Denise Dumont-Bernier

Denise Dumont, PT, has been in the occupational health field for over 25 years, beginning her career as an on-site physical therapist contracted to Bath Iron Works, UnumProvident, Cole Haan, Saunders Brothers, Portland Press Herald, and many others, and expanded into directing multiple Occupational Medicine physician practices.

She currently serves as the WorkStrategies Coordinator for Saco Bay Orthopedics & Sports Physical Therapy, a division of Select Medical with over 38 centers in Maine and expanding. She serves as clinical mentor and business liaison, and is pleased to be back in her roots as a physical therapist.

She has served as the Director of hospital-based occupational Medicine departments at MaineGeneral Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care, and as Area Manager of US. HealthWorks Medical Group.  She was also responsible for developing MaineGeneral’s Express Care services and the very successful Wellness services for over 4000 hospital employees and several businesses throughout the region.

Denise has also served as the Executive Director at OMC, a Wellness Workdays company, a private business recognized locally and nationally as a leader in effective health behavior change, worksite-based health coaching and wellness designed to deliver results.

She holds a degree in physical therapy from Simmons College, Boston. She has years of experience with providing on-site occupational health, industrial rehabilitation and with integrating worksite wellness services for many well-known Maine employers. She works strategically with business owners, safety and HR professionals to enhance employee health and wellbeing, and is results-oriented. Denise has been a member of the Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) medical advisory board for over 25 years and was the chairperson for the “Healthy People of the Kennebec Valley” business-driven worksite wellness council.   She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on a variety of topics.

Denise has always been passionate about the injury prevention and the health and safety of Maine workers. She believes that employers have a critical role and the power to influence healthcare consumerism through their employees and their families. In partnership, a healthier community can be built, and healthy and productive employees mean healthier Maine businesses.