Thursday July 23, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT
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bkm OfficeWorks Showroom 
4780 Eastgate Mall
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

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Katelyn Loveridge 
bkm OfficeWorks 

If you have already registered, thank you.  We look forward to seeing you there!  If you plan to attend, please register by clicking on the image below so we can have special goodies prepared just for you! 

 Just a few reminders:

7:15 Registration opens for healthy breakfast
8:00 Prompt program start with keynote then panel discussion

Courtesy note:  The event is located in the UTC area, so make time for traffic! 

We hope you will stay throughout the morning through the keynote presentation, panel discussion and expo.  The dialogue will be rich with content!  In addition, we have some very exciting raffle prizes, including a Corporate Cooking Class for up to 20 people by Café Merlot! 

See you Thursday!  

Join bkm, Steelcase and our local partners as we introduce Kevin Butler, Senior Ergonomist and Wellbeing expert from Steelcase corporate for an exciting talk on how the workplace enviornment drives corporate culture and wellbeing for workers as it pertains to the direct impact on the bottom line. We see a paradigm shift on how to measure the effectiveness of space and how space protects an organization's most valuable asset - their people. 

Following will be a compelling panel exchange from leaders representing some of the most well-respected organizations in San Diego - UC San Diego, Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm, County of San Diego and Sharp Healthplan. Our main audience will be companies large and small, looking to better the wellbeing for their employee base and improve productivity as well as gain a more competitive enviornment to attain the highest talent.

Our exhibitors will represent various industries such as fitness, organic gardening, living walls, etc - all geared around the corporate campus.
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7:30 Networking and a delicious Healthy Breakfast Bar by Cafe Merlot
8:00 "Calibrate Your Wellbeing" Presentation by Kevin Butler M.S, CPE
9:15 Panel discussion with key leaders of various industries and Q&A
10:30 Enjoy Wellness Exhibitors and a Power of Place model: showroom tour

Kevin Butler, MS, CPE, Senior Ergonomist, Wellbeing Consultant -  Steelcase

Kevin Butler is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist who holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering.

Although Kevin has extensive experience as an ergonomics consultant, for the last several years he has been almost completely dedicated to the holistic topic of Wellbeing.  While Kevin's primary role at Steelcase began in understanding the meaning of workplace Wellbeing by bench-marking and best-practice-sharing, it has evolved into maximizing his knowledge and expertise as a practitioner.  This is realized by assisting organizations of varying sizes in the design and implementation of their Ergonomic and Wellness program development efforts, always striving to leverage the workplace as a resource to increase both individual and organization Wellbeing. 

Kevin holds professional affiliations with several organizations that include but are not limited to the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 


Tim Johnson- Aramaki, Worforce Health Consultant – Kaiser Permanente

Tim Johnson-Aramaki is a Workforce Health Consultant at Kaiser Permanente where he focuses on public sector entities throughout California.  

For the last five years, Tim has supported San Diego-based organizations in the development, implementation, and promotion of wellness programs.  Prior to KP, Tim worked on Real Life. Real Talk., a national collaboration anchored by the Ford Foundation and Planned Parenthood for the design of a teen health behavior change program.  

As a result of these experiences, Tim is expert in translating behavior change theories into actionable and meaningful steps for organizations interested in building wellness programs.  He often advises those interested in wellness to follow the simple-to-remember-but-difficult-to-do mantra for successful programs, “Make it easy, fun, and popular.”  Tim holds a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Public Health from the University of Michigan.  

Walter Kanzler, Architect LEED - Qualcomm 

Walt Kanzler is a licensed Architect and LEED accredited professional with over 20 years of successful experience in Architectural Design and Project Delivery with a focus on Sustainability.

His current role at Qualcomm is Director of Facilities Design where he manages a staff of design and engineering professionals to provide new and renovated spaces within Qualcomm real estate and facilities group, developing and maintaining standards utilized throughout the company, programing new construction, master planning multiple sites, renovations, and numerous tenant improvements. Walt is a liaison with the smart cities team within Qualcomm developing smart building technologies for the growing IoE marketplace.

He is also a Board Member at the US Green Building Council- San Diego, Walter has been active in USGBC for over ten years and has been the LEED administrator for several projects that received LEED certification.  He is currently working on several projects at Qualcomm that are seeking LEED certification and Walter is providing in house guidance and direction for the project teams.

Michael Byrd, Chief Business Development Officer - Sharp Heath Plan

Michael Byrd joined Sharp Health Plan as Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer and is responsible for Sales and Account Management, Wellness, Product Development and Marketing.

Prior to joining Sharp Health Plan, Michael was Vice President of Sales Strategy for American Specialty Health, a San Diego health care organization serving the wellness and specialty managed care markets. While at American Specialty Health, Michael was involved in the growth and development of two national sales teams responsible for more than $160 million in annual revenue across multiple lines of business. Michael also helped build and launch the Healthyroads wellness program, which grew under his leadership to over half a million covered lives in three years.

Early in his career, Michael helped build one of the first telephone-based tobacco cessation programs in the country for the State of California through the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He has co-authored research articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of Preventive Medicine on telephone counseling as an effective method to help people stop smoking.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California San Diego and Master's degrees in Social Work and Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Mark Cunningham, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing *Dining* Hospitality Services - UC San Diego

Mark Cunningham is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing*Dining*Hospitality Services at the University of California, San Diego and is in his 35th year of service to the campus. 

 As an Auxiliary enterprise,  Housing*Dining*Hospitality Services is required to be completely self-supporting financially and receives no Federal, State, UC or UC San Diego funding with all his income generated from his customers and their choice to live and/or dine in his facilities.

 Currently,  the program he is responsible for consists of 5.3M sq. ft. of facilities providing a wide variety of housing and dining options to just over 15,000 students, staff, faculty and the dependents through his 636 career staff and 500-600 student staff.

 Over the past ten years,  Mark has delivered just under 6,000 new beds to the campus and will begin construction of a new 1,350 unit apartment complex for graduate/professional students this September scheduled to be completed in May of 2017.

 Mark’s department has consistently received high employee satisfaction scores which is attributed to his commitment to provide a culture and workspace that supports wellbeing. 

Janice Mazone, Deputy Director HR - County of San Diego

Ms. Mazone serves as Deputy Director for the County of San Diego in the Department of Human Resources.  She oversees two divisions; Risk Management and Employee Benefits. She is responsible for all operational and fiscal aspects for the Department of Human Resources.  

During her tenure at the County, Ms. Mazone has been responsible for the development and implementation of various programs for all divisions.  One such program is the County’s very successful Work Safe / Stay Healthy program, which emphasizes employee safety and health at the work place.  The Work Safe / Stay Healthy program has been recognized nationally.

Ms. Mazone recently launched the very successful Employee Wellness Program for the County of San Diego. The program is currently in its third year with great participation and enthusiasm from County employees. The program has support from all levels of the organization; which is demonstrated by the Quarterly Executive Sponsors. The featured executives create a video that is communicated to all employees via their computer.  The message speaks about their own personal wellness journey with tips and their experiences and sometimes struggles. The Executive Sponsor videos are always encouraging and invite the employees to participate and take charge of their own wellness.  Each year there is an overarching theme for the program which the quarterly challenges support. The quarterly challenges alternate between exercise and nutrition.  Some of the successful quarterly challenges have been  the Annual Stairwell Challenge, Amazing Race, Summer Salad Slam, Know Your Numbers Campaign, Maintain Don’t Gain, to name a few.  The Employee Wellness program has something for all employees no matter where they are in their personal “Health and Wellness” journey.   Additionally, each quarter has supporting Wellness activities such as biometric screenings, blood pressure screenings, Wellness Wednesdays, monthly Farmer’s Markets, the annual fall Flu Shot Campaign; these are only a sampling of the activities that are offered.  Our goal is to have something for everyone.  The employees are very excited about the Employee Wellness Program and look forward to each new challenge.  Due to the excitement and participation of the employees the program continues to grow each year.