Health and Wellness Committee

Our Mission

As the Health and Wellness Committee, we aim to meet the ever-changing needs and interests of faculty, staff and the campus community by providing quality programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive and inclusive. We create environments and opportunities that foster teamwork, boost collaboration and instill a sense of community. We promote physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors, improving the overall wellness of participants.

In fulfilling this mission, we support and complement the institution's core values, and make significant contributions to the University's culture of excellence.


Upcoming Events
Brisk Walk to Coit Tower

Tues., Nov. 14, 2017, 5:15 pm
Please meet on the first floor with your walking gear and hydration before 5:15 pm
The route is going up Powell to Vallejo, then Coit Tower, and Greenwich Stairs down to Embarcadero. (The walk will end there; participants may return to the dental school on their own or leave from Embarcadero.) Led by Dr. David Ojcius, this walk will also be a great sightseeing opportunity! If you wish to participate, please fill out the following form (link below) and write in title "Health and Wellness Group Walk."

Ongoing Events

Weekly Walk (Thursdays)
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Contact: Marco Castellanos (x56498), or Kara Bell (x56454)
Location: Meet on the first floor in the Kay Dugoni Family Room
Add a walk to your workout/fitness plan. This aggressively-paced walk is a great way to add a lower-impact cardiovascular component to your exercise. 4 to 5 miles round trip.

Boot Camp (Wednesdays)
Time: 5:15 pm (warm up) - 6:45 pm
Contact: Dr. Marc Geissberger (
Location: See room scheduler for room assignments.
Dr. Marc Geissberger takes participants through exercise and weight training appropriate for each individual's fitness level and goals. 

Committee Members

Michael Au
Kara Bell
Marco Castellanos
Jennifer Cheung
Bernadette Fa
Ernesto Lara