WellBAMA Ambassador Program



WellBAMA Ambassadors are UA staff and faculty volunteers who help to create a culture of health within their work areas. Ambassadors promote wellness programs and act as a liaison between their college, school, division or department and Wellness and Work-Life. As a representative of the entire University community, Ambassadors provide feedback, thoughts, and ideas to enhance the current and future wellness programs.  


To improve and sustain the health and well-being of our fellow co-workers through a supportive environment.

  • Identifying leaders within each University department to further support UA health and wellness initiatives.
  • Recognizing and honoring the efforts of individuals and departments in promoting a healthy and positive workplace.

How to Become an Ambassador

WellBAMA Ambassadors serve a two-year term, and the next term begins in August 2023.

The Ambassador applications are accepted for the next cohort from May-June 2023. All applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Supervisor approval must be obtained for each applicant.

As an Ambassador

  • You will actively participate in wellness programs and assist in coordination of programs delivered to your area.
  • Support a team environment, encourage employee involvement and strive for continued improvement of your health, and the health of your colleagues.
  • Serve as a resource to identify opportunities to enhance the health within your college, school, division and department.
  • Distribute promotion information within your area (including newsletters, email communications, program brochures and posters).
  • Provide feedback to enhance wellness programs and make recommendations on way to develop health initiatives in your specific area.

Ambassador Requirements

  • Time commitment of two-year term and approximately two hours per month
  • Attend two WellBAMA Ambassador meetings per year – a luncheon in January and August

Meet our WellBAMA Ambassadors

Aimee McKnight
Aimee McKnight
Housing and Residential Communities
Alvin Niuh
Alvin Niuh
Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management
Amy Hagedorn
Office of Disability Services
Andrea Castellanos
University Medical Center
Andrew Baumhauer
OIT - Academic Affair
Angela Lewis
Strategic Communications
Anna McJenkin
Division of Student Life
Anneliese Bolland
Communication Studies
Brittany Wilemon
Veteran and Military
Caleb Hill
Caleb Hill
Environmental Health & Safety
Carmen Knight
Logistics Support
Carrie Turner
Social Work
Christina Ezemenaka
Capstone College of Nursing
Colleen Geary
Dawn Sandel
Dawn Sandel
Moody Music Hall
Dee Cook
Community Affairs
Demitrius T. Barksdale
Undergraduate and International Programs, Culverhouse College of Business
Dr. William Martin
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dre Vaden
School of Social Work
Elaine Walker
University Libraries
Elester Smiley
Finance and Operations
Emily Wilburn
University Libraries
Gary Vaden
New College Life Track
Ginger Sanford
Communication & Information Sciences
Grace Lee
Law School
James Hardin
James Hardin
College of Education
Jamie Crawford
Alabama Life Research Institute
Jennifer Henry
Culverhouse College of Business
Jodie Mize
Student Account Services
John Burkhardt
John Burkhardt
Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine
John Gilmer
Student Center
Kathleen Brunot
Compliance and Grants
Kathleen Morris
Kathleen Morris
College of Engineering
Kay Norred
Kim Spencer
UA Printing
Kimberly Sennett
Capstone International
Kristina Patridge
Enterprise Operations/Dining Services
Kunwal Scott
Capstone College of Nursing
Lakeisha Martin
Lakeisha Martin
Finance & Operations
Laura Thomas
Student Life
Lisa Tyner
Capstone College of Nursing
Lori Greene
Human Nutrition and Hospitality
Lynn Johnson
Capstone Village
Mary Williams
University Medical Center
McKenzie Parham
Elevator Maintenance
Megan Welborn
Academic Outreach
Nicole Hughes
Law School
Paige Barranco
Roy Meeks
Roy Meeks
Brewer Porch Children's Center
Sara Kaylor
Capstone College of Nursing
Scooter Brown
Transportation Services
Scot Kirby
Housing and Residential Communities
Sonia Cummins
Law School
Sree Patiballa
Mechanical Engineering

Susan Skelton
Financial Affairs IT
Tracy Barton
College of Continuing Studies
WellBAMA Ambassadors 2023-2025