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ASHRM Half-Day Legislative Event & Luncheon

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel





This half-day event will consist of three presentations for a total of 4 hours of actual learning. We will start with Alaska health care legislative update, followed by current congressional, federal and judicial activities on workplace issues and ending with advocacy best practices and an in depth discussion on employer-sponsored benefits.

Meet our presenters:

Chatrane Birbal

Chatrane Birbal is director of policy engagement at SHRM. She is deeply involved in policy issues on Capitol Hill that impact the workplace, including workforce development, workplace equity, flexibility and paid leave, employment-based immigration and employer-sponsored benefits. Birbal serves on the board of Women in Government Relations (WGR), the non-partisan professional society dedicated to supporting women’s leadership in government relations. She also leads the WGR Membership and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committees.

Rhonda Prowell-Kitter

Ms. Prowell-Kitter is the Chief Financial Officer/Plan Administrator for the Public Education Health Trust, a plan designed as a self-funded health insurance trust for public education employees in Alaska.  She is the plan administrator while also overseeing the accounting operations and directing the investment activity of the health and welfare fund.  Ms. Prowell-Kitter is the co-chair of the Alaskan’s for Sustainable Healthcare Cost.   Previously, Ms Prowell-Kitter was principal in a private firm providing accounting services and software implementation throughout the state of Alaska. During her employment with Coopers & Lybrand, Ms Prowell-Kitter directed the Emerging Business Operations Center; assisting small businesses with internal controls, accounting operations, policy development and investment strategies. She has over 30 years of accounting experience in both the public and private sector.  Ms Prowell-Kitter has served on a variety of charitable committees and boards, including the Executive Leadership Team of the GoRed for Women, Catholic Social Service Charity Ball, and the Duct Tape Ball and Ms Prowell-Kitter served as board chair for the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, the largest primary care medical and dental care facility in Alaska and is on the executive board of the Alaska Association of Health Underwriters. .  Ms Prowell-Kitter received her B.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska – Anchorage.


7:30 - Registration

8:00 - Alaska Health Care Legislative Update

9:30 – break

9:45 – Legislative Update on Workplace Issues

11:15 – lunch break

12:00 – Advocacy Best Practices and Employer Sponsored Benefits

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