We are thrilled to bring you a discussion on what you CAN do during this uncertain time of social distancing and remote working.

We’ll discuss workplace wellness culture, cooking at home, connecting with your team, mental health, physical activity, and financial wellbeing as the COVID-19 story evolves daily.

Our promise: you will leave with at least one thing to put into practice right away in your life or the lives of your colleagues/community.

Meet the panel:

Chase Sterling (focus: Wellness in – and now out – of the workplace) 

Chase Sterling is the Founder of HHP Cultures, whose mission is to improve the world by improving workplaces. Chase works with organizations to focus on both individual and organizational well-being. With over 20 years of experience, and an educational background in Human Physiology and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she has developed and implemented award-winning strategies for over 100 companies across the US. Chase brings a unique perspective to any wellness conversation, having previously worked for a health insurance carrier, multiple wellness vendors, and non-profit community organizations.  Chase is also a Certified Wellness Practitioner through National Wellness Institute and holds WELCOA Faculty status.

Chase resides in Portland, Oregon, with her two cats – whose furry faces frequently appear in her presentations. Chase is also an Army veteran having served honorably for 7 years.

The mission of HHP Cultures is to improve the world by improving workplaces, with a vision that all workplaces support the well-being of their employees so they can live happy, healthy, productive lives both at, and outside of work. HHP Cultures provides expert strategic guidance and resources to help companies promote both individual and organizational wellbeing.

Katherine Deumling (focus: nutrition and cooking at home)

Katherine Deumling is the founder and CEO of Cook With What You Have (CWWYH). Katherine has always loved food and is passionate about making life delicious and using food as a tool for systemic and lasting health for people and planet. An experienced teacher and presenter, her passion for access to fresh food and good nourishment is contagious. We learn to “do” by “doing” and Katherine gives us permission and guidance to just cook.

Katherine is a breast cancer survivor and lives with her husband and son in Portland, OR. She loves to bicycle, run, garden, cook and eat! She grew up in West Germany and has lived in Italy and Mexico and is at home in kitchens everywhere.

CWWYH offers inspiration and guidance to help you become “that” cook who can look in the fridge/pantry and make something delicious. CWWYH brings creativity and ease into the kitchen with recipes, tips and guidance to stock your pantry and make the most of it. This approach saves time and money by not running to the store last minute and wasting less of what you buy—a particularly relevant tactic in these uncertain times.

Cooking and nourishing ourselves and our families can be a realm of comfort and give us some sense of control in stressful times. Take a moment to make a something, just a sandwich or a fried egg or a batch of cookies and thoroughly enjoy it.

CWWYH supports individuals and companies with:

  • Access to the online Seasonal Recipe Collection for:
  • 900+ delicious recipes, tips and videos
  • Method of cooking that reduces trips to the store and food waste (= dollars saved)
  • Pantry stocking tips
  • Guidance on substitutions to make it work for you
  • Lunch & Learn Presentations
  • Cooking Demonstrations

Caitlin Plato (focus: mental wellbeing)

Caitlin earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Trauma & Recovery from Arcadia University in Philadelphia.   She is also a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor I.   Caitlin has been working in the mental health and addictions field since 2010, and at Cascade Centers since 2014.  She is currently the lead trainer and creates the content for all Cascade seminars.  She also provides management consultations, organizational development trainings, on-site immediate-responder crisis counseling, and individual counseling on a broad range of topics.  She specializes in trauma, addictions, equity & inclusion, and communication skills.

During this time when everyone is feeling the social and emotional effects of COVID-19, it helps to validate our experiences and learn some tips to cope.  Caitlin brings her expertise to this webinar panel from her extensive background of working with both individuals and groups who are struggling with symptoms such as trauma, anxiety, stress and depression.

Founded in 1975, Cascade Centers’ mission is to support organizational success and improve quality of lives. We provide full service behavioral health solutions with a focus on customer service, technology, and outcomes. Services include:

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Work/Life Balance Programs
  • Behavioral Health Risk Assessment
  • Organizational Training and Development
  • Student Assistance Programs
  • Physician and Family Assistance Program
  • Executive Coaching


Charlie Verdugo  (focus: financial wellbeing)

Charles Verdugo started his career in banking as a loan officer over two decades ago. During his career he has held many positions in management and executive level leadership for several of the largest banks in the country and has had the privilege of leading many top performing teams.

Through his leadership and holistic approach to teamwork. Charlie has consistently impacted the overall performance results in all areas of the business as well has helping individuals realize their true potential.

Through this experience in banking, lending and financial wellbeing Charles Verdugo developed his appetite to help companies implement their worksite Financial Wellness programs and has had the privilege to assist countless couples, families, business owners and even investors to develop their financial plan. Charles has delivered 800+ financial wellness presentations in more than 200 companies, schools and organizations helping thousands of ordinary people take charge of their finances.

Charles Verdugo considers Financial wellness to be the single greatest chapter of his career as he delivers this unique experience in a meaningful way.

Breakthrough Success: Worksite Financial Wellness and Life Coaching.

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