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Wellness Champion Spotlight: Walktober Team Captains


Faced with shifting responsibilities and with many of their coworkers in new, remote work environments, the Wellness Champions continue to promote a healthy workplace culture by participating in Wellness Connection programming and encouraging their colleagues to do the same. The graphs below demonstrate that while Champions make up 4% of total Walktober participants, they led the way as Team Captains: 28% of all team leaders were Champions.

Approximately 3,000 WashU employees are participating in Walktober. My sincerest gratitude to our Champion network for helping to spread the word about this wellness challenge and motivating your colleagues to participate and take some time for self-care.


 Shout out to our Wellness Connection Champion Walktober Team Captains:

Champion Team Captain Team Name
Babka, Jenny Stroke Striders
Barrett, Cheryl Wright Geimsa Team
Biver, Sam Salt-N-Stepa
Blanchard, Deanna MyDay FIN
Burns, Atiqua Walk N Burn
Byers, Jennifer Peds Rocks2
Casanova, Cheri PsychMovers
Chappell, Cindy Lab Rats
Cordner, Theresa Walktobers We Wear Pink
Daphna-Iken, Dorit Sunshine my day
Dickey, Denise RO Motivators
Dilberovic, Vildana PT Dream Team
Downey, Rob RM Sourcerers
Early, Rosalind Spin Doctors
Everett, Sydney SC Walkers
Fleshman, Linda WashU Warriors
Flynn, Kat Cranium Crew
Fuchs, Jean Biology Lifers
Gibson, Ashley Hocus Pocus
Hemingway, Britt Walk at Homies
Hildebrandt, Theresa Too Inspired to be Tired
Hogan, Erin Go Ahead Make MyDay
Horn, Theresa Protective Services
Hundley, Chelsey FALL Into Fitness
Hyde, Krista EHS Walks!
Jennings, Lara OISS Globe Trotters
Johnson, Rachael Tootsie Rollers
Knoten, Amanda Keeping it Renal
Leingang, Karen Just Do IT
Lischer, Melanie Walkupational Therapy
Lohmann, Sherry PT Cruisers
MacKay, Donna The Walking Eyes
Matteuzzi, Christy Pandemic Academics 1
Matuszczak, Richard Whiskey Business
McDaniel, Shonda Take a Hike
Mezyk, Bryan Pacesetters
Nyapete, Natalie Falling into movement
Ortbals, Leanne Pumpkin Spice Walkers
Patterson, Jamie Major Steps&Capital Gains
Patterson, Kim HIGH STEPPERS
Pena, Sheri Falling into Fitness
Perlow, Leslie United Pursuit
Peterson, Kim Walk This Way
Quest, Nate GPOctober
Richardson, Jana Oto Walk-tober
Ruwitch, Melissa Healthy Habifs
Schreier, Linda The Stat Pack
Schulte, Danielle Ion the Prize
Sharma, Mala Genetic Footprints
Shelton, Rachel Advancement Gets Active
Stabenow, Amy Asleep On Our Feet
Stevens, Bridget OFMD Halloween Hustlers
Tabak, Rachel COPPR
Tallchief, Dani The Sleep Walkerzzz
Thier, Diane MSK
Todd, Lauren Pandemic Academics 2
Vaeth, Jen Fully Executed
Warren, Amy Crazy for Fitness
Weeden-Smith, Stefani Civic Hikers
Williams , Paula DOMS Stepping OUT!!
Wilmot, Tara The Holy Walkamolies

Learn more about the Wellness Connection Champion network.