NJSOPHE History:Sonika joined NJSOPHE in 2017 and joined the Board in 2018 when she assumed the role as the Strategic Planning Chair. After that role, wanting to get more involved in the programs, Sonika became the Program Co-Chair from 2019-2020, the same position that she holds on the Board today!
Bio:Sonika is a Social Science strategist in healthcare advertising, with background in customer experience and patient engagement. She works to improve the experience of patients through their treatment journey, by studying the underlying drivers of behaviors. She has experience in Oncology, Rare Disease, and Diabetes. Sonika has her Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH), with a focus in behavioral science and health policy. Sonika enjoys experiencing new coffee shops, taking spin classes, and having random dance parties...it's good for the soul.
NJSOPHE History: Hillary has been a member since 2017, and was part of the program committee in 2017-2018. She also served as Secretary in 2020.
Bio: Hillary is the Director of Wellness for Aetna in NJ/NY. She has worked in the industry for over 6 years. During this time she has successfully implemented multiyear wellbeing strategies and designed incentive plans and programs targeted to increase employee engagement and improve health behaviors. Prior to Aetna and workplace wellness, Hillary developed health and nutrition education programming for a Cardiac Rehabilitation program, facilitated a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for a community hospital, and led health education programming for a nonprofit summer youth program in Pittsburgh.
Hillary earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Allegheny College and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). In her free time, Hillary teaches barre fitness classes at Pure Barre and coaches Girls on the Run.