SOURCE: Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts

Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts

February 15, 2011 14:13 ET

Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts Is Founded; Nonprofit Promotes Healthier Lifestyles for All Employees

First Meeting, March 4, Burlington, MA

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles for all employees of Massachusetts through health promotion activities at the worksite, was recently founded. WWCMA membership is open to Massachusetts health-promotion professionals and business leaders.

WWCMA ( aims to promote worksite wellness within the business community, facilitate communication and networking for worksite health promotion professionals, provide tools and resources to help make worksite wellness programs grow and succeed, and represent health promotion professionals as a common voice on professional matters.

The organization's seven co-founders are:

  • Clare Densmore, Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Sheila Foley, M.Ed, Quadrant Health Strategies -- Novartis Health Services
  • Alyssa Holzman, MA, CHPD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Kristie Howard, CEBS, CWPD, Longfellow Benefits
  • Susan Janetos, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWWPC, AdvancingWellness
  • Mita D. Shah Bhagat, MS, MSc, Consulting Nutritionist and Health Educator

WWCMA will hold its kickoff meeting on Friday, March 4, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM in Burlington, Mass. There will be an overview of the WWCMA's organization and vision, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will present its "Working on Wellness" program. More details and registration are available at

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