NEBGH Members only, Virtual Event

Virtual Conference- Supporting Children’s Mental Health

NEBGH Members: 10:00 AM arrival

This is a NEBGH Members only event. If you are interested in attending and not a member, please contact Jen at

Despite your best efforts, your employees may not be able to find or afford a mental health specialist for their kids. This might be especially true now – when COVID-19 is overwhelming our healthcare system.

Left untreated or undertreated, children suffer the effects of behavioral health issues, which are only expected to increase as a result of the current crisis. Parents are stressed and productivity is reduced, in an already challenging work-at-home environment.

Hear how your peers are tackling these issues and get help to:

  • Identify solutions available for children with developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression and substance use disorder, or at risk of suicide;
  • Discuss health plan network access and direct contracting with local providers;
  • Leverage health advocates to help employees navigate care;
  • Discover how virtual care/talk therapy fit;
  • Learn how to leverage FSAs, work-life programs, and EAP benefits along with a clear communications roadmap.
  • Learn how your peers are handling this issue given the COVID 19 Pandemic.

*Webinar credentials will come directly from ZOOM after the registration is approved by NEBGH.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact Diane Engel at


Michelle Martin

Sr. Vice President, Total Rewards

Michelle Martin is senior vice president of total reward experience at ViacomCBS and is responsible for the strategy, design and performance of the company’s health and welfare plans, employee engagement and development of HR policies.

Michelle is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist with a certification in global benefits management. As a human resources professional with broad experience, Michelle taught a CEBS course at Hofstra University that emphasized key economic, accounting and financial concepts essential in the administration of employee benefit plans.

She holds an MBA from Adelphi University. Michelle is an active member of the human resources community and is on the board of directors of the Northeast Business Group on Health, HealthPass

New York and The Leapfrog Group. She also sits on an advisory board for Covenant House Mother Child Center in New York City.

Arden O'Connor

Founder & CEO
O'Connor Professional Group

Arden O’Connor founded the O’Connor Professional Group to address the needs of families and individuals struggling with an array of behavioral health issues, including addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders, learning, and other developmental challenges. With several relatives in recovery, Arden is passionate about helping families and individuals navigate the highly fragmented treatment system in a way that creates positive outcomes and allows families to heal. Arden is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She remains heavily involved in community activities, as a board member of Winsor School Corporation, Collaboration for Family Flourishing, Massachusetts Association of Mental Health, and Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises. Previously, she served as a board member for the Justice Resource Institute (former chair), C4 Recovery Solutions, Harvard Club of Boston, Victory Programs, and Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston. She maintains professional affiliations with the following organizations: Boston Estate Planning Council, Worthy Circles and Family Firm Institute.

Meridith Dudzinski

Assistant Vice President, HR, Compensation & Benefits

Maria Romeos

Assistant Vice President, Benefits
Brown Brothers Harriman

Alisa Trugerman, PhD