2017 Workers’ Compensation Symposium

February 14th, 2017

Join us on March 9th, 2017 at John A. Logan College for the Southern Illinois Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Symposium to learn best practices from experts in prevention and injury–navigation management.

Learn About:
  • Early Intervention and Injury Management Programs in the workplace
  • Legal benefits of utilizing an Occupational Health Program
  • How local safety experts deal with Workers’ Compensation issues
  • How to determine the cost of your injured worker through the Preferred Provider Program
  • Understanding when to use investigative services and the benefits
Space is limited. Register by February 24th at Workcarereadywell.net

Professionals who will present at the 3rd annual Symposium include:

Shawn Biery
Biery is a veteran workers compensation and employment defense attorney who utilizes lifetime background including Marine Corps experiences conducting desert warfare training to determine strategies for handling of workers compensation matters and employment issues as well as overall general litigation defense.

Richard Knight
Rick, as he is known to his friends, is a 37 year veteran law enforcement officer. He served approximately 9 years in the U.S. Army Military Police and as a covert investigator working economic crimes with the U.S. Army CID Command. After this service, he served in local law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff and a local community Police Officer in Northeast Arkansas. For approximately 26 years he served in the U.S. Marshals Service in various positions and served as a Protective Services Threat Investigator. Following his retirement, he worked as an Asset Protection Manager for Wal-Mart Corporation where he provided instruction to employees in the area of safety to reduce injuries to employees and maximize savings to employers.

Trenton Kessler
Kessler holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology specializing in Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has previously worked with the SIUC Baseball team and several local High School and College athletic programs. Trenton currently focuses on ergonomics, Job Demands Analyses, and Early Intervention Programs.

Clint Becker
Becker is a graduate of SIU with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He has served as a Safety and Security Engineer at Aisin Manufacturing Illinois since 2005. His job duties include ergonomic and hazard analysis, compliance, and development of safety programs, training, accident investigation, and administration of the workers compensation program.

Matt McLaughlin
McLaughlin has worked at Aisin Light Metals for over a year. He serves as their Safety and Environmental Specialist.

Diane Summerlin
Summerlin is Senior Safety & Environmental Engineer at General Dynamics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety. As the Sr. Safety and Environmental Engineer at General Dynamics in Marion, she focuses on occupational safety, ergonomics and hazardous waste.

Candice Cotter
Cotter has worked at Knight Hawk Coal since 2002 and served in Human Resources 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 2010.

Bonnie Sprague
Sprague serves as the Human Resources Benefits Coordinator at Centerstone of Illinois. She has been employed with the agency since 1991 and worked in Human Resources since 1998. Bonnie has an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Southeastern Illinois Community College and obtained PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. Bonnie also served on the advisory board at Southern Illinois Healthcare during the inception of WorkCare.