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Hygieia Networking & Leadership Conference – Workplace Allies: The Power of Having Someone in Your Corner


Sep 04 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Philadelphia, PA
One Lincoln Financial Field Way Philadelphia, PA 19148

Lincoln Financial Field


ISSA Members: $89 USD
Nonmembers: $119 USD


Rise Together: Coaching Yourself to Cultivate Effective Allyship 
Patricia Cimino, Patricia Cimino Coaching

Unlock the power of coaching to cultivate allyship and propel your career forward with Rise Together: Coaching Yourself to Cultivate Effective Allyship, a workshop for professionals at all levels in the cleaning and facility solutions industry. Highlighting the importance of building effective allies, you will learn about the key internal obstacles hindering allyship and a strategy to master your mindset that will enhance your career and network.

Combining theory, self-reflection, practical exercises, and peer interaction, this workshop provides a dynamic and engaging experience. Participants will leave equipped with the tools and confidence necessary to foster powerful allyships that drive professional and personal success.

Attendees will:

  • Discover the pivotal role of allyship in driving leadership growth and accelerating career advancement.
  • Uncover the most significant personal barrier that hinders the creation of effective allyship. Identify where imposter syndrome, unconscious bias and fear of vulnerability stem from.
  • Learn a powerful coaching model designed to enhance self-awareness, master your mindset and cultivate positive leadership.  Employ coaching model to shift your perspective and build resilience as you grow yourself and your network.
  • Supercharge your results with actionable next steps designed to foster momentum for professional success.
Location & Parking

Lincoln Financial Field
One Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Room: TORK Club

Lincoln Financial Field is the home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. It opened on August 3, 2003, and has been home to many pivotal moments in Eagles history, as well as
large scale concerts, soccer matches, and miscellaneous events throughout its 20+ years of operations.

Free parking for the event will be in Lot L which is located on Darien Street off Pattison Avenue.
Click here for parking LOT L directions.


Conference Agenda




9:00 – 10:00 AM
Check-in & Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15 AM 

Welcome and Kick-off

Dr. Felicia L. Townsend
Program Director
ISSA Hygieia Network

Elizabeth A. Hawver
VP Omnichannel, Wholesale & Office Distribution
Essity Professional Hygiene

10:15 – 11:30 AM 

Kick-off Workshop:
Rise Together: Coaching Yourself to Cultivate Effective Allyship

Patricia Cimino
Patricia Cimino Coaching

11:30 11:45 AM



11:45 AM 12:05 PM

Inspire Presentation

Matt Urmanski
Vice President of Sales and Marketing

12:05 12:25 PM

Inspire Presentation

Gary Rubin
Sales Manager – Tri State Division
Imperial Dade

Theresa Gallagher
Senior Manager – National Account
Imperial Dade

12:25 12:45 PM

Inspire Presentation

Maura Strohsacker
Director of Corporate Partnership Activation
Philadelphia Eagles

12:45 – 1:35 PM

Networking Lunch 


1:35 – 1:45 PM

End Period Poverty Campaign

Stacy J. Seiden
Senior Government Affairs Manager

1:45 – 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion 

Elizabeth Hawver (Moderator)
Matt Urmanski, Gary Rubin, Theresa Gallagher, and Maura Strohsacker

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Group Mentoring Sessions

Led by industry leaders

3:15 – 4:45 PM

Lincoln Financial Field Tour 


4:45 – 5:00 PM


Dr. Felicia L. Townsend
Elizabeth A. Hawver

Hotel Reservations

For your convenience, conference attendees can book their discounted hotel stay at one of the following hotels:

W Philadelphia
1439 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA  19102 

Element Philadelphia Downtown
1441 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA  19102

Special Discount Hotel Rates Deadline:
Reservations for all guests must be received on or before August 13, 2024.

Book your reservation here.

Fees & Registration

ISSA Members: $89 USD
Nonmembers: $119 USD

If you wish to register 10 or more team members, you can take advantage of our group discounts.  Register 10-24 attendees and receive a 10% discount. Register 25+ attendees and receive a 25% discount.

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Hygieia Network
(224) 534-5059


  • Matt Urmanski
    Matt Urmanski
    V.P. Sales & Marketing, Essity

    Matt Urmanski is a Sales leader with more than 20 years of experience in the Professional Hygiene industry. Today he heads Essity’s Professional Hygiene business in North America as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, driving innovation and shaping the professional hygiene market with innovations under the leading global brand Tork®️ and helping customers in healthcare, restaurants, offices, schools and industries think ahead so they’re always ready for business. The Tork®️ offering includes dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, sanitizer, napkins, wipers, but also software solutions for data-driven cleaning. Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company, operating in 150 countries with annual sales of more than $14.6 billion in 2022.

    Matt also sits on Essity Professional Hygiene Leadership Team and has led other businesses beyond Essity in North America, including Wausua Paper Corp.

  • Gary Rubin
    Gary Rubin
    Sales Manager, Imperial Dade

    Gary Rubin is a Sales Manager at Imperial Dade. After graduating from Philadelphia Textile in 1984 with his BS in Accounting, he went into a family business servicing the electronics industry. He loved sales but didn’t like the industry and in 1992 he left the business and started PCA Industrial & Paper Supplies. He loved the idea of selling a product that everyone needed. With an amazing team, he not only had fun, but they were successful. They had an excellent reputation in the industry and he took great pride in their accomplishments.

    The industry was beginning to consolidate. As a result, in 2018 he sold PCA to Imperial Dade a true leader in the industry. Throughout the years, Gary has given back to the community by serving on several boards, including: Abington PAL, Golden Slipper Club, Abramson Center, and JEVS. He currently serves as a Vice President of FHI, a provider of low-income housing for seniors, and he serves as Chairman of Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital’s Foundation.

  • Theresa Gallagher
    Theresa Gallagher
    Senior Manager - National Account, Imperial Dade

    Theresa Gallagher is a Senior Manager in the National Account Division of Imperial Dade, the leading independent distributor of food service packaging, facilities maintenance supplies, floor equipment, and industrial packaging in North America. In her current role, she is responsible for cultivating and growing relationships with key accounts across the country by fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders and identifying growth opportunities for new and existing accounts. Theresa specializes in the Commercial Real Estate/Janitorial sector, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her position.

    Theresa’s career began as a customer service representative at PCA Industrial and Paper Supplies in Willow Grove, PA, while she was working toward her Bachelor’s degree in finance at Temple University. Upon graduation, her career trajectory shifted as she transitioned to sales and eventually stepped into the role of Sales Manager.

    In 2018, when PCA was acquired by Imperial Dade as their 14th acquisition, Theresa seamlessly integrated into the new organization. She continued to nurture her relationships with existing customers and successfully grew sales in the Philadelphia market. Her dedication and ability to adapt were evident during this period of change and expansion.

    In April 2023, Theresa joined the National Accounts Division within Imperial Dade, where she continues to leverage her extensive experience and strong client relationships to drive success.
    When not at work, Theresa enjoys spending time with her family and coaching soccer. Theresa’s warm personality and unwavering commitment to excellence shine through in everything she does, both professionally and personally.

  • Maura Strohsacker
    Maura Strohsacker
    Director of Corporate Partnership Activation, Philadelphia Eagles

    Maura Strohsacker is the Director of Corporate Partnership Activation for the Philadelphia Eagles. She has been with the Eagles organization for over 18 years and has played a key role in developing the team’s corporate partner marketing and client retention strategies. Maura attended Penn State University, where she studied communications and public relations.

  • Elizabeth Hawver
    Elizabeth Hawver
    Vice President – Omnichannel Sales, Wholesale and Office Distribution, Essity

    Elizabeth Hawver is the head of Essity’s Omnichannel Sales, Wholesale, and Office Distribution team, where she is responsible for strategic planning and commercial execution in these channels. In this role, she leads a seasoned team of sales and marketing professionals and is responsible for some of Essity’s most strategic distribution partners in the US and Canada. Prior to this role, Elizabeth held a variety of senior leadership roles in Finance, Global Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, and Pricing at Essity. Elizabeth graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Economics, and Certificates in Finance and Italian Language and Culture. She holds an MBA from Villanova University and has recently been recognized as a 40 Under Forty for Philadelphia and is last year’s ISSA Hygieia Network Rising Star. She currently resides in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area with her husband and two young children.

  • Patricia Cimino
    Patricia Cimino
    Patricia Cimino Coaching

    Patricia Cimino serves as a Professional Growth and Mindset Coach. Her journey into coaching began after a successful career in sales for Fortune 500 companies, a tech start up and small businesses. She was consistently recognized as a top performer, known for ability to build strong relationships through her exceptional interpersonal skills. Taking a leap of faith and leveraging her passion, philanthropy and business acumen, Patricia founded a socially conscious business that achieved product distribution in boutiques across the country with profits donated to build libraries of books for children in need in both South America and the United States.

    The fulfillment she achieved through making a difference and impact on others, set the launchpad for Patricia’s expertise over the past 11+ years as a powerful Professional Growth and Mindset Coach, Speaker and Trainer. Dedicated to empowering individuals to overcome internal obstacles and achieve their professional and personal goals. At the center of her work is the dedication to help leaders and teams elevate their emotional intelligence, leadership effectiveness and wellbeing so they can thrive. She is particularly skilled in speaking and leading groups through concepts to help them transform and meet their inherent potential.

    As a graduate of Loyola University School of Business, Professional Certified Coach, Certified Positive Intelligence Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and a Mindfulness Practitioner, Patricia combines a holistic blend of neuroscience, Positive Psychology strategies and eastern philosophies to help professionals slow down, listen and lead from their calm confident center. Patricia’s services include individual and group coaching, custom workshops and off-site/on-site retreats.

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