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Employee Wellness Mission Statement:
It is our mission to identify opportunities and deliver resources that support and empower Caregivers by making healthier choices easier, thereby strengthening the culture of wellness throughout the Cleveland Clinic Caregiver community.



Regina Chandler

As an ‘older mom’ of a 14 year-old and younger ‘grandmother’ of 3, I am committed to optimizing my energy each day so I can perform effectively at work and have positive energy to spend quality time with my family, now and into the future.  Managing my emotional energy has been particularly important, especially in light of the 'crisis mode' we have been operating at in recent years.  I check in with myself regularly by visualizing the four quadrants of emotional energy and being mindful of where I stand, and if needed, intentionally shift into a positive emotional energy state - this enhances my relationships and well-being.  Additionally, I focus on incorporating movement into every day, keeping nutrition on track and interact with others to help them learn and achieve their personal well-being goals as these are key success factors for me.  I have been with Cleveland Clinic since 2004 and currently serve as Executive Director, Workplace Wellness and as a coach within the CC coaching community with MGLLI.   I hold a B.S. in Finance, a M.S. in Positive Organizational Development and Change, and an Executive Coaching Certificate.  Send me an email and let me know how I can help support your well-being! 


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Samantha Connelly

Samantha has been with the Cleveland Clinic since 2012. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Mercy College and her Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership and Management from Walden University. Her nursing background is in critical care where she always had a passion for patient safety and caregiver well-being. Caregiver well-being became a larger passion and a foundational priority of hers when she was the Manager of the ICU at Hillcrest Hospital during the pandemic. She joined the Wellness Team in 2021 as the Director of Caregiver Well-being. She enjoys mentoring others to achieve their goals and helping others with life work balance and becoming the best overall versions of themselves. In her free time she enjoys cooking, working out, reading, and spending time with friends, her husband Michael, their daughter Siena, and their dog Daisy. If you need help with anything well-being for you or your teams, please reach out, she would be happy to support you. 




Emily Fox

Emily Fox has an undergraduate in Psychology from The Ohio State University and Master’s degrees in Social Administration and Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She has been at the Cleveland Clinic for 16 years and has been in a number of roles during that time. She started as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Molecular Cardiology and then transitioned into Wellness where she has been an Outcomes Analyst, Department Administrator, Director of Employee Wellness, Account Manager, and is now currently a Project Manager. She is also part of the Executive Faculty at John Carroll University where she teaches Executive Communication in their Boler School of Business.



Matt Reifsnyder

Matt has been with Cleveland Clinic since 2014 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Baldwin Wallace University. Before joining Cleveland Clinic he was a retail store manager and owned a healthy vending business on Cleveland's west side. He currently serves as a Program Manager. Matt is passionate about promoting a culture of wellness through interaction with caregivers during in person events, his contributions to the enterprise's online Employee Wellness platforms and supporting Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Champion community.  In his spare time he likes to take walks with his wife, daughter and Siberian Husky Roxy. 



Jenn Sauer

Jenn has been with Cleveland Clinic Wellness since 2015. She holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Sociology from Kent State University, and a Master's degree in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University. Jenn is passionate about supporting the holistic well-being of caregivers, and contributing to opportunities that help us learn, grow, lead, connect, and collaborate with one another. A few of her favorite things include podcasts, mystery novels, museum visits, and almost any show on BBC or the Food Network. 



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Stephanie Wheeler

Stephanie has been with the Caregiver Well-being team since 2021.  Prior to Mercy Medical Center's integration with Cleveland Clinic she was appointed as the Wellness Director in 2017.  She also worked at Mercy's Health & Fitness Center in North Canton for 16 years.  During her appointment as the Wellness Director at Mercy Medical Center she oversaw the operations of the wellness department, helped to decrease healthcare costs, and created wellness programs for both employees and community members.  She also has years of experience working in cardiac rehabilitation.  She has participated in numerous community events, as a guest speaker and fitness class instructor. She claims "it brings her great joy and gratification when she can help others live healthier lifestyles."



Lindsey Sitko

Lindsey has been with Cleveland Clinic in the Wellness Institute since 2009. She is currently the Department Manager for the Cleveland Clinic Fitness Centers.  Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Kent State University.  She loves spending time with her family and friends whenever she can!



Alexa Stark

A Caregiver since 2017, Alexa previously worked in Cleveland Clinic’s Pediatric Institute and Children’s Hospital as the Executive Secretary.  Alexa launched her professional career in Chicago with Groupon, working in several key positions, including Account Representative, Merchandising Campaign Program Manager, and Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Groupon Goods & Getaways. Her bachelor’s degree is from Ohio University. When not working, you will likely find Alexa hiding out in her favorite room of her house reading or listening to a parenting/wellness podcast, exercising in her basement, or spending time with her two daughters playing outside or baking in their tiny kitchen. Alexa is passionate about thriving in a life full of good health and well-being. She looks forward to supporting you and your teams in making this a reality. 


Our primary directive is to create and deliver programs and events designed to raise your awareness and participation in the numerous wellness resources available to you, as members of the Cleveland Clinic Caregiver community.


We want to build programs that work for you, so we invite you to send us your feedback and/or programming ideas. Click on the icons below to reach us via My 'Two Cents' or using direct email. 











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