Wellness Action Team for Captain's Health

The Wellness Action Team for Captain’s Health (WATCH) is a group of students, faculty, staff and community partners who seek to promote the institutional wellness of the CNU community through collaboration with student organizations, campus offices and academic faculty.

Our Goals

Promote communication about, and awareness of, mental health and wellness among students, faculty and staff.

Identify and highlight current wellness initiatives at Christopher Newport, and build on community capacity to meet the mental health and wellness needs of students, faculty and staff.

Promote and support mental health and wellness education on campus.

Commission Members

  • Rachel Wagner, chair
  • Michelle Lange, faculty, Department of Psychology
  • Diane Griffiths, faculty, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
  • Jill Russett, faculty, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
  • Courtney Hairston, Office of Student Affairs
  • Lisa Powell, fitness director
  • Bill Ritchey, Office of Counseling Services
  • Bo Sampson, Interfraternity Council
  • Sarah Badertscher, NAMI at CNU
  • Maria McQuade, Panhellenic Council
  • Emmet Aylor, Student Assembly
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