North American Leader – Integrated WellbeingCompany: Willis Towers Watson
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Navigating Shifting Landscapes: Inclusion and Diversity and the Purpose-driven Organization (S5-K )
Cara McNulty is the North American leader of Integrated Wellbeing for Willis Towers Watson. Her responsibilities include advising clients on strategies focusing on employee engagement, clinical outcomes and productivity. She sits on the company’s Health and Benefits Specialty Practice Leadership team and focuses on integrated well-being intellectual capital and service development across physical, emotional and financial dimensions.
Cara is a highly regarded executive leader and population health scientist whose success in driving population well-being outcomes spans the employer, government, payer/provider, start-up and education sectors. She is known for her ability to integrate confirmed health science into practical business models that drive measurable outcomes.
As the former head of Population Health and Team Member Wellness for the second-largest retailer in the United States, Cara led efforts to implement the company’s health agenda and develop strategies that improved all team members’ health while decreasing healthcare expenditure and driving cultures of value and business growth.
Cara is nationally recognized for her strategic design and implementation of Minnesota’s transformational population healthcare legislation, which to date is one of the largest financial allocations in the country known to be reducing health disparities and chronic diseases.
She is a member of the Park Nicollet Foundation and chair of the Children’s Mental Health Committee and former vice chair of the Midwest Business Group on Health. Cara sits on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Culture of Health Expert Advisory Council. She is nationally published in the areas of coordinated school health implementation, healthcare services and care delivery, well-being integration and population health management/wellness.
Cara holds a doctorate degree in public administration from Hamline University, an M.S. degree in applied health science from Indiana University and a B.S. degree in community health education from the University of Minnesota–Duluth.