Gladiators

Mission & Vision

The mission of the San Joaquin County Wellness Gladiators program is to promote & provide a platform to offer wellness opportunities, trainings & resources to our employees. Our commitment is to encourage a healthy work environment. We want our employees to be healthy in all aspects of their lives.

Wellness Wednesday Raffle Winners

Sal Hernandez-Facilities Management

Tim Willet- ISD

Natasha Aceves- HSA

Rachel DeBord- Clerk of the Board

Jon Brower- Agricultural Commissioner's

Jim LaBarber- General Services

Meet our Gladiators

Tonya Arevalos

Human Resources

As the support staff for the Staff Development Unit in Human Resources, I am excited to be a part of this group that is designed to promote wellness in all aspects of life. A wellness program is fun, rewarding and inspiring for employees and I am excited to work directly with our Department designated Wellness Gladiators. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children, traveling, participating in 5ks and reading. 

Cindy Moore

District Attorney’s Office

I have worked for the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office as an investigator for 2 years, but my career in law enforcement began 25 years ago.  When I was asked to represent the District Attorney’s Office as a Wellness Gladiator, I saw this as an excellent opportunity learn about the Wellness program and to support the program. I sincerely believe the best type of work environment is one that is promoted and supported by a healthier lifestyle in our professional lives as well as our personal lives.  In my spare time I enjoy yoga, bike riding and golfing.

Danielle Beshears

Board of Supervisors

I believe that a healthy lifestyle is the key to feeling great mentally and physically. This program is a convenient way for employees to learn healthy tips and tools, while connecting through common goals and I am excited to be a part of that team!

I enjoy crafting and sewing, but I love the outdoors, whether going for a walk, taking a swim or going on a hiking trail with a scenic route makes my day!

Richard Ester

Sheriff’s Office

I have worked for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years.  With so much going on these days, it’s easy to forget about your personal well-being. Taking care of yourself should be a priority.  Not only will you benefit from it, but family, friends, co-workers, and others will also benefit in a positive way. 

I am delighted to be a part of this opportunity to promote physical and mental wellness to San Joaquin County Employees.  I look forward to brainstorming new ideas to share with employees that will bring about involvement and inspire others to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.

On my spare time, I like to go camping, hiking, and fishing.  I also enjoy visiting and relaxing on the beautiful California coastline.  My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.

Elizabeth Novetzke

General Services

I am the Wellness Gladiator for General Services. I was nominated by my department to be our Wellness Gladiator. I happily accepted and here I am. I am looking forward to my journey of wellness and taking others along for the ride.

I am quite excited to be a part of the Wellness Gladiator team. I am delighted to learn more about the different types of wellness and bringing that information to my co-workers. I find it interesting that there are so many types of wellness, from physical to environmental to social and so on. I also love learning how all the aspects of wellness can connect with each other and how it can help us to reach our full potential.

I have many interests but my main interest lately is that I love to eat good food. I enjoy trying different foods and having new taste experiences. I have been on a road of discovery on how food can be healthy, flavorful and delicious. I am especially fond of desserts but I am working on my moderation of sweet treats. I am hoping that my adoration of food and being a Wellness Gladiator can intersect, not only with some delicious recipes, but with how enjoying a good meal can influence the wellness within us all.

Mary Humphrey

Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

My name is Mary Humphrey, and I work for the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. I was asked to be a Wellness Gladiator and am excited to help encourage health and wellness in my department. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and photography and try to be a positive role model for my children in living life to it’s fullest.

Oriana Maghoney

Human Resources

I am proud to be a part of this program that will help our employees strive for a healthier, happier and fuller lifestyle. I am an advocate for happiness and well-being, and I am excited to bring some ideas to the space for dissemination to other departments.

I think that one of the most exciting aspects of the program is the idea that wellness is not just physical, but it also has financial, mental and professional components that needs to be addressed. The group think tank that is being fostered in this program will hopefully turn in to a world of healthy opportunities for our staff. I’m also excited to start making healthier choices for myself through this program and to be held accountable by my team.

My number one hobby is spending time with my family. Super cliché but I have a very strong and close family who keep me grounded and appreciative daily. I’m a very social person and I love entertaining. I am a huge movie and T.V. show buff and love to escape life’s daily stresses through these channels. I also enjoy camping, going on road trips whether in a car with our 3 daughters and 3 Siberian Huskies or just me, my husband and the Harley Davidson.

 

Linh Ngo

Information Systems Division

 

What’s New Gladiator?

2022 Wellness for the Win Calendar

Check out all of our Wellness Courses

Learn More

For more information on wellness or to become a Gladiator of your department, please email sjcengage@sjgov.org

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