Catherine brings valuable health-care product strategy and management expertise to Retrofit. Her passion for health and her background in innovative weight management programs perfectly aligns with our philosophy.
Chicago, Ill (PRWEB) September 19, 2015
Retrofit, a leading provider of corporate weight management programs, today announced that Catherine Macpherson, vice president of enterprise adherence at Walgreens, has joined the Retrofit Advisory Board. Retrofit’s board is composed of a multidisciplinary team of prominent weight-loss experts who provide scientific oversight for the organization.
“Catherine brings valuable health-care product strategy and management expertise to Retrofit,” said Mary Pigatti, Retrofit CEO. “Her passion for health and her background in innovative weight management programs perfectly aligns with our philosophy. Catherine will be a tremendous asset to our organization, as Retrofit continues a bold expansion into corporate weight loss.”
Prior to joining Walgreens, Macpherson worked for WebMD where she managed a portfolio of health and wellness products that combined the human touch of a health professional with sophisticated technology. Her background also includes leadership of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN), an obesity information clearinghouse and call center from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Macpherson also served as assistant director of education for the American Institute for Cancer Research.
“Retrofit is very much in line with my professional experience and personal aspirations to address the obesity epidemic,” Macpherson said. “I look forward to working with the organization to help employers reduce the health and financial burdens associated with this major public health issue.”
Macpherson, a registered dietitian, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Minnesota.
Retrofit offers weight management solutions that help employers tackle obesity and deliver proven outcomes and lasting results. Ninety percent of participants lose weight and 68 percent keep it off 18 months later. Retrofit clients also are two times more satisfied than those on other weight-loss programs, according to a recent client satisfaction survey. Retrofit contributes its success to five key factors: 1) a scientifically based program design; 2) highly credentialed experts who drive a personalized experience and true engagement; 3) a multi-disciplinary, high-tech/ high-touch approach; 4) the adaptability of the program to integrate or run discreetly within organizations’ broader wellness ecosystems, and 5) “happiness delivered” with proven outcomes that transform lives and workplaces.
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