Denis Angus worked over 20 years in manufacturing in various roles and responsibilities in Human Resources. She acquired her SPHR in 2004 and was sure she melted her brain trying to pass it on the first try. Although as a Generalist she was well-versed in all aspects of HR, her real passion was in Occupational Health and Wellness. She was among the first to start a wellness program in the '90s (well before it became popular) for a steel processing company. The wellness program encompassed, yearly on-site health risk appraisals, an on-site nurse, regular glucose and blood pressure monitoring, on-site vision testing, job rotation, aggressive light duty program and EAP assistance. The operation worked 24/7 and never locked its doors making it impossible for employees to maintain their health with regular doctor appointments. The program was very popular with the employees and considerable cost savings for it self-insured medical plan.
Now as a consultant, Denise has had the time to write a book entitled “Get A Puppy: A Guide To Surviving Grief,” which deals with the myths and misunderstandings of society that create huge roadblocks in recovering from loss. The book is an easy read, based on real life experiences, inspirational and motivational encouragement with a good dose of compassion. the sole purpose to help the reader survive or help someone else survive the trauma of losing loved ones in death.