A new phase…

Spring 2015

Rose has formally retired from UPMC Health Plan in Pittsburgh, PA. She is presently engaged as a behavioral consultant with selected organizations. She looks forward to spending more quality time with family and friends, and pursuing other aspirations such as global travel and bird photography.

Rose’s webinars now available online

September 2014

A series of three webinars led by Dr. Rose Gantner are now available online. The webinars, produced by and available through TMGovU, are free of charge. Certificates of Completion are available, and completion of the webinars may count toward professional certification.

For more information, visit the Webinars page.

Rose to present series of webinars on workplace health and wellness

March 2014

Dr. Rose Gantner will be leading three webinars on workplace health and wellness, wellbeing, and moving from less stress to more resilience. The webinars, produced by on April 16, April 24, and May 1, 2014 from noon to 1:00 p.m. ET, will be streamed live and will also be recorded and made available for later viewing.

In the Wednesday, April 16 webinar entitled Building a Culture of Health and Promoting Resilient Organizations, Rose will talk about how wellness, wellbeing and resilience complement one another to strengthen the body against physical and emotional stresses and in turn help combat spiraling health care costs.

On Thursday, April 24 Rose will lay out the business case and cultural implications for implementing health, wellness, and resilience programs at work, in a session called The Wellness Business Case & Cultural Implications.

In the final webinar in the series, Wellness Strategies and Interventions on Thursday, May 1, Rose will discuss strategies and inverventions to increase behavior change, participation, engagement, and job satisfaction. Also scheduled is a discussion of brain health and how to make sustainable behavioral changes.

Registration for any or all of the webinars is free; details on the Events page.

Rose’s Homeland Security service wraps up

December 2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee in Washington, DC, on which Dr. Rose Gantner has been serving with other experts nationwide for over ten months, has completed its work for the Department of Homeland Security.

The Committee reviewed current workforce resilience efforts, identified gaps, and provided recommendations for a 5–year strategy to improve DHS’s current resilience programs. This led to the committee’s report and book, A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Front Line. The book, available through IOM library, stresses the importance of strong leadership, communication, measurement, and evaluation in the organization. It includes recommendations for a 5-year plan that will promote centralized strategic direction and resource investment to improve readiness and resilience at the department.

Dr. Gantner’s works are quoted in the book, as well as works of colleagues such as Dr. Gail Wagnild.

The book was released in September, 2013. For more information visit

Workplace Wellness selected as textbook for graduate study

May 28, 2013

Dr. Rose K. Gantner’s book Workplace Wellness: Performance with a Purpose has been selected as a required text for the MS in Human Resource Management program at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Rose to serve on Homeland Security committee

February 26, 2013

Dr. Rose K. Gantner joins nine other leading experts selected to serve on the Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience. The committee, part of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, is tasked with conducting a nine-month study on how to improve the physical and mental well-being of the Department of Homeland Security workforce. After assessing best-known practices as well as the department’s current capabilities, the committee will identify gaps in current resilience programming and create a five-year plan for the department’s DHSTogether program. For more details, visit

Rose to give Kansas Wellness keynote

February 15, 2013

The Kansas Wellness Council has announced that Dr. Rose Gantner, Ed.D. will be giving the keynote speach at their annual conference in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Gantner’s speach is currently entitled Optimize the Environment, Reduce Healthcare Costs with Engagement and Resilient Strategies.

Rose to give Nurse Practitioner keynote

February 5, 2013

Wellness expert Dr. Rose Gantner has been tapped to give the keynote address on Wellness, Engagement and Resilience at this year’s conference of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania.