JCA Baptist Wellness Connexion

JCA Baptist Wellness Connexion Main Content Section

man and woman doing yoga on the beach

JCA Baptist Wellness Connexion offers an innovative way to improve the health of Jewish Community Alliance members and the surrounding community.

Located inside the Jewish Community Alliance lobby, the Wellness Connexion office is an open and welcoming space staffed six days a week by Baptist Health wellness coaches (registered nurses) who provide JCA members and staff with a range of wellness services and programming designed to help them feel better and live well.

This initiative has received numerous gold awards by the JCC Association of North America which recognizes efforts across the country that hold maximum impact or potential for change within the community.

Our wellness coaches work alongside JCA staff to provide members:

  • Personalized Wellness Assessment
  • Health screening (blood pressure, body composition, glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Personalized coaching
  • Health education programming
  • Health care navigation services

In addition, health education events are held throughout the year at JCA featuring expert speakers from Baptist Health; these are open to the general public. Click here to learn more.

What is health coaching?

Health coaching is a partnership. Throughout the partnership, your health coach will be a supportive mentor, motivating you to make positive health choices that will impact your overall wellbeing intended to help you move from where you are to where you want to be.

Get Started with a Baptist Health Coach

Logo of Baptist Health JCA Wellness Connexion program

Meet your wellness coaches

Lisa Bradford, BSN, RN, CHC, CWWS
headshot photo of wellness coach Lisa Bradford

Amaris Chrispell, MSN, RN, HWNC-BC
headshot photo of wellness coach Amaris Chrispell

Classes & Events

Healing Touch at the JCA

Each Healing Touch session is 1-hour ($65.00) and will be held on Tuesday mornings between 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Free teaser sessions are available every Tuesday.

Physician Chat: Catch Your Z’s with Ease

Peter Nassar, MD, from The Jacksonville Sleep Center, shares how you can heal through the power of proper sleep.

Physician Chat: Learn Points for Healthy Joints

Jacksonville orthopedic surgeon shares what you can do to help manage and prevent foot and ankle arthritis.

Our in-person health & wellness programming may be limited at this time, but our expert and physician talks are being conducted virtually.
Here are some ways to connect with Healthy Living Centers so you don't miss out:

Recordings of recent virtual events