[Past Event] How COVID Is Causing Us to Reassess Mental Health In and Out of the Workplace
COVID has caused the mental health crisis in the U.S. to worsen. In June, 40 percent of American adults reported that they were struggling with their mental health or substance abuse, with 31 percent stating they experienced symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Now more than ever, it’s important for people to be taking care of their own mental health, and for workplaces to learn how they can support employees who are struggling.
Join Worth for a discussion on how COVID is causing us to reassess our relationship between mental health and work, along with strategies for how executives and managers can support their employees’ mental health now.
Featuring: John T. Broderick, Jr., Senior Director of External Affairs, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), MonaLisa R. Como, Board Member, Bring Change 2 Mind, Kathleen Entwistle, Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Jim McCann, Chairman of Worth and Chairman & Founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.
Moderated by: Juliet Scott-Croxford, CEO of Worth
- Thursday, October 8, 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT
John T. Broderick, Jr. is the senior director of External Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH). Prior to joining D-HH, he was a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1995 to 2010, serving as chief justice from 2003 to 2010. During his time on the Court, the Broderick family experienced the devastating impacts of mental illness in a very public way.
For years, Broderick’s eldest son struggled with addiction, which had masked a severe underlying mental health issue. One evening, that struggle manifested itself in an assault that nearly cost Broderick his life, and sent his son to prison.
As a family they survived and healed, and now use their experience to help educate others that mental illness is not something to be ashamed of. Rather, it is something to be recognized and to be addressed just as any physical illness would be.
Mental Health Crusader – R.E.A.C.T.
“This is the most important and meaningful work of my career.”
In just over three years, Broderick has spoken more than 500 times to more than 100,000 high school and college students, business leaders and their employees, senior citizens and veterans. He has driven more than 80,000 miles crisscrossing New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts in an effort to improve understanding and awareness of mental illness, to eliminate its stigma and to encourage discussion. His family’s personal experience with undiagnosed and untreated mental illness is the driving force behind his dedication to share the 5 Signs/R.E.A.C.T messages with audiences and Broderick says this is the most important and meaningful work of his career.
In 2016, after having served as New Hampshire co-chair of national mental health awareness Campaign to Change Direction, Broderick helped to create D-HH’s R.E.A.C.T campaign. This powerful public awareness campaign represents the steps people can take when they recognize that they or someone they care about is experiencing mental health challenges.
Broderick has spoken alongside countless luminaries, political figures and business executives including the chief justices of the New Hampshire and Vermont Supreme Courts, the attorneys general of Vermont and New Hampshire and their staffs, former CEO of Proctor & Gambel and former U.S. Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Bob McDonald, and executives from Johnson & Johnson and Booz Allen Hamilton, among many others.
John T. Broderick, Jr. became the senior director of External Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) in 2017. He was a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1995 to 2010. During his last seven years as chief justice, much of his focus was on court reform in an effort to make the justice system in our state more accessible, affordable and understandable for more of our citizens. He was the first chief justice in New Hampshire’s history to appoint a Citizens Commission on the State Courts so that citizens could examine how the courts functioned and how they could be improved to better serve those who needed them. John created the first-ever business court and first ever Office of Mediation and Arbitration embedded in the New Hampshire Judicial branch. He also expanded the family court, mental health court and drug court dockets across the state.
After stepping down as chief justice, he became dean of the Law School at the University of New Hampshire. Under his leadership, the law school advanced an unprecedented 49 slots in the U.S. News and World Report rankings into a tie with the law schools at Northeastern University and Villanova University. John was also the founder of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at the law school.
Before entering public service, John was a civil trial lawyer in private practice for more than twenty years and formerly served as president of both the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. John has received numerous professional awards and several honorary degrees.
In 2016, after agreeing to co-chair the first statewide launch in New Hampshire of a national mental health awareness campaign called Change Direction New Hampshire, he began his work with D-HH. Taking on the mission of mental health awareness, he began leading and speaking about the D-HH R.E.A.C.T. campaign. John has spoken more than 500 times to various audiences about the five most common signs of mental illness in an effort to improve understanding and awareness of mental illness to eliminate its mythology, to encourage discussion and treatment and to begin to change the unfair and shameful culture that surrounds it.
John was born in Norwood, MA. He is an honors graduate of College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA. John is married, has two adult sons and four grandchildren.
Engaging with John Broderick and D-HH
Broderick and D-HH’s R.E.A.C.T. campaign goals are simple, timely and important: to make the five most common signs of mental illness as well and widely known as the signs of a heart attack or stroke, and to teach people how to react when they recognize the signs of mental illness in someone they know or love.
With support from D-HH, John Broderick willingly shares his family’s mental health journey and highlights the struggles posed by mental illness for so many families.
MonaLisa Como is on the Board of Directors for Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit founded by Glenn Close to fight the stigma on mental health. She’s also a Founder in Residence at Antler and Senior Managing Partner of InterPares Partners, a boutique advisory firm in Washington DC.
With over 25 in financial services, MonaLisa specializes in fintech, beginning with E*TRADE Financial as startup and held senior roles at AIG Advisory and TD Ameritrade. MonaLisa acquired a small commercial brokerage lending business and co-founded InterPares Capital and InterPares Partners. She then became Chief Operating Officer of Capital One Investing, the $30 billion wealth management division of Capital One and soon promoted to President. She is now a Founder in Residence at Antler, working on her newest startup while providing advisory and strategic management consulting to Fortune 500 companies.
MonaLisa resides in Washington DC with husband Jay and five children. She is an avid philanthropist and advocate for women entrepreneurs, women in business, and mental health. As a parent of a child with mental health, MonaLisa has spoken globally on ending the stigma on mental health in both communities and corporate cultures. She sits on two mental health boards: Board Director and Treasurer for Bring Change 2 Mind and the Advisory Board for FormScore™, a UK mental health wellness firm. She also on the Board of Directors for Agora Brand Group and is the Vice Chair for the Advisory Board of Women’s Business Collaborative.
A leader in private wealth management for successful families, women and business owners.
Kathy joined UBS in 2007 and subsequently formed Entwistle Partners, creating a team of professionals dedicated to providing multigenerational wealth advice to affluent families, C-suite executives and founders.
With her nearly 30-year career defined by many leadership roles, Kathy has been recognized with multiple awards and designations for her achievements—from Forbes as a Top 200 female financial advisor in the country to three consecutive Barron’s nominations to their “Top Women Financial Advisors” list. Kathy attributes her success to her dedicated team who help her deliver on strong personal relationships, thoughtful advice and a high level of service.
Officer in Corporate Trust Department, Manufacturers Hanover Trust
Vice President and Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Certified Financial Planner, (CFP®)
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)
Forbes “Top Women Wealth Advisor,” 2018, 2019
Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisor,” New Jersey, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Forbes “Top 200 Women Advisors,” 2017, 2018
M.B.A., Fordham University
Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for: The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation, The Family Support Organization of Bergen County, St, Joseph’s School for the Blind, Christian Health Care Center Foundation, and Ridgewood A.M. Rotary.
She is an active member of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and Women United in Philanthropy.
In her free time, she enjoys golfing, spending time with family and relaxing at the beach.
Juliet currently serves as CEO for media brand Worth, responsible for leading its transformation from a print magazine to a content platform that focuses on ‘Worth beyond Wealth’ and inspires and informs an affluent, influential and successful community of individuals to be their best selves.
Juliet began her career as a management consultant, learning to code at IBM Business Consulting Services, before focusing on business strategy and organizational change, working with clients to solve complex business problems across a variety of sectors through the use of technology.
Her experience in this area took her to a role at Boxwood (now KPMG) where she worked as a senior consultant in strategy and business change, with a focus on the media and technology sector. After working as a consultant with Guardian News & Media on its print to digital strategy, in 2012 she was confirmed in a permanent role to lead strategy and operations for the Guardian Media Group’s commercial division based in London.
Juliet joined the Guardian’s executive committee in 2015 and, as chief delivery officer; was responsible for the strategic implementation of the global three year turnaround plan and subsequent transformation and growth for the Guardian’s US operation, relocating to New York in 2016.
She lives in Westchester with her husband and son, is a keen runner, yogi, and skier.
Jim McCann is a successful entrepreneur, business leader, author, media personality and philanthropist whose passion is helping people deliver smiles. Jim’s belief in the universal need for social connections and interaction led to his founding of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., which he has grown into one of the world’s leading floral and gourmet gifting companies.
Jim’s willingness to embrace new technologies that enhance customer engagement, such as 800 phone numbers and e-commerce, often long before other retailers, has consistently kept 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. ahead of the curve and positioned it as a leading innovator in the marketplace. These innovations have played a vital role in strengthening customer engagement, something that has always been a key element of Jim’s business philosophy.
Jim’s strategy for growth has included an effective combination of birthing and acquiring new businesses and brands that resonate with customers for their gifting and celebratory occasions. The company’s gift offerings include iconic brands such as Harry & David®, Wolferman’s®, Cheryl’s® Cookies and The Popcorn Factory®, as well as Simply Chocolate®, Personalization Universe® and 1-800-Baskets.com®, among others.
Jim is also deeply involved in philanthropy and is especially devoted to helping individuals with developmental disabilities. This includes his continued work as Founder and Chairman of Smile Farms, a 501(c)3 organization established in 2015. Smile Farms provides meaningful jobs in agricultural settings to young adults and adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to master new skills, experience teamwork, contribute to their community and, importantly, take home a paycheck. As a result, Jim was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Long Island Business News 2019 Corporate Citizenship Awards.
In 2018, Jim established Clarim Holdings, a private holding company that expands market opportunities for clients by providing capital along with an extensive network of high-tier support partners. Jim also serves as a director for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Amyris and International Game Technology PLC, as well as a variety of private and not-for-profit boards.