The LiveWell Vermont Staff:
Clarke Collins, Deputy Director of Benefits and Wellness
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 Grace. 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.
Grace Thompson, Wellness Specialist
Grace joined the Wellness Team and State of Vermont in early 2018 shortly after completing her Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology. She believes wellness has a unique definition for everyone and enjoys helping others define and achieve their version of wellness. Grace enjoys improving her personal wellness by running, hiking with her dog, Rhea, and practicing yoga.
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
- Telephonic Wellness Coaching
- Wellness Challenges
- Annual Flu Vaccination Clinics
- Wellness Workshops and Classes - Onsite and Online
- Staff Retreats