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Register for: Building a mindset of mental fitness in your workforce

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    May 15, 2024

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    10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET

  • Moderated by: Deb Friesen, MD,
    Kaiser Permanente

Join leaders from Cisco, REI, and Kaiser Permanente as we discuss how prioritizing mental fitness can contribute to a healthier, more engaged workforce while reducing health care costs. We’ll cover ways to normalize daily care for mental wellness, maximize available wellness offerings, and more. Bring your questions as we’ll also have a live Q&A session.


Scott Floyd

Scott Floyd, Global Benefits Leader, Cisco

As an HR leader at Cisco Systems, Scott brings experience as a benefits and human resources leader with expertise in enterprise-wide program strategy and execution, including employee engagement programs and service delivery model changes. He is recognized for transformational outcomes deployed across business operations, HR service delivery models, and HCM solutions in the health care industry and employer sponsored plans.
Currently, Scott is Senior Director, Global Benefits for Cisco Systems where he oversees benefits globally. He leads a team of 55+, including market responsibility for Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Greater China. He directs strategy, design oversight, and delivery of high touch, personalized benefits programs in more than 95 countries as well as oversees the fiduciary regulatory programs and participates in enterprise key committees.
Before joining Cisco Systems, Scott was an executive at Kaiser Permanente, where he was responsible for benefits design, delivery experiences, and change management over program-wide employee benefit programs. In addition, he contributed to the organization labor strategy, employee engagement, and employee service center.
Scott is active in his community as a volunteer and fundraiser for organizations, including Make a Wish, Taproot, and student music programs. For personal wellbeing, Scott is a passionate trailrunner and may be found on Mt Diablo trails rain or shine. He also volunteers as a mentor and coach to HR professionals, job networks, and early career/youth.

Jacqueline Harp

Jacqueline Harp, Southeast Regional Director, REI

Jacki Harp is the Southeast Regional Director at REI Co-op, a specialty outdoor retailer and the nation’s largest consumer cooperative. In her 20 years of retail and outdoor education experience, Jacki has led teams through variable business climates and facilitated training on building a leadership brand, leading with resiliency, and coaching teams for improved performance. As an experienced DEI practitioner, Jacki loves to integrate diverse thoughts, backgrounds and lived experiences into guided dialogue that brings teams closer together. Jacki is a certified Southern Appalachian Naturalist with expertise in Southern Appalachian ecology and serves as Board President for Lookout Mountain Conservancy. A Chattanooga native and parent of two, Jacki spends her free time searching for the best swimming spots, cooking with her kids and backpacking.

MRegional President, Kaiser

Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, Regional President, Northern California, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. & Hospitals

Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, is president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Northern California. In this role, Owen Plietz oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Northern California. As the area’s largest nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides care for more than 4.5 million members through its 21 hospitals and 264 medical offices in Northern California.
Owen Plietz reports to Kaiser Permanente’s executive vice president, group president and chief operating officer, care delivery.
Owen Plietz joined Kaiser Permanente in November 2020. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Owen Plietz spent nearly 5 years with Wellstar Health System in Atlanta where she served as executive vice president, chief operating officer for the organization’s Hospital Division, which includes 11 hospitals, multiple outpatient centers, nursing homes, and other facilities and services. Owen Plietz previously spent 17 years at Sutter Health, a Northern California regional integrated health care system, serving as both chief operating officer and chief administrative officer of multi-hospital entities, and finally as CEO of Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento.

Owen Plietz currently serves as Immediate Past Chair, American College of Healthcare Executives, which has 48,000 members worldwide, and chair of the Healthcare Executives Study Society. She is board certified in health care management as an ACHE fellow.
Owen Plietz holds a master’s degree in health administration and health law fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and a bachelor’s degree in health administration from James Madison University.