About our Speakers
Lynn Ostrowski earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Fitness, and her Master’s Degree (M.Ed) in Health Promotion & Wellness Management from Springfield College and her Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Capella University.
She began her career with the YMCA of Greater Springfield and S.T.A.R.T. Inc. as a Fitness Specialist. Lynn’s experience includes Corporate Health & Fitness Management for major corporations including Digital Equipment Corporation, New England Telephone, Monsanto, and Milton Bradley. She also had her own award winning Cable TV Program, Young At Heart, a fitness program for the senior population.
In 1993 she accepted the Health Promotion Specialist position at HNE and was quickly promoted to Manager of Health Promotion and Disease Management, overseeing the plan’s population health management strategy and working directly with HNE’s employer groups and members. Lynn created a series of pediatric health story books branded as the HNE Whiz Kidz, several of which are National Health Award winners. As an advocate for smoke free workplaces, she led the Smoke Free Environment initiative at HNE and assisted several companies in the region to plan and implement Smoke Free Work environments.
Today Lynn is the Director of Brand & Corporate Relations at HNE. Although her role includes oversignt of Brand, Marketing & Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications, Community Relations & Sponsorships, Public Relations and Government Affairs, she continues to be passionate about optimal health and well being. She co-authored the White Paper entitled My Mother’s Health Plan, Everything I Need to Know About Good Health I Learned From My Mother.
Recently Lynn was appointed the Program Coordinator for the Health Services Administration undergraduate degree at the Elms College.