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Live Well, Work Well

Sponsor(s):  Sterling Lexicon

New challenges call for new solutions.

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the way companies approach their well-being and mobility programs. Whether you manage employees who are front-line responders in high-risk jobs and locations, or parents and family caregivers struggling to balance remote work with elder- or child-care responsibilities, workers are facing new challenges to their mental and physical health.

In turn, companies are rethinking their support programs and how best to respond – putting a new spotlight on safety, communication, and compliance. For talent mobility professionals managing widely dispersed workers and teams, gauging employee health can be even more difficult.

Focus: U.S., Global

CE Credit (fees may apply):  CRP GMS

The Speakers

Associate Director – Reward & Wellbeing, Human Resources

Hazel Robinson
Brunel University London

Hazel is currently an Associate Director in Human Resources and the Head of Reward and Wellbeing for Brunel University London, a broad role including responsibility for employee Global Mobility and Wellbeing.

Having worked in Higher Education in the UK and the Middle East over the last 10 years, and previously spent 25 years working and living in the sunny climes of South Africa, Hazel has an MSc in Human Resources Management from Edinburgh Napier University, an HRMPR from the University of South Africa, and is a member of both the CIPD (MCIPD), and CIPP (MCIPP).
Hazel takes the ‘people’ factor very seriously, in both her work and many interests, having undertaken counselling for victims of domestic abuse and violence as part of her earlier studies, which led to an inexhaustible interest in relationships and how people communicate. She completed a further course in psychotherapy to feed this interest and believes strongly in the value of exploring communication and engagement to gain positive results and developments for colleagues in their wellbeing at work, and equally in their home life.
Not only does she have a passion for people, Hazel also supports several animal welfare initiatives, having started and run a charity in South Africa in the interests and protection of feral cats. She now has an adoring greyhound and a wily cat, helping her appreciate the balance of sincere loyalty and abject indifference.

Manager, Health & Wellness

Dawn Larlee
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Dawn Larlee is the Manager, Health & Wellness at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where she oversees the strategic direction and wellness strategy for over 8300 global employees by setting the direction for employee-wide wellness initiatives that raise awareness, educate and drive employee engagement and deliver creative and high-value experiences to employees. Dawn is a passionate health and wellness professional with over 22 years of expertise developing, executing, evaluating, and managing worksite wellness and population health management programs.

She holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Marist College and a Master of Science in Health Promotion Management from Nebraska Methodist College. In addition to her academic achievements, Dawn also attained national certifications as a Certified Wellness Program Director (CWPD) through the Chapman Institute and a Master Health Education Specialist (MCHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and has achieved Faculty Status through the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

Prior to her career at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Dawn worked in corporate wellness as a consultant for over 40 mid to large size employer groups and was a Fitness & Wellness Director in both commercial and military wellness center roles. She also worked as a Marketing Director for the US Government in Germany.

Global Learning and Development Manager, Human Resources

Deborah Saberi
Marie Stopes International

Deborah Saberi is the Global Head of Learning, Development and Wellbeing at Marie Stopes international, a sexual and reproductive health social business working in 37 countries. As part of her role she leads on the organisations’ wellbeing strategy - driving campaigns that promote, maintain and improve the health of team members across the organisation. Prior to working in Learning and Development Deborah worked as a HR Business Partner supporting international team members at Marie Stopes International and at the British Red Cross where she worked, amongst other things, on the HR support following the Haiti earthquake and 2004 Tsunami.

The Moderators

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Melanie Klaschka, CRP, GMS
Sterling Lexicon

Having relocated and traveled all around the world, Melanie understands the impact of assimilating to new cultures and environments and the effect it can have on expats. Melanie has developed global partnerships and programs for some of the largest Fortune 100 firms. She has held every role from vice president, global sales to general manager within the tri-state area. Melanie has a keen ability to manage VIPs, cultivate strategic relationships and drive customer satisfaction. She is actively involved in the U.S./German community and serves as a lead mentor for German Accelerator where she was just awarded “Mentor of the Quarter.”

Melanie has over 20 years of experience in the relocation industry; 4 years are with Sterling Lexicon.  She has earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) certifications and speaks English and German.  She has lived in Germany for 2 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in international business.