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2018 - 2019 Board of Governors



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.


Vicki Roy

As a Health Strategist, Vicki provides wellness leadership to Hylant's clients and assists with the development and execution of thoughtful health and wellness strategies. She is actively involved in the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce where she serves as a 2019 Trustee member. She was the 2018 Immediate Past President of the JAX Chamber Health Council and a 2018 Trustee member. In 2017, she served as the JAX Chamber Health Council President, and was also a Trustee member and Board of Governors member. She is the past chair of the JAX Chamber Health Council Membership Committee and the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters Membership Committee, where she served on both association’s Board of Directors. She is a member of the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, National Wellness Institute and WELCOA.

Vicki earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. She holds a 440 customer representative license and is also a licensed health and life agent. Vicki has earned a Worksite Wellness Specialist Certification through the National Wellness Institute and has achieved Faculty Status Certification through WELCOA.

Membership Director
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.

Marketing Director

Rachel McElreath

Rachel is the Health and Wellness Coordinator at ICS/RF-SMART where she supports 140 employees in their journey towards living a healthy lifestyle.  Through programs such as biometric screenings, lunch and learns, chair massages, and a variety of challenges, Rachel has achieved an 85% participation rate among all employees.  With experience in university wellness, children’s health and wellness, and now worksite wellness, Rachel has touched several areas within the field.

Rachel moved to Jacksonville in 2014 after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.  She is heavily involved in the local community, including volunteer work with both HabiJax and Hunger Fight.  Rachel’s passion is improving the quality of life of those around her, while giving back to the local community.

Vice Chair

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 .


 Reese Dowell

Reese is the Manager, Compensation & Benefits for Regency Centers where she develops best-in-class compensation and benefits programs for approximately 450 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 and wellbeing program that provides educational resources and 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 serving her seventh term on the Board of Directors currently as President for North Florida Compensation & Benefits.  In Reese’s spare time she volunteers with HabiJax, Blessings in a Backpack, United Way, the YMCA, JBCOC, and spends as much time as possible with her husband and two sons.

Events Director

Lindsey Russell

Lindsey Russell is a an Onsite Wellness Consultant for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and came to the Jacksonville area in 2015 to serve as the full-time, Onsite Wellness Consultant and Coordinator for Southeastern Grocers. Russell originally hails from West Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University.  She brings a broad experience of developing customized wellness strategies, implementing wellness products and services, working closely with the employer to build engagement, and has even had the honor of receiving awards recognizing the healthy culture successfully created through tactical programs implemented and coordinated by Russell.

Russell also has a great deal of experience in event coordinating.  She possesses a keen eye for detail and creativity and is accomplished in each stage of planning for events of all sizes.  A snapshot of her event planning experiences include: annual corporate meetings and seminars, corporate team building events, coordinator for charity golf tournaments, coordinating program implementations for 10k plus members, along with planning health fairs and biometric screenings at multiple locations.   

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Title Sponsor!

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4720 Salisbury Road

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