Monday, 10:45am to 11:45am
French River 2 Room

In light of the increasing physicians' shortage, particularly in rural communities, health care providers will need to consider non-traditional sources of hiring such as International Medical Graduates (IMGs). This session will show how immigration can and should become a powerful and proactive part of a physician recruitment and retention program for rural health care providers.

Loan Huynh, JD

Immigration Attorney
Fredrikson & Byron

Loan has practiced immigration law for over 20 years. She focuses on employment-based immigration, corporate immigration compliance and global mobility solutions for employers. She also works with healthcare organizations, family-owned farms, and also works on family-based immigration matters. Loan is also a frequent speaker at national conferences and has written extensively on immigration issues. She is also the Chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Bob Aronson, JD

Immigration Attorney
Fredrikson & Byron

Bob Aronson is an immigration attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, located in downtown Minneapolis. In a career now exceeding 30 years, he has established himself as one of the leading attorneys in the nation on immigration matters for International Medical Graduates and their employers. He has received innumerable awards and commendations for his immigration legal services for physicians, healthcare providers, and academic institutions. Bob holds his J.D. from Indiana University and was a Fulbright Fellow at the law schools of Harvard and Moscow State University.

Kathleen Cassie Tinius, MSSW

Physician Recruiter
CentraCare

Cassie Tinius has worked at CentraCare Health since 1990. First as a Social Worker in Behavioral Health and as a Physician Recruiter for the past 10 1/2 years. She recruits for Family Medicine including all of the regional sites within CentraCare Health.