The People Behind the Charts: Strategic HR and Well-being
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
2:40 pm – 3:40 pm
Megan Hammes, MS, MCHES
Director, UI Wellness, University Human Resources
Megan Hammes, MS, is the director of wellness at The University of Iowa, where she provides leadership for work-life and well-being initiatives through for approximately 20,000 employees. The liveWELL program was the 2015 recipient of the C. Everett Koop National Health Award (Honorable Mention), and most recently, the university has been honored with a CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. Highlights from Megan's 15-year career at UI include co-developing an academic course on health coaching; opening an integrated wellness space for faculty, staff and students; and launching a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy. She serves as a planning committee member for the HERO University Summit. Megan has a background in athletic training with an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, and her master's degree is in health promotion management from American University. She is certified through Wellcoaches(R) and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).