Patty Sue Purpur de Vries

Engaging Hearts & Minds through a Model of Professional Fulfillment

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Patty Sue Purpur de Vries, MS
Associate Director, Faculty & Staff Wellness
Patty Sue Purpur de Vries is the associate director of faculty and staff wellness at Stanford University. Born and raised in North Dakota, Patty earned a full-athletic track scholarship to attend Stanford University, where she was a 9-time NCAA All-American and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials. In 1992, Patty purchased $40 worth of business cards and began her career as a personal fitness trainer. By 2008, she grew her fitness & wellness company, TimeOut Services, to employ over 100 employees with annual revenues of over $5 million. In January, 2009, Patty sold all corporate fitness & wellness contracts, including those with Cisco, Yahoo! and Safeway, and the rights to her trademark Community BootCamp program to Plus One Holdings of New York (now Optum). Since 2013, Patty has been with Stanford; her previous roles included wellness manager of the HealthySteps wellness program for the 14,000+ non-physician employees of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health, and the director of strategic projects for the Stanford WellMD Center. Patty holds an MS in health promotion management.

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