2015 Corporate Wellness Symposium Speakers

Dennis Fiszer, JD | HUB International
Dennis Fiszer provides compliance and consulting services for the Eastern Region regarding health plans and other employee benefits. His areas of expertise include COBRA, FMLA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), wellness programs, federal and state health care reform, employment and labor issues, ERISA, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), cafeteria plans, and compliance with Internal Revenue Code requirements for favorable tax treatment of benefits. Dennis is a widely recognized speaker on employee medical benefits, and human resources issues.

Monica Graves | The Chopra Center
Monica serves as Program Manager for the Chopra Center’s Workplace Wellbeing department. With a formal background in marketing and management, and several years of insight into life in the corporate world, she has a sincere passion for bringing practices of mindfulness and wellness into the workplace.
 
Lynn Herrick, Esq. | GreatCall, Inc.
Lynn Kantor Herrick, Esq., is the general counsel, secretary and vice president of human resources of GreatCall,Inc., the leader in empowering aging consumers and their family caregivers to stay connected, protected and in control of their lives. Lynn joined GreatCall in 2009, providing strategic leadership, legal direction and commitment to employee engagement. With more than fifteen years of success serving as general counsel of innovative, privately held companies and working at large law firms, she has experience in employment, intellectual property and general corporate leadership.
 
Janine Holmes, MS, SPHR | CUSO Financial
Janine Holmes is a human resources leader who excels at strategically aligning HR functions with organization initiatives. She holds a masters’ degree in HR/Organizational Development, the SPHR certification, and has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources. Throughout her career, she has worked in large multi-state service-based organizations and is currently the Vice President, Human Resources at CUSO Financial Services and Sorrento Pacific Financial. She is responsible for all aspects of human resources including total rewards/compensation, employee benefits strategy, wellness, employee development, recruiting, risk management and employee relations. Holmes is a past winner of San Diego’s HR Professional of the Year Award in 2010 and 2008. 
 
Jennifer Jung, PHR | Bridgepoint Education
Jennifer Jung is Director of Benefits for Bridgepoint Education, a provider of innovative solutions that advance learning. In this role, Ms. Jung is responsible for developing and administering employee benefit programs, education benefits and a Best In Class Wellness program. Her most recent passion has been focused around educating employees about the importance of taking ownership of their health and becoming true consumers in the healthcare market. She has successfully taken an HMO centered employee base and turned them into true consumers, going full replacement CDHP in July, 2014. Ms. Jung’s professional experience spans over 15 years and includes various human resources positions in compensation and benefit administration, human resource information systems, employee management and relations, policy design and implementation, and training and development.
 
Mika Kim | Place of the Future
Mika Kim is the Chief Happiness Officer at Place of the Future, a triple top line Social Enterprise with a mission to transform businesses through impact driven work. Mika is a Certified Wellness Coach and has earned her Diploma in Social Innovation through the United Nations-mandated University for Peace Centre for Executive Education headquartered in Costa Rica. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Del Rey Neighborhood Council, United Nations Association – USA, Pacific Los Angeles, and the Social Enterprise Alliance – Los Angeles. She is also a Consultant with the Executive Services Corp of Southern California, where she advises non-profit organizations on leadership training, strategic planning, and board development. 
 
Shauna Langford-Piscitello | SOULutions For Balance
Shauna is a dedicated and compassionate teacher with extensive experience in health and well-being. Her desire to learn about the miraculous ways our bodies and minds function and naturally heal, have led her on a path to yoga and meditation. As a clinical occupational therapist for over 15 years, Shauna worked in a variety of rehab settings specializing in return to work and workplace injury prevention. As a long time yogini, she is a yoga therapist delivering yoga as a modality for those who are recovering from injury or looking to balance body, mind and spirit. Realizing that well-being is multifaceted, Shauna also practices the art and science of Feng Shui and refers to it as “yoga for your environment”.
 
Mike McGlade | FitWallet
Mike is a lifelong entrepreneur with extensive technology, entertainment, and digital media experience. He has led business development, financial planning, marketing and sales efforts for multiple companies at various development stages. He is currently the founder of FitWallet, a diversified financial services marketplace that helps employees save money, invest wisely and reach their financial goals. Mike graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. 
 
Lindsay Sherry | Real Healing Nutrition
Lindsay Sherry, the founder and owner of Real Healing Nutrition, is a Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Lindsay works with clients, as well as organizations across the country to help them motivate and guide their employees to make lifestyle changes that transforms their health and produce real and lasting results. Lindsay received extensive training in nutrition and Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City as well as the Natural Healing Institute College in San Diego. Lindsay is also the Director of Nutrition for SYNERGY, an integrative neuroscience partnership that provides brain-based training for individuals and organizations and she is a member of the Nutrition Advisory Panel for the non-profit organization, Blessings in a Backpack. She is also a regular contributor for Contentment, the quarterly publication of The American Institute of Stress. Lindsay is certified as a Holistic Health Coach by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners and is a member of the International Association of Health Coaches. 
 
Susan Tufts | L.L. Bean
Susan Tufts manages the Occupational Health and Wellness Programs at L.L.Bean, Freeport, Maine. Significant program accomplishments over this time include reduction in employee smoking rates from 24% in 1985 to less than 6% today; tobacco free grounds, subsidized healthy offerings in cafeterias and vending machines and a comprehensive health risk assessment program that is integrated with our Benefits plan. We have experienced significant reduction in health risk factors, and impressive cost savings including a 4:1 ROI from our Healthy Lifestyles program – evaluated through multiple claims analyses.
 
Brad Wolfsen | bSwift
Brad’s 12 years of experience in health care, benefits and technology has consistently focused on bridging the gap from innovation to execution. He built and then led Safeway’s wellness and reference pricing programs, most recently as President of Safeway Health, a venture to commercialize Safeway’s health benefit solutions. Under his leadership, Safeway saved hundreds of millions of dollars in health benefits cost for itself and its clients and Safeway Health became a profitable and successful enterprise. Prior to Safeway Health, he was Vice President of Strategy and Health Initiatives at Safeway. In his strategy role he managed operational change programs and business line turnarounds that led to over a billion dollars in profit improvement. Before joining Safeway, Brad was a management consultant with Booz & Company, Deloitte and independently, where he advised clients on product commercialization and growth strategy. He worked with companies in the health care, biopharmaceuticals, technology and consumer products sectors.