Healthcare Round Table-Workforce Talent Pipeline
Workforce Talent Pipeline - New Americans
Across the country companies are struggling to fill its workforce needs. Each year more and more people are reaching the age of retirement and there are gaps in the workforce pipeline. Along with a low unemployment rate, the healthcare field has its challenge finding employees to fill these much-needed job openings.
Immigrants today play a crucial role in the U.S. workforce. Although 17 percent of the overall workforce is foreign-born, the healhcare industry are much more dependent on immigrant workers than others.
Worcester and the surrounding towns are home to a very diverse population. This diversity gives opportunity for employers use a new pipeline for talent.
Please join us in a discussion on how new Americans can help fill vacancies that are dire to the industry and how employers can help employees obatin work visas and a help with a path to citizenship.
Vice President of Advancement
Open Sky Community Services
Open Sky is the dba for the affiliation of Alternatives Unlimited and The Bridge of Central Mass. The agency provides services for people with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, homelessness, substance use disorders, autism and other complex challenges.
Open Sky has 1300 employees and a budget of $82 million.
Lorie has served in the lead Advancement role at The Bridge of Central Mass and now Open Sky Community Services since 2012. Prior to that she served as Vice President of Community Relations and Development for Heywood Hospital in Gardner, a role she held for 24 years.
She has a bachelor's degree in English from Fitchburg State University and a Master's in Communications from Simmons College.
She has played a facilitation role ( along with Casey Burns) for the Mental Health work group for the
Healthy Greater Worcester Coalition which is working to implement strategies to improve mental health through the Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan. The Career Pipeline Project is an initiative of this group and the Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force.
Richard Iandoli, Esq.
Business Immigration Attorney
Iandoli Desai & Cronin, P.C.
Attorney Richard Iandoli has practiced U.S. immigration law since 1977. Among his many accomplishments, he has served as Past Chair of the New England Chapter, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a member of AILA Executive Committee from 1992- 1997, and he is a past member of AILA National Board of Governors. Richard is a frequent lecturer on U.S. immigration matters, and has led presentations for the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, the National Lawyers Guild, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (nationally and locally), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College and Harvard University Schools of Law, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA). Throughout his career, Richard has served as a mentor for other attorneys through AILA and the Political Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. He is also the author of numerous articles on U.S. immigration matters for AILA, MCLE and others.
Richard’s current bar admissions include the Massachusetts Bar, the Federal District Court of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts (1969) and a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts (1976).