Our Team

Joel Bennett, PhD, MA, CWP

Founder/CEO

Dr. Joel Bennett

Joel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being. Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management programming in 1985 and OWLS programs have since reached close to 250,000 workers across the United States and abroad. He is primary developer of “Team Awareness” and “Team Resilience,” evidence-based, culture of health programs recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Health as effective in reducing employee behavioral risks. Team Awareness has been adapted by the U.S. National Guard as one of their flagship prevention programs and it has been used by municipalities, hospitals, restaurants, electrician training centers, small businesses, Native American tribal government, and in Italy and South Africa.In 2008, he was acknowledged with the Service Leadership award from the National Wellness Institute. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in Psychology from University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Bennett was previously on the board of the Academy of Management’s “Spirituality and Religion Interest Group (MSR)” and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute. He provides key-note speaking and continues to train facilitators in team (culture of health) and resilience workshops. Email: owls@organizationalwellness.com

​Cynthia Conigliaro; MSW, MBA

Marketing Director/New Business Partnerships


In addition to helping with marketing strategy and new business partnerships, Cynthia provides assistance with program development and instruction of OWLS courses. Cynthia has been an independent health and wellness coach for over 15 years. Prior to starting her own health coaching practice 8 years ago, Cynthia worked in various health and wellness centers in the Boston area educating individuals and groups on a variety of wellness topics. Cynthia's marketing experience includes work in both the public and private sectors in the areas of Public Relations, Marketing Strategy, Customer Relations Management, Sales Strategy, Marketing Communications and Competitive Intelligence. Cynthia can be reached at (617) 347-6983 or cynthia@organizationalwellness.com for more information about any of our services or programs.

Shawn Reynolds, PhD

Consulting Scientist

Shawn works across the projects at OWLS performing data analysis and formative program evaluation. His interests are in social and health psychology mainly in the areas of organizational climate, subjective norms, stigma and trust as influences on worksite health promotion programs. He is currently focused on analyzing the moderating effects of wellness climate and coworker drug use norms on the effectiveness of the Team Awareness and Healthy Choices prevention trainings in small businesses.

Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S, EAS-C

Consulting Partner

Michelle Zadrozny is a Social Worker, social entrepreneur, creative artist, and community collaborator. She brings 20+ years of program development, community health, and innovative partnership-building expertise to her consulting work. Since 2011, she has joined OWLS on several client projects involved with direct training delivery, co-facilitation, and coaching. Michelle maintains a private mental health counseling practice as a Clinical Director in South Austin, Texas.

Mark Attridge, PhD, MA

Workplace Behavioral Health Advisor

Mark Attridge has worked with OWLS since 2005 as an adviser and consultant on various product development and client projects. Mark brings a unique scholarly approach that derives from his past work with health care service providers, benefit consultants, employers and academic researchers. He has authored more than 250 papers and presentations including several papers and workshops in collaboration with Dr. Bennett. For over 10 years he has been President of Attridge Consulting, Inc., based in Minneapolis, with clients in the United States, Canada and other countries internationally. Mark has been most active in the area of workplace mental health and integrating employee assistance program (EAP) services with work-site wellness and organizational health initiatives.

Shelby Pittman, MS

Project Manager (Intern)

Shelby has worked with OWLS since the summer of 2020, with a focus on marketing OWLS' brand through the use of engaging tools in an attempt to garner new clients. Aside from the marketing and social media promotion, she helps leverage existing contacts through new income projects, provides support for training alumni (among other clients), and assists in the development of curriculum associated with new and ongoing programs. Shelby has interests in organizational design & development, performance management, and leadership training. She is also passionate about employee well-being and hopes to implement health and wellness initiatives for organizations in the future.

David Steed, MBA

VP of Business Development

David Steed joined the OWLS team as the VP of Business development in March of 2015. He has previously led business development efforts in the Corporate Learning space for companies such as General Dynamics, Pearson, Adobe and Oracle. David is responsible for creating go to market strategies, sales readiness, sales channel identification and direct sales. David is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Economics. He also holds certifications in methodologies such as Strategic Selling, LAMP, Spin Selling, Karrass Negotiation and others. David has worked with OWLS since 2014. Email: dsteed@organizationalwellness.com

Aldrich Chan

Aldrich has worked with OWLS since Autumn of 2020, and has been working on various departmental projects and clients throughout the year. He has also been involved in research and editing papers. Aldrich has interests in learning and development, selection, and compensation in the field of Industrial-Organizational psychology. He is also passionate about employee well-being and hopes to champion health and wellness initiatives for organizations in the future.

Traci Roper, MPA

Project Coordinator

Traci has worked with OWLS since fall of 2021 assisting with project coordination. She has interests in overall well-being, health, and its connection to resilience. 

Cameron Marbach

Intern

Cameron is our newest intern and has been with us since July of 2021. He focuses on the development of client projects through research and training. Cameron's interests include leadership development and education, work-life balance, and behavioral epigenetics concerning personality. He has over three years of experience in project coordination and development as well as genetic, leadership, and psychological research. Currently a first-year graduate student, Cameron is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington.