Nicole Colgan of TwinStar Credit Union discusses workplace wellness at the CUNA HR/TD Council Conference.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Workplace wellness programs lead to better employee engagement and lower healthcare costs for credit unions, Brian Berchtold, vice president of sales and marketing for Portland, Ore.-based corporate wellness solutions provider hubbub health said at the CUNA HR and Training & Development (HR/TD) Council Conference Friday.

Berchtold shared the benefits of wellness programs during a conference breakout session, “How Better Employee Health Means Better Business.” Nicole Colgan, director of human resources/employee development for the $961 million TwinStar Credit Union in Olympia, Wash. and Barbara Cecil, director of human resources for the $498 million Maps Credit Union in Salem, Ore. backed up his claims by offering wellness program examples from their cooperatives.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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