Health and Wellness Committee

Our Mission

As the Health and Wellness Committee, we aim to meet the ever-changing needs and interests of faculty, 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, boost 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.


Fall 2016 DPAC Activity Challenge Winners!
First Place: Team Bestrogen — Winners of Massage Therapy
Second Place: Team Thighsman Trophy — Winners of Team Meal provided by Health and Wellness
Third Place: Team 2017 Women — Winners of Free Boot camp for a quarter

Upcoming Events

Massage Therapy with Experienced Massage Practitioner Marianne Linn
Wednesday, December 16, 2016, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Room: TBD
To reserve a spot, please sign up in person and bring $5 copay to Marco Castellanos, 4A25 (4th floor).
Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 15, 3:00 pm or until appointments are filled. There are 12 appointments available.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss as it Relates to Dentistry
presented by UOP Audiology Director Shu-En A. Lim, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 514BC

Ongoing Events

Weekly Walk (Thursdays)
Time: 5:15 pm - 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) - 6:45 pm
Contact: Dr. Marc Geissberger (
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

Michael Au
Kara Bell
Marco Castellanos
Jennifer Cheung
Bernadette Fa
Ernesto Lara