Mary-Ellen Rogers

Mary-Ellen Sposato Rogers

Mary-Ellen Sposato Rogers is Principal of Excellere, an exciting new health, wellness and human capital management firm that combines innovative strategies to maximize wellness and productivity.

Ms. Rogers was the founder and former CEO of Work/Life Innovations, acquired by a Fortune 500 health care provider in 2007. Work Life Innovations provided EAP, wellness, medical concierge and work/life resource & referral services to major corporations and hospitals for over 21 years including Yale New Haven Health System, Kettering Health Network, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Bank One, McDonald’s Corporation, Connecticare, ESPN, and United Technologies, to name a few. Under Mary-Ellen’s direction the company was the first vendor ever to be named an Innovative Excellence Award Winner by The Alliance for Work Life Progress, an honor they received twice (2003 and 2005).

Following the acquisition of Work/Life Innovations Mary-Ellen served as Vice President of Product Development and Practice Leader of the acquiring company, a national wellness and disease management provider.

Prior to founding Work/Life Innovations, Ms. Rogers, a social worker, was a Director of Staffing & Recruiting for The Travelers Insurance Company; and has spent many years as a Human Resource consultant, trainer and coach. Her diverse social work career includes management roles in home health care and child welfare.

Mrs. Rogers was named one of 2006’s Eight Remarkable Women in Business by The Hartford Business Journal, serves on the Board of Trustees of Providence College, the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools, and the Executive Board of Women Executives in Healthcare, and has been quoted by many periodicals including Forbes, HRMagazine, The New York Times, Business Insurance, Working Mother, Glamour, and Workforce Magazine.

She is a graduate of Providence College where she earned a BSW, attended the Graduate School of Social Work at The University of Connecticut, and completed Travelers Employee Benefits School.

Mrs. Rogers and her husband, Michael, are parents of three children, ranging in age from 33 years to 17 years, and one beloved grand-dog.