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Keyashia Barkins Grissom
Keyashia Barkins Grissom is a vice president with Frost’s employee benefits compliance group and brings 13 years of experience in the insurance industry. She is responsible for consulting on employee benefits matters, including health care reform, Section 125, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA and other group health plan compliance for Frost clients across the nation. Keyashia is also licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.
Prior to joining Frost, Keyashia served as senior investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Keyashia earned a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Texas and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law.
A walk through of how a DOL investigator would conduct an official civil investigation of an ERISA covered group health plan provided by a former DOL – Employee Benefit Security Administrator Sr. Investigator with 13 years of experience.
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Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer
Ann Manning is the managing shareholder of the Underwood Law Firm’s Lubbock office. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Her primary concentration is in education, employment and health law including civil litigation in these areas. She has been the president of the Texas Council of School Attorneys and was on the Board of Directors of the School Law Section of the Texas State Bar.
Ann has written and produced a children’s Christmas musical, “The Child is Born”, produced 13 piano solo CDs, and plays the piano for her church. Her husband, Nevill, and son, J.Paul, are practicing attorneys in Lubbock. Her daughter, Julie Mitchell, is a middle school science teacher. Ann is blessed with four grandchildren.
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SHRM Recertification Credit: Pending
HRCI Recertification Credit: Pending
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Licensed Professional Counselor
April McAnally is a Licensed Professional Counselor and speaker based in Austin, TX. She partners with corporations, helping professionals and nonprofit organizations to help them increase awareness of mental health topics that are of importance in the workplace. As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional and trauma specialist, April has a particular interest in supporting organizations and individuals to become more cognizant of the impact the workplace can have on mental wellness, and how to incorporate strategies and policies to support wellness among staff and peers, and themselves.
April holds a Master’s in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from UT Austin. She supports couples and individuals at a private practice in Austin, TX. You can learn more about April by visiting www.aprilmcanally.com.
What to Do When: Crisis and Suicidal Ideation at Work
If you’ve ever had a co-worker or employee experience a mental health crisis on the job, or have had a co-worker express suicidal thoughts, you know how scary it can be. This presentation will help you to prepare for just such an experience so you can respond in a way that is safe, helpful and respectful. We’ll identify step-by-step guidelines for how to respond in the event of a mental health crisis, as well as ways to de-escalate when speaking with someone who is in crisis. And because prevention is the best cure, we will also discuss ways to decrease the likelihood of crisis by implementing workplace wellness practices.
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2020 and prepare for an exceptional 2021! You don't want to miss the induction of our new Board of directors, the presentation of awards, and our annual Silent Auction!
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