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Mission Statement

Providing programming that supports the health and wellness of State of Vermont employees and retirees.

Vision Statement

An environment in which every employee and retiree is happy, healthy, and engaged in their jobs, homes, and communities.

Our Initiatives

The program supports the State of Vermont employee and retiree population through partnerships with health and wellness resources both within and outside of state government. Initiatives include, but are not limited to:

  • Onsite Wellness Screenings 
  • Virtual Wellness Coaching
  • Wellness Challenges
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Clinics
  • Wellness Workshops and Classes - Onsite and Online
  • Staff Retreats


The LiveWell Vermont Staff:

Clarke Collins, Deputy Director of Benefits, Wellness & Leave Management

Employed by the State since 2014, Clarke is an avid outdoorsman, runner, and general wellness enthusiast. When he is not chasing after his two young children, he also enjoys breaking a mental sweat with his wife by putting together jigsaw puzzles and writing fiction.

Maura O'Brien, LiveWell Vermont Program Supervisor                                                                                                                       
Maura has been employed by the State since 2005 and feels so lucky to be part of the Human Resources Wellness Team along with Sophie and Hope.  As a Registered Nurse, Maura has worked in many areas of health care and loves supporting Vermont State employees and retirees to make healthier choices. She originally discovered and fell in love with Vermont as an actor and still pursues this passion whenever possible.


Sophia Coccagna, Wellness Specialist 

Sophie joined the LiveWell team in 2022. She has a bachelor's degree in biology and is a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Sophie has been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness instructor since 2016 and is passionate about the power of movement, fitness, and fun to greatly increase quality of life. In her spare time, Sophie loves gardening, as well as spending time with her family and pets.