While working with the City of Gainesville she has served as the clinical expert and medical resource to multiple City policy development teams and has designed and implemented the current diabetes educational incentive program along with other wellness programs currently available to City of Gainesville employees. These programs allow for a decrease in insurance costs to employees and family members and increased wellness. She is currently the medical provider on staff for the City’s Urgent Care services and enjoys using each interaction to educate and inform her patients about ways to improve their health and wellness.
In her spare time she provides mentorship to nurses entering the career path and offers population specific health education seminars to community non-profit organizations.
Professional Experience: Shawn has been in the nursing profession for 28 years. 17 years at the City of Gainesville and the other years in Long Term Care and Family Practice. She is currently enrolled in Chamberlain University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program and hopes to complete the program in June 2021.
Her long term goal is to one day practice medicine in her little rural hometown of Hawthorne. She has a passion for helping those that are less fortunate than she is, along with the elderly population. It is her desire to give to these populations that are often at a disadvantage and are deserving of so much more.
Shawn is happily marries to Sandy Daniels. She has one daughter, Jasmine.
Hobbies: She enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with family and of course shopping!
Professional Experience: Janine has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 2018. She is currently enrolled in school, scheduled to graduate December 2020 with her Associates of Science in Nursing Degree. Janine recently graduated in Spring 2020 from St. Johns Rivers State College and is now a Registered Nurse. Her family is from California but she is the only one born and raised in Gainesville. She joined Employee Health Services in 2018, before that she worked in Digestive Health for 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys learning more about religion, health, wellness, skin care, and self-love. She also enjoys spending time with her family. She is happily married with two children.
Professional Experience: Gary is an expert and a leader in on-site injury care & prevention. He has 22 years of experience in the world of physical rehabilitation and 14 years of experience in ergonomic assessment. In addition, he is a certified workers’ comp healthcare professional, certified associate medical management safety specialist, and a certified corporate wellness coach. Also, he is an on-line class on-demand instructor for a class called ‘On-site Employee Injury Care’. Gary was featured in ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation 2001, NATA NEWS 2005, HR Magazine 2008, and interviewed on NPR. He has spoken in St. Louis, Dallas, Anaheim, and Orlando. His research has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training 2002 and Isokinetic's and Exercise Science 2004. At the University of Florida he instructed Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries, Assessment of Athletic Injuries, Neuromuscular Physiology, Rehabilitative Techniques of Athletic Injuries. Prior positions included Research Assistant in the UF Shands Department of Orthopedics, Head Athletic Trainer/Clinical Instructor at PK Yonge, and Functional Medical Evaluator from 2009 - 2014. He interned with the inaugural USF Bulls football team in 1997 and volunteered with the Tampa Bay Storm arena football team. Gary also volunteered with the Walt Disney World marathon medical staff in 2010. All of these experiences provided Gary with the expertise to assist in reducing back injuries at Gainesville Fire Rescue by about 300% within the first few years, provided the city with a positive return on investment, and was a part of the City of Gainesville’s platinum award winning wellness team as awarded by the Wellness Council of America 2002. The City of Gainesville was the first municipality to win this distinction.
The Wellness Team
Professional Experience: Rod is a Functional Strength and Conditioning and Wellness expert who is passionate about coaching people to healthier lifestyles (in a practical and meaningful way) as well as helping athletes improve their performance abilities. He has spent 8 years on the City of Gainesville Wellness Team and 10 years total with the city. Recently, he has expanded his professional portfolio by taking on the role of Enterprise Resource Planning Functional Business Lead for the Risk Management Department. Before joining the City of Gainesville, he worked in a variety of other health and fitness settings including: personal trainer (Gainesville Health and Fitness, 8 years), rehab tech (Gainesville Physical Therapy and Wellness, 4 years), and Strength and Conditioning Assistant (University of Florida, 1 year).
He is married to Nadia and has 4 kids (Jayla, Kamron, Davin, Aubrey).
Hobbies: Rod enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, learning new things, being active, and coaching athletics.
Professional Experience: Wayne has been in the Fitness and Wellness industry since 2008 when he worked as an undergraduate intern for a faculty gym on the University of Florida campus. This ultimately turned into an assistantship allowing him to pursue his Master's while acting as a director for the gym. As he finished his Master's work, he accepted an internship with the City of Gainesville as a wellness intern. This eventually developed into a full-time position with the City. While working with the City, he earned his Corrective Exercise Specialist certification, which sparked an interest in learning more about musculoskeletal impairments. This led to him seeking further education and he recently became a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.
He is married to Ingrid and they have two kids, Ethan and Selah.
Hobbies: Wayne enjoys spending his free time playing ultimate frisbee, golf, fishing, working out, watching sports, and spending time with my family.
Professional Experience: Kevin is a profession, drug-free bodybuilder and certified personal trainer. He studied at Western Michigan University, earning his Associate's Degree in Science. Throughout the years, Kevin has won several bodybuilding titles, including:
- Mr. Michigan Challenge: 1st place
- 2005 Masters Natural Olympia: 1st place
- 2016 NPC Florida Championships Cup Masters (open division): 1st place
- 2017 Mr. Gainesville Light (heavy weight division): 1st place
- 2018 Masters Southern Natural Pro Classic: 1st place
- Masters Mr. Gainesville: 1st Place
He has also recently achieved first place in local bodybuilding competitions. His experience of expertise has afforded him the privilege of training numerous of clients and successfully helped them won first place in body building competitions as well.
Kevin is married to his best friend, Mimi. They have three children, Kiemeisha, Blaine, and Christian.
Professional Experience: Anahi recently graduated from the University of Florida, Class of Spring 2020, with a specialization in Exercise Physiology. She is super passionate about helping others feel their best and aspires to be a physical therapist. Till then, Anahi has volunteered at various physical therapy clinics in Gainesville including, UF Health Pediatrics Rehab Center and Gainesville Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. In Spring 2020, she completed a full-time internship with the UF Health Oncology Rehab Center getting hands on experience in the field of exercise medicine and researching the effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and aerobic exercise on cancer patients. She has also worked at Stillpoint Therapy Center as a rehab aide helping other regain their strength, balance, and coordination through exercise and other preventative treatments. Anahi is currently enrolled to complete her certification in Personal Training.
Hobbies: Spending time with her dog, Max. Loves to paint and craft. Enjoys the outdoors including, kayaking, camping, rock climbing, playing soccer, and running stadiums.