Evidence-based health and well-being for entire populations.

Pro-Change Awards and Recognition

Award Winning, Evidence-Based Behavior Change Science, Technology, and Products

2016

Pro-Change received NCQA Certification for our Health Risk Intervention as a Health Appraisal under Wellness and Health Promotion WHP. Read more…

Pro-Change was granted NCQA WHP certification for our Self-Management Tools.

Pro-Change Recertified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

2015


Dr. Sara Johnson Ranked in the Top 10 of WELCOA’s Health Promotion Professionals
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Dr. Kerry Evers Named to the Institute for Interactive Patient Care Board of Directors
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Pro-Change Recertified as a Women’s Business Enterprise*
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2014


Pro-Change’s HRI: A Health Risk Assessment and Intervention was awarded Health Information Products Certification for Health Appraisals by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).URAC Gold Award
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2013


Pro-Change’s President & CEO, Janice M. Prochaska, PhD. was one of twelve women who received an Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Providence News Business Awards Luncheon. Dr. Prochaska was recognized for being well ahead of the curve in establishing disease prevention and wellness programs and evaluating their effectiveness.
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Pro-Change’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Sara Johnson, PhD, received an Award for Excellence in Reviewing for her service to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Dr. Johnson was selected from over 1,000 reviewers based on her dedication and the quality of her reviews.
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Pro-Change’s Depression Prevention program (Managing Your Mood) which is part of the LifeStyle Management Suite was listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Products.
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2012


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care, recognized Pro-Change’s LifeStyle Management Suite for a second time on their Innovations Exchange. The Innovations Exchange expedites the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care.
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2011


Pro-Change’s Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development, Kerry Evers, PhD, was recognized among “Top 40 Under Forty” by Providence Business News (PBN). Dr. Evers was chosen based on career success and community involvement. PBN seeks the best and brightest in the state of Rhode Island who have made a commitment to making a difference on a local, national, and international scale.
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2010


Pro-Change was officially granted a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
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2009


Pro-Change won the URAC Gold Award in Health Management for its LifeStyle Management Suite at the Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference.
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2008


Pro-Change’s Stress Management program (part of the LifeStyle Management Suite) was recognized by AHRQ and is included as part of their Health Care Innovations Exchange.
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2007


Pro-Change’s Stress Management program (part of the LifeStyle Management Suite) was listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices.
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Pro-Change won the Tibbetts Award for excellence in designing, implementing, and disseminating programs built from Small Business Innovation Research grants. Tibbetts Awards are presented to companies that are beacons of promise and models of excellence in high technology.
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Patricia H. Castle, PH.D.

Vice President of Data Science

pcastle@prochange.com

Dr. Castle is responsible for the implementation of advanced statistical methods to meet the research objectives of partners and policymakers. She provides technical leadership and expert guidance on projects relating to research design, data management, statistical methodology, and program evaluation. Dr. Castle works in collaboration with principal investigators in the development, implementation, and testing of federally-funded randomized trials focusing on behavior change.

Dr. Castle earned her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island with specialization in behavioral science, quantitative methods, and clinical psychology. She has received the URI Research Ethics Fellowship, the Peter Merenda Prize in Statistics and Research Methodology, and multiple Citation Awards from the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Her research focuses on multiple health behavior change and quantitative methods. She is particularly interested in cross-sectional and longitudinal meta-analytic techniques, measurement development, and program evaluation for interventions based on the Transtheoretical Model.

Our Building’s History

History of the Hazard Mill on the Saugatucket River in the Village of Peace Dale in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Hazard Mill

The Hazard family settled in Rhode Island in 1639 in towns surrounding what is known today as Portsmouth, RI. The next few generations of the family moved across the bay into South Kingstown where they owned large plantations with sheep.

In 1799 the Hazard’s home weaving moved from farmhouse to mill when Rowland Hazard purchased half interest in the Peace Dale mill from Benjamin Rodman. His involvement in the business grew and by 1812 he had purchased the mill privilege outright. He invested money in machinery including primitive water power looms for carding wool and by 1815 he ran a small fully operated manufacturing operation that is said to be one of the first such textile plants in America. In 1819, his sons Isaac Peace Hazard and Rowland G. Hazard took over mill operations. The purchase of this mill was the beginning of the Hazard family empire, which dominated village life for more than a century.

In 1823, Peace Dale had about 30 inhabitants and was growing slowly. In the mid 1840’s the original mill burned down and was replaced by a building made out of a fireproof stone with additions added in the following years. In 1848 the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company was incorporated and led by Isaac and Rowland G. who installed a power spinning jack and began manufacturing kersey cloth and linsey-woolsey. This was a major turning point for the small village of Peace Dale. In 1858, many new buildings began to be erected due to Rowland G. Hazard’s funding and design. The smaller buildings were used for many mill activities including wool storage, a workers’ dining room, even a chemical laboratory. The additional buildings also included a meeting house, a church, and most importantly an office building which included a post office, a village store, and a mill workers’quarters. Over the next several decades Rowland G. Hazard influenced the construction and design of numerous additional buildings, accounting for more than half of what is built today in Peace Dale.

During the Civil War, the mill had a contract to make 50,000 army blankets. President Lincoln received one of the Peace Dale shawls. After the war, a new 3-story weaving building was constructed that covered a half acre. In this building they manufactured serge* and cheviots**. Peace Dale cloth won first prize at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Its serges won first prize at the Chicago World’s Fair, as well as a gold medal in Paris in 1901. By 1900 the Peace Dale population was 1500 and 40% of that population worked in the mill. During World War I, women asked the mill to make knitting yarn so they could knit items for the soldiers. The mill manufactured khaki colored cloth for the army as well. One thousand workers were said to be employed in the mill during WWI.

In 1918, Rowland Hazard III, son of Rowland G. Hazard, sold the mill to M.T. Stevens and Sons who operated it until 1947. The two-story stone facade and bell tower are all that remain of the stone mill built by the Hazards in the mid-1840’s.

Interesting fact about Rowland Hazard III: Rowland Hazard III struggled with alcoholism, which led to his direct involvement in what is today Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). His own efforts at recovery were markedly influenced by his consultation with psychologist Carl Jung.

* Serge is a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides, made with a two-up, two-down weave. The worsted variety is used in making military uniforms, suits, great coats and trench coats.

** Cheviot, woollen fabric made originally from the wool of Cheviot sheep and now also made from other types of wool or from blends of wool and man-made fibers in plain or various twill weaves.

Thomas Michalek, M.S.

Software Architect

tmichalek@prochange.com

Mr. Michalek, who has been developing and implementing computer based expert systems for over 30 years, is the designer and developer of Pro-Change’s software engine TTMX.

He received his M.S. Degree in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Seth Crothers

Director of Technology

scrothers@prochange.com

Mr. Crothers leads Pro-Change’s use of technology, both in product development and operations. His previous work includes development of data driven web applications and management of an intranet for a 40,000 employee company.

He received a degree in engineering from Virginia Tech and is an IBM Certified Application Developer.

Sara S. Johnson, Ph.D.

Co-President & CEO

sjohnson@prochange.com

As co-President & CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc., Dr. Johnson is deeply and passionately committed to leveraging the undeniable power and reliability of behavior change science to empower people to experience life-changing breakthroughs. At Pro-Change, she leads business development and strategic initiatives. She brings to her role over 20 years of experience developing behavior change solutions in a variety of domains, including weight management, tobacco cessation, medication adherence, and medical education. She is also the Co-Editor of The Art of Health Promotion.

Dr. Johnson received the co-recipient of the Health Enhancement Research Organization’s Mark Dundon Research Award and was named the Health Care Services Woman to Watch by Providence Business News in 2018. In 2015, she was selected as a Top 10 Health Promotion Professional by the Wellness Council of America. Most recently, she was named one of the 2019 50 on Fire by Rhode Island Inno.

Dr. Johnson has been the principal investigator on over $6 million in National Institutes of Health grants to examine the effectiveness of evidence-based health and well-being interventions and has more than 40 publications including refereed research publications, book chapters, and published reports. She is currently leading new initiatives to integrate individual- and culture-level interventions to enhance well-being; increase engagement with evidence-based mobile apps that promote behavior change; and develop interventions for pain self-management, sleep, and financial well-being.

Sara received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and is currently an adjunct faculty member to the Psychology Department.

Publications

Johnson, S.S. & Evers, K.E. (2015). Advances in multiple behavior change. The Art of Health Promotion, March/April 2015, Vol. 29, No. 4, TAHP-6-TAHP-8. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.29.4.tahp

Johnson, S.S. & Castle, P.H. (2015). How do sleep, food, mood, and exercise relate to well-being? The Art of Health Promotion, March/April 2015, Vol. 29, No. 4, TAHP-4-TAHP-5. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.29.4.tahp

Johnson, S.S. & Evers, K.E. (2015). Using individually tailored and mobile behavior change solutions to promote multiple behavior change. The Art of Health Promotion, March/April 2015, Vol. 29, No. 4, TAHP-8-TAHP-10. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.29.4.tahp

Johnson, S.S., Castle, P.H., VanMarter, D.L., Roc, A., Neubauer, D., Auerbach, S., DeAguiar, E. (2015). The effect of physician continuing medical education on patient-reported outcomes for identifying and optimally managing obstructive sleep apnea. JCSM, 11(3), 197-204.

Johnson, S.S., Paiva, A., Mauriello, L., Prochaska, J.O., Redding, C., & Velicer, W.F. (2014). Coaction in Multiple Behavior Change Interventions: Consistency Across Multiple Studies on Weight Management and Obesity Prevention. Health Psychology, 33(5), 475-480.

Kaegi, J. & Johnson, S.S. (2014, October 20). 4 elements of a well-designed wellness program. Employee Benefit News. http://ebn.benefitnews.com/blog/beadvised/4-elements-of-a-well-designed-wellness-program-2744451-1.html#Login

Johnson, S.S. & Cook, B.  (2013). Using the Transtheoretical Model to Promote the Adoption & Maintenance of Regular Exercise.  In C. Nigg (Ed.) ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Exercise. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Johnson, S.S. (2012). Maximizing Behavior Change by Matching Your Message to Clients’ Readiness to Exercise. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal, 17(1), 1-3.

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., Paiva, A., Brown, J.J. (2012). Measuring Effectiveness of Continuing Medical Education Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. CE Measure, 6 (3), 32-40.

Russell, B., Maher, G. Prochaska, J.O., Johnson, S.S. (2012). Strategic Approaches to Continuing Medical Education: Applying the Transtheoretical Model & Diffusion of Innovation Theory. CE Measure, 6 (3), 27-31.

Yin, H.-Q., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., Redding, C.A., Paiva, A.L., Blissmer, B., Velicer, W.F., Johnson, S.S., & Kobayashi, H. (2013). Treatment-enhanced paired action contributes substantially to change across multiple health behaviors: Secondary analyses of five randomized trials. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 62-71. doi: 10.1007/s13142-013-0193-4.

Dempsey-Fanning, A., Johnson, S.S., Westhoff, C.W. (2011). Prediction of oral contraception continuation using the Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43(1), 23-29.

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O. (2009). Proactive health consumerism: An important new tool for worksite health promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23, S1-S8.

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., & Evers, K.E. (2008). The impact of Transtheoretical Model-based multiple behavior interventions on nutrition. In N.E. Bernhardt & A.M. Kasko (Eds.) Nutrition for Middle-Aged and Elderly (pp.195-212). Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers.

Johnson, S.S, Paiva, A.L. Cummins, C., Johnson, J.L. Dyment, S., Wright, J.A., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, JM., Sherman, K. (2008). Evidence-based Multiple Behavior Intervention for Weight Management: Effectiveness on a Population Basis. Preventive Medicine, 46(3), 238-246. PMC 2327253

Prochaska, J.O., Johnson, S.S., & Lee, P. (2008). The Transtheoretical Model of behavior change. In S.A. Shumaker, J.K. Ockene, & K.A. Riekert (Eds.), The Handbook of Behavioral Change, Third Edition. New York: Springer.

Johnson, S.S., Driskell, MM., Johnson, J.L, Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Zwick, W. (2006). Efficacy of a Transtheoretical model based expert system for antihypertensive adherence. Disease Management, 9,(5), 291-301.

Johnson, S.S., Driskell, MM., Johnson, J.L, Dyment, S., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., Bourne, l. (2006). Transtheoretical model intervention for adherence to lipid-lowering drugs. Disease Management, 9(2), 102-114.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., & Johnson, S.S. (2006). Assessing readiness for adherence to treatment in W.T. O’Donohue & E.R.Levensky (Eds.) Promoting Treatment Adherence, pp.35-46. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Mauriello, L. M., Driskell, M. M., Sherman, K. J., Johnson, S. S., Prochaska, J. M., & Prochaska, J. O. (2006). Acceptability of a school-based intervention for the prevention of adolescent obesity. Journal of School Nursing, 22, 269-277.

Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Fava, J.L., Rugiero, L., LaForge, R.G., Rossi, J.S., Johnson, S.S. & Lee, P.A. (2001). Counselor and stimulus control enhancements of a stage-matched expert system intervention for smokers in a managed care setting. Preventive Medicine, 32, 23-32.

Sarkin, J.A., Johnson, S.S., & Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M. (2001). Applying the Transtheoretical Model to regular moderate exercise in an overweight population: Validation of a stages of change measure. Preventive Medicine, 33, 462-469.

Kerry E. Evers, Ph.D.

Co-President & CEO

kevers@prochange.com

Dr. Evers leads projects focusing on the development and dissemination of tailored interventions, methods to increase their impact, and approaches for integrating them into population based systems. These programs focus on a variety of behaviors including lifestyle management, well-being, stress management, bullying prevention, substance abuse avoidance, and unwanted pregnancy prevention.

In July 2011, Dr. Evers was named one of Rhode Island’s top business people in the annual “40 Under Forty” feature in Providence Business News (PBN) based on her career success and community involvement. She obtained Pro-Change’s first SBIR funding from NIH in 1998, and has been integral in the awarding and implementation of many of Pro-Change’s major corporate contracts including its largest with Healthways. She also led two contracts from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examining the use of the Internet for behavior change, led the work with the Channing Bete Company for school-based programs and led contracts with several businesses in England, the Netherlands and Israel. In 2009 she was one of 20 experts invited by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Monitor Institute to participate in the “Forum on the Future Impact of Neuroscience and Behavior Change.”

Dr. Evers has close to 40 publications including refereed research publications, book chapters, and published reports. She has been invited to speak at close to 100 meetings and conferences in the U.S. and in over 10 countries including South Africa, Thailand, Australia, and several in Europe. She is a skilled public speaker, able to convey complex scientific research into easily understood and practical applications for her audience.

Dr. Evers, who holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, is adjunct faculty at URI, an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Health Promotion, and is actively involved in the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. She also serves on the Board of Directors for South Kingstown CARES, a non-profit volunteer organization.

In 2008, Dr. Evers was selected by the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense as one of 50 leaders from across the country to participate in the 76th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC).In 2009 she received an invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the 56th Annual National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College.

Publications

Articles

Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., Castle, P.H., Johnson, J.L., Prochaska, J.M., Rula, E.Y., Coberley, C., & Pope, J.E. (In press). Enhancing multiple domains of well-being by decreasing multiple health risk behaviors: A randomized clinical trial. Population Health Management.

Jordan, P., Evers, K., Burke, K., King, L., & Nigg, C. (2011). A computerized, tailored intervention to address behaviors associated with PTSD in veterans: Rationale and design of STR2IVE. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1, 595-604.

Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., Johnson, J.L., Castle, P.H., Prochaska, J.M., Sears, L.E., Rula, E.Y., & Pope, J.E. (2011). The Well-being Assessment for Productivity: A well-being approach to presenteeism. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53, 735-742.

Johnson, SS, Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O. (2009). Proactive health consumerism: An important new tool for worksite health promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23, S1-S8.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.O., Van Marter, D.F., Johnson, J.L., & Prochaska, J.M. (2007). Transtheoretical-Based Bullying Prevention Effectiveness Trials In Middle Schools and High Schools. Educational Research, 49(4), 397-414.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., & Evers, K.E. (in press). Stress management using the transtheoretical model. Stress Management, edited by Koji Takenaka. To be published in Japan by Yumani.

Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Van Marter, D., & Johnson, J.L. (2007) Efficacy and effectiveness trials: examples from smoking cessation and bullying prevention. Journal of Health Psychology, 12(1), 170-178.

Wallace, L.M., Evers, K.E., Wareing, H., Dunn, O.M., Newby, K., Paiva, A., & Johnson, J.L. (2007). Informing school sex education using the stages of change construct: sexual behaviour and attitudes towards sexual activity and condom use of children aged 13-16 in England. Journal of Health Psychology, 12(1), 179-183.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.O., Johnson, J.L., Mauriello, L.M, Padula, J.A., & Prochaska, J.M. (2006). A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Population and Transtheoretical-Based Stress Management Intervention. Health Psychology, 25 (4), 521-529.

Johnson, J.L., Evers, K.E., Paiva, A.L., Van Marter, D.F., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., Mauriello, L.M., Cummins, C.O., Padula, J.A. (2006). Prevention profiles: Understanding youth who do not use substances. Addictive Behaviors, 31(9), 1593-1606.

Evers, K.E. (2006). eHealth Promotion: The use of the internet for health promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion, 20(4):suppl 1-7, iii.

Evers K.E., Cummins C.O., Prochaska J.O., & Prochaska J.M. (2005). Online Health Behavior and Disease Management Programs: Are We Ready for Them? Are They Ready for Us? Journal of Medical Internet Research 7(3), e27.

Evers, K.E. (2004). The use of the Transtheoretical Model with adolescents: Issues, interventions, and outcomes. In S. Keller & W.F. Velicer (Eds.), Research on the Transtheoretical Model: Where are we now, where are we going? (pp. 44-47). Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.

Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Johnson, J.L., Paiva, A. Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M., (2004). Assessing stage of change and informed decision making for Internet participation for health promotion and disease management. Managed Care Interface, 17(8), 27-32.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Driskell, M.M., Cummins, C.O., & Velicer, W.F. (2003). Strengths and weaknesses of health behavior change programs on the Internet. Journal of Health Psychology, 8(1), 63-71.

Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O., Driskell, M.M., Evers, K.E., Wright, J.A., Prochaska, J.M., Velicer, W.F. (2003). Development of review criteria to evaluate health behavior change websites. Journal of Health Psychology, 8(1), 55-63.

Redding, C.A., Prochaska, J.O., Pallonen, U.E., Rossi, J.S., Velicer, W.F., Rossi, S.R., Greene, G.W., Meier, K.S., Evers, K.E., Plummer, BA, & Maddock, JE. (1999) Transtheoretical individualized multimedia expert systems targeting adolescents’ health behaviors. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 6, 144-153.

Evers, K.E., Harlow, L.L., Redding, C.A., & LaForge, R.G. (1998). Longitudinal changes in stages of change for condom use in women. American Journal of Health Promotion, 13 (1), 19-25.

Evers, K.E., Bishop, C.H., Gerhan, L.S., & Weisse, C.S. (1997). AIDS educator effectiveness as a function of sexual orientation and HIV status. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27 (10), 902-914.

Book Chapters

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., & Evers, K.E. (2008). The impact of Transtheoretical Model-based multiple behavior interventions on nutrition. In N.E. Bernhardt & A.M. Kasko (Eds.) Nutrition for Middle-Aged and Elderly (pp.195-212). Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers.

Redding, C.A., Velicer, W.F., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.O. (2007). Preventing Postpartum Relapse: Some New Approaches to Meeting the Challenge. In Hannover, W., Roske, K., & Thyrian, J.R. (Eds.) Smoking Cessation and relapse Prevention in Women Post Partum. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., & Tsuda, A. (2006). Transtheoretical-based expert systems guiding youth to have healthier, less stressful lives. In Tsuda, A., Ohya, Y, & Tanno, Y. eds., Clinical Stress Psychology, Tokyo: University of Tokyo. (Written in Japanese).

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., & Tsuda, A. (2006, in press). Proactive Home-based stress management using the Transtheoretical model. In Tsuda, A.& Prochaska, J.O., eds., Modern Esprit, special issue for New Practice of Stress Management, Tokyo: Shibundo. (written in Japanese).

Prochaska, J.O., Redding, C.A., & Evers, K. (2002). The Transtheoretical Model and Stages of Change. In K. Glanz, B.K. Rimer & F.M. Lewis, (Eds.) Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Burkholder, G.J., & Evers, K.E. (2001). Application of the Transtheoretical Model to Several Problem Behaviors. In P. M. Burbank & D. Riebe (Eds.) Promoting Exercise and Behavior Change in Older Adults: Interventions with the Transtheoretical Model. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

Our Team and Publications

Inspiring Leadership

Strong Team

Love to spend time being active outside.
Seth Crothers Senior Vice President of Technology
I reflect on the good things that have happened each day.
Patricia H. Castle, Ph.D. Vice President of Data Science
Like Cicero said, if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Carol O. Cummins, M.L.I.S., M.Ed. Senior Vice President Product Development and Strategy
Despite my busy schedule, I make sure to fit in a workout or run at least every other day.
Janet Johnson, Ph.D. Senior Vice President of Innovation and Implementation
I run regularly to stay fit and focused.
Dave Armitage, PMP Vice President of Business Management and Development
I strive to be thrifty, healthy, and always jolly.
Marissa Joly Business Development Associate
I enjoy biking with my daughters to the playground.
Kevin Lague, M.L.I.S Front-End Developer
I enjoy chasing my kids around the backyard.
Daniel Siefert, B.S., HCISPP Director, IT Operations
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."--Dalai Lama
Deborah Van Marter, M.P.H. Director of Client Relations
I enjoy quiet time for restoration and reflection.
Susanne Vieira Editorial Assistant

Experienced Consultants

I strive to thrive every day by doing something purposeful.
James O. Prochaska, Ph.D. Consultant
I often walk the famous 350 Dipsea Steps for the purpose of volunteering at the Library.
Janice M. Prochaska, Ph.D. Consultant, Former President & CEO
I enjoy exercising outdoors: hiking, mountain biking, and x-country skiing.
Thomas Michalek, M.S. Software Architect
I relax by swimming at the Y and walking my dogs.
Carrie Coren Graphic Design Consultant
I'm a big fan of yoga & all the health benefits it offers.
Lois Hamblet, B.S. Financial Consultant
I prefer experiences with friends & family vs. material things.
Cindy Umanzor, M.P.H. Consultant

About Us

“Tailored to individuals…scaled to populations…driven by science and technology”

Pro-Change’s Vision Statement

Optimal well-being for every person and every organization.

Pro-Change Mission Statement

Create evidence-based behavior change solutions that optimize population health and well-being.

Who we are

Pro-Change is an internationally recognized behavior change company that partners with wellness companies and institutions to produce award-winning programs that are designed to reduce multiple health risk behaviors and to enhance multiple domains of well-being while lowering health care costs and increasing productivity. As leaders in the development of behavior change programs, we build the most advanced science of behavior change into our programs.

Contact Us

Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.

Phone: 401-360-2980
Mailing Address:
1174 Kingstown Road
Suite 101
South Kingstown, RI 02879

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