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WWCMA 2019 October Newsletter

WWCMA Newsletter - October
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Upcoming Events

 Fall Networking Event with NEEBC

Wednesday, November 7/ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM / athenahealth
Member: FREE / Non-member: $25
Join WWCMA and NEEBC for our fall networking event on Thursday, November 7 at athenahealth in Watertown. Fall is a time of change. Make this event your opportunity to turn over a new leaf as you form new connections with wellness-minded professionals like yourself. There will be plenty of food, drinks and networking, so invite friends and colleagues, too!

Thank you to our host sponsor!


Resilience Facilitator Certification Program

Part 1: Jan 15 / 9:00am - 11:30am/Webinar
Part 2: Jan 29 / 9:00am - 11:00am/Webinar
Member-only:  $439
For those looking to train, teach or coach others, don’t miss out on this special member-only resilience facilitator certification program, Resilience & Thriving, led by Dr. Joel Bennett, President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems. 

This 4.5-hour online course led by Dr. Bennett has been praised by professionals in wellness, human resources, employee assistance and education as well as those working in public health, prevention and the military.  Some use the material to teach one or more modules in stress, resilience, and thriving. Some use the materials in their personal coaching practice. 

Limited seats are available and those registering will receive Dr. Bennett’s book, Raw Coping Power.  We’ve secured a special reduced rate for WWCMA members of $439 and payment is due at registration to hold your place. 
Recent Events

Creating a Solid Foundation for Your Wellbeing Journey

Students and professionals exploring a career change enjoyed an evening with Robin Bouvier, Vice President of AON’s Health Transformation on September 18 at Merrimack College. Her storytelling and tips for success inspired the all in attendance to explore their path for their well-being journey.  

8th Annual Conference

Workforce Resilience: Foster Adaptability to
Optimize Individual and Team Success

We’re so grateful to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and members for making this a unique day of experiential learning. Resilience is how we navigate the ups and downs on life’s journey. It touches our lives at work and at home. We challenged attendees to think about one small thing they'll commit to doing for themselves professionally and personally.  Visit our WWCMA19 page for more!
Volunteer Spotlight

At our annual conference, we were proud to present three volunteers with the 2019 WWCMA Volunteer of the Year Award.  This award recognizes outstanding volunteers for their valuable and selfless commitment to innovation, dedication, and contribution to the growth of the WWCMA. We hope you enjoy their stories as we share them over the next few months. Learn more how you can volunteer today.

Hilary Glynn
Wellness Coordinator
Eversource Energy



What’s your passion when it comes to wellness?
I have worked with many clients throughout my wellness career - as a yoga and meditation teacher, as a health and wellness coach, and now as a worksite wellness program coordinator. My goal has always been to make health and wellness accessible for everyone, regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic level or education. Simply put, great health need not be complicated nor expensive! We are born with one body and one mind. How we care for ourselves…how we nourish, move and rest…determines our vitality and well-being. Wherever someone is on their own wellness journey, there is always an opportunity to make better health choices. My passion is providing people with the motivation, tools and resources to become their best selves at any point in their journey!
What have been the benefits of your Council involvement?
I have been a volunteer on the WWCMA Programs Committee for a little more one year. I’ve also volunteered at the 2018 and 2019 Annual Conferences. During this time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with intelligent and passionate wellness experts and employers dedicated to improving their employees’ well-being. At various online and in-person educational and networking events, I’ve had the opportunity to learn and exchange lots of great ideas related to a variety of wellness topics. 
This year, my wellness team at Eversource Energy won the Silver and Community WorkWell MA awards. This has given us the opportunity to connect with other award winners and share our successes and challenges. Looking forward to WWCMA 2020, I’m excited to continue to work with such an excellent organization!
Welcome New Members!

Courtney Barr

Graduate Student Fellow

Kristen Bell

Wellness Program Coordinator

Sarah Benes

Associate Clinical Professor

Katelin Benton

Graduate Student Fellow

Debbie Briere

Benefit Manager

Cheryl Browne

Lisa Dahl

Health and Wellness Coach

Mike Daley

Associate Director of Marketing

Caroline Darsney

Health Engagement Coordinator

Keith Devine

Lead Benefits Specialist

Francis DeYoung


Jennie DiFelice

Director of Human Resources

Paula Doherty

Benefits Specialist

Susan Fanciullo

Vice President

Angie Janssen


Jamie Larsen


Nick Larsen

Business Development Representative

Shannon Lundy

Graduate Student

Thu Maraia

 Fitness Center Supervisor

Alison Mason

SVP of Human Resources

Ron Mastrogiovanni

    Head of Business Development

Les Meyer

    Advisory Board Member

Edward Niemiec


Alyssa Pardo

Graduate Fellow

Bernard Petersen


Thomas Pietruszka

EHS Field Analyst

    Laura Robbins

    Health and Well-being Manager

Lina Russo

Fitness Center Supervisor

Talia Seavey

    Community Health Education Fellowship Student

 Krisha Shah


Caroline Spicer


Peter Vernon

    Health and Safety Program Director
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.