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Empowering Your Team in Adversity, Stress, and Mental Health

On-Demand Webinar

Supporting adversity, stress, and mental health in the workplace has always been a challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic–along with the challenges associated with remote and hybrid work environments and workforce turnover–has increased this exponentially.

Organizations know mental health matters, but are being asked to balance these demands with the need to maintain–or increase–performance levels. With these challenges, how can an organization create equitable access to mental health care that meets the needs of every person?

In this webinar, leaders in psychiatry and trauma-informed care and stress join our Chief Medical Officer to answer your questions about adversity, stress, and mental health. They will discuss some of the medical evidence in this space as well as deliver actionable steps that you can use to change what you do in the workplace tomorrow.

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Build critical connections across your organization to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Foster peer support amongst teams and promote strategies for stress resilience
  • Monitor and recognize stress and adversity in your organization and react across the stress continuum
  • Create opportunities for a more inclusive and equitable workplace for individuals with mental health conditions
  • Take a systematic approach to adversity, stress, and mental health while hardwiring processes and interventions that make an impact

About Our Presenters

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LouAnne Giangreco, MD FACEP

Dr. Giangreco is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, serves as a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and has practiced emergency medicine, urgent care medicine, and occupational medicine throughout Upstate New York. She is also the former System Chief Medical Officer of Cayuga Health System where she developed key medical strategies as well as performance optimization for the health system.

In addition, she has served in leadership roles within a number of organizations, including Chief Medical Officer for Five Star Urgent Care and as VP and Chief Medical Officer of Health Care Improvement for Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield. In both roles, she had clinical oversight of the development and implementation of plan-wide programs and was also the medical director for case and disease management.

Dr. Giangreco completed a residency program in Emergency Medicine from Upstate Medical University. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College.


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Barbara Ganzel, Ph.D.

Barbara Ganzel, Ph.D., LMSW, MA2, EdM, is a neuroscientist and hospice-trained clinical social worker. She has 30 years of experience studying the impact of psychological trauma on the brain, body, and behavior. She has been the principal investigator of a neuroimaging research laboratory at Cornell University, served as director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, and is currently director of community program development for a multi-site safety net organization in Upstate New York. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been working with the National Center for PTSD to adapt the US Navy & Marine Corps’ "Stress First Aid" program for front-line workers in long-term care.


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Dr. Ann Griepp

Dr. Ann Griepp is currently the Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Griepp graduated from medical school at Michigan State University, undertook a Psychiatry Residency at the University of Rochester, and pursued advanced studies in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Rochester. In addition to pursuing advanced training in addiction and DBT, she has also completed a program on Nutrition at Cornell University.

Her past professional duties include serving as Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health at Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, acting as Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, establishing the AIDS Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and assisting as inpatient Medical Director at Unity Hospital in Rochester, New York. In addition, Dr. Griepp had a private practice for over 20 years.

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