WWCMA conference 2012
Annual Conference 2012
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Conference Keynote Speakers

In "Realizing the Promise and Competitive Advantage of a Thriving and Sustainable Workplace and Workforce", Dee Edington, Ph.D. addressed the impact of the health of the workforce on an organization's ability to be high performing. Dr. Edington is an internationally recognized expert in health and productivity management.

John Auerbach, MBA, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health addressed "Health Care Reform and wellness the role of Public Health". Commissioner Auerbach is widely recognized for his leadership of the Department of Public Health during the implementation of Health Care Reform.


Conference Workshops

The 2012 Annual Wellness Conference included multiple educational workshops. Please note, only WWCMA members have been given access to the speaker's presentations online. To access presentations, click here.


  • Conference Opening Remarks
    Mari Ryan, WWCMA Board Chairperson
  • The Art and Science of Engaging Employees in Wellness and Behavior Change
    Anne Marie Ludovicki-Connolly, Director Health Wellness and Productivity, Tufts Health Plan
  • Working on Wellness Initiative - MA Department of Public Health
    Mari Ryan, CEO, AdvancingWellness
  • Behavioral Economics
    John Moses, Partner and Consultant, Aon Hewitt
  • Strategies for Smoking Cessation in the Workplace
    Elena List, Program Manager, Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training, UMass Medical School
    Anna Landau, Director Tobacco Cessation Programs, MA Department of Public Health
  • National Healthy Workplace Program
    Andy Spaulding, Executive Director, Center for Community and Worksite Health, Viridian Health Management
  • Counteracting the Obesogenic Work Environment
    Suzanne Nobrega, Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, UMass Lowell
  • Successes and Challenges of Implementing Worksite Wellness Programs
    Employer Panel Discussion:
    Melissa Hartman and Lisa Collentro, Chestnut Hill Realty
    Rick Lunetta, OnProcess Technology
    Ruth Blodgett, Berkshire Health Systems

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Conference Photos


WWCMA Board Chairperson Mari Ryan and MA DPH Commissioner John Auerbach



Presenter Suzanne Nobrega


Presenter Andy Spaulding






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Contact us at info@wwcma.org
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent and objective resource for health promotion in the workplace and champions wellness programs to help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth.