Innovation in Family Health: How Companies Can Take a Personalized Approach 

Family health has taken on new dimensions over the past few years, as employers have recognized that in geographically distributed workplaces, employees face different circumstances when it comes to the availability and quality of fertility care, pediatric care, child care, education, and after-school programming. How can companies invested in family-friendly and caregiving benefits adapt to the variety of needs in their workforces?


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks from Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Making Health and Well-Being a Priority for Workers and Their Families (Fireside Chat)

The head of rewards for New York’s largest hospital system illuminates how it supports its employees in dynamic ways to help them avoid burnout, reduce stress, and meet their family responsibilities.


Gregg Nevola, VP and Chief Rewards Officer, Northwell Health 


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Connecting the Dots Between Fertility Benefits and Health Outcomes (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Fertility benefits make it possible for employees to access treatments like IVF, but for the best pregnancy outcomes, support shouldn’t stop–or start–with care access alone. Better pregnancy outcomes start before fertility treatments begin and continue throughout pregnancy and even postpartum. In this presentation, we’ll discuss how comprehensive fertility benefits support the full pregnancy journey to drive healthier outcomes, including proactive fertility care, navigation toward the right treatment options, and delivery and postpartum support from trained experts who are proven to improve outcomes.


Samantha Purciello, Sales Strategy Manager, Carrot Fertility

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Supportive Solutions for the Many Stages of Parenthood (Panel)

From conception to saving for college, parents are on a journey through many challenges and decisions. Forward-thinking companies and their benefits providers have been developing a host of new services to help working parents navigate these passages. What are the most helpful new services, from parent coaching to savings programs? Has the impact been quantified–for both parents and their employers?


Christopher Smith, Senior Director, Benefits, Universal Music Group

Arturo Arteaga, Sr., Total Rewards Director, VCA Animal Hospitals

Madison Randolph, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Oaks Psychological Services

Dana Kirwin, Director of Employer and Government Relations, Medela

Dan Figurski, President, KinderCare Learning Companies for Employers


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
How to Identify High Value Family-Forming Benefits (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Family-forming benefits are increasingly recognized as a must-have for employers and employees. But how can benefits managers, CFOs and company leaders know which benefits to implement? This presentation will discuss the features necessary to choose the best program that meets the needs of your company and your employees.


David Adamson, Founder, Chairman and CEO, ARC Fertility

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Inclusive Leadership Behaviors for Your Organization (Workshop)

Inclusive leadership–the foundation for supporting humans in the workplace–involves demonstrating respect for the abilities, beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures of those around you and engaging those with diverse perspectives so that others feel an unconditional sense of belonging. Ongoing movements in social justice challenge us to question whether organizations are supporting and embracing diversity in a way that clearly shows all individuals are valued, recognized, and accepted for who they truly are. Join ThinkHuman for an interactive Learning Jam on what inclusive leadership is, and its impact on teams and humans, while gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of inclusion and belonging in teams. This is a condensed session from one of our core leadership-development programs that will cultivate a path forward using empathy and belonging as guideposts for behavior change to transform your leaders and workplace culture.


Shaun Sperling, Facilitator and Coach, ThinkHuman

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Maximize Savings Without Sacrificing Employee and Family Health Care Benefits (Workshop)

In today’s ever-evolving business climate, employers are looking for ways to save money and remain competitive, and offering innovative health care benefits for their employees and their families is one way to do that. By utilizing data and personal connections to identify health risks, employers can offer early interventions that promote employee health and wellness while achieving cost savings. This panel will delve into how companies can take advantage of dynamic health benefit solutions to provide a curated experience that prioritizes the physical and mental well-being of their employees in order to stand out from competitors.


Anupam Goel, Senior Medical Director, Accolade

Katie Connelly, Director of Solutions Management for Advocacy, Accolade

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Neurodiversity in Families: Innovative Ways for Employers to Support Parents (Panel)

When companies embrace neurodiversity, they promote a truly inclusive workplace culture. How can employers effectively raise awareness and educate their workforce about neurodiversity to foster understanding and empathy? What accommodations and benefits can be offered to working parents of neurodiverse children to assist them in balancing their work and caregiving responsibilities effectively? And how does embracing neurodiversity contribute to the overall improvement of the company's culture and work environment?


Candace Damon, VP, Field Rewards, Northwestern Mutual

Jeanne Walsh, Director, Benefits and Global Mobility, Boston Scientific Corp.

Gloria Estrada, VP, Total Rewards & HR Services, Keysight Technologies

Angela Nelson, Executive Director of Clinical Services, Rethink Care


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, From Day One Contributing Editor

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Solving a Universal Domestic Problem: Unequal Labor on the Home Front (Fireside Chat)

Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family—and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was underwhelming. Rodsky realized that she needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it. The result is Fair Play, a book and documentary that provide a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities.


Eve Rodsky, Author and Documentarian, Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) 


Lila Seidman, Reporter, the Los Angeles Times

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks