Authors

John Harris, M.Ed., FAWHP
Vice-President Innovations and Chief Well-Being Officer
Healthways, Inc.

Looking to make an impact on the nation’s well-being, John Harris co-founded Harris Health Trends, which specialized in disease prevention and healthcare cost reduction. Under his leadership, the company expanded into all 50 states and six countries, and helped shape the prevention industry into what it is today.

At Healthways, John leads a team of “dreamers”—colleagues responsible for envisioning the well-being solutions of the future. He is the company’s top authority on the subject, routinely helping colleagues and customers alike learn to think differently about the impact of well-being on behavior, cost, and business performance.

John has spent his entire adult life living the world of wellness and prevention. He has over 30 years of experience in the health management field; he was nominated for Toledo, Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year in 1990. He was a two-time All-American wrestler in college, qualifying for the Olympic Trials in 1976. In addition to cross-country ski and mountain bike racing, he’s ridden his bicycle across Wales and Scotland from south to north. John has co-written two books, had over 100 articles published in trade journals, and remains a regular columnist in the Health Promotion Practitioner.

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Janet Calhoun
Director of Innovations, Vitality Quest Co-Lead
Healthways, Inc.

Janet Calhoun is the Director of Innovations and the Vitality Quest Co-Lead at Healthways, Inc. For the last 22 years, Janet’s work at Healthways has focused on helping communities, organizations and individuals improve their health and well-being. She’s concentrated her healthcare expertise in the areas of chronic condition management leading the development of over 20 disease management programs; the integration of condition management/health/wellness programs with pharmacy therapy and pharmacy benefit management; and social and emotional well-being, where she is working on the impact of social influence and connections on health behavior change within the workforce and communities.

Janet currently serves on the Board of the Healthways Foundation and the David Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors.

Nikki Duggan
Director Operations & Analytics, Well-Being Strategy
Healthways, Inc.

Nikki Duggan leads and supports the operational strategy and analytics for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® and Healthways Well-Being Assessment™. Joining Healthways in 2005, Nikki has spent the past decade working with numerous healthcare companies to address issues of fiscal responsibility, enterprise-wide capital prioritization and allocation, mergers/acquisitions, divestiture financing, operational excellence and strategic planning. She currently consults with organizations to not only analyze workplace well-being, but to help them create organizational cultures that support improved well-being and productivity.

Nikki’s well-being routine includes spending time traveling with her son and running outdoors. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, and a BSM in Finance and Marketing from Tulane University.

Frank Hone
Director, Sustainable Engagement
Healthways, Inc.

Frank Hone’s role at Healthways is to understand and identify strategic opportunities that enhance member engagement for customers. His sustainable engagement framework focuses on seven key elements that can be leveraged to more effectively encourage member interest and action relative to health and well-being initiatives. This framework and Frank’s perspectives are drawn from his 16-years of experience in consumer marketing and direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs as EVP, Global Business Group at Ogilvy Healthworld among other roles at leading agencies.

Before joining Healthways, Frank led Healthcentric Partners Inc., a healthcare consumerism strategy and consulting firm, which was built off his book, Why Healthcare Matters: How Business Leaders Can Drive Transformational Change (HRD Press, September 2008).

Ben R. Leedle, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Healthways, Inc.

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