Business leaders, HR professionals and well-being champions have joined forces in worksites across Hawai‘i in partnership with Blue Zones Project® to make healthy choices easier for their employees. At our second Blue Zones Project Worksite Well-Being Conference, worksite leaders will come together from across Hawai‘i to learn how to help their employees live longer, better.
March 30, 2021
8:30AM - 6:00PM
(for details, see agenda below)
You will receive the Zoom info and password to enter our attendee lobby in a confirmation email.
Please note: once registered, you have the ability to hop in and out of our event throughout the day. We will also be recording each session for viewing at a later date.
Michele “Bud” Nagamine begins her third year as head women’s soccer coach at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Just the second coach in the 19-year history of the program, Nagamine has been the driving force in UH’s resurgence with her energy, passion and knowledge of the game.
Naoko Page is a Certified Yoga Instructor who believes that everyone has the ability to heal themselves through daily self-love practices. She educates people on the importance of managing stress which leads to many preventable illnesses. She offers a variety of classes to teach her participants the tools to manage their own stress to improve health at any level.
Heather’s journey to becoming Director of Employee Health and Wellness at NCH is cumulative of 20+ years in corporate wellness at 6 different large fortune 500 company headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, St. Paul, MN and sunny Naples, Florida. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is a Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager through the National Wellness Institute. Heather maintains several other certifications including American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer and YogaFit Instructor to name a few. Heather enjoys helping everyone live a longer, happier, and healthier life.
Tracie Ann has coached over 500 people, and worked with organizations, and communities to achieve sustainable improvements in physical activity, food choices, and increased confidence and energy. She partners with employers, schools, government and community organizations to increase productivity and boost healthy lifestyles. Her life mission is to “grow people."
Sisi joyfully joined the Down to Earth Marketing Team as Community Outreach Team Leader in 2017. She is responsible for coordinating all of Down to Earth's cooking classes, health and natural living workshops at the stores as well as throughout the community. Sisi also helps represent Down to Earth publicly at events or in the media. She enjoys the outdoors, playing the violin, cooking, eating, sharing food with strangers, and teaching about health and wellness. She loves life, eats healthy, and is ever-happy!
As the Community Outreach Assistant, Amber is fortunate to be able to live her passions every day - helping others to make informed food choices and creating plant-based versions of local favorite dishes. She loves bullet journaling, food illustration, practicing yoga and being outdoors. Her dream is to someday build a tiny house to share with her husband and vegan chihuahua mix, Shiro.
Beverly Santos is the Director of Food Drive & Events for Hawaii Foodbank. Beverly has over 6 years of experience working in Hawaii non-profits, previously serving in both the Operations and Community Relations department at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Beverly has been with the Hawaii Foodbank for over four years and oversees Hawaii Foodbank’s community fundraisers, food drives and campaigns. During her time, she has successfully transitioned Hawaii Foodbank events and campaigns to an online digital platform, increasing visibility and engagement with the community. Beverly also serves as a staff liaison with Hawaii Foodbank’s young professional board – Alakaʻi.
Emmaly leads the growth and revenue strategy at Aloha United Way that supports Hawaii’s non-profit community and her organization's key initiatives of Safety Net, ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and statewide helpline 2-1-1. Managing a diverse team of fundraisers she works cross departmental to drive revenue diversification, and create long term growth through individual and community partnerships. She has led the business development strategies in the non-profit sector for the past six years, previously with Girl Scouts of Hawaii. A former Hawaii hospitality executive, Emmaly led business development for Fortune 500 companies overseeing Asia, Canada, and US regions. Emmaly strives to cultivate relationships and create bridges that build resilience and positive lasting change for the community.
Heather Lauro is the Worksite Wellness Consultant at HMSA and has been part of the Well-Being Team since she started in May 2019. She was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and graduated with honors from Kent State University in 2003 with her degree in Exercise Physiology. Heather has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years- working as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and brings 15 years of clinical practice in physical rehabilitation and health coaching. She is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which emphasizes sport-specific training for athletes. She likes coffee, singing, cooking and is thankful for beach time on the weekends!
Sarah Schubert is the Health Plan Education & Training Supervisor at HMSA. In this role, she leads a team of Health Plan Advisors who support HMSA’s overall sales strategies through personalized support and servicing for our employer groups and their employees through open enrollment, health fair, and benefit fair events all-year round. Sarah has been with HMSA for 9 years and is extremely passionate about our work to improve the lives of our members and the health of Hawaii.
Dr. Alameda is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and earned his doctorate in psychological, educational, and cultural studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has over 15 years of executive experience in state and county government and has consulted with FQHCs and hospitals statewide to improve their cultural competency and patient experience. With his ties to the community, Dr. Alameda brings strong strategic partnerships with other medical and social service providers to enhance Bay's coordinated system of health in East Hawaii. Dr. Alameda is also a licensed psychologist, teaches at Hawaii Community College, coaches’ basketball at Hilo High School, and has his own youth athletic program. He and his wife Star are the proud parents of seven children.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Kelsie moved to Hawaii in 2010 to chase a childhood dream of working with marine mammals through an internship at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo. Upon realizing her love of island-life, she decided to call Hawaii home permanently in 2013. After working for multiple years with worksites across Hawaii, Kelsie decided to join the Blue Zones Project national team as a Senior Consultant, providing her the opportunity to work closely with Blue Zones Project communities nation-wide. After supporting the addition of five new Blue Zones Project communities in Hawaii throughout 2017, she decided to join the Hawaii State Team as the Worksite Manager, combining her background with worksite wellness programs and her passion in making Hawaii a happier and healthier place to live.