South Burlington, VT – ReArch Company announced is has earned the 2021 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness-Gold Level Award, the highest-level recognition given by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
The Workplace Wellness Award program recognizes Vermont organizations that have demonstrated an established wellness strategy promoting healthy environments and supporting the well-being of their employees.
Holly LeClair, director of health, safety & risk management, joined ReArch a little over a year ago and was tasked with implementing wellness initiatives for the office. She started the Wellness Team in 2020 with just herself and controller, Mary Ann Wood. LeClair comments, “Mary Ann Wood was pivotal in the success of our company’s wellness team throughout 2020. She organized our challenges with simple ways to track and encourage more participation for employees. She organized the Hydration Challenge where we logged over 9,945 ounces over 3 weeks. She also helped track steps for our steps challenge. We logged over 3.7 million steps as an organization. Mary Ann has creative ideas that make sense for our ReArch Team.”
In 2021, the team was expanded to include project manager Majken Poley. Representatives of ReArch say the wellness team has done a phenomenal job promoting wellness to both its office and field staff, adding that together they have created several fun wellness challenges that everyone can participate in, along with sending out monthly newsletters with health and wellness tips.
The Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports will honor award recipients virtually this year at its April session of the Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series, which will be devoted to celebrating wellness initiatives from 2020.