Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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LVBCH Employer Forum - 6/6/18

"The Role of the EAP in the Opioid Crisis & Emerging Trends in Benefits" 

You are invited to attend an educational event titled "The Role of the EAP in the Opioid Crisis & Emerging Trends in Benefits" co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) and Univest Insurance.  The event will be held at the PBS39/WLVT Public Media Center located in Bethlehem, PA near Steel Stacks and ArtsQuest.   Additional information about the event as well as a list of learning objectives is presented below.

HR attendees can earn 1.25 PDC's (professional development credits) towards their SHRM and HRCI designations.  Bring your colleagues and join us for an educational event you won't want to miss!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn about the rise of the opioid epidemic and how it affects employees and employers.
  • Gain information about the role of the employee assistance program (EAP) in the opioid crisis.
  • Get a basic understanding of emerging trends in benefits for employers offering health benefits.
  • Learn cost containment strategies to use at benefits renewal time each year for all sizes of employers including large or self-insured employers.
  • Provide business acumen and HR strategy suggestions in the areas of employee engagement and employee health safety and benefits cost containment trends.

Program Schedule

  8:00 am   Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking

  8:25 am   Welcome & Introductions
  8:30 am   The Role of the EAP in the Opioid Crisis (Carolyn Lamparella)
  9:30 am   Emerging Trends in Benefits (Kevin Davis)          
10:30 am   Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Featured Speakers

Carolyn Lamparella Ed.S. L.P.C.
Program Director
Preferred EAP


My educational background includes an Ed.S. in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University and a specialized certification in Infant and Young Child Mental Health from the Washington School of Psychiatry.  I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1994 and have grown as a clinician and manager through my work with numerous non-profit organizations and private practices over the years.  In 2002, I returned to the Lehigh Valley and two years later, joined Preferred EAP as a counselor and trainer. During my tenure at Preferred EAP, I have developed and conducted numerous seminars on stress management, emotional eating, managing emotions, understanding adolescents and coping with change in addition to providing counseling services for individuals, families, children and adolescents. 

As Clinical Manager at Preferred EAP, I introduced Feedback Informed Treatment, an innovative clinical approach for evaluating and improving the quality of our counseling, coaching and consultation services. More recently, I assumed the role of Program Director and continue with my personal mission of increasing access to high quality EAP services through innovative approaches such as Virtual Counseling and Feedback Informed Treatment.

Kevin Davis
Senior Benefits Consultant & Vice President
Univest Insurance

email: davisk@univest.net
Phone: 610-966-1315 

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in benefit sales and consulting. Kevin is known for his diligent service and dedication to being an industry expert. He provides expertise in the areas of compliance, strategic planning, employee engagement and communications.

He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and serves on the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare Education and Wellness Committee.

Kevin earned his bachelors degree from St. Joseph’s. He also holds the Certificate of Healthcare Reform Studies from The American College and is presently pursuing his Chartered Healthcare Consultant designation.

An active member in his local community, Kevin is a supporter for PBS39, LifePath and ArtsQuest and also serves as a ministry leader and deacon at Calvary Chapel in Quakertown. In addition to being a devoted husband and father to three daughters, Kevin is an avid music collector with more than 10,000 albums. 

Registration Information

  • This event is for LVBCH EMPLOYER members only.
  • Cost to attend is FREE.
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Space is limited; you must register to attend this event. 
  • Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

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