AboutWellness & Prevention, Inc.
How It All Came Together
Wellness & Prevention, Inc. was formed by Johnson & Johnson based on a set of unique internal competencies developed over the last 30 years through the company’s long-standing commitment to building a strong and lasting Culture of Health and Performance.
In 1978, Chairman James E. Burke believed that if Johnson & Johnson was to become the world’s leading healthcare company, it would need to lead by example with the world’s healthiest workforce. He believed that a healthy and productive workforce would mean a healthier and more productive organization. For more than 120,000 employees of The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies working in 250 companies around the world, success has translated into reduced health risk factors, effectively managed healthcare costs, and meaningful strides in positive behavior change.
As part of our commitment to creating a strong and lasting Culture of Health and Performance, we have constantly evolved and refined our approach through continuous learning and improvement. This process of discovery has enabled us to leverage our research and learning to help other companies build a Culture of Health and Performance over a shorter time horizon. We look forward to the opportunity to apply our expertise, passion, and commitment towards a customized solution for your company.
Sanjay GuptaToggle Bio
President, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
As of November 2, 2011, Sanjay Gupta has been appointed President for the organization, which provides comprehensive health and performance solutions for employers, health plans, and other organizations. Gupta is filling the position after Calvin Schmidt, who successfully led the organization since its inception in 2008, assumed the role of Worldwide Vice President, Human Resources, for the Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies, which includes Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Gupta brings over 14 years of leadership experience with Johnson & Johnson in both developed and emerging markets, and has extensive experience in General Management, Marketing, Sales, Operations and New Business Development. Most recently, he led the HealthMedia, Inc. business, which is part of the Wellness & Prevention business. Prior to that role he was Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Asia Pacific for the J&J Vision Care franchise. He also served as Country Manager, India and Regional Director, Business Excellence, Asia Pacific, joining the region from the Global Vision Care Franchise in Jacksonville, Florida where he held cross-functional positions in the US and EMEA regions.
“Sanjay will be instrumental in driving innovation and continued success for our Wellness & Prevention business,” said Calvin Schmidt. “His current experience with our business along with his extensive leadership experience in the health care industry and global markets make him especially well-suited for this strategic role.”
Gupta holds a MBA in Marketing and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.
Jim Loehr, Ed.D.Toggle Bio
Co-Founder, Human Performance Institute & Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Psychology at Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, Co-Founder of the Human Performance Institute, Inc. and author of 15 books including his most recent, The Power of Story. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.
Jim's groundbreaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved world-wide recognition and has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS Morning News and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
At the core of his training system is the understanding that the stories we tell ourselves represent the single most powerful tool we have for managing energy and achieving any important mission in life. The right stories mobilize us to make tough, values-based choices that lead to expanded growth, while the wrong stories disengage us.
Jim has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine, and law enforcement including Fortune 100 executives, FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, and military Special Forces. Corporate clients of the Institute represent hundreds of Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, The Estée Lauder Companies, Dell, FBI, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, and Citigroup Smith Barney. A sampling of his elite clients from the world of sport include: golfers Mark O’Meara and Justin Rose; tennis players Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario; boxer Ray Mancini; hockey players Eric Lindros and Mike Richter; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Dan Jansen.
Jim possesses a masters and doctorate in psychology, serves on several prestigious scientific boards, and is a full member of the American Psychological Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Jack Groppel, Ph.D.Toggle Bio
Co-Founder, Human Performance Institute & Vice President of Applied Science and Performance Training at Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Dr. Jack Groppel is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. Jack served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years and continues to teach courses at the University in a supplementary role.
Jack authored the book, The Corporate Athlete, on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance, and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage. He developed the Corporate Athlete® concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois, helping both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. In 1992, he combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr to form the Human Performance Institute, Inc.
A Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Jack is also a Board-certified nutritionist in the American College of Nutrition and a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He currently serves as Vice President on the National Board of Directors of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Dr. Groppel also served as the Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association for 16 years.
Benjamin C. Wiegand, Ph.D.Toggle Bio
Vice President, Science and Innovation, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Benjamin C. Wiegand is Vice President, Science and Innovation, Wellness & Prevention, Inc. Benjamin is responsible for leading the development and direction of science-based research and innovation to support the Wellness & Prevention strategic plan, which includes two recently acquired businesses: HealthMedia, Inc., and Human Performance Institute, Inc.
Most recently, Benjamin was Integration Leader, HealthMedia, Inc. He served as a core member of the Johnson & Johnson Diligence team in recommendation of the HealthMedia, Inc. acquisition. He also led the Research & Development and Intellectual Property Assessment, and worked on the business model development. Prior to this, Benjamin was Senior Director, Advanced Technology for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. In this role, he was named a 2008 Johnson Medal recipient for his work on key behavioral studies of the effect of rituals in improving infant sleep behaviors.
In 1995, Benjamin joined the Corporation as a Group Leader, Models & Methods within the Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide Division of the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. He went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility within Research & Development in such areas as the Adult Skin & Hair, Infant and Wound Franchises. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Benjamin was a scientist with Procter & Gamble.
Benjamin holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and both a M.A. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University.
Fikry W. Isaac, MD, MPH, FACOEMToggle Bio
Chief Medical Officer, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.,
Executive Director, Global Health Services, Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Fikry W. Isaac serves as the Executive Director, Global Health Services, leading the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness strategies, policies, guidelines, and services worldwide (Occupational Medicine, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness). For nearly 10 years, Dr. Isaac has been driving the comprehensive Total Health program that has reduced the Company’s healthcare costs and improved the health of employees.
Additionally, Fikry assumes expanded responsibilities and roles in the development of the Wellness & Prevention Business by providing Health Management expertise, strategic direction and support the long-term planning and vision. He provides leadership to the board of the Wellness & Prevention Business on the design and execution of strategic objectives and business opportunities to accelerate its growth and serves as the Chief Medical Officer and the physician in charge as it relates to clinical studies, research, Health & Productivity Management and outcomes, etc.
Fikry has been with Johnson & Johnson since 1989 as Associate Medical Director and was promoted in 1993 to Corporate Medical Director and in 1994 to Director, Occupational Medicine, Health & Productivity. In addition to his MD, he received his degree of Master of Public Health in Occupational Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 2001 and is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine where he chairs the Pharmaceutical Section and the Corporate Health Achievement Award. He also serves on several boards including the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society and the Global Health & Benefits Institute.
Jennifer Bruno, BSToggle Bio
General Manager, Employer Franchise, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Jennifer Bruno’s career spans more than 25 years in the worksite health and wellness industry. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director, Strategic Accounts for Wellness & Prevention, Inc., providing integrated, total health solutions for employers and their employees, leading to improvements in the health, productivity, and performance.
Jennifer began working with the Johnson & Johnson LIVE FOR LIFE employee wellness program in 1983 and spent the past 12 years as the Worldwide Director of Wellness & Health Promotion for the 115,500 employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. In this role she led the wellness component of the integrated health and wellness related services by developing strategies for global implementation of health and wellness initiatives for Johnson & Johnson employees based on country, region and individual operating company business and health needs. She provided leadership, guidance, support and delivery of quality health programs and services including the global Health Risk Assessment, targeted health risk interventions, and environmental and cultural support programs including policy development (Tobacco Free Worksite, Healthy Cafeteria, Fitness Centers etc).
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Bill DonovanToggle Bio
General Manager for the Human Performance Institute, a
Division of Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Bill serves as the General Manager for the Human Performance Institute, a Division of Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Bill has over twenty years of business experience in the areas of marketing, strategy, and general management. His breadth of experience is across categories such as textiles, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, and training & development.
Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 1999, Bill has served in marketing, management, and leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He played numerous innovation and marketing leadership roles on TYLENOL® brands in the areas of pain, sleep, and upper respiratory. In 2004, he joined the SPLENDA® brand leading all facets of marketing including integrated media & promotion strategies, new product launches, and award-winning customer loyalty campaigns.
Prior to joining the Human Performance Institute, he spent three years in Europe as the franchise business director of the BENECOL® cholesterol lowering food brand in the UK, Ireland, and Belgium.
He graduated with a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
John Vander MeulenToggle Bio
General Manager of the Health Plan Franchise for Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
John is the General Manager of the Health Plan Franchise for Wellness & Prevention, Inc. John provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the Health Plan Franchise team responsible for the sales, implementation and customer support of the Wellness & Prevention solutions to our health plan customers and partners. He has over 25 years of sales, sales management, consulting services and operations management experience in the area of software applications and solutions.
Prior to Wellness & Prevention, John served in executive leadership positions in privately held companies as well as larger organizations including EDS, Chrysler and Compuware Corporation. He held an array of positions across these companies including sales, marketing, software development, implementation services, client services, operations and strategy development. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in human resource management from Spring Arbor College.
Bill NeedhamToggle Bio
Vice President of Technology & Development
Bill joined Wellness & Prevention as the Vice President of Technology & Development in 2010. In this role, Bill provides overall leadership, strategy and direction for the Wellness & Prevention technology teams and platforms. Bill has over 26 years in the information technology field and has extensive experience building scalable web application platforms and large data warehouses and business intelligence systems. Since 2005, his focus has been in the healthcare technology field delivering "Software as a Service" solutions to hospitals, health plans and large employers.
Prior to joining Wellness & Prevention, Bill served in technology leadership positions at Thomson Reuters, Fair Isaac and Braun Consulting. Bill holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.
Tom SteppeToggle Bio
Director of Operations
Tom leads the PMO organization and the Professional Services organization, who partners with our customers starting with a successful initial implementation phase and continuing through the on-going operational phase. His 30 years of experience in the software industry includes numerous new product launches, many new releases of mature products, and dozens of customer implementations. Prior to joining Wellness & Prevention, Tom served as Vice President of North America Software Development for Open Text, Inc. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.
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Director, Product Quality and Regulatory Compliance
Eduardo Sánchez is responsible for Quality and Regulatory Compliance for Wellness & Prevention, Inc. In this capacity, Eduardo is responsible for regulatory compliance decisions involving health information, medical claims, scientific references. Eduardo is also responsible for implementing quality systems to measure and advance scalable, repeatable delivery of products and services. Eduardo has been with Johnson & Johnson since 2003 in positions of increasing responsibility focusing on improving the quality of products and processes within the Johnson & Johnson Consumer sector. He has twenty years of experience in healthcare and medical products industries. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Eduardo worked for First Consulting Group as a leader of the Life Sciences Business Consulting practice, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of services to establish and improve quality systems supporting research, development, clinical studies and supply chain for healthcare industries.
Eduardo has extensive experience with U.S. and international regulations governing clinical studies, manufacturing of medical products and privacy and security controls for health information. Eduardo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and was certified as a Project Management Professional.
Christopher AndrewToggle Bio
Chris joined Johnson & Johnson in 2007 as Senior Counsel in the Johnson & Johnson Law Department, and was appointed Board Attorney for Wellness & Prevention, Inc. in 2009. In his role as Board Attorney, Chris advises management of Wellness & Prevention on a broad range of legal and business issues and coordinates Johnson & Johnson legal support for the Wellness & Prevention franchise. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Chris was a corporate associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, NY where he worked on intellectual property, corporate and capital markets transactions. Chris holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers College and a J.D. degree, with honors, from Rutgers Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.
Kimberley PulliToggle Bio
Director, Human Resources, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
Kim joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005 as Director of Recruiting supporting the Consumer Pharmaceuticals & Nutritionals businesses. She has since held various business-based Human Resource positions directly supporting Operations and Supply Chain organizations in the Consumer Sector and Research & Development in the Pharmaceuticals sector. As a Board member of Wellness & Prevention, Kim is responsible to lead all core HR services, including Organization Development & Design, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Kim worked for DUPONT as a Corporate Staffing Director. Kim holds a B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Caren KenneyToggle Bio
Director of Communications & Thought Leadership
Caren Kenney is responsible for Communications and Thought Leadership for Wellness & Prevention, Inc. Prior to serving in this role, Caren held leadership positions with HealthMedia, Inc., first as the Director of Marketing for Behavioral Health, and then as Director of Communications. She has extensive background in marketing, communications, and business development having served as Vice President of MySelfHelp.com, Inc., which was subsequently acquired by HealthMedia. Prior to this role, she spent seven years as a marketing and communications consultant to companies in various industries — including technology, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing — after spending 10 years at Data General Corporation in marketing and corporate communications positions. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate communications and marketing in organizations ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
Caren has served on various boards and committees including the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) Advisory Board, Health Promotion Advocates Communications Council, and Chamber of Commerce Marketing Council. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communications Management from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Assumption College.
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