Wellness Committee

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence.  The TBHC Wellness Committee shares local resources, facilitates initiatives and advances community wellness to support and sustain healthier lifestyles.

Meeting Information

The TBHC Wellness committee meets the 4th Friday of each month from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM via conference call.

Conference Call Information – Number: (605) 475-3200; Access Code: 891248#


  • Foster relationships among organizations to improve community health
  • Inspire a collaborative environment within the wellness community
  • Address barriers to improve community health outcomes

Annual Health & Wellness Conference

Previous Annual Health & Wellness Conferences

2017 – The Five Foundations of a Thriving Organization and Community

2016 – The Future of Health and Wellness in the Workplace

2015 – Small Changes Equals Big Results in Mind, Body and Spirit

2014 – Behavior Change: Integrating Mind, Body & Spirit

2013 – Getting a Better Return on Investment (ROI) for your Corporate or Community Health Fair


Committee Members

  • Joan Alewine, Florida Blue
  • Rachael Baker, Aetna
  • Elisabeth Bublitz, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance
  • Liana Dean, BayCare Health System
  • Jennifer Fessler, OPEN, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
  • Vikki Gaskin-Butler, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
  • Michelle Gbesemete, Pinellas County Wellness
  • Kara Gilman, White & Case   
  • Jackie Hinckley, Voices of Hope for Aphasia
  • Shannon Kelley, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ariel Landry, Wellness Consultant
  • Jamila Lepore, Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry 
  • Steve Malla, Wellness Council of Tampa Bay
  • Diane McMillen, Creative Solutions Florida 
  • Katie Murphy, Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center
  • Bree Rizzo, Florida Blue
  • Lenore Swaim, St. Petersburg College
  • Mark Trujillo, University of Florida IFAS Family Nutrition Program
  • Andrew Walker, Consultant
  • Wendy Weaver, Humana
  • Kimberly R. Williams, Moffitt Cancer Center

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