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(NOW VIRTUAL) RECOVERY AT WORK: EMPLOYER MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SUMMIT
September 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm UTC+0Free – $350
This event is free to attend for Indiana Chamber and Wellness Council of Indiana Members.
Wellness Council of Indiana Members: E-mail [email protected] or call (317) 919-6462 for registration discount.
Managing and supervising individuals is always a nuanced and skilled component of workplace culture and operations. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect how business operates, it also has left many individuals in need of assistance for mental health and substance use concerns. The workplace serves as one of the most effective areas to be directed towards evidence-based resources and as employees return to their “new normal” many will need assistance.
In succession to the 2020 Indiana Employer Opioid Summit, this conference will connect Indiana employers with mental health and substance use subject matter experts and provide best practice guidance and resources in a digestible format built for the workplace audience. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to connect and engage with employers and partners throughout the state.
James Burns is the Interim Executive Director for The Kennedy Forum Illinois. He leads the organization in their effort to eliminate stigma and discrimination against those living with mental health and substance use disorders.
He has collaborated with hundreds of people and organizations across the city, state and country to normalize how people think and feel about mental health. James has over 12 years of sobriety and has seen the impact of mental health and substance use conditions personally, within his family, and society at large, and believes passionately about reducing stigma through interaction.
James is a Chicagoan, earned his Bachelor’s degree at DePaul University and his M.A. at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. He serves as chair for his local school council, runs a community-based non-profit focused on inclusive use of parks along the Chicago River’s south branch and is an active member of the Auxiliary Board at the Shedd Aquarium. James is father to two young daughters and resides in Bridgeport.
Bob Chestnut, MD, MOH, Dip ABFM/ABPM
Bob Chestnut, MD, MOH, Dip ABFM/ABPM is the Chief Medical Director at Cummins Inc. Before starting this role for Cummins, 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 prior to moving to Indiana to work for Cummins. Since early 2020, Dr. Chestnut has been a member of the Risk Assessment MRG for the COVID-19 response and a Subject Matter Expert for the Safe Work Playbook. Dr. Chestnut plays a key role in the development and implementation of our enhanced safety protocols, site entry screening, global COVID case management, vaccinations, and mental health initiative.
Kim LaMontagne guides organizations in creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace culture where employees feel safe asking for help without fear of stigma, judgement or retribution. Her mission is to share experiences and teach leaders how to promote a culture of safety in the workplace that empowers individuals to speak openly about mental health. Kim has been sober for 12 years and imparts her experience of living “behind a mask” with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and alcohol use.
She is author of the book It’s Ok to Not Be Ok, and a contributing author of The Strength of Our Anchors. She is also a Teacher and State Trainer with National Alliance on Mental Health, a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock – Campaign to Combat Behavioral Health Stigma and Discrimination, and the Director of the USA Chapter of The Uncommon Woman, International Chapters.