The Wellness Committee


Encourage habits of wellness, increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community through education and initiatives that support employees in making healthy choices with their work and home lives.


Wellness Committee has 10-15 members. Members of the Committee are selected from a broad cross-section of faculty, administrative, and support staff on campus. Membership should be inclusive of as many departments as possible. Terms are for two*three years. Meetings are monthly.

New members are solicited from the community via an all-campus Daily Message. Membership is selected by the Committee.

Nominations are now closed. Please see the list below that includes our newest members.

Duties of Members

The Wellness Committee meets once per month to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the employee wellness program. Members are expected to participate in planning events and programs, assist at events, educate and encourage worksite wellness. Members review and recommend Wellness initiatives that relate to the following areas:

  • Building relationships with co-workers, family, and friends
  • Emotional well-being
  • Financial wellness
  • Fitness/physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Quit smoking
  • Spiritual well-being
  • Stress management
  • Weight control
  • Work and home life balance

Current Members

Darlene Alderman, Development
Colleen Bethoney, VP Finance & Admin
Veronica Bosley, Dean of the Faculty’s Office
Vanessa Brown, Athletics
Scott Cunningham, Facilities
Gisela Demant, Chemistry
Susan Gaskell, VP-Campus Life Office
Rachel Louis, Ctr-Development Economics
Kevin Murphy, WCMA
Sarah Russell, Asian Studies
Julie Sniezek, Planning Design & Construction
Laura Strauch, Chemistry
Gillian Wood, Admission Office
Ashleigh Yager, Wellness Instructor

Megan Childers, Human Resources
Simone Anderson, Human Resources
Carolyn Miles, Athletics