2020 PEBA Forum Breakout Sessions will be announced shortly! 

Check out our 2019 PEBA Forum Sessions - Compensation        


Compensation Morning Breakout

Session Name: Chance or Change
Session Time: 10:45am
Session Speakers:

  • Audrey K. Croley, Principal Consultant, ATWATER MARTIN
  • Brenda Lister, Principal Consultant, ATWATER MARTIN
  • Elaine Piontkowski, HR Director of Arthritis, Rheumatic and Back Disease Associates 

Session Description:

When Arthritis, Rheumatic and Back Disease Associates (ARBDA) hired their first Human Resources Director, there wasn’t a compensation philosophy, pay ranges or a strategy for recruiting and retaining talent in place.  Located in the South Jersey-Philadelphia area, they are one of the largest and most experienced rheumatology practices nationally.  Change was necessary--pay is too important to leave to chance.

Focusing on doing the right thing for the medical practice and staying true to their goal of providing quality healthcare to their patients, Elaine Piontkowski partnered with Atwater Martin (AM).  They identified needed changes in the Company’s approach to pay and rewarding employees.  Elaine will give an overview of the indicators that a different approach to compensation was needed in the organization, the Plan that was implemented and the outcome. Audrey Croley of Atwater Martin will discuss the steps taken to provide the desired results.

This session will be of benefit to senior HR/Compensation professionals, as well as those new to the field.


Compensation Afternoon Breakout

Session Name: Total Rewards Alignment – Negotiating the Challenges During Mergers and Acquisitions
Session Time: 2:00pm
Session Speaker:

  • Dennis Shrenk, Compensation Practice Director, PROXUS
  • Gregory Gast, Vice President, Human Resources, HRHcare

Session Description:

In 2018 Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) and Brightpoint Health (Brightpoint) merged to create a combined healthcare organization with more than 2,000 employees and 43 Community Health Centers spread across the Hudson River Valley, New York City, and Long Island. Greg Gast, Vice President of Human Resources for HRHCare and Dennis M. Shrenk, Compensation Practice Director at PROXUS will discuss the unique total rewards challenges, high priority issues, and lessons learned as they worked together during the merger process.  The case study format will be insightful for human resources practitioners and senior leaders facing merger and acquisition challenges.

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