System Office Wellness

Wellness Committee Members

  • Jackie Billhymer, System HR
  • Marissa Brewer, Governmental Relations
  • Jennifer Brown, Treasury
  • Joy Brownridge, System HR
  • Colleen Crawford, System HR
  • Marcy Frerichs, OBFS SAVP
  • Lorraine Graham, VPAA
  • Regina Harrington, President's Office
  • Andrew Helregel, Office of University Relations
  • Karena LaPlace, University Payroll & Benefits
  • Dena Lawrence, UAPS
  • Dana Librot, AVP Business & Finance UIC
  • Geri Melchiorre, Treasury
  • Jill Odom, CFO
  • Andrea Pellegrini, USFSCO
  • Denise Rowe, Utilities Administration
  • Ben Sands, Planning & Budgeting
  • Lydia Schillinger, University Counsel UIS
  • Ben Taylor, VPEDI
  • Christina Worthington, AITS
  • Kim Wright, OTM UIC
  • Seth Yoder, Business Solutions & Support
  • 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 Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social and Spiritual needs for a healthy life balance. Each university has wellness resources for employees and you are encouraged to utilize the resources at your university. The System Office will also have initiatives and programs specifically for system office employees. Check back often for updates, activities, and information to assist with your general health and well-being. 

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Access online resources that address all areas of wellness.
Be Well Illinois offers webinars and educational resources that address all areas of wellness.
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!

University Programs

Community Opportunities


The System Office Wellness Committee sent out a survey in December 2019 to gauge how system office employees volunteer and what activities they participate in, or would be interested in participating. Click here to see the survey results.

Find more information about volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer page!

More Wellness Resources