LeadWell Network empowers leaders with the resources, services,
and community support to create a culture of wellness.

About LeadWell Network


Members of the LeadWell Network foster best practice wellness programs that support healthier individuals; promoting the value of happier, healthier employees.

Our program is an initiative of the Stanford Health Improvement Program which is committed to our employees and to our community.  By working collaboratively with individuals across corporations, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, large business centers, hospitals and health insurance providers, we will further our vision of a global community inspired by the science of healthy living.


Our Members

Our members represent corporations, government agencies, hospitals, health clinics,
not-for-profit agencies, health insurance providers and large business centers:


Adrienne Bachleda

California School Employees Association
Daly City
Hewlett Packard Enterprise*
Henry Huang
HP Inc.*
Isabelle Wettergren
Janet Fouts
Jessica Grossmeier
Laura Putnam
Monterey County

Pamela Gibson
Pier 2 Marketing
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

University Healthcare Alliance


Professional Fulfillment

We have adopted the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center 2016 Model of Professional Fulfillment. The Model puts an emphasis on three reciprocal domains that contribute to employee professional fulfillment.

Culture of Wellness
Efficiency of Practice
Personal Resilience



Our Team

Patty Purpur DeVries, MS

Associate Director of Faculty and Staff Wellness: Innovation and Strategy
Ambassador, Stanford WellMD Center

Email: pattysue@stanford.edu

Born and raised in North Dakota, Patty earned a full-athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University in 1985. While at Stanford, she was a 9-time NCAA All-American (Shot Put and Discus), collegiate olympic weightlifting champion in 1989, and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials.

In 1992, Patty purchased $40 worth of business cards and began her career providing personal fitness training. By 2008, she grew her fitness & wellness company, TimeOut Services, to employ over 100 employees with annual revenues of over $5 million. In January, 2009, Patty sold all corporate contracts, including those with Cisco, Yahoo! and Safeway, and the rights to her trademark Community BootCamp program to PlusOne Holdings of New York (now Optum).

Today, Patty is the Associate Director of Faculty and Staff Wellness and the Director of the Stanford Leadwell Network.

Soowon Kim, PhD

Manager, Analytics and LeadWell Training

Email: soowon.kim@stanford.edu

Soowon Kim holds a PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Public Health. Her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco through the W.K. Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities Program focused on disparities in and social determinants of health.

She has been with the Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP) since 2005. She evaluates health promotion efforts conducted at HIP and in the extended community and oversees LeadWell training programs. Her work is committed to improving the health of every individual, including those who are disadvantaged. She is a nominated inductee of Delta Omega, the honorary society in public health, a member of the American Society for Nutrition and American Public Health Association, and an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Cecille Tabernero, MS

Manager, BeWell Screening & LeadWell Network Membership and Events

Email: ctab@stanford.edu

Cecille Tabernero, MS is the Manager of Membership and Events for Stanford’s LeadWell Network. Cecille has over 20 years of experience in management, exercise physiology, physical training, and wellness. Cecille also serves as the manager of Health Screening Manager for BeWell and has been with HIP since 2012.

Cecille holds a BS in Kinesiology and a MS in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health. She is a certified personal trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine and a Certified Exercise Physiologist with American College of Sports Medicine. Cecille enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing hula with her daughter and spreading the Aloha spirit with everyone she meets.

Recent News

Stanford’s 3-Pronged Strategy to Curb Burnout and Boost Wellness


HealthLeaders August 2, 2018


The premier university and its health system have adopted an approach to wellness that focuses on promoting efficiency, supporting resilience, and creating a culture of wellness.

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What Organizations Are Doing About Burnout: Hint: It Takes More than Better Time-Management


Neurology Today November 16, 2017


Medical institutions and organizations are developing programs to address physician burnout, which has increased across every specialty, including neurology.

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Making The Case For The Chief Wellness Officer In America’s Health Systems: A Call To Action


Health Affairs October 26, 2018


There is an urgent need for structured and systematic improvements to improve the work life and well-being of our nation’s clinicians.

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Patty Purpur de Vries
Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP)
3300 Hillview Ave. Suite B
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Email: leadwellnetwork@stanford.edu

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