Join the LA Metro Chamber as we introduce the Explore + Discover guide, and help you make the case for the region. We will be highlighting the aspects of the area that every employer, HR Recruiter, and hospitality business owner needs to draw people to the region. With a panel offering insider tips on outdoor recreation, arts + culture, and local food + dining, you will learn more about this region you work and play in, and be ready to promote the area. Employer recruitment bundles will be available to all who attend; with guides, area promotional items, and more to meet your talent attraction needs.
Presenter: RJ Gagnon, MBA,
RJ joined Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice, located in Lewiston, in 2017 as the Director of Finance and was promoted to CFO in June 2019. A graduate of Thomas College with a Masters of Business Administration, RJ is currently working on completing his Doctorate in Business Management, with a specialization in Healthcare Administration. In 2020, RJ was an honoree in Uplift LA’s 40 Under 40 Program for his leadership in healthcare, ensuring that Androscoggin lived its mission, able to provide quality patient care to residents in Maine. When not working, RJ lives and plays in the greater Lewiston/Auburn community where he is raising two hilarious sons with his wife Kari Grant-Gagnon.
Presenter: Katy Sperl, M.S.M, PHR, SHRM-CP
Katy joined Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice in November of 2018 bringing with her experience in human resource management, process improvement and small hospital administration. Katy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandising and Business from Valparaiso University, and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from New England College. As the Chief Administrative Officer at Androscoggin, Katy has been able to bring all of herself to her work, playing upon her passion for constructive thinking and problem solving, always with a focus on the culture of an organization to achieve alignment with strategy and vision.
“When I arrived at Androscoggin I realized that my understanding of home healthcare and hospice care was very limited. The more that I work with our staff and listen to their days’ work, my appreciation grows for the high-level patient-focused care that is provided with compassion and integrity in our communities. It is not easy work. At Androscoggin, as with most organizations, our mission and values are posted on the wall. What makes us different, is that the mission and values are also written on the hearts of our employees. I am so happy to be a part of it all.”
Katy, along with husband Jim and son Bradley (now a college senior) has lived, worked, and played in the greater L/A area for 30+ years. She is dedicated to community involvement and has served holding office on several non-profit and charitable boards, as well as work with the Center for Wisdom’s Women and Sophia’s House in Lewiston. She is happy to support local businesses for her gardening needs and the search for old and interesting things.