Oct. 6, 2023
Wellness Program Manager
Little Rock, Arkansas
Whitney Gorsegner is the Wellness Program Manager at Garver and plays a significant role in shaping the health and well-being of over 1,000 employees across 47 offices. Her focus on providing comprehensive wellness solutions underscores a commitment to fostering a holistic approach to healthy living, addressing both the mental and physical aspects of well-being. With a master's degree in Health Promotion and Education from Mississippi State, Whitney brings a solid academic foundation to her role. Her extensive list of certifications includes a master certified health education specialist (MCHES), CrossFit L2 trainer (CF-L2), certified Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, certified in Mental Health First Aid with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, and an ACE certified nutrition specialist, highlights her diverse skill set and expertise in various facets of wellness.
Under Whitney's guidance, Garver has maintained an award-winning wellness program culture since 2017. The program's recognition as a Platinum Well Workplace by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and as a Top 100 Healthiest Workplace in America by Healthiest Employers speaks to its continued success. Additionally, Whitney's active participation in various studies and her contribution to a CDC case study showcase the program's impact and relevance in the broader wellness community. Her dedication to fighting against chronic diseases and empowering individuals to find their inner strength emphasizes a compassionate and proactive approach to wellness.
Whitney's commitment to promoting wellness at Garver extends beyond her role as a manager. Recognizing the value of local engagement, Whitney has enlisted Wellness Ambassadors in each office. This decentralized approach ensures that the Wellness Program remains dynamic and responsive to the unique needs and preferences of each location. Through regular communication with employees, Whitney provides educational opportunities, incentives for pursuing healthy goals, and tools to facilitate their wellness journey.
Her contributions to Garver go beyond traditional wellness activities. From hosting yoga sessions and participating in podcasts to making standing desks available, developing maternity incentive programs, enhancing mental health resources, and providing financial wellness resources, Whitney has championed a comprehensive and inclusive approach to well-being. By fostering a culture of encouragement, education, and inclusivity, she has created an environment where individuals are motivated to prioritize their health and contribute to a positive and thriving workplace community. Whitney's holistic approach to wellness, coupled with her genuine care for her colleagues, sets her apart as a leader who goes beyond the expected to make a lasting impact on the lives of those she serves.