In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hardworking and talented individuals in health and human services. This issue features Beth Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of the Organizational Mind Group.
Name: Beth A. Cohen, PhD
Title: Chief Executive Officer, Organizational Mind Group, A Psychological Corporation
Years of Service: 25 years
Rewards of the Job: Making a difference in people's lives and challenging the status quo have been rewarding aspects of my career! Fortunately, I have been able to do both. After working in academia for the University of California and various other organizations, it has been a natural transition to now work on a larger, more national scale. I now have the opportunity to meet and educate thousands of health and human Services (H/HS) professionals across the nation each year.
Whether I was working in human resources, risk management, occupational health, or for my own corporations, my commitment to workforce advocacy has been a constant passion and pursuit. Creating healthier workplaces has been one of the hallmarks of my career. I have never forgotten what it felt like to work for people and agencies that encouraged employee health and well-being. Nor have I forgotten how it felt when they didn't.
Accomplishments Most Proud Of:
* Raising my children and rescuing dogs
* Competing as a national table tennis player
* Working as a ski instructor for disabled youth
* Building programs for the University of California that addressed faculty and staff psychological and organizational health
* Designing and implementing pre- and postdoctoral internship programs for clinical and organizational counselors and psychologists
* Helping to bring national attention to the individual and organizational contributions and challenges of H/HS professionals
* Participating in building the national vision, mission, and goals that address H/HS workforce health and well-being
* Partnering with APHSA on the "Igniting the Potential" Initiative that addresses H/HS workforce health indicators, social determinants, and designing organizational and individual strategies to address those issues
* Co-authoring Workaches: The Neuroscience Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work that delivers decades of clinical and organizational insights and strategies for H/HS organizations to thrive, not just survive, at work
* Having the opportunity to...