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Great Wolf Resorts Hires Mushtaq as Chief Wellness Officer

Dr. Romie Mushtaq joins Great Wolf Resorts with a mandate to focus on the well-being of the company’s 10,000 employees

By Todd R. Berger

1.4.24 Great Wolf Resorts named Dr. Romie Mushtaq to be the company’s first chief wellness officer
Great Wolf Resorts named Dr. Romie Mushtaq to be the company’s first chief wellness officer. || Courtesy of Great Wolf Resorts

Great Wolf Resorts, based in Madison, Wisconsin, appointed triple-board certified physician and noted neurologist Dr. Romie Mushtaq as the company’s first chief wellness officer. Mushtaq, who is widely recognized by the name Dr. Romie, will help establish a wellness-focused foundation for Great Wolf Resorts that includes training materials, educational tools, and specific programs to assist the company’s 10,000 employees achieve their wellness pursuits and a better sense of mindfulness.

Dr. Romie will utilize a data-driven approach to understand the needs of the company’s employees both at the resort and corporate levels, and then champion wellness initiatives to address areas of opportunity with a focus on both physical and mental well-being. As part of this effort, Dr. Romie will work to develop wellness acolytes and leaders for each of the company’s resorts, as well as corporate offices, who will develop localized initiatives to encourage and assist employees in achieving their well-being goals.

Dr. Romie has extensive experience that will assist Great Wolf Resorts in their wellness efforts, including involvement in cutting-edge research on women’s brain health and board certification in integrative medicine, which brings a holistic approach of using mind, body, and soul to assist in healing and wellness efforts. Dr. Romie has been one of the foremost stress management and workplace wellness authorities. She is the author of “The Busy Brain Cure’”, which addresses the cycle of chronic stress, anxiety, and burnout crises in many corporate environments. Dr. Romie is a proud STEMinist, a strong advocate for women and girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine.

“As our first-ever chief wellness officer, Dr. Romie will help us develop programs to further our commitment to the overall well-being of our employees and assist us in developing a culture of wellness at Great Wolf Resorts,” says John Murphy, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts. “Our employees are delivering joy to thousands of families who visit our resorts each and every day, and with Dr. Romie’s help, we are ensuring our employees have the tools and resources needed to achieve their own personal joy—both in and out of the workplace.”

“I am honored to join Great Wolf Resorts and serve our employees as their chief wellness officer,” says Dr. Romie. “By focusing on our peoples’ health, well-being, and joy, we help individuals and teams reach their full potential. I am excited to join an organization with a well-established, people-driven culture, and by adding whole-person wellness we will continue to differentiate the experience created for our people in the workplace and their personal lives.”

Prior to Great Wolf, Dr. Romie was the chief wellness officer for Evolution Hospitality, where she helped scale a customized mindfulness and wellness program to over 7,000 employees—a unique model that has led her to be a sought-after speaker and expert on workplace wellness. Dr. Romie joins Great Wolf Resorts at a time of significant growth, with more than 1,500 new keys being added to the portfolio, including new resorts in Naples, Florida; Webster, Texas; and Mashantucket, Connecticut scheduled to open over the next 18 months.