2022 Wellbeing Forum

From Surviving to Thriving - Wellbeing for the Individual, Systems and Society

The Wellbeing Forum (WBF) examines the leading indicators of trends in physical and mental health globally so that the health problems of today do not become tomorrow’s health crises. WBF brings together a highly-curated group of decision makers in the private sector, policy, and innovation to discuss the trends and solutions for the future of health and wellbeing. The meeting will draw on cutting edge thinking and we will hear from leading thinkers in different sectors about their own professional and personal coping strategies during this unprecedented moment in history.


October 11, 2022

8:30 – 9:00 AM Arrival of Speakers and Delegates | Registration

9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome, Introduction of Themes and Forum
Ana Rold, CEO, Diplomatic Courier & Host of Wellbeing Forum

The Global Rise of Unhappiness & How Leaders Missed It
Jon Clifton, CEO, Gallup

9:40 – 10:25 AM PANEL
Global Health Diplomacy
Diplomats will discuss best policies in achieving wellbeing from around the world.
HE Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of Rwanda
HE Fernando Llorca Castro, Ambassador of Costa Rica
HE Lisa Gable, Former U.S. Ambassador to World Expo Japan
Moderator: Ilana Ron Levey, Managing Director, Public Sector, Gallup

10:30 – 10:45 AM
Access to Health and Advancing Equity
Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation

10:50 – 11:10 AM Break

11:10 – 11:50 PM
Measuring the Cost of Poor Wellbeing for the Individual, the Workplace, and Society
Dr. David Mou, CEO, Cerebral
Jim Harter, Chief Scientist, Gallup
Moderator: Seleana Wright, Senior Director, Corporate Reputation and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, APCO Worldwide

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch & Table Talks
Keynote Video Address
Eve Rodsky, New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Fair Play” & National Bestseller, “Find Your Unicorn Space”
Moderated by Ana Rold & Kelly Ryan Bailey

1:30 – 2:10 PM
Understanding the Opioid Crisis
Dr. Doug Nemecek, Chief Medical Officer, Cigna
Dr. Lipi Roy, Addiction Medicine Physician, News Medical Contributor
Moderator: Rebecca Bagley, President & CEO, The Kennedy Forum

2:15 – 2:30 PM
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Anne Brown, President & CEO, The Cook Center for Human Connection

2:35 – 2:50 PM
The Economics of Wellbeing
Dan Witters, Research Director, Gallup National Health and Wellbeing Index

2:55 – 3:15 PM Break

3:15 – 4:00 PM
Innovating for a Future of Health that is Integrative and Equitable
Sara Pierce, Senior VP of Strategy, Magellan Health
Dave Allman, Chief Growth Officer, Wellbeing at Work
Daniella Foster, SVP & Global Head of Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Bayer’s Consumer Health Division
Dr. Tim Lomas, Scientist, The Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University; Global Wellbeing Initiative
Moderator: Kelly Ryan Bailey, Founder & Host, Skills Baby Podcast

4:00 – 4:10 PM
From Infobesity to Information Wellness: Rethinking Mental Health in the Digital Age
Mario Vasilescu, CEO & Co-Founder, Readocracy

4:15 – 4:25 PM
Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Ana Rold, Founder & Host, Wellbeing Forum

4:30 – 5:30 PM Networking Reception

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