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Our people are our priority so patient care can be their’s

The path to well-being and connecting us all to work that is filled with meaning and fulfillment is a journey, with many factors that work against these goals. 

We are here to help ourselves and others light the candle rather than curse the darkness. 

Collectively we are continuing to move forward


Nadia Charguia, MD – Executive Medical Director

Bill Scheidler, MD – Director of Education

Jimmy Chen, MD – Director of Innovation and New Initiatives

Jessica Khan, MD – Director of Medical Student Clinical Services and Support

Susannah Matthews, MSW, LCSW – Director of Therapeutic Services

Jenny Tauber, MHA – UNC Health Integrated Well-Being Program Coordinator

Christy Strauss – UNC Health Integrated Well-Being Administrative Coordinator


Program History

In 2012, at the suggestion of the psychiatry chair, David Rubinow, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, applied for the Sanders Scholar Philanthropic Grant from the SOM Dean’s Office. Dr. Meltzer-Brody was named one of two inaugural Sanders Clinician Scholars and the grant was used to create the Taking Care of Our Own Program to offer wellness and mental health services to resident and faculty physicians at the medical center.