University of California, Riverside


Meet The Team

 Wellness Program Coordinator - Julie Chobdee, MPH

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Julie Chobdee

Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator

Julie Chobdee came to UCR in 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in the Wellness/Health Promotion industry. For 11 years, she served as the Wellness Program Manager for Johnson & Johnson Global Health Services, where she developed and managed wellness programs, lead several health education projects, and worked on various operational teams. She began her career working at the LA Times Health Promotion Program, American Heart Association, and the LA County Wellness Council Worksite Wellness Project. Julie has a Bachelor's in Sciences from UCLA and a Master's in Public Health from UCLA.  In addition, she taught a "Worksite Health Promotion" course at Cal State Fullerton, has a Professional Designation in Human Resources Management from UCLA, and is a certified Fitness Instructor through ACE (American Council on Exercise). Julie LOVES to exercise, watch Reality TV, go to the beach, and eat fruit salad and frozen yogurt.

Campus Wellness Oversight Committee (CWOC)

The mission of CWOC is to provide integrated wellness programs and resources for Faculty and Staff, which promote quality of life and foster a culture of health and wellness. CWOC currently oversees the development, coordination, and marketing of these wellness programs and resources.

  • Michelle Bloom, Associate Professor, French & Comparative Literature, Comp Lit & Foreign Languages
  • Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor, Chancellor's Office
  • Lindy FenexDirector, Recreation
  • Nini FurstWorkers' Compensation Analyst, Human Resources
  • David HenrySenior Manager of Dining, Housing Services Administration
  • Dietlinde HeilmayrGraduate Student, Department of Psychology
  • Veronica LunaHealth Care Facilitator, Human Resources
  • Demetrius Patrick, Manager, Workplace Health and Wellness and Disability Management Coordinator, Human Resources
  • Susan MarshburnExecutive Director of Facilities Services, Housing Services Administration
  • Gustavo Plascencia, General Manger, Dining Services
  • Victor Rodgers, Jacques S. Yeager, Sr. Professor, Bioengineering
  • Devon SakamotoDirector, The Well
  • Julie Salgado, Special Events & Tours Manager, Housing Services/Staff Assembly
  • Brooke Rodriguez, Human Resources Coordinator, School of Medicine Resource Center
  • Michelle Sansone, Assistant Recreation Director-Fitness, Recreation 
  • Mojgan Sherkat, Campus Communications Officer, Strategic Communications
  • Beiwei TuSafety and Industrial Hygiene Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Arvin Varma, Associate Director of Programs, Recreation
  • Tim Willette, Director, Institutional Ethics & Compliance, Office of the Chancellor
  • Clyde Blackwelder, Ergonomist, Human Resources
  • Yi-Pin Cheng, Assistant Clinical Professor, Heatlhy Sciences, Department of Family Medicine
  • Karen T McComb, Senior Director Student Wellness, AVC Health and Wellness

Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness ambassadors serve as UCR’s key communicators of the wellness program helping to direct employees to wellness programs, activities, and resources. To learn more about being a Wellness Ambassador, including a job description, list of current Ambassadors, and photos of activities hosted by the Ambassadors, click here.

If you are interested in becoming a Wellness Ambassador, email

Wellness Partners

The UCR Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff is a collaborative partnership of diverse campus resources including:

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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