G. Michael Verden, Owner and CEO, The Lake Forest Group
After 21-year career in the U.S. Secret Service, Verden applies to hospital settings the security best practices he learned protecting the President, First Lady, other heads of state and large-scale events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl.
Nancy Zarse, PsyD, Professor, Forensic Department, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
A forensic psychologist, Zarse has studied and been exposed to workplace violence, violent extremism and risk assessment. Through her work with federal prisons, the FBI, Chicago Police Department and U.S. Army Military Police, she focuses on multi-disciplinary collaboration to identify the warning signs of violence.
Pam Paziotopoulos, President, Paziotopoulos Group, Ltd.
After working as a prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Paziotopoulos developed and presented training sessions on domestic violence, stalking and workplace violence to such organizations as NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She has been interviewed on domestic and workplace violence on CNN, CNBC, WGN and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
David Schreiner, FACHE, President and CEO, Katherine Shaw Bethea (KSB) Hospital, Dixon
Schreiner has served as KSB Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He has served or currently serves on the Boards of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Illinois Health and Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association Small & Rural Governance Committee.