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Join us to learn more about this new facility and the importance it will have in our community. A panel from Washington University, McCarthy and Cannon Design will share the mission and goals of the project, the economic impact on our community, and what it means to build a state-of-the-art facility of this kind. Forum members Erin Valentine and Maggie Bailey will moderate the discussion.

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10/6/20224:00pm to 6:00pm

You won’t want to miss this presentation if you want to know about health equity and why it matters for the St. Louis region and our nation. You will learn about the importance of social determinants of health and how the St. Louis region is moving forward toward more equitable healthcare for all.  Dr. Purnell is highly published in the area of health equity having focused on it for over a decade. He  is the founding director of Health Equity Works (formerly For the Sake of All), a research-based initiative that translates data and research on the social determinants of health into engaging products to accelerate community action to advance health equity. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Jason Purnell, PhD, MPH
Vice President of Community Health Improvement, BJC HealthCare and Associate Professor, Brown School, Washington University

Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, MPH, is vice president of community health improvement for BJC HealthCare. He is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of BJC’s community health programs, and oversees BJC’s connections with community-based programs that offer primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for chronic conditions. 

Prior to joining BJC in August 2020, he spent over a decade focused on health equity and social determinants of health as a faculty member in the Brown School at Washington
University in St. Louis, where he retains an appointment as an associate professor. 

Dr. Purnell is the founding director of Health Equity Works (formerly for the Sake of All), a research-based initiative that translates data and research on the social determinants of health into engaging products to accelerate community action. He and his team and collaborators have been responsible for raising awareness and facilitating action on issues ranging from school health to affordable housing in the St. Louis region and beyond.

A native of St. Louis, Dr. Purnell graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, with a bachelor’s degree in government and philosophy. His doctoral degree in counseling psychology is from The Ohio State University, and his master’s in public health is from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 2021 Dr. Purnell was named one of the Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.

He serves as a member of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; as chair of the steering committee of the COVID-19 Regional Response Team, which he helped to establish; and represents BJC HealthCare on the St. Louis Integrated Health Network board. A native of St. Louis, he and his wife, Amanda, have two children.

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10/12/20224:30pm to 6:00pm

New Members from the 2022-2023 Cohort are invited to celebrate with Forum committee chairs, ambassadors and board members!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration and Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Service and Program

A Choice of Beef, Salmon, Chicken or vegetarian (California Power Bowl) entree will be available at the time of the event.

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10/24/202211:00am to 1:00pmAnn Schmelzle - Membership Chair

A dynamic conversation between St. Louis Forum member, Barbara Archer, a wealth manager, and Marilyn Wechter, financial therapist, addressing women and their relationship to money.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration/Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Program
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Q&A and Closing

Marilyn Wechter, MSW ,BCD

Marilyn Wechter, MSW, BCD is a psychotherapist and wealth counselor in private practice in St Louis Missouri.  In her specialty area of wealth counseling, she focuses on topics relating to money, wealth and the stressors associated with them.  Her work addresses a variety of issues, such as: women, money and power; privilege and parenting; and the uses of philanthropy. She meets with individuals, families and multigenerational groups to provide counsel about the complex psychological dynamics surrounding wealth.  Marilyn also works directly with estate lawyers and planners, financial and investment advisors, and executive coaches.
Marilyn has taught courses at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and at Webster University, both in St. Louis. She is a frequent and popular speaker for organizations, schools and business groups.

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11/11/202211:30am to 1:00pm

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