Define the Line and Grooop hosted a 3-part panel series with health experts, HR professionals, and organizational leaders who are paving the way in the mental health sector. During this session, the panelists shared how to implement initiatives and programs to support your team and organization, how to create and share resources for mental health advocacy, and strategies for being a mental health ally within your role.
Aaron Harvey is a passionate mental health advocate and executive director of the Made of Millions Foundation — a nonprofit organization on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health. He is also the cofounder and executive creative director of NYC-based agency, Ready Set Rocket. His thoughts on mental health reform, digital innovation and creative approaches to advocacy have been featured in leading publications including Fast Company, Refinery29, Vice, The Independent, Adage, Adweek and Forbes, amongst notable others. You can find him on Instagram at @lifebeyondocd
Kelly Mullane has spent her career building teams that build great companies. People are always at the center of that endeavor. In these unprecedented times, taking care of our greatest assets, our people are more important than ever. Carbon is an innovator in the space of 3D manufacturing. Carbon has never shied away from a challenge, and what we are experiencing now is no different. A renewed focus on how they can best support their teams and individuals as they quickly morphed into a distributed company was a main focus of Carbon's People Team in 2020. More touchpoints, manager training, tools and applications have all been rolled out to ease the burden of the transition to our "new normal".
Noelle Ybarra is the Wellness Program Manager at RTI International – a nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid from the National Council for Behavioral Health. During her time at RTI she piloted and implemented a global EAP program for a diverse multilingual population, and launched multiple cross-institute collaborative efforts to promote mental health in the workplace.
Nina Barnett is the CEO and Founder of Ninz inc. operating under the DBA, grooop. Nina realized safety is something that should be worked towards, rather than defend against. Nina is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2019 graduate with a degree in Physics and Acting with a Mathematics minor. She is a proud member of the Female Founder Collective, a Vital Voices Leadership Incubator Fellow, Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur Nominee and Finalist, and most recently one of FLIK’s 21 Womxn Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021. She is also a stand-up comedian in New York City performing at notable venues such as Gotham Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, and more. Keep up with her on Instagram: @ninabarnett