Michaela has dedicated her career to supporting health & wellness professionals and the industry at large. Her company HPCareer.Net is widely known as the leading resource for career opportunities in health promotion and related fields exclusively since 1999. Her focus has not gone un-noticed. Her certified small woman-owned business has more than 50,000 registered subscribers who are looking for their first or next career move.
Keeping current on industry trends and innovation is difficult once out of academia. In 2009, Michaela created Health Promotion LIVE, to provide free weekly webinars with Nationally and Internationally recognized experts on topics important to professionals in health promotion related fields including, Dan Pink, Dr. Casey Chosewood, Dr. Pam Peake and many others.
In 2012, she formed a new 501c3 nonprofit organization: State of Wellness, whose mission is to support evidence-based worksite health & wellness programs and facilitate collaboration among government and nonprofit organizations at the national, state & local levels.
In September 2013, Michaela was nominated for the White House’s Champion of Change in Public Health and Prevention. She has been featured in two books: _Under The Radar: Starting Your Net Business without Venture Capital_, (2001). and _Single Women Entrepreneurs_ (2010). She has been recognized for her “Outstanding Contributions of Technology” for the health education profession by the American Alliance for Health Education, the Health Education Directory and Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2002) and was the recipient of the Gold Star Award in recognition of her “Outstanding Contributions to the Field” from the National Association for Health and Fitness (2012).
She holds a Master’s degree in Wellness Management from Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness, is a Certified Social Media Strategist through Society3 Academy, Certified Wellness Practitioner through the National Wellness Institute and a Master Certified Health Education Specialist through National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.