Marissa is the Executive Director of WCWI. She leads with the mindset that inclusive employee wellbeing is vital for all organizations and all people. She is dedicated to working diligently and passionately to impact wellbeing through comprehensive and creative strategies for the workforce and community. Marissa has a unique skillset in employee and organizational wellness gathered from her experience as a consultant, strategy leader, program director, health educator, and coach. Core to her work at WCWI are her values of empathy and social impact and the belief that employee wellbeing is a foundational strategy and business priority for every employer of all sectors, industries, and sizes. Marissa thrives when she is supporting organizations through consultative problem-solving, generating ideas and strategies for impact, and when she is coaching and training the personal and professional development of wellbeing strategists and people leaders.
Marissa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Health Education, and a Master’s degree in Applied Health Science, Health Promotion from Indiana University. She’s a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and has training through Wellcoaches School of Coaching and Intrinsic Solutions International. Marissa serves as a community leader on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Wisconsin, the Advisory Board for the UW Extension Health and Wellness Management program, and Wisconsin’s State Health Assessment Steering Committee.
When she’s not working, you will most often find Marissa spending time with her family (husband Dan, daughter Aliza, son Ryder, and rescue pup, Nora), exercising with a variety of intense workouts (CrossFit and Weightlifting are favorites), enjoying the outdoors (especially hiking and camping) and listening to Podcasts.