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Company answers demand for new ways to make employees healthier, happier and more productive

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb.  24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate health and wellness leader Provant today announced it has expanded its presence in Charlotte with the addition of health coaches, fitness directors and senior client service executives.

The expansion will help the national company better support clients and the increasing demand for wellness programs that reduce healthcare costs, help improve employees' health and increase productivity.

"Charlotte area businesses clearly share our dedication to helping employees be their best at work, at home and at play," said Provant CEO Heather Provino. "We both understand the linkage between employee wellness and cultures where people feel happy, strong and fully engaged. We welcome our new employees and look forward to bringing continued support and health benefits to clients in greater Charlotte."

Provant staff in the Charlotte area include:

  • Julianne Guzik, vice president of client management, a wellness leader with two decades of experience helping organizations to achieve desired health outcomes. Prior to joining Provant, Julianne served as senior wellness advisor at Domtar Inc. in Fort Mill, wellness partnerships director at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and an adjunct professor in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's kinesiology department. She earned a master's degree in health promotion and kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Delaware.
  • Damon Park, vice president of business development, responsible for introducing area organizations to the unique value of Provant's wellness programs. Damon has spent more than a decade in sales, management and program design, and was a longtime fitness director at Gold's Gym. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Amy Janak, senior client manager, charged with leading the implementation and execution of Provant wellness programs to produce the highest possible results. Prior to Provant, Amy worked as a healthcare business development manager at The Remi Group in Charlotte. She has also worked at Abbott Laboratories, Aetna US Healthcare and in the office of Pennsylvania governor. She earned a bachelor's degree in public policy and a master's degree in health administration from Penn State.
  • Exercise physiologists Maiya Keeling and James Richardson and registered dietitians Gayle Dixon, Nan Mann, Vicki Moore and Carla Spencer. Most are longtime North Carolina residents.

Provant's expanded Charlotte presence will create closer connections with clients, enabling more frequent on-site, face-to-face consulting and collaboration for optimal results.

More than 80 percent of U.S. businesses with 50 or more employees have some form of health promotion program, according to the non-profit Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), and organizations are significantly increasing financial investment in such programs each year. Research shows that these programs can enhance healthy lifestyles and well-being in a sustainable and clinically meaningful way.

Dedicated to changing one life at a time, Provant serves customers of all sizes across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Caribbean. Its customizable program includes assessment services (e.g., screening services, health risk assessments,  flu vaccinations), inspirational services (e.g., coaching, lifestyle and condition programs) and reward and reporting services (participation-based and outcome-based incentive management programs, and data analytics). 

Provant's Charlotte office is located at 4108 Park Road, Suite 321. Contact Damon Park at 401-234-1246 or  dpark@provanthealth.com.

About Provant
Founded in 2001, Provant's vision is to change the health of America, one person at a time. With its network of 10,000+ employees nationwide, Provant touches more than six million lives by delivering customized worksite health and wellness strategies and services. Provant is a privately held company and is headquartered in East Greenwich, R.I. www.provanthealth.com

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