A Collaborative Discussion: Workforce Well-Being, Post-COVID Challenges & Opportunities

Workforce Well-Being
This is a unique opportunity to share ideas around cultivating employee resilience as we return to our physical work environments.

About this Webinar

Improving employee well-being, preparing for a return back to the workplace, and unlocking workforce potential.

Please join us where our panel of experts share insights on how agencies/organizations can improve employee well-being, preparing for a return back to the workplace, and unlock workforce potential. The impact of the worldwide pandemic has only increased uncertainty and complex emotions in all aspects of our lives. The challenges around shifting from remote work back to physically being present at work has brought new stresses and questions as to how and when workplaces will reopen. This is a unique opportunity to share ideas around cultivating employee resilience as we return to our physical work environments.

Your Host

Kenneth McGill, EdS LMFT

Solution-Focused Care Senior Scientist at Opeeka

Kenneth McGill spent the last 12 years at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care serving as the statewide trainer on Wraparound, the fundamental evidence-based practice offered throughout the New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC), and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) curriculum. Ken was the 2013 recipient of the Praed Foundation’s Outcomes Champion (CANS) Award for his work in children’s systems of care and outcomes management. He has more than 20 years of experience in marriage and family therapy, education and research and is currently serving as President of the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NJAMFT). Ken received his Education Specialist degree in marriage and family therapy from and his Master’s in Education from Seton Hall University.


Kimberly Bond, MS, LMFT

Kimberly Bond, MS, LMFT

Executive Vice President at OPEN MINDS

Kimberly Bond, MS, LMFT, has over thirty years of experience providing behavioral health treatment in the public and community settings. Ms. Bond currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development at OPEN MINDS. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Bond served concurrently as a Program Coordinator III and Clinical Manager of Adult Services and a Program Coordinator II and Clinical Manager of Recovery Services for the Ozark Guidance Center. In these roles, Ms. Bond was responsible for the administrative and clinical oversight of the adult outpatient and adult intensive mental health services on the Springdale Campus as well as the adult recovery/co-occurring services, including domestic violence and anger management treatment. Ms. Bond served 8 years as the President and CEO of Mental Health Systems, Inc. where she helped them grow into one of the largest providers of behavioral health services in California.

Paul Brylske, MSW, LCSW-C

Paul Brylske, MSW, LCSW-C

Director, Treatment Foster Care at The Kennedy Krieger Institute

Since 1991, Brylske has been instrumental in the development of the Kennedy Krieger Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, TFC Program. Currently he is the program’s director. In addition, he has developed the program’s capacity to provide respite through the implementation of local, state, and federal grants.Brylske is a member of the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Chairperson of the Maryland Treatment Foster Care Coalition, Board Member of the Maryland Respite Care Coalition, and was appointed by the Governor as Vice-Chair of the Maryland Caregiver Support Coordinating Council.Brylske has presented throughout the United States and Canada on issues related to treatment foster care, adoptions, and respite. This has primarily been in the areas of program implementation, parent training, and program outcomes.

Richard Knecht, M.S.

Richard Knecht, M.S.

Managing Partner, Integrated Human Services Group, LLC

Richard has more than 30 years of experience as a celebrated clinician, speaker, executive coach, facilitator and organizational engineer. Richard Knecht has delivered program operations, leadership, strategic planning and training services to public and private healthcare and human service systems. He is highly regarded in California for his work in designing, adapting and implementing integrated Systems of Care for public human service agencies.

Dr. Kate Cordell

Dr. Kate Cordell, Ph.D., M.P.H.

President, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Opeeka

Dr. Cordell is a nationwide thought leader for behavioral health technology, integrating data systems to support a whole- person approach to care. She has built models for federal, state, county, healthcare provider and community-based agencies to convert behavioral health and social program data into decisions and decisions into positive outcomes. Dr. Cordell works to identify whether individuals and families are improving during care. She is especially interested in what works for whom. Every person and family have a story, often complex but also sewn with common thread. Dr. Cordell uses longitudinal analysis methods to model the changing patterns in these complex tapestries, hoping to identify common elements of design.

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