NEBGH Members only, Webinar

Mondays with Dr. Mark & Dr. Michael: Managing Migraine in the Workplace

Not a member and interested in attending? Contact Elizabeth Merrill.

Explore the impact of migraines on work environments and discover strategies to support affected employees. Gain insights from top experts:

  • Migraine At Work: Insights into integrating migraine support in workplace policies.
  • AbbVie: Strategies for crafting effective benefits for chronic conditions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand migraine’s effects on productivity.
  • Learn best practices for accommodation and compliance.
  • Discover new migraine medications.
  • Design benefits that address chronic conditions effectively.




Featured Speakers

Carl Cincinnato

Executive Director, Migraine At Work
World Health Education Foundation

Carl stopped taking his health for granted at an early age due to migraine. Over the last 30 years, health has become central throughout his life and work. This includes working at one of the biggest health companies in the world.

Today, Carl works with charities, foundations, and organizations to help lift the global burden of migraine including the Migraine World Summit, the Brain Foundation, Migraine & Headache Australia, the Coalition of Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), the Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (GPAC), and the World Health Education Foundation (WHEF). Carl is a member of the International Headache Society, acts on several patient committees, the author of and the founder of the Migraine World Summit.

Carl is a public and passionate patient advocate for migraine. He has spoken nationally and internationally on TV, radio and in print about migraine and the need to increase research funding, reduce stigma, and increase patient support.

Lesli Marasco

Vice President, Global Benefits & Well-Being

Lesli has been with AbbVie (formerly with Abbott) since 2002 and is currently the Vice President of Global Benefits & Well-Being.  She leads the global benefits team responsible for health & welfare, retirement, AbbVie Vitality (AbbVie’s overall well-being program) and plays a lead role in M&A integration activities.  Although she has spent most of her time at Abbott/AbbVie with a range of responsibilities in benefits, she has also had responsibility for AbbVie’s HR Six Sigma team, Global Payroll operations and was part of the steering committee leading AbbVie’s HRConnect implementations (insourcing HR operations and payroll). 

She has over 30 years of experience in human resources, health care, and work-life.  Prior to joining AbbVie, she did strategy consulting for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association.

Lesli attended Northwestern University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Studies and her MBA in Health Services Management and Marketing from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  Lesli and her husband are enjoying empty nesting, with both their son and daughter in college.