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CFAES Health and Wellness Champions

April 10, 2019

Looking for a little extra incentive to improve your overall health and wellness? The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ health and wellness champions can assist in reaching your goals.

Below is a list of CFAES faculty and staff who serve as our health and wellness champions, also known as Buckeye Wellness Innovators.

These individuals work to promote and implement university wellness initiatives in our college by:

  • Communicating health and wellness activities
  • Encouraging and motivating colleagues to participate in wellness initiatives
  • Planning and conducting wellness activities
  • Working collaboratively with the college wellness sponsors, Associate Deans Steve Neal and Roger Rennekamp, as well as with the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer, Buckeye Wellness, Your Plan for Health and the OSU Health Plan, they promote health and wellness in CFAES
Name Department
Robin Adams (.1778) OSU Extension, Mahoning County
Carolyn Badenhop (.28) OSU Extension, Henry County
Toni Bahnsen (.9) Human Resources
Lisa Barlage (.7) OSU Extension, Ross County
Amy Jo Baughman (.261) Academic Programs
Emily Block (.163) OSU Extension, Franklin County
Lori Bowman (.978) Dean’s Office
Pat Brinkman (.93) OSU Extension, Fayette County
Amy Burns (.897) Human Resources
LaShanda Coleman (.174) Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Bryan Dodrill (.24) Human Resources
Jane Douglas (.170) Human Resources
Marie Economos (.2) OSU Extension, Trumbull County
Dawnielle Essig (.33) Human Resources
Robin Frazier (.398) Human Resources
Shari Gallup (.1) OSU Extension, Licking County
Whitney Gherman (.12) OSU Extension, Marion County
Donna Green (.308) OSU Extension, Erie County
Sally Hennessy (.83) OSU Extension, Lorain County
Margaret Jenkins (.188) OSU Extension, Clermont County
Denise Johnson (.2924) OSU Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Master Gardener Program
Jenny Lobb (.3) OSU Extension, Franklin County
Kate Lobley (.82) Human Resources
Lori Now (.2) OSU Extension, Auglaize County
Melissa Ritchie (.30) Human Resources Service Center
Krista Scott (.1934) Academic Programs
Katie Share (.9) Academic Programs
Glenda Strickland (.143) Human Resources
Michelle Treber (.1) OSU Extension, Pickaway County
Chan White (.1309) Advancement
Courtney Woelfl (.1) OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County

Please reach out to any of these CFAES health and wellness champions with questions about university or college wellness programming, or if you have suggestions or ideas for future activities/programming. They’d love to hear from you.

For more information on how to become a Buckeye Wellness Innovator please visit: