WorkWell MA Award Winners Tell All
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Learn from WWCMA WorkWell MA Award Winning Companies about their experiences from earning an award!
The WorkWell MA Awards Program recognizes Massachusetts employers for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion since 2015, and has awarded over 35 organizations within the Commonwealth. So, what is the WorkWell MA Award? Why should you apply? Hear from companies who have earned an award and learn how it has impacted them.
Webinar topics include:
- How earning a WorkWell Massachusetts Award benefited their organization
- Key learnings the winners gained through the process and applied to their program (i.e. – taking the HERO Scorecard, Council Comment Letter, etc.)
- What to expect and how to prepare for the application process
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Wellness Program Manager, Umass Memorial Healthcare
Thomas Ward is the Wellness Program Manager for UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc., overseeing the academic healthcare system’s wellness initiative since its launch in late 2013. Prior to joining UMass Memorial, he worked for the Department of Defense (US Air Force and US Army), delivering health promotion as well as fitness and wellness services for active duty members, their family members, DoD civilians and federal contractors.
Over the last 20 years working in the fitness and wellness industries, Thom as leveraged his background in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and behavior change to align organizational and personal wellbeing with health and safety initiatives. Leveraging this unique approach, his teams have earned recognition from organizations ranging from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and most recently from the New England Employee Benefits Council.
Thom holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as well as a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. He also holds certifications as an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist and as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Benefits Project Manager, athenahealth
Kate Crimmins is a Benefits Project Manager for athenahealth, Inc. where she manages and administers policies and programs to promote personal and professional wellbeing across athenaNation. Kate identifies and assesses programming to determine relevancy, viability and alignment with the needs and interests of athena and its employee population. Crafting content for a variety of internal communication mediums, Kate’s role involves educating athenistas and creating a buzz around the tools and resources available to them. Having been with athena for over eight and a half years, Kate has seen the company grow and appreciates the need for a healthy, engaged workforce who are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. Kate is a Certified Wellness Program Coordinator and Certified Leave Management Specialist with a degree in Sport Management from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. In her downtime, Kate enjoys reading, running, yoga and spending time with her husband, Devin and cat, Ming.
Wellness Manager, Cambridge Health Alliance
Rebecca Toutant, MA, RD, LDN, CDE, CPT is the Wellness Manager at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). She is a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and Certified Diabetes Educator. After completing her graduate education in Health Communication, Rebecca started her career in clinical guideline development, quality improvement, and clinical research before returning to patient care as an outpatient dietitian at the Cambridge Health Alliance. After six years in adult and pediatric clinics, she recently accepted her current role as the Wellness Manager at the Cambridge Health Alliance. While new to this orchestral role, Rebecca has the unique perspective of watching the program progress and thrive since its launch in 2013.