What is Health Care coaching?

Health care coaching helps you to make the changes you need to live a healthier life. It can also help you to learn more about diseases such as diabetes, COPD or asthma.

A health care coach helps you to set goals and make changes to improve your health.

How does it work?

On the first Thursday of each month a telephone conference call links you with your Health Care Coach and others. A Health Care Coach leads these calls. These calls will help you to:

  • learn about certain diseases
  • share your concerns
  • find out what others are doing to make changes

Who can join these calls?
All are welcome.
What number do I call?
The call-in number is 1.866.939.8416. Then enter the code: 7260536#
How do I know the topic for each call?
The list below gives the topic for each call by date.

Meet the Presenters

Janet Puza-Dillin, RN, MSN, CPCC, PCC

Janet serves as the Call Center’s Senior Health and Wellness Coach. She is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach with her Professional Coaching Certificate from the International Coaching Federation.  She has worked the past 3 years as a health and wellness coach with clients who are seeking to make positive changes in their health, their relationships, and their lives.  Janet is a Registered Nurse and has worked in numerous areas of healthcare including mental health, cardiology and health promotion.

Melissa Messer, RN, CHC

Melissa Messer serves as the Call Center’s Senior Disease Management RN. She is a Certified Health Coach and has been a Registered Nurse for over 16 years.  Melissa has worked extensively in Pediatrics as a Nurse Manager and in the Children’s ED at WakeMed.  She has also worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse and in Clinical Research trials.  All of her career, she has worked as a Triage Nurse, both in the office setting and telephonically for a large company in New England area.

Lori Larimer, RN, BSN, CHC

Lori serves as a Health Coach for Telephonic Support Programs at CCNC and works directly with patients to manage their chronic diseases while supporting healthy lifestyle changes to improve quality of life.  Lori has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years and has worked in many different areas of healthcare including hospital based clinical; medical device instruction; medical monitor for clinical trials and transition nurse for skilled nursing.  Lori is very passionate about health and wellness, and helping others reach, experience and maintain optimal wellness.

Crystal Logrono, a bilingual health educator, will help lead the Spanish sessions.  Other health educators Teresa Watkins, Charles Talley and Courtnay Bunch will also make contributions by participating in discussions specific to their experience and interest.

2016 Topics & Dates

February 4, 2016

Topic: How to have a Healthy Heart
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Janel Puza-Dillin RN, MSN, PCC  Theresa Champion

March 3, 2016

Topic: Healthy Eating
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Lori, Larimer, RN, BSN, CHC Courtnay Bunch

April 7, 2016 & April 14, 2016
(with Crystal Logrono)Topic: Managing Asthma or COPD
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Nicole Rousseau RN, BA, CCM, CHC  Courtnay Bunch

May 5, 2016

Topic: Postivie Thinking Can Improve Your Health
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Lori, Larimer, RN, BSN, CHC Charles Talley

June 2, 2016 & June 9, 2016 (with Crystal Logrono)

Topic: Healthy Family Habits
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Lori, Larimer, RN, BSN, CHC Charles Talley

July

No Program

August 4, 2016

Topic: Palliative Care. Care for the End of Life
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Nicole Rousseau RN, BA, CCM, CHC  Theresa Champion

September 1, 2016 & September 8, 2016 

Topic: Tobacco Cessation
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Janet Puza-Dillin, RN, MSN, PCC

October 6, 2016

Topic: Managing your Diabetes
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Nicole Rousseau RN, BA, CCM, CHC  Charles Talley

November 3, 2016

Topic: Maintain Don’t Gain Through the Holidays
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Lori Larimer, RN, BSN, CHC  Theresa Champion

December 1, 2016 & December 8, 2016 (with Crystal Logrono)

Topic: Taking Stress Out of the Holidays
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Nicole Rousseau RN, BA, CCM, CHC  Theresa Champion