About Us

USA Wellness Café ™ is a brand of Hopson Global Education and Training. The mission of the USA Wellness Café website is to provide stress management tools to emergency responders and hospital workers at no cost to them.

Clients We Have Served

  • The American Psychological Association
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Pearson Education/Prentice Hall
  • McClatchy Newspapers
  • National Public Radio
  • VA Medical Centers nationwide
  • Elsevier Corporation
  • American Intercontinental University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Achieve Solutions, Inc.
  • International Association of Firefighters
  • Mountain States Health Alliance
  • Medical Planning Resources (consultants to The White House)
  • Business & Legal Reports, Inc.
  • M.C. Strategies
  • ExxonMobil
  • Novation Trust (2,300 hospitals)
  • Emergency Medical Certifications, Inc.
  • Healthstream/Columbia HCA Hospitals
  • Employee Assistance Programs (for 15% of America's Fortune 500 Companies)
  • U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Alinea Group
  • Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service
  • MonsterLearning
  • Demand Media

Our Promotional Partners Include:

  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • EMS State Authority Boards nationwide
  • Public Health Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • McClatchy Newspapers (300 worldwide)


Judi Light Hopson

Judi Light Hopson, Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Ph. 423.743.9052

USA Wellness Café Content Development

Writers, speakers, and counselors who provide content for the USA Wellness Café are subject matter experts in their respective fields. All work pro bono to ensure delivery of stress management content at no cost to America’s Health Workers and Emergency Responders.

Shanna Light, Editor-in-Chief

Shanna has worked for two major hospital corporations, HCA Healthcare and Mountain States Health Alliance. Her expertise in working with hospital staff, along with experience in direct patient care, enhances her insight into all stress issues of health workers. Shanna has edited psychology-related content ranging from doctoral dissertations to college textbooks.

Authors' Advisory Board

Jeff Brunson

Jeff BrunsonJeff is a leadership coach who works with individuals in upper management at VA Medical Centers and hospital corporations. He has worked one-on-one with executives at companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Allstate. Jeff holds seminars and provides speaking services nationwide. He is the author of several professional development self-help books.

Mary White Kennedy

Mary White KennedyMary is an international speaker who developed learning programs for University of Houston over a four-year period. She has directed global learning programs for corporations such as Exxon, Chevron and Shell Oil. Mary is a Certified Master in Accelerated Learning Delivery and Design. Presently, she is owner and CEO of Mary Kennedy & Associates, Inc.

Bernie McCann, Ph.D., CEAP

Bernie McCAnn, Ph.D., CEAPBernie is a workplace consultant and trainer who specializes in mental health care. His expertise includes quantitative healthcare research and workplace wellness initiatives. Bernie also is a subject matter expert on Employee Assistance Programs, quality assurance of behavioral healthcare, and program management of national workplace substance abuse.

He has provided expert training and education for such entities as: EAPA, EASNA, APS Healthcare, ValueOptions, US Post Office, Johns Hopkins University FSAP, George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Magellan Behavioral Health, US Small Business Administration, MASI Research, Interlock EFAP, US Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs, Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, as well as labor unions, small businesses and non-profits.

Keith Crochiere, CEO, EAP Network in New England

Keith Crochiere, CEO, EAP Network in New EnglandEAP Network serves over 100 organizations in News England. Keith, a psychologist and behavioral health expert, is frequently asked to speak on a variety of human resources topics. Those topics include: working with difficult people, conflict negotiation, giving and receiving feedback, and listening skills.

Keith has held graduate faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), Bridgewater State College, and Western New England College. His lectures have focused on chemical dependency, organizational behavior, and management topics.

Eric Benson

Eric BensonEric is a stress management expert who provides services via speaking engagements. He speaks at meetings, conferences, workshops, and retreats for professional associations, government agencies, and corporate clients. Eric is a firm believer that personal happiness affects one’s work and personal life immensely. "Smile More & Stress Less!" is the centerpiece of his work. This philosophy emerged out of years of activities that included designing programs and delivering solutions so people could be more successful in their Team Building, Customer Satisfaction, and Process Improvement efforts.

USA Wellness Café Business Opportunities

Good business solutions empower America’s healthcare system. If you would like to advertise your product or service with our program in the Life section of USA Today Newspaper or on the USA Wellness Café website, please contact us at the email provided below. We will help you to share your story about offerings for our targeted audience.

Our goal is to assist health workers and health organizations in finding good products and services that lower stress for individuals and departments. We can help you to direct your marketing message.

Café Business Directors

Randall Light, Executive Business Director

Randall worked extensively in business management for companies such as AT&T and Alltel before founding Ovation Wireless Management. He is the managing partner of Universal Wellness Online, LLC, publisher of work/life content for the USA Wellness Café.

Richard Burghgraef, Sponsorship Business Director

Rich is President and CEO of Randolph Sterling, Inc. He is also a Trusted Advisor at Vistage International.

Vistage International and its affiliates have 15,000 members in 15 countries, representing the world’s leading chief executive organization. Vistage offers a unique combination of resources for accelerating CEO and key executive business performance.

Rich oversees the advertising team members who engage sponsors for the USA Wellness Café in USA Today newspaper and on the website.

Contact us to become a sponsor of the USA Wellness Café via Judi Light Hopson: [email protected]