January Newsletter

WWCMA 2020 January Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

 Career Exploration
Worksite Wellness Career Panel

Tuesday, February 11/ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / Martin Institute, Stonehill College, Easton
WWCMA Members & Students FREE / Non-Members $45

We’ve assembled a panel of diverse worksite wellness experts to help you explore the many opportunities available in this growing industry. Each will share advice on how to navigate the worksite wellness space, share their professional journey, and offer ideas on what you might expect from this evolving industry. This is the ideal event for those of you new to worksite wellness, looking to grow your career, and/or students exploring potential opportunities. Learn something new and make connections that may help you create a new course for your life and career.
Thank you to our host sponsor!


 WEBINAR brought to you by:  
New EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules

Tuesday, March 24/ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / Webinar
WWCMA Members FREE / Non-Members $35

Learn about the new EEOC proposed wellness incentive rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) during this hour-long webinar.  Our speaker, Barbara J. Zabawa, JD, MPH, President of the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC will explain the rules and their potential impact on workplace wellness programs. Barbara is a frequent writer and speaker on health and wellness law topics, having presented for national organizations such as WELCOA, National Wellness Conference, HPLive, Healthstat University and HERO.  Be sure to join us for this timely topic.
News You Can Use

2020: A Fresh Start

"Toward the end of last year, our Board of Directors spent a lot of time talking about what makes WWCMA special. The word community resonated powerfully with all of us because we learn more, feel more fulfilled, can accomplish greater things when we do it together."

Read more on WWCMA's vision for 2020: A Fresh Start

Not a member?
Join our WWCMA Community

The WWCMA has an exciting 2020 planned for our members!  Network with the best and brightest wellness leaders, program managers, thought leaders and renowned experts. Join us today and choose from Individual (Professional and Student), along with Group (Academic and Corporate) membership.
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Volunteer Spotlight

We could not do what we do without the time, energy and dedication of our many volunteers! Learn more how you can volunteer today.

Lindsey Carbone
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs in Health Science
Merrimack College

Student Outreach Committee
WWCMA volunteer for 2.5 years



What’s your passion when it comes to wellness?
Coming from an exercise science background, I've been lucky to have seen just how much exercise and eating healthy can influence someone's physical and mental well-being. It is amazing that so many humans still do not connect a poor diet to feeling horrible. Or, how much being just a few pounds overweight can hurt your back or knees. Education is the key to helping people make that connection. This is why I ended up at a college!

What have been the benefits of your Council involvement?
Being involved with the Council has been an excellent bridge between my past career in health promotion to my current career working with students. Part of our committee's charge is to increase student awareness and membership. The Master's programs in Health and Wellness Management and Community Health Education here at Merrimack have been the perfect platform for other WWCMA members and professionals to come talk about the field and the benefits of the Council. Along with the guest lecturers, we also have created student poster presentation opportunities at the Annual Conference.
Welcome New Members!

Michaela Christie


Kevin Crean

Director of Human Resources

Lori Dougherty

HR Executive Director

Alisha Phipps


Lauren Soroka

Wellness Coordinator

Dawn Valverde

Vice President, Wellness & Employee Engagement
Connect With Us
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.