Blue Zones Project, Jacksonville Executive Director Announced

Jacksonville, FL, November 14, 2022Blue Zones Project in Jacksonville today announced the appointment of Nicole Hamm as the Executive Director of Blue Zones Project®, Jacksonville. Hamm will be responsible for leading the rollout and local implementation of Blue Zones Project.

“I’m excited to be doing this inspired, important work, and to be collaborating alongside many community leaders already working on initiatives to bring positive change and improved well-being to Jacksonville,” said Hamm. “I am honored to be able to recruit and lead a full-time team in Jacksonville, and I’m proud of my city for aligning on this big vision to make Jacksonville a better place for everyone to live, work, learn, pray, and play.

Hamm is a Jacksonville native whose parents were both military service members, and she brings a strong background in community organizing, systems implementation, and strategic planning to the role. Most recently, Hamm worked in finance and corporate supply chain management at Eastern Quality Foods, and was previously the President of the Rotaract Club of Jacksonville Beaches and the Senior Vice President of the Jacksonville Urban League Professionals. Hamm studied business administration at Howard University and serves on the board of B.E.A.M. (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry).

Blue Zones Project is actively recruiting and hiring now in Jacksonville.

Brought to Jacksonville through a coalition of leading community partners, Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to enable community members to live better, longer lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life. Blue Zones Project was launched in Jacksonville in June of 2022 through an innovative sponsorship by Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, the City of Jacksonville, Community First Credit Union, Florida Blue, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Mayo Clinic, UF Health, and the United Way of Northeast Florida.

Based on principles developed by Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Zones” and “The Blue Zones Solution,” Blue Zones Project is designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to the built environment, food environment, policy, and social networks.

To learn more about Blue Zones Project in Jacksonville, contact Nicole or visit bluezones.com/jax.

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