NBGH Workforce Strategy 2017
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Discovery Hall

Workforce Strategy 2017: Engaging for Change

September 26-28, 2017   |   Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX

Keynote Speakers

Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold is Chairman and CEO of Sharecare, a health and wellness engagement platform he founded with Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications. Sharecare’s ultra-personalized and comprehensive platform helps consumers connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need by building each user a unique, dynamic health profile where they can access all of their health resources in one place.

Laura Putnam, MA

Author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), Laura Putnam is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion whose work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR.

Shawn E. Leavitt

Shawn Leavitt is the SVP of Global Benefits for Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal ("Comcast") — one of the world’s largest media + technology companies. In this role, Shawn and his team are responsible for delivering programs that support the company’s 126,000 employees.

Nina McQueen

Nina McQueen is the Vice President of Benefits and Employee Experience at LinkedIn - the world’s largest professional network. In this role, she leads the Benefits & Perks, Wellness, Global Mobility, and the Employee Experience teams. Collectively her teams create an exceptional employee experience.

Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Dr. Mehmet Oz has won six-time Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received numerous patents, and participates in more than 50 heart surgeries per year.

William J.T. Strahan

Bill Strahan is Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Comcast. In his role, he has responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources including talent, compensation, benefits, learning, employee, and labor relations. Bill has been involved in various aspects of Human Resources work for almost 30 years.



Lesli Marasco
Director, Benefits

Cecilia García Schinkel
Director, Health & Wellbeing LACC; Global Total Rewards & Learning, GTRL
American Express

Stephanie Pronk
Senior Vice President, Health & Benefits

Kim Kivimaki
Director, Colleague Wellbeing

Jennifer Benz
Benz Communications

Angie Villamaria
Director of Associate Wellness
Centura Health

Claire Levitt
Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations
City of New York

Lauren Gemberling
Senior Manager, Health Engagement

Vickie Strickland
Director – Health Strategy & Resources
Delta Air Lines

Prashant Srivastava, PhD
President and Co-Founder
Evive Health

Dina Pon
Assistant VP of Human Resources

Katie Bertani
Medical Absence Program Manager
GE Oil & Gas

Samuel Peik, MD
Global Health Advisor

Brent Pawlecki, MD
Chief Health Officer
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Lou Ann Hutchison
Managing Director of People & Culture Operations
Grant Thornton

Paul Scialla
International WELL Building Institute

Christine Fossaceca
Executive Director, Work-Life and Wellness
JPMorgan Chase

Maria Dee
National Director for Workforce Wellness
Kaiser Permanente

Rita Reslow
Director of Benefits
Kronos Incorporated

Kathy Farmer
Kathy Farmer
Senior Director, Global Benefits
Levi Strauss & Co.

Wendy Lynch, PhD
Lynch Consulting

Cathryn Gunther
Vice President, Global Population Health
Merck & Co., Inc.

Kimberlee Johns
Director Employee Benefits
Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Thomas Armani
Director Global Benefits
Mosaic Company

Laura Putnam
Motion Infusion

Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson
President & CEO
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Kristen Craft
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Ovia Health

Erik Sossa
Vice President, Global Benefits and Wellness
PepsiCo, Inc.

Kristina Bignoli
Wellness Program Manager
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Harjinder Singh
Director, Workforce Strategy
Royal Bank of Canada

Susan Rodriguez
Global Benefits Director
Staples Inc.

Debra Wasserman
Director, Compensation & Benefits

Alison Crawford
Head, Employer Resource Group, Parenting@Uber

Ian Dunning
Ian Dunning
North America Service Delivery Director, Workplace & Travel Services

Grady Arnold
Grady Arnold
Director of Benefits
Vail Resorts

Tal Gilbert
Tal Gilbert
Vitality Group USA

David Hoke
Senior Director, Associate Health and Wellbeing
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Michael Maluccio
General Manager
Weight Watchers Health Solutions

Phil Fiero
SVP of Analytics

Amy Green
Sr. Coordinator, Team Member Benefits & Business Processes
Whole Foods

Ed Mactas
Ed Mactas
Senior Consultant
Willis Towers Watson

Shelly Wolff
Senior Health Management Consultant
Willis Towers Watson


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