Bio: Laura Putnam, MA, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion whose work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness. With a mission to get organizations “in motion,” Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.
Melanie Carvel PT
Author and Wellness Consultant
Bio: Melanie Carvell, PT, is a certified Worksite Wellness Consultant and also the author of "Running with the Antelope; Life, Fitness and Grit on the Northern Plains."
Melanie is an accomplished triathlete who is a six-time All American, representing USA Triathlon on eight World Championship teams and winning a bronze medal in Germany in 1999. She has trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center with the national cycling team, was named North Dakota’s Sportscasters/Sportswriters Athlete of the Year, chosen as the North Dakota State Games Athlete of the Year, and received the “Picture of Health” award from the State of North Dakota as a top leader in women’s health. Melanie was also chosen as Sanford Health’s “Manager of the Year” in 2016.