Employee Wellness Committee 2016-2017


Our mission is to nurture the health and well-being of our most important asset, the employees of the Great Falls Public Schools.


Katy Nicholls, CARE Program Coordinator

Meeting Frequency: 


Usual Meeting Place: 

District Office Building

Meeting Dates and Times: 

3rd Monday of the month at 4:00 PM

Committee Members: 
Erica Harp
School Nurse
Debbie Davila District Classified
Danielle Funseth CARE Program Assist./Prevention Specialist
Lisa Henry District Classified
Jerry Ferderer Literacy Teacher
Kim Ray
Elementary Principal
Kim Fadrhonc District Supervisor
Mindy Kiser HR Director
Jody Murray CARE Prevention Specialist
Sandy Bennett District Classified
Drew Uecker High School Principal


Other Information: 

The Long Term Goals of the Employee Wellness Program are:

  • Move from an activity-centered wellness program to a results-oriented program
  • Promote behavior change for and with our employees through skill-building
  • Link our wellness initiative to our benefit design
  • Move from providing incentives for healthy behaviors to providing incentives for healthy outcomes
  • Move from the extrinsic motivation of incentives to the more intrinsic motivation of good health
  • Grow employees who are knowledgeable, responsible consumers of their healthcare plan
  • Grow employees who are knowledgeable, responsible advocates for their own health and well-being
  • Institutionalize year-end reporting that includes employees, senior level management, and school board
  • Expand communication with our retirees who subscribe to our benefit plan and are the largest consumers of our plan