Virtual Conference

Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Workers and Their Families

Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, September 18, 2020
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI
VIP Member Access—Join or renew International Foundation membership for 2021 by October 31, 2020 receive FREE ACCESS to all 2020 virtual conferences. [Learn More]


Day 1 - Tuesday, September 15

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET: Mental Health: The Next Pandemic

Noon-1:00 p.m. ET: Addressing Unique Cultural Influences When Seeking Mental Health Treatment

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Roundtable Discussion 1: Essential Workers, Frontline Crews

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Roundtable Discussion 2: Isolation at the Home Office

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 16

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET: Accessing Mental Health Care

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Utilizing Telemedicine for Mental Health Treatment

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET (Concurrent): Understanding America's State of Mind—Sponsored by Express Scripts

Day 3 - Thursday, September 17

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET: Helping Supervisors Address Mental Health Issues at Work (Part 1)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET: Helping Supervisors Address Mental Health Issues at Work (Part 2)

Day 4 - Friday, September 18

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET (Concurrent): Supporting Employees Who Are Caregivers

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET (Concurrent): Supporting Workers Coping with Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Sponsored by People Corporation

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET: The Future of Mental Health

Session Details

Virtual Conference Features

  • Purposefully sequenced sessions—Be the first to see exclusive, integrated sessions on Tuesday, September 15 starting at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch sessions as they post throughout the day to ignite your learning experience. 

  • Session recordings—Can't watch the presentations right away? Want to watch a game-changing presentation again? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to one year.
  • Ask the experts—Speakers will be available to answer audience questions. Attendees that submit questions while watching sessions will receive an emailed response usually within a week. All questions and answers will also be posted in the virtual environment for all attendees to review.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.
  • Always open—The virtual environment is open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is well-suited for benefits professionals serving plans and participants in the U.S. and Canada, as well as anyone who champions mental health in the workplace:

  • Human resource generalists who work directly with employees
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Wellness professionals
  • Third-party administrators and staff
  • Insurance and benefit brokers
  • Attorneys and consultants
  • Trustees and administrators of multiemployer and public sector plans
  • Fund office staff.


  • Paula Allen Senior Vice-President, Research, Analytics and Innovation Morneau Shepell
  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA Organizational Consultant
  • John L. Barlament Partner Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Kelcey Blair, PharmD Vice President, Clinical Solutions Express Scripts
  • Timothy D. Conroy, MLSLT, CPS Certified Peer Specialist Trainer Missouri State Mental Health Court
  • Tramaine EL-Amin, M.A. Assistant Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Christina M. Fuda, M.A. Mental Health First Aid Coordinator Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Zac Goodman, M.D. Director, Clinical Innovation Express Scripts
  • Rochelle Henderson, P.h.D. Vice President of Health Services Research Express Scripts
  • Paula A. Krupa, CEBS Director of Global Benefits Archer Daniels Midland
  • Sandra M. Kuhn Partner Mercer
  • Christopher Lampe Director of Human Resources Deer Valley Resort Company, LLC
  • Avinash D. Maniram, M.Sc. Partner PBI Actuarial Consultants Ltd.
  • Ruben Navarro Commissioner, President Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions
  • Alissa Pencer, R.Psych. Senior Instructor Dalhousie University
  • Judy N. Plotkin, M.S.W. Vice President, Health Solutions People Corporation
  • Joseph P. Ricciuti Co-Founder, Mental Health International President and Chief Executive Officer, SEB Benefits and HR Consulting
  • Nancy Spangler, OTR/L, Ph.D., OTR/L President Spangler Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Ryan Todd, M.D., FRCPC Chief Executive Officer headversity

Continuing Education

​Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch.

You may self-report attendance for PHR/SPHR/GPHR designations and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP designations.

No insurance continuing education credit is available for this conference.
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Registration Information
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US $295.00 US $445.00