WWCMA Roundtable

Creating a Climate of Well-Being Ideation Session


Thursday, October 19 / 1 PM – 3 PM ET
Point32Health / 1 Wellness Way / Canton, MA
Members: FREE / Non-Members: $25

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Our environment and the people in it shape our choices and impact our well-being.

Creating a climate of well-being can increase employee engagement and foster a sense of community and connection. Sounds pretty great, but how do organizations shape that? Do we hope leadership aligns with best practices or do we generate this climate through a coalition of the willing?

This session queries which approaches can enable YOUR organization’s well-being, success and longevity. Does leadership/c-suite buy-in, mid-level manager management or grassroots community adoption drive more engagement for YOUR organization? Which approach can you reasonably influence and which one most effectively empowers individuals and groups to affect internal change?
These questions and more will form the basis for our panel-driven roundtable discussion. More details to come!
Kristie Howard
Kristie Howard
SVP, Customer Success & Consulting Services, meQ
WWCMA Board Chair
Kristie has over 20 years of experience in employee benefits and corporate wellbeing, helping employers design and execute strategies to help attract and retain talent and become employers-of-choice. Kristie is considered an expert in the field of employee wellbeing, and her work has been featured in numerous business and industry events and publications.
As meQ’s Customer Success leader, Kristie is responsible for developing customer relationships and ensuring that our customers derive maximum value from meQ’s products and services. Kristie also works with customers to identify opportunities to improve employee resilience and organizational agility through a suite of professional and consulting services that are designed to meet organizational needs.
Kristie is a cofounder and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, the only non-profit in New England dedicated to helping employers improve the health and well-being of employees and their families. She is also an active member of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast. Its mission is to impel the advancement of women to top leadership positions.
Chuck Gillespie
Chuck Gillespie
CEO, National Wellness Institute
Chuck is the CEO of the National Wellness Institute. He has seen firsthand the importance of connecting people, places, processes, and strategies. His work in the wellness industry has been recognized and utilized nationally and internationally. Over the last 20 years, he has developed numerous workplace and community initiatives, as well as evaluated and consulted with hundreds of organizations large and small on wellness strategies.
Chuck is a former human resources executive with responsibilities that included leading workplace wellness efforts that resulted in a substantial financial and cultural impacts to the company. He has spent time in the classroom teaching business and wellness for Purdue University. He achieved the NWI designation of Certified Wellness Practitioner in 2019. His passion for helping others thrive is hard to miss.
Chuck holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis. He is happiest when on his sailboat, cheering for Purdue sports, hiking, and mostly when he is spending quality time with his wife and daughter.
Nick Patel
Nick Patel
Founder & CEO, Wellable
Nick is the Founder and CEO of Wellable, a wellness technology platform that enables organizations to create programs that help employees thrive by engaging them in holistic wellbeing educational modules and activities. Prior to Wellable, Nick worked at TriZetto, a leading healthcare technology company offering software solutions to health plans and providers, and served as Director of Strategy, reporting directly to one of the executives of the firm. Nick also worked at Harris Williams and Morgan Keegan as an investment banking Analyst and Associate, advising on mergers and acquisitions and capital raises for healthcare and technology companies. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Nick lives in Boston with the two of the most amazing people he’s ever met—his wife and daughter.
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