Seasoned professional with 20+ years experience in consumer health education, workplace wellbeing, clinical health promotion and disease management, and personal lifestyle improvement program assessment, design, implementation, evaluation, and training. Expertise in related leadership, business development, and program account management, strong communication and presentation skills.
-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, SHINE Programs-
Aug 2019 – Present
Assisting the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net-Positive Enterprise (SHINE) team with various aspects of program administration and development
-Our Wellbeing Matters, LLC-
Oct 2018 – Present
As an independent consultant, I assist employers in identifying their employees key wellbeing needs and interests and provide workplace wellbeing program design and provider referral services to businesses with 5-5000+ employees.
-Suwannee River Area Health Education Center-
Workplace Wellbeing Program Coordinator
Jun 2016 – Jun 2018
From July 2016 through June 2018 Suwannee River AHEC's workplace wellbeing and employee engagement initiatives helped businesses and organizations located in 12 North Central Florida counties. SRAHEC provided area employers with experienced assistance in the assessment of current workplace wellbeing and employee engagement initiatives, the design of new and enhancement of existing worksite wellness programs, their ongoing coordination, and evaluation.
Per a pivot in their strategic direction, Suwannee River AHEC no longer offers workplace wellbeing services as of July 2018. Their renewed focus is dedicated to improving access to and the heath care services available to the communities they serve in North Central Florida.
Suwannee River AHEC encourages its workplace wellbeing clients, original prospects and other interested employers to contact Gretchen von Mering directly with inquiries about and assistance with their workplace wellbeing and employee engagement initiatives.
Consultant: Worksite Wellness Program Design
Oct 2015 – Jun 2016
Designing, Implementing, Coordinating and Evaluating Worksite Wellness Programs for employers in North Central Florida.
-Gainesville Health & Fitness-
Fitness Counselor and Membership Liasion
Oct 2013 – Sep 2015
1. Business Development, Initial Sales to and Fitness Program Design for new and established members.
2. Business Development and Program Design/Implementation/Coordination for Worksite Wellness Program Clients
-Burlington Women's Health Center-
Interim Site Manager
2002 – 2004
As Interim Site Manager, I was responsible for supervising clinical and non-clinical staff, assisting with development and implementation of many community and client-based Health Education programs, and working cooperatively with all of our center's management staff throughout New England to develop and implement best practices.
1997 – 1999
Responsible for business development and assisted with program implementation coordination for the Northeast region. Presenter and representative for Healthwise at multiple national and regional conferences.
Informed Health Program Sales
1996 – 1997
Informed Health initiatives underscored the organization's shift from managed care into the managed health arena. I was responsible for managing all aspects of related customer sales, including the design/development of Informed Health's sales process, all outreach, assisting with coordination of program installation, and delivering requested customer, related converence and workshop presentations.
-Willis Towers Watson-
In House, National Consultant
1991 – 1995
Spearheaded the formation of the Total Health & Disease Management consulting team within Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) out of their Boston, MA, location. Responsible for coordinating the design, development and evaluation of health risk and demand management initiatives for national, corporate clients.
Jan 1986 – Nov 1991
President/Principal. Developed and piloted Partners in Health 2000, a comprehensive, incentive-based health risk management program for several Boston-based employers.
-Health Development Corporation-
Director of Operations
1982 – 1986
Responsible for new business development, account management, worksite wellness program development, and related staff training and oversight for six program directors and their staff.
Director of Fitness
1982 – 1984
Sky Club was a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Development Corporation. Responsible for development and implementation of all of the Club's health and fitness programs and related staffing of both fitness and clinical personnel.
-Gloria Stevens Figure Salons-
1975 – 1980
Responsible for initial training of all fitness staff for 40+ facilities at the corporate training site in Braintree, MA. Traveled regularly to provide Salon management and staff with program updates, related onsite training, and staffing evaluations.