Associate Chair for Administration
UNC Surgery Wellness
Our Commitment to Wellness
The last couple of years have been extremely challenging for everyone. We have had to rethink every aspect of our daily lives – how and where we work, care for our children, run our errands, connect with family – and the list goes on. Having to pivot daily in order to adjust to these challenges has an effect on our emotional and physical health and well-being. UNC Health proudly offers a variety of well-being resources to support you through the day-to-day stressors during this unprecedented time. Please use this roadmap with embedded links to guide you through the myriad of well-being options to help you care for those who care for others.
The main role of a wellness committee is to communicate, participate, motivate, and support the organization’s worksite wellness program in order to:
- Create a healthy worksite and a culture of wellness
- Foster collaboration and enthusiasm among employees
- Provide a communication “link” between employees and management
Organizations that create a wellness committee benefit in several ways.
The committee is able to help:
- Represent and share co-workers’ ideas and concerns
- Reshape the company’s culture to promote healthy living
- Encourage a positive work environment
The committee is made up of a peer group of employees who guide wellness information and activities for their worksite wellness program. In effect, the committee member becomes a wellness “champion” responsible for promoting the organization’s goal of keeping teammates and their families healthy. Committee members provide critical “word-of-mouth” advertising that is essential to building strong awareness and participation.
We welcome your thoughtful suggestions and ideas to help keep the department healthy and happy.
Vice Chair of Education
Professor, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Associate Professor, Surgical Surgery
Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
State University of New York School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident | PGY 2
Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery
Assistant Professor, General and Acute Care Surgery
Assistant Professor, Abdominal Transplant
Howard University College of Medicine