Your Community Leader for Worksite Wellness

Providing companies with evidence based wellness strategies and comprehensive solutions for start-up and expanding programs.

2016 - 2017 Board of Governors

Chair
Britnee Bell, MPH

Britnee's broad experience includes development and implementation of federally funded curriculum for community-wide initiatives and building strong relationships with large healthcare systems, clinics, physicians, healthcare organizations and the community at large.  Britnee received her Bachelors of Science in Health and her Master of Public Health the University of North Florida, where she is also a well-known and well-regarded professor and guest lecturer. 

In her role as a Project Manager for Health Designs, Britnee works closely with clients to design, communicate and implement a customized results-oriented wellness program.  She joined the worksite wellness company in June 2012 and is extremely passionate about supporting her clients in developing healthier and happier workplaces to reduce risks and improve productivity and performance.

Healthiest Companies Director
Cassie Jensen, CWWS, CWPC

Cassie is a Corporate Wellness Consultant who develops strategic, research-based worksite wellness programs designed to empower employees to practice healthy lifestyle behaviors and mitigate underlying risks within the organization. Cassie manages the development and implementation of these programs in her role as Wellness Consultant at Harden, one of the Southeast’s leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits firms. 

Cassie has continued to develop her knowledge of worksite wellness best practices by obtaining the designations of Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) through the National Wellness Institute and Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) through the Chapman Institute. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and has recently completed the Wellcoaches Health & Wellness Coach Certification.

Cassie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a Pyschology minor from the University North Florida.

Events Co-Director

Addie Kasraeian

Addie started with Bailey’s Health and Fitness in March of 2010 and came into the company with a strong background in sales and fitness. She came to Jacksonville to attend the University of North Florida where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA Business Management and BBA Business Marketing. In her role as Corporate Sales Director, Addie enjoys helping employers start or enhance their Employee Wellness Programs through Bailey's Gym memberships, health fairs, lunch and learns, walking meetings, diabetes prevention programs, BMI screenings, smoking cessation programs, on site group fitness classes and weight loss challenges.

She is currently serving on the board of directors of the Jacksonville Chamber Health Council as the Secretary. She is the President of the Dreams Come True Horizon Board and is on the young professional’s board for the Jacksonville Zoo and American Heart Association. In her free time she enjoys traveling and volunteering with the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and the Movember men's health awareness initiative.

Florida Department of Health Liasion

Monique Ellis

Monique Ellis is the Program Coordinator with Healthy Jacksonville, a division of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County.  Through her work with Healthy Jacksonville, Ellis engages and organizes the community to address issues related to the health of all Duval County residents.  Her work includes coalition building, community engagement with a focus on decreasing the incidence of chronic diseases, enhancing worksite wellness, reducing health disparities and focusing on the social determinates of health. Ellis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, with a minor in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Business Administration.  Ellis’ passion is to help change the health of all Duval county residents through education, community development, program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Senior Advisor

Karla Logston 

Karla is a Senior Clinical Manager with Better You, Florida Blue’s health and wellness program.  Better You works with over 400 companies both in the state of Florida and  nationally,  providing worksite wellness programs and consultation.  Karla also has oversight for the Diabetes Prevention Program as well as Healthy Addition, Florida Blue’s maternal health program. 

Karla has been employed at Florida Blue for 18 years working in diabetes education and health and wellness.  She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, and has   many years of clinical experience in the hospital setting in critical care, retinal surgery and medical surgical nursing. 

Karla is a graduate of Owens College with degrees in nursing (RN) and ophthalmic technology (COT).  She is also a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she received a BS in Health Care Management.  Karla is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and has completed WELCOA Well Workplace training. 

 

Vice Chair 
Jennifer Stein, MPH, CWPM

 Jennifer is the Coordinator of Associate Wellness at St. Vincent’s HealthCare where she provides health and wellness programming for approximately 5,100 employees in Duval and Clay counties.  Jennifer works in conjunction with Ascension Health to provide reward programs that promote awareness of current health status and assist in building relationships with primary care providers. 

Jennifer graduated from the University of North Florida with both her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Health, concentration nutrition, and her graduate degree, Master of Public Health, concentration health education and health promotion.  Jennifer has also received certification as a Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) through WellCert with the Chapman Institute.  

Events Co-Director

Kathryn Gay, CWPC, GEI

Kathryn is the Onsite Health and Wellness Coordinator for GatorCare Jacksonville where she provides customized wellness programming for approximately 5,000 employees across four different entities. Her work includes identifying risk factors through onsite screening data and implementing programs to improve those factors. She is continually striving to develop a culture of wellness throughout GatorCare Jacksonville entities.

Kathryn comes from a clinical background where she spent a combined five years in Cardiology and Sleep Medicine. Following her experience in a clinical setting, she helped establish an employee wellness program for a company in Michigan and their 2,500 employees. During the programs inaugural year, she achieved a 60% participation rate company-wide.

In 2002, Kathryn graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She also has earned her credentials as a Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) with the Chapman Institute and as a Group Exercise Instructor (GEI) from the American College of Sports Medicine .

Secretary and  Treasurer

 Reese Dowell

Reese is the Sr. Compensation &    Benefits Analyst for Regency Centers where she assists in developing best-in-class compensation and benefits programs for approximately 400 employees nationally.  Related to worksite wellness, her responsibilities include organizing events for employees such as an annual health fair with biometric screenings, corporate challenges, flu shots, health and welfare lunch ‘n learns, benefits education sessions and more.  Reese analyzes biometric screening results and develops an annual communication campaign providing educational resources and designing programs that target high risk factors.

Reese earned a BBA with a focus in Human Resources from the University of North Florida.  She has received her CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) through WorldatWork.  She also is in her fifth term on the Board of Directors currently serving as President Elect/Membership Director for North Florida Compensation & Benefits.  In Reese’s spare time she volunteers with HabiJax, Blessings in a Backpack, United Way, the YMCA, and spends as much time as possible with her husband and two sons.

 

Marketing Director 

Jason Matthews

Jason is a health promotion consultant for Humana’s Go365 program.  Go365 rewards members for making healthy choices.  In this role, Jason partners directly with employers in North Florida to create sustainable wellness programs designed to engage and motivate employees to achieve their wellbeing goals. 

In a prior role with Florida Health Care Plans, he developed, designed, and evaluated wellness programs for 21 employer groups to include health fairs, flu shots, blood pressure clinics, weight loss challenges, and lunch and learns.  Jason also chaired Florida Health Care Plans employee wellness committee, responsible for development and implementation of companywide wellness initiatives for 800 employees.

In 2014, Jason graduated from Daytona State College with a Bachelor of Science in Management. He also has earned credentials as a Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) with the Chapman Institute and is certified in worksite wellness through the WELCOA Institute.

 

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