Bristol 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

Peters Program Coordinator
423-444-0622 ext 701

Brandi Peters is a lifelong Bristol TN native and a graduate of King University. Brandi joined
Bristol’s Promise in October of 2019 as the Community Resource Navigator for the Bristol
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 Bristol Connect Program and works to be able to do more for her community and
the people in it. She feels her role as Community Resource Navigator 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.

Melissa Roberts

Executive Director
423-444-0622 ext 700

Melissa Roberts joined Bristol’s Promise in August 2019 as the Adverse Childhood Experiences
and Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator. With over 20 years of Non Profit experience in a wide
variety of roles – from volunteer to Executive Director, Board Member, and Consultant –
community service is in her DNA. She is a member of Bristol Noon Rotary Club, the Regional
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alliance, Virginia Organizing, Campaign for Trauma-Informed
Policy and Practices, and State of TN BRFSS Stakeholders to name just a few.

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