Behavioral Health and Well-Being Congress

Behavioral Health & Well-Being Congress

September 28-30, 2022 | Alexandria, VA

Fast Five with Justin Chase

Q: What has you most optimistic about the future of health care?

A: I am very excited about the launch and potential of 988! It brings equal access to life-saving services for mental health, as we’ve had since 1968 for physical health with 911. By providing such a simple pathway to connect to support, hope, and resources, we will undoubtedly save a lot of lives. I’m honored for Solari to be a part of this vital work.

Q: What are the top priorities for your organization this year?

Continue to innovate and thrive post-pandemic and to be the trusted leader in improving lives and communities through human connection and innovation.

Q: How did your organization prepare for a virtual work environment? What changes did you make to ensure employees continued to stay happy, healthy, and productive?

A: I’d like to say we had a well mapped out plan, but in reality, we were in the midst of a pandemic and knew we had to keep our employees safe so we could continue serving the community. We rapidly deployed laptops, invested in software to stay efficient and connected and sent our employees home “until further notice…”. I am happy to say we are in our third year of a hybrid model and the organization and our employees are thriving. We’re constantly re-evaluating ways to stay connected and bring people together. We also allow our teams autonomy to determine what works best for them. For some it’s a weekly in-person meeting, for others it’s a virtual morning check in or everyone signing up for the same Solari sponsored virtual yoga class.

Q: What does employee well-being mean to you?

A: Employee well-being is everything to me. If our employees aren’t well taken care of at work, how can we expect them to in-turn take care of our community? A large part of my journey at Solari has been enhancing our employee culture and engagement. We invest a lot of time, effort and financial resources to ensure our employees feel supported, trusted, and appreciated because the work they do is not easy.

Q: What motivates you to keep doing the work that you do?

A: The opportunity to help people and make a difference during life’s challenging times.