Conference agenda

We’ve put together a diverse group of speakers and sessions for this year’s Wellness 360 Conference, Momentum: Mind. Body. Purpose. We’re sure they will give you new insights on the ever-changing work site wellness program landscape. 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference on Friday, April 24, 2020!

The conference agenda

7:15 – 8:30 am

Registration Open – Vendors Open

8:30 – 8:40 am


8:40 – 9:30 am

Featured Keynote

The Power of Words: They Fuel Every Decision in Life!

Angela Gaffney

The words we use build the foundation for how we participate in every area of life. Sometimes we’re pulled in a million different directions and it can feel as if life is “happening” to us, versus us leading the way. With one simple shift, you’ll be able to take back ownership of the day, prioritize effectively, increase productivity and utilize your time in a high-quality way.
In this session we will:

  • Immediately transform the day through the power of words
  • Explore healthy boundaries for increased productivity
  • Reveal the secret to staying calm in the midst of it all

9:30 – 9:45 am


9:45 – 10:30 am


Navigating the Changing Healthcare Landscape Health and Wellness Relevance to Population Health

Speaker: Doug Ribley, MS, FMFA

We are constantly experiencing a changing healthcare landscape and the implications impacting the community health strategy. We will review the roles of how physical activity, nutrition and health education will play within the continuum of care. We’ll explore the health and wellness models of success used to manage and prevent chronic disease and expand access.

9:45 – 10:30 am


Modern Minimalism: When Less is More

Speaker: Rose Lounsbury

We all want to live and work in environments that feel relaxing. But all too often, our homes and workspace feel stressful due to an overwhelming amount of physical possessions. In this presentation, we will discover how minimalism, the age-old philosophy that less is more, can help us create more peaceful, productive an open spaces in our lives. The main focus will be on practical strategies we can use to start creating more relaxing work and home environments.

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:30 am


The Pervasive Growth of Mental Health in Wellness Programs

Speaker: Kim Farmer

According to Mental Health America, workplace mental health problems result in as much as 500 billion dollars of lost productivity annually. Morale decreases as overworked and unhealthy employees aren’t performing at expected performance levels. According to the American Institute of Stress 80% of people feel stress at work and the US Center of Disease Control and Prevention reports that 75% of doctors’ visits are stress related. We will learn to understand how to help employees manage stress levels through easy, practical and proven methods utilizing the latest science on mindset and behavior change in your wellness program.

  • Uncover the latest research on mindset and its impact on employee behavior and stress levels
  • Understand how work-family conflict combined with perceived stressor is a viscous cycle that leads to unhealthy unhappy employees
  • Explore of mental and behavioral health is directly impacted by physical health and you can be a catalyst for change

10:45 – 11:30 am


Power of Food: Putting It Into Practice

Speaker: Mary Franczek, MSN, RN, HTP

Speaker: Dr. Anne Stein

Review the power of food in relation to disease risk. Current research-based information regarding the role of body metabolism in our modern world of processed food is analyzed. Discover practical information regarding food choices as well as preparation. Complete the Integrative Health Wellness Assessment Form to reveal the opportunity for attainable, unique goals. In order to create momentum towards a healthy mind and body purpose, we will:

  • Identify role of food choices in relation to disease risk
  • Chose three cruciferous vegetables to incorporate into weekly meal plan
  • Select two ways to integrate beans into current nutritional habits
  • Complete the Integrative Health and Wellness Assessment Short Form and choose two goals to incorporate healthy changes

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch / Networking / Vendor session

12:15 – 12:30 pm

Award Ceremony

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Workplace Wellness and Onsite Care

Speaker: Dave Drap

Today’s workforce is looking for wellness programs that address total health, which many generic wellness programs fall short of achieving. Having the support from leadership, evaluating wellness programs and benchmarking your wellness program against others is imperative. We will explore:

  • Leadership’s role in Wellness
  • Benchmarking Wellness Programs
  • Generic Wellness vs. Holistic Wellness Programs
  • Case Study: Onsite Care

1:15 – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 2:15 pm

The Five Pillars of Health: What You Need to Fulfill Your Potential

Speaker: Sonia Satra

When most people hear the word “health” they think diet and exercise…and they stop listening. We’ll discover the 5 pillars of true health-mindset, exercise, nutrition, sleep and energy to uncover why we need to build up each pillar in order to live the most creative, successful life.
In this fun, high-content session we will:

  • Dive deep into each of the five pillars of health and uncover what each one means to you
  • Understand what’s holding you back from achieving good health-and what to do about it
  • Learn cutting-edge science about what’s affecting your health and how you can use it to your advantage
  • Create an action plan to help you optimize each of the five pillars of health

2:15 – 2:30 pm


2:30 – 3:15 pm

A Foundation for Momentum to Thrive at Work and in Life

Speaker: Nancy Rothstein, MBA

Research and experience continue to confirm the integral connection of healthy sleep to the performance, productivity, health, and safety of all employees. This holds true at work, at home, and when engaged in leisure. In the past, sleep was sequestered to the home environment and received little if any attention from the C-Suite or HR as a significant component of workforce output, health care costs, or the bottom line. The CDC calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic but it’s also a matter of concern for all employers and beckons attention. We will discover the following:

  • Understand why sleep is integral to employee success and merits inclusion in wellness programming
  • Options to engage in offering sleep initiatives to their workforce
  • Practical tips to implement for personal sleep improvement and to foster employee engagement in future sleep initiatives.

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Movement of Thought: How Improvisation and Play Contribute to Our Overall Wellness

Speaker: Sarah Rodenhouse

During this interactive and physically engaging creative movement workshop, we will use improvisational exercises and non-conventional prompts to move your body in an accessible, stimulating way. With a lot of fun, play, and humor, you will not only decompress and spark new relationships, but provoke creative thinking and engage in concepts that help you investigate your physical, emotional, and mental perspectives. Asking yourself…How can we challenge the parameters and structures placed upon us? How can improvisational techniques be applied to our daily lives? And in what way does play and creativity affect our holistic wellness?

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm


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Join us for our 12th annual Wellness 360 Conference on April 24, 2020!


*Conference has applied for CEU’s