Natalia joined CDPHP in 2015 as a communications writer/editor. Born and raised in the Capital Region, Natalia earned a BS in marketing and management from Siena College and an MBA from Union Graduate College (now Clarkson University). A self-professed news junkie and lover of iced coffee, Natalia currently resides in North Greenbush with her husband, two kids, and a faithful yellow lab.
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Getting outdoors to work out is always nice, but extreme temperatures, inclement weather, and my personal least favorite thing of all time – humidity – can make it challenging. Luckily, our five, free Fitness Connect locations are exempt from all of these deterring factors, so you can get a work out in no matter what!
As a CDPHP employee, I consider myself very lucky to have a farmers’ and artisans’ market right in my parking lot every Thursday from June through October. I can buy fresh produce, check out amazing handmade items, and even pick up a tasty lunch.
Do you think I remember to do any of these things on a weekly basis?
Nope. That’s why I’m challenging myself – and you! – to get to the market. Oh, did I forget to mention that it’s open to the public?
Whether we like to admit it or not, we are living in a technology-crazed world. I knew I was in trouble when my not-even 2 year old learned how to scroll through Facebook on my iPhone! The good news is that we reside in an area where we can take kids to do many cool things that don’t involve media, including going to fun local parks and playgrounds. Not only is it a great way for kids to burn off energy, but they’re also free, and there’s bound to be one near you. continue reading →
One of my favorite things about CDPHP® is that we’re always searching for ways to meet members where they’re at. This means whether someone is perfectly healthy, newly diagnosed with diabetes, or managing multiple illnesses, CDPHP is trying to help them live their healthiest life.
Once again, the holidays have snuck up on me. It happens every year – the calendar flips to November and bam – I’m hit with toy catalogues and holiday commercials. While you’re making your list and checking it twice, pencil in some time to think about your flexible spending account (FSA).
Earlier this year, two members of the CDPHP communications department welcomed new babies into the world. Natalia Burkart, public relations specialist, had a son, Griffin Joseph, in January 2018. John Fil, digital marketing strategist, also had a son named Jonathan Taras in March.
Though it was my (Natalia’s) second child and John’s first, we both learned a lot and we wanted to share it with the hope that it might help others of you out there preparing to go back to work after the birth of a baby.