Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST
Friday, January 12, 2024 at 12:00 PM EST

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Woodstock Inn & Resort
14 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091

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Alexys Gonelli
Event Coordinator 
New England Alliance
Phone: (508) 829-1102
Email: Agonelli@oriolhealthcare.com 


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The New England Alliance

In Conjunction with District One
 of American College of Health Care Administrators

  Winter Conference & Annual Meeting

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Wednesday, January 10th – Friday, January 12th, 2024

9 CEUs for Administrators – ALL PROGRAMS NAB APPROVED!

*ATTENTION LICENSED ADMINISTRATORS*: You must be registered with the CE Registry on the NAB website prior to the conference to receive CEUs! www.nab@nabweb.org (login) go to “CE Registry” fill out your info. Your number will begin with an R. 

 Woodstock Inn & Resort Information 

Please be mindful of the hotel room reservation cut-off deadline WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2023. We would like to encourage all conference attendees and representatives who have not yet made room reservations to call the Woodstock Inn & Resort's reservation number at (800) 448-7900 to do so. Please identify yourself as part of the New England Alliance group to receive the special room rate. Rooms are $269.00/night plus taxes/resort fees. This rate is for NE Alliance contracted nights only. All dinner reservations are required at the hotel, and strongly recommended at surrounding restaurants.

Check-in: 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 01/10/2024.

Check-out: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, 01/12/2024.

NEA 2024 Winter Conference Sponsors 

Conference Agenda

Wednesday 6:00 PM

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Garden Terrace (GT)

Thursday 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast


Seminar 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM




Seminar: “2024 Legal Update: Healthcare & Employment Law”- Foley & Lardner, LLP


Speakers: Lawrence Vernaglia, Partner & Health Care Lawyer & Associates


3.0 CEUs

The Woodstock Ballroom


Thursday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Buffet Luncheon


Seminar 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Seminar: “Navigating Change in Post-acute Care & Senior Living” – Post-acute care and Senior Living is an ever-fluctuating arena deeply impacted by Federal and State legislative changes, economic turmoil, and resident expectations. This highly interactive panel discussion brings together thought leaders from the healthcare community with the goal to provide Senior Care/Living leaders with energy, actionable insights, and considerations for long-term planning. The dialogue leverages the unique experiences of each panelist, helping leaders make stronger connections between strategy, everyday quality, financials, and people.

Speakers: Matthew Bavolack, Principal of Marcum LLP Long Wharf Drive office in New Haven, Connecticut, Robert Bousquet, Owner-Principal Consultant Climb LLC, & Maureen McCarthy, President/CEO Celtic Consulting.

1.5 CEUs



Seminar 2:50 PM – 4:20 PM

Seminar: “Stress Management, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue Prevention” – In this workshop we will identify the sources, signs, and strategies to deal with stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Handling stress and preventing burnout and compassion fatigue are key components of working effectively in ALF/LTC environments.

Speaker: Patricia Raskin, a "positive media" pioneer for almost four decades and is an award-winning radio producer, business owner and leader.

1.5 CEUs



Thursday 4:20 PM

The New England Alliance-District One of ACHCA Regional Meeting


Thursday 5:00 PM

Cocktail Reception


Friday 8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast


Seminar 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM


Seminar: “There is always an insurance solution, but should I buy it?”


Speaker: Gordon Bewick, Director of Physicians Insurance, a highly experienced commercial insurance professional who has supported new insurance solutions for mid to large-sized businesses across all 50 states. 


1.5 CEUs



Seminar 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Seminar: “Hiring to Retention- A Process of Community Integration” – The high turnover rate among nurses in long-term care facilities significantly challenges healthcare quality and access. This issue has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it essential to address the problem of nurse retention in these settings. This seminar will explore the critical issue of nurse turnover in long-term care and present a proposed community integration model based on a comprehensive literature review.

Speaker: Sylvia Abbeyquaye, Ph.D., MPA, RN, CEO and founder of NSDxpert Education and Consultancy LLC, she combines her expertise as a registered nurse, author, infection preventionist, consultant, entrepreneur, and administrator to provide exceptional service.

1.5 CEUs


Conference adjourns at noon

(Hotel Checkout – 11:00 AM)

Thank you for your support!


Future Conference Dates 2024-2025

 2024           Spring Regional Conference at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina                     May 22 – 24

   2024           Fall Regional Conference at Portland Regency Hotel                                        Sept. 25 – 27

 2025           Winter Conference & Annual Meeting at Woodstock Inn & Resort                   Jan. 15 – 17