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Physician Practice Management

Join us as Brett Fliegler explains the process of finding, buying, and owning multiple medical offices. This conversation includes the best practices and common pitfalls for back-office administration like recruiting doctors and staff, front desk protocols, billing, insurance, marketing, compensation.

Thursday, September 23

Panelist Bio

Brett Fliegler is the founder, CEO and President of BrookBeam Dental.  Brett moved to Kingston, NY in the mid-1970’s when his father accepted a general dentist position at Pine Street Dental.  Forty years later, Brett saw an opportunity in the Mid-Hudson Valley to create an affiliated network of dental practices.  His vision was to create a partnership with the dentists and their staffs that would allow them to focus their full attention on providing high quality dentistry and cultivating the strong rapport developed with their patients and community while supporting the practice with the proper business services to operate more efficiently and grow. 

Prior to founding BrookBeam Dental, Brett was a Partner at Enhanced Healthcare Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm specializing in the healthcare services sector. Before joining Enhanced Healthcare Partners, Brett was a Vice President of Sunrise Capital Partners, L.P., where he focused on control investments in distressed and turn-around situations in the middle market.  Brett was previously an Associate at MSD Capital, L.P., Michael Dell’s personal investment company, and also worked in the investment banking division at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. 

Brett received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. 

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Networking Series: Mock Interviews

So you've got the call from your prospective employer and are now getting ready for a big interview! Want to learn a few strategies before you meet with the person (or people) interviewing you? Join us for successful tips and tricks to improve your interview skills. In this webinar we will begin with a short overview of interview goals, strategies, and common questions followed by interviews done in small groups to help you gain confidence in your ability to ace your next interview; the discussion will conclude with a proper post-interview follow up. This event is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Send your resume by Tuesday, September 28 to Stacey Varghese ’99C, at [email protected].

Thursday, September 30

Panelists Bios

Chris Salboudis ’94C, Founder of Philo4Thought Inc. (a.k.a., The Hellenic Mentoring Initiative, est. 2009), became interested in peer mentoring very early on in life. As a first-generation American who had to overcome a number of struggles along with her educational and professional development, she has chosen to dedicate her life’s work to helping the next generation advance in work and in life. 

Having experienced a broad array of positive and negative mentoring styles at a variety of academic and professional levels since early childhood, Chris has dedicated herself to providing for those who are transitioning into the mainstream academic/professional network of their desired occupation. To date, she has served college-age students and young professionals at the local, regional, and global levels in various instructional and administrative capacities for about 25 years and began her formal career as a college instructor at the age of 19. She has a vast range of experience in academic instruction and advisement, career advisement, and human resources, and grant-writing/journalism. Her seminars and publications are designed to help those overcoming the stress of getting through the American academic system, identifying career goals, and building the confidence needed to flourish in academic and professional environments. 

At present, Chris is a CPD-Certified Life Coach (U.S. & U.K.) with specialties in work-life balance, career, relationship-building strategies, and mindfulness. She holds the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor at two universities in New York, where she has taught a variety of courses in Philosophy, Literature, Composition, Environmental Studies and related online, hybrid and face-to-face courses; she serves as the Administrative Manager at Columbia CGT-BE while completing advanced interdisciplinary research in Educational Learning Communities for the gradual completion of her doctoral studies at Columbia University; she is also an active member of her church community and several philanthropic organizations. While these professional and philanthropic endeavors have always fulfilled her career goals, the thing she values most is being the proud mother of two amazing young professionals who always keep her on her toes! 

Tamika is a career counselor at the University of Kentucky Honors College. She is a certified practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory Assessments, and holds her Global Career Development Facilitator certification. She coordinates workshops for college students in mock interviewing, resume development, career decision-making process, and career preparedness. Along with career counseling, she also teaches public speaking and strategic business communication courses at the university. Tamika is a public speaker and presents on topics related to professional development, leadership, and managing public speaking anxieties. She has coached students and professionals in the art of connecting with audiences and effectively presenting. Tamika is a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce- Leadership Lexington Class and serves on the board of the Kentucky Career Development Association. Tamika is a former National Hellenic Student Association board member and she continues to stay involved in the Greek-American community, specifically in guiding students and young professionals in their career journey. She holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Kentucky. 

Terrylynn Smith is often called the “Employment Whisperer “. She helps people who are unemployed, “bored” in their career and recent college graduates face their fears, get moving and find a position with purpose, not just a job with a salary. After 30 years as a Human Resources Executive the company that she worked for merged with another and she found herself laid off; it was at this time that she decided that Coaching would be her next chapter. She believes that when change happens you have to take control of it to be successful. She enrolled in the Georgetown University Leadership and Coaching Program and received an ICF Certificate in Coaching. Although she started as a Life Coach, she discovered that 90% of her clients were unemployed, so she narrowed her focus to Career Coaching. She is the Founder and President of Giraffes Consulting. Her clients are at all levels of professional development, including recent college graduates. To help college graduates be better prepared for their transition into the workplace she volunteers as a Leadership Coach and Mentor for Braven, a nonprofit organization, whose focus is on preparing students for the transition into the workplace.

Nicole Papaioannou Lugara, PhD is an instructional design consultant and the owner of Your Instructional Designer as well as its related learning network, The Upskill Experience. She delivers performance-focused workplace learning solutions to clients ranging from global enterprise organizations to solo entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries. She also provides professional development for developing instructional designers. In her line of work, Nicole has been responsible for hiring team members and helping clients to hire and train new employees. Through these experiences, she’s developed the skills to craft a professional presence that attracts the right kind of attention.

Alexandra Liotopoulos is a recent graduate of CUNY Queens College where she attained a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations and Business & Liberal Arts Honors. While at Queens College she enjoyed getting involved in student organizations and was a part of the executive board of the Hellenic Club on campus for two years. As Programming Director at Philo4Thought, she uses her coordination and leadership skills to organize events for students that focus on work-life balance. Her role at Philo4Thought has helped her gain vast experience in program development and management, recruitment, and community outreach which influenced her decision to attend business school. Alexandra is excited to officially become a part of the St John's family as she is pursuing an MBA in Strategic Management at the Tobin College of Business and will also be taking on a Graduate Assistantship in Career Services.

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