Innovation Series: Mental Health

  • 04 Apr 2019
  • 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM (PDT)
  • Washington Athletic Club


  • Discount fee for attending BOTH EBPA and WP&BC. FULL registration details available by clicking adjacent link
  • Discount fee for attending BOTH EBPA and WP&BC. Full registration details available by clicking adjacent link


EBPA is pleased to announce we are partnering with the Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) to offer our members and guests an opportunity to attend both the EBPA Innovation Series breakfast on April 4th, followed by the annual WP&BC Seattle Chapter's Spring Seminar.  Read further for more information.  


April 4, 2017 - EBPA Innovations Series: Mental Health



                   Thank you to our Program Sponsor


Behavioral Health Support

Nearly 80% of Americans experience daily symptoms of stress (1), and anxiety and depression cost $1 trillion in lost productivity globally(2).

Join us as shares their transformative method of emotional and behavioral health care delivery, rooted in the belief that everyone deserves access to the right level of support, when they need it – whether they have a diagnosis or not.

Ginger provides companies and organizations with access to on-demand behavioral health support for their entire population. As the world’s most advanced behavioral health system, Ginger members’ care is coordinated across the highest-quality coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists.

Ginger’s mobile-first, chat-based coaching experience gives members an on-demand way to get emotional support from an experienced coach in seconds — anytime, day or night.

(1)Eight in 10 Americans Afflicted by Stress, Gallup, Accessed: October 2018

(2)Mental health in the workplace, World Health Organization, September 2017, Accessed: October 2018

Behavioral Health, what is on the Horizon

Dr. Polo will focus on new legislation and updated MH delivery systems. It is expected we will see much legislation to be passed in the next six weeks. Dr. Polo will present up to date information and what impact these changes will have on consumers and employers.



Karan Singh; Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer;

Karan co-founded and currently leads its clinical operations and strategy. He has over 13 years of experience in healthcare from management consulting for biopharma to data analytics, having worked at leading health care firms including ZS Associates and Humedica. A leader in the digital health community, Karan is a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, health innovation and new models of care. He has served as a scholar at the Aspen Institute, delivered keynotes at Public Health Institute (PHI) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and recognized as a rising star in Healthcare by LinkedIn's Next Wave. Karan holds his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan, attended the Harvard Medical School / MIT Health, Science & Technology (HST) program, and received his BA and BS in Economics and Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

Dr. James A. Polo, MD; Behavioral Health Medical Director; Cambia Health Solutions

Dr. Polo is board-certified in both General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry with over 25 years of experience as an actively practicing physician in multiple treatment settings. He also has advanced degrees in both business and strategy. Dr. Polo has served in numerous executive leadership positions for hospitals and healthcare systems working to advance quality outcomes within a sustainable business model. He has been consultant in the private sector and policy advisor at the national level. Currently, he serves as a board member for numerous professional and private organizations.


Date:     April 4, 2019

Location: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle

Time:   7:45-8:15 am Registration, Breakfast, sign in

            8:30-9:20 am Program

            9:20-9:30 am Break

            9:30-10:20 am Program

            10:20-10:30 am Q&A, sign out

$65 members; $85 non-members and guests registered by April 2.

Add $15/person for at the door or after deadline.

Online registration deadline is April 2. If you miss the online registration or experience problems, call the office 206-623-8632. No refunds or credit for a future meeting can be granted after the deadline.

WP&BC 2019 Spring Seminar 

WP&BC Seattle Chapter 2019 Spring Seminar

For complete details on speakers and their topics, go to the event page.

Topics include:  

  • Managing Change and Maintaining a Winning Culture
  • Effective Strategies for Proactive Management of People with Chronic Conditions and High Cost Claims (Breakout Session 1A)
  • Retirement Plan Committee Best Practices (Breakout Session 1B)
  • Panel Discussion-Managing the Sponsor/Vendor Relationship (Breakout Session 2A)
  • Cybersecurity Risks for Employee Benefit Services (Breakout session 2B)
  • Litigation Update: Two perspectives  

The WP&BC event will immediately follow our Innovation Series. Special discounted prices are available for both members and guests if you want to attend all day.  

To register or for more information visit the WP&BC Spring Seminar

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