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Well-Being Task Force

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In partnership with our  primary training site and our major affiliated hospital, Erlanger Health System (EHS), our campus has appointed a Well-Being Task Force that is dedicated to:

  • Understanding and promoting physician and trainee engagement and well-being
  • Providing resources for physicians and trainees that help them promote their own wellness
  • Discovering personal and organizational approaches to prevent and address physician and trainee distress
  • Creating a workplace culture that is energy replenishing

Important Well-Being Task Force Links:


  • Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP-London
    Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education and Well-Being 


  • R. Bruce Shack, MD, FACS, Professor and Dean
  • Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/DIO
  • William L. Jackson Jr., MD, MBA, Erlanger  CEO and Chief Medical Officer
  • Julie Adams, MD,  UT Professor Orthopaedic Surgery 
  • Stephen Adams, MD, UT Professor of Family Medicine, Erlanger Chief Information Officer
  • Donald Barker, MD, FACS, Erlanger Interim Chief Medical Officer (Surgery)
  • Stacey Blanks, Urology Residency Coordinator 
  • Steve Burkett, Erlanger VP Network Dev, EMG
  • Floyd Chasse, MS, MPHR, Vice President, Erlanger Human Resource
  • Gregory Daniel, Erlanger Chaplain
  • Anthony Falzone, FP-C, CCp NRP, Erlanger Paramedic, Emergency Department 
  • W. Heath Giles, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Surgery Residency 
  • Heather Gilliam, DO, Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Pediatrics Residency
  • W. Douglas Gregorie, MD, FACEP, UT Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Program Director  
  • Rachel Harris, BSN RN, Erlanger Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive
  • Jacqueline Hogan, CAP, GME Financial Specialist 
  • Jessica Howell, RN, Women's Health Division Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Manager
  • Kimberly Judd, MSEd, C-TAGME,  GME Lead Coordinator 
  • Alan Kohrt, MD, UT Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty Development
  • Sudave Mendiratta, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, and Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • Olivia Morin, MD, PGY-6 Surgery Resident, House Staff Association President and Resident Advisory Board Chair 
  • Sharif Murphy, MD,  Affiliated Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology Fellowship (representing the Department of Medicine)
  • Jetina Okereke, MD, PGY-3, Internal Medicine Resident, Chair of the Resident Wellness Subcommittee and Member of the Resident Advisory Board
  • Chris Poole, MD, Erlanger Medical Staff Representative
  • Charlean Roberson, DAHC Representative, Erlanger Behavioral Health SS/DA 
  • Sunanda Sadanandan, DO, Associate Program Director Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pamela Scott, C-TAGME, Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education
  • Jeremy Screws, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Cardiology/GI/Genetics
  • Laurie-Anne Swaby, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • Julie Taylor, VP & Development Officer, Foundation
  • Benjamin Waldorf, MD, UT Associate Program Director, Urology Residency
  • Charles Woods, MD, CEO/CMO CH Hospital and Chair of Peds, TCTCH Administration 
  • Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW, Professor and Assistant Program Director, and Director of Behavioral Science, Family Medicine Residency

The Well-Being Task Force scheduled meetings (held via Zoom until further notice): 

  • September 9, 2020 
  • November 11, 2020 
  • January 13, 2021 
  • March 10, 2021 
  • May 12, 2021 
  • July 14, 2021 

 Zoom Meetings start at 4:30 pm.

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021