My WHY: “To challenge the status quo, so that others can envision and live what is possible.”
Gianna Biscontini, M.A.Ed.H.D., BCBA:
Founder | CEO
Doing the right thing is always the right thing.
Living a whole life means that work and life are integrated and infused with meaning.
Every individual has the power to change their thinking on the status quo.
Gianna is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, writer, speaker, world traveler and a passionate advocate for building a life well-lived through meaningful, impactful work. Throughout her 17-year career supporting forward-thinking change-makers, she has worked in healthcare, non-profit, research, education and government industries to improve processes and ensure top quality operational performance.
As a consultant in an executive coaching firm, Gianna noticed the increasing demands on employees and the role the environment played in their retention, performance and wellbeing. With passion and drive to change this trajectory and ensure a higher quality of life for employees, she founded W3RKWELL as a solution to workplace stress, work-related health decline and financial loss due to illness, burnout and unhealthy work environments.
She holds a masters certificate in counseling culturally diverse populations and a masters degree in education and human development from The George Washington University and a post-graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from George Mason University. Gianna completed additional post-graduate work at the Florida Institute of Technology and Stanford's Graduate School of Business in organizational behavior management and social entrepreneurship, respectively.
Gianna was elected to represent Washington, D.C. as a panel contributor for symposiums at The George Washington University and Princeton University, and has presented her innovative organizational process work at the Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. conference. She has written for EP Magazine, Behavioral Science in the 21st Century and, most recently, for the innovative publication, Business Science Magazine.
Gianna is grateful to be a part of the scientific and social impact communities doing meaningful work every day. To practice what she preaches, she balances her role at W3RKWELL by traveling, camping, reading, doing yoga, meditating, hosting dinner parties with her husband and relaxing at home with her rescue dog and cat, Franklin and Annie.
Alexandra Kopack, M.S., BCBA
Consultant, Development and outreach
Alexandra was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and recently moved to San Diego for the sunshine and variety of outdoor activities. She is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and holds a masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Alexandra joined W3RKWELL to fulfill her passion for combining well-being and Organizational Behavior Management strategies to improve both individual and organizational levels of health and work satisfaction. She enjoys serving her company and personal values through fostering and growing relationships with HR leaders, researchers and wellbeing professionals.
Sherrel Hill, BCBA
Sherrel joins the W3RKWELL team as a guest blogger to spread the word about creating healthy and engaging work environments using Organizational Behavior Management. While earning her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, Sherrel wrote articles for The Daily Toreador newspaper and also worked in media relations at the Office of Communications and Marketing. Upon graduating, Sherrel worked as a business communication instructor at Texas Tech University. Aside from her love of writing, Sherrel’s passions include yoga, meditation, reading, and going on adventures with her two young boys and husband.