The end of the waiver presented an opportunity for Network4Health to evolve beyond an Integrated Delivery Network model and focus on making targeted investments in developing the workforce. In doing so, we are expressing our new focus in a reformed vision:
Network4Health represents 40 healthcare, behavioral health, and community-based organizations across 18 cities and towns surrounding greater Manchester, NH.
As a neutral convener, our aim is to:
Geoff has over 25 years of experience in workforce development, career counseling and professional coaching. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has dedicated his career to expanding opportunities for people to obtain good jobs, and thrive in family sustaining careers.
Geoff is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Network4Health/Catholic Medical Center. Network4Health (N4H) is a workforce intermediary originally established as Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) Region 4 - part of NH’s 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver. N4H acts as a neutral convener and funder of various workforce development programs. The network consists of 40 healthcare, behavioral health, and human services employers across 18 cities and towns around the greater Manchester, Salem and Derry areas.
He is responsible for organizing, conceiving, designing, and rolling out various efforts for the project in the greater Manchester area. This work is focused on increasing the pipeline of professionals entering the field; providing access to professional development opportunities to create a competent and confident workforce; encouraging the educational advancement of incumbent workers, and implementing retention strategies to increase engagement and decrease turnover at partner members within the region.
Before coming to Network4Health, Geoff was the Director of Healthcare Workforce Development for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. There he implemented the department’s workforce plan for the allied health sector which focused on increasing access to training, promoting education system alignment, and building educational career ladders for the allied health direct care workforce (including nursing assistants, home care workers, medical assistants, etc.).
During his time there, Geoff led the disbursement of over $2 million in grants, and created the Allied Health Advisory Group, which convened over 100 healthcare employers and industry representatives, colleges, state government departments, technical high schools, labor unions, workforce investment boards, and others.
Prior to that role, Geoff was the Director of Workforce Development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. There, he led the planning, development, and operation for the overall scope of workforce initiatives of a major academic medical center. He implemented strategies in line with the department’s three part mission: Serving the hospital’s incumbent workforce; employing the youth of the city; and building employment connections with the Boston community. He directed the creation, structure, marketing, recruitment and implementation of over 15 employee education and career ladder programs, and 6 different youth employment programs. He was promoted to this role from the hospital’s first Career Coach where he provided career development services to all levels of employees including assisting them in making decisions about their educational and career paths within the hospital itself.
Over his career, Geoff has held a number of positions on various boards and committees including current roles at: Endowment for Health’s ‘Forward Fund;’ A planning committee member of Healthforce NH (the governing entity for NH’s healthcare workforce plan); Co-chair of the NH Behavioral Health Education Roundtable; Co-chair of the Southern NH Healthcare Workforce Collaborative. Prior to coming to New Hampshire, he was a board member at the Commonwealth Corporation in Massachusetts; and was a founding member of the Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium.
He has received the Todd J. Leech Award for Innovative Leadership from Granite State College; The Presidents’ Community Partner Award from Campus Compact New Hampshire; and CareerSTAT’s Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion award for his work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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