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Our mission is to foster a culture of well-being and inclusivity by providing comprehensive and accessible wellness programs for all faculty and staff. We are committed to promoting physical, mental, emotional, financial and social well-being, and to creating an environment where every employee at Georgia Southern University feels supported, valued, and empowered to prioritize their health. Through inclusive and diverse initiatives, we strive to enhance the overall quality of life and work for our faculty and staff, ultimately contributing to a thriving and resilient community.


Our vision is to establish an employee wellness program that sets the standard for inclusivity, recognizing and celebrating the diverse needs, backgrounds, and experiences of our faculty and staff. We aspire to create a supportive and equitable wellness environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to engage in programs that cater to their unique well-being journey. By fostering a culture of inclusivity, we aim to cultivate a community where all members are inspired to prioritize their health, leading to a more vibrant, engaged, and resilient workforce.

Wellness Committee Members

Patricia LaRose,
Employee Wellness Program Coordinator

Ashleigh Aiello,

Tangie Reese Johnson, Statesboro Staff Liaison

Teresa Durham,
Armstrong Staff Liaison

Shainaz Landge,
Faculty Liaison

Alisha Slyvester,
Marketing & Communications Coordinator (Student Role)

Theresa Novotny, Treasurer

Liberty Staff Liaison

4 Pillars of Well-being

 The GS Employee Wellness program focuses on four main pillars: mental and emotional well-being, physical well-being, financial well-being, and social well-being.

Mental & Emotional Well-being

Refers to the state of one’s emotional and mental health. It involves understanding and managing one’s emotions, coping with stress, and maintaining a positive outlook on life

Physical Well-being

Refers to the overall physical health and wellness of an individual. It involves taking care of one’s body through regular exercise, proper nutrition, sufficient rest, and overall physical self-care practices to maintain good health and prevent illness. 

Financial Well-being

Relates to the state of one’s financial situation and the ability to meet financial obligations while feeling secure about the future. It involves managing finances effectively, setting financial goals, and feeling in control of one’s financial circumstances.

Social Well-being

Focuses on the quality of relationships and social connections that individuals have. It involves building and maintaining healthy relationships, feeling a sense of belonging and support within a community, and engaging in meaningful social interactions.

Last updated: 3/28/2024