ADVISORY BOARD UK

LOUISE ASTON

LOUISE ASTON

Wellbeing Director
BITC
LOUISE ASTON

Louise started her career as a fashion buyer at Marks & Spencer and transitioned into campaigning by taking health into fashion to support the government’s national skin cancer prevention programme. As Creative Director at COI, she has led campaigns including World Mental Health Day, 5 A DAY and FRANK.

Since joining Business in the Community, Louise has campaigned to establish employee wellbeing as a core responsible business component and a strategic boardroom issue.

The campaign has produced ground breaking research, including a three-year national survey cycle of mental health at work through a line manager lens.

Under Louise’s leadership, BITC’s Wellbeing Campaign takes a whole person, whole system approach to supporting thriving people, thriving business and thriving communities.

The success of the campaign has been built on a collaborative approach with business, government and third sector partners.

In partnership with Public Health England, BITC has co-produced a suite of innovative, interconnected toolkits consolidating the best evidence, freely available resources and employer practice on topics including mental health, sleep and recovery, suicide, musculoskeletal health, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and physical activity, healthy eating and healthier weight.

She is a member of the following expert advisory boards:

  • Government Joint Work and Health Unit
  • NHS Healthy Workforce
  • What Works Centre for Wellbeing
  • Council for Work and Health
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PAUL CAUDWELL

PAUL CAUDWELL

HEALTH WELLBEING MANAGER
CO-OP
PAUL CAUDWELL

I have the great pleasure of leading the Co-op’s wellbeing team and has been evolving the Co-op’s approach to supporting the wellbeing of its c62,000 colleagues across retail, logistics, funeralcare and support functions since the team was first established in 2016. My team of 5 now leads on all Co-op wide wellbeing initiatives and manages all colleague benefits. Connected to our Co-op vision of co-operating for a fairer world, we are on a mission to make things fairer for our Co-op colleagues.

We’ve done a lot in the last 5 years and really have put wellbeing on the map at the Co-op where we’ve seen positive growth, year-on-year, of our colleagues feeling empowered to take control of their own wellbeing using the tools, products and services we provide. Now I want to use my experience to help others evolve their thinking and joining the mad world advisory board feels like a great way to do that.

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DR SHAUN DAVIS

DR SHAUN DAVIS

GLOBAL DIRECTOR COMPLIANCE & SUSTAINABILITY
ROYAL MAIL GROUP
DR SHAUN DAVIS

Dr Shaun Davis MA, MBA, MA, MSc, MA
Chartered FIOSH, FIIRSM, Chartered FCIPD, MIoD

A Chartered Fellow of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, a Fellow of The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Member of The Institute of Directors Shaun has a wide portfolio of responsibilities across the Royal Mail Group; his responsibilities include safety, health, wellbeing and sustainability.

Joining Royal Mail Group in September 2012 Shaun has led a number of improvement programmes across a range of areas – contributing to improvements in accident prevention and a reduction in road traffic collisions. Shaun has led an organisation wide attendance improvement programme as part of a broader wellbeing and health promotion agenda, with particular attention being paid to mental health, musculoskeletal issues and issues affecting an ageing workforce.

Prior to joining Royal Mail Group, Shaun worked in the construction, refurbishment, infrastructure and waste management sectors and led organisations to achieve significant improvements in performance – most notably achieving ISO:9001, ISO:14001 and OHSAS:18001 alongside British Safety Council ‘Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit’ across two FTSE listed organisations. Shaun has also led culture change programmes and achieved a variety of awards and accolades for the organisations he has worked in.

Shaun holds five Masters Degrees; an MA in Leadership & Culture Change, an MBA, an MA in Marketing & Innovation, an MSc in Workplace Health & Wellbeing and an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management. He also holds a Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring his research having explored the relationship between coaching, well-being and organisational culture. Shaun is currently studying towards a Master of Laws (LLM).

Shaun is a trained and experienced Board member, Chair, Trustee, and school governor. He is currently a Trustee of three charities; The Men’s Health Forum, The Rowland Hill Fund (Deputy Chair) and The Society of Occupational Medicine. He is also a member of the Business in the Community (BITC) Workwell Leadership Team and a Member of the National Forum on Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace. Shaun also acts as Vice Chair and Director of Strategy for the pan-European mental health campaign ‘Target Depression in the Workplace’ . Shaun was appointed as Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine in February 2018.

Voted as one of the 15 most influential in health and safety and a winner of The Institute of Directors ‘Director of the Year – 2018 ‘ award Shaun regularly contributes to contemporary debates and campaigns.

In 2019 Shaun was awarded The REBA (Reward & Employee Benefits Association) Vanguard Award for outstanding contribution to health and wellbeing.

He is a published author in a number of respected journals and practitioner publications.

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JONATHAN GAWTHROP

JONATHAN GAWTHROP

DIRECTOR HEALTH SAFETY & WELLBEING
EMCOR UK
JONATHAN GAWTHROP

Jonathan is an operational Director for leading FM Company EMCOR UK heading up a range of national UK customer portfolios. He acts in a senior advisory capacity to the Executive Board across the EMCOR UK Leadership Teams for Health & Safety and Wellbeing and is the chair of the organisations national Health & Safety Forum. Jonathan has an MSc in Behaviour Change for Health and Wellbeing where he has gained the knowledge and transferable skills required to critically evaluate and design interventions providing opportunities for people to change in a variety of practical workplace contexts. He is due to commence a PhD at the end of the year.

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LAURA HEARN

LAURA HEARN

OWNER, CO-FOUNDER
JIGGSY
LAURA HEARN

Laura Hearn is the founder of the globally recognised online platform, ‘Jiggsy’ which uses it’s unique creative tool ‘The Jiggsaw’ to connect people affected by an eating disorder and mental ill health. Alongside this, Laura shares her experience of recovery from anorexia and how she learnt to heal from the inside, after spending 7 months in an inpatient treatment centre in the US. She delivers bespoke workshops to companies, schools and organisations, developing confidence and identity from within. Laura is also TV News producer for the BBC, and speaks regularly about her own experience of working within a fast-paced and challenging environment. She uses her extensive knowledge within broadcasting, to remove the stigma of mental illness in the workplace, and to encourage leaders to realise the financial and moral benefits of putting wellbeing at the heart of everything they do.

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GARY HELM

GARY HELM

FOUNDER
OBOLIFE
GARY HELM

As the founder of obo (www.obolife.com) my focus is on the physical and emotional wellbeing of people in the workplace.

Through collaboration and co-creation with a coalition of experts across the supply chain I am able to deliver solutions that shape the changing workplace.

Workplaces that allow talent to flourish and for company cultures to be reflected. Places that provide commercially sustainable, long-term people focused solutions

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MARCUS HUNT

MARCUS HUNT

HEAD OF GLOBAL HEALTH SERVICES - EMEA
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
MARCUS HUNT

Marcus currently leads the EMEA Global Health Service team at Johnson and Johnson. This award-winning Occupational Health, Wellbeing programme underpinned by its HealthForce 2020 strategy supports 45,000 colleagues across the pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer business.

Marcus has diverse clinical and leadership experience. During the early chapter of his career he delivered direct employee care services as a musculoskeletal specialist in Occupational Health. During the last 10 years he transitioned into operational and strategic management of Occupational health and wellbeing services. More recently he has further focused his expertise by studying MSc Occupational Psychology.

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JONNY JACOBS

JONNY JACOBS

FINANCE DIRECTOR, EMEA
STARBUCKS
JONNY JACOBS

Jonny is an award-winning Finance professional who feels passionately about the role of mental fitness in the workplace. As a kid growing up in Glasgow facing life’s tough realities, Jonny uses the power of his lived mental health experience to champion the importance of mental fitness in business and beyond.

Prior to his current position as a Finance Director at Starbucks, Jonny was Strategy & Transformation Director at pladis, the global snacking business which brings together iconic brands including McVitie’s and Godiva. As the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative, which led to the national “Let’s Talk” partnership between McVitie’s and mental health charity, Mind.

Jonny is an advocate for mental wellbeing across many forums, and in 2019 he became a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. He is also an Advisory Board member of Mad World, a leading summit for mental health in business, and a Goalkeeper for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to accelerating progress towards the United Nations Global Goals.

Jonny’s vision is to create an environment where we truly support colleagues, friends, families and stakeholders, through challenging times and also promote positive mental fitness.

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FIONA KING

FIONA KING

HEAD OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
HS2
FIONA KING

Fiona qualified as a registered general nurse in 1995. Fiona spent her earlier nursing career working in cancer and palliative health and worked in Ireland, Australia & Saudi Arabia before specialising in Health & Safety and Occupational Health.
Fiona completed her Diploma in Health, Welfare at Safety at Work from UCD Ireland in 2001 and completed her Diploma & MSc in Occupational Health at the University of Surrey in 2011.

Fiona has worked since 2003 in a variety of different industries such as car manufacturing, utilities and beverages as an Occupational Health Nurse in senior roles and spent 4 years working for a large Insurance provider as Head of Rehabilitation overseeing the delivery of vocational rehabilitation for Group Income Protection customers.

Fiona’s current position is working at HS2 as Head of Occupational Health & wellbeing leading the occupational health & wellbeing strategy.

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NIKKI KIRBELL

NIKKI KIRBELL

UK & IRE WELLBEING LEAD
UNILEVER
NIKKI KIRBELL

Nikki Kirbell is Unilever’s Wellbeing Lead, managing the holistic employee health and wellbeing offerings for the UK and Ireland. Nikki has been a key driver for Unilever’s award-winning wellbeing programme and places the programme success upon good internal network links and having a great understanding of employee needs, challenges and wishes.

Nikki has a BSc in Nutrition and Health and has previously worked as an Advanced Regional Training Facilitator / Health Advisor for Bupa and a Senior Technical Nutrition, Health & Exercise Adviser for Lamberts Healthcare. She is passionate about sharing the wellbeing message by using a collaborative, sustainable and tailored approach to Unilever’s unique workforce.

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TARA MANSFIELD

TARA MANSFIELD

HEAD OF PEOPLE
MONZO BANK
TARA MANSFIELD

Tara Mansfield is the Head of People at Monzo Bank. She’s been at Monzo for just over three years, following career stints spanning the fields of education, finance and social services. Named one of the top 15 most influential women in HR by Perkbox in 2019, Tara has pioneered a modern approach to mental health at Monzo, making sure that mental health awareness is a key focus of day to day life, rather than being the focus one week a year. A passionate Mental Health First Aid instructor, Tara is committed to reducing the stigma and the ignorance around mental health by giving people real information and tools to help themselves and others in the workplace. Having experienced first-hand how damaging this ignorance and apathy towards mental health can be, she is committed to creating and driving mental health positive work environments. She joined Monzo with a vision to put employee experience at the core of everything the People team do, in order to support the high performing team at Monzo.

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GEOFF MCDONALD

GEOFF MCDONALD

GLOBAL ADVOCATE, CAMPAIGNER AND CONSULTANT FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE (PREVIOUSLY GLOBAL VP HR, UNILEVER)
MINDS@WORK
GEOFF MCDONALD

Geoff’s work today is truly global and he is a very much sought-after speaker, strategic advisor and consultant. He inspires and provokes organizations globally to put purpose and wellbeing at the centre of everything they do and to address the taboo associated with wellbeing (particularly mental health) within a large global multi-national organization with an emphasis on raising awareness of these issues and providing some practical strategies as to how one might go about addressing this growing modern illness.

He is a very active campaigner for breaking the stigma associated with Mental Health in the Corporate world and has participated in a number of BBC programmes and campaigns regarding this subject, as well as writing and producing articles for the Huffington Post, the Financial Times and HR-related journals. He has spoken at Cambridge, Oxford, Bologna and Warwick Universities as well as at corporate events across Australia, Japan, North America, Europe, South Africa, Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Geoff is a Co-Founder of the Charity ‘Minds@Work’, which has grown from 14 members to over 2000 in four years. Its purpose being to inspire and equip individuals to break the stigma of mental ill health in the organizations they work in. He is currently an Advisor to ‘United For Global Mental Health’ and has been appointed to the Advisory Board of City Mental Health Alliance. Geoff is a Patron of the International Stress Management Association and a Member of the Prince’s Trust Youth Opportunity Taskforce with the purpose of creating change that will unlock the potential in the UK’s youth. He was also recently appointed as an Advisor to a number of small Tech Start-Ups looking at how technology can pro-actively enhance the mental health and wellbeing of individuals.

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YULIA O’MAHONY

YULIA O’MAHONY

Global Head of Health and Resilience
Philip Morris International
YULIA O’MAHONY

Yulia O’Mahony believes that sustainable high performance can be achieved only when there is an open, trusting culture, and promotion of individuals’ wellbeing, rooted in a holistic approach to people’s health.

She is the Global Head of Health & Resilience at Philip Morris International, responsible for developing a global wellbeing framework and strategy, a role she took up in April 2021.

Previously, she become the John Lewis Partnership’s first ever Head of Wellbeing and D&I in 2017. In this role, she crafted a new aspirational vision for culture of wellbeing and inclusion and developed a strategy to realise it, collaborating with JLP’s senior leaders. She piloted and rolled out several innovative solutions, working with tech startups, as well as charities such as Samaritans and Wellcome Trust.

Yulia has a wealth of experience in strategy, operations, and finance, having worked for leading consulting firms such as Bain & Company and AlixPartners in USA and Europe, as well as holding senior commercial leadership roles in John Lewis Partnership.

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, PG Certificate (distinction) in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health from King’s College London, and MA in computer science from Moscow State Academy of Management.

Connect with Yulia on LinkedIn.

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LAURA PEARCE

LAURA PEARCE

SENIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER & WELLBEING LEAD
SECRET ESCAPES
LAURA PEARCE

I am lucky to work for a large, fast growing, global business that is very focused on its people.

A big part of my role is to support the wellbeing of our employees. I see this as working to ensure that we are enabling our people to be the best they can be, as when people are happy and healthy they produce better results.

I am very passionate about the whole spectrum of wellbeing and firmly believe that people require different support at different times. People’s lives are so busy with jobs, families, commutes etc. that it can be really difficult for them to think about or focus on their own wellbeing. At Secret Escapes, we try to offer a variety of options for people to try and to make it easy for them to be active at work and to make healthier choices.

I love continuing to learn about new developments in the wellbeing world. I am excited about the changes that I can already see it bringing to the world of work and look forward to even further developments.

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CATHERINE DE LA POER

CATHERINE DE LA POER

FOUNDER
HALCYON
CATHERINE DE LA POER

Catherine is on a mission to change the conversation about organisational value. #humansustainability puts talent investment and employee well-being front and centre. Talent-first CEO’s see TALENT as a value creator, as such talent is tied to every item of the strategic agenda. She is founder at halcyon coaching ltd, where the focus is to create more resilient and agile individuals, teams and organisations. Emotional Intelligence forms the centre-piece of her coaching approach.

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GARY RAUCHER

GARY RAUCHER

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT CATEGORY, EMEA
ASICS
GARY RAUCHER

Gary Raucher joined ASICS in March 2019 to lead a new Category organisation focused on Running, Core Performance Sports and Sportstyle across EMEA. In this role Gary leads product, marketing and merchandising across the region and is responsible for ensure ASICS’ Sound Mind, Sound Body brand philosophy is at the heart of the business.

An accomplished marketing executive, Gary is recognised as a thought leader in building strong global brands and developing innovative communications. With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Gary has a proven track record of driving business transformation and growth.

Prior to joining ASICS, Gary co-founded a strategic brand consultancy working with brands to develop insight-led marketing strategies, drive consistent marketing activations and build world-class marketing capabilities.

Gary has been the Global Head of Marketing at TomTom and the Global Head of Brand and Communications at Philips. In both roles, he led Marketing transformation programmes which accelerated business growth.

Earlier in his career, Gary worked as a senior change management consultant for Accenture and in brand management for the Quaker Oats Company. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an Economics degree from Cornell University.

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VICTORIA SLOAN

VICTORIA SLOAN

HEAD OF WELLBEING
ANGLIAN WATER
VICTORIA SLOAN

Victoria has recently taken on a new role as Head of Wellbeing at Anglian Water. She will be using her knowledge and expertise to further drive the Anglian Water health and wellbeing strategy forward by maximising opportunities for employee wellbeing, supporting their people to take informed responsibility for managing their own and others’ wellbeing. She has a clear understanding of the workplace both from a physical and psychological perspective and will help to drive the agenda forward in an innovative and solution focused way.

Prior to this new role, she was a senior Internal Communications Business Partner, leading employee communication for the organisation’s health, safety and wellbeing programme.

Currently Victoria is a key expert supporting Anglian Water to navigate and communicate the complexities of the pandemic to their employees whilst keeping them happy, safe and well.

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ANDRA STEF

ANDRA STEF

STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS LEAD
GOOGLE
ANDRA STEF

Andra is a problem solver at Google and Mental Health Activist, leading the efforts in this area internally for the UK. She has been at Google for 6 years and worked across different areas from sales to project management, org design, research, crisis and change management. She’s lived in 5 countries and travelled to +70.

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MARTEKA SWABY

MARTEKA SWABY

FOUNDER
BENEVOLENT HEALTH
MARTEKA SWABY

Marteka is passionate about enhancing human connection with over 15 year’s clinical experience, helping individuals, teams and organisations to flourish and reach their full potential. She is an expert in Mental Health, Founder of Benevolent Health, improving emotional wellbeing through coaching, consulting and mentoring.

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DR NICK TAYLOR

DR NICK TAYLOR

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
UNMIND
DR NICK TAYLOR

Nick started his journey in mental health as a Support Worker for Mind and volunteer Samaritan, both of which instilled a lifelong passion for supporting others. After many years of studying he qualified as a Clinical Psychologist going on to work in a variety of frontline NHS services. In 2016 he left to create Unmind – a mental health solution for businesses that empowers employees, via a digital platform, to take positive and proactive steps towards improving their mental health. Unmind’s platform is now live with a wide range of household name clients and used everyday by thousands of employees across the UK.

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KENDELLE TEKSTAR

KENDELLE TEKSTAR

PRODUCT MANAGER
ACRE
KENDELLE TEKSTAR

Kendelle is the Product Manager of a bespoke Health & Safety non-technical behavioural competency assessment accompanied by learning and development solutions, Acre Frameworks. She is a trained research psychologist with a Master’s in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London and specialist knowledge in psychological diagnostics and assessment as well as treatment for affective disorders. Her study of clinical psychology made an indelible impression on her heart and mind and she seeks to support the movement to effectively address mental health in the workplace in as many ways as possible.

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STACY THOMSON

STACY THOMSON

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF WELLBEING
THE PERFORMANCE CLUB
STACY THOMSON

Stacy is an award-winning mental health practitioner, performance coach, speaker, trainer, and consultant, who has worked alongside organisations, executives, and leaders within a wide range of fields.

She founded The Performance Club after years of observing that the key to positive mental health and sustained performance was self-awareness. Observing that the world was becoming more and more demanding, intolerant, and struggling with the overall management of the human condition. Through education and guidance, Stacy brings The Performance Club to organisations to enable them to develop employees through engagement, responsibility, self-awareness and resilience building. Helping them to help themselves, and others.

In addition, Stacy has over 20 years of frontline experience working in roles within the NHS – where she still works part-time and loves. There is nothing she has not seen or worked with, and her continued learning and development demonstrates her passion and drive to understand, educate, contribute, and support both organisations and individuals.

Stacy currently sits on the advisory board of Mad World Forum, and has been a selection panel member and leadership mentor for the Inside Out Leaderboard. She is regularly asked to contribute to articles in industry publications and she enjoys writing articles for her blog and LinkedIn followers.

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PETRA VELZEBOER

PETRA VELZEBOER

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT, THERAPIST, COACH, PODCAST HOST
PETRAVELZEBOER.COM
PETRA VELZEBOER

Petra is an integrative counsellor, executive coach, speaker and training facilitator with extensive experience helping leaders create mentally healthy workplaces. Prior to her role as a mental health consultant, Petra was clinical director for an EAP provider, managed youth mental health projects in the charity sector as well as a private therapy practice since 2009. She has a MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development and is excited about developing technology tools to enhance empathy and compassion. http://petravelzeboer.com

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TINA WOODS

TINA WOODS

FOUNDER & CEO
COLLIDER HEALTH
TINA WOODS

Tina Woods is founder of Collider Health, a health innovation catalyst that works with organisations of all shapes and sizes to think and do differently and transform health with meaningful impact. Corporate health and wellbeing is an increasing focus, working with leading insurers and start-up businesses in insurtech, digital health and social prescribing. Tina is chair of Future Health Collective, a multi-disciplinary, cross-industry group geared to foster collaboration and radical innovation in areas of unmet need in health and social care.

Tina is passionate about helping young businesses and new ventures succeed and looking to pioneer more socially-driven collaborations. She has established relationships with leading incubators, accelerators, investors, digital health start-ups, clinical innovators and tech corporates. Before founding Collider Health Tina spent many years in the agency world, helping big pharma and other healthcare corporates educate doctors and create awareness around new drugs, treatments and diagnostics.

She also is health expert contributor for D/SRUPTION, and runs ColliderSCIENCE, a social enterprise to inspire your people in science and technology and equip them with the creative skills for the future. She sits on the Gender Equality, Diversity and Education Committee of Imperial College Department of Computing, and is involved in Imperial’s national ‘Women in Computer Science’ initiative to encourage more teen girls to study maths and take up careers in computer and data sciences at a time when the UK aspires to be a global leader in artificial intelligence and other critical technologies.

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DR JO YARKER

DR JO YARKER

DIRECTOR, AFFINITY HEALTH AT WORK
BIRBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
DR JO YARKER

Organisational Psychologist, specializing in work, health and wellbeing.
Director, Affinity Health at Work, Birkbeck, University of London

Jo is passionate about understanding what we can do to foster fulfilling, healthy and productive work, particularly under times of challenge. She is an award winning organisational psychologist, specialising work, health and well-being. Jo is a Director of Affinity Health at Work, and leads the Professional Doctorate in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Jo works in a job-share with Dr Rachel Lewis. This enables them to both thrive in their dual roles, while sustaining their own mental health.

Working with a network of leading academics, Jo’s research has been sponsored by the HSE, DWP, CIPD and the Mental Health Foundation. She is author of more than 150 articles, book chapters, research reports, guides and toolkits and presents frequently at professional and industry conferences.

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ADVISORY BOARD USA

DR. CHARLES LATTARULO

DR. CHARLES LATTARULO

DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
AMERICAN EXPRESS
DR. CHARLES LATTARULO

A psychologist with over 20 years of behavioral health experience, is the creator and Global Director of the Healthy Minds program at American Express. Prior to his role at American Express, Dr. Lattarulo served as Director of Behavioral Health at a home care agency, Clinical Director of an international Employee Assistance Program, and Director of Training and Clinical Instructor at a major metropolitan hospital.

His vast expertise includes corporate behavioral health, anxiety and stress, bereavement, and substance abuse issues. Dr. Lattarulo’s diverse role at American Express includes managing the company’s global mental health strategy, onsite EAP counselors, U.S. and global EAP vendor relationships, and behavioral health absence management. He also creates and ensures the viability of the company’s behavioral health programs and works to provide ad-hoc expertise across the organization. Has been with the organization for 8 years.

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DARCY GRUTTADARO, J.D.

DARCY GRUTTADARO, J.D.

DIRECTOR, APAF CENTER FOR WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION
DARCY GRUTTADARO, J.D.

Darcy Gruttadaro is the director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health. As director, she works with her team in developing and implementing the Center’s strategic direction in providing employers high impact tools and programs to support the mental health of employees and their families. The Center works with organizations of all sizes from Fortune 100 companies to small family owned businesses in creating effective approaches to improving the mental health and well-being of the workforce.

Before joining the Center, Ms. Gruttadaro served in senior level positions with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Ms. Gruttadaro has expertise in expanding evidence-based practices, improving early intervention, designing insurance coverage for mental health services and building an array of effective services and supports that promote resiliency and recovery. Ms. Gruttadaro has also worked with national organizations representing managed care organizations and practiced law with the Harris Beach law firm, concentrating her legal practice on health care and mental health issues. She served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of NY. Ms. Gruttadaro earned a BS degree from Clarkson University and a JD from Western New England University School of Law.

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KELLY GREENWOOD

KELLY GREENWOOD

FOUNDER & CEO
MIND SHARE PARTNERS
KELLY GREENWOOD

Kelly Greenwood is the Founder & CEO of Mind Share Partners, a nonprofit based in the U.S. that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. It does this by building public awareness, offering professional communities, and providing workplace training and strategic advising to leading companies. Mind Share Partners runs two columns on workplace mental health in Forbes and Thrive Global. It has been featured in prestigious media including The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, and others. Kelly is a nationally recognized advocate and speaker for mental health. She has written for Harvard Business Review, is a Forbes contributor, and has spoken at Gap Inc., Pandora, Pinterest, SHRM, and others.

Kelly has a cross-sector background that includes corporate, nonprofit and foundation roles. Prior to Mind Share Partners, she served as the Chief Growth & Strategy Officer of Techbridge Girls and was a Principal on the Portfolio Team at the Skoll Foundation. Previously, she worked as a management consultant at Accenture, A.T. Kearney and the Bridgespan Group, the nonprofit spin-off of Bain & Company. Kelly holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish.

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THERESA NGUYEN, LCSW

THERESA NGUYEN, LCSW

CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA
THERESA NGUYEN, LCSW

As MHA’s Chief Program Officer and Vice President of Research and Innovation, Theresa works to improve access to mental health care through data and digital based innovations. Her areas of special interest include prevention, early intervention, education, and building a full recovery-oriented mental health system of care. Theresa manages MHA’s programs including MHA Screening, The State of Mental Health in America, and Workplace Wellness. She oversees MHA’s research which explores the integration of peers into research, the use of technology to support people in the earliest stages of recovery, and how large scale data provides insight into gaps in supports systems across the country. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she has over 15 years of experience in mental health as a clinician, educator and advocate. Her clinical experience focused on working with children and adults with serious mental illness, homelessness, dual diagnosis treatment, and early intervention of psychosis. As an advocate she worked to build a consumer based mental health workforce, to improve access to treatment through community based and recovery oriented mental health programs, and to address needs of underserved communities. She is an adjunct professor in California and has taught courses covering Mental Health Recovery, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Social Welfare Policy. Prior to joining MHA National, Theresa worked at both MHALA (Los Angeles, CA) and MHAOC (Orange County, CA).

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JIM PURCELL

JIM PURCELL

FOUNDER
RETURNS ON WELLBEING INSTITUTE
JIM PURCELL

Jim Purcell is the former CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. He brings a multidisciplinary perspective that helps audiences understand how to invest in a proven approach for boosting employee physical, mental/emotional, and financial wellbeing and engagement.

Jim explains why low employee wellbeing is eroding profits, how preventable chronic illness accounts for 70% of employer healthcare costs, and how mental, emotional and financial stress is causing low employee engagement and productivity, high turnover, and poor customer service.

His message is simple: the only way employers’ can stop these losses is by addressing employees’ physical, mental/emotional, and financial wellbeing.

Jim draws on data from Deloitte to Gallup that show that whole-person employee wellbeing can deliver enormous returns, including greater engagement and lower turnover, and why employee wellbeing must become a strategic imperative.

Jim founded the Returns On Wellbeing Institute in 2018 to provide a practical, evidence-based framework for designing and implementing effective workplace wellbeing cultures and programs. Along with a team of expert practitioners, he’s conducting research to identify best wellbeing practices. He is a contributor to Forbes.com, and is working on a book to be published in 2021.

Jim graduated from Cornell University and served in Viet Nam with the 101st Airborne Division Pathfinder Team. He attended Boston University Law School, graduating magna cum laude, and practiced as a healthcare trial lawyer for 25 years before becoming COO and later CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

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DR. NICK TAYLOR

DR. NICK TAYLOR

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
UNMIND
DR. NICK TAYLOR

Dr Nick Taylor is the Co-Founder and CEO of Unmind, a workplace mental health platform that provides clinically-backed tools and training to create healthier, happier more human organizations.
Unmind provides a positive, proactive solution that empowers employees to improve their mind, asses their own mental wellbeing, or find support in times of need. It also enables organizations, by aggregating and anonymising their employee mental health data, to create mental health strategies that are most appropriate for their people in a truly data-led way.

From a young age Nick had a deep fascination with the human mind. This interest was further cemented while volunteering as a Samaritan and working as a Support Worker for the mental health charity, Mind. Nick chose to further pursue this interest, studying psychology at the University of Cardiff, before later gaining a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sheffield and embarking on a long career with the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist.

It was while working in a leadership role for the NHS that Nick became interested in corporate wellness and how organizations can benefit by looking after their employees. Determined to implement a strategy that would enable the NHS to best support its workers, Nick realised that there was a clear gap in the market for a platform that would provide all organizations with the tools to do this. It was this belief in the importance of offering a proactive solution that led Nick to co-found Unmind in 2016.

Three years later, Unmind is a widely used digital platform which offers bite-sized exercises for everyday wellbeing, personalized assessments and customized programs to help improve on specific areas such as stress, focus and sleep. All the content on the platform is produced by expert clinicians, authors and academics and Unmind has built up an impressive client base including John Lewis & Partners, Just Eat, William Hill and Made.com. With over half of all working days reportedly lost due to stress, depression or anxiety (HSE, 2018), Unmind provides businesses with a readily accessible platform helping them be more proactive and preventative in their approach to mental health.

With significant funding recently secured, Nick continues to lead the team behind Unmind, partnering with organizations who are committed to supporting the mental health of their employees and believe in the importance of creating a workplace environment where mental health is universally understood, nurtured and celebrated.

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DR. MIKE O’NEILL

DR. MIKE O’NEILL

CEO AND FOUNDER
HUMANSPACE
DR. MIKE O’NEILL

Dr. Mike leads HumanSpaceTM, a workplace consulting and AI technology firm. Over his career, Mike has held workplace research positions with Haworth, Knoll, and Herman Miller. Mike started at BOSTI, a firm that pioneered the use of analytics to show how workspace design affects employee performance – and was a contributor to an influential set of books that changed the industry. Later, he was a professor in the Interior Design, and Industrial Engineering departments, at the University of Wisconsin.

Mike has a BA in cognitive psychology, an M. Arch and PhD in Architecture and Human Behavior. He is a Board-Certified Professional Ergonomist. A frequent public speaker, Mike has authored 50+ articles, two books on workplace research and design, and a third, 2018 book, The Healthy Workplace Nudge. His passion is applying workspace research and analytic tools to help organizations reduce stress and improve workforce health and performance.

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IAN SHEA

IAN SHEA

FOUNDER & CEO
I M HUMAN
IAN SHEA

Mad World International Ambassador

I M Human helps organizations implement actionable and measurable cultural initiatives that support the emotional well-being of their employees.

Prior to I M Human, Ian founded Maestro Market, a marketplace for experts. Before that, he ran ReplayTV, a successful brand of DVR systems. He sold the company to DirecTV in 2008.
He began his career on Wall Street in the Investment Banking divisions of Prudential Securities and Patricof & Co.
Ian earned an MBA from Columbia University & UC Berkeley’s HAAS School of Business, where he taught entrepreneurship upon graduation. He earned a BS in Economics from Cornell University.

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DR. RON GOETZEL

DR. RON GOETZEL

SENIOR SCIENTIST/VICE PRESIDENT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/IBM
WATSON HEALTH
DR. RON GOETZEL

Ron Goetzel wears two hats. He is Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research for IBM Watson Health. The mission of the IHPS is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the healthcare policy world – bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions and bringing worker health and productivity management concerns to academia. Before moving to Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Goetzel was on the faculty at Emory and Cornell Universities. Dr. Goetzel has published well over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and frequently presents at international business and scientific forums.

Dr. Goetzel earned his doctorate in Organizational and Administrative Studies and his M.A. in Applied Social Psychology from New York University (NYU), and his B.S. degree in Psychology from the City College of New York (CCNY). He is based in Bethesda, MD.

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