Mental Health Lead, Expedia
Laura DeCook is the Mental Health Lead at Expedia Group which she started in early 2019 at a grassroots level. Working closely with the Inclusion and Diversity team and Global Benefits teams, Laura has run many mental health programs including hosting two World Mental Health Day global events, booking world renowed mental health speakers, and running webinars on Managing Stress at Work and Managing Your Mental Wealth During Challenging Times in response to the COVID-19. crisis. Working with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) around the globe, Laura has managed trainings that have certified over 150 employees at the company. Laura became a certified MHFA instructor in August of 2019 and regularly teaches courses to companies throughout the US. Laura is a frequent speaker at global mental health conferences, speaking openly about her personal experience with burnout and anxiety.