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2017 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference

"Wellness On Purpose"

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council and title sponsor, Florida Blue, were honored to host the 9th Annual Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Companies Luncheon on May 10th, 2017 at the University of North Florida. 

This year’s conference theme was “Wellness On Purpose." The health of our local organizations and their employees makes a huge impact on the First Coast community's ability to grow and thrive. Our goals with this conference are:

  • Attendees will leave feeling empowered to make lasting change in the lives of their families, workplace and community
  • Empower organizations of all sizes to create a healthier environment for their employees and promote a culture of health and well-being
  • Present evidence-based programs that improve employee health and productivity
  • Educate wellness professionals on industry trends and best practices to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of their wellness program

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Laura Putnam, MA - Workplace Wellness That Works

Author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion. With a mission to get organizations “in motion,” Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH - "Life On Purpose: From Wellness to Engaged Wellbeing in the Digital Age"

Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Medicine. Founder and President, JOOL Health, Inc. Vic Strecher is a behavioral scientist, professor, and Director of Innovation at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. In 1995, Vic founded the UM Center for Health Communications Research ([]. In 2015 he founded JOOL Health (, a digital health solution company that integrates the science of health and well-being, advanced smartphone and biometric technology, and big data analytics. His most recent book (available May, 2016) is Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything (HarperOne).

Breakout Session Speakers

Andy Lee & Rachael Baker, Aetna - "A Mindful Workplace: What it means and how to do it"

Ann Sabbag, Health Designs - "Setting Up for Success: Leadership and Culture"

Morgan Papworth, Florida Blue - "Boost: The Transformative Power of an Intentional Work Break"

Lisa Grossman PhD, SMR Performance Consulting - "Emotional and Mental Resilience: Stress Regulation for Optimal Performance at Work and in Life"

2017 Healthiest Companies Luncheon Emcee

Shannon Miller - Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History with 7 Olympic medals

Author of It's Not About Perfect: Competing for my Country and Fighting for my Life

Founder - Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women

Healthiest Companies Recognition

Is your organization making noteworthy strides to improve the health and well-being of your employees? The FCWWC encourages our members to apply and showcase their healthy workplace program and wellness initiatives. The Healthiest Companies Award winners will be announced and plaques will be awarded during the luncheon portion of the 9th Annual Wellness Conference on May 10th.

Frank Barker Award Recognition

Win $10,000 toward your worksite wellness program! The FCWWC seeks to recognize outstanding leadership in local wellness professionals for developing a culture of health and well-being within their organizations. This year's Frank Barker Award winner will be announced during the Healthiest Companies Luncheon.


8:00 - 8:30 Registration/Exhibitor/Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and introductions

8:45 - 9:45 Keynote speaker – Vic Strecher

9:45 - 10:00 Visit Exhibitors

10:00 - 10:50 Breakout sessions  

11:00 - 12:00 Keynote speaker – Laura Putnam

12:00 - 1:30 Awards and Lunch

1:30 - 1:45 Visit Exhibitors

1:45 - 2:35 Breakout sessions

2:35 - 3:00 Wrap-up, Evaluations, and Visit Exhibitors

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Title Sponsor!

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