They arrived by plane, train, and car. Wellbeing Works Florida rolled into Palm Beach on June 6, 2019.
Close to 300 HR professionals converged on the Palm Beach Hilton for the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County Annual Conference. Attendees packed the Majestic Ballroom for a luncheon keynote session by Emily M. Dickens, J.D., corporate secretary and chief of staff of SHRM, as well as the East Coast Launch of Wellbeing Works Florida. WWF Informational Table Palm Beach Florida.
WWF Team ready to go!
“I was so impressed with this conference and the Palm Beach HR leadership as well as the new Wellbeing Works Florida program initiative for the employers of the State of Florida,” says Dickens. “A great event and program launch!”
Emily M. Dickens, J.D., corporate secretary and chief of staff of SHRM and WWF Leadership Team
Green logo golf shirts were everywhere. Attendees included HR Florida Wellbeing Director, Elisabeth Doehring, SHRM-SCP, PHR, GPHR, CWWPM; Statewide Policy Manager for Tobacco Free Florida, Robert Ostbye, MPH; Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Janiece Davis, MPH; as well as Wellbeing Ambassadors, Rachael Baker, Mike Powers, and Jeri Dembrak. Program sponsor attendees included Vice President of Health & Welfare Director for OneDigital, Leigh Mills, CIC, CEBS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; Laurel Levy of Aetna Community Affairs Department; Aetna Senior Wellness Account Consultant and Mindfulness Advocate, Rachael Baker, MSW, CWPM; and Joe Donahue of LifeLock Symantec Norton.
WWF Informational Table Palm Beach Florida
“June is National Employee Wellness Month. This event was timed to celebrate and embrace employee wellness in the State of Florida. Great to have our area Wellbeing Ambassadors and representatives of Tobacco Free Florida here today, as well as our major sponsors. OneDigital, Aetna, and LifeLock Norton Symantec are corporate leaders and innovators. They did not blink when approached. Florida employers and employees will benefit from their support of wellbeing. There is no better place to mark the Wellbeing Works Florida milestone and the East Coast rollout than Palm Beach’s HR chapter. Aimee Mangold gets it. Kudos to Aimee and her entire HRPBC team!” says HR Florida Wellbeing Director, Elisabeth Doehring.
According to Robert Ostbye, Tobacco Free Florida Statewide Policy Manager, “[T]his launch was pivotal. We are getting the collaborative tobacco cessation program/HR Florida program message now out in the chapters. With our new Wellbeing Works Florida Informational Card and this momentum, we are moving onward and upward!”
HR Palm Beach Chapter President and Del Jones Conference Chair
HR Palm Beach County is now in its 55th year. This year’s HRPBC Conference featured 16 speakers on a wide range of topics. “We had attendees from as far away as Pensacola, Miami and Atlanta,” notes Chapter President Aimee Mangold. “Wellbeing is important to our chapter and the employers of the state of Florida. We were thrilled to host the East Coast Launch of Wellbeing Works Florida at our luncheon.”