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Theresa Nelson, M.A., President and CEO
Theresa Nelson, M.A. is the President and CEO of WELLCOM, appointed to the role in January of 2018 following her position as the Vice President of Operations and Member Services since June of 2016 when she joined the organization. Theresa is an alumnus of University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) with a diverse background in worksite wellness and human resources. Early in her career, she was the Health Promotion Director for the Department of Defense overseeing and consulting for 16 Air Force bases’ wellness programs in Air Combat Command. Offutt Air Force Base, where she presided, was a member of WELLCOM and Theresa was the member delegate at that time. She then served as the Executive Director for Sarpy Cass Department of Health providing oversite to the local public health and community initiatives throughout the two counties. Theresa was sought out by a government contracting company to manage a nationwide contract placing health promotion staff across the United States in each of the Health and Wellness Centers of the Air Force. The work expanded to contract and personnel management of multiple contracts in all branches of the service which included medical and referral management nursing, and marriage and family therapy. Prior to joining the WELLCOM staff, Theresa spent several years working as a Director of Human Resources at two separate large nonprofit organizations. Currently, Theresa is Special Faculty, Professor of Practice for Creighton University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies teaching a course in Research Methods and Program Design. She also has been adjunct faculty for UNO’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation department for various times over the years. She has been involved with WELLCOM and a strong advocate for the organization throughout her professional career.
Justin Holes, M.S., Member Services Manager
Justin Holes earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and Master's Degree in Health Behavior from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). Justin’s past experiences and involvements with multiple health organizations has allowed him to develop the skills to understand what strategies are most effective for workplaces of all shapes and sizes, and to directly assist organizations with specific workplace ideas and solutions based on each organizations’ individual needs. Justin also extends his passion for improving the health in the community by being a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor at the YMCA, part-time faculty for the College of Health & Kinesiology at UNO, and volunteering at numerous local health events.
Chantelle Green, B.A., Program and Communications Coordinator
Kerry Juhl, B.S., Senior Business Consultant
Kerry Juhl is a certified health coach and an innovator and leader in worksite health promotion with more than 20 years in the industry. As owner of Inspired Health Consulting and Coaching, Kerry consults with companies of all sizes and brings innovative solutions to their onsite health promotion needs. Kerry has an intimate knowledge of health promotion design. Her years of experience working with the business community to design and deliver innovative and results-oriented wellness solutions have helped her to build a keen eye for what will work in any given worksite environment. In addition to worksite solutions, Inspired Health provides individual coaching utilizing Take Shape for Life, an entirely new approach to wellbeing, based on creating optimal health, not reacting to illness
Kelly Parr, M.S., Consultant
Kelly works as a consultant for WELLCOM. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Science. She worked for 20 years at First National Bank in Benefits and Wellness. She created, implemented, maintained, and continually improved an award winning health and wellness program and was able to show a positive ROI on the wellness investment made with regard to lower health claims of participants versus non-participants. She integrated wellness benefits into the comprehensive health benefits package and managed work/life integration initiatives including on-site child care, flexible scheduling, on-site fitness, and back-up dependent care.
Shane Warehime, M.S., Consultant
Shane Warehime is involved in projects related to worksite wellness policy development as well as efforts to improve walkability and nutrition in member organizations. Along with this position at WELLCOM, Shane is pursuing his PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to this, Shane received a Bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management from Wartburg College and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Wayne State College. Shane is from Gowrie, Iowa and enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and camping.
Emily Anderson - Exercise Science, University of Nebraska Omaha
Jayce Anderson - Public Health, University of Nebraska Omaha
Andy Nguyen - Community Health & Wellness, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Andre Sessions - Journalism, University of Nebraska Omaha