Most of us operate in a high-stress world and could use more well-being at work. The Missouri Health and Wellness Summit is designed to provide business leaders, human resource professionals and health and wellness professionals with the tools they need to create a healthier and more productive workforce. Learn best practices from employers and wellness trainers and providers.
8:00-9:30am QPR Training
10am-3:30pm Summit Keynote Sessions (lunch included)
Member rate: $175 | Non-member rate: $245
QPR (suicide prevention) training: additional $50
The summit will be held at Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Brentwood (8700 Eager Road).
We have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate of $148/night.
Drury Hotels offer the below amenities to guests:
We are working to finalize the full agenda, but below are topics we’re working on!
QPR is the most widely taught suicide prevention gatekeeper training in the world. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Participants will become more comfortable and confident in broaching the sensitive subject of suicide, receive support resources, and have the opportunity to practice and discuss skills learned. This training will prepare you for incidents that arise in the workplace.
8-9:30am QPR training | Anne Chambers (optional add-on)
9:30-10am Networking and check-in
10am Summit kickoff
10:10am Fostering a Culture of Well-being | Andrea Neal, MarshMcLennan Agency
11:05am Mindfulness at Work | Dr. Lynn Rossy, Tasting Mindfulness
1pm Championing Mental Wellness: Implementing Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace | Rachel Taube, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
1:45pm Caregiver Support | Sara Correnti, Anthem
2:40pm Building a Health Missouri Workforce | Director Paula Nickelson, Missouri Deparment of Health & Senior Services
Interested in becoming more involved with this inaugural event?
Check out opportunities below and contact Chris Burruss at email@example.com or 573-634-3511.
Anne Chambers is a licensed clinical social worker with 31 years of experience. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1987 and her Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University in 1990. Anne has worked in outpatient, inpatient, community mental health, home health, and professional organization settings. Anne’s professional achievements have included being chosen in the past as an employee of the year at Fulton State Hospital, serving as a president of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, as former chair of the National Association of Social Workers Legal Defense Fund Service Board, and completing service for the NASW-Missouri board as member at large. Anne lives in Columbia, and enjoys crocheting, gardening, water aerobics and tending to her backyard chickens. She currently works as a therapist for Rural Psychiatry Associates.
Sara Correnti currently serves as the Health Promotion Manager for Anthem’s Missouri market. Sara has been a registered dietitian for 15 years. She began her career in the clinical setting, working at the bedside and in clinics in various specialties of nutrition and behavior change. For the last near 10 years, Sara has worked with employers to develop wellness strategies and build robust fully-integrate wellness ecosystems, producing significant clinical outcomes, positive ROI’s and award-winning impact. She has been the guest speaker at many leading industry conferences and vendor summits around the US and internationally, highlighting her approaches to growing wellness engagement and the resulting health outcomes. Sara holds a Master’s in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama and is Mental Health First Aid certified.
Andrea is a population health management professional and East Carolina University graduate with over 10 years of experience in hospital, health plan, university, and employee benefit consultant settings. As a part of MMA’s Planning and Analytics for Total Health team, Andrea provides strategic population health and well-being insights and solutions based on the unique profile and needs of the organizations she works with. She also provides expert evaluation of well-being and health management platforms, point solutions, and programs.
Paula F. Nickelson serves as the Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, functioning in that role or as Acting Director since March 2022.
Nickelson is responsible for the oversight and management of the department and the administration of its programs and services which protect the health and safety of Missourians. The divisions of Administration, Community and Public Health, Regulation and Licensure, Senior and Disability Services, Cannabis Regulation, State Public Health Laboratory and the Offices of Public Information, General Counsel, Governmental Policy and Legislation report to the Director.
Serving the agency for more than 24 years, Nickelson has a distinguished career in public health and healthcare management. For most of her time with the Department, she has been a leader in several program areas, including maternal-child health, chronic disease prevention, and emergency preparedness and response. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Nickelson put her vast experience to work as a reliable, calming, and realistic leader to implement game-changing solutions. Additionally, Nickelson serves as the Region VII director for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) since March 2022. Region VII includes representation from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, as well as serving as ASTHO’s Past President.
Dr. Lynn Rossy is a health psychologist and an expert in mindfulness-based interventions for the workplace, stress, and eating. Her books, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution and Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body, and Live with Joy, were both highlighted as the best mindfulness books the year they were published. She teaches Kripalu and Energy Medicine Yoga in Columbia, MO. She leads retreats and workshops around the world in mindfulness, mindful eating, and yoga. She spent much of her career at the University of Missouri and now works for herself as the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, LLC.
Rachel Taube is a dedicated professional with a heart for mental health education. Currently serving as the Project Director for Mental Health First Aid in Missouri at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, Rachel is on a mission to implement strategic initiatives, connect with communities, and drive positive change. As a seasoned National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid USA, Rachel takes her expertise nationwide, connecting with audiences at institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the St. Louis Cardinals and PBS Las Vegas.
Rachel’s journey began with earning her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Valparaiso University and a Master’s from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Beyond her professional endeavors, Rachel and her husband find joy in the giggles and constant activity of their two toddlers.
Reach out to Ashley Schwab with any conference questions!