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WWCMA strives to provide best-in-class learning programs that includes webinars and face-to-face events throughout Massachusetts.

Upcoming Learning Programs

How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Workplace; Connecting the Dots between Impact, Prevention and Management

The opioid epidemic is impacting workplaces across the Commonwealth and all over the United States. In its simplest form, it is the abuse of opioid drugs, which includes prescription painkillers and other illegal substances. Could your workplace be affected? How do you manage this growing problem?

Our panelists, who are experienced in this topic, will discuss:

  • The principles of the opioid crisis and how to identify opioid use disorders 
  • How to help employees recognize misuse and recover using alternate pain management techniques
  • How to address stereotypes within your company culture and create anti-discrimination
  • How to review and alter your benefit package to include alternative pain care options


WHEN:       Tuesday, April 24, 2018
TIME:          9:30 - 11:30 AM
WHERE:     Cambridge Health Alliance
                   Cambridge Hospital - Healy Ambulatory Building 3rd Floor
                   (Enter from the main entrance and turn left at the information desk. Take the                             stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor.)
                   1493 Cambridge Street - Cambridge, MA  02139
 COST:       FREE for WWCMA members, $45 for non-members




Mary Kay O’Neill, MD, MBA:
Mary Kay  is a licensed clinical social worker and leads Mercer’s Behavioral Health Consulting Group. She has worked with a number of clients to asses need and benefits of integrating comprehensive behavioral health programs and solutions into their benefit offering.


Dr. Randi Sokol:
Randi  Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is a physician board certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  She is a faculty member and Associate Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency program, where she has a panel of her own patients, teaches residents and heads the pain and addictions curriculum.   She runs a Suboxone group visit program there, serves on the Cambridge Health Alliance Pain Management Guideline Committee, runs the Pain and Addictions Support Services (PASS) consult service, is the Director of Faculty Development, serves on the Residency Improvement Team, serves a primary care "Hepatitis C specialist" for a systems-wide program to treat Hepatitis C in primary care, is a Board member  to the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, and serves on the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee. 
In her free time, Randi loves spending time with her old rescue lab, exercising, and mentoring young women through the Big Sister/Little Sister program.

Kristin Matthews:
Kristin joined KGA in January, 2007 and is currently KGA’s Vice President of Clinical & Worklife Services. She oversees the counseling, consultation, and work life services provided by KGA’s staff. Kristin has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. Prior to KGA, she worked as an HR Representative for a Fortune 500 U.S. technology company in Cork, Ireland. Kristin received her BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Bowdoin College and her MSW from Boston University.


Richard Bond:
Mr. Bond has been a Manager of Employee Assistance Programs with Raytheon in conjunction with Optum since June 2007. He has more than thirty years of professional Social Work and EAP experience working with a number of Fortune 500 corporations.

He has provided Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Programming, clinical management and organizational consultation including topics of working with the troubled employee, Substance Abuse in the workplace and the prevention of workplace violence. 


Past Programs

March 8, 2018  WEBINAR: What Do We Do Now? What to Expect after the EEOC v AARP Case 

February 7, 2018 WorkWell MA Award Winners Tell All Webinar

November 7, 2017 Nine Workforce Trends That Are Changing Today's Workplace Webinar

July 18, 2017 Workplace Wellbeing: Engaging Millennials Webinar

May 10, 2017 A Workforce In Motion

April 12, 2017 Building a Career in Workplace Wellness

February 7, 2017 Workplace Wellbeing: Measuring and Managing Your Program Investment

January 12, 2017 Maximize Your Employee Health and Wellbeing: Help Them Sleep!

Deceber 14, 2016 Financial Wellness in the Modern Workplace

November 14, 2016 Obesity and Weight Management in the Workplace

August 17, 2016 What can Telemedicine do for your Company and your Employees? 

April 13, 2016 Winning Wellness Committees: How to Reboot and Re-energize Your Wellness Committee to Maximize Engagement

March 31, 2016 Becoming a Motivating Force in  Workplace Wellness; Understanding and motivating the disengaged

February 24, 2016  Employer-Driven Population Health Management

October 29, 2015 HERO Scorecard Program and Workshop

August 27, 2015 Massachusetts Tax Credit: A How-To Guide Webinar Recording - or - Slides Only

July 29, 2015 Creating a Sustainable Culture of Health: A data driven approach to improving health and performance

June 4-5, 2015 WellCert Level 1 

May 18, 2015 Workplace Wellness that Works

April 14, 2015 Workplace Wellness and Behavioral Economics

April 7, 2015 WorkWell Massachusetts Awards Q&A Session 

March 30, 2015 How to Justify Workplace Wellness: It's Value on Investments

November 5, 2014 Creating Resiliency Through Mindfulness Meditation

October 30, 2014  Networking Event with NEHRA & NEEBC

June 11, 2014 Summer Soiree

June 10, 2014 WellCert Certification Program

May 20, 2014 Increasing Employee Participation in Your Wellness Program

April 15, 2014 Multicultural Wellness

March 5, 2014 Annual Meeting and Networking Event

December 17, 2013 Wellness Cafe: Best Practices in Worksite Wellness

October 15, 2013 Positivity in the Workplace

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