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A Message from Chancellor Mitchell and First Lady Dr. Tornelli-Mitchell

Tedd L. Mitchell

Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.

Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, M.D.

Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, M.D.

Oct. 24, 2022

Letter from Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. and First Lady Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, M.D.

Dear Texas Tech University System family,

Helping you, your family and our work family find more ways to be healthy is one of our priorities. Through our experience as medical professionals, we have seen how simple, sustainable changes can lead to improvements in health and overall quality of life. In 2020, we launched our Health + Wellness initiative at the Texas Tech University System, and after the challenges we’ve all faced since then, we know now, more than ever, the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Tomorrow, you will receive a pair of emails from Wondr and Catapult Health with updates about the initiative and additional information about some of the great programs available to you and your dependents free of charge through your ERS of Texas benefits package. We’re excited to share this progress, and we hope you continue to find new ways to improve your health and wellness.

Our initiative provides multiple programs and resources to our benefits-eligible employees – covered by most HealthSelect plans – to help make these small adjustments.

  • Wondr Health is a digital behavioral program that addresses the full continuum of mind and body wellbeing. Wondr teaches clinically proven weight-management skills and provides preventative-care solutions and mindfulness strategies to make favorable impacts on weight-related conditions, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety and overall stress. This program is available at no cost to employees, retirees or dependents enrolled in a HealthSelect plan.

  • Catapult Health Virtual Checkup connects you with a certified nurse practitioner who helps you complete an annual screening evaluation, including bloodwork and body measurements. Health care professionals can then use your individualized plan to take the appropriate steps forward. The cost of the checkup is covered at 100% by your HealthSelect plan.

  • Additionally, ERS of Texas provides a multitude of additional health and wellness initiatives, including mental health resources, weekly webinars, articles and wellness challenges. You can find additional information on ERS of Texas’ wellness resources page.

We are proud of the success our employees have seen because of prioritizing health and wellbeing. Now that these programs have launched system-wide, we look forward to continuing to share health and wellness information with all of you and your loved ones.

To learn more about our TTU System Health + Wellness Initiative, visit our website. We invite you to join our TTU System Health + Wellness Facebook Group, where we answer questions, share our wellness stories and provide additional resources.

Thank you for all that you do for the TTU System. We hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy and safe.


Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.
Chancellor, Texas Tech University System

Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, M.D.
First Lady, Texas Tech University System