Monday – February 25 – Opening Mass – Fr. Michael Rozier, SJ

Tuesday – February 26 – Keynote Speaker – Fr. Michael Rozier, SJ

Fr. Michael Rozier, SJ

Fr. Rozier, SJ, is a Jesuit priest and has received a doctorate studying and serving in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. He is formerly a faculty member of the Saint Louis University (SLU) College for Public Health and Social Justice. He was a researcher for the short-term medical mission trip study.
After receiving his master of public health degree at Johns Hopkins University, Fr. Rozier worked as an ethics fellow with the World Health Organization. He subsequently received a faculty appointment at SLU, where he taught courses in global health, health and justice, and public health ethics. He also was director of the undergraduate division of the college and oversaw service learning activities, including several trips abroad with students. His areas of research focus on goal-setting and resource allocation in low-income countries, the relationship of medical missions to the local health systems they serve and the ways public health ethics frames health challenges differently than medical ethics. As part of his Jesuit training Fr. Rozier has lived and worked in Canada, Switzerland and throughout Latin America.

Wednesday – February 27 – Keynote Speaker – Dr. Marianne LeGreco

Dr. Marianne LeGreco

Dr. Marianne LeGreco is an assistant professor of communications at UNC Greensboro and focuses on food issues and the impact of diet on health. She is an advocate for increasing access to healthy foods in underserved areas. Her efforts have been added to the scientific study of health and wellness, especially for young people based on diet and socio-economic level.


Wednesday – February 27 – Workshop Day – Exploring the Issues

Brophy will host over 30 presenters/organizations who are connected to the realities of health and health care. Presenters will offer insights and solutions to the issues of healthcare access, health crises in America, the politics and economics of health, medical care and treatment, nutrition and health habits, and the intersection of mind, body, and spirit in understanding health. The particular ways the Catholic Tradition seeks to support dignity in health-related fields will also be explored. Some agencies/organizations visiting for Workshop Day are listed below.

  • Barrow Neurological
  • Core Recovery
  • Hospice of the Valley
  • Circle the City
  • National Institute of Health
  • AZ M.A.D.D.
  • Doorways Counseling
  • Maricopa Medical Center
  • Kino Institute

Thursday, February 28 – Parent Workshop Night Presentation – 6pm – Student Activity Center

Friday – March 1 – Keynote Speaker – Ms. Claudia Maldonado, Keogh Health Connection

Mrs. Claudia Maldonado is the Program Director for Keogh Health Connection which was founded to connect people to health insurance, nutrition assistance, and financial support in times of personal struggle. Keogh’s extensive network of partners helps clients navigate our complex health care system and directs them to critical resources.

Mrs. Claudia Maldonado

Mrs. Maldonado has over 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit field of which the last 11 have been spent navigating families and individuals through complex healthcare systems. In 2008, Claudia was tasked with building Keogh’s first direct service program that has touched the lives of more than 100,000 Maricopa County residents. In her current role as Program Director for Keogh Health Connection, she provides day to day oversight of its programs, builds and maintains an extensive network of partnerships , provides strategic direction for programming and data evaluation. She currently serves on the board for NOAH, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is Co-Chair of the Latina Giving Circle and is a recent graduate of Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Program. Claudia approaches her work from a servant leadership lens that focuses on putting the communities’ voice and needs at the epicenter of how services are delivered.

Monday – March 4 – Keynote Speaker – Professor James Hodge

Professor James Hodge

James Hodge is a professor of public health law and ethics in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University. Through scholarship, teaching, and applied projects, Professor James G. Hodge, Jr. delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. Since 2010, he has served as director of the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, one of five centers nationally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Professor Hodge will be speaking about “America’s Worst Public Health Emergency: Legal & Policy Responses to Opioids.”

Monday – March 4 – Parent Workshop Night Presentation (2) – Student Activity Center – 6pm

Wednesday, March 6 – Breakfast and a Movie – 7:45am – Student Activity Center

“Sick Around the World” – T.R. Reid’s segmented documentary compares America’s healthcare system to other systems across the globe.

Wednesday – March 6 – Closing Prayer Service – Ash Wednesday

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