"Working with Erin encourages me to continue to uphold our standards of excellence." -- Nominator comment
Erin Wegner was a Boone baby and has lived in Columbia her entire life. In June, she will be celebrating her 16th year at Boone Hospital Center. Erin enjoys working at Boone and says she enjoys the people she works with because they’re able to laugh and have fun and everyone supports one another.
Erin started at Boone as a part-time administrative assistant in WELLAWARE’s corporate and community department. As the department's office coordinator, she organizes and supports community and employee events for WELLAWARE and business development, including health fairs, screenings, and flu shots.
Erin is perhaps best known for managing the Kids on Track program. Kids on Track is a summer program designed to get children and their families active over the summer months by completing a cumulative marathon. It began in Columbia, and under Erin’s leadership, is now available in 9 different mid-Missouri communities.
Erin’s nominator says, “The Kids on Track program had fallen by the wayside for a few years, but in 2012, Erin was enthusiastic and determined to bring it back to Boone and make it bigger and better than ever -- and she succeeded. She's planned successful opening and finale events for hundreds of families, complete with barbecues, bounce houses and medals. She's also approached and enlisted local businesses as mileage and event sponsors.”
Erin says she has loved how the Kids on Track program continues to grow and knows that the 2017 Kids on Track season will be just as successful.
“Often getting kids healthy starts with the parents. This program helps parents work with their kids to achieve their fitness goals and even brings families together in the process. Hopefully families are learning skills they can use throughout their lives,” says Erin.
Erin graduated from Columbia College in 2007 with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Minor in Psychology. She met her husband Bob in high school, and they have been happily married for 8 years and have two children, Owen (6) and Reese (5), who are both Boone babies.
Erin says she is a homebody who enjoys movies, puzzles, and playing games with her family.
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