News & Media
VEBA VP, Laura Josh, Featured in SDBJ’s Healthcare Roundtable
May 2, 2021 — Laura Josh, Area Vice President of California Schools VEBA, was featured in San Diego Business Journal’s Healthcare Roundtable, an informative Q&A with SD’s top behavioral health professionals.
VEBA Co-Chair, Robin Watkins, Featured in Giving Back Magazine
Apr 30, 2021 — Robin Watkins, co-chair of California Schools VEBA, was featured in Giving Back Magazine. The article, titled “10 Things About Robin Watkins & California Schools VEBA”, provides the community with insight to who Robin is, and the work that VEBA and the VEBA Resource Center does.
VEBA’s Laura Josh and Matt Bittner in SDBJ’s People on the Move
Apr 26, 2021 — VEBA’s Laura Josh and Matt Bittner were both listed in San Diego Business Journal’s People on the Move.
California Schools VEBA Featured in Giving Back Magazine
Apr 1, 2021 — California Schools VEBA was featured in the April edition of Giving Back Magazine. The article highlighted VEBA’s mission to close the gaps in the existing health and well-being system, and spotlight VEBA’s volunteering to help vaccinate all San Diego County school employees.
S.D. Unified offers resources for physical and social-emotional wellness as schools move toward reopening
Mar 22, 2021 — Kate McDevitt, wellness program supervisor in SDUSD’s department of nursing and wellness, presented several physical, emotional and social health resources at the March 18 Zoom meeting of the La Jolla Cluster Association, which represents the district’s five schools in La Jolla.
For all three areas, McDevitt pointed to the VEBA Resource Center, stating, “they have created a virtual resource center with virtual classes taking place every single day.”
VEBA’s VP, Laura Josh, interviewed with NBC 7 to discuss vaccination tracking for educators.
Mar 18, 2021 — VEBA’s Vice President Laura Josh talked with NBC 7 about the troubles tracking COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers and other school employees in San Diego County.
“We know for sure people were going to their medical providers,” said Laura Josh of VEBA, who added that educators also went to local pharmacies for their vaccines. “So when you see the VEBA Vaccinates number, that’s the folks who’ve gone through our actual portal, but we don’t have visibility or consolidated reporting for folks who have gone through channels.”
VEBA VP Laura Josh on Televisa XEWT Channel 12
Mar 11, 2021 — VEBA’s Vice President, Laura Josh, was interviewed on Televisa XEWT Channel 12 News to discuss the VEBA Vaccinates program.
Inspiring a Culture of “Whole Person” Employee Well-Being: AHA and VEBA Panel Discussion
Mar 10, 2021 — The American Heart Association and California Schools VEBA hosted a panel discussion focusing on creating a culture of healthy, empowered employees and recognizing that well-being goes beyond the benefits packages. Panelists shared how their organizations are working to address that challenge to create a culture that prioritizes employee well-being and how they, as leaders, show up to support their employees when they need them.
Sharp HealthCare partners with VEBA to vaccinate teachers as quickly as possible
Mar 8, 2021 — Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Senior VP & CEO, Scott Evans, spoke about the new partnership in more details on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego.
VEBA’s VP, Laura Josh, interviewed with NBC 7 to discuss vaccination scheduling for educators.
Mar 7, 2021 — VEBA’s Vice President Laura Josh talked with NBC 7 about the VEBA Vaccinates process for San Diego educators to schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations.
“We’ve sent out 65,000 personalized invitations to school employees so far and we’ve had 23,000 sign up for the scheduling portal,” said Laura Josh, Area VP for VEBA.