The Well-being Advisory Board seeks to understand and improve mental health and well-being of students and employees, provide connections and resources across campus and to share data and recommendations to all stakeholders.
The Well-being Advisory Board:
- understands that campus mental health and well-being play a critical role in recruitment and retention of students and employees, workplace innovation & satisfaction, student success, and lifelong health and happiness.
- serves as a connection for all well-being programs, benefits and policies for students, staff, and faculty at Michigan Tech.
- seeks to understand the current state of well-being at Michigan Tech and provide data to stakeholders.
- is charged with identifying opportunities for growth in the area of well-being and creating evidence-based programs & policy changes to enhance the culture of well-being at Michigan Tech.
- will share data, analyses, and recommendations with MTU administrators, stakeholders and community.
At Michigan Tech, we define well-being as a holistic approach to a well-balanced life, with a focus on mental health, physical & sexual health, academic and career success, and social fulfillment.
Well-being Advisory Board Team:
Chair - Dayna Browning, Assistant Director of Outreach & Education, Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being
USG Representative - Hunter Malinowski, Computer Science/Psychology and Cheyenne Scott, Biomedical Engineering and Social Science
GSG Representative - Alexandra Watral, Cognitive & Learning Sciences
HR Representative - Heather Guilbault, Manager of Benefits
Faculty Representative & IdeaHUB - Brett Hamlin, Engineering Fundamentals
Faculty Representative - Steven Elmer, KIP
Faculty Representative - Erich Petushek, Cognitive Science
Advisor - Travis Wakeham, Biological Sciences
Housing - Julia Barnes, Senior Resident Assistant
Admissions - Jen Van Essen, Regional Admissions Manager
CDI - Wesley McGowan, CDI Intern