60 Tips in 60 Minutes: Meet the Panel : Risk & Insurance

Six experts will kick off the final day of National Comp 2022 with dozens of lessons on RTW.

Long-running 60 Tips in 60 Minutes returns to National Comp 2022 to address return-to-work issues head-on. Six experts each offer a “top 10” of their best advice for overcoming the obstacles standing in the way of quick and successful RTW results.

Can your company understand these challenges?

  • Worker involvement in the RTW process
  • Company culture that supports and reinforces the RTW expectation and presents it as an advantage
  • Attitude of the supervisor towards the worker or the injury
  • Physician buy-in with business goals and RTW eligibility
  • Employees afraid of re-injury
  • Union cooperation or lack thereof, outdated rules

These and more are all pieces of the RTW puzzle. Join us on October 21st for solid wisdom delivered in a lively, fast-paced format with a dash of humor.

Andrea Dosedla, Lead Industrial Athletic Coach, Quad

Andrea Dosedla

Andrea has been a sports trainer in an industrial environment for 8 years; Working in diverse environments including manufacturing, distribution, utilities and construction. She started at Quad 4 years ago with the intention of bringing injury prevention knowledge to the shop floor. [Ed. note: Quad is a 2022 Teddy Award winner.]

Working to OSHA standards for first aid, Andrea provides ongoing ergonomic assessments as part of the program to maintain a healthy workforce and thrives working with active populations.

Before working in industry, Andrea worked in orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy and NCAA. Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Science in Athletic Training from West Virginia University.

Sharita Green-Ngounda, Strategic Risk Control Advisor, PMA Companies

Sharita Green-Ngounda

As a Strategic Risk Control Advisor at PMA Companies, Green-Ngounda has served in security leadership roles for various industries since 1997.

She holds a BS in Occupational Safety and Health and an MS in Human Resources (Business & Industry Counseling) from North Carolina A&T State University. She holds her certification as a Safety Management Specialist from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. She is completing her EdD. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago.

Green-Ngounda presents “Do you consider underserved population groups in your professional training?” this year at National Comp.

Aliza Hauser, RTW Manager, Puget Sound Educational Service District

Aliza Hauser

Aliza has over 20 years of experience in worker compensation, ADA housing and successfully reintegrating injured workers into the workforce. She served as a disability services specialist at King County, Washington and as a rehabilitation consultant at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington before joining PSWCT in 2018 as a return-to-work manager.

Aliza received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Western Washington University. Aliza and her colleague Clairmonte Cappelle presented “Best practice incentives to support and revitalize staff” this year at National Comp.

Adam Lopez, Loss Control Director, The J. Morey Company

Adam Lopez

With nearly 20 years of experience in security, risk management and loss control, Adam has helped many clients reduce claims and costs, decrease ex-mods and occurrence rates, and ensure employee safety while keeping businesses profitable.

He has worked in a variety of industries including recruitment, agriculture, insurance (both on the brokerage and carrier side), aerospace and food manufacturing.

Throughout his career, Adam has had the unique and special privilege of supporting large restaurant chains, food markets, municipalities and retail businesses on an international scale. Before joining J. Morey, Lopez served as EHS Manager for The Cheesecake Factory.

Lopez is currently part of Workcomp Blitz as well as other advocacy groups. Lopez presented alongside Dr. Claire Muselman and Jeff Breskin”Leverage loss trend analysis, injury research and training for maximum benefit” this year at National Comp.

Kelly Webb, National Director of Claims, Albertson’s Companies

Kelly Webb

Kelly Webb started in the insurance industry in 1980 as an examiner for workers’ compensation claims. Since that time she has worked in the areas of underwriting and multi-line claims as well as workers’ comp. Webb is currently National Director of Claims for Albertsons, one of the largest grocery and drug retailers in North America. Webb manages all lines of insurance claims for the organization.

Webb, along with Max Koonce and Kim Pfingstag, presented “Yes, claims management is part of your company’s brand. How these strategies can help improve it” this year at National Comp.

William Zachry, Board Member, California State Compensation Insurance Fund

Bill Zachry

Bill Zachry has spent decades in the world of risk management and disability insurance claims administration. His main areas of focus include combating insurance fraud, advocating for legislation, and developing and implementing laws and regulations.

He was GVP of Risk Management for Safeway / Albertson’s Companies, VP of Claims at Zenith Insurance Company and SVP of Claims for CE Heath, HIH, Care America, HeathCal.

Zachry was originally appointed to the board of directors of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010 and then reappointed by Gov. Brown until January 2019. In 2016 he was recognized by CCWC as Workers’ Compensation Professional of the Year.

Michelle Kerr is Editor for Workers’ Compensation and National Conference Chair for Risk & Insurance. She can be reached at [email protected]