Jim Grizzell has nearly 40 years experience in developing, implementing and evaluating of cost-effective worksite and university wellness programs. His most recent experience was as a contractor to assist in the development of programs, analysis and synthesis of program evaluation and training civilian health educators for the US Air Force. Previous work includes directing Chevron Oil Company’s first employee wellness program, a Johnson & Johnson site employee wellness program and managing a health club for Brunswick Corporation. For over 12 years he directed the health promotion program at Cal Poly Pomona.
More recently he worked in Washington, DC with the US Air Force Health Promotion Operations, taught at George Washington University's School of Public Health and provided health education for Carmax employees. Currently Jim provides expert consultation services for on development of evidence-based cost-effective health, prevention and wellness programs to improve employee and student health, reduce health care costs, and reduce absenteeism, and increase productivity and student academic performance and success. Additionally, he has taught online and classroom academic courses on health policy and management, consumer health, stress management and social marketing for Cal Poly and George Washington University.
Jim has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, master’s degree in exercise science, and MBA and is 80% through completion of a doctorate in public health. His certifications include Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and American College of Sports Medicine Health / Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS). He is a Fellow in the American College Health Association. He was selected as Outstanding Staff and awarded an honorary life membership in the Associated Students, Inc. at Cal Poly Pomona. He was awarded a Gerkin-Neish Scholarship at Loma Linda University.