Wellness Connection

Wellness Champion Spotlight: Coast to Coast Team Captains

Wellness Connection asked the Champions to support our 2019 wellness challenges by leading the way as Team Captains and encouraging their colleagues to participate. Our Champions did not disappoint. We saw record high participation in both of our 2019 wellness challenges, with 3,000+ participants in each!

One in five. Out of every five team captains, one was a Wellness Champion. That’s an amazing level of representation in a challenge of over 3,000 participants.

Champions also supported the challenges by participating. Approximately 84% of Champions participated in the challenges, and 52-65% of Champions led as Team Captains:

Thank you for encouraging your colleagues to be mindful of their movement and to participate in this University initiative.

It’s always fun to see what our Champions are doing to motivate their teammates and encourage a culture of fun and well-being in the office. Thank you Dani Tallchief, Lara Jennings, and Britt Hemingway for sharing your efforts:


Shout out to our Wellness Connection Champion Coast to Coast Team Captains:

Team Captain Team Name
Alexander, Erin Coasters
Amos, Linda AllOvertheMAP
Archie, Brenda Let’s Get Physics-al
Arnold, Melissa Brown BAT
Barrett, Cheryl The Wright Geimsa Girls
Bell, Angela Young and the Breathless
Biver, Samuel Salt-N-Stepa
Blanchard, Deanna MyDay FIN
Buschhorn, Lauren Coast Busters
Byers, Jennifer Skywalkers
Casanova, Cheryl PsychMovers
Chappell, Cynthia Lab Rats
Clark, Lora The Wild Walkers
Daphna-Iken, Dorit We got the steps
Dilberovic, Vildana PT Dream Team
Fleshman, Linda WashU Warriors
GOSHTAIY, Hatice Sultans of Walkers
Hafner, Nikki Easier Said Than Run
Harvey, Kenytha PBN STEPPERS
Hemingway, Britt Worst Game of Tag Ever
Hildebrandt, Theresa Theresa’s Trekkers
Hogan, Erin Go Ahead, Make MyDay
Hundley, Chelsey Red Hot Chili Steppers
Jennings, Lara Globe Coasters
Johnson, Rachael The Tootsie Rollers
Joshi, Radhika JO Strategic Steppers
Klosterman, Heidi Legal Lopers
Knoten, Amanda Keeping it Renal!
Kuechler, Ashley Marrows on the Move
Lane, Carol Quads of Fury
Leingang, Karen Just Do IT
Lohmann, Sherry PT Cruisers 1
Luecke, Matthew Keep Onc Running
MacKay, Donna The Walking Eyes
Page, Emily Look Kids There’s Big Ben
Patterson, Jamie Major Steps&Capital Gains
Patterson, Kim Empowered Steppers
Pena, Sheri Bohemian RAPsody
Perlow, Leslie United Pursuit
Quest, Nate ROlin Coast to Coast!
Racette, Susan PT Cruisers 2
Radcliffe, Anita Double A Team
Richardson, Jana Couch to Coast
Ruwitch, Melissa Healthy Habifs
Schreier, Linda The Stat Pack
Schulte, Danielle Public Health Pacesetters
Stabenow, Amy Asleep On Our Feet
Stief, Lisa ID Crew
Strong, Emily Chaos Coordinators
Stumbaugh, Trecia PEDS Peeps
Szteinberg, Gabriela Jive Walking Chemistry
Tallchief, Danielle Sleep Walkers
Thomas, Jennifer Moving On Up
Thompson, Michael Protective Services
Tigges, Lisa Keep Calm and Walk On
Todd, Lauren Books Take You Places
Valko, Cheryl PRC Vista Cruisers
Venteris, Nicole Gains Before Brains
Wheeler, Victoria ***Flawless
Wiegert, Andy Becker 2 Steppers
Williams, Paula DOMS(Stepping Out)