the profession overall.
  3. Examine tools for self care management and staying resilient as a nurse leader
  4. Review the impact of the legislative environment of healthcare, specifically the sick and safe policy impact on the workforce.


Your Speakers:

Joel Boggess. Joel is a speaker, an author, and a Certified Coach, a counselor, and I’m proud to call him a friend. Boggess is an author, speaker and life coach, and has decades of real world experience helping others ‘Find Their Voice’. Together with his wife, Pei, they are the founders of ‘Finding Your Voice Radio’, and the ‘Finding Your Voice Podcast’. Their goal is to inspire and empower people to get in touch with who they really are, so they can move confidently into the life and work they love.


Joel has a very successful coaching practice, and also holds a Masters Degree in counseling. Joel Boggess is the host of the “ReLaunch” show, and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book – Finding your Voice. Joel is passionate about sharing fresh ideas, success tips and inspirations through real life stories. He is a “natural” with broadcasting, and he enjoys teaching podcast and radio show hosts on how to book great guests and have engaging interviews.


Neal Karkhanis, Director of Government Affairs, joined the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) in September 2017. At MHA, Neal’s broad portfolio includes medical liability, prescription drugs, post-acute services, social determinants of health and health equity as well as maternal and infant health before the Maryland General Assembly. Neal started his career with the Health Facilities Association of Maryland in his most recent role of Government Relations Manager, representing skilled nursing facilities before the Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Department of Health, the Office of Health Care Quality as well as the United States Congress. He also worked for two years on behalf of consumers on Capitol Hill, serving as the Manager of Public Policy for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.  Neal earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law as well as a Masters of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).


Brian Frazee, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Maryland Hospital Association.  Brian Frazee serves as Vice President of Government Affairs for the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA). In this capacity, he advocates for Maryland’s 64 hospitals and health systems primarily before the Governor, his administration, and the Maryland General Assembly. Prior to joining MHA in 2015, Brian served as Director of Public Policy for the Maryland Association of Community Services, a state association of over 100 nonprofit providers supporting people with developmental disabilities. He also served as an Associate with Capitol Strategies, a government affairs firm in Annapolis. Brian began his career as an intern with former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas "Mac" Middleton before serving as the Senator's campaign manager. Brian graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Public Policy with a concentration in health policy. At UMBC, he was a member of the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program, the Honors College, and served as the University’s Community & Governmental Relations Assistant. Brian serves as Executive Vice President of the UMBC Alumni Association Board of Directors and as a member of the Maryland Government Relations Association (MGRA)

Board of Directors.






Accreditation Statement


 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders (MONL).  AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation for Nursing

AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 3.0 contact hours.


Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.


AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:



Reported Financial Relationship

Joel Boggess

Nothing to disclose

Neal Karkhanis

Nothing to disclose

Brian Frazee

Nothing to disclose





The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:


Name of Planner/Manager

Reported Financial Relationship

Katie Boston-Leary, MBA MHA BSN CNOR NEA-BC

Nothing to disclose

Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM

Nothing to disclose

Dee Morgillo, MEd., MT (ASCP), CHCP

Nothing to disclose



Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Americans with Disabilities Act

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.


Requirements for credit:  

  • Attend/participate in this educational activity and review all course materials. 
  • Complete the online CE Attestation/Evaluation form(s) for each activity you attended by March 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. Instructions will be provided. If you do not complete the online evaluation by this date, you will not be able to get CE credit for this event.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.