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Friday, February 07, 2020
12:00pm - 7:00pm

Regional Policy Council (RPC) Meeting & B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception

"Innovating Mental Health In the Workplace" Regional Policy Council Meeting*
*Includes lunch. 

12:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Horne Room at the Residence Inn
901 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The University of DC Room at the Marriott Marquis Washington
901 Massachusetts Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20001

Please join Mental Health America (MHA) on Friday, February 7, 2020 for a Regional Policy Council (RPC) Meeting and B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception honoring a Governor for championing mental health in their state.

The RPC meeting Innovating Mental Health In the Workplace begins at 12:00 pm EST with a networking lunch followed by an in-depth exploration of:

  • trends in employer benefits designed to meet employee mental health needs,
  • specific workplace mental health programs, including MHA’s Bell Seal,
  • federal agency initiatives and programs aimed at keeping people employed,
  • policy ideas to create and reward mentally healthy workplaces.

The RPC meeting will take place in the Horne Room of the Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Convention Center at 901 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. 

Following the meeting, starting at 5:00 pm, MHA will hold the B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception honoring a governor for outstanding leadership in mental health at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC Convention Center across from the RPC Workplace meeting at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. 


Innovating Mental Health in the Workplace

Friday February 7, 2020
12:00 pm – 4:45 pm Eastern Standard Time

Residence Inn by Marriott 901 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20001

Friday, February 7th
12:00 pm - 1:00pm Networking Lunch with a federal update by MHA Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Mary Giliberti
1:00pm - 1:45pm

MHA’s Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health & Revisiting the Workplace Mental Health Survey, MHA Manager of Workplace Mental Health, Taylor Adams

1:45pm - 2:30pm Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design, National Business Group on Health Senior Manager, Dylan Landers-Nelson
2:30pm - 2:45pm


2:45pm - 3:15pm

MHA Affiliate Spotlight: Occumetrics Program, MHA of Ohio Executive Director, Kenton Beachy

3:15pm - 3:45pm Workplace small groups discussion: In which Bell Seal category would your workplace culture fall? Are there recent changes in your workplace that have improved or hurt workplace culture? What more can policymakers do to facilitate faster adoption of mentally healthy workplaces in profit-driven markets?
3:45pm - 4:15pm Department of Labor (invited)
4:15pm - 4:45pm Expanding the Workforce with Peers & Discussion of Model Peer Legislation, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, Kelly Davis and MHA of New Jersey Director of Public Policy, Barbara Johnston
4:45pm Wrap-up and Conclusions
5:00pm - 7:00pm B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception at the Marriott Marquis (across the street in the University of DC Room)

*The agenda is a draft and times may change. 

Questions may be directed to or