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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 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

Track 1

Establishing a Culture of Health
Maureen Daniels, Berkshire Health Alliance
Martha Gagnon, AIM Mutual
Bridger McGaw, Athena Health
Cheryl Sweetman, Palmer Foundry

Track 2

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

Track 3

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

Track 1

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

Track 2

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

Track 3

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

Track 1

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

Claire Santarelli, Department of Public Health

Track 2

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

Josh Bernoff, Wellness Campaign

Track 3

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

Track 1

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

Track 2

The Evolution of Wellness at Prudential
Pam Faccone, Prudential

Track 3

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

Track 1

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

Track 2

David Martin, Mass Health Council

Track 3


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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