Inspiring the Next Generation of Healthcare

HealthFORCE, the Region's Premier High School Healthcare Career Fair, Returns on October 4th

Oct 3, 2023


September 25, 2023

Shannan Schmitt
Senior Director, Communications

Inspiring the Next Generation of HealthcareHealthFORCE, the Region’s Premier High School Healthcare Career Expo, Returns on October 4th 

Cincinnati, OH – At the 8th annual HealthFORCE event, more than 1,000 students from 32 schools around the region will connect with more than 30 employers and educators to learn about potential careers in healthcare and our medical community. 

 WHEN: Wednesday, October 4th 

  • Session One (8:30 AM -10:40 AM)
  • Session Two (11:00 AM – 1:10 PM)

Panel discussions will take place 30 minutes after each session starts 

WHERE: Great Wolf Lodge Event Center, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason, OH 45040 

HealthFORCE allows students to learn about various healthcare careers and educational pathways in one place.

“With an estimated 12,000 open healthcare positions in our region, this event is one of many ways we support the healthcare workforce pipeline,” shares Heleena McKinney, Senior Manager, Workforce Initiatives at The Health Collaborative. “In two hours, students can connect with employers and educators, learn about a variety of opportunities, and we throw in some fun to pique their interest.”

The healthcare professional panel highlights in-demand healthcare jobs in the region.

Panel members include:

Brian Kegley, RN, BSN (Panel Moderator), Senior Manager, BI/Analytics
The Health Collaborative

Rachael E. DuBose, M.S.Ed., LPCC-S, CCTP, Mental Health Counselor and Healing Journey Facilitator
Be the Light Clinical Supervision and Consulting LLC

Lenine Rukebesha, OT/S | Class of 2023
Xavier University Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

Chelsea Schulze, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician
Kroger Health

Delaney Schrenk, M.D. Candidate | Class of 2025
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Rodrigo Soriano Sanjuan, BSN Student | Class of 2025
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Exhibitors include health systems & hospitals, care partners, healthcare degree programs, and technical training programs.

• American Lung Association
• CET (PBS Learning Media)
• Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
• Cincinnati State
• Cincinnati VA
• UC College of Pharmacy
• Galen College of Nursing
• Great Oaks Career Campuses
• Hamilton County ESC
• HealthSource of Ohio
• Job Corps
• Kentucky Community & Technical College
• Kroger Health
• Lindner Center of HOPE
• Regional Behavioral Health Workforce Coalition

  • Mercy Health
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Public Consulting Group
  • Resurge Recovery
  • Riverhills Neuroscience
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • The Christ Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • The Health Collaborative Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • The Health Collaborative TAP Health 
  • Transfr 
  • TriHealth
  • University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash Campus
  • UC Health
  • Warren County Health District
  • Xavier University


About The Health Collaborative:
The Health Collaborative is the region’s only healthcare organization that convenes all the hospitals, health systems, and healthcare stakeholders. We bring together those invested in health and healthcare improvement and provide actionable data to build a healthier Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For more information, please visit:


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