If Ragan looks familiar, it’s likely because she grew up in Southampton and now lives there with her husband and three young children. Ragan has always had a great love for fostering wellness in the community; she is passionate about empowering others, sharing tips and tricks to educate and improve the health of our younger generation and their parents alike. One of her own favorite self-care tips is to practice deep breathing—both before she begins her day as well as when she’s getting ready to rest and recharge at night.
Ragan earned her degree in Public Health from Stony Brook University and completed her Health Coach training from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her favorite wellness read is Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules” because the message is simple and easy to share: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” For Ragan, one of the greatest benefits of living a plant-centered lifestyle is being able to share it with her husband and children and empower them to make healthy choices.
After working for many years as the Wellness Coordinator at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute, Ragan’s passion for promoting wellness in our local schools led her to Wellness Foundation. Working with like-minded people and promoting realistic methods for improving the health of children and adults brings her great joy, and she is proud to be part of the organization.