2022 Corporate Health & Wellness Summit
January 13-14, 2022 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA

2022 Corporate Health & Wellness Summit








COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.
About the Conference

Many organizations are recognizing that corporate wellness plans are an essential component of their benefit packages for recruitment and retention, and a healthier, more productive and motivated workforce. With the country in various phases of reopening, many of the recent changes are likely to remain for the foreseeable future. Corporate wellness providers must embrace these changes, expand their offerings, and develop more robust programming to engage remote employees.

As these programs continue to evolve, companies are actively looking for ways to make their plans more creative, effective and comprehensive. This conference will provide insights and perspectives on the journey from introducing a wellness plan to making it a long-term sustainable program, focusing on employees’ physical, financial, mental, emotional and social well-being. These programs have become an increasingly widespread strategic tool to educate and motivate employee awareness of good health while simultaneously reducing healthcare related expenses for the organization as a whole.

Hear from forward thinking organization that have successful wellness programs that minimize healthcare costs and improve the health and well-being of their employee population, and create healthy workplaces that are diverse, productive and resilient. Gain tools and resources to assist you and your organization in creating a culture of wellness that stems from the top down, is embedded in your company’s strategic vision, and its importance is communicated throughout the company. The program will cover the most up-to-date trends, best practices and innovations in corporate health and wellness, and solutions to sustaining engagement, enhancing productivity, and promoting healthy behaviors and increasing ROI.

Who Should Attend?
From Employers/Health Plans/Health Systems/Hospitals:

  • CEO’s
  • CMO’s
  • CFO’s
  • Wellness
  • Benefits Managers
  • Employee Wellness
  • Human Resources
  • COO’s
  • Wellness RN
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Health Coaching
  • Total Rewards
  • Medical Directors
  • Disease Management
  • Health Management
  • Safety
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Corporate Care
  • Productivity
  • Risk Management
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Health Management

Also of interest to Vendors and Solution Providers

Conference Agenda

Day One – Thursday, January 13, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

8:15am – 9:00am
Keynote – Humanizing Business. Igniting Human Potential. – The Art of the Possible

In this session, keynote speaker, Lonnie Mayne, shares the powerful message of “Red Shoes Living” based on 30 years of executive leadership working with the most prominent brands in the world. Learn the secrets to creating Red Shoes Experiences, creating Red Shoes leaders, and catapult your organization’s success and change the lives of your team. Lonnie Mayne created this philosophy more than 20 years ago and has worked with some of the top brands in the world including Nike, Bose, Saks Fifth Avenue, Microsoft, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Transamerica, Point Click Care, CBRE, Colliers, Denny’s, GOCA, McDonald’s, Impartner, Inc., Montage, The British Citizen Awards, Express, Enterprise and many more. You will learn what the top-level executives are doing to personalize their day-to-day interactions to create next-level performance in their leaders and teams. Lonnie will inspire and challenge you to thread the Red Shoes Living philosophy into your current culture in order to create “The Art of the Possible.” Red Shoes Living is a unique, immediately impactful and meaningful concept which inspires every individual to stand out for the positive in how they work, and how they live. It’s about creating high-level performance organizations and changing lives. The concept is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and produces lasting, measurable results that are unmatched by any other program. Today, companies are lining up to bring this message to their employees because it has an instant influence on the customer experience, company culture, leadership performance and the way people live their lives – the magic that makes it so special. There has never been a better time than now to hear this message.

Lonnie Mayne
Chief Executive Officer – Founder
Red Shoe Living, Inc. 

9:00am – 9:45am
Engaging Employees in their Health and Wellness

Employees in good health are more likely to deliver optimal performance in the workplace. Healthy employees not only have better quality of life—they also benefit from having a lower risk of disease, illness and injury, as well as increased work productivity and a greater likelihood of contributing to their communities. Beyond helping workers uphold work-life balance and improve overall health, organizations are exploring additional wellness benefits such as recognition, paid time off, leadership training, and community volunteer projects that improve both well-being and overall engagement in the workplace. This session will explore ways to engage employees in elements of a comprehensive corporate wellness program.

Kent Carter, SHRM-SCP
Director, Human Resources
The Marvin Companies 

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:15am – 11:00am
The Importance of Engaging Employees in Their Personal Well-Being During Difficult Times

There is no doubt, the past two years have been tough, and everyone has experienced a change in their personal well-being because of it. Not only did employees work through a global pandemic—they experienced a market crash on their personal investments, work and home life overlapped, the “unknown” caused mental and emotional strain and dependent care support was nonexistent. All of these challenges made it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so it became even more of our responsibility to provide additional resources and find new methods of engagement. This session will explore what recent years taught us about employee health behaviors, how to recognize what well-being benefits employees need and how to provide engagement opportunities during difficult times.

Jessica Domann
Advisor, Benefits, Total Rewards
Phillips 66 

11:00am – 11:45pm
Why Corporate Wellness Programs Need to Address Mental Health

Each year, one in five adults in the U.S. will experience mental illness. Yet only one in three who need help will get it. As a result, many people will either miss work or will get less done on the job. The latter is known as presenteeism, when people go to work while struggling with physical or mental health issues. This is why focusing on workplace mental health is so important for your bottom line. Companies who ignore emotional health do more than put their employees’ mental well-being at risk. If stressed, unhappy employees spread negativity throughout the organization, companies may find their complacency over their employees’ emotional health also puts their business at risk. This session will explore ways mental wellness can help employees thrive in the workplace, and how employers can help make it a priority.

Tracy Clemente
Manager, Benefits and HR Operations
Chegg Inc. 

11:45am – 12:30pm
How to Market Your Wellness Program

To reap the benefits of a robust wellness program—from decreasing absences to increasing productivity and improving overall health—it’s critical to promote your wellness program to create awareness and keep employees actively involved. With so many demands on our time and attention, it’s not surprising that employees don’t always participate in employer-sponsored wellness activities. In fact, only 60 percent of workers are even aware their employer offers a wellness program, and just 40 percent of that group actively uses their wellness benefits. Promoting healthy ideas for your staff can result in less time lost due to illness and higher productivity due to improved attendance and better staff morale. To get your employees active in a wellness program, you need to promote the idea of wellness and the benefits it has, both financially and in terms of health. This session will explore way to market employee wellness programs, increase employee engagement, and promote wellness programs to ensure they stay top of mind and keep employees revved up about health and wellness.

Susie Fotheringham, GBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director, Employee Benefits | HR
Scientific Games 

Lunch Break 

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Why Personalization Matters

Wellbeing is not a one-size-fits-all solution. What works for one employee may not be effective for another, and that’s okay! It’s important that your at-risk employees are open-minded and willing to try new approaches, but first the framework for success must be made available. Providing your employees with a suite of easily accessible tools to prevent, manage and possibly reverse disease tailored to their personal needs and preferences is essential to supporting your workforce on their behavior-change journey. This session will explore building a personalized wellbeing experience for each employee, including:

–    Monitoring well employees through annual HRA’s

–     Engaging employees through on-site clinics

–     Capturing disease states such as diabetes and high blood pressure early and manage through chronic disease management

–     Remove the barriers of managing MS, Crones, Autoimmune diseases and other high cost and life impact disease states economically via direct contracting locally and abroad for surgeries and Rx’s at no cost to patients.

–      Getting feedback

Tim Isenhower
Director of Benefits
HSM Solutions 

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel: Trends Shaping Corporate Wellness Programs

The past year has certainly brought on new wellness challenges in the workplace and beyond, but the year ahead brings exciting new trends for employers to consider. Improving your employee well-being program increases engagement, morale, productivity, and keeps your workforce healthy, in turn reducing the number of sick days. This session will explore trends to watch out for, including:

  • Increased flexibility in the workday
  • Activity during meetings
  • A broader approach to what health means
  • Financial wellness
  • Staying connected with coworkers


Monique Harty
Wellness Program Manager
U-Haul International 

Maile Kusano, MS
LivingWell Specialist | Total Rewards
Alliance Data 

Additional panelists TBA 

3:15pm – 3:45pm
Networking & Refreshments Break 

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Encouraging Corporate Wellness in the Remote Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life indefinitely. While the immediate changes are apparent, less is known about the lasting effects as we embark on the new normal. One of the biggest changes for Americans is the way we work. For years, most employees have commuted into offices or jobsites and spent their days surrounded by colleagues. Now, many employees are working from home, and their daily routines have been significantly altered. In addition to setting up a remote workspace and handling demanding jobs with children at home or in school a couple of days a week, many employees are isolated from their colleagues and struggling to maintain their well-being. The sudden shift in the work environment and the current health crisis have highlighted how critical it is to develop and maintain a healthy workforce. To do this, corporate wellness initiatives and program delivery must change to meet the times. This session will explore how employers can engage remote employees in corporate wellness programs.

Lola Chriss
Director of Benefits
Arcosa, Inc. 

4:30pm – 5:15pm
The Importance of Safety in a Wellness, and Creating a Safety Management Program

Beyond attracting and hiring qualified job candidates and onboarding and training staff into an organization, there are many steps that employers can take to promote both safety and the continued wellness and productivity of their workforce. A process to support and engage your workforce that focuses on safety and wellness can help employees adopt a healthier lifestyle, both at home and at the workplace. By considering employee safety and wellness holistically, business owners have exciting opportunities to reduce the potential for accidents, improve return-to-work outcomes and better manage overall medical costs. This session will explore promoting safety, including training and creating a safety management program.

Chris Macklin
Employee Services Executive Officer
South Metro Fire Rescue 

End of Day One

Day Two – , Friday, January 14, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap

8:15am – 9:00am
Evaluating Your Wellness Program: Are You Focusing on the Right Metrics?

Measuring return on investment can be costly for many employers, and research has shown that there are other, equally effective and more accessible ways to evaluate program effectiveness. When designing your comprehensive workplace wellness program, it is essential that you build evaluation into the process. If it is not considered right at the beginning, it will be hard to measure whether or not your initiatives are truly effective and worthwhile. Additionally, reporting the results of wellness programs are essential to influence the design of future programs and to gain leadership support. This session will explore metrics to evaluate wellness program success, including:

  • Financial outcomes
  • Health impact
  • Participation
  • Satisfaction
  • Organizational support
  • Productivity and performance

Vicki Barone
Fitness and Wellbeing Specialist
Equity Trust 

9:00am – 9:45am
The Industrial Athlete: Fitness in the Workplace and Why it Matters

Cardiorespiratory fitness and leanness as measured by body composition analysis (not BMI) are vital metrics for all individuals throughout life. VO2 max is not only relevant for elite athletes but rather is a global measure of fitness for all persons.  In 1900 ~99% of all deaths in the US were due to infectious disease; now >80% of our deaths are attributable to the New Morbidities of modifiable behaviors and lifestyle.  These non-communicable diseases (NCD) threaten to overwhelm our medical resources even in a time of “pandemic”.  Most “work injuries” in the 22nd century are “insufficiency” rather than “overload” injuries due to the generalized deconditioning of our population. Many Americans now spend the last decade of their lives in a nursing home or dependent on another’s care. Few remain vital and active over a lifetime. Fitness has significant benefit for individual employees: It is associated with reductions in all-cause mortality and delayed disability; reduced rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and certain cancers; reduced rates of anxiety and depression; weight reduction; improved recovery time and less illness; increased pain threshold; and empowerment & a sense of well-being. Fitness also has great value for the employer and larger society: We see an enhanced bottom line and profitability; reduction in healthcare insurance costs; declines in absenteeism and turnover; decreased injury rates including work related injuries and compensation claims; decreased injury related absences; improve job performance and productivity; hiring and retaining qualified employee; ROI of $2-6 for comprehensive fitness programs.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency, Program Director
Affiliate Asst. Professor, Div. of Env. Health Sciences
UMN School of Public Health
Corporate Medical Director
Xcel Energy

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:15am – 11:00am
Onsite and Digital Approach for Employee Well-being

Employers are always looking to engage employees and family members in this journey we call well-being. However, every employee and family member are unique within their journey and need different assistance and honestly all learn differently as well. Taking a multi-channel approach with many different communication touchpoints can continue to engage and empower employees and their families together in this well-being journey. This session will explore enhancing an onsite clinic by adding a personal health nurse while also implementing a virtual health coach option and a one stop shop application that has a well-being focus.

Jennifer Paisley
Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Operations
Valmont Industries, Inc. 

11:00am – 11:45am
Getting Executive Buy-In for an Employee Wellness Program

Employees want wellness benefits. Human resources managers hear it all the time. Whether in the form of more flexible work schedules, exercise programs, mental health resources, or financial benefits, employees want support in balancing their increasingly busy lives. Companies don’t have to be convinced of this need, as they have a court side view of the impact unwell employees have on business goals and objectives, from lower productivity to lower retention to disengagement. However, implementing a wellness program isn’t a one-step solution. It requires a culture shift, where the organization begins to emphasize employee well-being—not just as a standalone program, but in all of the policies, programs, procedures, and behaviors the company displays. The only way to make that change is with the buy-in of the most senior executives. This session will examine steps for gaining leadership buy-in.

Ryan Wolf
Physical Wellbeing Lead

11:45am – 12:30pm
A Culture Change Within a Medical Center Hospital System: Baylor College of Medicine’s BeWell

Employers are finally starting to understand that employee wellness can help achieve important business objectives, yet many companies still have not implemented an employee wellness program. So, if the potential benefits are so wonderful, why would any corporation not take advantage of a wellness program? The truth is that while it is important to have healthy, happy and engaged employees to improve productivity and lower health care costs, it’s not that easy to establish and maintain a wellness culture. Organizations that just “check the box” to offer wellness often end up terminating the program because they don’t see the results. Baylor College of Medicine’s wellness initiative, BCM BeWell, has created a holistic model of health and well-being to give the Baylor College of Medicine community resources to help them thrive while at work and at home. 2014, highly engaged BCM BeWell members helped create a $7+ million medical claims savings. In 2019, Baylor College of Medicine was a recipient of the C. Everett Koop National Health award for its work and results they have shown through their wellness initiative This session will explore important ways that organizations can implement a program that will not only be embraced by their employees, but will also become a part of their culture for years to come.

Jesse Gavin
Senior Wellness Manager
Baylor College of Medicine 

Conference Concludes

Workshop – Friday, January 14, 2022

12:45pm – 2:45pm
Workplace of the Future: Total Workplace Health

Traditional health and safety programs have been in place in American corporations since the 1970’s. As health care costs began to rise, health promotion programs sprang up. Total workplace health supports a more holistic-centered approach to the health and safety of workers. Interventions focus on both work-related safety risk prevention factors and health promotion. Total Worker HealthTM as a concept was introduced by the National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH) and trademarked in 2011. TWH interventions that address both injuries and chronic disease reduction can improve workforce health more rapidly and effectively than the alternative of separating more narrowly focused programs to change the same outcomes. Being certified in both Occupational Health Nursing and Health Coaching, our presenter has the precise expertise in integrating these two disciplines.
Learning Objectives:

  • Define Total Worker Health and employee population health management
  • Explain how providers can analyze data from OSHA, workers’ compensation insurance and employer-sponsored medical plans to better understand the full impact of Total Workplace Health
  • Analyze workforce wellness and health promotion programs from the historical perspective and examine emerging program goals for employers
  • List at least four workplace solutions that promote total workplace health, improve workplace productivity, and minimize medical spend

Shanna S. Dunbar, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Certified Health Coach
Workplace Health, Inc.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations from vendors received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year. There is no fee for Hospitals/Health Systems to cancel.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title
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