Karen Batia and Kevin Lindamood will discuss leadership in action during the Leadership for Changing Times: Beyond Health Care Reform pre-conference institute at the 2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference. Batia and Lindamood will provide a vision for the future roles of HCH organizations and effective collaborations and will challenge participants to engage fully in all discussions about the rapidly changing health care landscape.
Karen Batia is the Executive Director of Heartland Health Outreach and Vice President of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights. Batia joined Heartland in 1996 to oversee HHO’s homeless residential services and now works on the implementation of integrated health services to prepare the agency for the upcoming enactment of health care reform. She also oversees the continuum of services that support people with limited access to care.
Kevin Lindamood is the president and CEO of Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., in Baltimore. Lindamood first joined HCH in 1993 as a volunteer outreach worker. After receiving his master’s degree from the University of Michigan, he returned to Baltimore in 1999 as a case manager and would later serve as Health Policy Organizer, Community Relations Coordinator, Director of Public Affairs, and Vice President for External Affairs. Lindamood is a member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Policy Committee and is a representative of the Council’s Governing Membership.
The Leadership for Changing Times pre-conference institute will be held Wednesday, March 13. The 2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium will run Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16, in Washington, D.C.