Missty Lechner graduated from Washburn University with her bachelor’s degree in Health Education and Promotion. Her passion for worksite wellness started with consultation work providing health education classes to a major manufacturing plant in northeast Kansas. She continued on her mission to improve worksite health promotion through her employment and volunteer work with a number of businesses and coalitions throughout the Topeka area where she was able to plan wellness programs, and advocate for community initiatives in worksites. This experience brought her to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in 2009 in her current position as the Worksite Wellness Specialist where she promotes evidence-based policy, environment, and systems changes for worksite wellness. She is draft in numerous health coalitions and councils around the state, providing an employer perspective in public health, health promotion and chronic disease prevention initiatives. She has given presentations around the United States on the work she is doing addressing private sector priorities with public health tools to improve the health of Kansans.