10th Annual Colorado Culture of Health Conference

April 12, 2017
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Registration Opens
Mile High Ballroom Foyer

Buffet Breakfast
Mile High Ballroom Foyer

Exhibitor Viewing
Mile High Corridors 1 & 2

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Welcome, Opening Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speakers
Donna Marshall, Executive Director, CBGH
Mile High Ballroom

8:00 am – 9:20 am

Keynote Address
Mile High Ballroom

8:00 am – 8:30 am

chosewoodThe New Look: Exploring the Total Worker Health Approach for Safer, Healthier Work
L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH

Director, Office for Total Worker Health
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

8:30 am – 9:00 am

davisWhat are the Leadership Requirements for Creating the Nation’s Healthiest Communities? The Total Health Mindset
Jandel Allen-Davis, MD

Vice President, Government, External Relations and Research
Kaiser Permanente Colorado


9:00 am – 9:15 am

Keynote Panel Discussion

9:15 am – 9:20 am


9:20 am – 9:30 am

Stretch Break
Grace Estripeaut

President, Boost Your Zen
Mile High Ballroom

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Networking Break and Exhibitor Viewing
Mile High Corridors 1 & 2

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Breakout Sessions – Group 1

Room 1AB
1. The Recipe for Cutting Healthcare Costs is Out There: What Are We Waiting For?

Julia Hutchins, MPP, MPH, Chief Operating Officer
Airstream Health
Cheryl Kellond, MBA, Chief Executive Officer
Airstream Health

Room 1EF
2. What’s Trending in the Workplace: LIFE!!!

Rachel Kodanaz
National Speaker, Author, and Consultant
Principal, Embracing Life’s Challenges

Room 4AB
3. Building an Effective Mindfulness Program Within an Employer Environment

Paul Deger, MA, LPC, LPT
Mindfulness Facilitator and Product Manager
Moment Health, Optum a division of UnitedHealth Group
Nate Sassano, MS, Stateside Wellness Coordinator
State of Colorado

Room 4CD
4. Eliminating Mental Health Stigma in Support of a Healthier Workplace

Marla Zeiderman, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Specialist
Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Room 4EF
5. Nurse Care Coaching at the Employer Site

Stephanie Grant, RN, WCC, Nurse Care Coach
Jerri Mason, BSN, RN, CHC , Nurse Care Coach
Carla Keahey, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Nurse Care Coach
Boulder Valley Care Network
Jennifer Dailey, President, Hawkview Partners
Vicki Mair, MBA, Benefits Specialist
St. Vrain Valley School District
Jeanne Thrower Aguilar, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Benefits
Boulder Valley School District

11:00 am – 11:50 am

Breakout Sessions – Group 2

Room 1AB
1. Completing the Whole of Health: Redesigning Health Benefits and Healthcare to Better Integrate Mental Health

Benjamin Miller, PsyD
Director, Eugene S. Farley Jr. Health Policy Center, Department of Family Medicine
Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Andrew Romanoff, President
Mental Health Colorado

Room 1EF
2. Healthier Food Environments for a Healthier Workforce: What is the Role of a Local Municipality?

Mondi Mason, PhD, MPH, Policy Program Administrator
City and County of Denver, Department of Environmental Health
Lizzie Schoon, MPA, Wellness Program Coordinator
City and County of Denver
Dody Erickson, Director of Special Projects
City and County of Denver, Denver Parks & Recreation
Matt Jackson, Healthy Food and Beverage Policy Specialist
Tri-County Health Department

Room 4AB
3.The Employee Wellness Dance: Marrying the “Art of Behavior Change” with the “Business of Outcomes”

Brad Cooper, MSPT, MBA, ATC, CWC
Suzanna Cooper, MA, LPCC, MS, OTR/L-CWC
Chief Learning Officer
US Corporate Wellness, Inc.

Room 4CD
4. Small Scale But Big Returns

Whitney Oftedahl, BS, ACSM-CPT, CWP, Account Manager
Healthbreak, Inc.
Julie Roeder, MA, Human Resources and Risk Management Director
City of Evans, Colorado

Room 4EF
5. How Local Business Networks are Connecting the Dots on Wellness

Jennifer Tellis, MPH, Worksite Wellness Specialist
Tri-County Health Department
Mitzi Schindler, Communications Director
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Deborah Hoefler, Director of Financial Aid and Advising
Work Life Balance Coordinator
Community College of Aurora
Cheri Prochazka, Vice President Human Resources
Fitzsimons Credit Union

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Exhibitor Viewing
Mile High Corridors 1 & 2

12:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Lunch Program
Mile High Ballroom

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Welcome and Lunch

12:15 pm – 12:25 pm

sobergOpening Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker, CO Lt. Governor Donna Lynne
Elizabeth Soberg

President & CEO
UnitedHealthcare of Colorado & Wyoming

12:25 pm – 12:30 pm

Introduction of Finalists for the CO Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness

  • City of Fort Collins
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Jefferson County Government
  • Mountain Family Health Centers
  • RTD│Regional Transportation District

CO Lt. Governor Donna Lynn

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm

Finalists Panel Discussion

12:40 pm – 12:45 pm

Announcement of Winner and Award Presentation by Lt. Governor Donna Lynne

12:45pm – 1:15 pm

lynneKeynote Address
Donna Lynne, PhD

Lieutenant Governor
State of Colorado


1:15 pm – 1:20 pm

Presentation of the CO Governor’s Proclamation to the President, CBGH by Lt. Governor Donna Lynne

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Stretch Break
Kim Farmer

Owner, Mile High Fitness & Wellness
Mile High Ballroom

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking Break and Exhibitor Viewing
Mile High Corridors 1 & 2

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Breakout Sessions – Group 3

Room 1AB
1. Work, Life Integration: Family-Friendly Employers in Colorado

David Shapiro, Business Relations Manager
Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)
Giorgianna Venetis, MPA
Nurturing Families & Communities, Essentials for Childhood Project
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Stacey Bledsoe
PCL Construction
Dawn Gustafson, Human Resources Manager
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP

Room 1EF
2. Lifestyle Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Employee Wellness

Tawny Espinoza, MBA, CHWC, Vice President, Business Development
Community Hospital, Grand Junction
Sheila Naski, BS, Risk Manager
Mesa County Valley School District 51

Room 4AB
3. Do You Need a Mental Health Policy? Hint: To Enhance Total Wellness Culture and Legal Compliance…Yes!

Mary McClatchey, JD, President
WorkSmart Partners
Daniél Kimlinger, PhD, MHA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
CEO & Partner
Mines & Associates
Robert Mines, PhD, Chair and Psychologist
Mines & Associates

Room 4CD
4. The Painful Truth: Impact of the Opioid Epidemic in the Workplace

Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado

Rick May, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Room 4EF
5. Employee Engagement: Your Company’s Bottom Line

Kelley Dawkins, CEO and Owner
Imaginal Transformations
Sonja Baro, Vice President, Mountain Region
American Diabetes Association

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Breakout Sessions – Group 4

Room 1AB
1. Creating a Culture of Wellbeing with Mindfulness

Cheryl Jones, MS, Director of Mindfulness

Room 1EF
2. Sharing the Priority to Influence a Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace and the Community

Lizzie Schoon, MPA, Wellness Program Coordinator
City and County of Denver
Julie Casper, Wellness Program Manager
University of Denver
Molly Maley, Wellness Coordinator
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Karra Sabol, MPH, Employee Wellness & Benefits Coordinator
Aspen Valley Hospital
Amy Behrhorst, PA-C, MHP, Employee Health
Aspen Valley Hospital

Room 4AB
3. Enliven Your Wellness Program with Levity, Fun, and Fresh Information and Watch Engagement Increase!

Lisa McDonald, Lead Advisor
Health Links Colorado
Rosalyn Reese, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado
Deborah Hoefler, Director of Financial Aid and Advising
Work Life Balance Coordinator
Community College of Aurora

Room 4CD
4. Being Bold! Blowing Up the Way You Approach Health Benefits Just May Pay Off

Elizabeth Rhoads, Benefits Manager
Compassion International
Louis Gallucci, Vice President of Marketing
Enterprise Risk Strategies, LLC

Room 4EF
5. Low Cost Investment, Great Return

Tammy Dickerson, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Diabetes Prevention Program
YMCA of Metro Denver
Caitlin Stackpool, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator
YMCA of Metro Denver
Donna Nelson, Sales Counselor
Holly Creek Life Planning Communities
Cathy Zirkelbach, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Health Nurse
Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 School, Aurora

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception/Passport Drawing & Exhibitor Viewing

Reception & Passport Drawing: Mile High Ballroom
Exhibitor Viewing: Mile High Corridors 1 & 2