March 21-24, 2019 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, Illinois

Worksite Health Promotion

Increasing numbers of employers are offering a coordinated and comprehensive set of health promotion and protection strategies to promote healthy living. Sessions provide the health fitness professional strategies to increase employee health and physical activity. Topics include program design and evaluation, policy development, system infrastructure modifications, and environmental and community supports designed to encourage the health and safety of all employees and their families.

5 on 5: Five Worksite Wellness Pros Share Their Best Programs! 1X

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, PhD, FACSM did her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois. She received her masters in exercise science from Colorado State University and completed her PhD in Human Performance at Indiana University. She is certified by ACSM as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (ECP) and Level 1 Exercise is Medicine professional. Her research based 3rd edition textbook on Methods of Group Exercise Instruction is utilized in universities worldwide. She is on the editorial board of the ACSM Health and Fitness Journal and serves on the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Board of Directors. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Indiana University/Bloomington School of Public Health. As a “prac-ademic” she prides herself on the integration of practice and research methods. She enjoys the challenge of community engagement research and evaluation that contribute to enhancing the well-being of others.

Charlie Estey

Charlie Estey is President of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP).  Its mission is to advance the global community of worksite health promotion through high-quality information services, educational activities, personal and professional development and networking opportunities.

In addition to his leadership role with IAWHP Charlie serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Interactive Health, Inc. in Chicago. They provide comprehensive and personalized health promotion and wellness programs for over 3,000 clients including General Motors, Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Electric and Waste Management.

Worksite health promotion programs developed under Charlie’s leadership have been recognized with C. Everett Koop National Health Project Award for their high quality and documented cost impact and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Healthcare Marketing Report.   Charlie holds a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in New York.

Paul Gallo

Dr. Paul M. Gallo has been the director of Exercise Science and Wellness at Norwalk Community College since 2004 and Adjunct Faculty at Teachers College Columbia University since 2011. He holds a doctorate of education in applied physiology from Teachers College Columbia University and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Paul is active in research focusing on movement economy and resistance training in both persons with Parkinson’s disease and older adults and has publications in several peer-reviewed journals. Currently, Paul serves as the Assistant to the Editor for the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology and is the Sponsorship Chair for the New England Chapter of the ACSM. He has also served as an editor and reviewer for textbooks and refereed journals within his area of expertise.

Reed Engel

Reed J. Engel, PhD, FAWHP, is a Senior Program Manager for Healthyroads, a corporate health management arm of American Specialty Health (ASH), and serves as a board member of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP).

Previously, Mr. Engel served as a Program Manager for HealthFitness Corporation, National Health Promotion Account Manager for MediFit Corporate Services, and Director of Wellness Strategies for Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging (Evanston, IL).

Mr. Engel also served as a health volunteer in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati, where he established the country’s first wellness center, introduced national food safety legislation, and was an assistant national track coach.

Prior to the Peace Corps he spent 12 years as the Director of Corporate Fitness Management for the National Institute for Fitness and Sport (Indianapolis, IN) where he consulted with corporate clients throughout the U.S. He began his career with Saint Francis Hospital’s Corporate Health Promotion Program (Tulsa, OK).

Reed earned his Doctorate in Health Promotion from Purdue University, and Master’s degrees in Health Education and Economics from Miami University. He’s certified as a Health/Fitness Director by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Stephen Cherniak

Steve joined the Marsh & McLennan Agency as an Employee Health Management Consultant after a 21 year career in directing health management and physical rehabilitation programs at Ford Motor Company.   In that position, he had responsibilities for all of Ford’s 100,000+ employees and their health promotion programs nationwide.

Steve applies those years of experience and expertise to his MMA client-partners in program strategy and development, along with other developing industry trends including:  incentive program design, federal wellness regulatory compliance, outcomes-based program design and management.  All key for the purpose of integrating health management as a successful business strategy with an organization.

Steve holds graduate degrees in exercise physiology and business administration.  He is a certified CDC Work@Health trainer; and certified ACSM personal fitness trainer.  Steve serves as an adjunct instructor with Kennesaw State University, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors (Secretary/Treasurer) of the International Association of Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), an affiliate organization of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Establishing a Consciousness of Well-being in the Workplace

 

Stephen Cherniak

Steve joined the Marsh & McLennan Agency as an Employee Health Management Consultant after a 21 year career in directing health management and physical rehabilitation programs at Ford Motor Company.   In that position, he had responsibilities for all of Ford’s 100,000+ employees and their health promotion programs nationwide.

Steve applies those years of experience and expertise to his MMA client-partners in program strategy and development, along with other developing industry trends including:  incentive program design, federal wellness regulatory compliance, outcomes-based program design and management.  All key for the purpose of integrating health management as a successful business strategy with an organization.

Steve holds graduate degrees in exercise physiology and business administration.  He is a certified CDC Work@Health trainer; and certified ACSM personal fitness trainer.  Steve serves as an adjunct instructor with Kennesaw State University, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors (Secretary/Treasurer) of the International Association of Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), an affiliate organization of the American College of Sports Medicine.

A successful well-being initiative is not about programs. It’s about an established workplace culture and environment that consists of a consciousness for health. This session will help organizations learn how to develop, grow and sustain an inherent theme of well-being within their workplace, such as: “It’s not wellness, it’s just the way we do things around here.”

 

 

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