Organizational Resources and Employee Mental Health Series

by | 03.31.2021

Fostering a Healthier Work Environment!

April Topic: 

Crafting Organizational Life to have Positive Impact in Employee Mental Health

A conversation with:

Linda Shomo

Founder & CEO, EasyPay Albania

Linda Shomo is the CEO and founder of EasyPay. Linda has a proven executive record and over 27 years of experience in IT Leadership, 20 of which in the financial sector. Prior to EasyPay, Linda held IT management roles in various financial institutions in Albania.
She brought up the idea of EasyPay and as a result founded the company in 2010 and is one of the few women founders and CEOs in the Balkans’ FinTech Sector. Some of Linda’s awards leading role in the digital financial revolution include ‘Woman of the year in ICT, 2014’ awarded by the ICT Awards, ‘Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017’ selected by Innovate Finance, one of the Top 3 Women in the Money Transfer Industry 2018 selected by IMTC, “EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women”, shortlisted in the top 4 for the Fintech/Payments Leader Award by the European Women Payments Network 2019; Apart from running EasyPay, Linda is a board member of the Albanian IT Association and Albanian Consulting Network. Linda is also Vice Chair of the Digital Business Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania. 

James Hauschildt

James Hauschildt

President, Clarkson College, USA

Dr. Hauschildt has maintained continuous nursing licensure over the past 25 years while serving in various professional roles as a clinical nurse, assistant professor, nurse informatics consultant and college administrator. Prior to his role at Clarkson College, Dr. Hauschildt served as the President of Good Samaritan College in Cincinnati, Ohio and as the President, Chief Academic Officer & Endowed Chair at St. Luke’s College in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Hauschildt has earned advanced degrees in the fields of Psychology, Business Administration and Nursing. Additionally, he completed a doctorate in Education from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction in 2004. 

Bledjana Karafilaj

Head of Human Resources, Neptun

Bledjana Karafilaj is currently serving in the role of Human Resources Director at Neptun, the largest consumer electronics company in Albania. She has held Human Resources management positions at multiple businesses and non-profit organizations. During the professional journey, Ms. Karafilaj has influenced the professional growth of the employees as well as the creation of the culture of cooperation in the workplace.
She is specialized in Organizational Psychology at the University of Tirana.

Edita Nikolla

Edita Nikolla
VP of Administration, Lincoln Center

Edita Nikolla has been working in administration at the Lincoln Center for 20 years and it has been a wonderful journey for her. Currently she is in the position of the VP of Administration. Ms. Nikolla is committed to have an impact in the culture of this organization, as well as serve with dignity and professionalism.

Date & Time: April 8, 15:30-16:30
Location: Online. Zoom link sent upon confirmation
Cost: 10 Euro for the session. Or pay 25 Euro for all three sessions in April, May and June

Confirm registration by emailing us at ibardhi[@]

Healthier Workplace Series Objectives: Participants will:

  • Increase the capacity of their organizations to create healthy work environments
  • Standardize practices within their organizations for responding to mental health needs
  • Lead by example in establishing healthy practices for self and others

Healthier Workplace Series Background: During the pandemic, organizations have seen an increase of the impact of mental health on employee performance. Organizational leaders are seeking to respond to the impact of increased sick days, absenteeism, depression, extended grief and burnout. These are not new challenges. But these challenges are becoming increasingly more significant.

Healthier Workplace Upcoming Topics

Employee Burnout, Depression and Anxiety: How to Assess and Respond - May 13
Fulfilling Work and Life - Sound Body, Mind and Soul - June 9

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