UT is grateful to the employees who agreed to serve as Work Healthy UT champions and for their efforts to share information, encourage co-workers, identify new opportunities and in general, promote a healthy workplace culture.

Jon Gushen

Director, Benefits and Retirement
UT System and UT Knoxville
(865) 974-6050

Beth Bell

UT Extension Agent
UT Institute of Agriculture
(731) 286-7821

Kendra Biggs

Human Resources Generalist
UT Chattanooga
(423) 425-4753

Ruby Black

Professor, College of Nursing
UT Martin
(731) 881-7133

Courtney Maricle

Administrative Support Assistant, Human Resources
UT Space Institute
(931) 393-7267

Ashley Tennessee

Coordinator, Continuing Medical Education
UT Health Science Center
(901) 448-5128

Learn more about Work Healthy UTHSC


Are You Passionate About Health and Wellness?

Email your champion today to get involved and ask what you can do to promote healthy habits in your department. Here are some ideas:

  • Put health and fitness magazines where co-workers gather
  • Provide bottled water to staff and guests or ask about a water cooler
  • Schedule activity breaks during long meetings
  • Replace standard snacks at meetings with options like fruit, cheese and vegetables
  • Swap doughnuts and cupcakes at office parties with healthier options like smoothies

Partner With Work Healthy UT

Help spread the word about UT’s commitment to health and wellness by partnering with Work Healthy UT for your next health- or wellness-related event. Contact your site
champion to talk about partnership opportunities.