60 Tips in 60 Minutes: Meet the Panel
Perennial favorite 60 Tips in 60 Minutes returns to National Comp in 2022 to tackle return-to-work issues head-on. Six experts will each offer a Top 10″ of their best advice for getting past the roadblocks that get in the way of swift and successful RTW outcomes.
Can your company relate to these challenges?
- Worker engagement with the RTW process
- Company culture that supports and reinforces the RTW expectation and presents it as a benefit
- Supervisor attitude toward the worker or the injury
- Physician buy-in with company goals and RTW suitability
- Employee fear of re-injury
- Union cooperation, or lack thereof, outdated rules
These and more are all pieces of the RTW puzzle. Join us October 21 for solid wisdom, delivered in a lively, fast-paced format with a dose of humor.
Andrea has been an athletic trainer within the industrial setting for 8 years; working in various environments including manufacturing, distribution, utility and construction. She began at Quad 4 years ago, with the intent to bring injury prevention knowledge to the manufacturing floor. Quad is a 2022 Teddy Award winner.
Working within OSHA standards of first aid and providing ongoing ergonomic evaluations as a part of the program, Andrea works to maintain a healthy workforce and thrives in working with active populations.
Prior to industrial, Andrea worked in orthopedic, sports medicine, physical therapy and NCAA settings. Andrea received her bachelors of science in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a masters of science in Athletic Training from West Virginia University.
As a Strategic Risk Control Consultant at PMA Companies, Green-Ngounda has been involved in leadership roles in safety for various industries since 1997.
She has a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health and an M.S. in Human Resources (Business & Industry Counseling) from North Carolina A&T State University. She has her Safety Management Specialist certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. She is completing her EdD. in Educational Leadership at Concordia University in Chicago.
Green-Ngounda presented “Are You Considering Underserved Populations in Your Occupational Training?” this year at National Comp.
Aliza has over 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation, ADA accommodation, and the successful reintegration of injured workers into the workforce. She served as a Disability Services Specialist with King County, Washington and a Rehabilitation Counselor with Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington prior to joining PSWCT in 2018 as the Return-To-Work Manager.
Aliza received her Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University. Aliza and her colleague Clairmonte Cappelle presented “Incentivizing Best Practices to Support and Revitalize Staffing” this year at National Comp.
With nearly 20 years of experience in safety, risk management, and loss control, Adam has helped many clients reduce claims & costs, lower ex-mods & frequency rates, and ensure employee safety while keeping companies profitable.
He has worked in various industries including the staffing industry, agriculture, insurance (on both broker and carrier sides), aerospace, and food manufacturing.
Throughout his career, Adam has had the unique and distinct privilege of supporting large restaurant chains, grocery markets, municipalities, and retail stores at an international level. Before coming to J. Morey, Lopez served as EHS Manager for The Cheesecake Factory.
Lopez is currently part of Workcomp blitz as well as other advocacy committees. Lopez, alongside Dr. Claire Muselman and Jeff Breskin, presented “Leveraging Loss Trend Analysis, Injury Investigations, and Training for Maximum Benefit” this year at National Comp.
Kelly Webb started in the insurance industry in 1980 as a workers’ compensation claim examiner. Since that time, she’s worked in underwriting and multi-line claims, as well as workers’ comp. Currently, Webb is the National Director of Claims at Albertsons, one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America. Webb manages all lines of insurance claims for the organization.
Webb, together with Max Koonce and Kim Pfingstag, presented “Yes, Claims Management Is Part of Your Company’s Brand. How These Strategies Can Help Elevate It” this year at National Comp.
Bill Zachry has spent decades in the worlds of risk management and workers’ comp claims administration. His key areas of focus include combatting insurance fraud, legislation advocacy, and the development and implementation of laws rules and regulations.
He has served as GVP of risk management for Safeway / Albertson’s Companies, VP of claims at the Zenith Insurance Company and SVP of claims for CE Heath, HIH, Care America, HeathCal.
Zachry was originally appointed to the Board of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010 and then re-appointed by Governor Brown through January of 2019. He was awarded Workers’ Compensation Professional of the year for 2016 by CCWC. &