Evergreen Wellness

Wellness Mission

The Evergreen Wellness Committee's mission is to develop, provide, and assess programs and opportunities for employees to develop healthier lifestyles. Read more...

Eligibility for Participation

In keeping with the Evergreen Wellness Committee’s mission to develop, provide, and assess programs and opportunities for employees to develop healthier lifestyles, all non-student employees, whether categorized as hourly, temporary, classified, exempt, or faculty, are eligible to participate in Wellness Committee-sponsored programs, though there may occasionally be exceptions, such as for some programs requiring health-benefit eligibility.

Programs and Activities

  • Tobacco Cessation: Quit 4 Life through Alere Wellness and the American Cancer Society.  This is not an on-campus activity.  Instead, you work at your own pace directly with the program’s coaches and many tools available.  Nicotine replacement therapy may be FREE for you and your qualified dependents.
  • Strength Training with Lori Valentine:  Wellness Sponsored – FREE to all faculty and staff each Tuesday and Thursday through June 30, 2014.
  • Archery: Wellness Sponsored – FREE to all faculty and staff each Friday through June 6, 2014.
  • Gentle Yoga: Starting Friday April 25th, Gentle Yoga classes, facilitated by Bianca Janssen-Timmen, will be offered in the CRC, room 314 from noon - 1:00 p.m.; open to faculty, students and staff.
  • Zumba: Starting Winter quarter, Zumba will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1 in the CRC.
  • Smart Phone Apps: Based on a faculty and staff survey, these are recommended health and wellness applications you can download to your smart phone!
  • Chair Massage: Chair massage will be offered in the fall winter and spring quarters.  Each quarter a new practitioner will be given the opportunity to provide chair massage services to the community.  See the massage vendor application process below for more information.  Spring quarter 2014 Bryan J. Butler, LMP of Skywater Massage - http://skywatermassage.com/.  Chair massages will be offered on Wednesday afternoons from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on the 3rd floor Mezzanine, Library Building (time and location subject to change).  Walk-ins are always welcome.  If you prefer, you can pre-arrange an appointment – either call Bryan at (360) 528-0673 or email at bryan@skywatermassage.com. Treat yourself!  It's relaxing and affordable ($15 for 15 min).  We encourage individuals who take advantage of the chair massage wellness offering to provide feedback on the services.  Feedback can be sent to Susan Harris at harris@evergreen.edu.
  • Flu Shot Clinic: Next clinic will be on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in the 3rd floor lobby of the Library building.  Read the Influenza Facts from GetAFluShot.com

Massage Vendor Application Process

Massage vendor applicants:  Please review the Massage Vendor Selection Process document and submit application materials to Susan Harris at harriss@evergreen.edu.  

Massage vendor applicants for the Tacoma Program:  If you would like to be considered as a chair massage provider for the Tacoma program located at 1210 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA  98405 , please contact Susan Harris at harriss@evergreen.edu

Health Assessment

  • Information coming soon regarding the state-sponsored health assessment survey.

Helpful Links

Wellness Committee

Wellness Coordinator
Nicole Ack, Civil Rights Officer and Equal Opportunity Administrator
Contact Nicole on the phone: 867-5371, at her office in Library 3102, or via email.

Wellness Committee Members

  • Deb Allen-Ba, Fiscal Specialist.
  • Cindy Beck, Faculty
  • Lin Crowley, Media Technology Supervisor/Adjunct Faculty, Media and Chinese Studies.
  • Chris Ertman, Recreation Coordinator.
  • Susan Harris, Administrative Assistant to the President.
  • Olga Inglebritson, Managing Director
  • Lorri Moore, Manager, Academic Financial Support Services.
  • Susie Seip, Parking Supervisor.
  • Ann Storey, Faculty
  • Lorri Trimble, Library and Archives Paraprofessional.
  • Laurel Uznanski, Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

The Evergreen State College was awarded Team WorkWell membership for 2014 by the Washington State Health Care Authority.