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WWCMA 2019 August Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

Celebrate at our Summer Networking Event!

Wednesday, August 21 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM / Lingo Café + Bar
Member: FREE / Non-member: $25
Let’s talk about our worksite wellness connections while enjoying complimentary light bites and a cash bar. Feast your eyes on the beautiful view of the Charles River and Northpoint Park. Attendees will be entered automatically into a raffle for the chance to win a free admission to our 8th Annual WWCMA19 Conference on October 3 at Gillette Stadium.

WHERE:    Lingo Café + Bar, 2 Education Street, Cambridge, MA  
PARKING: Garage is next door at Hult International Business School, One Education Street (free after 5 PM) or metered on-street parking free after 6 PM.

Creating a Solid Foundation for Your Wellbeing Journey

Wednesday, September 18 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / Merrimack College
Member: FREE / All Students: FREE / Non-member: $25
New to the worksite wellness industry and looking for ways to achieve success? Currently a student curious about career options in wellness? Join Robin Bouvier, Vice President, Aon Health Transformation Team, as she shares her journey to becoming a leading wellness expert and sought after speaker. Robin’s work at AON keeps her at the forefront of the workplace wellness industry, and you’ll learn first hand what a best-in-class program looks like and what to expect for the future of the industry. She’ll share specific initiatives you can take to boost your career and why it’s not all about the paycheck. You’ll take away steps to help discover your personal needs and talents in order to “live your purpose”, so you can achieve both business and personal satisfaction. 

WHERE:    Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA
PARKING: Free parking at the O'Reilly Building.


Recent Events

WEBINAR: Resilient Leaders = Resilient Employees

Tuesday, August 6 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Participants learned more about resilience as a worksite foundational element as well as practical advice from our featured speakers -- Sari Kalin of Liberty Mutual and Eileen Cooke of PTC. They shared strategies for infusing resilience into a company’s leadership approach and the ways of gaining management buy-in by aligning with business objectives. Attendees also gained insights on incorporating resilience practices into a company’s culture of health and the key lesson about addressing this topic as a team rather than an individual.  WWCMA members can access a recording of the webinar below.


Workforce Resilience: Foster Adaptability to
Optimize Individual and Team Success

Thursday, October 3 / 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM / Gillette Stadium
Block your calendars and sign up now to be a part of our 8th Annual Conference, which attracts more than 450 organizational leaders, human resource professionals, and population health and wellness experts. Dr. Victor Strecher (Kumanu) will start our morning talking about “Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything.” You won’t want to miss our afternoon keynote speaker, Megan McDonough (Kripalu), addressing “Embodied Stress Resiliency.” 

You will have the opportunity to select from several morning and afternoon breakout sessions, peruse the exhibitor booths and check out our Resilience Experience area. Visit our conference website for the full agenda and learn more about this premier event. Consider becoming a sponsor and spotlight your dedication to worksite wellness. Register right away!
Sponsor Spotlight


Who is HUB International?
HUB International is the fifth largest, full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. With more than 11,000 employees in offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. 

Why did you decide to become a sponsor?
The WWCMA fills an unmet need in the New England region by offering forward-thinking and relevant programming and content in the field of health and wellbeing. Their annual conference gets better and better each year, so we felt it was important to: 1) support an organization whose mission and purpose we believe and 2) be a part of something great that happens right here in Massachusetts.  

What does wellness mean in your organization?
We believe that wellness is more than a buzzword, and it means different things to different people in different stages in their lives. HUB New England’s Employee Benefits practice is rooted in our sense of community and purpose. This manifests itself through each employee’s desire to meet the needs of our clients and support them in their efforts within our communities. We believe that mental and physical health are strongly connected --- keeping our bodies strong keeps our minds sharp. Ultimately, it all comes back to a connection and being part of something that’s greater than ourselves, which makes a difference in the part of the world we touch.

HUB correlates physically healthy employees with financially healthy companies. We work closely with our clients to help them develop programs that serve a dual purpose. By taking care of their employees as people, we also ensure that the company stays ahead in a fiercely competitive employment market.

What else might you like our members to know? 
HUB’s goal is to serve as an extension of our client’s Human Resources team. We take pride in developing close relationships with our clients in order to understand and solve for current needs, while anticipating future ones. 

Our national team of Health & Performance professionals are an exceptional group that put our client’s employees’ health first. We are especially proud of the work Philip Swayze, HUB New England’s Director of Health & Performance, does for our clients and his affiliation and commitment to WWCMA’s mission.
Welcome New Members!

Joanna Aronica

Wellness Manager

Andrew Barton

Senior Wellness Coach

Allison Costa

Associate Director of Talent Engagement & Relation

Alison Hernandez

Consumer Engagement Professional

Heather Hoover

Operations Manager

Emily Larson

Human Resources Generalist

Tracey Witkowski

Senior Consulting

Ashley Villandry

Brooke Zeliff

BWPO, Human Resources Director
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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.