Our Team

Dr. Joel Bennett

Joel Bennett, PhD, MA, CWP

Founder/CEO

Joel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being. Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management programming in 1985 and OWLS programs have since reached close to 250,000 workers across the United States and abroad. He is primary developer of “Team Awareness” and “Team Resilience,” evidence-based, culture of health programs recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Health as effective in reducing employee behavioral risks. Team Awareness has been adapted by the U.S. National Guard as one of their flagship prevention programs and it has been used by municipalities, hospitals, restaurants, electrician training centers, small businesses, Native American tribal government, and in Italy and South Africa.In 2008, he was acknowledged with the Service Leadership award from the National Wellness Institute. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in Psychology from University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Bennett was previously on the board of the Academy of Management’s “Spirituality and Religion Interest Group (MSR)” and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute. He provides key-note speaking and continues to train facilitators in team (culture of health) and resilience workshops. Email: owls@organizationalwellness.com


Cynthia Conigliaro; MSW, MBA

Marketing Director/New Business Partnerships

In addition to helping with marketing strategy and new business partnerships, Cynthia provides assistance with program development and instruction of OWLS courses. Cynthia has been an independent health and wellness coach for over 15 years. Prior to starting her own health coaching practice 8 years ago, Cynthia worked in various health and wellness centers in the Boston area educating individuals and groups on a variety of wellness topics. Cynthia's marketing experience includes work in both the public and private sectors in the areas of Public Relations, Marketing Strategy, Customer Relations Management, Sales Strategy, Marketing Communications and Competitive Intelligence. Cynthia can be reached at (617) 347-6983 or cynthia@organizationalwellness.com for more information about any of our services or programs.


Shawn Reynolds, PhD

Consulting Scientist

Shawn works across the projects at OWLS performing data analysis and formative program evaluation. His interests are in social and health psychology mainly in the areas of organizational climate, subjective norms, stigma and trust as influences on worksite health promotion programs. He is currently focused on analyzing the moderating effects of wellness climate and coworker drug use norms on the effectiveness of the Team Awareness and Healthy Choices prevention trainings in small businesses.

Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S, EAS-C

Consulting Partner

Michelle Zadrozny is a Social Worker, social entrepreneur, creative artist, and community collaborator. She brings 20+ years of program development, community health, and innovative partnership-building expertise to her consulting work. Since 2011, she has joined OWLS on several client projects involved with direct training delivery, co-facilitation, and coaching. Michelle maintains a private mental health counseling practice as a Clinical Director in South Austin, Texas.

Mark Attridge, PhD, MA

Workplace Behavioral Health Advisor

Mark Attridge has worked with OWLS since 2005 as an adviser and consultant on various product development and client projects. Mark brings a unique scholarly approach that derives from his past work with health care service providers, benefit consultants, employers and academic researchers. He has authored more than 250 papers and presentations including several papers and workshops in collaboration with Dr. Bennett. For over 10 years he has been President of Attridge Consulting, Inc., based in Minneapolis, with clients in the United States, Canada and other countries internationally. Mark has been most active in the area of workplace mental health and integrating employee assistance program (EAP) services with work-site wellness and organizational health initiatives.

David Steed, MBA

VP of Business Development

David Steed joined the OWLS team as the VP of Business development in March of 2015. He has previously led business development efforts in the Corporate Learning space for companies such as General Dynamics, Pearson, Adobe and Oracle. David is responsible for creating go to market strategies, sales readiness, sales channel identification and direct sales. David is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Economics. He also holds certifications in methodologies such as Strategic Selling, LAMP, Spin Selling, Karrass Negotiation and others. David has worked with OWLS since 2014. Email: dsteed@organizationalwellness.com

Aldrich Chan

Aldrich has worked with OWLS since Autumn of 2020, and has been working on various departmental projects and clients throughout the year. He has also been involved in research and editing papers. Aldrich has interests in learning and development, selection, and compensation in the field of Industrial-Organizational psychology. He is also passionate about employee well-being and hopes to champion health and wellness initiatives for organizations in the future.

Traci Roper, MPA

Project Coordinator

Traci has worked with OWLS since fall of 2021 assisting with project coordination. She has interests in overall well-being, health, and its connection to resilience.

Cameron Marbach

Intern

Cameron is our newest intern and has been with us since July of 2021. He focuses on the development of client projects through research and training. Cameron's interests include leadership development and education, work-life balance, and behavioral epigenetics concerning personality. He has over three years of experience in project coordination and development as well as genetic, leadership, and psychological research. Currently a first-year graduate student, Cameron is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Ben Dilla

Ben Dilla, PhD, is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist who has served in the military (US Air Force), business, and education sectors. In the Air Force, he was a behavioral scientist and personnel officer and taught at the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Air Force Academy. In business, he worked as a senior consultant for Personnel Decisions International (PDI, now Korn Ferry) and as a Training & Development leader for several organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area including Fannie Mae, American Airlines, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Hospital. In addition to being an OWLS partner, Dr. Dilla is an affiliate professor of management in the Gupta College of Business at The University of Dallas and does leadership coaching, team building, and training through Bold Leader Development, LLC. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences & Leadership from the US Air Force Academy and his MS and PhD in I/O Psychology from Purdue University. Dr. Dilla is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. He has written or co-authored over twenty-five papers and conference presentations. In 2021, Dr. Dilla and Dr. Bennett published a co-authored book, Your Best Self at Work, summarizing their work on aligning one’s talents and strengths with the skills of emotional intelligence and the practices of resilience on both an individual and team level.

Johanna Tanno

Johanna has over 15 years of experience in traditional and digital marketing, business development, client relations and project management. She currently uses her experience as a consultant with Johanna Tanno Consulting. She is also the Executive Director of Wellness 360 Conference, a non-profit organization (visit wellness360conference.com) where I get the privilege to lead an amazingly talented team and support those who are leading the wellness charge at work, in the community or at home.

Laurie Krupski, Ph.D., CHES, CRC, NCTTP

Coach/Consultant

Dr. Krupski is a senior health educator, clinical best practice promoter, resilience and thriving trainer, and health scientist. She brings 20 years of experience providing evidence-based health promotion, prevention, and treatment programs in hospitals, Quitlines, military bases, universities, schools, healthcare, and worksite settings. Her robust, competency-driven training initiatives incorporate mindfulness, resilience, cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She passionately promotes somatic awareness, creative expression, and transformation in her leadership training and coaching. She joined OWLS in 2020, assisting with client projects, program development, coaching, facilitation, and instruction of courses. Laurie helped initiate and sustain the Resilience Community of Practice and effectively incorporated resilience content into relapse prevention for tobacco dependence treatment. She contributes to the individual, team, and organizational level resilience programs.

Faith Geiger

Faith is an ICF-certified Integral Coach, Consultant, and self-proclaimed Human Potentialist whose higher purpose is to liberate and empower the human spirit by helping people cultivate their innate potential, starting in the workplace. Faith works and lives at the intersection of Social Work and Business and spends her time, energy, and talents on improving the lives of others by creating the conditions inside of the workplace for people and organizations to flourish - mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially. Faith is deeply passionate about human potential, helping others experience an integrated life filled with love and joy, and shaping workplace cultures and employee experiences in a way that allows everyone to flourish in the human experience we call Life.