Air date: January 23, 2023
Ron Goetzel, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Brandy Cooper, CPSP, DENSO International America Inc.
Jan Gaskell, DENSO International America, Inc.
The C. Everett Koop National Health Awards recognizes exemplary programs shown to improve employee health and well-being (HWB) while at the same time achieving positive business outcomes by documenting value-on-investment (VOI). In this session, you will learn about the challenges and key learnings from Denso International America, the 2022 C. Everett Koop award winner, about their approach and design, as well as valuable tips on the application process, evaluation criteria, and the type of data required to demonstrate program impacts.
Ron Goetzel, PhD, is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The mission of the IHPS is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the healthcare policy world – bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions and bringing worker health and productivity management concerns to academia.
Brandy Cooper, CPSP, is the North American Human Resources Benefits Manager for DENSO International America Inc. She is responsible for strategy, design, financial planning, and management of health, welfare, and retirement benefits for 11,600 associates and their family members in the U.S. Brandy has over 13 years of experience working in the employee benefits space. Prior to working in employee benefits, she began her career in quality control before moving to education & development, then communications. This work experiences established a foundation in data analysis, process control, continuous improvement, and human behavior which lends well to the current role managing employee benefits.
Jan Gaskell is the Benefits Project Manager for DENSO International America, Inc. She is responsible for wellness and oversight of onsite health center operations. Jan has 41 years of experience in employee benefits. She worked as a site benefits administrator for DENSO for 30 years prior to moving to her current role supporting benefits and benefit projects for all DENSO associates in the U.S. Jan has passion for people and well-being, and this enthusiasm pairs positively with facilitation of the wellness program, including onsite health centers, wellness coaching, and disease management programs.