Join Intercare for a full-day, multi-session corporate wellness symposium featuring nationally recognized experts and local employers.


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location iconCarlsbad, CA

Carlsbad Sheraton Conference Center

calendar-iconJune 19th

This year, of course

speaker icon14 Speakers

3 Breakout
Session Tracks

seat icon200 Seats

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WHO should attend:

  • Human Resource Executives
  • CFOs
  • VPs of Finance
  • Benefits Managers
  • Wellness Committee Members

WHAT you’ll leave with:

  • Ideas to create the optimal mix of rewards and health investments on a limited budget
  • How to build a high performance culture: 10 levers to impact performance – and the bottom line
  • Ways to mold your wellness plan into a culturally diverse workplace
  • How to assess your plan: creating an evaluation grid of benefits, costs, ROI and more
  • Strategies to maximize existing resources to drive engagement


The Carlsbad Sheraton Resort Conference Center
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008


June 19th 2014
Registration: 7 – 8 am
Sessions: 8 am – 4:15 pm
View full schedule here

WHY you should attend:

The 2014 Corporate Wellness Symposium will give you access to both local and national wellness rock stars who are paving the way for wellness at a corporate level. You will leave the day with actionable takeaways and practical applications for your daily corporate health & performance dilemmas.

>>Approved for 6 HRCI credits


7:00 am – 8:00 amRegistration, Breakfast Networking
8:00 am – 9:30 amOpening Ceremonies Keynote
Because I Said I Would – It’s Time to Commit to Your Wellness Program
- Alex Sheen – Founder of because I said I would
9:45 am – 10:30 amBreakout Session A
Optimizing Performance: Impacting the Cost, Engagement and Vitality of Your Workforce
- John Harris – Partner at Performance pH

Breakout Session B – Panel
Barriers Down, Engagement Up: How to Strategically Use Resources to Drive Engagement in Your Population
- Sorana Petersen, SPHR – Director of HR at GreatCall
– Stephanie Alexander, SPHR – Director of HR at NTD Architecture
– Kylie Keltner, PHR – Director of HR at Employment Community Options
– Jennifer McQuillan, CCP, MBA – Comp Benefits Analyst at Family Health Centers of San Diego

Breakout Session C
Breaking Cultural Barriers: Promoting Health Among Diverse Employee Populations
- Yanping Dong – Director of Multicultural Markets at Kaiser Permanente

10:45 am – 11:30 amBreakout Session A
Rethinking Benefit, Wellness and Incentive Strategies: How Performance-based Benefits and Compensation Policies Improve both Health and Business Outcomes
- Wendy Lynch, PhD – Co-Director, Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at Altarum

Breakout Session B
Wellness in a Health Reform World: Achieving Compliance and Making Real Progress
- Sibyl Bogardus, JD – Chief Compliance Officer at Intercare Insurance Solutions

Breakout Session C
Assessing The Value Proposition of a Worksite Wellness Program
- David Chenoweth, PhD – President at Chenoweth Associates, Inc.

11:30 pm – 12:45 pmLunch Keynote
Here There Be Dragons: Three Common Practices That Can *&%$! Your Wellness Program!
- Bryce Williams – Vice President, Wellbeing at Blue Shield of CA
12:45 pm – 1:30 pmEvolving Your Edge: A Mind/Body/Soul Approach to Creating Conscious Corporations
- Dr. Robert Gonzalez – Master Education at Chopra Center for Wellbeing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmSmall Company Interactive Breakout Session

Medium Company Interactive Breakout Session

Large Company Interactive Breakout Session

3:15 pm – 4:15 pmBreakout Session A
Wellness Leadership: Engaging Management and Wellness Teams in the Creation of Supportive Environments
- Judd Allen, PhD – President at the Human Resources Institute, LLC

Breakout Session B
Looking Beyond Traditional Wellness ROI – The Case for Healthier Employees
- Gary Sams – Chief Wellness Officer at beBetter Health

Breakout Session C
Healthy Workforce: How to Get Past Data Collection and Into Real Results
- John Kahle – Chief Wellness Officer at Intercare Insurance Solutions

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmHealthy Hour Networking



OPENING KEYNOTE | Because I Said I Would – It’s Time To Commit To Your Wellness Plan
As seen on ABC, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America many more.


Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the importance of a promise. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send “promise cards” to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. In less than two years, because I said I would has sent over 250,000 promise cards to over 82 different countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. His charitable projects and awareness campaigns have been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News, Steve Harvey and many other programs.

LUNCH KEYNOTE | Here There Be Dragons: Three Common Practices That Can *&%$! Your Wellness Program!


Bryce Williams, M.S., is Blue Shield of California’s Vice President of Wellbeing, responsible for thought leadership and strategic innovation focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Blue Shield’s 5,000 employees and 3.3 million members. Previously, Bryce served as Director of Wellvolution, Blue Shield’s innovative employee wellness program that has garnered national recognition for delivering market-leading engagement rates, demonstrated improvement in employee health status, and positive productivity and medical cost trends.



Wendy Lynch, PhD |

For almost 30 years, Dr. Wendy Lynch has been making the connection between human and business performance. Dr. Lynch was named in Forbes Online “One of thirteen unsung heroes changing health care forever.” She has applied her skills in research design and evaluation to several pivotal studies in the fields of health measurement, consumer engagement, productivity assessment and human capital management. Dr. Lynch serves as Co-Director of the Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at the Altarum Institute and runs her own consulting firm.


Judd Allen, PhD |
Human Resources Institute, LLC

Judd serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion and is a member of the board of directors of the National Wellness Institute.  Renowned wellness author, Judd’s most recent books are Kitchen Table Talks for Wellness, Bringing Wellness Home, Wellness Leadership and Healthy Habits, Helpful Friends. He is also the author of the Lifegain Wellness Culture Survey and creator of  the Wellness Connections card game. Judd has developed three online and classroom-style training tools for teaching others about wellness leadership, peer support and household support.


John Harris |

Performance pH

John is a partner at Performance pH, a progressive strategic advisory firm that creates measurable business transformation strategies that enable companies to balance operational and cultural needs in order to achieve optimal business performance. John helped to develop Performance pH because, in his experience, most organizations are not performing at their highest levels.


Sibyl Bogardus, JD |

Sibyl is the Chief Compliance Officer for Intercare, providing compliance and consulting services  regarding health plans and other employee benefits. Sibyl is a nationally recognized speaker on medical plan design trends,  employee medical benefits and human resources issues. She recently presented to the Small Business Committee for the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. regarding the impact of the health reform law on small employers.


David Chenoweth, PhD, FAWHP | Chenoweth Associates, Inc.

David has over 30 years of worksite health management, data analysis, health econometrics, and program evaluation experience. He has directed and conducted risk factor cost analyses for eight states and performed numerous health econometric analyses for businesses and industries.


Yanping Dong |
Kaiser Permanente

Yanping Dong is the Director of Multicultural Markets at Kaiser Permanente. Her team works to integrate cultural competence into the business practices of sales and account management to meet the needs of populations with language and cultural barriers when purchasing and accessing health care. She is an advocate for Kaiser Permanente’s zero health disparities model as the solution to population health management.


Gary Sams, MS |
beBetter Health, Inc.

Gary B. Sams is the Chief Wellness Officer of beBetter Health, Inc. and an Adjunct Professor at West Virginia University in the School of Public Health. Active in the healthcare field for the past 27 years, Mr. Sams is a popular speaker and writer on health topics and has been published or quoted in several local and national publications. Gary received the “Innovator Award” – from CDHC Solutions Magazine-Employer Benefit News for his consulting work on client programs.


John Kahle |
Intercare Insurance Solutions

John Kahle is the chief wellness officer for Intercare Insurance Solutions.  He is an expert in the design and implementation of wellness programs and funding options that effectively control benefits costs while supporting a more value-based approach to employee benefits.  He uses these strengths to help employers shift their paradigm and focus on employee benefits as an investment rather than as a cost. John’s expertise in Value Based Benefits has garnered invitations to several speaking engagements including World Congress forums.







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2014 Ticket     $169


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