Collaboratively, we help you and/or your organization achieve a high level of strategic wellness. We are intensely focused on a holistic wellness approach comprising relational, organizational, physical, psychological and spiritual dynamics.
Against a backdrop of thirty (30) plus years of working and living internationally, our collective experience in senior level executive leadership, private psychosocial practice, senior management in government and industry, and our comprehensive academic credentials uniquely position us to help you examine, explore, determine and implement creative solutions to complex challenges.
Dr. Roy Panzarella is a Managing Partner of Strategic Wellness Group. The path less traveled characterizes Roy’s journey which is rooted in unyielding personal and professional integrity. His military, corporate and academic experiences bring a depth of knowledge and a breadth of expertise transcending multiple disciplines. His thirty plus years of working and living abroad have given him a unique interpersonal perspective that enhances his training and coaching.
His professional career trajectory began at the United States Military Academy at West Point where a profound dedication to duty, honor and country laid a foundation for discipline, honor and loyalty throughout his military and civilian career.
As a proud agent of change, and a believer in volunteerism, his diverse postings give him the opportunity to give back to several communities through training and non profit board strategic planning.
Dr Panzarella is currently the Vice-President of Pacific Operations in the Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies, a Native Hawaiian Organization. Previously, he was the Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin United Arab Emirates as well as the Deputy Regional Executive for the Middle East. Before that he was the Lockheed Martin Regional Executive for Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Panzarella served as a U.S. Army Aviator and Foreign Area Officer for over twenty-seven years. He retired at the rank of Colonel in 2005.
Dr. Panzarella’s career highlights include assignments as a soldier-diplomat, when he served as the U.S. Defense Attaché to Poland, Military Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy and Aide-de- Camp and later Special Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Additionally, he led a large interagency team searching for WMD in Iraq in 2003. Earlier, he was the Dean of Student Affairs at the George Marshall Center for Security Studies in Germany. As a U.S. Army Attack Helicopter Aviator, Roy held a variety of leadership and staff positions in Korea, Hawaii and Germany.
Ms. Ballard is a U.S. trained and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Wellness Coach. With over 30 years of professional experience in assisting individuals to achieve emotional balance, her rich and varied background encompasses work in marriage and family counseling, domestic violence, addiction recovery, and wellness programs. Notable career highlights include a posting as the Chief of Social Work Services for the U.S. Armed Forces in the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg). Additionally, Jody built flourishing private practices and community wellness programs in Poland, Italy, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. While in UAE, Jody founded the Women's Heritage Walk, an annual weeklong trek through the Abu Dhabi desert. Jody maintains serious artistic hobbies including oil painting, as well as penning historical fiction. She has written two books and is nearly finished with the third one.
“I have developed an unyielding belief in the innate tendency of people to strive for balance, happiness, and peace in their lives. As beautifully flawed human beings, we are at our core good, caring, and loving. I believe we inherently seek out both nurturing relationships and meaningful work. Throughout the different phases of our lives, we grow, change, transform, learn and relearn. We evolve. Change as a constant in life, creates a myriad of challenges. When strategies are in place to handle difficult situations and solve problems, even chaos can guide us. I believe growing through adversity and turmoil is accomplished with more ease if supported and encouraged. Sometimes we need another person to assist us in finding the right path toward our goals.”