Support Within One EcoSystem
The employee benefits landscape is fragmented, with single-point solutions scattered across the industry, leaving serious gaps in supporting today’s workforce. Physical, mental, and emotional health are treated separately, causing a disconnect in overall wellbeing. Traditional programs – disease management, employee assistance, financial wellness, walking challenges – meant to fill those gaps continue to silo aspects of people’s lives, resulting in large segments of employee populations being underserved or outright overlooked.
WellSpark brings employee wellbeing into one ecosystem designed to address the complicated needs of the modern worker and make sure no one falls through the cracks.
We see each person as the sum of everything in their life; from their culture, to their social circle, to their home life, to their physical health and beyond. With this life-dimensional perspective, we meet people where they are and provide personalized, culturally-relevant solutions that move them toward lasting change.
Certifications and Recognitions
Our well-being solutions are certified for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance.
Our health risk assessment earned the Wellness and Health Promotion certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Our Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has been recognized as exceeding national averages of traditional CDC programs.
Founded in 2013, WellSpark was built to address the complicated needs of modern employees and provide wellness solutions that account for every dimension of their life. We leverage a set of behavior diagnostic tools for greater, more constructive engagement and more effective, personalized plans. We serve clients across the US, both onsite and virtually, with our headquarters in Farmington, CT. We proudly support more than 600,000 participants, including some of the country’s hardest-to-reach state, city and municipal workforces.
Want a job where you can make a real difference? At WellSpark, we offer career opportunities where you can help people along their path toward a more enduring well. If you’re looking for your next calling, click below to learn about our current job openings.
Igniting the Movement Toward a Culture of Wellbeing
Stay up-to-date with the latest news from WellSpark and see how our life-dimensional approach is impacting employers, employees, and the wellbeing industry.
For our team this is more than a job. We are on a mission to keep people out of the “sick care” system and we believe every person in this country should have access to the unique support they need to thrive. We work everyday to make that vision a reality. Click the button below to meet the humans behind our movement.
Roberta (Bert) Wachtelhausen is the visionary and strategic leader of WellSpark Health. Bert has over 30 years of senior leadership experience at national and regional health plans, including Cigna, Meritain and LifeCare. She also co-founded a health benefits startup, Averde Health. Bert earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, while competing as a Division I athlete for the Huskies. She completed graduate-level coursework at the University of Hartford, studying Organizational Behavior. Bert was named a 2020 Distinguished Alumna by the UConn Neag School of Education. She was also recognized as the 2019 Chief Marketing Officer of the Year by the Hartford Business Journal.
Chief Growth Officer
Andi Campbell is a progressive executive with an emphasis on driving results through people. As the Chief Growth Officer for WellSpark Health, she is responsible for developing and delivering holistic, “total person” well-being programs to thousands of employees across the U.S. Andi is an experienced senior HR leader and previously SVP, Head of People + Culture for LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the world. You will find accolades for Andi’s work with people strategies in CLO, ELearning, Parking and TD Magazine. She was awarded on the list of the Top Young Trainers by Training Magazine in 2012 and as a “Game Changer” award by Workforce Magazine in 2014. You can hear Andi’s passion for people in her TEDx Hartford talk from 2017 or her DisruptHR talk from 2018. Honorably recognized as the Women in Parking Impact Award winner in 2020, Andi is also a registered yoga teacher, certified Intuitive Coach, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and black belt in Tang Soo Do. She has an MS in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, a BA in English.
Dr. Wayne Rawlins
M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wayne Rawlins steers the medical foundation of WellSpark Health. He is a leading immunization expert who spent his career partnering with national organizations to promote health and wellness. At WellSpark, he is responsible for health, prevention and wellbeing strategy and value demonstration. Dr. Rawlins previously served as the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at ConnectiCare and served in senior clinical leadership positions at a large national health insurer. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester and received an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Rawlins is board certified in internal medicine and treated patients in a primary care practice for more than a decade.
Chief Digital Officer
Hector Torrens fuels the technology behind WellSpark Health, powered by over 20 years of experience delivering technology solutions in health care and other industries. He specializes in delivering business value through innovative digital and cloud-based technology solutions. Previously, Hector was Vice President of Solutions Consulting for Welltok, the leading enterprise Software as a Service company for consumer health, and Vice President of Solution Delivery for Independence Blue Cross.
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
Karen Possidente-Leibiger drives the business implementation for WellSpark Health, bringing more than 30 years of experience delivering wellness services in the public sector, a field in which she is recognized as a strategic, results oriented expert. She was instrumental in administering a comprehensive wellness program for one of the largest employers in the state of Connecticut. Some of her previous positions include General Manager of the public sector unit for a large national carrier and Vice President of Operations for ProHealth Physicians, the largest primary care provider in Connecticut. Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Providence College and an MBA in health care management from the University of New Haven.
R.N., Senior Director of Population Health
Bernadette (Bernie) Johnson oversees health programming at WellSpark. She has over 30 years of senior leadership experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. Leading a team of registered nurses and health coaches, her focus is to ensure the best clinical care for our participants. Bernie earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and her master’s degree in Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She received advanced clinical training in Mind/Body Medicine from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bernie is a certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and a certified Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Senior Director, Program Delivery
Mark Zappone leads operational delivery and execution of WellSpark products and services. Mark brings over 20 years of exceptional service delivery in his position as Senior Director of the award winning member and provider service operations at ConnectiCare. Formerly, he was the Director of Group Benefit Service operations at The Hartford and oversaw service for accounts ranging in size from 10 members to over 50,000. He leads with passion in delivering a low effort member experience through tools, processes and engagement with clients and members.
Who We Serve
WellSpark was built to address the complicated needs of today’s workforce. We pride ourselves on reaching the hard-to-reach and meeting people where they are along their wellbeing journey. For us it’s about progress, not perfection.
I’m so glad that you’re forcing these preventative requirements; I haven’t had a physical in 5 years and wouldn’t have gone without a push. Thank you for making it mandatory.
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WellSpark Giving Back
At WellSpark, we know that giving back builds personal connections between employees and their communities. Since we see each person as the sum of everything in life - culture, community, health - we make it a priority to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live. We strive for better places to live, work, and play.