NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 — Top U.S. business leaders discuss strategies to improve employee health and well-being, and the health of their communities at the annual American Heart Association CEO Roundtable meeting held at JLABS @ NYC. Health equity, mental health and healthcare economics top this year’s agenda.

Led by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, the 45-member CEO Roundtable leadership collaborative, established in 2013, drives innovative solutions to improve employee health and engagement through evidence-based solutions. Featured topics on the 2019 CEO Roundtable agenda include:

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

ABC News and Good Morning America Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, moderates  a compelling panel of thought leaders and experts who shared personal experiences that underscore the mental health crisis and how employers can better serve millions of people in the U.S. in need of accessing high quality services.

Technology, Innovation and the Changing Economics of Healthcare 

ABC News Chief Business Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis facilitates  a panel of leading influencers, organizational pioneers and entrepreneurs exploring the question on the minds of so many chief executives – “What is the future of U.S. Healthcare?”

Equitable Health

The executives discuss promising practices that get to the crux of what prevents people from bringing their best self to work. The discussion ranges from how the vaping/e-cigarette epidemic is impacting America’s youth and employees’ dependents, to tackling social determinants of health and building inclusive cultures.  

Sam Kass, acclaimed former White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition, inspired the luncheon menu and discusses food sustainability. The day concludes with a soulful performance by The War and Treaty. The musical duo has joined forces with the American Heart Association as emPOWERED To Serve® Ambassadors to close gaps in health equity through advocacy, education and social change.

“The combination of our CEO members and the esteemed guest experts sparked important conversations that will lead to action within organizations,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “We can make a remarkable impact on the health and well-being of our employees and their families.”

The AHA CEO Roundtable’s goal is to improve the lives of the collective ten million employees, family members and communities they serve. The Roundtable is part of the Association’s broader strategic priority to change systems by convening diverse people across diverse industry sectors to holistically and equitably address challenges and improve health.

These CEOs have joined the American Heart Association in its mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For more information and the full membership, visit


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