Welcome to WWCMA22! We’re so glad you can join us! Here’s what we have in store for you:

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Registration & Exhibit Hall

Your day of well-being begins with our conference check-in starting at 9:00 am. With your
conference badge and materials in hand, you can grab a cup of coffee, visit with exhibitors, and
find a seat with some old friends or make some new ones. Now, settle in for a great line-up of

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcome & Keynote Introduction

WWCMA Board Chair Kristie Howard welcomes attendees; Keynote introduction: Point32Health.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kristen Lee
Reimagining Resilience

Best-selling author, behavioral science expert, psychotherapist comedian, Dr. Kristen Lee kicks off the WWCMA22 Conference with a keynote presentation that addresses vital issues we’re all facing around anxiety, stress/burnout and the need to build resilience in the workplace and beyond.

Reimagining Resilience: Micro-strategies to help you stay agile, mindful, and connected

In 2019, even pre-pandemic, the World Health Organization recategorized burnout as an occupational risk, citing the modern work place as erosive towards well-being. Given the perils within this “Age of Anxiety”, resilience can seem elusive, and out of reach. Yet, discoveries in modern brain science reveal that resilience happens by implementing micro-strategies: small steps that allow us to intentionally leverage protective factors to help us stay and do well.

In this eye-opening keynote, Dr. Kristen Lee, author of Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World, and award-winning educator, human resilience researcher, clinician and mental health activist-provides evidence-based strategies to help foster the mindsets, habits, and behaviors to reimagine resilience and leverage your sphere of influence to create cultures of well-being, psychological safety, and collective efficacy.

Themes include:

  • Ways the global mental health crisis impacts today’s work environment
  • Common myths of resilience and burnout that hinder individuals and organizations
  • How to avoid common behavioral traps and blind spots that limit human flourishing and fan the flames of burnout and demoralization
  • How modern brain science can help us adopt mindsets, habits, and behaviors to cultivate positive behavioral change towards individual and collective well-being
  • Building trust, psychological safety, and collective efficacy in relationships
  • The vital role of micro-strategies and science-based practices to protect and foster mental health

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
Break: Exhibit Hall & Book Signing

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM / Morning Session
Success Stories from Award-Winning Employer Wellbeing Initiatives

Join National Wellness Institute CEO Chuck Gillespie to learn about what local employers are doing to manage the wellbeing of their workforce. Chuck will moderate a panel of award-winner wellness program managers who will share key elements of their initiatives past, present and future. Gina San Giovanni will discuss how AAA Northeast improved financial wellbeing and pay equity during pandemic times and beyond; Hilary Glynn will outline what Eversource Energy did to address mental/emotional wellbeing as storm after storm challenged this highly regulated organization, and Julie Paris from Akamai Technologies will outline their successes with employee engagement in a hybrid workforce through strategic communications, ERGS and more.

Chuck Gillespie, CEO, National Wellness Institute

Hilary Glynn, Wellness Program Manager, Eversource Energy
Julie Paris, Wellness Program Manager, Akamai Technologies
Gina San Giovanni, Benefits Specialist, AAA Northeast

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch, Exhibit Hall & Book Signing

The noon lunch break provides a chance to catch up with friends old and new, and also features a book signing with our keynote speakers, PLUS an opportunity to visit our Exhibit Hall.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM / Afternoon Session I
Setting a New Course in Innovative and Holistic Chronic Condition Management

Join us for a deep dive into the art, science and technology of health improvement. This moderated panel discussion will feature two innovative companies who are taking a whole person approach to chronic condition management.

Philip Swayze, MS CWPM, VP of Health & Performance, HUB International
WWCMA Board Member

Amanda McGuill, FNP-C, CDCES, Senior Manager, Clinical Product, Omada Health
Carl Nehme, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Product Officer, Goodpath

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Break: Stretch, Exhibit Hall & Book Signing

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM / Afternoon Session II
An Exploration of the Ubiquity and Efficacy of Behavioral Telehealth and Telemedicine

The Covid-19 pandemic only widened the gap between people needing mental health services and those able to access them. This session will explore the rapid increase in consumer usage of telehealth and telemedicine, their efficacy verses in person therapy and a lively discussion on barriers and stigma associated with mental health in our country.

Philip Swayze, MS CWPM, VP of Health & Performance, HUB International
WWCMA Board Member

Thomas C. Hawkins, MD, MS, Senior Medical Director, Population Health and Analytics,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Laura Magnuson, VP of Clinical Engagement, Talkspace

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Keynote Speaker, Terri Trespicio
Unfollow Your Passion

You don’t want to miss our final keynote session with the incredibly insightful and entertaining Terri Trespicio! Terri is a TEDx speaker and author of Unfollow Your Passion. Terri’s lively and introspective talk will leave you contemplating today’s life decisions and energized for what tomorrow brings!!

Unfollow Your Passion: How to Reconnect in the Age of Resignation

The pandemic changed everything we thought we knew about work—what it looked like, where it lives. And we changed with it. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 4 million Americans left their jobs in November of last year—not only the highest number on record, but the highest since they started keeping records.

Whether you’ve been directly or indirectly impacted by the Great Resignation, it’s made us all question why we do what we do. In this compelling and timely keynote, Terri Trespicio, author of Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You (Atria/Simon & Schuster, December 2021)—whose TEDx talk has more than seven million views—gives us a fresh and much-needed perspective on our work and our lives so that we can reconnect to joy and meaning again.

Some of what Terri will cover:

  • What research shows about the difference between jobs and callings
  • Why the follow-your-passion advice hurts more than helps
  • Why you can stay in your comfort zone (and still grow)
  • The critical role boredom plays, and why it’s ok that you feel it
  • How to generate and maintain positive energy—without toxic positivity

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Happy Hour (Food/Drinks, Book Signing & Exhibit Hall)

We end the day with another book signing opportunity and visit to our exhibitors, table talk discussions on the topics of the day, and happy hour filled with friends, food and drinks. We’ve all been missing that oh-so-important social connection with our fellow humans; especially our fellow wellness-minded friends. We really hope you will stick around for the after party!