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30 Worksite Wellness LEAD Team Jeffery Epstein Peak Annual Wellness Center Vision Reduce the Obesity rate (BMI>30) in Polk County to less than the state average (from 36.9 percent to 26.4percent). Committed to advancing a culture of health across Polk County, the Worksite Wellness LEAD Team provides education and support in the development and enhancement of wellness programs to businesses in our community. The Team has launched a series of listening sessions with local business leaders and HR professionals to learn more about the challenges businesses face when implementing wellness programs. Partnering with area Chambers of Commerce, this series of group discussions will continue to be held in communities across the county throughout Fall 2018. Information learned from these sessions will guide the future plans of the Team as they expand and promote a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. Donna Kay Dinkins Medics on Demand Abigail Elias Florida Southern College Yvette Guzman BayCare Health System Dr. Daniel Haight Lakeland Regional Health Schatzie Haines Lanier Upshaw Rebecca Harner Polk County Public Schools Kay Kasser Alive Culinary Coaching Susan Kistler Community Volunteer Jenna Levine Florida Department of Health in Polk County Brittany Lynn BayCare Health System Colleen Mangan Florida Department of Health in Polk County ABOVE: On January 25, 2018, the Team presented a session at the CareerSource Polk “ State of the Workforce Summit “ entitled The “Truth” About Corporate Wellness – Does it Really Make a Difference? ABOVE: Hosted at the Lakeland Regional Health Promise Center, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce members participated in a focused discussion on health in the workplace. Lacee Meyer // Business Manager, The Lunz Group The Worksite Wellness focus group gave me an opportunity to meet other businesses and learn about their wellness initiatives. It was great to hear the experiences of others and realize the community as a whole is working towards the same goal: wellness. I am excited to be joining the Worksite Wellness Team and can’t wait to see how we can make a difference not only in our own workplaces but within the community.” Kelly Andrews Co-Chair Kelly Andrews, LLC Liz Antaya Co-Chair Stahl & Associates Insurance Joshua Maxwell OMS Group Inc. Leah Millette BayCare Health System Karen Moore Peace River Center Carla Adock Polk County Public Schools Andrea Nikolai University of Florida/ IFAS Susan Alfano Citrus Connection Laurel Smith Polk State College AnnMarie Ameri City of Lakeland Sara Terrell Florida Southern College Sarah Betzer Bank of Central Florida Jason Weiland Navigate Bethany Brown Lakeland Regional Health Marie Wilmot Florida Polytechnic University Julie Davis Florida Department of Health in Polk County Debbie Zimmerman Polk County Public Schools Jazmine Dicristo Polk County Public Schools