BioArbor – Creating a Purposeful Culture

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

BioArbor @ Menlo Innovations
505 E Liberty St
Lower Level Suite 500

Creating a Purposeful Culture:

If you don’t, you may not like the culture that develops on its own.

Join BioArbor at Menlo Innovations for a panel discussion on how to create a positive and motivating culture in your company.  Learn how the panelists successfully created a great culture for their organizations.  Also, learn from the mistakes of the panelists – what not to do when creating your company culture or how to recover from errors after creating your company culture.  This session should provide an exciting and illuminating discussion of the benefits of a purposeful company culture.

Panelists will describe their background and thoughts on company culture.  What is company culture, and what are the components of company culture?

The March BioArbor will be hosted at Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor!

Confirmed Panelists:

Janet Pinkerton Dombrowski, President/Founder, JCD Advisors

Janet Pinkerton Dombrowski spent nearly 20 years as a senior strategy leader in various consulting organizations and large health systems, after an early career in health care delivery and operations. Having built her personal credibility as a trusted advisor to many executives with intuition, integrative thinking and a direct approach, Janet wanted to bring more of her “self” to her work. She chose to build on her skills at creating synergy and ensuring alignment in projects and processes to doing the same for individuals and teams through organizational development consulting and executive and physician coaching.

Today, as the President of JCD Advisors (est. 2008), Ms. Dombrowski’s coaching and consulting work is exclusively focused on supporting C-suite executives and physician leaders in becoming more intentional about their leadership presence, their contribution to organizational culture, and the importance of aligning in strategy, structure, and culture for optimal performance. She has worked with senior executives and physician leaders and their teams in academic medical centers, national faith-based health systems, regional integrated delivery systems, community hospitals and health centers. She has additional experience in higher education and non-profit social service organizations.

Ms. Dombrowski received her Master in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, where she remains active as a member of the Alumni Board and as an adjunct faculty member.  Janet has additional certifications from the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Wisdom Works in Transformational Coaching and other certifications in culture shaping and a variety of leadership assessments. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan.

Recent presentations include:
• “Career Coaching: Beyond Resume Revision & Interview Prep” – HFMA Inaugural Women’s Conference
• “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Leading and Managing Others” –Society of University Surgeons and HFMA Southeast Michigan
• “Are You Ready to Lead Differently? Improving Strategic Execution Through Intentional Culture Shaping” – Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Hospital Association
• “Organizational Development and the Role of HR” – American Society of Employers
• “Leadership Behaviors and Techniques for Improved Effectiveness” – Women in Health Leadership, University of Michigan

Mark J. Forchette, President & CEO, Delphinus Medical Technologies

Mark is an accomplished medical technology executive with demonstrated success transforming industries and driving breakthrough technologies to market leadership.

Prior to joining Delphinus, Mark was president and chief executive officer of OptiMedica Corporation, an ophthalmic medical device company. He led the start-up venture through development and growth, successfully completed multiple rounds of financing, and oversaw the company’s acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in 2013. He began his career in the medical technology industry as a sales representative at Greishaber and Company, Inc., where he ultimately became vice president of U.S. sales and marketing and led the company through its acquisition by Alcon. During his tenure at Alcon, he steered the tactical integration of Grieshaber and advanced to Vice President of vitreoretinal sales and global marketing.

Mark has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Auburn University and completed the Harvard Program for Management Development. He is currently on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Harbert College of Business at Auburn.

Richard Sheridan, CEO & Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations

Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan, has never shied from challenges, opportunities, or the limelight. From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, his focus has always been on technology, his passion is process, teamwork, and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy!



January 21, 2017