John Harris, M.Ed., FAWHP – Board Chair

John Harris is a partner in the firm Performance pH. He was formerly Chief Well-Being Officer and Vice President of Healthways and Executive Vice President of Axia Health Management, drugstore which was acquired by Healthways in late 2006.

Harris was the co-founder of Harris HealthTrends, an entrepreneurial corporation specializing in the prevention of disease and the reduction of health care costs, prescription and served as its Chief Executive Officer for over 18 years. Under his leadership Harris HealthTrends grew from several employees to nearly 400, performing work in all 50 U.S. states and six countries on three continents. Through the development of multiple sales channels, Harris HealthTrends developed a base of over 100 clients and helped shape the prevention industry into what it is today.

Harris received a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in 1977, and a Masters in Education degree from The University of Toledo, in 1982. He has over 35 years of experience in the health management field, employed in both the corporate and private sectors.  He currently serves as chairman of the board for HERO (Health Enhancement Research Organization).


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