August 6, 2014
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Wellness Foundation Taps Michele Sacconaghi Wellness Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in East Hampton, has announced the selection of Michele Sacconaghi as its new President and CEO. Douglas M. Mercer, Wellness Foundation’s founder and previous President/CEO stated, “We are very pleased to announce Michele’s appointment. She brings a passion for wellness as well as modern day management skills and leadership to the Foundation.
“Sacconaghi will develop and implement a strategic plan to strengthen Wellness Foundation as we expand our reach beyond the East End.” Mercer will continue at Wellness Foundation as Chair of the Board of Directors. Sacconaghi comes to her new position with a strong track record for leading organizations through strategic change and growth. She was previously Executive Director of the Time Warner Foundation
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and a Vice President overseeing Corporate Social Responsibility at Time Warner. She served in the Clinton Administration, working in education and civil rights and was a Peace Corps volunteer, working on children’s health issues in West Africa. Sacconaghi has a B.A. from Brown University, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell’s Center for Nutrition Studies. She has consulted and served on numerous non-profit boards and is a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher. A m e m b e r o f We l l n e s s Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2012, Sacconaghi stated, “I have a deep commitment to Wellness Foundation’s mission, and I look forward to empowering more
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people with the tools to take charge of their health. I’m passionate about the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and I look forward to spreading the Foundation’s message of wellness to children and adults in communities across the country.”
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