Carol Michaels named Director, Health Promotion & Wellness of Valley Preferred
Allentown, Pa., June 26, 2013. Valley Preferred, a leading provider-owned preferred provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Carol Noel Michaels as Director, Health Promotion and Wellness.
Carol Noel Michaels, MPH, MCHES, will be responsible for strategic planning and execution of Valley Preferred’s BeneFITSM corporate wellness program to promote healthier lifestyles for Valley Preferred and BeneFIT business clients. She also will lead and coordinate health and wellness initiatives for Lehigh Valley Health Network employees.
A Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), Ms. Michaels holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bucknell University.
Ms. Michaels has experience in health education initiatives through prior associations with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and numerous health departments in New Jersey and North Carolina. She is a co-author of Valley Preferred’s BeneFIT Toolkit, has been published in multiple professional health journals, worked on key health issues with the National Institutes of Health, and is an active member of the Society for Public Health Education and the American Public Health Association.