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Meet the Team

Believing that the well-being of American employees is essential to moving the economy forward, the WELCOA team is responsible for helping the nation’s employers build results-oriented workplace wellness programs.
 

Ryan Picarella Executive Director

Ryan Picarella has worked with communities and organizations around the world to ignite social movements while improving the lives of all people. Widely known for his thought leadership, Ryan has worked with Fortune 500 companies, been a keynote speaker at global conferences and currently serves as a senior fellow with WE in the Nation focusing on well-being and equity around the world and as a director for the National Wellness Institute and is founder of Conscious Disruption, a firm dedicated to personal and organizational transformation. Ryan has a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Arizona University.

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Sara Milner

Sara Milner Director of Strategic Partnerships

Sara Milner comes to WELCOA from a background in media and advertising. She is excited to bring the WELCOA platform to new businesses and organizations and looks forward to connecting with others in the corporate wellness industry.

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Sandie Jeck

Sandie Jeck Director of operations

The diversity and depth of Sandie’s background enables her to bring a unique perspective to WELCOA. She has served as accountant for various industries over the past 25 years. Her mission is to strategically align the organization and its members in beneficial growth.

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Kelsey Lang

Kelsey Lang Marketing Specialist

Kelsey holds a BFA in graphic design and has over 12 years of professional experience in the field and is passionate about mental health. She loves utilizing her skills and knowledge to provide creative solutions to help others. When she’s not designing, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, daughter Olivia, and their dog Jack.

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Tina Heinonen Member Experience

Tina has 30 years of experience in customer service, a little HR, several years in marketing (graphic design, PR, special events), and she ran her own café for a few years. Tina worked in the Learning & Development space for the last 10 years and highly values adult education. She enjoys anything outdoors, live music, Milwaukee Brewer games, and cheering with her husband, Jason, at their son’s sports games (Oscar).

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