About Ken

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Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio is an author, health and wellness executive, human resources leader, organizational consultant and family therapist with over 25 years' experience in the arena of personal, organizational, and community empowerment. He retired on 4/16/17 from his role as Vice President, Health and Wellness, at Prudential Financial, where he held responsibility for behavioral health services for Prudential's 20,000 U.S. employees, consultation for leaders, leadership of Prudential's cross-functional Violence and the Workplace Incident Oversight Team, and development/delivery of events and communications promoting healthy workplaces. His team's work at Prudential led to the company's receipt of the American Psychological Association's 2017 Award for Organizational Excellence.

Named Corporate Leader of the Year in 2016 by the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ NYC-Metro Chapter, Ken is a nationally recognized expert on mental health and the workplace and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Smart Money, Fox Business News, and other media. He is the author of three books, with his fourth nearing completion.

Ken brings passion for extraordinary leadership, inclusion, and social justice to his speaking engagements at corporations, universities, government offices, professional associations, and community forums.  In addition to mental health and the workplace, his areas of expertise include leadership skills, performance management; diversity, power, and inclusion; intimate partner violence, workplace violence prevention, constructive approaches to conflict, and bereavement.  Ken has delivered keynotes at Prudential, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, Novartis, Edward Jones, The City of New York, and other places of business. He has spoken at Cornell University, Rutgers University, University of Denver, and other educational institutions. He has made presentations at professional conferences across the United States and in Canada, including The Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium (Washington, DC), The Medical College Of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University’s “Masters of Family Therapy Conference Series” (Philadelphia, PA), The Annual Culture Conference of The Multicultural Family Institute and Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), The Annual Conference of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (Toronto, ON), and The Annual Conference of The American Family Therapy Academy (Vancouver, BC).

Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in biopsychology at Cornell University and his master's degree in social work at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He completed a three year intensive post-graduate program in family therapy at The Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, where he now serves on the board of directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV).

Ken is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He is also credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and Domestic Violence Specialist (DVS).