Employee Benefits: Advancing Equity in the Nonprofit Workplace Starts With You

January 18, 2022 at Noon Eastern


Total rewards programs have come a long way for many nonprofits, and yet, one major area where inequities still exist is in employee benefits. New York nonprofit leaders that are truly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a workplace priority have an opportunity to reevaluate their employees benefits packages by joining this forward-thinking conversation about how organizations can advance equity organizationally to keep their workforce happy, healthy and engaged.

Join Coalition business partner Nonstop Administration & Insurance Services, Inc. as they facilitate this 45 minute critical conversation about how employee benefits, when viewed through a lens of equity, can positively impact workforce health, employee recruitment and retention, retirement readiness and also employee productivity and engagement.

We’ll discuss and identify strategies leaders can introduce and implement to rethink their employee benefits, including:

  • Why it is essential that nonprofit employers begin removing barriers to healthy living for their workforce;
  • The critical impact employee benefits has on DEI, workforce health and retirement savings; and
  • What deliberate and intentional steps are needed to address employee benefits inequity within your organization.

Speakers Include


Derreck Smith
Senior Marketing Manager, Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services

Derreck is passionate about creating people-focused strategies and programs that retain employees, maximize performance and strengthen teams. He is currently responsible for the development and growth of relationships with nonprofit industry associations through authentic connections and educational content.


Lisa McKeown
Managing Director, Total Rewards

Lisa McKeown offers Nonprofit HR clients more than 20 years of experience in global benefits, compensation and HRIS, with unique expertise in global compensation strategy, program design and operations. Known to bring a strong service orientation to every project she touches, Lisa is a critical thinker who thoughtfully develops programs that are differentiating for clients and their employees, alike. Lisa’s toolbox is well-equipped, bringing clients stellar services on program design, systems implementation, vendor selection and management and HR policy development.


Brian Ross
Associate Account Executive, Mutual of America Financial Group

Brian Ross joined Mutual of America Financial Group in 2018 and has 14 years of experience in the retirement services industry. Mr. Ross is a Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist, has completed FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 requirements and holds applicable insurance licenses in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Ross is responsible for providing the day-to-day delivery of services to Mutual of America Financial Group clients and their plan participants, including plan design and amendment consultations, administrative support, and employee education oversight. In his role, Mr. Ross monitors regulatory and legislative changes impacting the retirement industry, as well as ongoing trends and initiatives, in order to deliver the best possible retirement solutions to Mutual of America Financial Group clients.

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