social impact initiative
launch in progress
The wellness industry is deeply involved in healthy living efforts throughout the world using the best practices of corporate social responsibility. The Social Impact Initiative will identify and communicate these evidence-based approaches, projects and programs that benefit society.
We’re currently recruiting a diverse and experienced group of experts to volunteer.
Specifically, the Social Impact Initiative will:
• Champion the inclusion of all people and societal groups in living healthy lives.
• Identify and communicate proven principles and best practices to support heath and wellness through thoughtful and balanced collaborations between corporations and communities.
This new initiative crosses all wellness-related enterprises. We welcome large and small organizations that are already engaged in issues related to corporate social responsibility in the wellness arena, as well as those who are new to social impact and want to learn more.
Jennifer Cabe, M.A., Wellness Communications Leader, United States
Jennifer Cabe has more than 20 years of experience in population health – most recently (2007-2016) as executive director and board member for the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute. Previously, Cabe served in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in Washington, D.C., as a speechwriter and communications officer. She first became involved in the wellness industry in 1992 when she founded Best of Health & Fitness, a customized magazine for health clubs. Cabe is a recognized expert in guiding multi-sector partnerships in order to advance health; an ardent volunteer; and has received prestigious recognitions such as the Surgeon General’s Medallion, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Honor Award, and the National Institutes of Health Merit Award.
Wendy Bosalavage, President, LIVunLtd, United States
Wendy Bosalavage has redefined the way Americans interact with their communities, unwind, and live the 21st century American dream. A pioneer in the health and wellness industry, Wendy is the president of LIV unLtd, a global luxury brand specializing in the management of the service experience in residential and commercial properties, spas, and hotels. Helping people take care of themselves, however, is not exclusive to Wendy’s work. She also serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, raises funds for charities, teaches courses and workshops, and always finds time to mentor others who are interested in wellness as a profession. A graduate of Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology and Empire State College, Wendy also has a Health Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to supplement her work with women in underserved communities and those reentering society after incarceration.
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