Current Title: Site Leader/Health Promotion Specialist
Career Progression: Exercise Specialist > Site Leader/Health Promotion Specialist
Andrew has been with us as a Wellness Manager since 2007. He began his career as an Exercise Specialist, and worked his way into a management role in the same year. He has helped manage wellness programs for multiple clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Indiana. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA in health care management from the Indiana Institute of Technology. He also holds multiple certifications, including ACSM-CPT and NESTA, and is a Lifestyle weight management coach, fitness nutrition coach, sports injury specialist and biomechanical specialist. Andrew has helped clients attain bronze, silver and gold wellness award recognition through the American Heart Association. His clients have also been recognized by BCBS, receiving awards in the exemplary and superior categories.
Andrew says that his time with Optum Workplace Well-being has been a great experience. Leadership at both the regional and corporate levels has been amazingly supportive of him in his growth as a wellness professional. The culture created by the leadership makes employees feel that they’re a true part of the Workplace Well-being team. It is this appreciation that makes working for such an organization refreshing and inspiring for Andrew, helping him cultivate his passion for health and wellness — which, in turn, carries over into the success of his clients.