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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (August 8, 2019) – Shelly Millett has been named the Health and Wellness Director at the Family Pawtucket YMCA, where she will be responsible for the development and success of healthy living programs. Her experience in developing effective programming will help support the Y’s overarching mission to build healthier communities.
“Shelly has helped countless individuals lead healthier, more active lives through her various roles at the YMCA,” said Charlie Clifford, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Pawtucket. “Her passion for improving health outcomes is reflected in her recent achievements, and we are confident that her skills will transfer well to her new role.”
As the Director of Health and Wellness, Millett will be responsible for developing, managing, and improving group exercise classes, personal training, clinical fitness and other health and wellness offerings. She will also recruit, train, and supervise personnel as well as foster program participation.
“During my tenure at the YMCA, I’ve learned how to keep kids, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses physically engaged. In this new role, I hope to bring that success to the wider Pawtucket community,” said Millett.
Millett’s contributions to improving the community’s health have not gone unnoticed. At this year’s YMCA Staff Recognition Night, Millett earned the Healthy Living Champion Award for her leadership in launching programs specifically aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals with chronic illnesses.
She has previously served as a Child Watch Supervisor, an Active Older Adult (AOA) Program Instructor, and an AOA Program Coordinator. Millett is also certified to lead group exercise, SilverSneakers, LiveStrong, and Aqua Fit programs. She has also completed the necessary requisites from the R.I. Department of Health to facilitate Self-Management Workshops.
Millett is an active participant and supporter of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. When she is not working or supporting local causes, Millett enjoys going to concerts and movies with her family.
About the YMCA of Pawtucket
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Pawtucket is comprised of five branches across the state: Pawtucket Family YMCA and Heritage Park YMCA Early Learning Center in Pawtucket, MacColl YMCA in Lincoln, Westwood YMCA in Coventry and Woonsocket YMCA.