President | Seth Rupp | Zelis Healthcare
Seth Rupp is President of Zelis Network Analytics. Prior to Zelis, Seth held senior executive positions at Harbor/ProMedica (the largest behavioral health provider in northern Ohio), Netsmart Technologies, Passport Health and Cerner. Seth’s professional passion is building leading-edge healthcare technology businesses. His personal passions include spending time with family, cooking, fly fishing and serving on the board of the BigShifts Foundation.
Vice President | Courtney Thomas | Newhouse
Courtney is a strategically wired visionary, complex problem solver, public speaker, and people motivator. Her entrepreneurial approach and leveraging innovation to grow both business and people, have been the key ingredients to her successful 20+ year executive career in nonprofit business turnaround. Courtney Thomas is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She moved to the Kansas City community in 2002. In addition to Newhouse, she has delivered award-winning marketing campaigns and unlocked new revenue opportunities as CEO at Central Exchange, CEO of Great Plains SPCA, and COO at Wayside Waifs, while also being a wife, the mom of three, and dedicating her time to serve on boards of directors.
Secretary | Bayleigh Petty | Small Changes Big Shifts
Bayleigh manages all administrative aspects of Small Changes Big Shifts. She also supports the Wellness Consortium by preparing all administrative work for the events across the Kansas City area. Her passion for health and wellness began when she first started playing sports. In Human Performance with an emphasis in Sports and Exercise Therapy. She graduated from Fort Hays Shortly after, she began working with Dr. Michelle Robin at her chiropractic practice. In 2021, she joined Small Changes Big Shifts because she believes in approaching health from a whole-person perspective and loves educating people about connecting their mind, body, and spirit.
Treasurer | Chelsea Laub | Shake the World Consulting
Chelsea is the owner of Shake the World Consulting. She is a leadership coach and speaker with a passion for empowering people to see the possibility in their lives. Using The Enneagram, she works with individuals and teams to discover core motivations and maximize their potential. Previously, she spent nearly 10 years as a Financial Advisor, where she coached her clients toward abundance. Chelsea is the recipient of the Young ATHENA award (2020), and was an honoree for 20 in Their Twenties in 2017. She is a wife and mom of 2 boys, and loves being a part of the Kansas City community.
Chair/Founder | Michelle Robin | Your Wellness Connection
Dr. Michelle Robin is an speaker, author, podcast host and practicing chiropractor. She is the founder and CWO of Your Wellness Connection, P.A., one of the nation’s most successful integrative healing centers focusing on disciplines such as chiropractic, Chinese medicine, energy medicine, naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, massage therapy, counseling, nutritional and wellness coaching, and movement arts.
Whitney Bartelli | CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Whitney serves as the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at CommunityAmerica Credit Union, overseeing the areas of brand strategy and brand growth, content strategy, social and digital engagement and management, product development, member/corporate communications and community engagement. With a people-helping-people focus, Whitney’s teams are focused on elevating CommunityAmerica’s brand and connecting Kansas Citians to its mission of helping members achieve financial peace of mind.
Nick Brandecker | HealthAxis
Nick Brandecker is a Sales Director for HealthAxis, specializing in helping health plans streamline the claims adjudication and processing process. Prior to joining HealthAxis, he has worked for multiple healthcare IT companies attempting to assist health systems and health plans drive operational efficiencies. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pittsburg State University with degrees in Finance and Marketing where he also played on the PSU baseball team for 4 years.
Jen Ciszewski | Inspire Health by Jen
Jen is a functional medicine (nurse) practitioner, women’s non profit founder & self-employed entrepreneur set out to change the way we live with chronic symptoms and overall poor quality of life due to the food, thoughts, and habits we consume in our daily lives. Jen speaks on a range of topics from nutritional therapy and energy healing to motivational speaking for encouraging lasting change in others on a soul level.
Sindhu Fedosyuk | Safehome
Sindhu completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Syracuse University. She came back to the Midwest for graduate school and completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at UMKC. She is very trauma-focused, and has been a therapist for nearly a decade now. She is the child of immigrant parents and has a huge passion for the BIPOC population and the traumas they have endured. She has a passion for littles and the importance of therapy during childhood. Healthy attachment, expression of feelings, and understanding of emotions start during youth, and blossom with age.
Terry Flynn | Blue Valley Schools
Terry Flynn retired from the Blue Valley School district in 2019. During her time at Blue Valley, she was the Department Chair of Healthy and Physical Education and Wellness Coordinator for Blue Valley West high School. She also served as the Director of Blue Valley XC and track Timing. Terry is a former head volleyball coach for BVW, BVHS, SMNW and Park University, she was assistant volleyball coach at Missouri State and the University of KS. She was in education for over 40 years.
Maureen Hannoun | UMKC
Maureen Hannoun has served 17 years at University of Missouri – Kansas City as Research Administrator; the past 9 years, as Director of the Office of Research Services. She manages an office of 12 which oversees $250 Million in proposals and $50 Million of annual awards for the UMKC community. Graduated Shawnee Mission Northwest high school in 1984. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration ‘91 and Master of Social Work ‘04 from UMKC.
Janice Hughes | 2Inspire
Dr. Janice Hughes is an Executive Wealth Coach and Business Advisor. In her previous role as the Director of Investors for Curemark, a biotech startup company, she learned to apply the principles and strategies related to raising money and creating wealth, along the way being part of the team to increase the value of the company from 20 Million to a valuation of over 150 Billion. Dr. Janice now coaches individuals and companies to apply some of these same ‘money raising’ principles in their own lives and businesses.
Crystal Jenkins | Hoffman Institute
Crystal Jenkins specializes in wellness and behavioral counseling for individuals and groups. She is experienced in treating a wide range of psychological issues with adults and children. Crystal has been a teacher and coach for over 30 years. She has a love for speaking, teaching, and coaching others to find their path to freedom and clarity. She is also a Hoffman Institute Teacher as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.
Stephanie Lewis | HIMSS
Stephanie has oversight for global accountability of sales and account management support for HIMSS Executive Global Partners. Facilitates business development transactions, provides market analysis and alignment throughout HIMSS. Ensures product, account targeting, and financial strategy for executive-level partners.
Alex McAnderson | Villalobos Vitality
Alex McAnderson is the owner of Villalobos Vitality. She brings more than 12 years as a leader in Relationship Management. Her life mission is the continuation of a meaningful, powerful and purposeful existence though the connection of mind, body and spirit. She strives to bring mindfulness to the corporate sector. Alex is also the Treasurer for The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic a non-profit dedicated to helping local families fighting pediatric cancer.
Tara Moreland | Guin Mundorf
Tara Moreland is an attorney at Guin Mundorf, LLC in Kansas City, where she practices education law, representing public school districts from around the state of Missouri. Much of Tara’s career has been spent in public service, and she strives to serve her community both personally and professionally. Tara has a passion for mental health awareness and serves as a member of the Lawyers Living Well committee with the Missouri Bar, as well as a volunteer for the Missouri Lawyers Assistance Program. She also is an At-Large Board Member for the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City and serves on the Nominations Committee for the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Tara is a graduate of William Jewell College and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, and originally is from Parsons, Kansas.
Haley Prophet | Garmin International
With more than 15 years working in the industry, Haley Prophet’s experience spans from employee wellness and engagement to broker and client relationships through fitness offerings, wellbeing programming strategic planning and facility management. She currently organizes and implements well-rounded wellbeing offerings nationwide through strategic planning and alignment with business and program goals. Haley is also extremely involved in collaboration and innovative development both internally and externally with Garmin business plans and integration.
Yasmine Simmons | Choices Health Services
Grace Yasmine is a contemporary spiritual teacher, feminist theorist, and writer. Previously a preventative care nurse practitioner. She is a charismatic speaker who conveys the simple message, The life you desire is the life you create. Her prolific teaching and writings are meant to inspire audiences to stop living in unwanted circumstances and take action to create a happy, more fulfilling life.