Employee Wellness Committee 2020-2021

Purpose: 

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

Chairperson: 
Jody Murray, Prevention Specialist
Meeting Frequency: 

Quarterly

Usual Meeting Place: 

District Office Building

Meeting Dates and Times: 

TBD

Committee Members: 

Jerry Austill             Lead Transportation and Safety Technician
Sandy Bennett         Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Erin Butts               Student Mental Health Coordinator
Heather Dahley       Middle School Counselor
Kerry Dattilo           Human Resources Director
Jerry Ferderer         Retiree of GFPS
Erica Harp              Lead School Nurse
Lisa Henry              District Classified
Jody Murray            Prevention Specialist
Miranda Murray       Instructional Coach
Kim Ray                  Elementary Principal
Alta Scott                Student Services Secretary
Heather Spurzem     Benefits Analyst
Drew Uecker           Secondary 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