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Educating attendees on how to improve their individual health and wellness as well as motivating them to achieve their goals is an essential component of the WWCMA Annual Conference. Throughout the day both presenters and attendees shared personal experiences and insightful best practices.

Kick Off

Niraj Jetly

COO & CIO, Nutrisavings

Niraj Jetly is Chief Operating Officer and CIO at Nutrisavings, a pioneer in building nation’s first nutrition eco-system by connecting health plans, employers, supermarkets, food manufacturers, growers, farmers markets, CSAs and corporate cafeterias. In his role, Niraj leads client strategy, member engagement, and product planning and technology strategy. His main focus is to utilize digital engagement tools in creating meaningful participation, tracking behavior change that eventually leads to desirable outcomes.

Everybody Loves a Challenge

Tad Mitchell

CEO, Wellright

Tad Mitchell is the President and CEO of WellRight, a leading provider of employee wellness solutions. Tad is the co-author of "21 Habits: A Wellness Survival Guide," and the author of "101 Challenges: Become the Best You." He regularly speaks on wellness related topics. Prior to joining WellRight, Tad was the President and CEO of Compliance11, a software company sold to Charles Schwab in 2011. He also authored the children’s book "Where Is the Sears Tower?"

Establishing a Culture of Health

Maureen Daniels

Director, Wellness & Community Health, Berkshire Health Systems

Bridger McGaw

Head of Global & Security Services, athenahealth

Cheryl Sweetman

Director of Human Resources, Palmer Foundry

Martha Gagnon

Employee Benefits & Wellness Specialist, A.I.M. Mutual

Unique Challenges Faced by Wellness Programs

Jennifer Burt

Human Resource Generalist, Shields Health Care Group

Tori Kulungian

Benefits Specialist, Kronos Incorporated

Lynn Lavorgna-Landry

Maine Health

Donna Madden

Town of Bolton

Employee Engagement Strategies

Carolyn Ballard

Wellness Manager, Cambridge Health Alliance

Maureen Giggey

Senior Director, Recognition & Rewards Americas

Cara Lamakina

Wellness Manager, Sunlife

Barry Rock

Director of Total Rewards, BMC HealthNet Plan

Wellness That Sticks: The Power of a Group Learning and Accountability Model

Josh Bernoff

Author & CEO, Wellness Campaign

Strategies for Wellness Champions

Alphonsus “Phonz” Aguh Jr.

Director of Health & Wellness, Gandara Center

Joanna Aronica

Wellness Manager, Maine Veterans

Laura Bosse

Vice President of Human Resources, Geiger

Jennifer Forbes

Manager Employee Benefits, Babson College

Role of Incentives in Employee Engagement

Bob Espindola

Chairman of the Board of Selectman, Town of Fairhaven

Glen Haskell

Benefits Manager, New Balance

Cindy Yetman

President, AFT Amesbury Local #1033 Union, City of Amesbury

Triggering and Measuring Behavior Change

Tom Doane

SVP Human Resources, Avidia Bank

Karen Hewitt

Wellbeing Manager, Raytheon

Chris Mar

Director Compensation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Julie Paris

Wellness Program Specialist, Akamai

Keynote Speech: Importance of Nutrition

Dariush Mozaffarian

Cardiologist, Professor & Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

The only graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School’s mission is to produce trusted science and real-world impact. Dariush is an authority on the science of lifestyle and CHD from a global perspective; and on systems interventions and policies to most effectively reduce these burdens. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications and served in numerous advisory roles including for the US and Canadian governments, American Heart Association, Global Burden of Diseases study, World Health Organization, and United Nations. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Time Magazine, and many other outlets. In 2016, Thomson Reuters named Dariush as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. Cardiologist, Professor & Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Increase Wellness Engagement by Leveraging Behavioral Economics

Kathleen Nelson

Director of Population Health, Signature Healthcare

Reaching the Hard to Reach Employee

Pam Faccone

Director Global Health, Prudential

Creative Incentivizing – Success Stories From the Trenches

Susan Glover

Benefits & Wellness Manager, CDM Smith

The HERO Scorecard: Not Just a Benchmarking Tool!

Conna Crummey

Senior Associate, Mercer

Nancy McCarrick

Partner, Mercer

Foods for Optimal Productivity

Michael McCarthy

Professor, Harvard University

What is a Culture of Health?

David Martin

Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Council

The Landscape of Personalized Nutrition Platforms

Gil Blander

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Segterra (InsideTracker)

Work as a Social Determinant of Health: Planning Your Wellness Program for Equitable Engagement

Claire Santarelli

Director of the Office of Health Promotion & Partnerships, Department of Public Health

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