NWI board members and Executive Director Matt Lund presented awards to eight exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to the wellness community at the 2018 National Wellness Conference in St. Paul, Minn., this summer. The award recipients are Mark Pettus, MD; Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, NBC-HWC, CWP; Marvin Burruss, CWP; Romuald Antoine Jr., CWWS, CPT, CHC; Susan Morgan Bailey, MS, CIC®; Lisa Medley, MA, CMT; Rob Owens, EdD, CSCS; and Bridgette Stewart, MEd, CWP. "With a focus on whole-person wellness, each of these individuals has really enhanced the field of wellness," Lund said. "We are pleased to honor them and thank them for all they do to help others thrive."
National Wellness Institute Executive Director Matt Lund announced that the nonprofit organization's annual National Wellness Conference for 2019 will be at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. With the move, the historically-summer conference will also see a change in when it is held, with dates set for September 30th – October 2nd, 2019. The move will allow NWI to better serve the diverse populations and growth in other regions of the country. NWI's world headquarters will remain in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where it has been for the past 45 years.