The Badger Well-Being Champion Network is designed to support and improve a healthy, inclusive, and engaging work environment among UW–Madison faculty and staff by:
- Increasing the number of departments at UW–Madison that are supporting employee health and well-being; and
- Recognizing and honoring both individual and departmental efforts to create healthy workplaces
Our mission is to support the entire UW–Madison community in achieving a healthy, inclusive, and engaging place to work by addressing three levels.
- Developing: Gaining exposure to well-being concepts, learning, and self-assessment and reflection on habits
- Cultivating Influence: Knowledgeably influencing each other’s thinking and being influenced to be healthier and more balanced
- Mastering: Accepting responsibility for and beginning to influence health and wellness systems on campus
Champion Responsibilities and Time Commitment
As a Badger Well-Being Champion, you will introduce the program to your unit; complete an audit of your department’s strengths and potential areas for growth; develop an action plan for health and well-being; execute one goal from your action plan; and share your success stories with others on campus.
Champions are asked to serve a one-year term. The estimated time commitment is one to two hours per month. Champions should also plan to attend at least three Workplace Well-being Community of Practice meetings per program year.
How to Become a Champion
There are two ways to become a Badger Well-Being Champion.
- A supervisor can nominate someone from their department. The nominee fills out the online application.
- Nominate yourself to be a Champion for your work area.
In either case, your supervisor will be asked to approve your participation in the program. Once the supervisor sends a reply approving your participation, you will be accepted into the program.
Current Well-Being Champions
- Karen Soley, UWPD
- Laurie Teeter, Housing
- Eric Schueffner, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
- Cassie Whiting, SMPH, Neurological Surgery
- Bre Sinotte, CALS, Biochemistry
- Meghan Cramm, Primate Research Lab
- Dottie Olson, Primate Research Lab
- Danielle Maillette, WCER, School of Education
- teri engelke, School of Education
- Megan Hicks, School of Veterinary Medicine
- Anne McKenna, UW Press
- Paula Evenson, Law School
- Cole Bacig, Gamm Lab, Waisman Center
- Stephanie Petersen, UW–Madison Arboretum
- Theresa Pillar, CALS, Department of Food Science
- Amy Childs, School of Pharmacy
- Deborah Griffin, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture
- Julie Taylor, Wisconsin Center for Education Research
- Tammy Weisensel, Division of Continuing Studies
- Abby Diehl, Rec Sports
- Haley Madden, Morgridge Center for Public Service
- Tony Utrie, Division of Student Affairs
- Carrie Hill, School of Medicine and Public Health
- Meghan Cigale, School of Medicine and Public Health
- Eric Henkel, School of Medicine and Public Health
- Janelle Rees, School of Medicine and Public Health