Staff Committees

Nebraska Medicine and UNMC Staff Well-being
Health care professionals and staff endure a great deal of stress on a daily basis. In many ways, it is the nature of healthcare that we shoulder this burden individually and internalize our stress. A project team has been established to develop a comprehensive plan to provide support and improve resilience among staff at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.

Contact: Yunnie Low (, Projects & Initiatives Office

UNMC Wellness Council
The council consists of a peer group that represents a cross-section of employees. Members guide wellness information and activities by assisting in the planning, implementation and evaluating of their worksite wellness program. Members are ultimately responsible for promoting the organization's strategic wellness goals.

Wellbeing Coordinating Council Members
Chandra Are, MBBS Associate Dean, College of Medicine
Professor, Surgical Oncology
Karen Burbach Senior Associate Director, Communication and Creative Services, Department of Public Relations 
David Carver, PhD Executive Director, Counseling & Student Development Center
Kelly Caverzagie, MD, FACP, FHM Associate Dean for Educational Strategy
Vice-President for Education, Nebraska Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Medicine
Valeta Creason-Wahl Educational Projects Coordinator, Continuing Nursing Education
Dele Davies, MD, MS, MHCM Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Dean, Graduate Studies 
Melissa Dorr, BA CAHP Wellness Coordinator
Education Program Coordinator II
College of Allied Health Professions
Cynthia Ellis, MD, FAAP Professor Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Emily Glenn, MSLS Education & Research Services Librarian,
Coordinator, Library Technology
Janet Guthmiller, DDS, PhD Dean and Professor
College of Dentistry
Corrine (Corri) Hanson, PhD Associate Professor & Associate Director, Medical Nutrition Education, College of Allied Health Professions & UNMC Faculty Senate President
Jennifer Harsh, PhD, LIMFT Assistant Professor, Director of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Heidi Husk Wellbeing Manager
Nebraska Medicine
Linda Jensen, PhD, RN Professor, Graduate Nursing, Clarkson College
Amy Jenson Executive Director, Healing Arts
Joe Kaminski Senior Director for Wellness
Director of Campus Recreation
University of Nebraska Omaha
Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN Assistant Professor & Director, Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing
Steve Langan Interim Director & Community Liaison
Medical Humanities
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Nebraska Omaha
Linda Love, EdD, MA Assistant Director of Faculty Development, Academic Affairs
Matt Mallisee Student, Pharmacy
Kimberly Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT Anderson Professor
Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Education
Associate Director, Interprofessional Academy of Educators
Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences
College of Allied Health Professions
Jayme Nekuda, PhD, PHR Associate Director, Human Resources
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bill O’Neill Director, Public Relations
Catherine Pettid Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of Nebraska Omaha
Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP Continuing Education Coordinator
Center for Continuing Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Sarah E. Richards Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
Julie Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
Sasha Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE Associate Professor & Vice Chair of Strategy and Clinical Transformation, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine
Daniel Shipp, EdD Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
University of Nebraska Omaha
Susan Smith Graduate Medical Education, COM
Jeanne Surface Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
University of Nebraska at Omaha
M.W. “Dub” Vogt, DDS Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions, College of Dentistry
Jill Wagoner, MD Resident House Officer III
Internal Medicine Education
College of Medicine
Sara Weber Educational Projects Coordinator
Continuing Education
Nizar Wehbi, MD, MPH, MBA Assistant Professor, Health Services Research and Administration and Acting Deputy Director, Center for Health Policy, College of Public Health
Steven Wengel, MD Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness for UNMC and UNO
Professor of Psychiatry
Rowen Zetterman, MD, MACP, MACG Director, Faculty Mentorship Programs and Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning