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  Denise Flickner
President

Denise is the founder and sole owner of HealthWorks, which she launched in 1999.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics in 1987 from the University of Cincinnati, and has been working in the Health & Wellness industry ever since.  She is an AFTA certified personal trainer and has been a local fitness instructor (aerobics, strength, and spinning classes) since 1988.  It was as a fitness instructor in the late 1980s that she made the connection between personal responsibility and organizational health initiatives and has grown HealthWorks into a full-service, on-site wellness partner for her clients.  She believes that in order to encourage positive lifestyle changes in others you have to be passionate about it and live it every day.  Denise currently lives in Mariemont, Ohio.
Contact her at denise@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Healthy Habit: Outdoor Cycling
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Training injury-free for the Flying Pig Half Marathon
Current Fitness Goal: Run a triathlon
Biggest Indulgence: Red wine (in moderation, of course!)

      
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  Margie Nimmo
Director of Sales

Margie joined HealthWorks in January 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1987, while also doing graduate work in Health Promotions. Prior to joining HealthWorks, Margie spent 15 years as Account Manager for Studio Vertu, Gift and Incentive solutions. Before her foray into sales, she spent five years as a Health and Fitness Coordinator for Bethesda Health Systems, and 10 years as Entrepreneur/Owner of Post-Partum Physiques and Healthy Physiques, in- home fitness programs. Margie has 3 sons, and lives in Cincinnati with her husband Steve and their (amazing) Puggle, Dexter.
Contact her at Margie@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Healthy Habit: Hiking and Boxing
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Completing two mini triathlons
Current Fitness Goal: Incorporate meditation and deep breathing into my daily practice
Biggest Indulgence: Wine and Ravioli!

 
       
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  Anne-Marie Farley
Director of Operations

Anne-Marie joined HealthWorks in 2006.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Management in 1986 from the University of Dayton.  She spent over a decade in the public relations industry working for PR agencies in Chicago and freelancing in Scottsdale, AZ, and Madison, WI, before taking some time off to raise her children.  Her clients included Kraft Foods, Ralston Purina, Keebler Company and Oscar Mayer Foods. She has had a life-long passion for fitness and is an AFTA-certified personal trainer.  She has three boys and currently lives in Cincinnati.
Contact her at annemarie@cincyhealthworks.com.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Yoga, swimming, and walking her dog
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Learning to swim a mile
Current Fitness Goal: To run the Big Sur Half Marathon in California this Fall
Biggest Indulgence: Imported beer and white chocolate (not necessarily together)

 

          
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  Denita Shedden
Phlebotomy Supervisor

Denita earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assistance in 1992 and has been with HealthWorks since 1998.  She supervises blood draws as part of the HealthWorks on-site health screens for local and out-of-state clients.  She has lived in Lebanon, OH, her entire life and enjoys supporting her hometown teams, the Bengals and Cincinnati Reds.
Contact her at denita@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Healthy Habit: Jillian Michaels home fitness videos
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Participating in the Heart Mini Marathon 10K Race
Current Fitness Goal: (more) Jillian Michaels home fitness videos
Biggest Indulgence: Fried Green Tomatoes

     
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  Nora Hageman
New Business Accounts

Nora joined HealthWorks in 2016 with the aspiration to make the world a healthier place one company at a time. She earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Nutrition at the University of Tennessee in 1997, and then worked in sales for CH Robinson Co. She enrolled at the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage, and became a licensed Massage Therapist through the State Medical Board of Ohio, in 2002. After leaving the workforce to raise her small children, Nora returned to school and earned her Masters in Teaching from Northern Kentucky University, in 2015. She spent 3 years in the classroom teaching 7-12 graders before returning to the corporate world. When she’s not working, you can find her spending time with her wonderful husband and 3 kids; traveling; cooking; or training for a marathon, half marathon, or any race she can run in the company of good friends.
Contact her at Nora@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Healthy Habit:
Hot yoga. It’s a good sweat!
Biggest Fitness Accomplishments:
Completing a marathon (the Pig,) of course.
Current Fitness Goal:
Summiting Wheeler Peak in New Mexico.
Biggest Indulgence:
Dark chocolate paired with a nice red wine.
 
       
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  Monica Rothhaas
Sales Account Manager

Monica joined HealthWorks in August of 2014 to help with on-site screening event registration and added Sales Account Manager to her role in April 2015. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1986 with a BS in Business (Marketing). After graduation, she worked in Sales for Hyatt Hotels Corp and at Luxottica as a Project Manager. Monica has also done marketing consulting for Ipsos. While her children were students in the Forest Hills School District, she enjoyed her extensive volunteer work for the schools. She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband and their dog, Saachi.
Contact her at: Monica@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Health Habit: Pilates
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Completing a half marathon in 2014!
Current Fitness Goal: Continue some form of daily exercise
Biggest Indulgence: Chocolate!
   
         
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  Rene’ Contino
Sales Account Manager

Rene' joined HealthWorks in October of 2013.  She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University in 1986.  She has been working in the Forest Hills School District for over 13 years, and enjoys her OTHER part time job as the Varsity swim coach for the Boys and Girls team at Turpin High School.  She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two girls.
Contact her at rene@cincyhealthworks.com.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Swimming
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Keeping up with her girls
Current Fitness Goal: To run the Forest Hills 5K
Biggest Indulgence: Anything chocolate….or dipped in chocolate
   
         
     
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  Ben Lottman
Screening Director

Ben joined HealthWorks in 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Dayton in 2015, and is an AFAA-certified personal trainer. His passion for health and wellness came from his participation in a variety of sports while growing up. Ben’s hobbies include powerlifting, fishing and hiking with his dad.
Contact him at Ben@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Healthy Habit: Sand Volleyball
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: 425 lb. back squat
Current Fitness Goal: Total 1300 lbs. in next powerlifting meet
Biggest Indulgence: Craft beer and milkshakes
 
       
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  Deb Henke
Financial Administrator

Deb joined HealthWorks in August of 2014. She graduated from Miami University in 1986 with a BS in Business (Marketing). She worked for General Electric after graduation as a cost accountant (Aircraft Controls), benefits analyst (RCA), and cost estimator (aircraft controls). Deb took time off to stay home with her 3 children and volunteer in the Loveland Schools. She lives in Loveland with her husband, youngest child, and two dogs, Hallie and Zoey.
Contact her at Deb@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Health Habit: Walking 5 to 6 days a week
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Water skiing once a year!
Current Fitness Goal: Keeping up my walking routine in the cold winter months!
Biggest Indulgence: white wine with Brie cheese and crackers
 
       
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  Laura Frey
Scheduling Manager

Laura joined the HealthWorks team in 2016, shortly after she graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Her role in HealthWorks began as a helpful hand in processing before transitioning to full-time receptionist. In May 2017, she will take on the role of Scheduling Manager. Laura currently lives with her two roommates (Mom and Dad) in Cincinnati, and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, trying new restaurants in the area, and visiting her friends back at OU.

Contact her at info@cincyhealthworks.com.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Trying out new fitness classes
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Running in a 5k for her sorority
Current Fitness Goal: To find a fitness class and stick with it
Biggest Indulgence: Meat and cheese trays, and white wine

 
       
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  Jennifer Sweeney
Columbus Coordinator

Jennifer joined HealthWorks in 2010, facilitating health screenings in the Columbus region.  She was just recently named Columbus Coordinator, to manage growth the in the area.  Prior to HealthWorks, Jennifer worked for 11 years at The Limited Credit Services, before she became a stay-at-home mom in order to raise her four children.  Jennifer attended The Ohio State University.  She currently lives in Columbus with her husband and four children and coaches volleyball and field hockey for her two daughters’ grade school teams.
Contact her at Jennifer@cincyhealthworks.com.

Favorite healthy habit: Growing a garden in the summer and using her Vitmix
Greatest Fitness accomplishment: Keeping up on walks with her dog, Duncan
Current Fitness Goal: Walk 8-10 miles a week
Biggest Indulgence: Graeter’s ice cream (any flavor, she loves them all)

       
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  Stacey Kelley
Cleveland Coordinator

Stacey joined HealthWorks in 2014 as Cleveland Coordinator, to oversee health screening events in the Cleveland area. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 1997, with a BS in Exercise Physiology. Stacey began her career as a Program Manager at GE Lighting’s corporate fitness center, where she was responsible for overseeing all fitness center and health promotion activities, supervising staff and coordinating the development and implementation of fitness programs, health education activities, program promotion and special events. In 2001, she joined the United States Air Force and earned a Master’s degree in Health Psychology from Capella University. Upon completion of her four-year tour, she continued her work in the wellness field as a Health Management Consultant in which she guided employers through the development and implementation of an overall health promotion strategy. Stacey lives in Cleveland with her husband, their two children, and dog, Cake.
Contact her at: Stacey@cincyhealthworks.com.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Running and cooking good-tasting, healthy meals
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Training for and completing the Chicago Marathon
Current Fitness Goal: Add more weight training into her routine to balance out the cardio
Biggest Indulgence: Homemade Pizza
 
       
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  Diane Orzali
RN

Diane Orzali is a Registerd Nurse and has worked for HealthWorks since 1997.  She received her BSN from Kent State University in 1983.  She has worked in hospitals in Cleveland, OH; Marblehead and Salem, MA.  In addition to working health screens and administering flu shots for HealthWorks, Diane is also employed at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, located in Cincinnati, OH.  She has been interested in exercise, healthy eating habits and balancing her lifestyle her entire life (and continues to be inspired by her 83-year-old parents still who walk on their treadmill daily).  Diane is an avid runner and has coached groups at Bob Roncker’s Running Spot in Cincinnati.  She has 3 children and a very active husband who enjoys doing triathlons.
Contact her at diane@cincyhealthworks.com.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Running
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Running the 1994 Boston marathon after her 3rd child was born
Current Fitness Goal: Keeping up with 3 kids in 3 different schools
Biggest Indulgence: Ice cream or ANYTHING with chocolate and peanut butter combined (like Buckeye Blitz!)

 

 
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  Monica McGrew
Offsite Project Coordinator

Monica joined HealthWorks in 2014 as a processing team member and took on the responsibilities of Offsite Project Coordinator in 2015. Monica is a graduate of Miami University and spent time in the financial and marketing fields before staying home with her kids. Monica lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two sons.
Contact her at: Offsite@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Health Habit: Boot camp & Strength Training classes
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Staying active with a busy schedule & keeping my family active
Current Fitness Goal: Hot Yoga & becoming more flexible
Biggest Indulgence: Red wine & chocolate!
 
       
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  Cindy Atkins
Processing Team

Cindy joined HealthWorks in 2015. She graduated from Purdue University in 1988 with a BS in Management (Marketing). Prior to joining HealthWorks she was a pharmaceutical sales rep for Eli Lilly and Co, a substitute teacher, a sales coordinator for Everything But the House, school volunteer and youth team coach. She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband, 2 children, and three dogs.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Boot camp
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge
Current Fitness Goal: Maintain my current fitness level thru my 50s
Biggest Indulgence: Beer
 
       
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  Mary Frey
Processing Team

Mary joined the HealthWorks team in August 2015. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, and her Masters of Education from Xavier University. In June 2015, Mary retired after teaching school for 35 years. The majority of her teaching was for the Sycamore School District, where she taught fourth grade and was the Language Arts Subject Leader. Mary, her husband, and two daughters live in Cincinnati.

Favorite Health Habit: Twice weekly Pilates
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Sticking to my goal of working out 4-5 days a week
Current Fitness Goal: To continue to explore different ways to work out
Favorite Indulgence: Dining out, trying new foods
 
       
Linda
  Linda Toerner 
Health Coach

Linda joined HealthWorks in 2017.  She earned a Bachelor of Education degree in Recreation Administration and a sales communication minor in 1983 from Bowling Green State University.  She has been teaching fitness classes for over 30 years and is an ACE certified group fitness instructor. She also worked in sales for 13 years prior to having her two children and most recently for an online tennis retailer for nine years. She has had a life-long passion for fitness and wellness and enjoys helping people reach their personal goals through health coaching. Linda is married, has a son and daughter, and lives in Cincinnati.
Contact her at linda@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Health Habit: Teaching fitness classes, playing tennis and walking her dog
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Running a marathon and getting so lost she considers it an ultramarathon!
Current Fitness Goal: To increase flexibility
Biggest Indulgence: White wine and a really good restaurant pasta dish
 
       
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  Beth Davis, M.Ed.
Wellness Coordinator

Beth joined HealthWorks in 2015. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Miami University, and a Masters Degree in Nutrition Education from the University of Cincinnati. She has over 20 years of experience as an educator in both the public school system setting, as well as the corporate world. Prior to HealthWorks, Beth spent seven years as a public school educator, 10 years as a health educator with Bethesda/TriHealth, and 10 years as a professional volunteer and mother. She has been very involved the Forest Hills School District, including servings as PTA President and Vice President and Community Outreach Team Leader of the Forest Hills Foundation for Education (FHFE). Beth is the co-founder of the Forest Hills 5k, a charity fundraising run and event for the Forest Hills School district. She is passionate about building strong relationships between the community businesses and organizations and the school district. Beth resides in Anderson Township, with her husband and their three children.
Contact her at Beth@cincyhealthworks.com

Favorite Health Habit: Preparing Healthy food that people enjoy eating and finding creative ways to make fitness a part of every day
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Hiking with her husband and 3 children to the top of a 300-foot cave and repelling down to the bottom
Current Fitness Goal: Get my running legs back and run one last marathon with one of my 3 willing children -- not sure which one is willing!
Biggest Indulgence: A warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream
 
       
Dr. Robert E. Buring, MD
  Dr. Robert E. Buring, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Buring attended Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and graduated with an associate degree in Nursing. He then spent nine years in the ICU, CCU, and ER at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, KY. During this time, he returned to NKU and completed his BS in Biology and was accepted to the UK College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.

During his training at the Jewish Hospital, he worked as an Emergency Physician and served as assistant director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. While practicing at Jewish, he served as the medical director of their ‘Weight Control for Life’ Program and as a medical consultant for the Kroger Company. His post-graduate training also included a rotation at Michigan State University in Sports Medicine, and at the Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid, New York, working with the winter Olympic athletes.

Dr. Buring eventually took a position with the Professional Emergency Physicians of Cincinnati, Inc., where he staffed two Bethesda Hospital emergency departments. He worked there for nine years. Since leaving emergency medicine, he has practiced occupational medicine for the past 15 years, and during that time completed a course in Naturopathic Medicine and became board-certified in acupuncture.

Dr. Buring has been married to his wife, Deb, for 32 years and they have two children and six grandchildren together.

Favorite Healthy Habit: Running, Skiing, Golf and Backpacking
Biggest Fitness Accomplishment: Completing two marathons             

 
       
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