Steering Committee

The Healthy IU Steering Committee was formed in late 2013 by Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt. Members of the Healthy IU Steering Committee create initiatives aimed at continuing to improve employee health on all IU campuses. Programming plans and goals are prioritized by IU’s CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard and findings from the university’s Workplace Health and Wellness survey of 5,523 employees.

For FY2015, main initiatives include:

  • Expanding the Diabetes Prevention Program offered at IU Bloomington and IUPUI to all campuses.
  • Promoting physical activity on campus by marking walking paths and installing signage to encourage stair use.
  • Expanding healthier food options in vending machines on all campuses.
  • Continuing to research mental well-being initiatives; promote Employee Assistance Program, mental health screenings and services; and provide stress-management programs on all campuses.
  • Expanding marketing and communications for Healthy IU.

Read more about Healthy IU objectives in this PowerPoint.

Steering Committee Members

Chris Arvin
Director of Fitness and Wellness, Campus Recreational Sports

Bill Brown
University Director of Sustainability, Indiana University

Karen Clark
Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing, IU East

Diana Ebling
Medical Director, IU Health Center

Jamie Gayer
Manager, HR/Training/Safety, Facility Services

Kathryn George-Bayless
Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Campus Recreational Sports

Daniel Griffith
Director, Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community, IUPUI

Cathlene Hardy Hansen
Director of Health & Wellness Education, IUB Health Center

Patricia W. Hollingsworth
Director, Healthy IU

Mike Craig Jenson
University Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Shelly Johns, Psy.D., ABPP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute

Patricia "Tish" Kelly-Holmes, M.D.
Medical Director, IUSB

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster
Senior Lecturer, Kinesiology, School of Public Health

Steven Lalevich
RD, Healthy IU

Tralicia Lewis
Interim Vice Chancellor, Division of Student Affairs

Cathy Lusch
Senior Administrative Secretary, Healthy IU

Jennifer P. Piurek
Director, Communications and Special Projects, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Samantha Schaefer
Manager, Healthy IU

Lisa K. Staten
Associate Professor, Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department

John Whelan
Associate Vice President for Human Resources