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The 2022 CPHCC Conference will take place October 12-14, 2022 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. You’ll gain insight and inspiration from a variety of health and wellness experts as well as Employee Benefits practitioners.

This event will be held with safety measures in place as required by the state, local health department and the venue.

Please note that the following agenda is subject to change. Keep checking here for any updates.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

10:00 – 4:00:  Registration

1:00 – 4:00: Massage Room

1:00 – 4:00: Body & Mind Workout

  • 1:00 – 1:30: Zumba Dance Fitness

  • 1:35 – 2:05: Mini Circuit Training

  • 2:10 – 2:40: Simply Stretch

  • 2:10 – 2:40: Guided Afternoon Bike Ride

  • 2:45 – 3:15: Bringing Out the Artist in You

  • 3:20 – 3:50: Meditation (bring your own towel or mat)


4:30 - 5:00: “Slow Motion by the Ocean” Walk 

Group walk along the bay and receive raffle ticket for fun prizes for participants. 


6:00 – 8:30: OPENING NIGHT Hawaiian Luau Mixer – co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

Join us on the Executive Lawn for the opening night event to mingle with attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers and enjoy the fun. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

6:30 – 7:15: SUNRISE “SOLE MATES” WALK  

Group walk along the bay and receive raffle ticket for fun prizes for participants. 


7:30: Breakfast 


8:30: KEYNOTE - Optimism: The Positivity Virus! - Steve Rizzo, The Attitude Adjuster 

A Hall of Fame speaker and comedian, Steve engages the audience with laughter and gradually challenges you to shift your way of thinking to discover increased productivity, greater joy and enthusiasm and new levels of success. 


9:40: Rounding Out Your Benefits Program, Amanda Raitz Hebert, MoreHealth  

Infertility is becoming a more approachable subject—so much so that employers have noticed and are taking action to support the health and wellness of their workforce.  


10:20:  Legislative UpdateFaith Borges, Legislative Advocate, California Advocates Inc.   

Hear everything that’s going down in Sacramento related to health benefits, workers compensation, workplace safety and what we can expect in 2023. 


11:10: Community Service Project 


11:30: Lunch and 15-Minute Power Walk Break  

1:00: A Word from our Sponsor – Kaiser Permanente

1:05: The Future of Telehealth and the Hospital at HomeKate Ferrante, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Kaiser Permanente and Dr. John Rott, SCPMG Regional Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente  

The advancement of telehealth utilization over the last couple of years has reshaped how consumers choose to access care. The Kaiser Permanente team will discuss steps an employer can take to maximize digital health progress to expand access to care and improve health outcomes while managing healthcare costs. 


2:15:  What You Need to Know but Don't Want to Talk About - Linda Woodsmall,  Pathways Home Health & Hospice 

It is easy to wander through life concentrating on what is right in front of you. Join in and get both information and peace of mind. You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it. 


2:43: Break 


3:00: Voluntary Benefits – The Power of Choice!   

Long Term CareLorrie Baldevia, Senior Advisor, Assured Partners 

The California Department of Insurance has established a Task Force to explore, develop and implement a statewide program for long-term care services.  This program could potentially mandate all California’s to purchase long-term care insurance coverage or pay tax via a payroll deduction, similar to the state of Washington. 


What’s New in the Voluntary Marketplace - Geoff Hinton, Regional Manager & Staci Austin, American Fidelity  

Find out how to optimize your voluntary selections for your employee population.  



Friday, October 14, 2022



7:30: Breakfast 


8:30: Pension Plans and Securing Your Future - Rose Luna, California Teachers Association  

Understanding and optimizing your CalSTRS and CalPERS retirement benefits.  


9:20: Creating Your 2023 Employee Well-Being Program Strategy, Dayna Gowan, MPH, CHES, Senior Health and Wellness Manager, AP Keenan  

In this presentation, Dayna will provide ideas and suggestions for how to take your workplace wellness program to a new level (or get it off the ground floor) in 2023. Participants will leave the presentation with plenty of fun and unique wellness program ideas that they can implement for their employees in 2023 and future years. Don’t wait until January to start planning your workplace wellness program. You can start planning and creating your employee well-being strategy now! 

9:45 Break 


10:00: General Session: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Unlock the Opportunity - John Epps, Managing Principal, Creative Excellence Business Technical Writing and Research Services, LLC 

Emerging from the pandemic, we have a challenge to make work and workplaces more inclusive, more equitable and more diverse by embedding openness, acceptance, and engagement in every aspect of our culture. Learn how to succeed with your organization. 


11:00: Closing Session: The Restless Workforce – How Covid Changed the World - Kathy Espinoza, Assistant Vice Preside, Ergonomics and Safety, AP Keenan  

Not since the industrial revolution have employees held this much power in the workplace.  This session will help supervisors rethink about what’s good for the organization AND the employees, as well as reflect on their current employer/employee relationships.  We will discuss the millennial tsunami making up today’s workforce and how they are influencing the job market.  How can you ease the restless workforce?  By learning what matters to each generation and what they want in a career. 

11:30 Closing and Raffle Drawing 

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