About The Office of Well-Being

Our History

Our Joy at JHM initiative grew out of the Joy in Medicine Task Force, convened in 2016 to identify barriers to professional satisfaction and develop strategies to restore joy at work. Following recommendations from the task force (JHED required), we established the Office of Well-Being in 2018 to create and advance a coordinated, systematic strategy to change our culture and build employee resilience, employee and patient safety, quality of care, and operational efficiency.

The Office of Well-Being was established in 2018 and aims to create a more productive, joyful and healthful workplace. In partnership with faculty and staff – we will lead efforts to:

Advance health and well-being

Increase fulfillment at work

Promote work-life balance

Expand opportunities for professional growth

Remove workplace inefficiencies

Our Culture

Our Mission

To advance the well-being of all who work within Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Our Vision

To foster mutually-supportive, healthy, and positive work environments in which all who work at JHM can thrive, grow, achieve, and excel.

Our Approach

  1. Grounding our work in the evidence about the art and science of advancing well-being
  2. Focusing on key drivers of well-being
  3. Convening stakeholders to inform discussion and activity around well-being strategies, resources, and policies
  4. Collaborating with partners across JHM
  5. Shaping a culture of health by leveraging:
    • Leadership
    • Shared Values
    • Positive Social Climate
    • Norm building
    • Peer Support
    • Touchpoints

Our Strategies

  1. Advocate for increased, equitable access to well-being resources for all who work at JHM
  2. Promote well-being efforts through multi-level, multi-modal communications
  3. Embed well-being into JHM policies, processes and systems for sustainability
  4. Build capacity of leaders and managers to support the well-being of their people through evidenced-based asset-based trainings and interventions (well-being oriented leadership)
  5. Identify barriers to safe, efficient clinical practice and inform efforts to make patient care enjoyable and less onerous
  6. Bring solutions to leadership for improvements, integrations, and investments to support well-being
  7. Monitor JHM well-being efforts on behalf of JHM clinicians and staff through enterprise-wide assessments
  8. Contribute to discovery and dissemination by serving as a center for well-being research for JHM

Our Team

Suzanne Brockman, M.A., R.N.

Senior Program Administrator, Office of Well-Being

Debi Celnik, R.D., M.S.

Program Manager, Health Promotion

Carla Chase

Senior Communications Specialist, Office of Well-Being

Jennifer Salaverri, LCSW-C

Health Promotion Specialist - Mindfulness, Office of Well-Being

Meg Lucik, M.P.H., M.C.H.E.S.

Senior Program Administrator, Strategic Initiatives & Operations

Tara Butler, MS, CWWPM, CHES

Project Manager, Health Promotion

Julie LaVoie

Senior Program Coordinator, Office of Well-Being

Nicolette Amato, MS, CHES

Program Coordinator, Office of Well-Being


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