Our Wellness Experts

Sharon Griffin, PhD

As supervisor within the Health and Wellness arm of The Solutions Group, Sharon serves as a subject matter expert on worksite wellness research and evidence-based programs and services. With 20 years of experience behind her, Sharon provides the team with guidance and support in best practices, program development and client satisfaction. A licensed nutritionist, Sharon is also certified as a health fitness specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Her work has been published in professional journals including "IDEA Fitness Journal," "Sports Medicine" and "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise," as well as online at Livestrong and My Food Diary. Throughout her career, Sharon has advocated empowerment through knowledge and focuses not only on relaying scientifically accurate information to clients in a usable format, but also in helping them develop individualized strategies to achieve positive behavior change, improve life quality and attain personalized goals. Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise technology, master’s degrees in both exercise science and nutrition, and a PhD in exercise physiology.

Liz Chavez, MS, MCHES
Wellness Specialist

Liz focuses on developing programs that improve employee engagement and well-being. She supports wellness clients by providing consulting, assessment, education, program planning and process support. With more than nearly 20 years of experience, Liz lends her enthusiasm and creativity to help clients foster a true culture of health within their workplaces. She partners with organizations of all sizes to find solutions that meet the health needs of their employees and that can be achieved using the company’s existing resources. She encourages clients to take a practical approach to project management, effective communication and results. Liz joined The Solutions Group in 1999 as a student intern and has played a key role in the company’s growth since then, maintaining many long-term client relationships. She holds a master’s degree in health education from the University of New Mexico.

Ingrid Jorud, MS, RD, LD, CPT
Wellness Specialist

Ingrid is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in lifestyle change using a whole foods and moderation approach. She has worked with individuals and groups for weight loss, food sensitivities, disease treatment and prevention, and specialized diet requirements. Her personal philosophy centers on the idea that food is our first medicine and that healthy food doesn’t need to be anything less than tasty. Since moving to New Mexico in 2012, Ingrid has focused her efforts on employee wellness programming. As a Wellness Specialist, Ingrid’s areas of expertise include health promotion in various populations, program/project creation and development, nutrition/diet analysis, maintaining cultural identity and nutritional integrity, and counseling for individual nutrition and fitness needs. Ingrid received her Bachelor of Arts in Food and Nutrition Sciences from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and her master of science in food science and human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jennie McCary, MS, RDN
Wellness Specialist

As a dietitian nutritionist and Wellness Specialist, Jennie designs and delivers nutrition and weight management programs and interventions for the workplace. She is most passionate about using cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes to inspire people to change their food choices. Jennie has more than 15 years of experience in group nutrition education and training and more than five years of experience coaching individuals. As a nutrition coach, she appreciates that everyone is on a different journey toward well-being and enjoys exploring various approaches to help individuals reach their personal goals. Jennie earned her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of New Mexico. In 2009, she was recognized as the “Outstanding Dietitian of the Year” by the New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your employee well-being needs. Contact us today for more information.