2023 Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference
Behind the Curtain: Examining the Business Case for Workplace Wellness
Larry Chapman, MPH, CWWPC
President & CEO, Chapman Institute
Larry Chapman, founder of Chapman Institute, has spent more than 35 years improving the health of employees and their family members and managing employee health costs. Larry has developed more than 1,000 employee wellness programs, including more than 200 wellness financial incentive programs. An internationally recognized expert and speaker on innovative health management interventions, Larry has published 13 books and more than 190 professional articles and columns.
Welcome to the 10th Annual Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference
Debra Wein, MS, RDN, LDN, NSCA-CPT, CWPD
CEO & Founder of Wellness Workdays
Debra founded Wellness Workdays in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience working in the health and wellness industry. She is a nationally recognized expert on health and wellness designing award-winning programs for organizations across the country. She is also the Program Director of the Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship, one of the largest nationally accredited programs in the United States, training future Registered Dietitians in the areas of worksite wellness and health promotion, nutrition and entrepreneurship, and nutrition communications and marketing. Debra holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutritional sciences and applied physiology from Cornell and Columbia Universities.
Workplace Wellness: Designing A Process to Promote Outcomes
Lauren Desmond, MS, RDN
Accounts Manager, OMC Wellness
Lauren Desmond earned a Bachelor's degree in International Business and went on to teach English as a second language abroad for five years. She then decided to pursue a second career as a registered dietitian. Lauren earned a Master's degree in Food and Nutrition and completed a dietetic internship at Framingham State University. Lauren's background in business and experience teaching support her in creating and strategizing effective wellness programs for client partners. In her free time, she likes to cook, travel, and spend time outdoors.
Level Up Employee Well-Being: Techniques to Help You and Your Team Alleviate Overwhelm and Prevent Burnout
President, Amy Ames Coaching
Amy Ames is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and brings 19 years of combined professional leadership consulting, training & human development programming, non-profit & volunteer management and coaching experience to her clients. Amy creates the space for individuals and organizations to re-align value systems with goals, uncover authenticity and examine and overcome obstacles so that they may transform and achieve goals.
Shifting Mindset for Optimal Workforce Productivity
Chris Guild, CHWC, MINT
Director of Training & Client Strategy, Wellness Workdays
Chris is the Director of Training and Client Accounts for OMC, A Wellness Workdays Company. He is responsible for the oversight of client company wellness programs from Maine to Florida and is also responsible for the training and development of health coaches with a specialty in teaching behavior change strategies. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has trained teachers, law enforcement officers, and healthcare providers in behavior change strategies across the country. He has a passion for helping engage employees in changing at-risk health behavior, improving employees' quality of life, and workplace productivity.
The Evolution of Employee Mental Health: Industry Panel
Senior Vice President, Columbia Construction
Bill Aaleurd, Vice President of Columbia, has over 30 years of experience in the building industry, specializing in strategic planning, business development, human resources, training, lean practices, and project management.
Benefits Director, New Balance
Glenn Haskell, Benefits Director for New Balance Athletics, has over 35 years of experience in managing employee benefits. Glenn is entrusted with maintaining the happiness of employees, whether it be through perks, benefits, or recognition and awards.
Health Coach, OMC/MBA
Jodi is a Health Coach who brings along an abundance of experience and knowledge in the field of health and wellness. Jodi is a health educator with a passion for motivating others to reach their wellness goals. Her career began in medical and public health academia and research. She has served in multiple roles in the public health setting and has extensive experience teaching, coaching, and educating on a wide variety of health topics. She is excited to join the OMC team and assist others on their health journey by helping them tailor a wellness plan that will encourage them to strive to reach their goals.
Best Wellness Employer Panelists
Vice president of Human Resources, Masonicare
As vice president of Human Resources, Anneliese supervises all aspects of HR, including recruitment, policy, compensation and benefits, resource management, and employee relations. She plays an important role in the implementation and administration of benefits and Wellness Program offerings at Masonicare, all with an eye toward helping our employees and their families live their best lives.
Manager of Compensation/Benefits/Systems, Seniorlink
Alexander has 9+ years of HR experience in the Healthcare industry. As Seniorlink’s Manager, Alex is responsible for building and implementing total reward strategies, programs and practices that align with Seniorlink’s business strategy, best positioning Seniorlink to succeed. With 10 years of experience in human resources within the health care industry, Alex brings new ideas and programs to Seniorlink’s Wellness 360 program, leading to Seniorlink being named a Best Wellness Employer each year since the program’s inception.