Wellness Ambassador Program
When it comes to educating, empowering, and evolving our community towards wellness, we are stronger together than we are as individuals. At WEforum, we recognize success is brought forth as a community. WEforum Wellness Ambassadors are integral to helping WEforum raise awareness on how to take better care of ourselves and our families and promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
Our Wellness Ambassadors are leaders in our community, educating people on how to live a happier, healthier lifestyle, in their own unique ways, in alignment with one or more of WEforum’s seven pillars of health. Through mutual support and complementary activities, WEforum and Wellness Ambassadors strengthen each other’s missions and advance the culture of preventative health and wellness for all.
Working together, WEforum and its team of Wellness Ambassadors fully leverage creative programs, skills, knowledge and expertise in health and wellness in our community to collectively transform our health paradigm.
Wellness Ambassador Chairs
NJ Yoga Collective
Soul Shine Studios
Jessica Dalmedo isn’t afraid to shift gears in life. When she was younger, she left the fashion world to get a Masters in Special Education. And after the birth of her second child, inspired by the emerging food truck scene and the lack of smoothie bars near her exercise studio, she wrote a business plan for Freshicas Juice Bar , which opened in 2012 and now has two locations.
Wendy Fallon & Debbie Peterson
The Nourish Coaches don‘t tell people what to do. Wendy and Debbie merely provide an oasis for clients to unpack their WHY, without harping or shaming. When people develop nonjudgmental personal language and mindfulness, and cultivate their own truth, they become inspired by what they are good at and more adept at making better choices. The Nourish Coaches even coach each other! Because “instant change is like instant food….easy but not good for you.”.
Catherine Galli believes that wellness is our natural instinct and attributes her good health and calm nature to her own lifestyle choices. As a child, Cat first discovered that yoga and meditation offered a kind of solace and retreat. It also taught her to respond rather than react, and to adapt to life’s curve balls.
Denise Hoagland calls it the mind-body-soul trinity. When the soul is in peak wellness, it can heal the body and mind. Denise transforms lives through energy medicine, a field she finds beneficial because it promotes joy, contentment, groundedness, and a strong sense of clarity and renewal.
She absolutely loves applying her healing therapies because she feels uniquely able to help people. She first recognized, when she was a child, her power to see people’s auric fields and sense both their energies and experiences. She emphasizes that life‘s challenges, even illnesses, come and go, and she can shift the whole person to a prime state of wellness so they can go out and handle it.
Kimberly Kubicke feels gratitude. She was always a sickly kid but discovered yoga in college and became inspired to travel around the world, as far away as Australia, in search of spiritual and holistic solutions to her health issues. Yoga, mindfulness and Ayurveda nutrition restored her health.
Kimberly’s approach, which is contextual, personally empowering and holistic, is to guide each individual to take responsibility for their personal health. It isn‘t about perfection, just awareness.
Dr. Karyn Marshall
Dr. Karyn Marshall is a trailblazer whose clean and jerk approach to life has awarded her more than just the first women’s U.S. Olympic weightlifting world championship. It’s helped cultivate a solid mind-body foundation that emboldens her daily, whether fighting for women’s equality, battling breast cancer, or recovering from Hurricane Sandy. And she brings this same devotion to her patients in her chiropractic practice, Champion Chiropractic.
Lisa Phillips only likes to sit down if she’s at the beach. Otherwise she’s teaching spin, designing her fashion-forward line of Physhion fitness bags and running the Physhion Boutique. She’s also a busy mom to four young men and a grandmother.
She carves out time to take care of herself by considering self-care as a lifestyle choice.
Dr. Rivera loves integrative wellness because it integrates multiple traditions in uniquely beneficial ways. She adds that medical doctors are becoming more open-minded to its benefits. Check out her practice, Integrative Wellness Group, to learn more.
Dr. Rivera believes that patients improve the most if they deal with their issues on a deeper level and teaches her own patients to understand the connectedness between emotions, toxins and illness. She also believes that as we move along the timeline of our lives, we accumulate stuff, like anger, that we cling to. We should greet situations head on and remain emotionally available, but still seek clarity and appreciate situations for what they are. Everything happens for a reason.