Business Education - Fall Series

Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce

In Partnership With



Perseverance Health and Wellness Nutrition Consultation Services, LLC

Crossfit Rohkeus

Rogers Behavioral Health

YMCA at Pabst Farms


2020 Business Education Webinars - Fall Series

The Business Education Committee is pleased to offer a 3-part education series centered on topics that tend to be overlooked, but are relevant – especially in these challenging and unusual times.  Our focus is on employee wellness and what employers can do – the services, tools and resources that can be offered.  This series is not just for us personally, but can be shared with employees on our teams.

Behavioral health is an important issue in the workplace and is only amplified with the pandemic. Rogers Behavioral Health experts will talk the most common conditions seen in the workplace and how leaders can be most effective in responding to ensure productivity, retention, and engagement. Jerry Halverson, MD, psychiatrist and chief medical officer, and Sue McKenzie Dicks, vice president of healthy culture, will share their expertise and discuss strategies for reducing stigma as well as answering your questions.

Our Panelists

Jerry L. Halverson, MD, FACPsych, DFAPA, Chief Medical Officer, Rogers Behavioral Health

Dr. Jerry L. Halverson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with a subspecialty in Consult Liaison Psychiatry. He serves as chief medical officer for Rogers Behavioral Health. Dr. Halverson has a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed an internal medicine internship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota, and a residency in general adult psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He has served in numerous leadership capacities for the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, Wisconsin Medical Society, and Wisconsin Psychiatric Association.  He had received numerous awards and honors throughout his career.

Dr. Halverson has advocated for the use of objective patient care data to improve care through his work at Rogers and with Wisconsin and national initiatives through the American Psychiatric Association (APA) , the American Medical Association (AMA) as well as other organizations. He has lectured throughout the United States on mental health and health policy issues to academic, legislative and community audiences.

Sue McKenzie Dicks, Vice President, Healthy Culture, Rogers Behavioral Health

Sue McKenzie Dicks is vice president of healthy culture at Rogers Behavioral Health and Co-Director of Rogers InHealth. Sue has over 35 years of experience leading the development of educational programs and collaborative projects. She has taught youth and adults, directed the development and delivery of health education programs, developed state and national curriculum, and led training for teachers and community leaders to effectively address mental health challenges.

 Sue has provided national training under grants from CDC and the Federal Department of Education. As the Program Director for Rogers InHealth, she works through local and national partnerships to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Sue leads and participates in internal work to create and sustain a healthy culture of compassion, excellence, and accountability at Rogers. Innovative program design, collaborative leadership skills, and a tenacious passion are key assets she brings to Rogers InHealth.      


 Register Here for the Mental Health in the Workplace Webinar

This training focuses on using empathy and kindness to respond to the needs of others during a time when frustration, insecurity, and fear has negatively affected how individuals interact with everyone around them. It offers strategies on addressing aggressive, emotional, and dissatisfied reactions to current restrictions and guidelines in a manner that preserves and strengthens relationships with your customers. 

Our Panelist

Jessica Mieling, Branch Executive Director, Glacial Community YMCA - Pabst Farms Branch

Jessica Mieling is the Branch Executive Director for the Glacial Community YMCA, Pabst Farms branch. She has been with the YMCA for 15 years and has been a trainer for several Ys in Southeast Wisconsin as well as YMCA of the USA, facilitating trainings around communication, diversity, and servant leadership. She loves being a part of the Y as it allows her to serve the needs of the community in multiple ways and at all ages: working to strengthen individuals and families.


Register Here for the Responding to Conflict Webinar

Nutrition and physical activity are not only directly related to physical health, but also play a key role in our mental well-being.  With the pandemic, people are working from home, limiting their attendance to events and gatherings, and are not engaging in the physical activity they normally do (think about the steps you take in year just to walk to your car).  For many of us, isolation and staying at home has increased the temptation to indulge in comfort food that may not be the healthiest of choices and to spend more time in front of the TV or computer and less time to be active.  Join our panelists for a discussion about nutritional and physical self-care and strategies to help you reduce stress and take charge of your health and well-being.

Our Panelists

Bridgett Wilder, CEO of Perseverance Health and Wellness Nutrition Consultation Services, LLC

Bridgett Wilder is a Widowed Mother of 9 children, dietitian, author, and motivational speaker.  She uses her knowledge to help her clients improve their overall nutritional health outcomes by teaching the concepts of nutrition and psychology. Bridgett believes if you can eat your way into poor health you can eat your way into improved health outcomes.

Bridgett is a graduate of Mount Mary University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree with an emphasis on dietetics and psychology.  She has been interviewed on major news shows both locally and internationally such as Channel 4 Positively Milwaukee with news anchor Carol Meekins and CBC White Coat Black Art with Dr. Brian Goldman in Canada, spreading the importance of how nutrition choices impact health and the importance of eating healthy foods.

Nick Seiske, Co-Founder/Co-Owner of Gymlete Inc. and Crossfit Rohkeus

Nick Seiske is the head coach and gym manager of Crossfit Rohkeus. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) from Carroll University and over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.   He has achieved numerous fitness goals as an endurance athlete, having completed 18 marathons, a 50 K race (he came in 1st!), and an Ironman Triathlon.

Both his personal and professional accomplishments have led Nick to be the key driver in successfully transforming the lives of those who have participated in his programs which include fitness instruction, personal training, exercise program design, coaching, and weight management.  Nick defines himself as one who overcomes adversity and never makes excuses. His personal philosophy is "you can’t change the past, you can always improve the future."


Register Here for the Physical Health and Nutrition Webinar

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