Healthworks Community FitnessBoard Information
Board of Directors
CEO, Codman Square Health Center
CEO, Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women
Director of Strategic Communications, Boston Medical Center
Founder & CEO, The Daily Table
CEO, South End Community Health Center
Community Advisory Board
Beth Baker is the Director of Health Access and Wellness Services at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). She has worked at the BPHC since 2013. Prior to working at the BPHC, Beth worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Primary Care Office. In addition to serving on the Healthworks Community Fitness Advisory Board, Beth is on the Board of Advisors for the Boston Area Health Education Center and volunteers for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and her M.P.H. from New York University.
Ann Smith is a holistic health counselor who has worked in various capacities at Healthworks Community Fitness for 12 years as a wellness coach and nutrition counselor. She has a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and managed public health research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins for 10 years. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Niger Nutrition 90-91).
Ashley Ott is a partner at Vantage Point Financial, helping guide business owners, professionals, executives and retirees with wealth accumulation and preservation, retirement planning, education funding and family protection strategies. She graduated from Harvard University with a BS in psychology and completed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) education program at Boston University. When Ashley is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, coaching ice hockey at Beaver Country Day, golfing, reading and traveling.
Kathie L. Wrick , PhD, is a former clinical dietitian who has also worked in product development and scientific affairs at companies such as Quaker Oats, HJ Heinz, M&M/Mars and McNeil Nutritionals (part of Johnson & Johnson). She also taught Basic Food Preparation and Food and Nutrition Sciences to hotel and restaurant students at UMass Amherst and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and managed plant quality control for Stop & Shop private label products. For the last half of her career, she consulted to food ingredient suppliers while working for Arthur D. Little, Inc., and a small boutique firm called The Food Group based in Concord, MA. Now retired, she helps out on the HCF Advisory Board, works out three times a week or more at Healthworks, volunteers every week at HCF, and has started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity for Greater Boston and as a member of the condominium board in Chestnut Hill, where she lives.
Group Fitness Schedule
Girl Almighty Teen Fitness Program
Girl Almighty is a 4-week comprehensive fitness training program for teen girls (ages 13-18) from Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan who are at risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity. The program will sponsor 310 teen girls, providing them with the education and tools they need to sustain a healthier lifestyle. Girl Almighty more » [ Read More ]