2021 Key Trends in Supporting Employee Mental Health

What You’ll Learn in this On-Demand Replay

In 2020, employers worldwide shifted policies and company cultures to respond to urgent workforce mental health needs amid the global pandemic. With more than 80% of U.S. workers reporting mental health challenges, employee mental health will continue to play a crucial part in HR and Benefits strategy in the year ahead. In this panel discussion, thought leaders from Kellogg, TIAA, Prospect Medical Holdings and Lyra shared insights into trends shaping mental health at work in 2021 and actionable tips to implement them in your organization.

In this webinar replay, the panel covers trends that speak to:

  • Addressing the full spectrum of mental health needs, with a comprehensive benefits strategy and a special focus on preventative care
  • Engaging company leadership on mental health awareness and de-stigmatization
  • Focusing on the mental health needs of workforce subpopulations, including parents, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ employees
  • Adopting value-based mental health benefits with accountability around patient outcomes

Featured Speakers

Darci Dunn CHRS GPHR

National Director Employee Benefits and Wellness, Prospect Medical Holdings

Sean Woodroffe

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA

Darin Aldrich

Sr. Director, Total Rewards, Kellogg Company

Featured Speakers

Joe Grasso

Joe Grasso, PhD, Clinical Director, Partnerships, Lyra Health

Steve Blumenfield

Head of Strategy and Innovation for Health and Benefits, North America, Willis Towers Watson


Joe Grasso PhD

Clinical Director, Lyra Health

About the Panel

Darci J. Dunn

With over 20 years’ experience in the Benefits, Human Resources and employee relations space, my background encompasses a comprehensive depth and breadth of knowledge. I have worked in many sectors including tech, e-commerce, media, private industry, advisory, government contracting, hospital and security over the span of my career. My career focus goes beyond benefits and human resources to include Wellness, Retirement plans, Compensation, recruitment and HRIS Management. Throughout my career I have designed and implemented a wide spectrum of integrated benefits, retirement and wellness programs addressing the needs of clients from boutique to large scale solutions, start-up to established corporations. Beyond the BA I earned from Notre Dame of Maryland University, I am also a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist (CHRS). I have my Certificate in Global Human Resources through SHRM (GPHR).

Sean Woodroffe

Sean Woodroffe is responsible for TIAA’s human resources strategy and execution for the organization’s global workforce, including compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, organizational design and effectiveness, and inclusion and diversity.He also oversees the organization’s internal communications strategy, which focuses on driving the alignment and engagement of approximately 16,500 employees. Joining TIAA in 2017, Sean is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at TIAA. Previously, he held the Chief People Officer position at National Life Group. Prior to that, Sean served as the U.S. Head of HR and Associate Communications at Sun Life Financial U.S., and also held senior executive HR roles at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, and the United Bank for Africa. He started his career and spent over 18 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he last served as First Vice President and Head of International HR based in London. Sean also led HR for Merrill Lynch’s Japan Wealth Management business unit based in Tokyo. Sean is an active leader in the community and currently serves on the Board of the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, the Board of Shaw University and the Gartner CHRO Global Leadership Board. He received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Shaw University.

Darin Aldrich

Darin Aldrich, Sr. Director, Total Rewards at the Kellogg Company, sets Total Health strategy and direction for 10,000+ employees in the US and Canada. Through Total Health pillars of Physical Health, Financial Health, Emotional Health, and Social Health, he and his team deliver progressive programs and policies that meet evolving employee needs. Darin has had the pleasure of leading this work for almost three years and has enjoyed another 13 years of employment at Kellogg in a variety of roles throughout the US. He holds an MBA from Penn State and undergraduate degrees from Western Michigan University. He, his wife, and two daughters reside in Battle Creek, MI.

Joe Grasso

Joe Grasso, PhD, is Clinical Director of Partnerships at Lyra and a licensed clinical psychologist. He specializes in mixed-methods research and evaluation, health care quality improvement and implementation science, and program development.