Skip to content

A member of the Harrisburg University Health Population team is an invited moderator for two discussions at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) 2022 Global Health Equity Symposium event in Orlando, Florida.

Geoffrey Roche, a member of the corporate faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, will moderate a panel, Equipping a Culturally-Competent and Inclusive Workforce, on Monday, March 14th, and moderate the panel, Views from the Top – Workforce Strategies & Career Development session, on March 16th. 

With more than 110,000 members, HIMSS’ annual global health conference and exhibition normally draws more than 40,000 attendees from around the world.  HIMSS22 is taking place March 14 – 18.

“This is a critical moment in our global healthcare workforce and to build back better, we must consider ways to develop new pathways between K-12 and higher education. It is also essential that we do this intentionally with an immense focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” says Roche.  

Roche has volunteered and has been appointed to serve on numerous local, state, and national committees and taskforces, including the Health Equity Task Force of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) initiative, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee, the Lebanon County Economic Recovery Taskforce Leadership Team, and more.


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,