2020 - 2021 Event Calendar

July 23, 2020 


Joint meeting with the EBPA,

Details TBD

Spring 2021 

Annual WP&BC Seattle Chapter's Spring Seminar


Past Webinars available for viewing

WPBC Seattle Chapter - Engaging with your teams through pandemic  Password:  Zorn2Largent

WP&BC Seattle Chapter - COVID-19 effects on Data Security  Password:  Russ2Doug

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be cancelled on or before the reservation deadline in order to receive a refund for an event.

Please email if you need more information.

Payment by Check

You may also pay for reservations by check. Write the invoice number on the check, include a copy of the invoice and mail to:

WP&BC Seattle Chapter
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
Seatac, WA 98188

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • Online Webinar

    Thursday - July 23, 2020 

    Plan to join us at this Joint Webinar session with the Employee Benefits Planning Association (EBPA) and the Western Pension & Benefits Council, Seattle Chapter (WP&BC). 

    Back to work amidst COVID19

    In this workshop Elisabeth will discuss unconscious bias and racial discrimination during a the COVID19 pandemic. By exploring the specific racism relating to individuals, employees and the broader community, this workshop aims to address how organizations can prepare to return to work and support remote work, particularly through the use of digital tools. Elisabeth will provide steps to enhance diversity and employee engagement in a challenging time. 

    Elisabeth Cooke, BA, JD Law 

    Chief Diversity and Strategy Officer, Dignii

    Elisabeth is the Co-Founder and Chief Diversity and Strategy Officer of Dignii, a tech company that elevates dignity in the workplace through inclusive employee engagement. Dignii provides software solutions for HR leaders that want to measure diversity and improve inclusion. Elisabeth has a BA in Human and Social Development from UVic and a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Melbourne.

    Elisabeth is a trusted advisor to government, organisations and associations, and industry. She has specialized in diversity management for the past 10 years. She provides commentary and analysis for major media organisations, including CTV, Global and Postmedia outlets on the issues of diversity and inclusion. Elisabeth brings over 20 years’ experience to her work, carved out across Canada, the United States, Australia and South East Asia.

    Guarding the Future: A New Generation of Cancer Challenges

         Challenges in our Cancer Landscape

    -          Genetic & Precision Medicine

    -          COVID-19 Impacts on Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

    -          Post COVID-19 Cancer Challenges & Management

    -          Principles of an Effective Cancer Strategy

    -          Cancer Guardian Program Features

    Join us as we uncover the real-world challenges impacting cancer care in our increasingly complex and high-cost health care system. In this session, we will explore the burden that COVID-19 is imposing on our cancer landscape as well a comprehensive solution that organizations can deploy, giving their employees access to a corporate cancer program that leverages genetic testing, patient advocacy and technology to better navigate the clinical, practical and financial landscape of cancer.

    Darren Rowe

    Chief Innovation & Operations Officer

    Wamberg Genomic Advisors

    A co-founder and former CEO of the UK’s largest independent cancer navigation company, Darren is WGA’s Chief Innovation Officer, with leadership responsibility for strategic innovation and program design. His background is in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

    Leading Champions Oncology’s European subsidiary businesses, Darren helped them achieve a market cap of $180m from a zero base. Darren is a former board member of Bowel Cancer UK and current board member of UK-based health technology company Trustedoctor.

    In his spare time, Darren mentors small businesses and designs programs to help individuals lead happier and more meaningful lives.

    Lynnette Bates

    SVP, Sales & Business Development

    Wamberg Genomic Advisors

    Lynnette is a Senior VP of Business Development for Wamberg Genomic Advisors, Inc., specializing in custom genomic-based product and service offerings for employee benefit brokers and insurance carriers.

    Through Lynnette’s extensive background in Sales, Client Management, Marketing and Project Management she provides a strategic and holistic consulting approach for employers, insurance brokers and carriers. Previous companies include Human Longevity, Inc., Unum Insurance and American Express.

    She graduated from Arizona State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications & Media Studies.



    Thursday, July 23, 2020


    Webinar with YOUR computer


    9:00 am  "Back to Work - Amidst Covid19"

    9:50 Break - Question & Answers

    10:00 am "Guarding the Future: A New Generation of Cancer Challenges"

    10:50 - Question & Answers - Adjourn

    NO COST for this webinar but you must register.  You can do so via WP&BC registration page or the EBPA registration page.   

    The link for the session will be sent within 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Past events

21 May 2020 Engaging with your teams through pandemic
19 May 2020 COVID-19 Data Security Risks to You and Your Organization
22 Jan 2020 WP&BC Quarterly Meeting - January 22, 2020
14 Nov 2019 Member Appreciation Day & New Member Drive - November 14, 2019
16 Oct 2019 WP&BC Quarterly Meeting - October 16, 2019
04 Apr 2019 Spring Seminar Sponsorship - April 4, 2019
04 Apr 2019 Spring Seminar - April 4, 2019
21 Feb 2019 WP&BC Quarterly Meeting - February 21, 2019
14 Nov 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting - November 14
06 Sep 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting- September 6
30 May 2018 Panel about Disability Claims Administration
30 Apr 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting
07 Feb 2018 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - Tax Reform Panel
25 Jan 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting: Technology & Implementation Practices
11 Jan 2018 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - 2018 Financial Outlook
16 Nov 2017 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - ACA Developments
14 Sep 2017 Paid Parental Leave Trends and Considerations
20 Jun 2017 WP&BC June 20,2017 Chapter Meeting
19 Apr 2017 The 2017 Spring Seminar
19 Apr 2017 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
21 Mar 2017 March 21 Chapter Meeting
21 Feb 2017 February 21 Chapter Meeting
17 Jan 2017 January 17 Chapter Meeting
15 Nov 2016 November 15 Chapter Meeting - Cancelled
18 Oct 2016 October 18 Chapter Meeting
20 Sep 2016 September 20 Chapter Meeting
19 Jul 2016 2016 Western Benefits Conference
21 Jun 2016 June 21 Chapter Meeting
20 Apr 2016 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
20 Apr 2016 The 2016 Spring Seminar
15 Mar 2016 March 15 Chapter Meeting
16 Feb 2016 February 16 Chapter Meeting
19 Jan 2016 January 19 Chapter Meeting
17 Nov 2015 November 17 Chapter Meeting
02 Nov 2015 Member Appreciation Networking Event
20 Oct 2015 October 20 Chapter Meeting
15 Sep 2015 September 15 Chapter Meeting
19 Jul 2015 2015 Western Benefits Conference
16 Jun 2015 June 16 Chapter Meeting
22 Apr 2015 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
22 Apr 2015 The 2015 Spring Seminar
17 Mar 2015 March 17 Chapter Meeting
17 Feb 2015 February 17 Chapter Meeting
20 Jan 2015 January 20 Chapter Meeting
18 Nov 2014 November 18 Chapter Meeting
21 Oct 2014 October 21 Chapter Meeting
30 Sep 2014 Member Appreciation Networking Event
16 Sep 2014 September 16 Chapter Meeting
27 Jul 2014 2014 Western Benefits Conference
20 May 2014 May 20 Chapter Meeting
23 Apr 2014 The 2014 Spring Seminar
23 Apr 2014 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
18 Mar 2014 March 18 Chapter Meeting
18 Feb 2014 February 18 Chapter Meeting
21 Jan 2014 January 21 Chapter Meeting
19 Nov 2013 November 19 Chapter Meeting
29 Oct 2013 October 29 Chapter Meeting
30 Sep 2013 Member Appreciation Networking Event
17 Sep 2013 September 17 Chapter Meeting
21 Jul 2013 2013 Western Benefits Conference
21 May 2013 May 21 Chapter Meeting
23 Apr 2013 The 2013 Spring Seminar
19 Mar 2013 March 19 Chapter Meeting
19 Feb 2013 February 19 Chapter Meeting
15 Jan 2013 January 15 Chapter Meeting
27 Nov 2012 November Chapter Meeting
16 Oct 2012 October Chapter Meeting
18 Sep 2012 September Chapter Meeting
15 Jul 2012 2012 Western Benefits Conference
Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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