Mari Ryan has a passion for activity and healthy living, and is leveraging years as a health and business professional as CEO of AdvancingWellness, LLC, a worksite health promotion services company. She has held various marketing and executive roles over the past 25 years, including Vice President of Marketing for GEN3 Partners and Regional Sales and Marketing Director for ENTEX Information Services (now Siemens Business Services). Mari has also managed a successful business as an independent management consultant.
Mari holds a Bachelor Degree from Lesley University, an MBA from Boston University, and a Masters in Health Promotion from Nebraska Methodist College. She is a certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant and is a certified facilitator in a number of evidence-based behavior change programs.
Mari’s articles on worksite health promotion topics have been published in the American Journal of Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety Magazine. Mari is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and is in demand as a speaker at local and national conferences on health promotion topics.
Mari is a member of the Board of Directors of Health Promotion Advocates, a group of committed health promotion professionals who are working to integrate health promotion concepts into national health policy. Mari is a chair of the Board of Directors of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts.
Mari’s love for walking has brought her to lead a community-based walking program in Watertown, Massachusetts, called Watertown Walks! Mari also serves as a member of the Bicycle/Pedestrian committee for the Town of Watertown and initiated a Safe Routes to School program to encourage children to walk or bike to school. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and use of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area, and assists the owners with island management. In 2006, Mari accomplished a personal goal of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.