WELLCOM & Live Well Omaha present



With three educational tracks brought to you by:

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The Xchange is an all-day summit that brings changemakers in workplace wellness, human resources, and community health from across the region to:

  • Connect skills with practical strategies and innovative resources
  • Collaborate across sectors for collective impact
  • Commit to improving health and wellness for all

Attendees can mix and match breakout sessions across the three tracks!

What's the Purpose?

To bring together changemakers from multiple sectors to develop and enhance cultures of whole-person health to improve the wellbeing of employees and the communities in which they live, learn, work and play

Who Should Attend?

Worksites, human resources, benefits, community and public health organizations, healthcare facilities, educational programs, faith communities, public health students, community leaders, and changemakers

HR Continuing Education Credits (CECs) will be available.


Featuring Keynote Speaker

Kent Bradley

Kent is passionate about activating change and challenging individuals and organizations to tap into their leadership potential. He is the founder and principal advisor for BTN Advisors. He is the founder and executive director of Core Communities and serves as the Chairman of the Nutrition Advisory Board at Herbalife Nutrition, Board of Stewardship Trustees for CommonSpirit Health, Board of Directors of Concentra Health, and involved in several community health and wellbeing efforts. He is board certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Event Schedule

1Registration, Refreshments & Exhibits07:30 AM
2Welcome08:00 AM
3Opening Keynote: "The Seeds of Health"Dr. Kent Bradley 08:10 AM
4Break & Exhibits09:10 AM
5Worksite Wellness 1: "Designing an Exceptional Employee Experience"Dr. Jim Harter 09:30 AM
6HR/Benefits 1: "Digital Health Trends and Implications"Dr. James Dolan 09:30 AM
7Community 1: "Advancing Health Across Four Counties: Lifting the Stigma of Mental Health"Matt Wyant , Sarah Schram , Kerry Kernen 09:30 AM
8Break & Exhibits10:30 AM
9Worksite Wellness 2: "Mindfulness in the Workplace"Dr. Brian Luke Seaward 10:40 AM
10HR/Benefits 2: "Healthcare Has Stolen the American Dream: Here's How We Take it Back"David Contorno 10:40 AM
11Community 2: "Awareness of Potential Trauma-Induced Behaviors and Finding the Most Effective Way to Help Our Communities"Brenda Petersen 10:40 AM
12Active Lunch11:40 AM
13Worksite Wellness 3: "Reaching Home: How to Engage Employees in Creating a Healthy Household Culture"Dr. Judd Allen 12:40 PM
14HR/Benefits 3: "Designing an Employee Benefits Strategy"Jennifer Paisley 12:40 PM
15Community 3: "The Power of Storytelling: Putting Voice to Personal Experience"Wendy Townley 12:40 PM
16Break & Exhibits1:40 PM
17Worksite Wellness 4: "Lifestyle Medicine in the Workplace"Dr. Amanda McKinney 1:50 PM
18HR/Benefits 4: "Generations, Rewards, Competition: How to Balance Priorities in Changing Times"Cara Kirsch 1:50 PM
19Community 4: "Changing the Way We Do Business to Wrap Support Around Mental Health and Community Wellness"Lindsee Fryatt , Ramón Calzada , Rev. Portia Cavitt 1:50 PM
20Break & Exhibits2:50 PM
21Closing KeynoteDr. Kent Bradley 3:05 PM
22Closing Comments & Prizes3:45 PM

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Our Event Sponsors

Thank you for making this event possible!

2019 Annual Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

CHI Health

First National Bank

Mutual of Omaha

Union Pacific

Kiewit Corporation

Nebraska Medicine

Physicians Mutual


Valmont Industries

Live Well Omaha
2019 Trailblazers

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

CHI Health

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center:
Center for the Child & Community

Douglas County Health Department

Methodist Health System

Mutual of Omaha

Nebraska Medicine


Valmont Industries

Event Information


Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68106


Salad Buffet
with assorted vegetable,
protein, and dressing options



Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village
Reservations by Sept. 24
Group Rate $124/night

Active Lunch Activities

You will be asked during your registration to indicate which Active Lunch Activity you're interested in participating in



Join this guided session to focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment.


Walking Meeting

Learn how to conduct a meeting on the go and take this practice back to your office to help create a happier and healthier environment


eBike Ride

Join our local bike share for an electric bike group ride around Aksarben Village, including a bike station demonstration