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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 11/18/2016 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...

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3rd Healthiest Program/Company in America

Nominee: Chris Hawkins

In 2012 Pro Athlete, Inc., the leading E-Commerce Baseball Company, had vision of being at the forefront of a Wellness Program that actually saw results. Chris Hawkins was hired on as the Corpora...

profile photo Posted on 11/15/2016 by Michal R.


Nominee: Michal Rinkevich, MBA, CMT

A strategic thinker with 20+ years of experience in, and lifelong passion for health and well-being, I consult and design programs for employee well-being to corporate clients and organizations whi...

profile photo Posted on 10/14/2016 by Emily E.

A Genius with 10,000 Geniuses

Nominee: Emily Elrod

"The kiss of death is to think you are a genius with 10,000 helpers, instead, be the genius with 10,000 geniuses." Even though I classify myself more as a good ‘ol country girl over a genius any d...

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 11/18/2016 by Julie O.

A Servants Heart Beats the Loudest

Nominee: Julie Ortman

Verve, a credit union Wellness Director Financial 25 years 250

profile photo Posted on 9/13/2016 by Brianna K.

A Wellness State of Mind

Nominee: Brianna Kennedy

I started at Group & Pension Administrators, Inc. (GPA) in 2012 as the Wellness Coordinator for the company. I serve as a Wellness Coordinator for other clients as well, but my role at GPA is much ...

profile photo Posted on 11/18/2016 by anastasis s.

Andie Rowe: Years of Experience + Commitme...

Nominee: Andie Rowe

American University Director, Employee Wellness & Work-Life Higher Education 25+ years 2500 employee

profile photo Posted on 11/28/2016 by Erin M.

Behaviors Matter: From Workplace Education...

Nominee: Erin Milliken

Wellness became a major part of my life in 2001, when doctors diagnosed my father with type II diabetes. Initially, I helplessly watched him suffer with daily insulin injections to manage his condi...

profile photo Posted on 11/25/2016 by Ayana C.

Being the Conduit of Change- Encouraging O...

Nominee: Ayana Collins

Ayana Collins is a Wellness Consultant at EPIC Insurance Brokers, a benefits and property and casualty consulting company with close to 800 employees. She has over 12 years of experience in the he...