Appalachian Connect

A Workforce Sustainability Program

The idea is simple: 
When your workers thrive, your business grows.

The way you treat your employees matters. It matters for recruiting and retaining good employees, for better engagement, better job satisfaction, and for improved productivity. Our employer network knows how important it is to invest in your workers and will work with you to achieve these goals.


Every employee worrying about money at work costs you three weeks productivity a year. High turnover is a huge annual expense. You gain a competitive advantage by boosting frontline employee engagement and retention. 

We can help.

Our employer partners are invested in supporting their employees so they stay longer, are happier, and feel more engaged at work. They know that helping their employees address challenges outside of work makes them better employees at work. Our employer network believes in the importance of a strong company culture, a healthy workforce, and a thriving community for their business to grow.

How it works

Resource Navigation is a new class of employee benefits that connect workers with personalized resources and ongoing support so life challenges don’t keep them from bringing their best selves to work.
The Sustainable Workforce Model decreases absenteeism, improves workers’ financial stability, and ultimately increases employee retention and engagement by offering personalized, human-to-human assistance when workers need it most. 
The CDC reports that 1 in 6 adults experienced four or more ACEs. With support from a Community Resource Navigator, a new class of employee benefit that connects workers with personalized resources and ongoing support, we can mitigate those impacts. When parents and caregivers have relief from life’s challenges, they can focus on raising healthy, connected children.
Brandi Peters

Brandi Peters

Appalachian Connect Program Coordinator

Brandi Peters is a lifelong Bristol TN native and a graduate of King University. Brandi joined
Appalachian Promise Alliance in October of 2019 as the Community Resource Navigator for the Appalachian Connect Program and believes in helping neighbors and making life easier for folks. Brandi
spent over 14 years in the corporate world of engineering, marketing, human resources and
recruiting and has seen many of the issues workers struggle with. This is why she strongly
believes in the Appalachian Connect Program and works to be able to do more for her community and
the people in it. She feels her role as Program Coordinator will allow her to do just
that! Brandi is certified in Mental Health First Aid, Building Strong Brains and Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Trauma-Informed Response and a Certified Yoga instructor to
name just a few.

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