President, Roberta (Bert) Wachtelhausen is the visionary and strategic leader of WellSpark Health. She is a recognized expert in health care and wellness, with more than 30 years of experience. Under Bert’s leadership, WellSpark delivers a suite of programs designed to support the modern workforce in preventing and managing chronic disease. Working with WellSpark, employers create a culture of health moving even the hardest-to-move employees to a more enduring well. This ultimately leads to mitigating future healthcare costs, improving productivity and engagement, and reducing absenteeism.
Prior to leading WellSpark, Bert was Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Office for ConnectiCare. She has also held senior leadership positions at national and regional health plans, including Cigna, Meritain and LifeCare. In addition, she co-founded a health benefits startup, Averde Health.
Bert was named a 2020 Distinguished Alumna by the UConn Neag School of Education. In 2019, she was named Chief Marketing Officer of the Year by the Hartford Business Journal. Bert has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and was a Division 1 athlete for the Huskies. She completed graduate-level coursework at the University of Hartford studying Organizational Behavior.
Bert currently serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and volunteers her time with several non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, and Special Olympics.