University of Illinois System

System Office Wellness

Wellness Committee Members

  • Jackie Billhymer, System HR
  • Marissa Brewer, Governmental Relations
  • Jennifer Brown, Treasury Operations
  • Joy Brownridge, System HR
  • Colleen Crawford, System HR
  • Marcy Frerichs, OBFS SAVP
  • Lorraine Graham, Office of the Executive VP & VP for Academic Affairs
  • Regina Harrington, President's Office
  • Karena LaPlace, University Payroll & Benefits
  • Gretchen Lohman, University Academic Programs & Services
  • Jill Odom, Office of the VP & Chief Financial Officer
  • Erik Olson, System Office Shared Services
  • Andrea Pellegrini, University Bursar
  • Denise Rowe, Utilities Administration
  • Ben Sands, Office for Planning & Budgeting
  • Lydia Schillinger, University Counsel
  • Suzanne Stadel, Office of the VP for Economic Development & Innovation
  • Christina Worthington, Administrative Information Technology Services
  • Kim Wright, Office of Technology Management UIC
  • Ernesto Zepeda, System Purchasing & Support Services

The System Office promotes a culture of wellness and encourages employees to incorporate healthy practices that contribute to their overall well-being. The areas of wellness encompass EmotionalEnvironmentalFinancialIntellectualOccupationalPhysicalSocial, and Spiritual needs for a healthy life balance. Check back often - these pages are updated regularly to include new programs and opportunities that may assist with your general health and well-being. 

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On Demand

These activities are presented by Wellness Committee Members Joy Brownridge and Colleen Crawford. You are welcome to opt-out or modify any part, or all, of the activity if it does not feel right to you. If you have any injuries or medical considerations, please follow the advice given to you by your doctor or medical professional when deciding whether to participate in these activities. New activities will be added throughout the year. Please check back and enjoy!

UI Stride

UI Stride is designed to encourage employees of University of Illinois System Office departments and units to get active and fit, connect with their System colleagues, and be part of an inclusive and vital community. This self-paced challenge is a fun, easy way to engage in friendly competition with other departments.

Read more on the UI Stride page!

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