Friday Facts

Friday Facts is a short (8:30 – 9:00AM), weekly, news style “show” designed to provide you with the latest updates on a variety of topics and features different guest speakers each week.

Although our work as a Coalition can be formal with legislators, webinars, policy changes, and education, our work is also about changing the culture of Serious Illness Care.

Rich sharing, building community, and creativity comes from these informal conversations that impact more than information, but also our vulnerabilities as human beings.

Friday Facts is much about how we relate to one another, how we operate in our professions, and helps us strengthen resilience in the work that we do.

**Friday facts occur every Friday except on Holidays and the 3rd Friday of each month**

See our schedule below along with past broadcasts.

Latest Recordings

Speaker: Mark Hensley

Associate State Director, AARP North Carolina

Mark Hensley, member of the NCSI Caregiving and Patient Engagement Work Group, joined us as our featured guest speaker for this week’s Friday Facts. As an advocate for older adults and the LGBTQIA+ community, Mark discussed his background, his career path, and his caregiving experience. Mark also highlighted resources related to alzheimer’s and dementia.

Speaker: Julia Adams-Scheurich, MSL

Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy , Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina and South Carolina Home Care & Hospice Association

If you’ve been following the current ACP legislation closely, you’ve most likely seen and heard from Julia. Julie Adams-Scheurich joined us as our featured guest speaker for this week’s Friday Facts to discuss her family background, her career path, and to highlight the importance of self-advocacy.

Speaker: Jai Kumar, MPH

Senior Director, Program Design, Carolinas Health Innovation Institute

If you missed the May Coalition meeting, not to worry! Jai Kumar came back as our featured guest speaker for this week’s Friday Facts. Kumar discussed his background, how his mother’s serious illness journey inspired his career, and how the Coalition and CHII can collaborate in the serious illness space.

Speaker: Jeff Thigpen

Register of Deeds, Guilford County

This Friday, Guilford County Register of Deeds Jeff Thigpen, joined as our featured guest speaker. Thigpen discussed his background, what inspired his career choices, his podcast, and how the Coalition can use “connection and collaboration” to reach a common goal.

Speaker: Bebe Smith, MSW, LCSW

Director of Mental Health/NCEBPC Project Coordinator, Southern Regional AHEC

This Friday, NCSI Coalition member, Bebe Smith, MSW, LCSW, joined as our featured guest speaker. She discussed her background, what inspired her career choices including her role as Director of Mental Health/NCEBPC Project Coordinator (Southern Regional AHEC), and how the Coalition can get support and include mental health advance care planning documents.

Speaker: Ellie Ward, BSN, RN

Advance Care Planning Coordinator, Vidant Health

This Friday, NCSI Coalition member, Ellie Ward, BSN, RN, joined as our featured guest speaker. She discussed her background and what inspired her career choices including her role as Advance Care Planning Coordinator at Vidant Health.

Speaker: Rev. F. Keith Stirewalt PA-C MBA MDiv

Program Director FaithHealth and Clinical Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health

This Friday, NCSI Coalition member, Keith Stirewalt, joined as our featured guest speaker. Rev. Stirewalt discussed his background, what inspired his career choices, and how the Coalition can get more involved with faith-based partners.

Upcoming

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