Alison Heller-Ono is the founder, President and CEO of Worksite International, Inc. since 1993. Alison received her BA in Biology in 1984, followed by her MS in Physical Therapy in 1987 and worked as a clinical physical therapist until 1996 helping work-injured patients get back to work. During this time, she discovered her true passion was injury prevention and helping injured workers return to work along with educating employers on how to prevent and manage injuries more effectively. Alison become a board Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE) in 1996 as well as a Certified Disability Analyst (CDA) by the American Board of Disability Analysts. In 2009, she became a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) through the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists (BCPE). Ms. Heller-Ono is also credentialed as an Ergonomics Program Education Specialist, a designation awarded to her by the Oxford Research Institute, a national certification board in ergonomics. She is currently a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) through the Institute for Management Consultants as well.
Ms. Heller-Ono speaks nationally and internationally on workers compensation, work injury prevention and management, ergonomics (process design and management) and the ADA. She is the author of "Your Guide to Developing an Ergonomic Process", "Your Guide to Office Ergonomic Furniture and Accessories", and has authored over 35 articles on ergonomics, work injury prevention and management. She has also served as an expert witness for workers' compensation and ADA cases in California. Alison is currently the Ergonomics Manager for the County of Monterey, CA, the only county of 56 in CA with such a position. Alison has helped the County of Monterey prevent more than 350 workers' compensation injuries and save over $3 million dollars in just a few years through her aggressive ergonomics process based on lean principles and continuous improvement theory.