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2016 Top Health Promotion Professionals

The Top 10 Professionals Are Announced

Announcing the 2016 Top 10 Health Promotion Professionals.

WELCOA will announce the #1 professional in the coming weeks. To learn more about the Top 10, check out the link below.

View the Top 10 Winners

And the Winners are...

1st Place Winner

Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned

Nominee: Lynise Anderson

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First place winner

Lynise Anderson


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profile photo Posted on 11/07/2016 by steve a.

No Sitting Allowed-Workplace Wellness Stat...

Nominee: Steve Abrams

Introduction The Office of Legislative Counsel Wellness (OLC) program was developed to create and promote a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. With over 29 years of service to the ...

profile photo Posted on 11/07/2016 by Haley A.

Leading corporate wellness for Garmin, a c...

Nominee: Haley Akin

I have worked in the health and wellness industry for over 10 years. I currently serve as the Senior Wellbeing Specialist for Garmin International. The Garmin For the Health of It! wellbeing progra...

profile photo Posted on 11/04/2016 by Diane A.

Empowered to Empower

Nominee: Diane Andrea

Constantly looking to improve its scope of services and to provide excellent value to its clients, J.W. Terrill added a Wellness Consultant to it employee benefits team in 2009. The Wellness Consul...

profile photo Posted on 11/18/2016 by Renee B.

2016 Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals

Nominee: Renee Ballenger

Renee C. Ballenger Southern Utah University Employee Engagement & Wellness Coordinator Years in the field of Employee Wellness: 5 Industry: Higher Education Organization Size: 750-1000 full...

profile photo Posted on 9/02/2016 by Diana B.

Live Well, Work Well, Be Well....and have ...

Nominee: Diana Beeson

In March 2016, the Y in Central Maryland created a Director of Healthy Living and Associate Well-being position. With over 3,000 associates spread across Baltimore City and 5 counties, the Y has e...

profile photo Posted on 10/14/2016 by Sarah B.

A Public Health and Holistic Approach to H...

Nominee: Sarah Berkley, MPH, CHES

Over the past 6 years, I have experienced a 360 degree view of corporate wellness through holding diverse positions in the field, providing different vantage points. Initially I was a Wellness Spec...

profile photo Posted on 11/28/2016 by Rani B.

Helping people create healthier lives and ...

Nominee: Rani Brar

Rani currently serves as Health Plan and Wellness Manager at Duke Realty, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate companies. Through Rani’s 9 years with Duke Realty she has participated...

profile photo Posted on 11/23/2016 by Brendan H.

Hospital room > Classroom > Boardroom: Evo...

Nominee: Lance Breger

Lance Breger had it all…or he thought! Not only was he a full-time head personal trainer, but also simultaneously running two startup wellness businesses. The ‘it’ Lance thought he had was his heal...

profile photo Posted on 11/21/2016 by Jeff B.

Big Reach = Big Impact!

Nominee: Jeff Butz

My name is Jeff Butz and I am the Wellness Director for Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health (FABOH), an employer-owned coalition comprised of employers with between 15 and 350 employees. FABOH e...

profile photo Posted on 11/24/2016 by Jackie W.

Creating a healthier society

Nominee: Vicki Caisley

Southern Cross Health Society is New Zealand’s leading health insurer with a mission to create a healthier society. We are not-for-profit and have over 820,000 members, which accounts for 71% of th...