Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1 PM -2PM ET
How Can We Make Positive Change In Our Communities?
Guests: Vicki O’Day and David Zuckerman
It has been a long, hot summer marked by disheartening politics, protests and senseless killings. It feels like our systems are breaking down. Some people are thinking positively about what systems can come next.http://thenextsystem.org
Vicki O’Day will share The Next System work; David Zuckerman will talk about a new business model that encourages hospitals to promote community health while also supporting the economic health of the community.
Vicki O’Day, MA, is a connector, an educator, and a futurist. She is a social entrepreneur who values learning with people how to imagine, design, and create resilient futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. Vicki is a collaborative consultant for change with twenty years experience in financial services, community organizing, and leadership for creating “next system” innovations.
As Minnesota Next System Project Community coordinator, Vicki partners with the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing to bring The Next System Project conversation to the campus and her community. She coordinates Next System Project Teach-ins, theMinnesota Next System Community of Practice, and Next System Dialogs hosted by the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing and Leadership. This community of practice is creating healthy communities using systems thinking, complexity science, action research and agency
Vicki is an active volunteer in her community, including leadership roles in Communities of the Future, Northland Sustainable Solutions, and the Future First Women’s Congress. She is a lifetime learner, a mother and grandmother, a lover of nature and life. She is deeply committed to being an advocate for future generations.
David Zuckerman, MS, BA, joined The Democracy Collaborative team in 2012 and serves as Manager for Healthcare Engagement for the organization’s Anchor Institution Initiative. Zuckerman is the author of Hospitals Building Healthier Communities: Embracing the Anchor Mission and a contributor to Can Hospitals Heal America's Communities: "All in for Mission” is the Emerging Model for Impact. His work focuses on inclusive and equitable economic development strategies that build wealth in low-income communities, with specific attention on how hospitals and health systems can deploy the business side of their institutions to support community health improvement and strengthen their local economies.
Zuckerman has also assisted with multiple feasibility studies of anchor-led economic development projects. He is co-author of Building Community Wealth: An Action Plan for Northwest Jacksonville.He currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Representatives for the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op. He received both his Master of Public Policy and B.A. degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.