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Addiction and mental health challenges go hand in hand, with 50% of problematic drinkers also reporting a mental health illness. Addiction affects not just the individual but also their community, family, and employer, with significant downstream effects. Unfortunately, only one in 10 people get treatment due to stigma and difficulty accessing and paying for appropriate care. Join to hear how leaders across a wide range of industries are breaking down stigma and barriers to support their employees and loved ones impacted by addiction to make room for recovery.
Chief Medical Executive Director, Cummins
Vice President, Healthy Culture,
Rogers Behavioral Health
VP of Customer Success, Lyra Health
Bob Chestnut, MD, MOH, Dip ABFM/ABPM, is the chief medical executive director at Cummins Inc. Dr. Chestnut plays a key role in the Cummins’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He leads COVID case management, worksite vaccinations and testing, site entry screening, and the application of enhanced safety protocols. Dr. Chestnut also plays a key role in the development and implementation of the It’s OK Campaign, a global Cummins’ initiative aimed to destigmatize and normalize Mental Health.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Chestnut was the primary care and occupational health medical director at the Cummins LiveWell Center in Columbus, Indiana. Dr. Chestnut earned his medical doctorate (MD) at the University of Utah. Dr. Chestnut completed residencies in both family medicine and occupational and environmental medicine and earned a Masters of Occupational Health (MOH) at the University of Utah. Dr. Chestnut was also a quality improvement scholar and a chief resident at the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Chestnut previously worked as a visiting instructor in family medicine at the University of Utah.
Sandra Kuhn is a senior Total Health Management consultant for the National Leader for Behavioral Health solutions at Mercer; a global consulting leader dedicated to advancing the health, wealth, and career of our client’s employees. Sandra brings a long history of specialty consulting in the field of Behavioral Health, and assists many employers by leveraging both clinical and theoretical expertise as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). A deep collection of consulting experiences allows Sandra to assess the employer’s Behavioral Health strategy as a whole, integrating and making connections between programs for cost-effective, cohesive delivery of care and favorable consumer experience that drive meaningful results for employer and employee alike. Sandra has more than 20 years of experience with Mercer. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in math and economics, and a Master of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University. She is certified to deliver training on the adult curriculum for Mental Health First Aid (National Council for Behavioral Health) and leads efforts to deliver Mercer’s curriculum for Behavioral Health Manager Training.
Sue McKenzie Dicks has led the development of educational programs and collaborative projects in the health field at a local, state and national level. Ms. Dicks provided national training under grants from CDC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Department of Education. As the Vice President of Healthy Culture, Rogers Behavioral Health, she provides leadership to internal culture efforts including equity, and facilitates WISE (Wise Initiative for Stigma Elimination). Sue works through internal and external partnerships to reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges and increase effective supports in workplaces and communities. Her work on culture change through compassion resilience has reached audiences across the world. Innovative program design, collaborative leadership skills, and tenacity are key assets she brings to Rogers and WISE.
Susan Wyatt, MPH, is a recognized leader with a passion for public health and creating systems that help people lead physically and mentally healthy lives. Susan currently leads the customer success team at Lyra Health, overseeing relationships and building trust with partner companies, and serves as a company spokeswoman. Her public health and benefit business partnership experience includes roles as a senior benefits business partner at Target and as a population health consultant at UnitedHealth Group.