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Liz Vanderwerff
Director of Corporate & Philanthropic Partnerships, Healthy Mind Innovations

Liz leads the Well-Being & Neuroscience Collective, a group of corporate partners working together to learn about and implement well-being in the workplace. She also leads the philanthropy team in reaching their fundraising goals and chairs the Culture Committee, an internal community of researchers and staff dedicated to cultivating a workplace that aligns with our core values. 

The common thread that holds her varying roles together is her strong interest in organizational culture improvement, increasing the potential of thriving teams and translating a strategic vision into an actionable roadmap.


MBA, Alverno College

B.S., Biology and Ecology, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

What does well-being mean to me?

"To me, well-being means balance and acceptance. To be able to devote resources (energy, thought, time, effort) to things that are meaningful and feed one's internal fire. When things get out of balance, giving oneself permission to re-evaluate and make changes, accepting that the only forces we can control are the ones within us including the good, bad and ugly."