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James F. Kisela
Chairman and CEO

Jim Kisela has been the human resources management field for over thirty years, serving as the senior human resources officer for large organizations in a variety of industries including Terra International, the Campbell Soup Company, the Vanguard Group, and QVC, Inc.

His extensive domestic and international experience includes HR strategic planning, executive compensation programs, diversity programs, HR technology initiatives, the creation of management succession, development and training systems, as well as work/life programs such as on-site childcare centers

Workforce diversity has been an important focus as he developed programs to facilitate increased diversity in organizations. For over 15 years he has been on the board of INROADS Philadelphia, creating opportunities of minority college students to work as interns.

As an entrepreneur he has started a career transitions consulting firm, then a company that produced an award-winning work/life balance CD-ROM product, and now consults with large organizations on how to reduce their employee benefits costs.

He is quoted in Reengineering Performance Management: Breakthroughs in Achieving Strategy through People by Tracey B. Weiss and Franklin Hartle (1997. Boca Raton, FL: St. Lucie Press) concerning the use of competency models in performance management and is the author of a chapter on work/life benefits in The Compensation Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2000).

Jim earned an MBA at the University of Chicago, majoring in Finance and Human Resource Management.

 

James F. McCann
Vice President, Business Development-Sales-Marketing

Jim McCann has over 25 years experience in Human Resources, concentrating in the areas of work-life, EAP, wellness and management training. He was a founding director of CareLinc, the nation's first data based work-life referral company, eventually providing resource and referral services to over a million employees and their families, including Fortune 500 companies such as EDS, Nabisco, Vanguard and Dell.

After selling the company, he was a co-developer of the Work-Life Toolkit® , an award winning software program which provided human resource professionals with a suite of tools to assess a wide variety of work-life initiatives and measure their effectiveness and return-on-investment.

From 2002 to 2007, Jim worked at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Psychiatry, first developing their behavioral health provider network , then implementing the sales and marketing of the university's EAP and innovative management training services.

From 2008 to 2010, he was Director of Sales and Marketing for Horizon Health EAP Services, working with consultants, brokers and prospects to offer cost-effective EAP and wellness services in the Northeast market.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Management Marketing from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and a Masters in Social Work from Pennsylvania State University.

 


 


Consulting Resources

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HR Consultants

Paul Anthony
Consultant

Paul is a consultant who specializes in compensation, benefits, and HRIS systems. He develops strategies, writes plans, and manages implementation programs.


Employee Benefits Consultants

Don Barbuto.
Partner of Barbuto and Associates

Don is one of the best strategic employee benefits consultants for small and medium sized organizations. His website is http://www.centurionbenefits.com/

 

Bill Riester

Account Management and Operations

Bill is an experienced Employee Benefits Consultant, having worked for the Prudential Insurance Company for many years, and then with an independent consulting firm. His responsilbities have included the benefits account management for Fortune 100 companies as well as universities, natioanl affinity organizations and public entities, including states, counties and municipalities.

Bill's primary focus at Work Life Productions is the effective and successful implementation of One Care Street, as well as ongoing account management.

You can contact Bill at bill.riester@worklifepro.com.



Marketing Consultants

Harry Jamison

Harry has spent his entire career in secondary education as an administrator and consultant.



Laird Warner

Laird has had a career in secondary education as a Superintendent and now a consultant,



Scientific Consultant

Julie A. Meek

Julie was the founder and CEO of The Haelan™ Group, a predictive modeling and health coaching company for 13 years. Under her tenure, Haelan achieved best-in-class healthcare cost control for their employer clients and significantly changed the health management industry by introducing powerful predictive modeling and coaching methods to the spectrum of health management services. Haelan was the first entrant and successful graduate of the Indiana University Emerging Technology Center, bringing 60 new jobs to central Indiana and winning numerous awards for growth, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

In late 2006 CareGuide, a full spectrum health management company purchased The Haelan™ Group. Julie continues to provide consulting services to CareGuide, WorkLife Productions, Inc and other clients nationwide, contributing her expertise in population health management, outcomes measurement, health-related portal development and behavioral science.

She is Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and earned her doctorate in behavioral science and research with Highest Distinction from Indiana University. Julie speaks and publishes nationally on the topics of entrepreneurship, health management and predictive modeling.