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Beating Burnout: Small Changes Lead to Big Results in the Workplace

Burnout is impacting workplaces across industries.  Meeting work expectations, while facing excessive stress brought on by the pandemic and challenging times has driven up workplace burnout.  Employers increasingly see the cost of burnout in retention, worker engagement, and productivity.  Addressing burnout is not costly and not complicated.

This Virtual Town Hall will feature ways to beat burnout by covering:

  • What does burnout look and feel like?
  • How does burnout impact mental health and well-being?
  • Why is burnout becoming a higher priority for employers?
  • What steps can employers take to address burnout?

Join us to learn how you can make small changes with big results when it comes to burnout at your organization.

Presenters:

Darcy Gruttadaro, J.D., Director, APAF Center for Workplace Mental Health

Emma Jellen, Associate Director, APAF Center for Workplace Mental Health

Darcy Gruttadaro J.D.

Darcy Gruttadaro is the Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. As director, she designs and implements the Center’s strategic direction and continued growth. She is also involved in developing strategic relationships and collaboration with employers, business groups representing employers, colleague organizations and other key stakeholders. Before joining the Center, Ms. Gruttadaro served in multiple senior level positions with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), focused on initiatives to expand access to effective mental health services and supports for people impacted by mental health conditions. Ms. Gruttadaro has extensive experience in advocacy, policy and programmatic approaches to expanding evidence-based practices, improving early intervention, securing insurance coverage for mental health services and building a broader array of effective services and supports that promote resiliency and recovery.

Prior to NAMI, Ms. Gruttadaro worked with national organizations representing managed care organizations in analyzing state and federal insurance laws and regulations. She also practiced law with the Harris Beach law firm, concentrating her legal practice on health care and mental health related issues. She served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Ms. Gruttadaro earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University and a JD from Western New England University School of Law.

Emma Jellen B.A.

Emma Jellen is the Associate Director for the Center for Workplace Mental Health at the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) where she builds develops innovative, high-impact web-based educational content and resources for employers to advance workplace mental health. In addition, Ms. Jellen builds external relationships with corporate leaders and produces the Center’s monthly Mental Health Works publication.  Emma also served as the Program Manager for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Support and Alignment Network (SAN) grant awarded by CMS.

Prior to joining the APA, Ms. Jellen served as the Director of Communications and Member Relations for the DC Hospital Association (DCHA), where she focused her efforts on hospital-wide population health and value-based purchasing initiatives and programming for DCHA’s 14 hospital members.  To date, Ms. Jellen has worked for several healthcare non-profit associations, including the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).  Ms. Jellen found her passion for mental health policy working early in her career at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as Policy Associate in the department of Government Affairs and Clinical Practice.

Ms. Jellen earned a B.A. in psychology from Clemson University.

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