Jackie McNamara
Director of Wellness Strategies

On the Clock:
Jackie is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of successfully implementing, rolling out and servicing total wellbeing programs in a variety of industries, bringing over 15 years of experience to WellnessIQ.
Jackie began her career working under Dr. Michael Roizen, the Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Here, she moved from health coaching into a consultative role where she found her passion to help organizations improve overall population health. From there, Jackie became the Wellness Manager at a Cleveland based Fortune 100 company. Her experience in managing from the employer level is what gives Jackie a unique consultative approach when helping our clients.

Jackie’s experience includes managing on-site wellness centers (including dietetics, nursing, health coaching, behavior health counseling and physical therapy), managing on-site fitness centers with over 30 weekly classes, implementing healthy nutrition programs, on-site meditation, and total wellbeing program management including managing relationships such as with the EAP, benefits brokers, and medical carriers.
Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary with a focus on Human Performance, and a Masters in holistic nutrition therapy from the Nutrition Therapy Institute. Today, Jackie’s main focus is to implement programs that drive behavior change through successful human performance programs.

Off the Clock:
Outside of work, Jackie stays active with her favorite outdoor activities, snow skiing and hiking. Her favorite ski run is Vail’s Lovers Leap in Blue Sky Basin, one that she “yard sale’d” down more times than she would like to admit before ever enjoying it! Her favorite hike is the Royal Arch in Boulder, Colorado. Despite clearly loving Colorado, her heart is in Cleveland with her partner Brandon and 2 boys Nolan and Bennett (a third is on the way!) and of course her dog Roy, the best hiking partner of all time. When they aren’t at basketball and t-ball games, you can find them hitting the local trails of Little Met and biking the finally finished Towpath trail!

Fun Fact/Unique Skill:
Jackie has 68 first cousins, all of whom she knows and keeps in touch with!

Favorite Recipe:
Jackie has mastered an insane homemade ramen recipe that is a family favorite. Try it out here!