Program Details

2019 Keynote Speaker Announced! 
Interested in what types of speakers can you expect to hear from at HBCE? See below for the 2018 speaker listing. 
2019 speakers will be posted as they are confirmed later this summer. 

 2019 Keynote Speaker

David S. Sobel, MD, MPH​

​​​Adjunct Instructor
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Session: Applying the Science of Happiness for Successful Behavior Change and Health Improvement

 2018 Speaker List


Allan Brown, PT, Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC)
In a Dynamic Workplace, Don't Be Left Sitting Still

Barbara Collura, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association - VC
Infertility Benefits - The Impact on the Employer/Employee Relationship and How to Design a Family-Building Benefit
Brett Powell, CWPC, American Institute for Preventive Medicine - VC
Intergenerational Wellness" Engaging the Most Diverse Workforce in History

​Catherine Ratcliffe, Sullivan Benefits  - VC
Disease Management and Cost Containment in Your Benefits Plan

​David Hines, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools - VC
How an On-Site Primary Care Model Improved Health Outcomes and Reduced Costs​
Dean M. Hoffman, LLC
Trends in Health and Welfare Funding: Validating What is Right For Your Organization​
​Dean Thompson, HCMS Group LLC - VC
Schwan Foods: Implementing a Comprehensive Human Capital Management Approach

Dr. James M. Lance, D.O., Mayo Clinic
Organizational Leadership: Implementing a Culture of Safety

Dr. Joel Bennett, Organizational Wellness and Learning System (OWLS) - VC
When Wellness Hits the Wall: How to Address Stress, Depression and Substance Abuse

Gabriel Mecklenburg, M.Phil., M.Sc,  Hinge Health - VC
Manatee County Government and Hinge Health: Implementing Digital Care to Manage Musculoskeletal Conditions

​Jane Gile, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, City of Manchester, New Hampshire - VC
Partnering to Cure Employer Drug Costs

Joan M. Troester, M.B.A., CEBS, SPHR,  University of Iowa - VC
A Focus on the Employee Experience: Moving Benefits and Well-Being Programs From Cost Containment to Supporting the Talent Agenda

JoAnne Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FASCM, FAWHP,  University of South Florida
Inntegrating Exercise is Medicine® Into Your Employee Wellness Programs: An Effective Population Health Management Strategy

Karen L. Bathanti, Macomb County, MIchigan - VC
How a Voluntary Benefit Program Can Improve Employee Satisfaction

Karen van Caulil, Ph.D.,  Florida Health Care Coalition - VC
How Employers Can Impact the Opioid Epidemic

Kim Stroud, M.A., LMHC, Manatee County Government - VC
Manatee County Government and Hinge Health: Implementing Digital Care to Manage Musculoskeletal Conditions

Lauren Holm, CWWPM, CWWS, Richland County, South Carolina
Richland County: Leveraging Resources to Stretch a Limited Budget

Linda Robertson, CEBS, CFP®, ChFC®Financial Finesse - VC
The Gender Gap in Health and Financial Well-Being
​Melanie Hancock Brown, HILL WARD HENDERSON - VC
Employee Benefits Compliance "Hot" Topics

Michael S. Jacobs, RPh, ARMSRx Pharma​cy Benefit Consultants - VC
Managing Your Pharmacy Benefit Investment

Miriam (Mim) Senft, GBA, AAI, CWWS, RYT, Global Women for Women (GW4W) - VC
The Gender Gap in Health and Financial Well-Being
Norma Streich, Schwan's Shared Services, LLC - VC
Schwan's Company: Implementing a Comprehensive Human Capital Management Approach

Rachael Baker, MSW, CWPM, ​Aetna - VC
Mindfulness in Business

Rebecca Johnson, M.S., CHWC, Corporate Fitness Works
An Organization's Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow Style

Rob Graybill, Vitals - VC
Partnering to Cure Employer Drug Costs

Robert Kelley, CBP, CPM, PHR,  North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - VC
State of North Carolina Financial Wellness Programming

Rosa Novo, ​Miami-Dade County School District - VC
How Employers Can Impact the Opioid Epidemic
Susan Tufts, M.A., L.L. Bean, Inc. - VC
Measurement and Evaluation: How to Use Data to Change Behavior and Build Organizational Support
Suzanne F. DelbancoCatalyst for Payment Reform -  VC
A Road Map for Employers Seeking Higher Value Health Care
​​ Sessions marked with a VC will be included in the Virtual Conference.

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