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Employee Health and Wellness


  • To enhance the quality of life for Upper Iowa University Employees by promoting educational and physical initiatives to encourage lifelong commitment to wellness. 


  • Increasing the health of employees to increase productivity
  • Employee health is directly related to employee health insurance premiums increasing


Health and Wellness Calendar


Employee Wellness Contact Information


Employee Wellness Social Media


Employee Wellness Committee
Crystal Cole -  Director of Counseling and Wellness
Denise Ney - Benefits Administrator
Jim Jacobs - Associate Professor of IT
Justin Marchant - Director of Procurement
Kara Guyer - Instructional Designer
LeAnn Cushion - Director of Campus Recreation
Matt Rueckert - Head Athletic Trainer 
Ryan Thompson - Compliance Coordinator
Steffen Baumgarten - Admissions Counselor - Des Moines Location
Tiffany Adams - Director of Human Resources
Tina Tate -  Student Support Specialist in Des Moines Center
Tyler Pinkney -  Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach / Sport Nutritionist