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The Role of UR Well Employee Wellness Champions

The UR Well Employee Wellness Champions team consists of faculty and staff from the University of Richmond community. Champions embody the concept of wellness, as outlined in the core values, and engage in promoting, developing, and encouraging this concept to others. The Wellness Champions team works closely with the assistant director of Wellness and the benefits and compensation specialist. Each Champion also promotes and communicates health and wellness programs, education, and provides program feedback and evaluation. By being actively engaged in this process, Champions have a direct impact on the UR Well Employee initiative at the University of Richmond.

Responsibilities of Wellness Champions

  • Communicate and share the vision and mission of UR Well Employee with faculty and staff across campus
  • Commit to actively participating in making the initiatives and programs offered by UR Well Employee successful
  • Serve as a role model for healthy living in both home and work environments by promoting a culture of well-being
  • Support a team environment, encourage faculty and staff involvement and strive for continued improvement of their health and the health of their colleagues
  • Promote health and wellness initiatives on campus and in the community, and encourage faculty and staff to become involved
  • Help distribute wellness information to faculty and staff
  • Act as the liaison by communicating wellness initiatives and programs, and refer faculty and staff to available resources and communicate inquiries with the Assistant Director of Wellness
  • Make recommendations for existing and future programs based on feedback from the campus community
  • Make announcements about the program and upcoming events at faculty, staff or departmental meetings
  • Serve as an advocate for the UR Well Employee initiative and support, encourage, and assist in the development of future growth

2017 Wellness Champions

Mavis BrownAssociate Professor of Education, Education Department

Jason Cope, Network Specialist, Information Services

Slade Gormus, Nurse, Student Health Center

Alfred JohnsonPolice Lieutenant, Police Department

Scott Lincoln, Assistant Manager, Custodial & Environmental Services, University Facilities

Jason LudyFloater Manager, University Dining Services

Dan PalazzoloProfessor of Political Science, Political Science Department

Kirsten PetrocelliProgram Manager, Office of Alumni & Career Services

Jennifer Phillips, Account Manager for Group Sales, Athletics

Bob Plymale, Grants & Research Specialist, School of Arts & Sciences

Mary Tate, Director, Institute for Actual Innocence, School of Law