The Opioid Epidemic... Is Your Workplace Prepared?

The Opioid Epidemic. . . Is Your Workplace Prepared?
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Lynell Meeth, SPHR, MSHR, SHRM-SCP

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Lynell’s human resource experience spans over 20 years of consulting with managers, HR professionals, and executives in areas such as talent development, performance management, engagement and retention, assessments, mergers/acquisitions, employee relations and investigations, succession planning, and diversity initiatives. She is an experienced trainer in management and professional development, harassment, interviewing, diversity, metrics, and HR compliance.

Julie Stich, CEBS

Associate Vice President
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

As an employee benefits expert, Ms. Stich closely follows emerging employee benefits issues and trends, ensuring that the Foundation’s 33,000 members, who represent more than 25 million lives, are informed. Ms. Stich regularly speaks on health care, retirement and other employee benefit topics and has been quoted by numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, MSN and ABC News. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is involved with the Society of Actuaries Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks.

James John O’Donnell III, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy, Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Pharmaconsultant, Inc.
Vice President, Research and Development

James John O’Donnell III, MS, PhD, is a chemist and research pharmacologist. He is an Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University, where he teaches pharmacology in the Chicago Medical School and the College of Pharmacy. Dr. O’Donnell is a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He has particular interests in analytical toxicology, pharmacokinetics, computational research in pharmacology, and microbiome research. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology from Rush University Medical Center-Chicago. He is a Co-Editor of O’Donnell’s Drug Injury IVth Edition. Dr. O’Donnell consults in drug injury, analytical toxicology, and other related issues; and he has testified and consulted in drug testing matters in Wisconsin.

Randall Kratz, MS, LCSW, LPC

Senior Account Manager
FEI Behavioral Health

Randall is an account manager and workplace behavioral health problem-solver. He is licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in state of Wisconsin and his specialties include: conflict management, inter-personal communication, drug-free workplace, harassment prevention, stress management, group facilitation, trainer and coach.

Stephanie Riesch-Knapp

Employee Benefits Consultant
R&R Insurance

As part of the third generation of the Riesch family, Stephanie is actively involved in sales and leadership roles within the agency. Her experience in the property & casualty arena supports the agency’s core objective to deliver Employee Benefits and Workers Compensation total risk solutions.

Maureen Joy

Health Care Specialist
Occupational Therapist
R&R Insurance

Maureen enjoys working with clients to create risk-prevention programs in the workplace. Additionally, Maureen coaches clients on incident prevention, post-injury response, injury recovery process, supervisory training, all with the end goal of early return-to-work and a reduction in lost time. She enjoys helping customers see the possibilities for proactive actions.

Keith E. Kopplin

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Keith’s practice focuses on employment litigation and employment law matters. Keith assists clients in resolving wage and hour class and collective actions, defending employment discrimination claims, responding to government audits, and improving workplace policies and procedures. He also provides day-to-day counseling to employers regarding a wide range of human resource matters including discipline and discharge decisions, the Wisconsin and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, wage and hour practices, and workplace accommodations.