Press Release

BKS-PARTNERS DIRECTOR OF WELLNESS ENGINEERING EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS TOP HEALTH PROMOTION PROFESSIONAL

TAMPA, FL (February 2, 2015) – Patricia Fuller, PhD, Baldwin KrystynDISH-Badge Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) Director of Wellness Engineering, was named one of the Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals in the Nation by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Ryan Picarella, President of WELCOA, congratulated the winners, “These 100 people represent the best of the best; they serve as an inspiration to so many people – both those whose lives they have touched as a result of their programs and those that have read their incredible stories.”

To be considered, contestants must be currently creating, coordinating, and maintaining ongoing health promotion programs. Winners were chosen by an elite panel of industry leaders. Dr. Pat was honored based on her work designing and implementing client wellness programs that combine all of the modifiable aspects of wellbeing under one umbrella called BKS Vitality™.

 “BKS-Partners stands out in the industry because we speak both languages–business and health,” said Dr. Pat. “I was trained as a CPA and an auditor, then subsequently as a holistic nutritionist and a wellness coach. I am as equally comfortable talking to the C-Suite about their healthcare spend as I am with the individual struggling to keep their hands out of the cookie jar. It all fascinates me.”

Dr. Pat provides one-on-one wellness coaching and regularly hosts client seminars on topics such as stress management, financial wellness, nutrition, rest and relaxation and work/life balance. Her effect on employee health garners real financial results. Where medical trend increases have routinely been in the 10-15% range, Dr. Pat’s implementation of BKS Vitality™ experiences single digit renewals.

Kevin Kelly, a wellness coaching client, shares how Dr. Pat has impacted his life, “Dr. Pat was a big part of my success story. Using a lot of her advice during a three month period of wellness coaching, I dropped 32 pounds. I exercised more, ate more high quality food and it worked. Her consultative approach, education and help with any and all questions was much appreciated. I finally committed and put it into practice.”

Dr. Pat’s educational and professional designations include: BA, MBA, CPA, MNT, and PhD. She is a Certified Wellcoach and reports that this certification was the most life changing. In 2010, she was board certified in holistic nutrition by HNCB. Her most recent designation is as a member of the WELCOA faculty.

About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, asset and income protection  and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. Headquartered in Tampa, with six offices located throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations.

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