The WELL Podcast

Tune in to LiveWELL's podcast series, connecting you in a fun new way to living WELL. Listen in anytime, anywhere with hosts, and fellow teammates, Jennifer Kees, Meghan Donovan and Cindy Patterson.  Learn more about the podcast co-hosts.

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The Latest Episodes

Episode 72: Gluten Free – Is it for Everybody? 
This time of year is filled with all the food-related holidays. It is a great reminder that it’s also Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month. We want to be inclusive of our friends and family members with celiac disease. In this episode, Meghan will walk us through who can benefit from a gluten-free diet and answer some questions about this diet too.  

Episode 71: Your Year End “To Do” list 
Several of our recent episodes on The WELL have been meant to help guide teammates through our 2023 open enrollment. Before we move on to other subjects, Cindy wants to call out a few other things that are good to review.  

Episode 70: Keeping Your Eye on Diabetes 
It’s November and our LiveWELL calendar says it's Diabetes Awareness month, but it’s also Diabetes Eye Disease Awareness Month. The WELL wants to help teammates, specifically those with a diagnosis of diabetes, learn more about their eye health. Dr. Darren Clinton Decker from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist joins the hosts of The WELL for a fascinating discussion on eye health.  

Episode 68: The Decision Support Tool 
Open Enrollment is an important time of year to consider your benefit options. Ever wish there was a tool to help you make your decisions? Well, we have one! Today, Cindy talks about how to use the decision support tool to help weigh your options between the two plans.  

Episode 67: 2023 Benefits Unveiled 
Eve Cugini, AVP, Benefits and Well-Being, Atrium Health and Kristie Shugart, Director, Benefits, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, join The WELL to update you on the benefits coming in 2023. Teammates, there are so many wonderful benefits available to you, don’t miss this opportunity to hear firsthand what to look out for during this year’s open enrollment. 

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Meet The WELL Podcast Co-Hosts

Jennifer Kees, MPH, CHES, CES 
Senior HR Consultant, Total Rewards, Atrium Health 

Jennifer is busting the notion the journey to good health must be hard to reap the benefits. She believes finding what makes you feel great and ultimately living your healthiest, best life can be - dare we say it - fun!   

With more than twenty years in fitness and health promotion, Jennifer strives to help shine light on health and well-being solutions that meet teammates where they are, working to find and provide a range of well-being resources and tools. No single approach is the solution. It's all about finding what makes you feel like your best self.  

Jennifer holds a Masters of Health Promotion and Exercise Science, and a Master of Public Health from California University of Pennsylvania and Liberty University. Jennifer enjoys quality time with her family and is always on the lookout for a good mystery book or enlightening podcast. Recommendations are appreciated!  
Meghan Donovan, MS, RD, LDN
HR Specialist, Total Rewards, Atrium Health 

Meghan brings a passion for health, nutrition and fitness. As a registered dietitian and a running training coach she inspires others to live their best lives while believing that all foods can fit into a healthy diet. 

With years of experience as a wellness dietitian and a health coach dietitian Meghan, has helped numerous individuals change their nutrition and their outlook on their food and wellness. A healthy lifestyle is a continuous work in progress and we’re all striving to improve.  

Meghan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition degree from Winthrop University. Additionally, Meghan is a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute and completed her Dietetic Internship at Meredith College. Meghan enjoys spending quality time with her dogs at the beach, running half marathons and baking delicious desserts! 

Cindy Patterson, CEBS, CPSP 
Senior HR Consultant, Total Rewards, Atrium Health

Cindy knows financial health impacts our overall wellness. She believes that taking small steps to balance how we spend, save, borrow, and plan helps reduce stress now and leads to security in the future. 

Having worked in employee benefits and financial services for more than 20 years, Cindy has seen that because we don’t learn personal finance in school, most of us are struggling with the same money issues.  She uses the lessons of behavioral finance to help individuals recognize negative patterns and make long-lasting change. Her goal is for all teammates to be able to live according to their choices rather than their obligations.   

Cindy is a 20-year veteran of the employee benefits and financial services industries specializing in participant education. Her passion is designing impactful employee education programs and promoting financial wellness. Cindy graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Certified Plan Sponsor Professional, and Project Management Professional designations, is Corporate Trainer Certified, a Certified Financial Education Instructor, and has a certification in Human Resources Management.