Speakers and Sessions

Keynote: How Can Employers Help to Advance Health Equity?

Lisa A. Cooper

Lisa A. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Founder and Director; James F. Fries Professor of Medicine; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and Urban Health Institute; Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health

A Systems-Based Approach to Achieving Health Equity in Well-Being Programs

Bruce Sherman

Bruce Sherman, M.D.
Medical Advisor; Adjunct Associate Professor
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions; University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Preethi Pratap

Preethi Pratap, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Emily Stiehl

Emily Stiehl, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Empowered Refusal: The New Science of How to Say No That Puts You in Charge of Your Life

Vanessa Patrick

Vanessa Patrick, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, Executive Director of Doctoral Programs (PhD/DBA) & Bauer Professor of Marketing
Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

How Good Strategy Can Take Your Workforce Mental Health Efforts to the Next Level

David W. Ballard

David W. Ballard, Psy.D., M.B.A.
Founder and Principal
GhostNote Consulting

The Need for FUNdamental Skills Training for Effective, Equitable and Sustainable Health Promotion

Dayna Gowan

Dayna Gowan, M.P.H.
Senior Health and Wellness Manager and Consultant/Speaker, Improvisor, Facilitator of Fun
Improvly Speaking

Jesse Greenfield

Jesse Greenfield, M.P.H.
Founder, Director of Programming & Facilitator-in-Chief
Kaleidoscope Training Center



Do Workplace Health Promotion (Wellness) Programs Work? What Does the Latest Research Tell Us?

Ron Z. Goetzel

Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Workplace Culture

Jennifer Salaverri

Jennifer Salaverri
Health Promotion Specialist - Mindfulness
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Richard Safeer

Richard Safeer, M.D.
Chief Medical Director, Employee Health and Well-being
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Meeting the Needs of Many: Health Promotion and Health Equity in Ever-Changing Environments

Tralonda Triplett

Tralonda Triplett, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director of Operations
Institute for Successful Leadership, Inc.

Nature for All: Increasing Access to Nature Among Diverse Populations

Jay Maddock

Jay Maddock, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Health and Nature; Regents Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Houston Methodist Research Institute; Texas A & M University

Jennifer D. Roberts

Jennifer D. Roberts, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Associate Professor; Director of Public Health Outcomes and Effects of the Built Environment Laboratory; Co-Director of NatureRx
University of Maryland

The Journey of National Native Networks: Past, Present and Future

Chiharu Kato

Chiharu Kato, M.A., Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Michigan Public Health Institute

Heather Medicine Bear

Heather Medicine Bear, M.P.H.
Manager, National Native Network
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Going Beyond Bias to Break the Labeling Cycle of Patient/Client Resistance to Lifestyle Improvement

Michael Arloski

Michael Arloski, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder
Real Balance Global Wellness Services Inc.

Intentionally Infusing Cultural Humility to Support Social and Emotional Wellness of Marginalized Populations

Reyna Gilmore

Reyna Gilmore-Gordon, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd

Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd, Dr.P.H., M.S., M.P.H.
Rasmussen University

Mastering Menopause: Creating a Cross-Cultural Inclusion Approach to Positively Impact Your Aging Workforce

Lana M. Saal

Lana M. Saal, Ed.D.
Well-being Innovator and Chief Executive Officer
The VitHealthity Group

The Role of Managers in Supporting Proactive Mental Health

Judd Allen

Judd Allen, Ph.D.
Human Resources Institute, LLC

Virtual Mindfulness-Based Training for a High-Stress, High-Burnout Workforce

Bobby Russell

Bobby Russell, D.P.T.
Physical Therapist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Martha Shepherd

Martha Shepherd, D.O., M.P.H.
Chief Medical Officer; Medical Director
Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Teacher Health Plan; Vanderbilt Health at MNPS

Keynote: Health Equity, Cultural Competency and the Impact on Patient Health

Nwando Olayiwola

J. Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., M.P.H.
Founder and CEO; Chief Health Equity Officer & SVP; Adjunct Professor
Inspire Health Solutions, LLC; Humana, Inc.; The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Empowering Worksite Well-Being Through Lifestyle Medicine

Deanna Duffy

Deanna Duffy, M.P.H.
Wellness Manager
Case Western Reserve University

Elizabeth Click

Elizabeth Click, D.N.P, N.D., R.N.
Medical Director; Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University

Leveraging EHR/HRIS Data to Inform Clinician Well-Being Programs

Aubrey Rhodes

Aubrey Rhodes, Ph.D. Candidate
Clinical Psychologist Consultant
Atalan Tech

Xi Hu

Xi (Sisi) Hu, Ph.D.
Program Fellow of the Labor & Worklife Program
Center for Labor & a Just Economy, Harvard Law School

Pap-a-Thon: Planning a Women's Health Event in Your Community

Beth Sieloff

Beth I. Sieloff, M.P.H.
Public Health Specialist, Cancer Prevention and Control Programs
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

From Addiction to Advocacy: Fostering a Supportive and Inclusive Workplace for Employees With Substance Use Disorder

Isabelle Wettergren

Isabelle Wettergren, M.A.
Workplace Wellness Consultant, Trainer, & Recovery Coach

Presence: Time and the Path of Wholeness

Joel Bennett

Joel Bennett, Ph.D.
Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS)

The Future of Workforce Well-Being Is Leadership

Marissa Kalkman

Marissa Kalkman, M.S.
Learning Consortium Manager
Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine

Centering Men in Mental Health Promotion Efforts - From Program Planning to Implementation and Evaluation

Susan Milstein

Susan Milstein, Ph.D., M.A.
Lead Consultant
Milstein Health Consulting

Financial Wellness From the Financial Services Sector

Sam Dolezal

Sam Dolezal, Ed.D., M.S.E, M.S.
Wellbeing Officer
Union Bank & Trust

WELL Empowered: The Effectiveness Of a Digital Health Application on Driving Engagement and Health Behavior Change for Members With Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Laura Hagopian

Laura Hagopian, M.D.
Medical Director

Robert Espinosa

Robert Espinosa, M.B.A.
Senior Director of Health Outcomes

Rachel Depperschmidt

Rachel Depperschmidt, M.P.H.
Director, Population Health & Quality Improvement
Church Health

Ray Sawyer

Panel Facilitator
Ray Sawyer
Director, Community Health Partnerships

Special Plenary—Pride, Prejudice and Medical Progress: The Journey to LGBTQ+ Health Equity

Jessica Halem

Jessica Halem, M.B.A.
Senior Director
Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative, University of Pennsylvania

Keynote: Addressing Tectonic Partiality in Medicine and Healthcare

Michelle Albert

Michelle A. Albert, M.D., M.P.H.
Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology and Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Admissions; Director
University of California, San Francisco; UCSF School of Medicine; CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE (NURTURE Center)

Building Effective Health Communication and Community Engagement Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Racial and Ethnic Communities

Calondra Tibbs

Calondra Tibbs, M.P.H.
Trifecta Advising, LLC

Sheree Keitt

Sheree Keitt, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Director, Vaccine Equity
Community Catalyst

Veteran-Specific Health Promotion

Christi Sherrill

Christi Sherrill, M.P.H.
Program Manager
Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health

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