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Providing companies and wellness professionals with programs, education and resources to optimize their employee health and wellness programs.

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2023 - 2024 Board of Governors

 


Chair

Carly McKimm

Carly McKimm is a Wellness Manager on the Health Designs team, where she supports employers nationwide in creating healthier, happier, more productive workplaces through corporate wellness initiatives – including biometric screening, wellbeing coaching, and ongoing programming. Carly began her professional career in health administration, but her true passion has always been to serve and empower others to live their healthiest, happiest lives, through health education. She believes that knowledge is truly the power that allows us to unlock limitless potential and achieve amazing outcomes. She earned her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Florida and is certified in public health by the NBPHE. She continues to pursue further education in the wellness field. Carly enjoys spending time on the water, reading a good book, and cheering on the Jags with her husband Shawn.

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Vice-Chair

Jaime Kennedy

Jaime Kennedy is a native of Neptune Beach and joined The Bailey Group/NFP in 2012 as a key member of the Well-Being & Engagement team, formally promoted to Director in 2015.  With a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Florida (UNF) and a certification as a Wellness Program Manager (CWPM), she leads her clients in providing strategic, consultative guidance to support their goals of reducing healthcare costs by focusing on prevention. Jaime moved to the Corporate Benefits team in 2018 with a role to further support her clients with developing multi-year strategies, contribution plans that integrate wellness with benefits, and high-level planning that ensures the benefits strategy is aligned with the overall business strategy. Now living in beautiful St. Augustine, Jaime is a devoted wife & mother, enjoys an active/outdoor lifestyle, and loves to cook nutritious foods for the ones she loves. 

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Treasurer

Jay Noles

For the last 23 years, Jay has worked in the health and well-being space of both the public and private sectors of Jacksonville. During the last 9 years, Jay has worked with the Better You Team at Florida Blue supporting employer groups in and around the First Coast area. Currently, he is the Regional Manager of Northeast Florida where he leads a team of wellness professionals in developing, implementing, and evaluating best in class workplace well-being solutions for over 100 employer groups. With a team of regionally located wellness consultants, registered nurses, health educators, and analysts, Jay and his team are dedicated to supporting the Florida Blue Mission of helping people and communities achieve better health. Jay has an MBA in Healthcare Management and holds workplace wellness certifications through both the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and the Chapman Institute. Outside of work, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children and their 2 dogs on the lake, at the beach, or hiking in the mountains of NC.

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Secretary

Sara Falk

Sara Falk is a Corporate Wellness Professional with extensive healthcare experience in the Jacksonville community. Sara brings a diverse health background to the worksite wellness field; she is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Florida, having completed her clinically-focused dietetic internship at the University of Houston. As a dietitian, Sara actively promotes body positivity, reducing shame and guilt surrounding food, and meeting clients wherever they are in their health journey.

Sara graduated Cum Laude with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Florida and University of North Florida, respectively. 

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Membership

Gina Gonnella 

Gina is a licensed Behavior Specialist & Health Coach who has a passion for helping people lead healthier lives through movement, lifestyle modifications, and behavior change programming. She is currently employed with Florida Blue where she works collaboratively with employer groups within UF Health to plan, develop, and analyze health and wellness programs to support the group’s risk reduction plan and success toward the goals of the organization and local community. 

With a formal background in education, Gina has been able to merge her passions for teaching and wellness and partner with individuals and organizations to help create a healthier workforce through education, engagement, and empowerment. Her ultimate goal is to help bridge the gap between work and wellness by curating and fostering greater opportunities in the corporate workplace setting. 

Gina is an experienced eLearning designer and has worked in the L&D department with companies like Noom to make their programming come to life, enhance employee onboarding experiences, and provide virtual and on-demand training experiences to a fully remote workforce. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, kickboxing, trying new recipes, and most importantly spending time with her family, friends, and pets! 

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Events Co-Director

Ebony Berry

Ebony Berry is the Global Wellbeing Director at Tyson Foods providing wellness programming and solutions for her 100K+ team members. She has over sixteen years of experience leading cross-functional teams and collaborating with local, national, and international community partners and vendors. Ebony is a builder and is passionate about driving change while creating holistic, diverse and inclusive well-being programs and healthy cultures. She loves sports, enjoys Salsa dancing, writing, and volunteering in her local community.

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Events Co-Director 

Kimberlee Flynn 

Kimberlee Flynn has over 20 years of experience in delivering employer health and benefit services. Throughout this time, she trained team members responsible for service delivery and customer sales and provided account management to group agents. As a Wellness Consultant, she works collaboratively with employers to design, implement, and evaluate well-being solutions to fit their unique needs. She supports employers in the development of strategic wellness plans, identify population health risks, and interventions to improve health outcomes. Her passion for helping people take an active role in their health is evident in the way she helps put employee wellbeing at the center of an employer’s workplace culture and create meaningful employee experiences.

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Marketing

Katie Sims 

As a proud southern soul from Georgia, food, nutrition and cooking for the people I cherish is my love language. That passion combined with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of North Florida creates an unwavering commitment to create flexible solutions that make healthy living attainable for all. I currently lead and oversee comprehensive wellness initiatives at a local software company called RF-SMART where I aim to develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote holistic well-being, enhance employee satisfaction, and drive positive health outcomes. Join me in savoring life's flavors and empowering communities for a healthier tomorrow!

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Healthiest Companies Director 

Tori Snow

Tori Snow is a Jacksonville native, dedicated to helping others in her community to live healthier and happier lives. Tori earned a degree in Public Health from The University of North Florida and now has seven valuable years of experience in the industry. Currently, she serves as a Client Engagement Coordinator for PATH, where she helps companies create programs to help employees to achieve their health and wellness goals. In her time outside of work, Tori enjoys teaching yoga, walking her dog, and all outdoor activities including paddle boarding, camping, and hiking. 

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Sponsorship

Kenyon Sutton

Kenyon Sutton is a financial wellness expert who has helped thousands understand their money and themselves better. Currently, he works for Community First Credit Union as their Financial Wellness Manager where he works with companies’ employees to better their financial lives through Community First’s moveUP Financial Wellness Program. Kenyon also runs the UNF location for Community First, helping students prepare their finances for life after college. Kenyon started in the banking industry in 2013, previously working for companies such as SunTrust Bank, Regions Bank, and Chase Bank. Through his work and life experiences, Kenyon has learned the ins and outs of many financial topics and has taken it as his mission to help those in the Northeast Florida community reach financial prosperity.

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Legal & Compliance

Michael Clouser

Michael is a partner at Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer P.A., a large national law firm based in Florida. Michael leads the firm's Business Transactions and M&A group as well as the Sports & Entertainment group. 

He has spent the last twenty years working as corporate general counsel within Fortune 500 companies in the insurance and financial services industry. 

Earlier in his career, Michael built a successful sports agency practice where he represented numerous National Football League players in contract negotiations with NFL teams. He was recognized and quoted in the Wall Street Journal as one of the top NFL player agents for negotiating record setting deals on behalf of his NFL clients.  

He has earned professional designations as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Michael graduated with honors in Accounting from the College of William & Mary and earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review.

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Senior Advisor 

Cassie Bruce CWWS, CWPC

Cassie is an Employee Wellness Consultant who develops strategic, research-based wellness programs designed to empower employees to practice healthy lifestyle behaviors and mitigate underlying risks within the organization. Cassie builds relationships with local employers and facilitates the development of health & wellness programs for Baptist Health, Northeast Florida's largest healthcare system. Prior to working for Baptist, she spent 4 years as a Wellness Consultant for Harden, one of the Southeast's leading independent insurance agencies.

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. 

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Senior Advisor 

Rachel McElreath Miller

Rachel is a Client Engagement Coordinator with Baptist Health PATH (Personalized Approach to Health) where she supports a variety of clients in their journey towards creating a meaningful wellness program at their workplace. Through programs such as biometric screenings, lunch and learns, challenges, and health coaching, Rachel's main goal is to bring impactful wellness programs to First Coast employers.  With experience in university wellness, children’s health and wellness, and worksite wellness, Rachel has touched several areas within the field. Rachel enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Jags! 

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Senior Advisor

Eliot Asyre, PhD

Eliot manages business development for Mercer in JAX and north Florida. After earning a PhD in Organization Behavior from the University of Chicago, he has work with companies, large and small, to address the needs and aspirations of employees and at the same time ensure the organization meets their business goals. For the last several years, he has specialized in health care, working on projects focused on health analytics, behavioral interventions, the integration of effective specialty solutions and programs to attract and retain employees. Eliot is a Board member and Chair of the Development Committee for Jacksonville’s Child Guidance Center. He and his family (and a German Shepard pup) live in Nocatee, FL.

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