Joseph A. Leutzinger, Ph.D.
Founder and Principal
With over 30 years of experience in the field, Dr. Leutzinger was the Director of Health Promotion at Union Pacific Railroad. He served as President of the Academy for Health & Productivity Management from 2003-2016. In January 2005 he founded Health Improvement Solutions. The focus of this organization is to develop strategic and evaluation plans, as well as integrate human capital related functions for organizations.
Additionally, Dr. Leutzinger conducts comprehensive program evaluation projects, and has a special emphasis in shaping and sustaining cultures at work, home and in the community to support positive health practices. Dr. Leutzinger has written numerous articles and chapters on worksite health improvement topics, and has given hundreds of lectures and presentations on worksite health & productivity related issues in the U.S. and abroad. He is the co-author of the Book Why and How People Change Health Behaviors, co-editor of The Platinum Book: Practical Applications of the Health & Productivity Management Model and co-author of Dealing with Life Challenges: Fatigue Management, Stress and Mental Health.
He also serves on the board for the C. Everett Koop Health Project Awards, and as North American Judge for the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces.
Kane M. Miller, M.S.
Vice President - Operations
As Vice President of Operations at Health Improvement Solutions, Kane has worked on/overseen the development and facilitation of over 15 HRAs, several other types of instruments/surveys, multiple vendor product reviews, and numerous program evaluation efforts including claims data, corporate culture, productivity, program satisfaction, and return-on-investment. He specializes in dealing with the technical aspects of projects and is valued for his attention to detail.
In his role, Kane wears many hats overseeing and assisting with IT, marketing, purchasing, research, publication, manuscript peer reviews, presentation development, RFP development and vendor response evaluation, grant proposals, product design and development, client support, staff supervision and sub-contractor coordination, and quality control.
Prior to joining Health Improvement Solutions, Kane was employed at Nebraska Medical Center working with the Well Workplace Platinum Award winning health improvement program. He later became the Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness Programming at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where from 2002-2004 while earning his Master’s Degree in Health and Fitness Management, he evolved the University’s health improvement program to receive the Silver Well Workplace Award.
He remained affiliated with the University as an adjunct faculty member for 7 years instructing courses in the Exercise Science undergraduate program.