Mental Health in the Workplace:
A Discussion and Panel
Garen Staglin, Co-Founder, Board Chairman One Mind
Greg Becker, CEO SVB
Chris Edmonds-Waters, CHRO SVB
As our work environment becomes more and more competitive, employees are experiencing difficulties that company have not previously had to deal with, including stress, substance abuse and mental illness. In late 2018, we had a session on “Dying for a Paycheck” with Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer from Stanford University, who laid out the data for what is happening with our employee workforce, and how companies can impact their employees’ health for the better.
This session will do a deeper dive into a subject that has been taboo, and is rarely talked about in the workplace, namely mental illness and mental wellbeing. We will have a discussion with Garen Staglin, Co-Founder and Chairman of One Mind, a leading mental health nonprofit, and Board Member at SVB, along with the SVB CEO Greg Becker and SVB CHRO Chris Edmonds-Waters.
This first session will focus on why mental health is important, and the role that companies play in their employees’ mental wellbeing. Garen will talk about OneMind and One Mind at Work, a global coalition of employers focused on mental health best practices with more than 5 million employees covered under their Charter. He will also share research that OneMind has done, and what lessons we can learn from that. Greg Becker and Chris Edmonds-Waters will talk about how this translates to SVB, and what they are doing in the area of mental health.
A Panel discussion will follow, with representatives from Bay area companies who will each share what initiatives their companies are undertaking, what outcomes they have achieved, and lessons learned to date. Confirmed for the panel is Deborah Olson, Principal Benefits Manager and Mental Health Champion at Roche/Genentech. Other panelists to be determined.
Who should attend:
This workshop is open to three people from each CSHRP member company. This should be of particular interest to those who are responsible for expanding mental health benefits in their companies.
About the Presenter
is a private equity and venture capital investor, mental health philanthropist and advocate, and owner of the acclaimed Staglin Family Vineyard, in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. He has been involved in companies in the transaction processing services and payment technology industries for more than 40 years. He currently serves as Chairman of ExL Services (EXLS), and Board member of SVB Financial Group (SIVB), and Profit Velocity Solutions and a Senior Advisor/LP of FTV Capital.
He and his wife, Shari, founded One Mind in 1995. In 2011 they were joined by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy with a global vision of “healthy brains for all.” To date, One Mind has raised over $450 Million to find the causes and cures for mental illness. In 2009, together with actress Glen Close, they founded BringChange2Mind.org to raise awareness and decrease stigma for people who suffer from mental illness.
is President and CEO of SVB Financial Group, and CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. Greg has been a champion of the innovation economy since he joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1993 as a banker to fast-growing technology companies. Greg was the president, chief operations officer and chief banking officer prior to taking on the CEO role. Earlier in his career, Greg ran the company’s Venture Capital Group where he was responsible for building relationships with, and investing in, venture capital and private equity firms across the U.S. Greg was also a co-founder and managing director of SVB Capital, which manages some of the world’s top-rated venture fund-of-funds and co-investment funds, and he was a member of Silicon Valley Bank’s Operating Committee.
In 2018 Greg was elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a Class A Director. He is a member of the Executive Council of TechNet and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), where he was the Chairman from 2014-2017. Greg was also a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors from 2016-2017.
is the Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of SVB Financial Group's Executive Management Team. Chris is responsible for leading the Human Resources Division developing programs to support SVB Financial Group's ability to effectively provide diversified financial services on a global scale. Chris is also on-point as management's representative in working with Compensation Committee Directors in all pertinent compensation-related matters, and the broader Board of Directors on executive management succession planning.
Chris joined SVB Financial Group in 2003 as the Director of Organization Effectiveness. In that role, he led a group of human resources business partners, learning and development professionals and HR operations team members to ensure that SVB's people strategies aligned with company priorities. Chris has improved the firm's ability to recruit and retain top talent, and fostered improved coaching, management and compensation practices to fine-tune employee performance at all levels. Chris has also worked extensively with executive management to distill and imbue SVB's leadership practices into practical and relevant strategies that help run the company today. Chris has helped oversee expansion of staff into the Asia (including helping establish SVB's first China-based joint venture business), and EMEA markets. During Chris's tenure, SVB has consistently achieved outstanding client and employee satisfaction scores, earning a place on the Fortune 100 Top Employers list, landing as a first-time applicant and new entrant in position #40.
Prior to joining SVB, Chris held numerous senior human resources positions at Charles Schwab & Co., and both revenue-producing and support (human resources) roles at Macy's California.
, Principal Benefits Manager and Mental Health Champion at Genentech/Roche, is a strategist in the field of ability management with a proven record of achievement designing, developing and implementing absence and accommodation programs as well as mental wellness programs and campaigns.
She leads the Occupational and Non-Occupational Leave and Disability programs as well as the Mental Wellness program across Genentech and Roche in the US, supporting over 24,000 employees. She designed and led a Mental Wellness #LetsTalk campaign across Genentech and US Roche in collaboration with a new vendor partner, increasing awareness, addressing stigmatization, increasing EAP utilization over 900%, and implementing and leading a Mental Health Champions group.
Deb has international experience across Canada and the US, and prior to working at Genentech, she founded a consulting firm that incorporated a holistic approach to ability management and drew on that experience to support teams within Kaiser Permanente and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
Other panelists TBA