Our Team

Jodi Davis

Jodi lost 162 pounds in 16 months, and she’s kept it off for over eight years. How did she do it? Simply by walking and eating healthier. Now Jodi is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s walking and healthy living advocate. Ten years ago Jodi attended the funeral of a family member. Like her, this woman was morbidly obese. As Jodi looked on as her family mourned she realized that it could have been her in that casket. And that is the day she decided to make a serious lifestyle change. Jodi’s personal triumph and passion for walking, coupled with her desire to help people reach their goals, make her an ideal spokesperson for healthy living. Jodi truly cares about each individual’s unique weight-loss challenges and wants to help inspire their success.  Continue Reading…
 

Grace Derocha

Grace is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes and weight-loss management educator at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a featured blogger here at A Healthier Michigan. Grace is a lover of food and a lover of life. She has lived in various places across the country but is proud to call Michigan her home. Continue Reading…

 

Sven Gustafson

Sven GustafsonSven Gustafson is a communications writer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Previously, he worked as a journalist for news outlets including The Associated Press, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He enjoys running, backyard gardening, playing with his two boys and learning to play bass guitar. Continue Reading…
 

Kristin Coppens

Kristin Coppens is the West Michigan writer for A Healthier Michigan. She has written freelance for numerous outlets in Grand Rapids, and previously worked in marketing and PR. A self-proclaimed foodie, techie, and political nerd, Kristin is a huge promoter of Grand Rapids, and Michigan as a whole. Continue Reading…

 

 

Photo of Jodi Davis: Lon Horwedel, AnnArbor.com