In October 2021, SHRM Foundation hosted the first of its kind summit around mental health and wellness in the workplace.
This groundbreaking event brought together CEOs, CHROs, philanthropists, subject matter experts, scholars, and business leaders from all sectors of industry to listen, learn, and work together to chart our best path forward. Attendees collaborated with innovative thought leaders through curated sessions geared towards prioritizing workplace mental health and wellness in a way that will empower workers and enhance workplaces globally.
Summit Leadership Committee
Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD
CEO at American Psychological Association
Founder and Chairman of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation
Mental Health Ambassador and Chair, Global Campaign on Mental Health at Johnson & Johnson
CEO at PsychHub
Chief People and Culture Officer at ManpowerGroup
Sean Sullivan, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resource Officer at SHRM
Executive Vice President at One Mind at Work
President – Infrastructure, Defence & Aerospace and Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons Private Limited
Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Chief Knowledge Officer at SHRM
Subha V. Barry
Chief Executive Officer of Seramount
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cesar Carvalho , Co-Founder & CEO at Gympass
Co-Founder & CEO at Gympass
Richard S. Cohen
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Executive Vice President of Forbes Media and Publisher of ForbesWomen
Keaton Fletcher, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology
Nadine Burke Harris MD, MPH, FAAP
California Surgeon General
Sonja Hughes, MD, MHA, FACOG
Vice President, Strategy & Service Excellence at Aetna, a CVS Health Company
Susan Conway Jablonski
Founder, The Leadership Consortium
Patrick J. Kennedy
Former Congressman (D-RI); Founder The Kennedy Forum; Co-founder One Mind; Co-founder Psych Hub
Debra Lerner, MS, Ph.D
Associate Director for Organizational Impact Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry Tufts SOM
Joanne P. McCallie
Author and NCAA Basketball Coach
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ashley E. Nixon, Ph.D., SPHR
Associate Professor of HR/OB
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Peter S. Paine III
Dr. Enrica N. Ruggs
Senior Director, Center for Public Health, Milken Institute
David Stark, MD
Co-Founder and Chairman, One Mind
Carmilla Tan, FSA, MAAA
Head of Global Benefits at Bank of America
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aging with Dignity
To kick off the the Summit, attendees participated in sessions that set up the challenge before us and the supporting data behind the need for a movement toward destigmatizing and supporting workplace mental health and wellness. Then, the afternoon sessions focused on actionable solutions with inspiring and hopeful messages from luminaries and experts that are rooted in forward-looking solutions.
Check back soon to access these cutting-edge sessions to get a better understanding of critical mental health topics and identify approaches to prioritize mental health and wellness in your workplace.
The SHRM Foundation is grateful for the financial commitments made from numerous companies, foundations, and individuals to cultivate healthier workplaces through our Workplace Mental Health and Wellness partners. Contributions lead the way to ensuring HR professionals receive curated, cutting-edge resources to help navigate the workplace mental health and wellness landscape and for HR to be a positive social force in creating healthier work environments.