Desiree Watson , president and CEO of Wellness Interactive, Inc. (WI), is an award-winning entrepreneur, Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneur and serves on the Advisory Board of the UN Association of New York. Desiree has travelled globally, studying various approaches to health and complementary medicine, and has been particularly sought after by companies desiring a platform of integrative wellness education that focuses on lifestyle variations among employees. Ten years ago, Desiree founded WI to bring wellness programs to individuals, organizations and companies seeking to improve overall health, productivity and well-being. The development of WI was driven by her desire to craft a progressive model for women- owned businesses that would also support them as caregivers. The Wellness Lounge® was designed after careful consultation with physicians and therapists who practice complementary and alternative medicine. Under Desiree’s leadership, WI has constructed and managed wellness lounges throughout the country with major clients including AARP, Kaiser-Permanente, PGA/Glow Media, the NBA Wives Association and more. Recognizing the need to bring wellness programming and a “green focus” to the local community, WI launched its South Orange flagship Wellness Lounge® in November 2011, featuring the Something Healthy® store. The Wellness Lounge is a relaxing oasis where people feel inspired and empowered to improve their overall well-being through the use of interactive technology, educational events, therapeutic treatments and products made of natural and recycled materials. Through Desiree’s commitment and passion, Wellness Interactive has supported local New Jersey communities by donating over $200,000 in product and services.