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 reading, spending time with my cats, trying new food and watching shows and movies.
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.
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!
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.
I was nominated to be the Wellness Gladiator for General Services Department and I must say that I am deeply honored to be working side by side with some of the hardest working people in this county.
I am extremely excited about being chosen as a Wellness Gladiator since health and wellness are the center of my life. Being active, running, exercising, and eating well is always a mental goal of mine. Wellness goes right along with mindfulness, awareness, and being grateful for all things good or bad; the bad helps me appreciate the good things in life. I am a team player; I like working with others to do projects either indoors or outdoors It helps me understand that there is more than one way of doing something; Always learning, always growing, its better together.
I believe good Wellness is an attitude, a “power booster”, when you feel good about yourself it resonates to others; my talents are playing the drums, reading, traveling, and being around my family and friends. Connecting with others “unlike me” helps me learn new and different ideas about myself. “The more the merrier”, and no one is ever a stranger. Thanks for the opportunity!!
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.
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.
My name is Andi Burrise and I am proud to represent the San Joaquin District Attorneys office as the designated Wellness Gladiator. I believe wellness can mean many things, but my hope is to help foster a supportive, educational, and fun environment surrounding mental, physical, nutritional, and financial health within my office. I have always been a health enthusiast, but know well the struggles of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I currently help facilitate biweekly group meditation sessions at my office and look forward to expanding our program.
Human Services Agency
I have worked for the Human Services Agency for 16 years. I am excited to be one San Joaquin Counties Wellness Gladiators. Integrating healthy habits into our daily life is so important. Many of us have stressful and sedentary jobs. I believe taking a couple of minutes to move and breathe each day can contribute to better physical and mental health. I enjoy walking my dogs, hiking with friends, traveling family, and yoga.
Employment & Economic Development Department
My name is Francisco Martin and I am excited about being chosen as the Employment and Economic Development Departments Health and Wellness Gladiator. I have always had a passion for living a healthy lifestyle. For me, health is not just about what you eat or how much you exercise, it’s about taking care of your mind, body and spirit. Over the years I have learned that making small, substantial changes to your lifestyle can have a huge impact on you overall health and well-being.
Wellness is about creating life balance and I am excited to represent the Probation Department as a member of the Gladiators. This program promotes wellness through motivating activities and challenges, providing resources and offering convenient ways to help employees connect and support each other.
There are eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social. My goal is to help promote healthier lifestyle choices and tools to cope with the challenges of daily life, both personally and professionally.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, watching movies, outdoor fitness (walking, yoga) and quiet time.