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.
Goal: To enhance the effectiveness of the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council’s mission by supporting fellow board of governors and members.
Duties: Record keeping of board actions, transcribing Board of Governor (BOG) meeting minutes, coordinating meetings, sending BOG meeting announcements, primarily responsible for answering FCWWC phone and general council email. Attend and support FCWWC events.
Skills and Qualifications: Professionalism, organization, confident verbal communication
Estimated Time Commitment: 5-7 hours per month including a two hour Board of Governors meeting
Apply here: https://FCWWC.formstack.com/forms/volunteerfcwwc
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 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.
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.
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.
Florida Department of Health Liasion
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.