As a senior non-profit executive for the past nine years, my
focus has been on workplace initiatives that promote employee well-being
and organizational excellence.
As the American Psychological Association's assistant executive director for organizational excellence, I am responsible for providing leadership, direction, evaluation and management for all activities related to APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence, which works to enhance the functioning of individuals, groups, organizations and communities through the application of psychology to a broad range of workplace issues.
Through my extensive experience directing the American Psychological
Association’s healthy workplace program, a national initiative designed
to enhance employee and organizational functioning, I have been
responsible for the strategic development of the program, as well as
design of theoretical and research models, evaluation and selection
processes, assessment instruments and national award criteria.
I have in-depth knowledge of areas including:
- health promotion and wellness initiatives
- talent management, training and development
- work-life resources and flexible work arrangements
- employee involvement efforts
- reward and recognition mechanisms
I have provided research and consultation services to employer groups,
government agencies, medical schools, and universities in the areas of
workplace health and productivity, public health, prevention, and health
care finance and have experience in management, marketing, and consumer
My emphasis is:
- Creating significant and sustainable behavior change through the integration of behavioral science, marketing and communication; and
- Promoting and supporting a healthy organizational culture where employees and the organization can thrive.
I am currently on the Boards of Directors of the Health Enhancement Research Organization and The Health Project / C. Everett Koop National Health Awards and am a member of the external advisory board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. I previously served on workplace advisory bodies for the National Business Group on Health and Partnership for Prevention.
I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and my MBA in Health and Medical Services Administration from Widener University, where I completed concentrations in organizational and forensic psychology.
Organizational and consulting psychology, workplace health and wellness, employee involvement, training and development, work-life issues, employee recognition, communication, marketing and business development, health care administration, professional practice issues in psychology, and public speaking.