Fostering Inclusivity: Practical Strategies for Supporting Diversity in the Workplace

Our webinar, honoring Juneteenth and Pride Month, industry experts explore the critical role of prioritizing diverse employees’ mental health in your organization. 

What You’ll Learn

Most employees (80%) consider workplace inclusivity crucial when job hunting, and 72% would consider leaving for a more inclusive environment.  Despite growing discussions on workplace diversity and mental health, many employers are still navigating how to implement effective initiatives to support diverse employees. Join our webinar, honoring Juneteenth and Pride Month, as industry experts explore the critical role of prioritizing diverse employees’ mental health in your organization. 

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of culturally responsive care and access to a network of therapists and coaches who provide personalized mental health support for all employees
  • How to be intentional in your diversity and inclusion efforts, including ERGs and other workplace culture initiatives 
  • Ways to design benefits, programs, and policies to support the unique experiences of all employees

Featured Speakers

Pascale Thomas

Vice President, Enterprise Employee Benefits and Well-Being,
The Walt Disney Company

Bahar Ozkan

Senior Director Global Corporate Wellbeing, Concentrix + Webhelp

Alethea Varra

Senior Vice President, Clinical Care,
Lyra Health

Featured Speakers

Briahn Badelle

Manager, Provider Network Development, Lyra Health

Keren Leheavot

Sr. Clinical Training Lead, Culturally Responsive Care,
Lyra Health

Featured Speaker

Chris Jackson

SVP of Partnerships, Lyra Health

About the Panel

Briahn Badelle

Briahn Badelle, LCSW is the Manager of the Special Projects team with Provider Network Development at Lyra as well as a Black at Lyra ERG leader. Briahn earned her masters degree in social work and prior to Lyra worked in various mental health spaces as a student services director for middle and high school students, a wellness director at a large youth non-profit, a trauma medical social and as a private practice owner (and former Lyra DA therapist). Briahn’s mission is to help grow a diverse network of amazing therapists and to create spaces where Lyraians with varying intersections can show up as their authentic selves.

Keren Leheavot

Dr. Keren Lehavot is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined Lyra Health in 2022 as a Senior Clinical Training Lead for Culturally Responsive Care. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 2010 and completed her internship and fellowship at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle, WA, where she worked for over a decade prior to joining Lyra. In her work as a Core Investigator at VAPSHCS and Associate Professor at the University of Washington, she was responsible for a research program that focused on health disparities for vulnerable populations, LGBTQIA+ mental health, barriers in access to care, adapted treatments for diverse populations, and risk factors and consequences of trauma. In service of this work, she obtained research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the VA, and the Centers for Disease Control and published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has also served on multiple national boards and committees, including for the VA’s Office of Research Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group and as a LGBTQIA+ Content Expert for the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act’s Annual Evaluation Initaitve. Dr. Lehavot is passionate about reducing health disparities for minoritized populations and promoting inclusive, affirming, and culturally responsive care.