We believe you have the power to make permanent changes in your health.
We will give you the tools to launch your own Wellness Campaign to change how you live, how you eat, how you move, and the culture of who you are.
You can lose weight and feel better by changing one habit at a time.
Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP | Medical Director
Dr. Wayne Altman is an award-winning family doctor, professor, and teacher who has dedicated his life to improving the well-being of patients, especially in the areas of general wellness and weight loss. He practices medicine in Arlington Massachusetts. The lifestyle and wellness groups that he and his partner Kerri Hawkins created have enabled countless patients to lose thousands of pounds in total. He also serves on the Wellness Committee of the Woburn Public School System. Dr. Altman is the Jaharis Family Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He also has adjunct faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Altman has received the Dr. Jack Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award at Tufts University School of Medicine, the Milton and Natalie Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Teaching Innovation, and multiple awards from Tufts for being an outstanding teacher and mentor. He has been recognized five times as one of “Boston’s Top Docs” in Boston Magazine.
Kerri Hawkins, MS, RDN, LDN, cPT | Program Director
Kerri Hawkins is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. She lives to help people become happier and live better lives through better nutritional and wellness habits. Together with Dr. Altman, she helped to create and run a series of lifestyle and wellness groups, which have enabled countless people to lose thousands of pounds in total and keep the weight off. She is a passionate advocate for finding ways even the most challenged patients can lose weight and become healthier. Kerri was awarded the Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010 and served as the President of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association in 2012-2013. She is an active and popular blogger at www.dietitiandrive.com. Kerri has an MS in Nutrition from the Tufts University School of Nutrition. She loves to exercise and participates in Ultimate Bootcamp and various soccer leagues. She enjoys running 5K, 10K and half marathon races. Her blog is at perfectpearcoaching.com/
WellnessCampaign.org is registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to help people make a permanent, positive change in their health. We use all possible tools—online, mobile, video, print, community, and in-person—to promote common-sense healthy habits. We help people lose weight and feel better—in short, to change the culture of who they are. Our focus is on permanent healthy change and weight loss rooted in established medical research, not fads or diets that don’t create permanent change and, typically, do more harm than good.
We change the culture of both communities and individuals. For an individual, changing one’s culture means grappling with the traditions and habits that we grew up with and understanding how they support or undermine the positive changes that we want to make. We help people to embrace a new culture – a new way of living – that is uniquely their own, but leads to sustainable healthier habits and lifestyle by changing what they eat, how they eat it, how they move, how they sleep, and how they get access to support from friends and family.