David M. Weir, CSP, ARM
President, UPMC WorkPartners
CREATING A BUSINESS STRATEGY TO MANAGE HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
DAVID M. WEIR is President of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) WorkPartners, an affiliate of (UPMC) providing health and productivity solutions to high-performing companies throughout the region. Mr. Weir leads several major programs and services within the UPMC Insurance Services Division: Commercial Services and a comprehensive Absence Management and Population Health Program. This broad suite of innovative programs, consulting and technology has decreased health-related costs and increased employee productivity for many of the country's largest employers.
R. Stephen Coonrod, Esquire
Partner, McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern, Thomas, P.A.
A Supreme Court Update: THE NEW FRONTIER
STEPHEN COONROD is certified by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education as a specialist in workers' compensation law and focuses on workers' compensation defense and litigation management. He is listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Workers' Compensation and serves as Litigation Manager for the Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association. Steve has been given the rating of "AV Preeminent," the highest rating possible by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. He is the managing partner for the firm's Tallahassee office. Steve's clients include a broad range of private and governmental entities.
Randall T. Porcher, Esquire
Morgan & Morgan
Representing the People, Not the Powerful: A PLAINTIFF'S POSITION
RANDALL T. PORCHER is an attorney out of the Tallahassee office of Morgan & Morgan. Currently, his practice is devoted to representing the interests of injured workers in Florida workers’ compensation cases. Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Randall served as the Director of the First District Court of Appeal’s Workers’ Compensation Unit, a position he was offered while working at the Florida Supreme Court as a senior law clerk for Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. When Mr. Porcher first started practicing law, he represented the interests of insurance companies and employers in workers' compensation matters at both the trial and appellate levels. He left the defense practice in 2000 and founded a firm (Gonzalez & Porcher) which represented the interests of personal injury plaintiffs and workers’ compensation claimants at both the trial and appellate level. As an appellate lawyer, Randall is responsible for many cases of first impression in the workers’ compensation field. Randall received his law degree in 1993 from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship in jurisprudence.
Charles Werntz III, D.O. MPH, FACOEM, FAOCOPM
Associate Professor, West Virginia University, School of Public Health, Department of Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences
DRUG TESTING for the Non-MRO
DR. CHARLES WERNTZ III oversees and teaches classes in Occupational Health and Medical Toxicology. He is also the Associate Program Director for the Occupational Medicine Residency.
Kim Pilcher, M.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director Human Resources & Risk Management
City of Panama City
CREATING CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT
KIM PILCHER is a Certified Executive Coach working with leaders to improve individual and team performance in ways that are sustainable over time. As an employment law and risk control consultant, she works with executives to establish a culture of accountability through leadership development and effective conflict management strategies. Kim is a Certified Labor Relations Professional and FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, She is a change agent and skilled negotiator. Her belief is that it is a high calling in all organizations to protect what we value and change what is not working.
Dr. Ata Ulhaq, MD, FACEP, MPH
Medical Director & Founder, Atwood and Clark Midway Medical Center
How to Institute a MEANINGFUL, MEASURANBLE & ACCOUNTABILE WELLNESS Program in 2016 and For the Future
DR. ULHAQ is the Medical Director and Founder of Atwood and Clark, Midway Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. His is an Anatomic & Clinical Pathologist, Internist, Residency trained in Occupation Medicine from University of Pittsburgh with Master's in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Ulhaq is AMA Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Aero Medical Examiner for FAA, MRO, and DOT Certified. He is Hyperbaric Medicine Certified, Drug & Alcohol Trained Suboxone.
Marvin Hughley, M.S., LMHC, CAP, SAP
Hughley's Mental Health Services
An Efficient Employee Assistance Program that Incorporates with CORPORATE WELLNESS INITIATIVES
MARVIN HUGHLEY, LMHC, CAP, SAP, has over 15 years experience in the Counseling Profession. He is a Military Veteran who has a Bachelors Degree in Criminology from Florida State University and a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. He is a State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Addictions Professional, and a Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional. Mr. Hughley is a program manager at Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital (ECBH) and has assisted in the development of the Military Resiliency Unit, the ECBH Chemical Dependency Program, ECBH IOP Chemical Dependency Program, and is currently assisting in the development of A Veterans Program at this facility. He is also the owner of Hughley’s Mental Health Services in Panama City, Florida where he provides quality Mental Health Services with specialties in Addictions and Trauma therapy.
Raymond Bleday, DPM, M.D.
Medical Doctor-Orthopedic Surgeon
ORTHOPEDIC ROLES- Occupational Medicine
Dr. Raymond M Bleday, MD,DPM, is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Panama City, Florida. He attended and graduated with honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1993, having over 23 years of diverse experiences, especially in Orthopedic Surgery. He affiliates with many hospitals including Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System. Dr. Raymond M Bleday also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Bay County Health System LLC.
DR. AZZAM ADHAL, Internist
PREVENTIVE MEASURES to Vaccinations
Dr. Azzam Adhall is Board-certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Adhal's philosophy is, to provide a well established office in the community. Our experienced staff are friendly, efficient and always mindful of the specific needs of each patient we treat.