Sign in

Health and Wellness Professional

Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 20, 2018

Contact this candidate



E: P: 765-***-****

Assessments Evaluation Implementation Transtheoretical Stages of Change

Highly effective and visionary leader with a proven track record of applied expertise. With more than 10 years of experience in reducing healthcare and related costs, and in reducing health risks and improving the health status of the participating population of employees and spouses. Designed site-specific health promotion programs that directly result in improved ROI and company growth. Managed the wellness program for the third-largest private company in the U.S. which yielded $33 billion in global revenue. Organized health and wellness initiatives for 72,000 employees which helped to maintain a 5% employee turnover rate. Extensive background in motivating positive change in modifiable health risk behaviors that promote self-efficacy and informed decision-making.


Wellness Champion Networks Strategic Wellness Consulting Health Coaching

Wellness Program Budgets Wellness Program Marketing Fitness Training

Health Incentives/Initiatives Employee Engagement Leadership Support


Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 47809

Illinois Small Business Development Center at BETHEL NEW LIFE, Entrepreneurship Training, Chicago, IL, 60639

Illinois Nutrition Education Program, University of Illinois Extension, Chicago, IL 60649

Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters, Plato Academy, Chicago, IL 60644

Computer Literacy: MS Office MS Project QuickBooks SharePoint One Note


CHOICE WELLNESS COMPANY, Crawfordsville, IN, 2014-present

Wellness Consultant

Develop partnerships with organizations and non-profits to help reduce health disparities in communities

Oversight, management, and leadership of workplace health promotion programs

Set goals, strategies and tactics for organizational growth

Social media marketing and promotion

THE FIRST TEE, Indianapolis, IN, 2016 – present

Youth Golf Coach

Identify potential program site partnerships in the greater Chicago and surrounding areas

Teach life skills and organization’s core values through the game of golf

Create golf class lesson plans for each class

HEALTHWAYS, Chicago, IL, 2015 -2016

Health Coach-Chicago Lives Healthy

Designed, developed, and implemented virtual and face to face health and wellness programs

Provided on site wellness discussion seminars


Successfully provided wellness education for the largest municipal wellness program

Improved key health measurements including body-mass index and smoking cessation

HEALTH FITNESS, Chicago, IL, 2011 -2014

National Wellness Program Manager-Mars Chocolate North America

Helped identify a national wellness network in 92% of the business sectors

Increased completion rate for both the annual comprehensive physical exam and health assessment from 43% to 65%

Increased participation rate in the company’s health and wellness program from 35% to 50% after two years

Organized and promoted site specific health and wellness fairs


Increased the number of “tobacco-free” Associates by 1.17%

Improved stress management levels by 1.31%

Increased blood pressure awareness by 38%

Helped improved associates average blood pressure by 10%

Increased number of Associates adhering to blood pressure management by more than 20%

HEALTH FITNESS, Lake Forest, IL, 2009-2011

National Biometric Screener

Conducted Biometrics for sugar level, cholesterol, blood pressure, health coaching, weight & BMI

Practiced under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

HEALTHWAYS, Lafayette, IN, 2008

National Health Coach-Caterpillar, Inc

Implemented a safe work environment and sustained the intent of the smoke-free policy for employee health

Smoking cessation: Contributed to more than 1,144 participants to quit smoking cigarettes

$700 million in long-term, savings


Health risks decreased by 14% for low risk population

Helped reduce doctor's office visits by 17% and hospital days by 28%

Average per person claims costs were $16,121 lower for participants than non-participants

FITNESS CLINIC, Indianapolis, IN, 2007-2008

Fitness Program Director-Ingram Micro (Formally Brightpoint) / Payton Manning Children’s Hospital

Responsible for all aspects related to fitness; personal training, group exercise, assessments, membership tracking, and orientations

Department direction and programming, supervision of personnel including hiring, scheduling, reviews and purchase of fitness floor equipment

Liaison between members and management in all fitness and personal training departments

MEDIFIT, Long Island City, NY, 2005-2007

Fitness Specialist-Citigroup, Inc.

Coordinated fitness memberships and group exercise classes

Designed and implemented health promotion and incentive structure

Performed fitness assessments, determined exercise prescription, and customized workout programs for a diverse population, including a variety of high risk members

Managed substitute fitness staff as needed




University of Illinois - Healthy Balance -Dr. Solovy, Community Health Award

University of Illinois Extension - Wellness Workshop Presenter

Purdue University – Wellness Symposium Instructor

Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services – Wellness Workshop Presenter / Yoga Instructor

Contact this candidate