Wellness Center Task Force

Panoramic shot of North Campus buildings fronting Lake Lasalle.

As we seek to advance the health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff we must create a unified approach to recreation, health and wellness.

Task Force Goals

This task force shall work to create a set of recommendations that enhance the student experience through flexible facilities and holistic programmatic offerings integrating recreation, counseling, health and wellness component services. 

Working together with a consulting firm, this committee shall assess existing indoor/outdoor campus recreation conditions, conduct a needs analysis with stakeholder input, develop a strategic vision for wellness and recreation to serve all three campuses and review funding realities. 

The outcome should drive an innovative, environmentally conscious recommendation that supports creating a unified operational model, which will allow the various programs to meet their individual needs while supporting the overall institutional mission.


Christina Hernandez – Chair

Associate Vice President, Student Life Administration and Planning


Dixon Atkins

Undergraduate Student – Biochemistry


Eric Blackledge

Assistant Dining Director, Campus Dining and Shops/FSA


Jude Butch

Associate Director, Student Engagement


Lisa Cannavale

Graduate Student – ELP – Student Affairs


Chris Clune

Director, IT Customer Service


Chris Connor

Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Beth Corry

Associate Vice President and Controller, Business Services


Paul Gareis

Assistant Director, Facilities Design & Construction


Katherine McKenna

Director of Issues Management and Stakeholder Communications, University Communications


Daryl Ryan

Junior Architectural Planner, Campus Planning


Sue Ann Sisto, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health and Health Professions


Sue Snyder

Director, Health Services


Mitchel Smigel

Student Assembly Speaker, Undergraduate Student Association


Autumn Spyhalsky

Undergraduate Student – Pharmacy


Kathy Twist

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration, Intercollegiate Athletics