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Work experience

Apr 1999Present


HPCareer.Net, llc

in 1997 I created a business based on the idea of facilitated information sharing for the rapidly growing and evolving health promotion industry by way of advertising career opportunities. In 2000, HPCareer.Net began partnering with membership organizations, publishers and credentialing bodies both inside the United States and Internationally to support their members/ subscribers health promotion related career goals. By empowering students, professionals and others, I created a network of more than 15 thousand registered students & professionals in health promotion, health education, wellness and other closely related fields.

HPCareer.Net continues to grow and expand by way of supplemental services such as: IDWellness, Health Promotion LIVE, State of Wellness to name a few.  HPCareer.Net continues to evolve and change in order to remain the leading resource for professionals and students in health promotion related fields both in the US and beyond.

Jan 2008Present

Creator and Host

Health Promotion LIVE (
Aug 2011Present

CEO, Co-founder

State of Wellness Inc.

 a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing together a diverse group of professionals dedicated to translating evidence-based research into usable tools and resources through training and technical assistance for both organizations and individuals.


Jan 1992Dec 1994

Master of Arts

Ball State University

Fisher Institute for Wellness at Ball State University offers a two year Master's degree program in wellness management combining a major in health promotion and  wellness with a minor in the graduate school of business.


Dr. Jane Ellery

Since Jane joined the Fisher Institute for Wellness seven or so years ago,  we have developed a great professional relationship.  I respect and admire Jane and value her opinion greatly.  She regularly sends me outstanding recommendations for presenters for our webinars. 

Beginning this fall, she has begun integrating some of them into her graduate students course work.  Jane is great!

Robert Boyd

Bob is one of the international collaborators which lead to the creation of IDWellness.

Mark J Kittleson

Dr. Mark J Kittleson is the founder of the HEDIR for health educators.  I have been working with Mark since 1999.  For more than 10 years, HPCareer.Net has managed all the advertising on the HEDIR website and discussion list.


Master Certified Health Education Specialist, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Industry Expert, Subject Matter Expert and Trainer for CDC's [email protected] Program and Lifestyle Coach for CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Michaela has dedicated her career to supporting health & wellness professionals and the industry at large. Through her company HPCareer.Net, llc (which is a certified small, woman owned company based in Columbia MD, Health Promotion LIVE and State of Wellness.

In 2009, she founded Health Promotion LIVE (, to provide unbiased professional continuing education opportunities through free weekly webinars with Nationally and Internationally recognized experts and thought leaders on topics in and around health promotion. HPLive is a recognized provider of continuing education through numerous organizations including: the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, The National Board of Public Health Examiners, The Human Resource Certification Institute and several others.

In 2012, she formed State of Wellness ( a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to support evidence-based worksite health & wellness programs and to facilitate collaboration among public and private organizations at the national, state & local levels.

Michaela has been featured in two books: _Under The Radar: Starting Your Net Business without Venture Capital_, (2001). and _Single Women Entrepreneurs_ (2010). She has been recognized for her "Outstanding Contributions of Technology" for the health education profession by the AAHE, HEDIR and Jones & Bartlett Publishers (2002) and others


Apr 2012Present

Master Certified Health Education Specialist

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing



Entrepreneur, Consultant, Trainer, Host, Worksite Wellness Subject Matter Expert, Master Certified Health Education Specialist