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Wellness Champions

Connect with individuals leading the way for wellness initiatives across the university.

What is a Wellness Champion?

NC State Wellness Champions are university staff and faculty who advocate and help facilitate an innovative culture and environment of wellness in their college, unit, or department.

Wellness Champions volunteer to promote university-wide wellness initiatives by communicating health and wellness activities to their colleagues, encouraging staff and faculty participation and hosting wellness activities to promote holistic health and well-being.

Apply to be a Champion

Please complete the application by August 5, 2024 at 5 p.m. to be considered for the fall 2024 cohort. 

Champion Requirements

In order to be eligible to be an NC State employee wellness champion, employees must meet the following criteria:

  • SHRA, EHRA, EHRA-Faculty with greater than 0.749 FTE and have a 9-month contract/appt or greater with NC State.
  • The employee must be in good standing with no active/pending disciplinary actions or documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.
  • Receive approval from their supervisor and department head to participate.
  • Be able to attend and complete the mandatory NC State employee wellness champion training.
  • Be committed to being an NC State Employee Wellness Champion for the academic year.

Award-Winning Program

NC State’s Wellness Champion Network, spearheaded by Wellness and Recreation and University Human Resources, received the inaugural 2024 Faculty/Staff Well-Being Program of the Year Award from the Butler University Institute for Well-Being. Read more about this recognition.

Megan AlbidrezAcademic Support Program for Student Athletes
Tarida AnantachaiUniversity Libraries
Emily AndersonPrevention Services
Taneisha ArmstrongNC State Extension
Rob ArthurDesign and Construction
Vaneesa BakJenkins MBA
Zach BakerNC State Facilities
Krispin BarrEducational Leadership, Policy and Human Development
Joyce BarronNC State Continuing and Lifelong Education
Sara BennettCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Samantha BlackburnDepartment of English
Jessie Blekfeld-SztrakyUniversity Communications
Laura BlessingUniversity Libraries
Demar BonnemereTransportation
Amy BowmanPlants for Human Health Institute
Darien BradleyPoole College of Management Career Center
Connie BradwayBuilding Maintenance and Operations
Jamie BradwayUniversity Libraries
Maria BrownUniversity Cashier’s Office
Rebecca BrownPrevention Services
Tammy BrunelleAgricultural and Human Sciences
Marcy BullockCareer Development Center
Tammy BullockNC State Dining
Cat ByrdCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Autumn Cano-GuinNC State Extension
Domonique CarterCollege of Engineering
Katie CartmellAdvising Technology
Jonathan CasperCollege of Natural Resources
Casey CollinsCollege of Agricultural and Human Sciences
Becca DandeneauCareer Development Center
Carla DavisNC State Facilities
Christian DavisEnvironmental Health and Safety
Chris DeatonOffice of Information Technology
Alexa DeFalcoUniversity Human Resources
Lisa DePintoUniversity Libraries
Kobi DerksCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Alissa DoddsPoole College of Management
Mitzi DowningNC State Extension
Reva DunnOffice of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Barbara EastUniversity Human Resources
Hunter EdwardsMedia and Education Technology Resource Center
Penelope El-BayNC State Dining
Tyler EmbreeNC State Facilities
Erica EppsNC State Student Centers
Jeremy FehlmanDevelopment Communications and Stewardship
Kathy FordElectrical and Computer Engineering
Lara FountaineUniversity Libraries
Connie FowlerPoole College of Management Career Center
Laura GareyCollege of Natural Resources
Stephen GothardNC State Extension
Cortney HagansDELTA
Megan HalbohmCollege of Agricultural and Human Sciences
Angela HallmanDELTA
Justin HammondDivision of Academic and Student Affairs
Kaitlin HaneyCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Renee HarringtonHealth and Exercise Studies
Kasey HarrisUniversity College
Shirley HarrisNC State Facilities
Paula HarrodCollege of Natural Resources
Conner HartisUniversity Police
Nancy HaworthCollege of Natural Resources
Erin Daniels HeiserWellness and Recreation
Lexi Hergeth-HugginsUniversity College
Dave HerpyExtension Organizational Development
Kam HeslopWilson College of Textiles
Marie HimesFriday Institute for Educational Innovation
Emma HirschyCenter for Environmental Farming Systems
Serena HodgeBiomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Emily HoeyCareer Development Center
Dr. Krista HollandFriday Institute for Educational Innovation
Tonya HowardNC State Facilities
Allison HubbardCollege of Sciences
Courtney HughesThe Graduate School
Melissa JacksonOffice for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Amy JohnsonDivision of Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Jill JonesCollege of Education
Stacey JonesNC State Extension
Jeremy JordanWarehouse Services
Stacey JordanNC State Extension
Pamela JuddIndustry Expansion Solutions
Leena KathuriaOffice of Research and Innovation
Meghan KerrCollege of Sciences
Rosalinda KowalczewskiWomen’s Center
Nikki KurdysNC State Extension
Alicia LecceardoneWilson College of Textiles
Maurice LeeUniversity Libraries
Dara LeederCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
William LeggettOffice of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Kitty LewisNC State Dining
McKenzy LilliockDepartment of Physics
Virginia C. LopezNC State Extension
Eddie LovettCareer Development Center
Anna A. MartinNC Sea Grant, NC Space Grant, NC Water Resources Research Institute
Savannah MatherlyUniversity Housing
Julia Matthews-McClainCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nellie MaurerUniversity Libraries
Tammie MauriceDASA Human Resources
Sarah Beth MayUniversity Honors Program
Raschaunda McDonaldCollege of Sciences
Claudia MelloNC State Extension
Meggie MetcalfWilson College of Textiles
Cassandra McIntyreFraternity and Sorority Life
Carla Monroe, PhDResearch Development Office
Rachel Montesinos JorroUniversity Communications
Antoinette NortonOffice of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Elizabeth OlszowyUniversity Advancement
Daniel PassonnoCampus Health
LeNelle PatrickExploratory Studies
Runako ReedOnboarding Center
Julia RiceCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Traci RiderCollege of Design
Cynthia RivenbarkNC State Extension
Rachel RobichauUniversity Advancement
Katie RunnerOffice of Student Conduct
Carmen RussellOffice of Finance and Administration
Elan SandlerUniversity Libraries
Joni SatterwhiteWellness and Recreation
Erica SaulsNC State Student Center
Sheri SchwabOffice of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Jenn ScogginsDELTA
Dasa SewillCollege of Sciences
Laura ShachtmanUniversity Human Resources
Andrea SherrillNC State Extension
Rebeca SittonNC State IT Accessibility
Janice SitzesCollege of Natural Resources
Carly SjogrenBiotechnology Program
Cara SmelterUniversity Libraries
Angie SmithCollege of Education
Lorraine SpitzfadenDivision of Academic and Student Affairs
Chris StarbirdCenter for Environmental Farming Systems
Sarah StokelyAcademic Success Center
Leressa SuberIndustry Expansion Solutions
Meghan TetenUniversity Honors Program
Davina ThrashInstitute for Emerging Issues
Tabetha TorrensUniversity Police
Karen TrimbergerEnvironmental Health and Safety
Amy TwiddyNC State Extension
Susan UyDepartment of Mathematics
Ayelen ValetonCollege of Education
Anna VelleggiaUniversity Advancement
Brian VignaIndustry Expansion Services
Davan WattleyFoundations Accounting and Investments
Tamara WattsDELTA
Nancy WhelchelInstitutional Strategy and Analysis
Lugenie WilliamsNC State Continuing and Lifelong Education
Bridgette WolfeCounseling Center
Melody WoodyardBiomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Jimmy WrightNC State Dining
Janet ZevallosUniversity Cashier’s Office


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