Meet Our Wellbeing & Engagement Specialists

Ali Payne

Global Practice Leader, Wellbeing & Engagement - Great Lakes Region, Heartland Region, South Central Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Ali leads the Wellbeing & Engagement Practice and directs a team that consults with clients who may not have a dedicated staff for their health initiatives, or want to bring added structure and analysis to their existing approach. In working with clients, Ali focuses on designing strategies to support improved employee morale, engagement, retention and productivity through successful population health policies, programs and implementation. She also believes a solid wellbeing strategy is the key driver in compressing healthcare costs and engaging a resilient workforce, and advises clients on innovative methods to help lower costs and strengthen their corporate culture.

Rebecca Kruske

Regional Vice President, Wellbeing & Engagement Practice Leader - Western Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Rebecca strategically develops, implements and evaluates total wellbeing plans for clients, manages related programs and projects, and lends wellness support to client teams. Her key areas of expertise include consumer healthcare, vendor relations, resource integration, culture audits, employee engagement, disease management and holistic health. As the developer and leader of the Wellbeing & Engagement Practice for the Western Region, Rebecca takes a total wellbeing approach to health by designing programs that target both individual and organizational needs. She provides clients the resources they require to implement sustainable programs that ultimately drive change.

Kathleen Schulz

Regional Vice President, Wellbeing & Engagement Practice Leader - Northeast Region, Southeast Region Benefits & HR Consulting

North America

Kathleen works with Gallagher teams and clients to design holistic strategies that address the total employee value proposition, including physical and mental health management, employee engagement and productivity. She places a high priority on building collaborative relationships with clients, recognizing that they provide the foundation for fully understanding the organization’s mission. Based on the insights she gains as a trusted advisor, Kathleen develops strategies that best enable that mission and support high performance. Her areas of expertise include creating and implementing wellness, fitness, occupational health, employee assistance, benefit and work-life programs.