CEO & Founder of Wellness Workdays
MS, RDN, LDN, NSCA-CPT, CWPD
Debra is CEO and founder of Wellness Workdays (2004) and has over 20 years of experience working in the health and wellness industry. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutritional sciences and applied physiology from Cornell and Columbia Universities. She is a nationally recognized expert on health and wellness and has designed award-winning programs for organizations across the country.
An engaging and dynamic speaker, Debra has presented to the US Coast Guard, the US Navy Seals, the USA Track and Field Olympic coaches, MIT and Harvard Business School, to name a few. Debra has appeared on many of the major networks and cable stations in the Boston area speaking on worksite wellness.
Debra’s success has presented her with a variety of opportunities. She is a member of the Steering Committee and Director of Alumnae Engagement for the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), a group of highly accomplished women including Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Janet Reno, Senator Gabriella Giffords, Mae Jemison, Irene Rosenfeld and many others; a member of the Cornell University College of Human Ecology Dean’s Advisory Council; and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Cancer Society’s Women Leading the Way to Wellness.
Wellness Workdays clients include Brown University, MIT, BJs Wholesale Club, Putnam Investments, Cabot Corp., United Natural Foods, Bentley College and Harvard Business School. Wellness Workdays is currently embarking on a research project with its partner, Harvard School of Public Health and its client, BJ's Wholesale Club. The study is currently funded with approximately $2.5 million in funds from sources including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, JPAL, an MIT affiliate, CIGNA and NBER (Harvard). The goal is to study the effectiveness of worksite wellness programs on employee health, productivity and ROI.
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Debra has presented to multiple organizations, radio and TV shows, and has hosted a number of online webinars to share her expertise with business executives, owners, and various associations and universities around the nation.