2014 Tom Scalise LEADERSHIP Award Nominees

Company: Martin Brower
Nominee: Sally Parker, Human Resource Manager

The Martin Brower team would like to nominate our Human Resource Manager, Sally Parker for the Tom Scalise Leadership Award. Sally constantly goes above and beyond to promote health and wellness in our work place.  It is because of her determination and leadership that Martin Brower Orlando has a well rounded wellness program. Martin Brower has many health and wellness programs and Sally leads them all. Each September, Sally coordinates a Health Fair for employees and their spouses. During the Health Fair our employees participate in a health screening and on site flu shots with goals to maintain or achieve a healthy lifestyle, by managing blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar, weight, triglycerides, and stopping use of tobacco. In 2013 96% of our employees and spouses participated in the health screenings.  Following the Health Fair Sally, coordinates to bring in an on site physician to discuss the results with the employees.  The one-on-one physician and employee consultations helps ensure each employee has the knowledge and resource to maintain and become proactive with their healthcare by understanding their lab reports.  In addition to the employee’s physical health & wellness, Sally provides retirement & financial resources and workshops at our annual Health Fair. Sally’s passion goes beyond our annual Health Fair. She coordinates mid-year health screenings, ergonomics assessment for the office staff, ways to move smart and stretching techniques, healthy daily snacks of fruits, on site weight loss programs, discounts to local gyms, wellness coaches and flyers are distributed bi-weekly with topics on prevention and living healthy. Sally is a leader who leads by example and is an inspiration to everyone with her healthy lifestyle, and truly cares about our employees, their families, and our communities.  Her passion and knowledge empowers our employees to become successful with their health and wellness goals. Frank Encarnacion is an example of everything that Sally does for our Orlando facility. Frank and his wife Jasmine, also an employee of the Orlando facility, are currently training for their first 5k event and will be participating at the IOA Corporate 5k in April.   We thank you for considering

Company: Orange County Public Schools
Nominee: Bill Sublette, OCPS School Board Chairman

I would like to nominate Mr. Bill Sublette, OCPS School Board Chairman because Chairman Sublette and Orange County Public Schools believes that a healthy staff can more effectively perform their assigned duties and model appropriate wellness behaviors to students. The OCPS Employee Wellness Program (EWP) is designed to reach all employees at various levels of interest and need. Since we are self-insured, we strongly support wellness activities that encourage our employees to play an active role in their own health status. Chairman Sublette along with the other School Board Members and Superintendent Barbara Jenkins understand the importance of having the Employee Wellness Program and support our efforts to improve the health of our employees.  Recognizing the importance of a strong wellness program, the district has an employee wellness representative at each school to serve as a liaison between the OCPS EWP and the personnel at the work location. In addition to sharing district information, the employee wellness representatives are responsible for the implementation of wellness activities at their school including scheduling, promoting and evaluating all programs. They attend training sessions and submit activity reports to the OCPS Employee Wellness Program. The district understands the importance of these individuals and offers a special duty supplement to the designated representative. In addition to the activities scheduled by the employee wellness representative, the district offers many programs including:   Weight Phases, Smoke-Free OCPS, Well-Pregnancy/Healthy Babies, 10,000 Steps-a-Day, flu shot clinics and on-site mobile mammography.  These programs would not be possible without the support from Dr. Jenkins, Chairman Sublette, School Board Members and our entire administrative team. Additionally, Chairman Sublette is an avid runner and has supported our participation in the IOA Corporate 5K for the past 3 years. This year he has encouraged us to make it even bigger and better for organization.

Company: Orange County Public Schools
Nominee: Dr. Barbara Jenkins, OCPS School Board Superintendent

Orange County Public Schools believes that a healthy staff can more effectively perform their assigned duties and model appropriate wellness behaviors to students. The OCPS Employee Wellness Program (EWP) is designed to reach all employees at various levels of interest and need. Since we are self-insured, we strongly support wellness activities that encourage our employees to play an active role in their own health status. We offer preventive and disease management activities in two parallel tracks of complementary services (clinical/non-clinical). Both tracks offer a full continuum of prevention, early detection and health maintenance components.  Dr. Jenkins and Mr. Sublette understand the importance of the Employee Wellness Program and support our efforts to improve the health of our employees.  Recognizing the importance of a strong wellness program, the district has an employee wellness representative at each school to serve as a liaison between the OCPS EWP and the personnel at the work location. In addition to sharing district information, the employee wellness representatives are responsible for the implementation of wellness activities at their school including scheduling, promoting and evaluating all programs. They attend training sessions and submit activity reports to the OCPS Employee Wellness Program. The district understands the importance of these individuals and offers a special duty supplement to the designated representative.  In addition to the activities scheduled by the employee wellness representative, the district offers many programs including:   Weight Phases, Smoke-Free OCPS, Well-Pregnancy/Healthy Babies, 10,000 Steps-a-Day, flu shot clinics and on-site mobile mammography.  These programs would not be possible without the support from Dr. Jenkins, Mr. Sublette and our entire administrative staff.

Company: National Retail Properties
Nominee: Craig Macnab, CEO

I believe Mr. Craig Macnab exemplifies top-notch excellence with regards to health and wellness within our workplace.  Since Craig started with NNN in 2004 he has been extremely vocal on how important living a healthy and active lifestyle is.  Our Company hosts many different challenges/programs, all that have “incentives or prizes” for added inspiration. (and more FUN)  Anytime a suggestion is made on NNN participating in any type of program of this type you can always know that Craig will approve them with a large smile, powerful high five and a loud “CHEERS…great idea!”  As a leader by example, Craig is an avid long distance cyclist, hiker, horseback rider and overall healthy eater.  We, as associates at NNN, realize how fortunate we are to be able to have a CEO that is not only inspiring, but cares enough to support so many initiatives.  Without Craig’s suggestions, approvals and encouragement…none of this would be possible.  (See below)  I cannot tell you how much his support has changed lives of employees in our company.  We are a family here and I believe all the initiatives taken at NNN has made us strong and aware….ready to strive for a better way of life.  If this award would also include charitable donations, community involvement, youth leadership programs, volunteering programs with GKTW, Salvation Army and The Boys and Girls Club…wow…I could give you another page on how much our CEO deserves that award too.  So many people in this world don’t take the time to “give back”, inspire, share or acknowledge…Craig certainly does!  Thank you, CRAIG,  from your team…NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES. The BEST company EVER!

Company: La Familia
Nominee: Woody Whitcomb, Team Captain

Allowing us to adjust our hours so we can work out. He works our daily as an example for fitness. He eats healthy at work as an example to promote good eating habits. He allows us to buy healthy snacks for the office. Added work out equipment to our office.

Company: AGPM
Nominee: Scott Zimmerman, CEO

It’s just after 5am.  Scott slips out of the house careful not to wake his wife and three daughters.  A quick 10 minute drive and by 5:30am, he is stretched and ready for his morning spin class at the YMCA.  Unbeknownst to many in his class, the quiet and unassuming man with the curly hair is a true pillar in the Central Florida community.  His countless effort to help create affordable homes for many in the Central Florida area and beyond is well documented.  But this morning like any other, he is just another member at the Y getting a brisk 45 minute workout.  Later, he zips back home and to get his day started as a dedicated husband and father of 3 teenage girls.  Bustling everyone to school while also managing the three canine occupants in the house is no easy task let alone to be the President and Co – Owner of AGPM, LLC.  If the story of Scott Zimmerman where to end there it would be pretty amazing as a very successful business man in his mid 50’s who is a model of health.  To truly understand the depth of Mr. Zimmerman’s persona, it forces us to look back 5 years ago when AGPM was started as the brainchild of Scott Zimmerman and Lou Vogt.  Having successfully managed communities in the Central Florida area for over 25 years, Scott took a leap of faith and started a new company in the middle of one of the worst economic down turns in this nation’s history.  At its core, AGPM (A Green Property Manager) was a people first company.  At a time when most employers were looking to cut back benefits and reduce contributions to the overall welfare employee, Scott made it a core value that all AGPM employees will have healthcare at no cost to them.  In learning more about Scott, he stressed the importance of providing this benefit to all employees so that their health and happiness came first before the bottom line.   Over the past three years AGPM has made stronger pushes for employee fitness by encouraging participation in biometric screening and voluntary smoking cessation programs.  Both of these items have been encouraged and provided financial reward to employees that participated.  The driving force behind these programs has been Scott Zimmerman who continues to quietly provide healthier lifestyles for the 250+ employees currently employed by AGPM.

Company: Orange County Sheriff's Department  
Nominee: Jerry Demings, Sheriff

Even with his very busy and demanding schedule, Sheriff Jerry L. Demings finds time to work out in the agency gym nearly every day, even if it is late in the evening and coming in on the weekends.   He is very supportive of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Wellness Program and supports employee wellness. With his support, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has added additional fitness classes, including Yoga, Zumba and Insanity,  installed Cross Fit equipment and is working closely with CIGNA and Florida Hospital to bring nutritional  counseling classes, weight management, healthy eating on a budget as some of the wide variety of wellness classes.    Sheriff Demings recognizes the Orange County Sheriff’s Office cannot effectively take care of our community without taking care of our employees.  Sheriff Demings addresses each new recruit and encourages them to stay fit  and maintain a high level of fitness as a Deputy Sheriff.  Each year, he selects a theme for  the agency. Our theme for 2014 is “Helping Ourselves to Help Others”.   With his continued support, Sheriff Jerry L. Demings is leading the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to make a difference in our community and making a difference in the workplace wellness of the agency.

Company: Hilton Grand Vacations
Nominee: Michael Brown, COO

On behalf of a very enthusiastic team, I would like to nominate one of last year’s Orlando Corporate 5k Top Finishers and truly dedicated workplace wellness leader, Mr. Michael Brown – Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Grand Vacations.Above and beyond Mike’s extensive leadership responsibilities for timeshare division of Hilton Worldwide, his sincere commitment to implementing and supporting workplace wellness initiatives inspire a level of employee engagement that is truly valued, appreciated and admired by our more than 5,000 Team Members around the globe.Serving as our company’s “Wellness Champion,” Mike has been instrumental in launching, supporting and promoting a series of workplace initiatives aimed at educating, engaging and encouraging team members to pursue healthy lifestyles. He takes an active lead in ensuring that our HGV Team is directly aligned with the Hilton Worldwide “myHEALTH: It Starts with Me!” program - through which global Team Members are invited to participate in a variety of fitness and health activities pertaining to Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness. Through this interactive program, participants can log-into their online wellness account where in addition to having access to a variety of Health & Wellness tips, they are encouraged to track their health and wellness activities to set goals and earn points towards winning weekly prize giveaways. Mike continues to be at the forefront of these efforts within our organization because he recognizes the importance that a healthy lifestyle plays in the overall wellbeing and morale of not only individuals, but our all-inclusive team.  Four years ago, Mike personally drove the effort to encourage our team’s collective involvement in the Orlando Corporate 5k by offering to sponsor HGV’s enrollment in the event -covering entry fees and providing logo’d team T-shirts. Every year since, he makes it his mission to help bring our team’s participation to heightened levels. This year, Mike was also able to incorporate our 5k participation into the company Health & Wellness Plan, and already our company has registered more than 250 team members to take part in this year’s event! Mike is also responsible for leading key internal recognition and engagement programs, notably serving as our brand’s inaugural Executive Champion of the HGV Diversity & Inclusion Council. Fortifying our commitment to D&I initiatives, he supports and promotes involvement in our Team Member Resource Groups (TMRGs) – internal teams designed to promote professional growth through networking, development and mentoring. Our TMRGs help provide a stronger sense of community throughout our workplace by leveraging the unique strengths, cultures and contributions of team members - and these groups actively support several fundraising and awareness efforts pertaining to health and social issues. Most recently, Mike partnered with our Women’s Team Member Resource Group to lead efforts in uniting all local Hilton brands to combine their fundraising efforts and participate as one united team in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in downtown Orlando. Also under our D&I umbrella, our company operates a Community, Recognition, Engagement and Wellness (CREW) Committee – the Wellness division of which Mike and his immediate team spearhead. Motivated by Mike’s personal passion, this team host events, recognition celebrations and educational sessions throughout the year to help promote healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle habits among team members and to celebrate not only their loyalty to Hilton and but the commitment of each Team Member to be their best self.In summary, not only does Mike “walk the walk” … he runs marathons! Mike’s direct involvement in our team’s wellness initiatives and extracurricular sporting ventures, as well as his own personal dedication to living a healthy lifestyle set an inspirational example for all. His participation and commitment run the gamut from joining employees on the soccer field after work for a quick pick-up game, to personally competing in the Washington D.C. Marathon (exceeding even his own expectations and finishing with a Personal Best last year)! Mike is more than a workplace wellness enthusiast who undoubtedly leads by example – he is hands-on and sincerely engaged leader who’s infectious spirit makes us all want to be on his team. Mike has earned a respected reputation as a committed. dynamic and enthusiastic leader  - one whose dedication to our company’s robust fiscal health is matched by his relentless confidence in every member of our team to not only work well – but to BE well! Our team at Hilton Grand vacations would be honored if you would consider Mr. Michael Brown for the prestigious Tom Scalise Leadership Award for Workplace Wellness.