2023 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference

February 21, 2023 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT
February 22, 2023 | 7:30AM - 2:00PM PT

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The 2023 California Hospital Volunteer Leadership Conference, in its 60th year, will be held in-person at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, February 21-22, 2023.

The conference reflects connectivity and the importance of adapting our programs for the current health care landscape.

The intended audience is volunteer leaders, volunteers, paid staff who manage volunteer programs, community partners, and inter-professional peers looking to expand their services with volunteer programs.

10 – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 11 a.m. | General Session

11 – 11:15 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Refreshment Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | General Session

3:45 – 4 p.m. | Break

4 – 5 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

5 – 5:30 p.m. | Informational Sessions

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Reception

6:30 – 9 p.m. | Networking Dinner*

Session times are subject to change.
*Optional event at additional cost.

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Roundtable Discussion Groups | Breakfast

8:45 – 9 a.m. | Break

9 – 10 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

10 – 10:15 a.m. | Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. | General Session

12:30 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 – 2 p.m. | Volunteer Management Software Programs User Groups

Session times are subject to change.


CAHHS will utilize the event app, Sched, prior to and during the conference. Sched allows attendees to:

  • Personalize your schedule
  • Chat and message fellow attendees*

*To use the chat and message feature, attendee must create a profile and authorize use of the feature.

Dimitrios Alexiou, FACHE
President & CEO
Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Kay Andalis, CAVS
Supervisor, Volunteer Services
Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Gail Blanchard Saiger, JD
Blanchard Saiger Law, P.C.

Maryellen Brady
Director, Volunteer Services
Stanford Children’s Health

Veronica Deally
Sourcing Specialist, Talent Acquisition & Volunteer Resources
University Health Network

Linda Fisher
Regional Director, Guest Services
Medical Center of the Rockies/Poudre Valley Hospital/Greeley Hospital/Yampa Valley Medical Center

Terese Fogwell
Gift Shop Manager
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Roseanna Galindo, CAVS
Research Affiliate/Lecturer
College of Communications | California State University, Chico

Gabriela Hernandez-Gonzalez
Director of Volunteer Services
LAC+USC Medical Center

Kathleen J. McIntire, CAVS
Director, Volunteer Services & Gift Shop
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Cherise Medel
Junior Volunteer Coordiinator
Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Evangeline Imana-Iyemura
Director, Volunteer Services
Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Angela Murray, MSN, RN
Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation | The Joint Commission

Victoria Risovanny
Manager, Patient Relations and Volunteer Services
Sharp Coronado Hospital

Lilly Stamets
Premier Retail Consulting

Karina Vargas, CAVS, CompTIA Project+
Solutions Architect
VSys One

Sheela Vijay
Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Registration Rates

Before Dec. 15, 2022 | Extended to Dec. 31, 2022

Jan. 1, 2023 – Feb. 18, 2023







*Members are California Hospital Association member hospitals.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and check payment accepted.


A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing 14 or more days prior to the scheduled event and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, refunds will be issued to paid registrants within 30 days.

Discount Registration Check Payment

Check payment registrations received by Dec. 15 (extended to Dec. 31, must submit payment before Jan. 13, 2023 to receive discount rate. If payment is submitted after Jan. 13, the rate will increase. If you have questions, please call (916) 552-7544.

Confirmation Policy

A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants. On-site registrations and any unpaid registrations may be subject to an additional 10% fee.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call CAHHS at (916) 552-7544.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance are available to registrants who complete the online evaluation form following the conference.


CAHHS will photograph this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email CAHHS at

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234

The Hyatt room block is closed. Please call Melanie Shanley at (916) 552-7648 for assistance.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento single and double occupancy room reservations are currently available at a discounted rate of $195 per night, plus applicable taxes. To make room reservations by phone, call (800) 223-1234 and provide code G-VOLU or visit the website for online reservations. Discount room reservations are available until January 30, 2023.

Visit the Hyatt Regency Sacramento Fact Sheet for additional hotel details.


Valet and self-parking available. Visit the Hyatt Regency Sacramento website for current rates.

Air Travel

To get the best conference experience, we recommend you plan travel flight departures after 4 p.m.


Hyatt Regency Sacramento is located ten miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and just one mile from the Sacramento Valley Station for Amtrak service. Contact the hotel for assistance with reservations for Yellow Cab or other ride sharing options.

CAHHS Volunteer Services
1215 K Street, Suite 700
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 552-7544

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Committee Co-Chairs

Kay Andalis, CAVS
Supervisor Volunteer Services
Sharp Grossmont Hospital