Because the director of consumer providers and operations at Asset Well being in Troy, John Hunter leads a group that gives wellness websites and applications to shoppers across the nation, together with the College of Michigan, Jenny Craig and others.
Asset Well being helps ship options to employers and well being care suppliers of all sizes by offering a holistic method that empowers individuals to take lively possession and accountability for his or her well being.
“We work as group and give you options which are finest for our shoppers,” Hunter stated. “There are three issues I contemplate as a pacesetter: Is it proper for the consumer, our firm and our group? We will give you an answer that makes our consumer completely satisfied and is worthwhile for the corporate, but when it doesn’t work for the group, it’s not one thing that I’ll transfer ahead with. Above all, if I’m not in a position to handle my groups by guaranteeing they’ve the instruments, assets and psychological well-being to do their job efficiently, we is not going to achieve success as an organization.”
Hunter, a local of Leslie, Mich., stated he selected his profession path out of a need to assist others. He stated he needs to make an affect on individuals’s lives, not simply with their bodily well-being, however their psychological well being as nicely.
“A number of years in the past when this chance was dropped at me, I jumped at it,” he stated. “At the moment, know-how and folks’s consciousness of their well being and well-being had been actually starting to work hand in hand, not solely giving individuals extra entry to their well being info and data than ever earlier than, but additionally giving them the information and instruments to enhance their well being.
“I really love what I do,” he continued. “The affect our firm has on the well being and well-being of the lots of or 1000’s of individuals on our platform is past rewarding.”
Hunter earned a bachelor’s diploma in psychology with a concentrate on behavioral science from Western Michigan College. Whereas in Kalamazoo, he additionally earned the affections of his now-wife, Claire, who acquired a bachelor’s diploma in psychology from Kalamazoo Faculty, then later, a bachelor’s diploma in nursing from Michigan State College. She at present is a neonatal intensive care nurse at Kids’s Hospital of Michigan.
The pair met in Kalamazoo in 2006, at a job orientation.
“It was a type of issues the place the second I noticed her, I knew she was the one,” Hunter recalled. “I took her out to lunch that day and we’ve got been collectively ever since.”
The couple married in 2012, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church; a reception at The Battle Memorial adopted.
“We’ve been in Grosse Pointe Park since August of 2018,” Hunter stated. “My spouse grew up in Grosse Pointe Park and attended Grosse Pointe Academy and Grosse Pointe South. We moved right here for the superb neighborhood, the colleges and to be near her household, who all nonetheless dwell within the Park.”
The Hunters have three sons. Benjamin, 7, and William, 5, attend Defer Elementary Faculty; Thomas is 17 months outdated.
“Each of our older boys switched faculties final 12 months, one attributable to Trombly closing and the opposite transitioned from a personal preschool,” Hunter stated. “We’ve been extremely lucky to have such superb lecturers at Defer. They’ve achieved simply an incredible job working via the pandemic and making the transition for our youngsters seamless. We will’t converse sufficient about how completely satisfied we’re with the expertise we’ve got had. It actually reaffirmed our reasoning for shifting right here.”
Hunter, whose father was a trainer and coach and whose mom labored in a college administrative workplace, stated he’s so grateful for the expertise his household has had that he volunteers weekly at Defer.
“Just lately, and with all the pieces happening, I nonetheless suppose it’s necessary to volunteer,” he stated. “One factor I’ve achieved is volunteer at Defer at lunch.
“I’m very lucky to have a profession and work for a corporation that permits me time to do that,” he added. “My hope is that it helps the lecturers and faculties, however can also be an enduring reminiscence my boys can have throughout this loopy time in all of our lives.”
His volunteer work isn’t any stretch from how he spends his spare time — placing household first.
“I really like spending time with our household, tenting, watching and enjoying sports activities,” he stated. “I get pleasure from biking in the summertime and being as lively as doable within the winter. We do all the pieces open air.
“And I’m very a lot in to historical past. If I had chosen a distinct profession path, it will have been instructing historical past in some kind of capability.”
Hunter stated dwelling within the Park has been a satisfying expertise.
“Coming from very small city … after I speak to individuals in different components of the state, with all the pieces that’s gone on, we’re doing nicely,” he stated. “I feel our neighborhood is extremely sturdy. We don’t face the challenges different communities do. Some individuals may disagree with me, however we’re doing very nicely. I really respect being right here.”