Shirley has worked for Healthways, Blue Zones Project’s parent company, for nearly 15 years. As the Director of Field Operations for Senior Solutions, she executed operational delivery across 30 states and 51 fitness accounts. She was the recipient of the Healthways Well-Being Award in 2012 and implemented a remote management initiative that decreased travel expenses by 50%. Her responsibilities in other account service positions at Healthways included managing care organizations, provider networks, corporate headquarters, and members while overseeing daily program operations, increasing member engagement, and training. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Midwestern State University and serves on the board of the Fort Worth YMCA.