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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.

New Wellness Champion applications are currently being accepted. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year must be received by June 30, 2023 at 5 p.m.

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.
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Emily AndersonPrevention Services
Taneisha ArmstrongNC State Extension
Rob ArthurDesign and Construction
Vaneesa BakJenkins MBA
Krispin BarrEducational Leadership, Policy and Human Development
Jessie Blekfeld-SztrakyUniversity Communications
Laura BlessingUniversity Libraries
Amy BowmanPlants for Human Health Institute
Maria BrownUniversity Cashier’s Office
Marcy BullockCareer Development Center
Tammy BullockNC State Dining
Joni SatterwhiteWellness and Recreation
Domonique CarterCollege of Engineering
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
Lisa DePintoUniversity Libraries
Alissa DoddsPoole College of Management
Mitzi DowningNC State Extension
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
Kathy FordElectrical and Computer Engineering
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
Kasey HarrisUniversity College
Shirley HarrisNC State Facilities
Paula HarrodCollege of Natural Resources
Erin Daniels HeiserWellness and Recreation
Lexi Hergeth-HugginsUniversity College
Dave HerpyExtension Organizational Development
Marie HimesFriday Institute for Educational Innovation
Emma HirschyCenter for Environmental Farming Systems
Tonya HowardNC State Facilities
Allison HubbardCollege of Sciences
Courtney HughesThe Graduate School
Amy JohnsonDivision of Academic and Student Affairs
Stacey JordanNC State Extension
Pamela JuddIndustry Expansion Solutions
Leena KathuriaOffice of Research and Innovation
Meghan KerrCollege of Sciences
Nikki KurdysNC State Extension
Alicia LecceardoneWilson College of Textiles
Maurice LeeUniversity Libraries
William LeggettOffice of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Kitty LewisNC State Dining
Eddie LovettCareer Development Center
Anna A. MartinNC Sea Grant, NC Space Grant, NC Water Resources Research Institute
Julia Matthews-McClainCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sarah Beth MayUniversity Honors Program
Raschaunda McDonaldCollege of Sciences
Claudia MelloNC State Extension
Meggie MetcalfWilson College of Textiles
Cassandra McIntyreFraternity and Sorority Life
Rachel Montesinos JorroUniversity Communications
Antoinette NortonOffice of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Julia RiceCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Rachel RobichauUniversity Advancement
Katie RunnerOffice of Student Conduct
Erica SaulsNC State Student Center
Sheri SchwabOffice of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Jenn ScogginsDELTA
Rebeca SittonNC State IT Accessibility
Janice SitzesCollege of Natural Resources
Carly SjogrenBiotechnology Program
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
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Karen TrimbergerEnvironmental Health and Safety
Susan UyDepartment of Mathematics
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Anna VelleggiaUniversity Advancement
Brian VignaIndustry Expansion Services
Davan WattleyFoundations Accounting and Investments
Tamara WattsDELTA
Nancy WhelchelInstitutional Strategy and Analysis
Bridgette WolfeCounseling Center
Melody WoodyardBiomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Jimmy WrightNC State Dining
Janet ZevallosUniversity Cashier’s Office


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