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OUR MISSION

To integrate the missions of Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine to provide an innovative wellness program for all employees, designed to address the total well-being: mind, body and spirit. This program will educate, encourage and empower our employees to make healthy decisions and lifestyle choices, while enhancing our sense of community and culture of health and wellness.

VISION

Healthier U will become a nationally recognized model for being a great health and wellness driven university community that is readily committed to its employees' well-being.

Read the Executive Summary HERE

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HEALTHIER U WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE  

Healthier U was created by Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University. It provides a comprehensive and innovative model health program that focuses on the improvement and education of employee health and wellness.

The diverse committees are composed of members from all campuses, across departments and professions to coordinate and promote all Healthier U programming including existing campus services and activities.

HEALTHIER U EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

This committee provides guidance and support to three subcommittees.  It coordinates and communicates the activities between the subcommittees to focus on the mission of Healthier U.

Liaisons to Subcommittees:
Edward Summers, PhD., Chief Deputy to the President 
Clinton Weaver, Chair, Public Affairs & Marketing, Stony Brook Medicine

Marketing and Website Subcommittee Chairs:
Theresa Diemer, Information Systems, Campus Residences 

Programming and Budget Subcommittee Co-chairs:
Dean Bowen, Campus Recreation Center 
Amanda Mills, Undergraduate Admissions

Strategic Planning Subcommittee Chairs:
Lynne Barnett, Mathematics 

HEALTHIER U SUBCOMMITTEES

Marketing and Website Subcommittee 
Pura Capone, School of Nursing
Theresa Diemer, Information Systems, Campus Residences (Chair)
Susan Katz, DNP, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Infant Apnea Program
Elizabeth Seaman, Preventative Medicine
Nancy Wozniak, TLT/Faculty Center

Programming and Budget Subcommittee 
Dean Bowen, Campus Recreation Center (Co-chair)
Diane Calabrese, Continuous Quality Improvement
Ann D. Cuccia, Respiratory Care Program, School of Health, Technology and Management
Sara Lehmann, Accounting
Joan Logan, MMIS/Lawson Training and Support
Maria Loret de Mola, Employee  Health & Wellness
Amanda Mills, Undergraduate Admissions (Co-chair)
Candiano Rienzie, Physical Therapy, School of Health, Technology and Management
Jordana Rothschild, MD, Preventative Medicine
Natalie Semenyuk, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Theresa Tiso, Physical Therapy, School of Health, Technology and Management
Kristina Tiernan, Kelly Dining Center

Strategic Planning Subcommittee 
Lynne Barnett, Mathematics (Chair)
David Bekofsky, Transplantation Center
Josephine Connolly-Schoonen, PhD, Family Medicine
Doreen Day, Care Management
Diane Henry-Vanisko, Neurobiology and Behavior
Patrick Ianuccilli, Systems Support
Alfreda James, PhD, Career Center
Rajiv Lajmi, IT-Project Management
John Mastacciuola, Faculty Student Association
Raymond McKenna, PhD, Physical Therapy, School of Health, Technology and Management
Kristen J. Nyitray, Melville Memorial Library
Anthony Pesce, MD, Student Health Services

HEALTHIER U ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Healthier U Advisory Committee comprises all members of the Executive Committee and the Subcommittees.

HEALTHIER U LIAISONS:

Laurie E. Rafkin, Stony Brook Medicine Administration
Ray C. Williams, DMD, School of Dental Medicine
Kenneth Shroyer, MD, PhD, Pathology
Gloria Snyder, Hospital Auxiliary