It’s All Your Business Podcast


Health equity, mental health, and quality of care are key issues facing those in the greater Pittsburgh region. But where do employers fit in the solution? Join The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s podcast, It’s All Your Business, as they explore these focus areas and more… and how we can understand our community by understanding our employees. Produced by Postindustrial Media.

Interested in being a guest? Email host Mike Stancil at mike.stancil@pbghpa.org


Latest Episode

Season 2, Episode 6: Jamila Pleas, Her Birth Right, Daneita Blalock, 4TheJourney Birth & Postpartum services, Dr. Tiffany C. Wilson, OB/GYN, Dr. Atiya Abdelmalik, HCD Consulting, LLC

During episode 6 of “It’s All Your Business,” we take a listen back to the panel from the 3rd part of our 2021 Health Equity Series. Jamila Pleas moderated the panel featuring Daneita Blalock and Dr. Tiffany C. Wilson entitled, “The ABC’s of Labor: Everything You Need to Know to Navigate Your Birth.”  They aimed to bring understanding to all stages of labor, including benefits of a doula, a reliable support team, C-Sections, and recovery. In Dr. Atiya Abdelmalik’s closing presentation, “Your Life is Worth Saving!” She shares vital lessons for labor and delivery, including taking up space – never deny your value or worth!

To view the webinar in it’s entirety, visit: https://pbghpa.org/health-equity/


Season 2, Episode 5: Jamila Pleas, Her Birth Right, Veronica Ades, Jacobi Medical Center, LaSandra Hutchinson, Grace and Grief

Episode 5 of “It’s All Your Business,” revisits the panel discussion from the second installment of our 2021 Health Equity Series, moderated by Jamila Pleas and featuring Veronica Ades and LaSandra Hutchinson. They shed light on the cultural risks and comorbidities associated with anxiety, stress, and depression as it relates to pregnancy among all women.

To view the webinar in it’s entirety, visit: https://pbghpa.org/health-equity/


Season 2, Episode 4:  Jamila Pleas, Her Birth Right, Dr. Cynthia Jacinthe, Jacynia Women’s Care Consulting, and Rachel Poerschke, Magee Womancare Associates of UPMC

During episode 4, we are revisiting the panel session from the 1st installment of our 2021 Health Equity Series, featuring Jamila Pleas, Dr. Cynthia Jacinthe, and Rachel Poerschke. They discuss how poor Black maternal health outcomes directly impacts a woman’s confidence in the healthcare system, as well as offer guidance on how to choose a provider, establish trust, and build a healthy relationship with the healthcare provider.

To view the webinar in it’s entirety, visit: https://pbghpa.org/health-equity/


Season 2, Episode 3: Sabrina Saunders Mosby, Vibrant Pittsburgh, and Jessica Brooks, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

In episode 3, Sabrina Saunders Mosby, President and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, is joined by PBGH’s President and CEO, Jessica Brooks. They discuss bridging the gap between the business world and communities, especially when it comes to health equity, which employers need to identify as a priority. Hear why sustainability and investments within organizations are so vital for systemic changes to occur. 

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Season 2, Episode 2: Dr. Alan J. Rechter, Orthopedic Associates, LLP, and Dr. Barry Quart, Heron Therapeutics

In this episode, doctors Alan J. Rechter and Barry Quart continue the discussion about the opioid crisis and the ways in which employers can make a difference.

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Season 2, Episode 1: Dr. Chad Brummett, University of Michigan, Co-Director of Michigan Open

In the kickoff to Season 2, Dr. Chad Brummett, University of Michigan, co-director of Michigan OPEN, discusses the current landscape of the opioid crisis and offers valuable insights into how employers can make a difference.
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Season 1, Episode 9: Dr. Suzette Glasner, VP of Clinical Affairs, Quit Genius

The isolation and other changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can create additional stresses for people who struggle with addiction. In Episode 9 of It’s All Your Business, we hear from Suzette Glasner, vice president of clinical affairs for Quit Genius, which uses healthcare technology to treat addiction.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 8: Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group

In Episode 8, Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, discusses with host Mike Stancil how hospitals can enhance relationships with employers and consumers, through transparency in the way services are delivered. The nonprofit analyzes and publishes data for safety and quality, to help consumers and employers make informed decisions.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 7: Jacqueline Edmondson, Penn State

In this episode, Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor at Penn State Greater Allegheny discusses the ways in which leaders can help shape their workplaces to enhance employee health and to reflect more voices, and opinions.

She also discusses Penn State’s Crossing Bridges Summit, events in which students, faculty, and staff engage with members of the community to address racial divides in the Mon Valley, just outside of Pittsburgh.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 6: Carrot Fertility

In this epsiode, Tammy Sun and Heather McAlonan of Carrot Fertility talk with host Mike Stancil about fertility equity and the role employers play in that outcome.

Fertility equity stands as a path forward to correct the maternal health and infant mortality report from 2019 that showed inequities in people of color in the Pittsburgh region.

Carrot Fertility provides data and insights to improve health care and outcomes for payers, and for patients.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 5: Omada Health

Born from human-centered design fundamentals, Omada Health is a digital wellness company that puts humans before the disease. Their work on diabetes and hypertension is even more important now as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phil Thompson and Kelsey McNamara of Omada discuss their insights into digital-centered human healthcare with Mike Stancil, host of the It’s All Your Business podcast.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 4: Jessica Altman, Insurance Commissioner

In this episode, host Mike Stancil talks to Pennsylvania’s Acting Insurance Commissioner, Jessica Altman, about bridging the gaps in mental health insurance and what insurance equity means in the time of the opioid crisis.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 3: Hugh O’Toole, Innovu

Hugh O’Toole, CEO of Innovu, talks with It’s All Your Business about tracking COVID-19 by using data to help companies learn how the virus could affect their employees.

The company helps employers gain insight into ways to to control costs while also guiding in ways to improve employee health. Navigating the unknowns of reopening after the shutdown? Listen in for insight about how Innovu’s data can help.

Innovu is Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s analytics partner.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 2: Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks, CEO and executive director of PBGH, talks with It’s All Your Business about being a leader of color – and a mother – during the Black Lives Matter protests.

She discusses the responsibility of employers and business leadership in making sure they are providing resources for their employees during these tense, anxious, and emotionally taxing times. Brooks also talks about where she sees hope in the future and offers insights on the way towards progress.


It’s All Your Business, Season 1, Episode 1: Jessica Brooks, CEO, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Health equity, mental health, and quality of care are key issues facing those in the greater Pittsburgh region. But where do employers fit in the solution? Join The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s new podcast, It’s All Your Business, as they explore these focus areas and more… and how we can understand our community by understanding our employees. Episode 1 features PBGH Executive Director/CEO Jessica Brooks.