Thoughts From the Board Chair - Spring Issue

Thoughts From the Board Chair - Spring 2020

Thoughts from the Board Chair
Hello WWCMA Community,

As we navigate the pandemic, life is different in ways many of us could not have imagined. Businesses and individuals are adapting, hopeful to emerge from this crisis in a stronger position. I’m seeing this as an opportunity to reinvent myself and see many others shaping the world as they want it to be.
Individuals are working to stay healthy emotionally and physically; practicing acts of kindness to lift the spirits of others; and connecting more with friends and loved ones.  Small businesses are adjusting to provide valuable services to those who need them.  In corporate America, I’ve seen countless examples of leaders taking the opportunity to pause, reflect on their values, and unite employees in immeasurable ways.  And I have heard many inspiring stories of companies investing in new resources and support for the well-being of their people.
We’re curious to learn about the ways in which your organization is stepping up to care for their employees and would like to share these messages of inspiration with the WWCMA community!  If you’d like to contribute, please send us 2-3 sentences about how your company or a client has focused on supporting its people during the last several weeks.  Sharing your name and company/client is optional. Submissions can be sent to
As a Council, we’re very focused on responding to the needs of our community. Until it’s safe to meet again in person, we’re offering more webinars and content designed to address your personal and professional needs. We’re also counting on you to keep your commitment to this community strong! 
What can you do?
  1. Sign up for one of our upcoming THRIVE sessions (May 1: Boost Immunity; May 8: Social Connections) as opportunities to both learn and share. 
  2. Volunteer your time on a committee by completing an online application. This is a great way to share your thought leadership, implement creative ideas and learn new skills. In particular, we are always looking for help with communications, event planning and organizational development.
  3. Spread the word with others who can take advantage of our limited time offer - join the Worksite Wellness Council of MA (WWCMA) and get three bonus months added to the annual membership.
   As always, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to me or any of our Board Members with your thoughts and suggestions.
Be well,
Kristie Howard, CEBS, CWWPC
Board Chair
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