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Live Well, Work Well
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):
Associate Director – Reward & Wellbeing, Human Resources
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 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
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.
Director, Global Business Development Strategy
For Melanie, it’s personal. Having relocated and traveled all around the world, she understands the impact that exposing yourself to different cultures and people can have. Based on her personal experiences, Melanie has developed global partnerships and programs for some of the largest Fortune 100 firms. She has spent over two decades in the relocation world (though she'd claim she's spent her entire life relocating!) and has held every role from Vice President, Global Sales to General Manager, running three markets in the Greater New York City area. Melanie has also earned a reputation as a trusted resource for the Entertainment industry providing production housing and travel accommodations worldwide.
Most recently, in order to gain a better understanding of the needs of her clients – Melanie took an expatriate assignment to Europe and spent two years learning and developing the EMEA market. Melanie recently received her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation she also holds a Global Mobility Specialist designation and a degree in International Business. She is an avid runner, fundraiser and volunteer.