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Stephen Cherniak

Wellness Director

Mr. Stephen Cherniak joined Strategic Benefit Solutions as Wellness Director after a distinguished career in directing wellness and physical rehabilitation programs at Ford Motor Company, a position he held for twenty-one years. Mr. Cherniak had responsibilities for all of Ford’s 100,000+ employees and their health promotion programs nationwide. Mr. Cherniak received his B.S. from the University of Delaware, his M.S. in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy, Mobile, AL and a MBA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Mr. Cherniak is a wellness expert with extensive experience in:

  • Developing wellness program guidelines
  • Negotiating and monitoring local and national wellness vendor contracts
  • Dealing with union collective bargaining regarding health and fitness programming
  • Coordination of multiple site wellness facility development, operation and programming

Mr. Cherniak’s responsibilities at Strategic Benefit Solutions are providing SBS clients with advice on wellness program development, vendor RFP development, wellness vendor negotiation, establishing client internal wellness committees, the development of wellness committee agendas, incentive programs, wellness program outcomes measurement, and the integration of wellness health improvements into the proprietary SBS Employer Health Status Scorecard. Integrating wellness outcomes with quality of care measures, disease management outcomes and other productivity measures provides SBS clients with an integrated comprehensive measurement tool on all population health management activities.

Mr. Cherniak’s unique role in the consulting community is to not only do a comprehensive needs analysis for each organization, but also oversee the creation of an annual wellness program specific to each SBS client. With the integration of health improvement programs into an organization’s benefit plan, HR policies, and corporate mission, employers gain a healthier, more productive workforce that are more responsible for their own health and healthcare costs.