[Courtesy Global Wellness Summit & Institute (GWS & GWI)]

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) appointed of two new members to its Board of Directors. Michelle Floh, CEO of the Rona & Jeffrey Abramson Foundation, and Renee Moorefield, PhD, CEO of Wisdom Works, will bring new expertise to the 13-member Board as the organization continues to expand its impact within the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Renee and Michelle to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Their vast insights and unique backgrounds will inform many of the programs, initiatives and projects the GWI develops in its goal to positively impact global health and wellness,” said Susie Ellis, GWI chairman and CEO.

Moorefield is the co-author of Driven by Wellth and is the CEO of Wisdom Works, which is dedicated to building thriving and resilient leaders worldwide. She has been part of the GWI for years, chairing the Wellness at Work Initiative and helping to shape The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease campaign. “It’s an honor to be part of an organization that’s mission is to be a transformative platform that amplifies the principles and practices of wellness leadership across industries, geographies and sectors globally,” said Moorefield. “The GWI also shares my personal goal to make well-being a priority wherever we work, live and play.”

Floh leads the Rona & Jeffrey Abramson Foundation, a nonprofit focused on improving the health and wellness of families—particularly women and girls—worldwide. In this role, Floh draws on her diverse experience in both private and public healthcare sectors in America and Canada, where she developed a passion for technological innovations that promote health and wellness, improve accessibility and deliver quality care. “I’m privileged to join the GWI, a trusted organization that provides the wellness industry—and its varied sectors—with fresh ideas and best practices,” she said. “Success is never achieved by chance, and I look forward to participating in imagining, planning and implementing strategies based on GWI’s vision to inspire and improve access to wellness worldwide.”

Moorefield and Floh joing health- and wellness-minded leaders including Richard Carmona, MD, FACS, chief of health innovation at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, and 17th surgeon general of the U.S.; Sue Harmsworth, MBE, founder of ESPA International; and Mia Kyricos, SVP & global head of wellbeing for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

About the Global Wellness Institute: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to empower wellness worldwide by educating the public and private sectors about preventive health and wellness, and is known for introducing industry initiatives and regional events that bring together leaders to chart the future. GWI positively impacts global health and wellness by educating public institutions, businesses and individuals on how they can work to prevent disease, reduce stress and enhance the overall quality of life.

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