January 16, 2024 12:00 pm Central

Register 1 CHES/MCHES Credit Available

Guest Panelists:

Karen Personett, DTE Energy

Moderator: Janis Davis-Street, EdD

Moderator: Ron Goetzel, PhD

The C. Everett Koop National Health Awards recognize 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 an employer who is one of the 2023 C. Everett Koop Award winners, Karen Personett from DTE Energy. Karen will share background on their employee well-being challenges, 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.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1.  Discuss the challenges in employee well-being faced by DTE Energy, what they learned during their journey, and the factors which enabled their program’s success.
  2. Demonstrate how employers use metrics of success to demonstrate health impact and business outcomes.
  3. Explain the experience and benefits of completing the C. Everett Koop National Health application process, including:
    • The minimum requirements that must be met for a winning application.
    • The tools and resources available to Koop award applicants.



Karen Personett has been the manager of DTE’s Culture of Health & Wellbeing transformation since 2016. Within that time, DTE has won 18 industry awards and has been featured as a best practice example in the U.S. Surgeon General’s Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing report. With over twenty-five years of experience in leading transformational movements, Karen is driven by the belief that well-being is the foundational enabler of everything we do and strive to achieve at an individual and organization level. Karen is a dynamic, innovative, and inclusive thought leader with a proven ability to create a shared vision, develop and execute comprehensive strategies, unify efforts in diverse matrixed organizations, and has a documented track record of driving meaningful and sustainable organizational change.


Janis Davis-Street, MS, MA, EdD, CHES, manages the Global Public Health and Special Projects group of Chevron’s Health and Medical department. Her team provides education, awareness, and preventive programs, using epidemiological tools to evaluate employee and community health issues. Prior to Chevron, Janis spent 15+ years as a nutritionist at NASA during which time she was awarded a Silver Snoopy, NASA’s highest civilian award, for her contributions to the US space program and devotion to crew health and safety. She has co-authored Space Nutrition, a middle school textbook, and several publications on corporate wellness, nutrition, and spaceflight. Janis holds a doctorate in health education and master’s degrees in nutrition and organizational leadership. She is the recipient of the Institute for Health & Productivity Management’s 2023 award for Leadership in Health & Productivity Management and the 2023 Healthiest Employers® Wellness Champion award.

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. Before moving to Johns Hopkins University, Ron was on the faculty at Emory and Cornell Universities. He is an internationally recognized and widely published expert in health and productivity management (HPM), return on investment (ROI), program evaluation, and outcomes research. He has published well over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and frequently presents at international business and scientific forums.


Karen Moseley is President & CEO of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a national think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in workplace health and well-being. Prior to being appointed President of HERO, Karen served as the organization’s Vice President of Education and Director of Operations. Karen also managed HERO’s grant-funded projects, which include a multi-stakeholder collaboration to support employer involvement in community health initiatives and another to identify common measures of community health, both funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Having worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 30 years, Karen has managed the development and dissemination of a number of publications and educational conferences. She is the 2021 recipient of the Leader in Workplace Wellness Award presented by the Global Wellness Summit. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sponsored by Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1. Provider ID#101039

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