UNC Campus Community Forum – NC State Health Plan

August 26, 2019

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Join the UNC Employee Forum, UNC Faculty Council, and the Carolina Black Caucus as we discuss the status of the North Carolina State Health Plan! State Treasurer Dale Folwell and other panelists will open the discussion, after which UNC Staff and Faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. The questions on top of all of our minds include:

  • Why is open enrollment being delayed, and what do I need to know before I sign up?
  • Is there an update on efforts to reduce costs?
  • What is the long-term plan surrounding the state health plan’s provider network?

Opening Remarks

Becci Menghini, Interim Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement

Moderator & Introductions

Jeffrey McQueen, UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Forum Parliamentarian


  • Dale Folwell, North Carolina State Treasurer
    • Dale R. Folwell was a four-term member of the N.C. House of Representatives, including two years as Speaker Pro Tempore. During that time, he sponsored 29 major pieces of legislation enacted with bi-partisan support. More recently, he was Assistant Secretary of Commerce with the Division of Employment Security​, where he took the most “broke and broken” unemployment system in the United States and turned it into a national leader in debt-repayment, quality and customer service.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Masters in Accounting. Married for 30 years with three children, he lives in Winston-Salem. 

  • Matt Brody, UNC System Senior Vice President for Human Resources
    • Serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the executive leadership team of The University of North Carolina System.  Also, serves as Special Consultant to the Director for Planning and Strategy with the NC State Bureau of Investigation.  Formerly the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

  • Shayna Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill Employee Forum Chair
    • Shayna Hill received her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent 20 years in New York and Los Angeles pursuing a career in acting, writing and directing. She also performed improvisation comedy with the Los Angeles Second City Touring Company and the Second City Alumni Players. She began her professional career at UNC as a Parking Control Officer in 2007, she served as the Materials Manager at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, and as the Business Officer in the Department of Dental Ecology under Dr. Lauren Patton.  Currently, she works as the Department Manager in Statistics and Operations Research.  In December of 2014 Shayna completed her Master’s degree in Public Health here at UNC. 

  • Matt Ewend, MD, Neurosurgeon, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, President of UNC Physicians, UNC Health Care
    • Dr. Matthew Ewend is the President of UNC Physicians and has responsibility for the overall physician enterprise of UNC Health Care System, a statewide network of 13 hospitals and more than 1,900 employed physicians across more than 600 practices. He also serves as UNC Health Care’s Chief Quality and Value Officer and is charged with planning and leading UNC’s quality improvement and population health initiatives.  In addition, Dr. Ewend is Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the UNC School of Medicine. He joined the faculty in 1997 after completing medical school, neurosurgery residency, and a brain tumor fellowship at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Ewend’s clinical interests center on endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors, especially pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and metastases. His research interest centers on developing neuro-stem cell-based therapies for treatment of brain tumors.

  • Aaron McKethan, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Senior Policy Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, UNC PhD Recipient in Public Policy Analysis
    • Aaron McKethan is an Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. He recently served as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer for the North CarolinaDepartment of Health and Human Services. Previously, he was a co-founder of RxAnte, a health care analytics company with the mission to improve medication use at a population scale.  Before that, he was a senior official at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and a Research Director at the Brookings Institution. Aaron’s work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs.
  • Donna Falvo, President of the UNC Retired Faculty Association
    • Dr. Falvo is the current President of the Retired Faculty Association UNC-CH.  She retired from Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology (now Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling) UNC School of Medicine in 2010.  Prior to moving to Chapel Hill in 2002 she was Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Counseling at the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University and Director of Behavioral Science, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She is Past President of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and Past Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s National Group on Patient Education.  In 2008 she was named Faculty Expert by the Patient Centered Care Institute (formerly Picker Institute at key National Research Corporation) Lincoln, NE.  Her career of teaching, research, and service has focused on medical and psychosocial dimensions of chronic illness and disability, including health care, as well as advocacy for individuals with chronic illness or disability.  Dr. Falvo is a UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council member and retired faculty member of the University.

Event Sponsors

  • UNC Employee Forum
  • UNC Faculty Council
  • Carolina Black Caucus

This event will be streamed live via Zoom, where you can submit questions to the panel digitally. For more information on connecting to the Zoom livestream, see the instructions below.

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Please note that attendance at Forum Community Meetings is considered worktime for staff if cleared with one’s supervisor in advance of the meeting, and the meeting occurs during that employee’s regular work schedule. 

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Employee Forum Book Club: KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit…

August 22, 2019


The Employee Forum Book Club will meet Thursday, August 22nd from noon-1 p.m. at 3005 Michael Hooker Research Center to discuss KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson. Lunch will be provided with registration.

From Google Books:

The NBA has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant. Larry Bird wasn’t as quick, Magic Johnson didn’t have such a range, and Michael Jordan wasn’t seven feet tall. Durant handles the ball like Allen Iverson, shoots like Dirk Nowitzki, and has the scoring instincts of Kobe Bryant. He does it in a body that’s about as big as Hakeem Olajuwon. But ultimately, Kevin Durant is like no one but himself.

Registration:  http://tinyurl.com/y4qoanu4

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June 12, 2019- Community Service Committee Monthly Meeting

June 12, 2019

Community Service Committee Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Campbell Board Room, 101 Beard Hall, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


I. Welcome/Introductions/Role Call [[12:00-12:05]]

II. Follow-up from Events/Projects in 2018-2019 [[12:05-12:15]]

     – Carolina Blood Drive Follow-Up

     – Habitat for Humanity Build Follow-Up

II. Planning for Events/Projects in 2019-2020 [[12:15-12:45]

     – Community Service Leave Promotion Campaign & Other Informational Projects

III. Update on other business [[12:45-12:55]]

IV. Questions/Final Comments [[12:55-1:00]]

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UNC Employee Forum Sponsored Habitat for Humanity Build- June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Join the Employee Forum on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 8:00AM – 4:30 PM to help build a home for a deserving member of the UNC Community! Orange County Habitat for Humanity is building a home in Hillsborough, NC that will be gifted to UNC Hospitals Staff Member Anne Marie Pellet (see below for more info on her)!


There will be a morning shift from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and an afternoon shift from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM. We will contact all volunteers who sign up to determine your preference for either the morning or afternoon shift and will do our best to assign you to your desired shift. Once registered for the event, you will also be given a link to register formally for the event with Habitat for Humanity, where you will sign their waiver and provide emergency contact information. *This is an important requirement.* This link will be sent about two weeks prior to the event.


We welcome interested UNC units/departments from across campus to gather their workgroup to participate. This is a great team building activity! Individuals from throughout campus and the Chapel Hill community are welcome to participate as well. Please remember that all UNC Staff have Community Service Leave available to them for events such as this! (More details on this in the FAQ below)


We ask that you commit to donating $10 per volunteer to cover the costs of materials that Habitat for Humanity incurs. Donations above and beyond the $10 participation donation per volunteer are welcome! You can bring cash or check to the build day in order to donate. For those units/departments or individuals who are unable to donate, but still wish to send a delegation, please reach out to Katie Musgrove for assistance.


Lunch, snacks and bottled waters will be provided for all of our volunteers, but please feel free to bring any other food/drink as needed. Pizza will be served in between shifts for both morning and afternoon volunteers. Please remember to bring sunscreen as well!


Click here for more details on volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.


This event is rain or shine! Thank you for your interest in participating! Be ready to work hard, try something new, and pitch in with whatever needs done that day. Most importantly, be prepared to have fun and know that you are directly impacting the life of a hardworking member of the UNC Community!




Do I need construction experience to volunteer with Habitat?

No! All builds are led by experienced construction staff who will teach you everything you need to know.


What should I wear to the build?

Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, closed-toed athletic shoes/work boots are required (no sandals, Crocs or Sperrys)

Please be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or visor to protect you from the sun!


What should I bring into the event?

Lunch, snacks and bottled waters will be provided for all of our volunteers, but please feel free to bring any other preferred food/drink as needed. Habitat provides all tools and equipment. If you prefer to bring your own tools, please label them with your name. Please leave all valuables at home.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are driving to the event, there is street parking available at the build site in Hillsborough. Carpooling is encouraged, so please reach out to Katie Musgrove if you would like to drive a few folks to the event from campus. Please be sure to reach out to us if you need a ride to the event for either shift and we will try to arrange something.


What should I expect upon arrival?

Please arrive ten-fifteen minutes early in order to sign in & make a nametag. Habitat staff members will lead an orientation to review important information about safety and construction tasks for the day.


Can I use Community Service Leave (CSL) to participate?

You are encouraged to take advantage of CSL to participate in the Habitat Build! Please remember that prior supervisor approval is required in order to utilize CSL. Please visit https://hr.unc.edu/benefits/leave-holidays/service/ for more information on CSL policy and procedure.


Future Homebuyer: Anne Marie Pellet

Crescent Magnolia Neighborhood

Photo of Anne Marie Pellet



Anne Marie has lived in Chapel Hill since 2006 and has worked as a housekeeper on a children’s unit at UNC Hospitals for three years. She has always lived near major health care centers, and enjoys the environment of working in a hospital.


“My job is fun when the children realize I’m not a nurse, and I’m not here to poke them or ask questions. I’m here to clean their room, but I’m also there to have fun with you and make you comfortable during your stay,” said Anne Marie.


Anne Marie first found out about Habitat’s senior housing community when she saw a flyer at work while she was checking in for her shift. She was already searching for an affordable place to live, so she applied immediately and was accepted to purchase a home.


“The rent at my apartment keeps increasing, which is pushing out the core community,” said Anne Marie. “This program is great for creating security and building a community that can support each other. This is also a chance for me to settle in and have a place to live in until I die without wondering if my rent will ever increase.”


While she is excited to have the chance to learn how to build her own home, she is even more excited about exploring her new town of Hillsborough. With art galleries, walking trails, and parks all nearby, she can’t wait for this next adventure.

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31st Annual Carolina Blood Drive

June 4, 2019

Blood Drive Banner June 2019

Show you bleed Carolina blue by donating blood at the 31st annual Carolina Blood Drive!

All presenting donors will receive a commemorative blood drive T-shirt and free food.*

Schedule your appointment today! Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit RedCrossBlood.org or use the Blood Donor App and enter sponsor code UNC. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

Save up to 15 minutes at your donation with RapidPass. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to learn more!

For additional details or to volunteer, visit unc.edu/blood.

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