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GPBCH: Mental Health Summit

Thursday, December 9, 2021 (8:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (EST)


The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health is organizing a half-day virtual mini-summit on Mental Health. We know from many of our employer members that this is a high priority topic, and we hope to cover the scope of the problem (epidemiology and economics), and best practices and solutions for employers. This program is open to the public at a modest fee - to register CLICK HERE. View our program agenda below:


Advancing Mental Health Service Access, Quality and Value 

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


8:30 – 8:45         Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                Neil Goldfarb, President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health


8:45 – 9:30         The Value of a Caring Culture

                                  Darcy Gruttadaro, JD, Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health, APA Foundation


9:30 – 10:00       The Path Forward: The Employer’s Role in Accelerating Mental Health Care

                                   Mike Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions


10:00 – 10:30     Mitigating the Pandemic’s Impact on the Workforce’s Emotional Health

                                   Andi Campbell, Chief Growth Officer, WellSpark Health


10:30 – 10:45     Healthy Stretch Break/Mindfulness Exercise 

                                   Aleezé Sattar Moss, PhD, Associate Director, Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness


10:45 – 11:30     Innovations in Increasing Access to Mental Health Services

  • Elise Merenda, SVP Behavioral Services, Carebridge
  • To Be Named, Telemental Health Provider 
  • Hyong Un, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer, Aetna, a CVS Health Company
  • Chris Mosunic, Chief Clinical Officer, Vida Health


11:30 – 11:50         Identifying and Addressing Disparities in Mental Health


11:50 – 12:45     Employer case studies in advancing mental health

  • Charles Latarullo, PhD, Director, Healthy Minds, American Express (invited)
  • Tierra Pritchett, EdD, Deputy Commissioner, City of Philadelphia
  • George Hanson, Chief People Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Pam Sigman, Senior Director for Quality Management, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia

12:45 – 1:00       Program wrap-up and call to action  

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Eric Croft
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Thursday, December 9, 2021 (8:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (EST)
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