Improving Access to Mental Health Services: New Employer Solutions

Access to services for employees needing mental health and substance misuse help is a problem – we all know it. 

So what can you do?

Hear what innovative employers are putting in place to create better access – and how top experts are approaching the issue.

Don’t miss this important morning, featuring a “who’s who” of influential speakers on:

  • In-Network Access
  • Mental Health Tech Platforms
  • Substance Misuse Rehab
  • Mental Health Medications

This educational program qualifies for up to 3.5 hours of CEBS Compliance credit. Visit for more information and to self-report credits.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

8:00 am

Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions


Candice Sherman

8:45 am

Expanding In-Network Access through Innovative Contracting


Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director


Michelle Martin

Sr. Vice President, Total Rewards

Charles Lattarulo, PhD

Director, Healthy Minds
American Express

David Ginsberg, MD

Chief of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center

Karim Habibi, FHFMA, MPH, MS

Senior Vice President and Chief of Managed Care and Payment Reform Officer
NYU Langone Medical Center

Access to in-network mental health services is a significant issue for most employers, especially in certain geographic regions. Hear about pilots two employers have started with a major NYC health system and learnings thus far.

9:30 am

Mental Health AI and Tech Innovation: Where Does It Fit?


Chris Kim

Global Head of Employee Experience, Benefits & Wellness


Karan Singh

Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Jeff Dobro, MD

Partner, H&B Strategy & Clinical Services Leader

Hyong Un, MD

Head of EAP & Chief Psychiatric Officer

Employers are implementing new technology platforms for everything from stress reduction to cognitive behavioral therapy. What gaps do they fill and what are the limitations and caveats employers need to be aware of?

10:15 am


10:30 am

Rehab for Substance Misuse: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Sandi Stein

Managing Director – Global Head of Total Rewards
Brown Brothers Harriman


Timothy Brennan, MD

Director of the Addiction Institute
Mount Sinai West & Mount Sinai Morningside

J. David Stiffler, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center

Martin Rosenzweig, MD

Behavioral Chief Medical Officer

Treatment for substance misuse is complicated, and an area in which out-of-network claims are common. How can employers get employees and their family members to the right kind of help at the right type of facility?

11:15 am

Targeting Mental Health Medications via Genomics: Hope vs. Hype


Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director


Dan Iosifescu, MD

Director of Clinical Research
The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

Todd Lencz, PhD

Professor, The Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Insitute for Medical Research
Northwell Health

What role can genomics play in improving the effectiveness of mental health medications? What do employers need to know? A conversation with NEBGH’s Medical Director.

12:00 pm

Tour of NYU’s New Hospital of the Future “The Kimmel Pavilion” for Those Interested

Tour Leader

Kathy Huang, MD

Director, Benign Gynecological Surgery and Endometriosis Center & Co-Director, Robotic Surgery Center
NYU Langone Health