Increase access, limit barriers — that’s a philosophy I go by in my role as health and wellness coordinator, and one LES backs wholeheartedly. Just a few years ago, workplace wellness programs were few and far between. LES embraced the concept of such a program and its benefits — increased productivity, reduced health care costs and on-the-job stress, improved morale and job satisfaction — and then brought me on board to build a program that would align our benefits package with our wellness program. Since then, I have been working to increase access to wellness tools and activities for our employees and their families, and to limit any barriers that would prevent them from engaging in their personal health at home and work. I’ve had the opportunity to mold the responsibilities of this job based on best practices. LES is already a great place to work — the proof is the workforce longevity. As we continue to develop and implement top-notch wellness programs — and the company and employees continue to reap the benefits of healthy living — it will become an even better place to work in Lincoln.