Brenna Haviland Shebel

Brenna Shebel joined the National Business Group on Health in July 2006. Her areas of focus are consumer-directed health care, consumerism, employee communications and engagement, and cancer. She coordinates the operations of the Institute on Health Care Costs and Solutions. In addition, she served as project manager for the Employer's Guide to Cancer Treatment and Prevention, a major, multi-year initiative to help employers address a growing health care challenge - cancer in the workplace.

Prior to joining the Business Group, Shebel worked for Healthy Maine Partnerships (HMP) in promoting physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco resistance activities in schools, communities and workplaces in southern Maine. At HMP, she led efforts to establish tobacco-free communities, created youth advocacy programs in three school districts, and assisted with workplace wellness initiatives. Before that, she served as a research assistant at Dartmouth Medical School where she collected data for diabetes research, and mentored adolescents with a chronic illness in a variety of clinical, academic and community settings.

Shebel received a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Shebel has also completed a certificate in benefits and compensation from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

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