01 Apr

How to Create and Maintain a Viable Wellness Program at the 2015 Spring Forum

We are excited to announce our first ever PAHU Wellness Panel. PAHU has secured three great panelists from the local community to help discuss the ever growing topic of wellness and specifically their experiences with implementing and maintaining viable wellness plans. This panel will be moderated by PAHU President,   Tim Rasch.  

Meet our panelists:

Benjamin Prinzing, Founder at Kadalyst Health Partners

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Benjamin Prinzing is the founder and Managing Partner at Kadalyst Health Partners, a workforce health consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Kadalyst helps employers develop their in-house worksite wellness programs by acting as the actual “wellness department,” while proving additional services such biometric screening and health coaching. Kadalyst’s model has proven to drive 80-90%+ active engagement, while improving employee health and better controlling healthcare costs, even without incentives.

 

Benjamin is also the 2013 and 2014 Worksite Wellness Summit chairperson, which is an annual all-day event held in Portland, where industry leaders present on the latest trends and programs in worksite wellness. In addition, Benjamin is the co-founder of the Worksite Wellness Network (WWN), which is a local networking forum that launched in 2012, as an ongoing spin-off of the annual summit, that meets bi-monthly to showcase local company’s wellness programs, while helping members improve their own wellness strategies. There are over 200 members, representing over 150 companies.

 

Benjamin’s passion for the wellness industry sparked after a colleague in 2005, passed away due to heart failure at age 38. Since then, Benjamin has been on a mission to drive meaningful engagement and outcomes for employers through his organization, while volunteering time to community-based initiatives like the summit and the WWN, to help promote the need for enhanced programming and local collaboration.

 

Meet Windy Hazell, National Director for People Growers of America, Inc.

 

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Windy Hazell is one of the nation’s leading authorities on Corporate Wellness Promotion, working in the industry since it’s real awakening in the 80’s . Windy honed her skills working in the Corporate offices of People Growers of America, which opened its’ doors in 1985 in San Diego, Ca..  In the year 2000 she was offered the opportunity to develop the Northwest, and has since taking the division nationwide in 2005 and has taken the roll of National Director and owner of People Growers NW.

Windy’s innovative approach to corporate wellness encompasses combining valuable preventive screenings and risk assessments with interactive displays focused on all aspects of health, safety and life management skills to create stimulating and motivating venues for employee education and personal growth. Windy is also the creator and publisher of the Ultimate Wellness Resource Directory which is an annual publication sent out to over 3000 subscribers nationwide.

The passion and joy she has for her work is evident, so be prepared for an “enthusiasm inoculation” as she delivers some hard-earned secrets for building a successful Corporate Wellness Program.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet David Mays, President and CEO of Walker Tracker.

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David serves as President/CEO of Walker Tracker, a Portland-based software company that creates and administers private, activity-based wellness portals for organizations worldwide. Walker Tracker is now a leader in the wellness field, with clients that include Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, the US Military, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and even entire communities!

Prior to Walker Tracker David worked with Synergy Corps, a Seattle consulting firm, helping organizations create and manage change.  He has held a number of senior management positions with  technology companies, including Quality Logic, NetApp, EMC, and Property  Metrics, a software modeling company he co-founded in 2003.

David is passionate about finding new, innovate ways to educate employees and motivate them to take action and personal responsibility for their health.  He is involved in a number of wellness initiatives, including The Wellness Underground, a forward-looking industry group whose goal is to challenge the status quo and to develop and promote “constructively disruptive” approaches for corporate wellness programs in the coming decade.

David has a BS in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) from University of Portland, and BA in Philosophy from Pacific Lutheran University.

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