Glenda Johnson has been a UNM employee for 17 years and currently works in the Enrollment Management Registrar’s Office located in the Student Support and Services Center (SSSC) on South Campus. As a Wellness Ambassador, Johnson partners with Employee Wellness to promote and organize workplace wellness activities for SSSC staff.
“I was very excited to hear about the Wellness Ambassador Program and couldn’t wait to join,” said Johnson. “I wanted to personally maintain my health, but also help others in the office achieve their wellness goals.”
Johnson recently organized a summer celebration for staff that included a potluck, therapy dogs, crafts and information on wellness resources at UNM. In addition to planning group activities, Johnson created a specific listserv to send out emails which encourage participation in weekly health challenges and communicate wellness information.
Offering such activities is important to Johnson who believes that for employees to be productive at work it is critical to make staff feel they are being supported in all areas of their lives – physical, mental and social.
“The listserv is my effort to open communication between the different areas of our division and provide a platform for staff to give feedback and share ideas,” said Johnson. “I believe that bringing the staff here at the SSSC together through the listserv and group activities helps to promote emotional and social well-being which benefits everyone.”
Employee Wellness is accepting new Wellness Ambassadors for 2019-2020. If you are interested and would like more information visit our website.