The mission of our wellness committee is to establish and maintain a positive workplace that strengthens personal well-being through education and initiatives that reflect the University’s philosophy that supports healthy lifestyle choices. We are here to provide our faculty and staff with the tools and resources to have a healthy work-life balance, to challenge their present state of wellness and enrich their future to reach their full potential. More than any other University we are so much more than the sum of our many excellent parts, and our greatest value is our talented faculty and staff.
As a wellness committee, we hope to:
- Provide a more vast compilation of resources that may not be known or easily navigated through current sites
- Provide information more specifically relevant to our department, determined by feedback from our faculty and staff
- Increase the sense of community within the department and create a more positive moral among staff
- Make wellbeing and wellness a more-fun priority amongst the department by encouraging more involvement
Laura Gwyn, ABA, C-TAGME
Laura has worked with the University for ten years, beginning as an Administrative Assistant for Facilities Maintenance (F & O) in the Medical School. After five years with F & O, Laura joined our department as Administrative Assistant supporting our Multiple Sclerosis physicians. After about two and a half years, she joined the GME team as the Residency Program Coordinator.
“The importance of wellness was at the forefront of almost every topic when I attended the ACGME conference in 2019. Wellness immediately caught my attention as it was not something that was talked about in my work life nor was I implementing it in my personal life. I left the conference with great encouragement and inspiration to get started on my own well-being and how to help improve the well-being of others. This made the decision to join Tasha in co-leading the department's staff wellness initiatives very easy. I believe the key to finding a good work-life balance starts within yourself and making sure you are happy! Once you start working on yourself, it is easy to spread the wealth of knowledge to others. Over the last few weeks I have discovered many different resources that are available to promote a healthy mind, body and soul and I look forward to starting the new year promoting a climate where everyone can be well and feel happy both at work and at home.”