CEO & Founder of Wellness Workdays
MS, RDN, LDN, NSCA-CPT, CWPD
Debra founded Wellness Workdays in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience working in the health and wellness industry. She is a nationally recognized expert on health and wellness designing award-winning programs for organizations across the country. She is also the Program Director of the Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship, one of the largest nationally accredited programs in the United States, training future Registered Dietitians in the areas of worksite wellness and health promotion, nutrition and entrepreneurship, and nutrition communications and marketing. Debra holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nutritional sciences and applied physiology from Cornell and Columbia Universities.
Debra’s success has presented her with a variety of opportunities. Debra serves on the Board and Chairs the Well-Being and Engagement Committee of The New England Employee Benefits Council. She is an appointed member of 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 University of Massachusetts' School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean's Advisory Board.
Director of Operations & Business Development
Robin has over 20 years of experience with business operations and human resources in Fortune 50 companies. Working in healthcare and logistics, she has experience with Corporate Safety Training programs, OSHA, DOT and FAA Laws and regulations. Following her Business degree from Husson university she became a Certified Health and Wellness coach.
Director of Training & Client Accounts
CHWC, Member of MINT
Chris is the Director of Training and Client Accounts for OMC, A Wellness Workdays Company. He is responsible for the oversight of client company wellness programs from Maine to Florida and is also responsible for the training and development of health coaches with a specialty in teaching behavior change strategies. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has trained teachers, law enforcement officers, and healthcare providers in behavior change strategies across the country. He has a passion for helping engage employees in changing at-risk health behavior, improving employees' quality of life, and workplace productivity.
Director of Client Programs & Strategy
MS, RDN, CWPC
Ashley is the Director of Client Programs and Strategy at Wellness Workdays. She received her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and then went on to complete her masters from Tufts University. She completed her dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center where she gained extensive clinical and outpatient nutrition experience.
Ashley enjoys helping her clients develop and implement strategic initiatives that help employees perform their best at work and at home.
Program Manager, Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship
MS, RDN, LDN, CHWC
Caitlin is the Program Manager for Wellness Workdays Dietetic Internship. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nutrition from Boston University. Prior to joining the WWDI team, she spent 10 years working in program development for several nutrition tech start-ups and leading the lifestyle program at Boston Heart Diagnostics where she counseled thousands of clients to better health. Her varied experiences help her to advise interns on career options outside of traditional opportunities. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys traveling, refinishing unloved furniture, and spending time at the beach with her husband and three young children.
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Debra has presented to multiple organizations, major networks and cable stations in the Boston area, and hosted a number of online webinars to share her expertise with business executives, owners, and various associations and universities around the nation. Prior speaking and presentation engagements include the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the American Cancer Society, the Health Benefits Conference & Expo, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Cornell University, Columbia University, the New England Employee Benefits Council, the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Cape Cod Human Resources Association, the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters, the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, the MetroWest Human Resources Management Association, the US Coast Guard, the US Navy Seals, the USA Track and Field Olympic coaches, and national/regional chapters of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the IDEA Health & Fitness Association.
Debra has also appeared on radio and major networks and cable stations in the Boston including FOX News, WCBS, New England Cable News, WEEI and many others.
Hear what others have to say...
We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to have Debra speak to our members. By all accounts, this was a very successful workshop. Lots of positive feedback!
New England Employee
Debra is a dynamic, engaging speaker who exudes a level of energy and expertise that is rare. Her presentations are of the highest quality and consistently receive high marks from our members.
Vistage Chair & Author of
DRUMBEAT!! COMPANIES: The Best Practices Driving Peak Performances
Debra’s presentation left no doubt that corporate wellness programs are not only the right thing to do—but they're also a profit center. There are actionable items to get you started, and depth way beyond the noise about health in social media. I give her workshop the top rating of Five Drumbeats!