2017 Annual Conference Agenda at a Glance
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Conference Agenda

7:00 – 8:00am

Registration / Breakfast / Exhibit Hall

8:00 – 8:30am

Kick Off by Niraj Jetly, Conference Chair

8:30 – 9:15am

Morning Keynote Session

Everybody Loves a Challenge

Tad Mitchell, CEO

Well Right

9:15 – 9:30am

Networking / Exhibitor Trail Map

9:30 – 10:15am

Breakout Sessions – Employer Panels

Southeast Lounge

Establishing a Culture of Health
Maureen Daniels, Berkshire Health Alliance
Martha Gagnon, A.I.M. Mutual
Bridger McGaw, athenahealth
Cheryl Sweetman, Palmer Foundry

Northeast Lounge

Unique Challenges Faced by Wellness Programs
Jennifer Burt, Sheilds Health Care Group
Tori Kulungian, Kronos Incorporated
Lynn Lavorgna-Landry, Maine Health
Donna Madden, Town of Bolton

Central Atrium

Employee Engagement Strategies
Carolyn Ballard, Cambridge Health Alliance
Maureen Giggey, Dassault Systemes
Cara Lamakina, Sunlife
Barry Rock, BMC HealthNet Plan

10:15 – 10:30am

Networking / Exhibitor Trail Map

10:30 – 11:15am

Breakout Sessions – Employer Panels

Southeast Lounge

Strategies for Wellness Champions
Phonz Aguh, Gandara Center
Joanna Aronica, Maine Veterans
Laura Bosse, Geiger
Jennifer Forbes, Babson College

Northeast Lounge

Role of Incentives in Employee Engagement
Bob Espindola, Town of Fairhaven
Glen Haskell, New Balance
Anna Lyons, Alegeus
Cindy Yetman, City of Amesbury

Central Atrium

Triggering and Measuring Behavior Change
Tom Doane, Avidia Bank
Karen Hewitt, Raytheon
Chris Mar, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Julie Paris, Akamai

11:15 – 11:30am

Networking / Exhibitor Trail Map

11:30am – 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Southeast Lounge

Work as a Social Determinant of Health: Planning Your Wellness
Program for Equitable Engagement

Claire Santarelli, Department of Public Health

Northeast Lounge

Wellness That Sticks: The Power of a Group Learning
and Accountability Model

Josh Bernoff, Wellness Campaign

Central Atrium

The Landscape of Personalized Nutrition Platforms
Gil Blander, Inside Tracker

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch / Exhibit Hall

1:00 – 1:45pm

Afternoon Keynote Session

Importance of Nutrition

Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D.

Cardiologist, Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, and Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

1:45 – 2:00pm

Networking / Exhibitor Trail Map

2:00 – 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions – Employer Case Studies

Southeast Lounge

Increase Wellness Engagement by Leveraging Behavioral Economics
Kathleen Nelson, Signature Healthcare

Northeast Lounge

Reaching the Hard to Reach Employee
Pam Faccone, Prudential

Central Atrium

Creative Incentivizing – Success Stories from the Trenches
Susan Glover, CDM Smith

2:30 – 2:45pm

Networking / Exhibitor Trail Map

2:45 – 3:15pm

Breakout Sessions

Southeast Lounge

The HERO Scorecard: Not Just a Benchmarking Tool!
Conna Crummey, Mercer
Nancy McCarrick, Mercer

Northeast Lounge

Foods for Optimal Productivity
Michael McCarthy, Power Speaking Coach

Central Atrium

What is a Culture of Health?
David Martin, Mass Health Council

3:15 – 3:30pm

Exhibitor Trail Map Winners & Raffle Winners

3:30pm – 4:00pm

2017 WorkWell Awards Ceremony

Archana Kansagra

Awards and Recognition Committee Chair


Closing Remarks

Kristie Howard, CEBS, CWWPC

Board Chair

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