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Conversation Circle: Leading Through Change

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  • Jakeeva Lee, AHWD, CIPS, External Affairs Manager, Chicago Association of REALTORS

    Jakeeva Lee is Manager of External Affairs for the Chicago Association of REALTORS (CAR). In this role, she oversees several of the association’s special interest groups. Since 2015, she has managed the successful launch and duties of the CAR Industry Partnership program and Diversity Committee. She is also the staff liaison for the Global Real Estate Council, of which she implemented new strategies to elevate the committee to platinum level status (as recognized by the National Association of REALTORS). She manages the CAR Foundation Board of Trustees, which provides over $140,000 in scholarships and charitable giving, annually. Additionally, as staff liaison to the CAR Young Professionals Network in 2016, she helped lead the win for the “Large Network of the Year” award.

    In 2019, she was contracted as the Manager, Industry & Global Relations for the state association, Illinois REALTORS®. In this role, she oversees 17 partnerships within the Industry & Diversity Partners program and Global Business Council, statewide.

    For over a decade, Jakeeva has spent her career in membership driven and association-based organizations. Her passion especially seeks to advance diverse, multicultural and inclusion engagement efforts in associations.

    Jakeeva received her B.S., in Finance, with a minor in Business Management from Roosevelt University. She holds the At Home with Diversity certification (AHWD), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and is currently working towards her Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification. She is a 2020 ASAE DELP Scholar and Forty Under 40 recipient for the Association Forum.

    In her spare time, Jakeeva enjoys beach vacations, writing poetry, spa-days and being the best “Auntie Kee Kee” to her three nieces and nephew.

  • Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, MPH

    Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin is the executive director of the American Dental Association (ADA), the nation’s leading advocate for oral health. She joined the ADA in 2009 after serving as the chief dental officer for United Health Group and as the chief executive officer for Delta Dental of Massachusetts.

    She is a nationally recognized leader in the health care, nonprofit, and education sectors, and she speaks around the country about the profession of dentistry, oral health care delivery, and public health policy.

    Dr. O’Loughlin was the first female dental school class president and valedictorian of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

  • Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett

    Dr. Linda Caradine-Poinsett is the Chief Executive Officer for the American College of Prosthodontists and ACP Education Foundation. Previously, Linda served as Executive Director of several well-respected organizations in the dental, legal and medical industries.

    Linda has extensive experience in strategy and financial analysis, leadership development, organizational alignment and refocusing, strategic planning, fundraising, and strategic partnership development

  • Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA CAE

    Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA CAE, is the CEO of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) a client of Association Management Center (AMC). She began her association career with the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago before moving into roles with healthcare associations, including the American Dental Association and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Before coming to AMC, Wendy had been long familiar with the company through Mark Engle’s governance research, and with AAHPM through networking with the Academy’s former CEO Steve Smith. Focused on being a servant leader to AAHPM, she says, “I am a steward; I’m here to help the board and the members achieve the vision of what they want to accomplish. I hope that they will be wildly pleased with where we’re headed, have a strong sense of ownership, and feel that I helped get us there.”

    Wendy has long had a passion to serve volunteer leaders, particularly those in medical associations, citing the patient-centric approach and interdisciplinary nature of the Academy as elements that all medical associations should adopt. She is consistently impressed by the dedication, time, and energy that volunteer leaders and members bring to their organizations.

February 15, 2021
Mon 10:00 AM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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