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Join us in person

April 30 - May 1, 2024
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

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A different kind of learning experience

Join us for a two-day, interactive learning experience. Together, we’ll learn best practices to support employee and organizational well-being from others who have “walked the walk.” Be part of impactful conversations and memorable experiences you can bring back to your teams. 

You’ll leave feeling energized, connected, and equipped with new strategies to tackle the toughest workforce mental health challenges. This will be a personal and organizational journey you don’t want to miss.

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A restorative space

Explore, reflect, connect, and reenergize at a 75-acre luxury retreat nestled among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in an unforgettable conference experience, with stunning backdrops and indoor and outdoor learning spaces that create opportunities for relaxation, renewal, and growth. 

1440 Multiversity

800 Bethany Drive

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Breakthrough 2024
Breakout Session Tracks

Track 1:
Care for Your Organization

These sessions focus on workforce mental health, building strategies with leaders, managers, and teams to develop a culture of wellness and a positive work environment that enables people to thrive.

Track 2:
Care for Your People

These sessions explore the support required for each individual, from self-care to treating complex needs, ensuring that mental health support is available for everyone in your organization, meeting them where they are, and addressing the diverse range of needs.

Track 3:
Care for Yourself

These sessions are reminders to mind yourselves, with opportunities to meet others, come together as a community to support each other, and take a breath.


6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PT

Movement Class

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. PT


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. PT

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT

Making Mental Health Care Work
David Ebersman, Lyra Health

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT

Keynote Presentation from Special Guest Susan David

10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. PT

AM Mindfulness Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

The True Value of Quality in Mental Health Care
Dr. Bob Kocher, Lyra Clinical Associates & Dr. David Stark, Morgan Stanley

11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Building a Blueprint for Mental Health: JE Dunn’s Approach to Creating Industry-Wide Change
Cindy Kirtley, JE Dunn Construction, Christy Paoli, JE Dunn Construction & Sean McBride, Lyra Health

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT

Harnessing the Power of Vulnerability at Work: A Fireside Chat
Cleo Wade, New York Times Bestselling Author & Cierra Gillison, Lyra Health

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. PT


1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m PT

Interactive Discussion: Navigating and Preventing Burnout
Lynn Winstead, Ph.D., L.P.C., Ernst & Young

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Breakout Sessions

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Track 1: The Ultimate Win-win: Designing for Employee Mental Health and Business Success
Keren Wasserman, Lyra Health, Vickie Carpeneti, eBay, Rob Paczkowski, eBay & Jen Fisher, Deloitte

Track 2: How to Deliver a Winning Integrated Benefits Strategy
Karen Timmeny, Lyra Health, Julie Turpin, Brown & Brown & Carrie Kahn, Willis Towers Watson

Track 3: Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: Strengthening Bonds
Shane O’Neil-Hart and Jess Ramsey, Lyra Health

3:15 p.m. PT - 4:00 p.m. PT

Track 1: Breaking Down Barriers: Championing Mental Health Awareness and Member Engagement
Erin Kirkpatrick, Lyra Health, Kristin Fitch, Salt River Project, Amy Bloomquist, Land O’Lakes & Jennifer Minute, McCarthy Holdings

Track 2: The Member Stories That Keep Us Up at Night
Dr. Smita Das, Lyra Health, Erin Young, Willis Towers Watson & Bob Poznanovich, Hazelden Betty Ford

Track 3: Don’t Do the Hustle (Culture): Balancing Ambition and Mental Health
Dr. Joe Grasso, Lyra Health

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT

PM Mindfulness Break

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT

Workforce Mental Health Awards

At Breakthrough 2024, we’ll host our third annual customer awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who are strong champions of mental health.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT

Evening Reception

A special thank you to our 2024 sponsors

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