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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 10/14/2016 by Brooke R.

Improving the Health and Lives of Our Comm...

Nominee: Kandi Lannen

Kandi is the Director of Wellness at Priority Health, an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan with more than 700,000 members and 1,600 employees. Priority Health is the only health...

profile photo Posted on 10/14/2016 by Elizabeth H.

Lori is not just a nurse, but a health adv...

Nominee: Lori Hamilton

Lori Hamilton, RN, C. is Director of Healthy Initiatives and the resident nurse for K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., parent company to the grocery store chain, Food City. With over 134 stores spanning regi...

profile photo Posted on 10/14/2016 by Denise N.

Focus on "BEING" and DREAM BIG! Start A M...

Nominee: Denise Normandin, RD, LD

Healthy PSU is an award-winning, research-based wellness program at Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH), designed to improve the health of over 800 university employees along with their famili...

profile photo Posted on 10/20/2016 by Lori T.

Connecting the Dots and Making a Difference

Nominee: Lori Thomas

My adventure in this field began over 15 years ago and in that time I have had a chance to observe, experience and learn a great deal through my own journey as well as those of the people around me...

profile photo Posted on 10/29/2016 by Brandi M.

Mesquite ISD Wellness Program

Nominee: Brandi McIver, M.Ed.

Brandi McIver, M.Ed. MISD Wellness Facilitator Mesquite ISD 16 years 5,000 employees

profile photo Posted on 10/30/2016 by Patty P.

Expanding the Value of Wellness within Our...

Nominee: Patty Purpur de Vries

In 2011, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health (formerly Lucile Packard Children's Hospital) worked together to create a shared employee wellness program called HealthySteps. In 2013,...

profile photo Posted on 10/31/2016 by Darrell S.

From Mines to Boardrooms: An Unbridled Ent...

Nominee: Monica Pampell

Monica Pampell, President of PentaFit LLC, practices fearless innovation in delivering preventive care services where it is needed the most. Whether in the mines of America’s industrial minerals wo...

profile photo Posted on 11/01/2016 by Elaine P.

Lighting the Spark for the Every Individual

Nominee: Ken Reese

While finishing his B.S. degree in Athletic Training and interning with a National Hockey League team, Ken Reese recognized the team members’ level of motivation to be their healthiest selves. He s...

profile photo Posted on 11/02/2016 by Erik N.



Hello, my name is Erik Nieuwenhuis and I am a physical therapist who specializes in leading and empowering workplaces in transforming the musculoskeletal well-being of their employees by using ergo...

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...