Health and Wellness Committee

Our Mission

As the Health and Wellness Committee, we aim to meet the ever-changing needs and interests of faculty and staff and the campus community by providing quality programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive and inclusive. We create environments and opportunities that foster teamwork, collaboration and instill a sense of community. We promote physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors, improving the overall wellness of participants.

In fulfilling this mission, we support and complement the institution's core values, and make significant contributions to the University's culture of excellence.

Upcoming Events

Chair Massage
The Health and Wellness Committee is sponsoring FREE 15-minute chair massage sessions by an experienced massage practitioner.

Date: Wednesday March 25, 2015  (All apointments are filled)
Time: 11:00  - 3:00 pm
Location: Room 104

Massage Therapist: Marianne Linn has studied and practiced massage therapy and bodywork since 1994, and has been providing on-site massage services to corporate clients in the Bay Area since 1999. She is fully certified and licensed by the California State Board of Massage Therapy and a long-time member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).  

Recent Events

Weight Loss: What Does It Take?
The presentation addresses the multi-layered emotional and physical factors to consider when managing weight. Individuals will learn practical tips for losing weight in a healthful way.

Date: Wednesday January 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Room 437 — Gary L Weiner Executive Conference Room

Presenter: Sabina Haake, MA, RD. Sabina is a Board Certified Clinical Dietitian and Nutritional Therapist who specializes in supporting individuals with weight management goals.


Weekly Walk (Thursdays)
Time: 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Contact: Marco Castellanos (x56498), or Kara Bell (x56454)
Location: Meet on the first floor in the Kay Dugoni Family Room
Add a walk to your workout/fitness plan. This aggressively-paced walk is a great way to add a lower-impact cardiovascular component to your exercise. 4 to 5 miles round trip.

Boot Camp (Wednesdays)
Time: 5:15 pm (warm up) to 6:45 pm
Contact: Dr. Marc Geissberger (mgeissberger@pacific.edu)
Location: See room scheduler for room assignments.
Dr. Marc Geissberger takes participants through exercise and weight training appropriate for each individual's fitness level and goals.  

Committee Members

Kara Bell
Marco Castellanos
Jommel Gutierrez
Taryn Nakamura
Armando Ortega