Skip to Page Content

Event Details

    September Meeting

    Date: September 30, 2021, 7:30am
    HRMA of NWPA
    Hilton Garden Inn
    2225 Downs Drive
    Erie PA 16509
    $20.00 in person, no fee for virtual, $25.00 for guest in-person
    Event Type:
    Breakfast Meeting
    iCal link
    Add to Calendar

    Join us for our first meeting of the 2021-2022 year AND our first in-person meeting since early 2020!

    • Thursday, September 30, 2021
    • 7:30 - 8:15 AM - Networking/Breakfast in the Garden Grille (formerly Safari Grille)
    • 8:15 - 9:30 AM – Speaker in the Mirage Room



    Jeff Evans

    Jeff is an Employee Benefits Consultant for USI Insurance Services in Erie. 

    With over 10 years of experience, he works with employers of all sizes to help them address the critical challenges of cost, compliance, and employee satisfaction associated with their employee benefit programs. Jeff also holds the professional designation of Group Benefits Disability Specialist. 

    Born and raised in Erie and a proud graduate of John Carroll University, Jeff lives in Erie with his wife, Sarah and their two children, Vincent and Penelope.

    Zack Papalia, PhD, MPH, CSCS

    Zack Papalia serves as a Population Health Management Consultant for the Mid-Atlantic Region, working out of the State College, PA office.

    Prior to joining USI, Zack was a member of the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State University. Zack first started at Penn State in January of 2014, where he taught multiple courses within Kinesiology, with a focus on public health, strength and conditioning, and nutrition. Along with teaching, he oversaw the Department’s on-campus health assessment and education clinic, and their public health outreach and promotion campaign, Exercise is Medicine On Campus. During that time, he also earned his PhD, with a research focus on optimizing worksite health programming. Beyond his work at Penn State, Zack has also worked independently as a worksite health consultant in Pittsburgh and State College, PA.

    In 2012, Zack earned his Master’s of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh’s school of Health Policy and Management. Prior to beginning his Master’s, Zack completed his B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University, University Park. Along with his formal degrees, Zack is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and an Exercise is Medicine Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM].

    Zack serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine On Campus program. He also currently sits on Penn State Kinesiology’s Alumni Programming Group, and their Industry Advisory Board. Previously, from 2013 – 2016, Zack was a member of ACSM’s Strategic Health Initiative – Behavioral Health Committee.

    Originally from Warren, PA, Zack now resides in State College, PA with his wife, son, and their dog.

    Nathan Macioce

    Nathan Macioce is the Employee Benefits Practice Leader for USI Insurance Services in Pittsburgh, PA. He has extensive experience in evaluating Employee Benefits packages to determine both market and cost effectiveness.

    Nathan has over 18 years of industry experience. Since joining USI in 2013, he has assisted clients in various industries– including manufacturing, non-profit and hospitality - make thoughtful, data driven decisions with their healthcare dollars ensuring competitive and financially prudent offerings. Prior to joining USI, Nathan held various positions with Coventry Healthcare (Aetna) in both Sales and Account Management.

    Nathan earned his BS in Operations Management from The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the Professional Designation of Group Benefits Disability Specialist.

    From Pittsburgh, Nathan resides in the North Hills with his wife and three children.


    Since first emerging in early 2020, the primary impact of COVID-19 - the morbidity and mortality associated with infection - has been the focus of much discussion, analysis, and policy development worldwide. However, as time passes a clearer picture of the broader fallout has begun to develop. This presentation will focus on the secondary and tertiary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely the pandemic's impact on healthcare utilization and broader mental and behavioral health outcomes, that many groups will be forced to address in the months and years to come.

    We will review relevant data and best practices as they relate to employee wellness, and discuss recommended tactics and strategies moving forward to ensure your wellness program is optimized for success in a post-COVID world.


    Rising health care premiums have driven more employers to reduce benefits and pass costs onto employees. Coupled with a tight labor market, employers rely heavily on HR professionals to seek out cost-containment strategies. Wellness programs present a great opportunity to take control of your health care spending and promote a healthy, productive workforce.


    Know someone who would benefit from the educational and networking opportunities that are the hallmark of HRMA membership? Invite them and if they join, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing: a ticket to the 2022 SHRM Conference, including airfare and hotel accommodations!

    All reservations, with accompanying check made payable to “HRMA,” must be received no later than September 29th, 2021 or brought to the meeting. Also, if you have not already sent in your renewal for the 2021-2022 year, you may bring it to the meeting or mail to:

    Julie Kean

    10586 Oliver Road

    McKean, PA 16426

    Zoom meeting invitation for virtual attendees:

    Topic: HRMA of NW PA September Meeting

    Time: Sep 30, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 863 5280 0730

    Passcode: hrma

    One tap mobile

    +13017158592,,86352800730#,,,,*592618# US (Washington DC)

    +13126266799,,86352800730#,,,,*592618# US (Chicago)

    Dial by your location

            +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

            +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

    Meeting ID: 863 5280 0730

    Passcode: 592618

    Find your local number: