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Mental Health in the Workplace | A Massachusetts High Technology Council Women in Leadership Program

Sep 20, 2022 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joanne T. Ayoub
Vice President, Human Resources @Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jo Ayoub is the VP of HR for BIDMC. She’s responsible for building leadership capacity across the BIDMC & for designing & implementing interventions aimed at increasing organization-wide performance—ultimately helping to improve the delivery of care to patients & quality of work life for employees. During the past 3 years, Jo stepped up as a key leader in developing strategy & operationalizing organizational goals related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Jo has earned a reputation as a trusted confident & for her ability to bring people together to achieve lasting change. With 35+ years of experience in HR, Jo’s expertise is in executive coaching, large group facilitation, conflict & mediation, talent management, & employee engagement. Jo holds a BA in Psychology from Marlboro College & a Certificate in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution from the Harvard School of Public Health; Jo is a Lore certified Executive Coach & certified in several assessment instruments such as Myers-Briggs.
Kana Enomoto
Senior Knowledge Expert; Director of Brain Health for the McKinsey Health Institute @McKinsey & Company
Kana is the director of brain health for the McKinsey Health Institute, where she specializes in behavioral health, public health & delivery-system reform. She has 20+ years of experience as a federal executive in mental health & substance-use policy, data, programs & practice improvement. She’s a global thought leader w/ a strong record of achieving public policy goals, delivering programmatic impact, & inspiring organizational & social change. Since joining McKinsey in 2019, Kana cofounded the Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare to address underinvested areas of health w/ a focus on behavioral health. Prior to McKinsey, she was acting admin for the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin & served as sr. advisor in the US health & human services agency, where she provided strategic guidance on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Kana also did research & clinical services w/ a focus on mental health & trauma for minority patients & has received awards for her work
Louisa G. Sylvia, Ph.D.
Assoc Dir, Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation; Director, Office of Women's Careers / Assoc Prof of Psychology @Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Dr. Louisa Sylvia is a psychologist & Associate Director at Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Director of the Office for Women’s Careers at MGH & an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Her major research interests are developing resilience & wellness programs for individuals w/ mood disorders. She's published 150+ peer-reviewed manuscripts, co-authored a workbook for Bipolar II Disorder, authored the Complete Wellness Workbook for Bipolar Disorder & presented her work at numerous conferences around the world. Dr. Sylvia developed 6 in-person, psychosocial-based treatments for people w/ depression, 4 online psychosocial interventions for stress, & launched a new stepped-care, team-based treatment approach for bipolar disorder. Dr. Sylvia is a prominent educator & mentor in her field. She has spoken nationally on the importance of role models & mentors for women & currently oversees faculty development for women at MGH.