YAMPA VALLEY WELLNESS CONFERENCE
ReConnected: From Separation and Loneliness to Connection.
Thursday, April 27th
Steamboat Grand Hotel, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
*limited scholarships available. If interested, contact Info@ncchealthpartnership.com
Since 2015, The Yampa Valley Wellness conference has drawn participants from professional backgrounds such as behavioral health and associated disciplines, non-profit organizations, education, and business, as well as interested community members in Routt County and beyond. During keynote and breakout sessions, experts share cutting edge information, methods, and tools to support the work and lives of participants.
This conference aims to:
- Engage participants in active learning experiences and connection
- Acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health in general
- Examine separation and loneliness for individuals, and across relationships and systems
- Highlight connection and community as antidotes to COVID-19-associated experiences specifically, and in other areaS
Danielle Varda PhD
CEO and Founder, Visible Network Labs
Associate Professor, University of CO Denver, School of Public Affairs
Dr. Danielle Varda (she/her) is a scientist turned start-up founder, leading Visible Network Labs as CEO and Founder.
Her combination of 25 years as a network scientist studying social connectedness and health, published author, 15 years as a tenured professor at the University of CO Denver, and her successful launch and scaling of the Center on Network Science came together in one big idea to start VNL. She is an entrepreneur, technologist, network scientist, fundraiser, and mother to three spirited girls. She is a nationally known expert and keynote speaker on applied network science, with specific expertise in health system, public health systems, entrepreneurial
ecosystems, and educational system approaches.
Danielle has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles on networks and their impact. She leads VNL’s strategic partnership approach, is the company’s lead fundraiser, and has a vision for how to utilize network science to solve our most pressing and intractable problems.
Visualizing Social Connectedness as a Pathway to Stronger Social, Mental, and Behavioral Health:
Justin Ross, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Director, Workplace Wellbeing Program
Dr. Justin Ross (he/him) is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in health, wellness, and human performance psychology.
He has spent the bulk of his career aiding in mental health and wellness initiatives for those performing in stressful, high demanding environments, including those in healthcare as well as professional athletics where he is vetted as a provider for both the NFL and
He has served as a clinical psychologist for UCHealth since 2010, formerly in the Center for Integrative Medicine and is currently the Director of Workplace Well-being for the UCHealth system.
From Trauma to Resilience and Growth: Reconnecting to Values, Passions, and Self
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