Headspace Health helps organizations make the workplace a source of mental health strength and support. By giving employees the tools they need to take care of their minds, we’re stopping daily stress from building into serious cases of anxiety and depression, and solving problems of lost productivity and absenteeism at the same time. We focus on building healthy routines that last a lifetime across the spectrum of mental health and wellbeing needs, from promotion and prevention to therapy and psychiatry, guiding people to the proper care at the right time.
Teladoc Health was founded on a simple, yet revolutionary idea: that everyone should have access to the best healthcare, anywhere in the world on their terms. Today, we’re delivering on our mission by providing whole-person virtual care that includes primary care, mental health, chronic condition management and more. With over 50M visits, 85M consumers with access to our platform, and coverage in 175 countries across 40 languages, Teladoc Health is partnering with insurers, employers and health systems to transform how people access and experience healthcare around the world.
BetterHelp is the world’s largest online therapy service, facilitating millions of video sessions, voice calls, chats, and messages between therapists and members every month. Since 2013, their network of over 30,000 licensed, accredited, and board-certified therapists have helped more than 4,000,000 people face life’s challenges and improve their mental health.
Mind Share Partners is a national nonprofit changing workplace mental health culture so employees and organizations can thrive. We focus on two program areas. Our movement building program includes thought leadership and content, campaigns, partnerships, and a virtual community to support mental health ERG leaders. We also provide custom workplace mental health training, strategy and advising, and transformation solutions—–this area also serves as the R&D engine informing our movement building activities.
Our client roster spans industries and sizes and includes organizations like BlackRock, Genentech, Morrison & Foerster, Pinterest, Tinder, and Yahoo. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are intrinsically tied to mental health; that lens is core to our work and activities.
Mind Share Partners runs two columns in Forbes and Thrive Global and publishes articles in Harvard Business Review. Mind Share Partners has been featured in prestigious media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, Good Morning America, Fast Company, and Bloomberg, among many others. Learn more at www.mindsharepartners.org.
Currently 1 in 6.8 people have experienced mental health problems in the workplace. We are at a critical juncture – the time to shake up workplace mental health is now. Employee Mental Health 2023 will unite HR and employee benefits leaders from multiple industries to spread awareness, tackle key challenges together, and overhaul the current offering and mindset around employee mental health.
Global and national organizations at the forefront of employee mental health support will showcase the challenges and triumphs that helped to position themselves at the top of the field, including Amazon, Manulife, Mental Health America, Walmart, and more. Learn how the experts are revolutionizing employee mental health, and reimagine your own employee mental health systems for the better.
The time for action is now – through mission-driven discussions, Employee Mental Health 2023 will focus on facilitating long-term, sustainable cultural changes to how we approach burnout, stress, depression and overall employee mental health . Join case studies and interactive presentations, led by senior experts, on topics such as kick-starting cultural change, moving from box-ticking to action, personalization, what does success look like, and more.
“Everybody has mental health and every employer has an opportunity to invest in their employees’ well-being by creating a psychologically safe workplace. Challenging stereotypes, educating our workforces, and building communities that supports each other is the first step in removing barriers that otherwise limit our employees’ access to mental health resources.”
“As a result of the pandemic, the Mental Health of our employees and their families has become its own crisis. It’s our job as employers to help support them through it. Now more than ever, we need to ensure we have our finger on the pulse of the mental health of our employees and their families and look for creative ways to meet employees and families where they’re at.”
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Shawna M. Oliver is AVP and Head of Global Benefits & Wellness for Manulife Financial Corp. Oliver prides herself in challenging the status quo and has spent 23 years in the health care and benefits industry doing just that. Over this time, she has worked with key stakeholders spanning the ecosystem–as an underwriter, a consultant, within health technology, in operations, and currently at Manulife overseeing global benefits & wellness. Her breadth of experience uniquely positions her to push for evolution with confidence. Dr. Oliver holds her DBA from Drexel, an MBA from the University of Oregon, a BA from the University of Hartford, and a BS from Purdue.
Jesse Tamplen is the Vice President of Behavioral Health at John Muir Health. Jesse’s healthcare experience spans over 20 years as a clinician, innovator, and executive. He has led strategic plans, growth initiatives, start-ups, and quality and financial turnarounds of emergency, inpatient, and outpatient services. Jesse presents nationally on continuous improvement, culture change, healthcare operations, and behavioral health recovery and resiliency. He strives to inspire teams to embrace innovation by fostering accountability, cultural humility, psychological safety, and Collaboration.
Jesse served nine years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, he held multiple roles as Executive Director of Operational Excellence, Service Line Director of Children’s Mental Health, Practice Administrator for Child Development, Mental Health, and the Family Care HIV/AIDS Network, and Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services. Before those roles, Jesse was the Director of Lean and Continuous Process Improvement at UCSF Health. He held many positions over nine years as a clinician and administrator at the Telecare Behavioral Health Corporation, where he designed and started the
Willow Rock Center, an adolescent acute Psychiatry Health Facility in San Leandro, California. At Sutter Health, he was the Director of Behavioral Health for the Center for Psychiatry and developed the Psychiatric Response Team for the emergency department and medical floors, as well as the Partial Hospital Program.
Jesse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management by the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a past Board Member of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders. In 2023, Jesse was appointed to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Committee on Behavioral Health to advise AHA on advocacy positions, public policy issues, and behavioral health strategies.
Nicole Stelter, Ph.D., is the director of Behavioral Health at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with more than $22 billion in annual revenue serving 4.7 million members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets.
Stelter plays a key role in implementing Blue Shield’s Behavioral Health Reimagined strategy. She is also responsible for providing behavioral health and market/provider expertise across Blue Shield of California’s behavioral health initiatives, with a focus on commercial lines of business.
Stelter has more than 30 years of behavioral health experience, most recently serving as Kaiser Permanente’s director of National Strategic Customer Engagement, Specialty Consulting for Mental Health, and Health Equity. In this role, she led the company’s total workforce health portfolio, including providing internal and external consultation and product development for mental health, occupational health, wellness, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), and disability management services.
Stelter holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University-Dominguez Hills and she earned a PhD degree from Capella University in Minneapolis.
Stelter is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a clinical trauma professional, and holds certifications in community/organizational disaster mental health. Her clinical focus has been with the first-responder community (police and fire), and she served as a behavioral health officer in the California Army National Guard (State Guard/Reserves) from 2010 to 2015.
Bernie Wong (he/him) is a founding team member at Mind Share Partners—a national nonprofit organization that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. There, he serves as a Principal and the Senior Manager of Insights leading strategic transformation projects to create mentally healthy workplaces at organizations like BlackRock, Morrison & Foerster, Prudential, and more. Bernie also leads the curation, development, and institutionalization of the organization’s expertise and perspectives on workplace mental health. In 2019 and 2021, he co-led the development, writing, and design of Mind Share Partners’ two Mental Health at Work Reports. Bernie is a widely published author on workplace mental health, having written for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Dive, and more.
Prior to Mind Share Partners, Bernie spent his career dedicated to mental health across a variety of disciplines, including human-centered design at Hopelab, a social innovation lab for youth wellbeing; in education at Stanford Continuing Studies; and in editorial writing for the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Bernie also served as the Vice President and board member for Prism Foundation, a philanthropic organization that funds Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ students and organizations.
Bernie has a Master of Health Science (MHS) in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and in Sociology from UC Berkeley.
Cal Beyer partners with the SAFE Project in their mission to contribute in a tangible way to overcome the addiction epidemic in the United States. Using a collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach, their key initiatives focus on SAFE Campuses, SAFE Communities, SAFE Veterans and SAFE Workplaces.
The former Vice President of Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing for Holmes Murphy & Associates, Cal has over 30 years of risk management and safety/health professional work experience in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. He has specialized in human capital risk management and has been a long-time influencer in workplace mental health. Cal is a member of the National Wellness Institute and holds the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) designation. He has been a leading voice for incorporating mental health, substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and wellbeing into inclusive, caring cultures in multiple industries. Cal was an inaugural member and multi-term co-chair of the Workplace Task Force National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2016. He serves on the Lived Experience Advisory Committee of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and on Advisory Boards for Goldfinch Health, Youturn Health, and MindWise Innovations. He is a former member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Center for Workplace Mental Health. He is a frequent presenter at various industry conferences and regular contributor to industry publications. Cal loves to spend time with his wife and five grown children. He is an avid fan of soccer and hockey and enjoys nature hikes whenever possible.
Cal helped launched the mental health & suicide prevention initiative in construction industry in 2014 as director of risk management for a construction firm. He helped the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) form the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention in 2016. He was recognized by CFMA for Outstanding Leadership in 2016 and Chairman’s Award in 2017. He was also recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2016 in the global construction industry and in 2022 by the National Association of Home Builders for Mental Health Advocacy.
Suzi Craig is the VP of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America. She is responsible for leading the strategic design and future direction of MHA’s workplace mental health programs. Suzi brings more than 20 years of experience leading strategic planning and entrepreneurial efforts, partnership and program development, and marketing and communications. Prior to joining MHA in 2023, Suzi was Chief Strategy Officer at Mental Health Connecticut (MHC), an affiliate of MHA. At MHC, Suzi built the infrastructure that created a robust community of partner and donor support, oversaw the successful launch of public-facing prevention programs, including the MHC’s workplace mental health program, championed the CT Parity Coalition, and led the organization’s strategic planning for seven years.
Prior to joining MHC, Suzi worked for Connecticut Public Broadcasting and Connecticut’s startup ecosystem. She began her career in book publishing in NYC. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, a certified yoga instructor, and has a certification from Cornell in organizational design.
Sabrina Mays-Diagne, J.D., is Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.’s (Otsuka) Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Officer. She leads Otsuka’s DE&I Office and the company’s global DE&I strategy and vision. Sabrina’s responsibilities include integrating DE&I goals into Otsuka’s business and people processes, collaborating across the organization to execute on a shared vision and strategy, and building out a matrixed team to drive DE&I across the enterprise.
Prior to her role as Otsuka’s DE&I Officer, Sabrina served as Associate General Counsel, leading a high-performing team of attorneys that provide in-house legal counsel to Otsuka global teams (i.e., Pharmacovigilance, Quality Management, Regulatory Affairs, and Medical Affairs). Sabrina collaborated across business practices and functions with global Otsuka leaders to drive innovative business solutions and to develop strategic plans to ensure organizational compliance with complex global laws and regulations.
Sabrina is a native Washingtonian and is married with 3 children. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate from James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Sabrina is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of Heritage Fellowship Church Stewardship Committee the Association of Corporate Counsel, Women of Color in Pharma, CABLIBR Global Leadership Network and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a Girl Scouts volunteer. She served on the Otsuka Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable and as Corporate Secretary for the Otsuka Patient Assistance Foundation.
Dr. Chris DeCou is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and leads the Amazon Global Behavioral Health Team. His team is focused on reinventing behavioral health on behalf of Amazonians, and ensuring that all employees and their families have access to high quality mental health resources. Chris is also President of Amazon’s Mental Health and Well-being Affinity Group.
Chris is a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and earned his PhD at Idaho State University. He has authored and co-authored 44 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Prior to becoming a psychologist, Chris has worked as an Alaskan wilderness guide and first responder. When not at work, Chris enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, reading obscure books, and gardening at his home in North Bend, Washington.
Dr. Udall is Chief Clinical Officer at Headspace, where she oversees coaching, therapy, and psychiatry to ensure clinical excellence in a multidisciplinary collaborative model. She was previously Chief Clinical Officer of Ginger, and has spent the last two decades helping individuals and groups make positive and enduring changes in their lives. At the cornerstone of her work is her belief in the power of relationships to help people heal and grow. Dr. Udall has worked in a wide range of settings, including residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs, university counseling centers, and private practice. She’s a licensed psychologist with a PhD from the University of Southern California and Pre- and Post Doctoral training from the University of Pennsylvania.
A passionate advocate for historically underserved communities, Kelly González is the Director
of Employee Experience, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Motive. In this role she is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the company to fulfill its commitment
to diversity and inclusion, and empowering employees with information and inspiration to excel
in their careers. Prior to working at Motive, Kelly spent 3 years at Tesla, Inc. as the Global
Diversity, Inclusion, and Internal Communications Manager. Before joining Tesla, Kelly spent 10
years at SolarCity as the Senior Director of People Empowerment, and played a key role in
developing the company’s culture and assisting in its IPO.
Kelly was honored with the Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Year Award from WomenTech
Network (2020) and played an instrumental role in company awards such as Best Places to
Work, Best Company for Diversity by Comparably, Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by
Human Rights Campaign and more.
Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Management at UC Davis.
Kelly also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of BraveWolf Productions, and sings
often with her family, in the car, and to the detriment of her coworkers in meetings.
Dr. Ronke Komolafe is an executive leader with over 15 years of healthcare experience creating business value through systemic programs, evaluation, strategic planning, market expansion, product development, and revenue generation. Dr. Ronke is the Board Chair and CEO of Integrated Physical & Behavioral Health Alliance, a business and market expansion Company that provides leadership and go-to-market strategies to healthcare and health IT Companies. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Integrated Health Magazine, a thought leadership magazine focusing on integrated health approaches to care delivery and digital health.
Dr. Komolafe is the Chair of the Mental Health Group of the Forbes Business Council, the Vice Chair of the American Association for Doctors of Behavioral Health, the Vice President of HIMSS South Texas Chapter, an Associate Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, a Thought Leader at Newsweek Expert Forum and She also serves as an Advisory Board Member and Associate Professor at Cumming Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health.
Dr. Komolafe has extensive experience in mental health IT, Medicaid, leadership, healthcare strategy, business development, integrated care, and healthcare regulatory affairs. Dr. Komolafe is known for her multi-dimensional perspective on integrated and mental health and her passion for health innovation and advancement.
Dr. Karen Doll is a Licensed Psychologist, Consultant, and #1 International Bestselling author of Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve with Ease. She has spent 25 years partnering with industry leading organizations and coaching professionals. Working at the intersection of personal well-being and professional development, she is committed to mental health advocacy and awareness in the workplace.
Karen is newly chairing the Global Human Flourishing at Work Network through Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program. The program’s research contributes to the broad question of how knowledge from the quantitative social sciences can be integrated with that of the humanities on questions of human flourishing and how best to carry out this synthesis of knowledge across disciplines. The Flourishing at Work Network’s mission is to promote flourishing at work and is committed to better understand the value of how bringing peer-reviewed science, research and interventions will benefit the world of work.
Dorianne Mason has worked for over a decade on issues related to women’s health across the lifespan, and currently leads the National Women’s Law Center legal, research, policy, and public education efforts on health equity. Throughout her career, she’s partnered with state and federal lawmakers, regulators, and officials; community members; health care providers; consumer advocates; researchers; and other health experts to effect change. Dorianne is an expert in coverage and access to health care, having worked in depth on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in New Mexico, and issues related to culturally responsive outreach and care for Black, Latinx, Indigenous and Asian-American communities across the country. Dorianne has experience examining and evaluating services important to women with multiple marginalized identities and identifying violations of law and other barriers to coverage. She has worked with state and federal advocates and regulators and provided direct representation to address systemic barriers to equitable care. As part of her work at the National Women’s Law Center, Dorianne identifies and prioritizes the needs and voices of underserved populations, in particular women who are low-income, women of color, and those facing multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination. Dorianne currently serves on the Women’s Committee for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation and has served as a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow and a Sargent Shriver National Center of Poverty Law Racial Justice Fellow.
Tara Davis is Director of Internal Communications and Staff Wellbeing at the American Psychological Association. She uses a science-led, empathy-based approach to weave together internal communications and holistic wellbeing initiatives to impact employee mental health and wellbeing AND organizational success. With more than a decade of experience utilizing research, measurement, and employee voice to cultivate healthy workplaces, Davis is a thought leader in employee wellbeing, internal and executive communications, mental health in the workplace, and employee engagement. She strategically produces communications, programs, and initiatives that energize employees and tie their work to the organization’s mission, increase worker satisfaction and commitment to the organization, and encourage employees to live healthier, more meaningful lives. She advises executive leaders on crafting messaging and employee programming that meets the needs of employees, bridges the gap between the C suite and staff, and results in better organizational outcomes.
Davis has been an invited thought leader at National Public Radio, American Society of Association Executives, Ragan Communications, Amazon, Young Life, DC Public Schools, Grant Professionals Association, Furman University, the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives, Ireland’s Strategic Magazine and Internal Comms Pro podcast, among others.
Deborah Olson leads the workforce mental health and well-being strategy designs at Genentech and is at the forefront of shaping business strategies that enhance the holistic well-being of the organization’s US-based workforce.
With a profound commitment to fostering purpose, connection, and health among employees, Deborah has garnered accolades for her visionary leadership. Genentech, under her guidance, recently achieved a perfect score on Mental Health America’s workforce mental health assessment, in addition to the prestigious Silver Award in the Brandon Hall Group 2023 HCM Excellence Awards for ‘Best Advance in Predictive Analytics’ in the Future of Work category.
Deborah’s expertise extends beyond the accolades she has earned; it lies in her ability to create high-performance and inclusive work environments where employees and teams prioritize mental health and well-being, and can thrive.
For over 20 years, Crystal has served as a “go to” attorney
advisor for human resources, health care, legal and business
professionals. Her practice involves settling single plaintiff
actions and defending employer practices and liabilities. Crystal
enjoys leading workplace training courses, participating in
policymaking think tanks, and contributing to publications and
conferences that focus on artificial intelligence, electronic data
and privacy matters, employee lifecycle challenges, diversity and
inclusion program development, and more. She is a recognized
HR/employment law expert whose advice is sought by California
policymakers and workplace leaders nationally.
Merrill leads inclusive policy and advocacy for Elevance Health. She works collaboratively with
advocates, community leaders, and stakeholders to ensure the diversity of individuals and personal
experiences inform Elevance Health’s health benefits approaches and healthcare programs. Ms.
Friedman advances the integration of the independent living philosophy, self-determination, lived
experience, and person-centeredness along with the National Advisory Board (NAB) on Improving
Healthcare Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities six foundational principles throughout
policy, programs, individual interactions, and business practices. In addition, she leads strategic
partnerships with national and local organizations to advance access, health equity, and inclusive public
Previously, Ms. Friedman was interim director at a nonprofit foster care agency serving children and
adolescents who experienced severe neglect and abuse. She also served as president and chief
executive officer of a private organization that owned and operated residential treatment facilities, group
homes and home and community-based services in several states for adolescents with mental health
conditions, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Ms. Friedman has served on numerous national boards and commissions. She was appointed by
President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities and by
Governor Jennifer Granholm to the MI Statewide Independent Living Council where she served as Board
Chair. Currently, Ms. Friedman serves on the board of directors for Mental Health America (MHA), the
National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), the Institute for Exceptional Care (IEC), and EveryLife
Foundation, and is an Advisory Board member for Uplift and ADvancing States’ MLTSS Institute.
Nabomita Dutta is SVP of Commercial Strategy and Partnerships for the US Group Health business at Teladoc Health, with responsibility for go-to-market strategy and growth across lines of business and partner channels. She has over fifteen years of experience at the intersection of healthcare and technology via prior roles at UnitedHealth Group, Oscar Health, and Uber Health across strategy and business development, and consulting engagements with CVS Health and Kaiser Permanente. Nabomita received an MBA from the University of Michigan and Bachelors’ degrees in chemical engineering and Economics from U.C. Berkeley.
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