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    Q1 ISHRA Membership Meeting

    Date: March 19, 2024
    Goodwill of the Heartland Headquarters (near the Eastern Iowa Airport)
    8200 6th Street SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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    Tuesday, March 19th
    Current ISHRA Members are invited to our Q1 Meeting
    8am to 9am
    Doors open at 7:30am for networking/sign in
    Light breakfast and coffee provided
    Goodwill of the Heartland - Headquarters office (near the airport)
    8200 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 
    Below is a guide for parking and entrance to the Goodwill of the Heartland Headquarters office building. HQ is in the same building as the Outlet store, so you’ll want to drive to the smaller brown building, following the sign for administrative offices.  Check in at the entrance and we’ll show you to the conference room!
    Hybrid Meeting, in-person and virtual
    Enter the administrative offices and staff will direct you to the conference room.   
    Session Title:
    Work/Life Supports and Well-being in the Workplace
    Session Description:
    Diana Kremzar, Family Services Director for the University of Iowa, and Megan Hammes, Owner of Hammes Homestead and Consulting, will be leading an in-person and virtually-accessible educational event focused on sharing tools and resources connected to work/life support and well-being in the workplace.
    Work/life Support:
    To succeed, almost every employee will need work/life support at some point in their career.  When these challenges arise, they can influence everything from an employee’s quality of work to retention to healthcare costs. This session will help you gain insights into the impact of work/life challenges on an organization, as well as learn practical approaches to create a workplace culture that is supportive of employees as human beings with priorities and responsibilities extending beyond the workplace.

    Personal Well-being:

    One in five US adults faces mental illness, underscoring the need to address mental health in the workplace. In 2019-2021, 65% of American workers reported significant work-related stress with the World Health Organization recognizing burnout as an occupational hazard, which directly affects employee engagement and the financial success of our organizations. Workplace safety and well-being efforts should extend to mental well-being. This session will offer resources for supporting your organization's employees through evidence-based practices like Mental Health First Aid Training, professional development, EAP, and other opportunities to identify, understand, and respond to mental health challenges. 

    Presenter Bios

    Diana Kremzar has served in her role as Family Services Director at the University of Iowa for 8 years. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she held roles in Human Resources and Public Health, all devoted to positively impacting the collective well-being of a community or organization. In her current role, she leads various work-life integration programs and initiatives around childcare, elder caregiving, workplace flexibility, and financial well-being. She believes the pandemic has played a tremendous role in shining a spotlight on work/life and family issues, easily overlooked areas when considering an organizations vitality. She is excited about the progress we are seeing in the development of workplaces that support the whole person.  

    iana received her Master's in Public Health from the University of Iowa. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and an active member of the Johnson County Child Care Coalition, leading efforts to around business and childcare impacts. 


    Megan Hammes is the Owner of Hammes Homestead and Consulting, founded in May 2023. Megan’s primary focus is providing Mental Health First Aid Training to leadership teams and work groups, but can also provide customized workshops. She is certified to teach MHFA community-specific courses for Higher Education and Military, Veterans and their Families. Megan also provides organizational well-being consulting with a focus on program and policy review as well as workplace award applications. Prior to this, Megan served as the Senior Director of Well-Being at an academic, research institution with an academic medical center where she provided leadership for initiatives and policies designed to support the whole-person well-being.

    Megan has degrees from the University of Iowa and American University in Washington DC.