Promotes wellness policies and practices in workplaces with a focus on physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use.
Given that adults spend about half of their waking hours on the job, worksites provide an optimal opportunity to initiate and support a healthy lifestyle. Research has shown that habits formed in the workplace will carry over into the home. We’re working with Douglas County employers to help develop and implement policies and programs that promote physical activity, nutrition and tobacco-free living.
Work group members
Laurie Comstock, Chair, KU Endowment
Megan Stuke, Chair-elect, Ballard Center
Linda Koester-Vogelsang, Past-chair, Douglas County District Court
Susan Johnson, WorkWell Director, K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County
Carolyn Crawford, WorkWell Coordinator, K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County
Angie Sommer, Allen Press
Aynsley Anderson, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Ben Saathoff, KU Ambler Recreation Fitness Center
Cassie Gilmore, Wellness Innovations and Nursing Services
Diane Lewis, Lawrence Journal-World
Frank Reeb, Kansas Athletic Department
Gwen Denton, Douglas County Bank
Haley Harrington, Health Care Access Clinic
Janelle Martin, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Janet Donner, McDonalds of Lawrence
Janet Spring, DCCCA, Inc.
Jeanette Byers, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
Jennifer Osborn, Lawrence Public Schools (USD497)
Judy Wedermyer, KU Endowment
Julie Clouse, Douglas County
Kaitlyn Peine, K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County
Karen Baucom, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Katy Brown, HyVee-Clinton Parkway
Kelly Calvert, The World Company
Krissy Dye, Kansas Athletics
Leah Betzen, The Merc Co-op (The Community Mercantile, Inc.)
Lori Carnahan, City of Lawrence
Lydia Shontz, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Mary McKenzie, Kathy Perkins, LLC
Micki Self-Loveland, Cottonwood, Inc.
Nina Van Schmus, Cottonwood, Inc.
Peggy Beecher, United Way of Douglas County
Sally Trujillo, Cottonwood, Inc.
Sarah Plinsky, Douglas County
Suzanne Kerich, Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
Tara Sayler, Visiting Nurses
Tasha Lower-Zeikle, Visiting Nurses
Tricia Smith, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Verdell Taylor, St. Luke AME Church / Lawrence Memorial Hospital / Christian Psychological Services
Last updated: 8/13/2014