A podcast for UPMC Health Plan members, Health Break is your quick guide to caring for your mental and physical health, prioritizing wellness, and making the most of your health insurance plan.
Episode 28: Take a Health Break with Alicia Fairman
Alicia Fairman, program manager at LifeSolutions, takes a Health Break to walk us through three tips for how to find comfort and access support in any moment of stress.
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About Alicia Fairman:
Alicia is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, A Certified Mental Health First Aid instructor, and has been a professional in the behavioral health field since 1994. Currently, Alicia is a Program Manager with LifeSolutions Employee Assistance Program, a division of Workpartners. Alicia joined the LifeSolutions team in June of 2017. Alicia facilitates trainings, provides leadership consultation, and assists in disruptive event management. Alicia is also the substance use disorder specialist for the EAP. Prior to working with LifeSolutions EAP, Alicia served as a leader in the field of substance use disorder treatment and rehabilitation. Her passion in life and work centers around helping people to become the best version of themselves possible. Alicia expands her ability to support others through a small private practice. Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree in Counselor Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Alicia also earned her School Counselor Certification from Chatham University.
About Dr. Camille Clarke-Smith:
Camille Clarke-Smith, EdD, is a program director in the Quality Improvement, Medicare Stars Department at UPMC Health Plan, where she leads the Medicare Faith and Wellness Program, a 3- to 12-week health and wellness challenge. She is also the founder of the nonprofit Transforming the Health of African American Women (THAW) Inc. She earned a doctorate in health and physical activity education from the University of Pittsburgh in addition to a master’s in exercise science and a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Carlow University.
About Angelo Bartic:
Angelo Bartic is a health coach at UPMC Health Plan, working with members on creating sustainable lifestyle changes in weight management, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management. Beginning as a personal trainer, he quickly connected with his passion for helping others lead healthier lives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and is currently pursuing his master’s in public health. Maintaining his personal training certification, Angelo recently became a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. He enjoys time with his husband and friends participating in recreational sports (kickball and dodgeball) through an LGBTQIA+ sports organization called Stonewall Sports.
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