Sandy Goel, PharmD
Interim Chief Wellness Officer and Administrative Director, Wellness Office
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan

Sandy Goel, PharmD, is currently the Interim Chief Wellness Officer and Administrative Director of the Michigan Medicine Wellness Office whose mission is to reduce burnout and improve the workplace well-being of Michigan Medicine’s 30K+ health workforce. She leads its strategic and operational goals and collaborates with organizational leaders, key partners, faculty, staff, and learners throughout the organization and beyond to create a thriving culture of well-being.

She comes from a diverse health care background including medical affairs/medical communications at Johnson and Johnson, Inc./Janssen Pharmaceuticals; pharmacy benefits with the U-M Human Resources Benefits Office; and leading the Michigan Medicine Specialty Pharmacy Services program. She is past president of the U-M College of Pharmacy Alumni Board of Governors and a former board member of the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Pharmacy with High Distinction from the U-M College of Pharmacy. She also graduated from two organization-wide leadership programs, including the U-M Business and Finance Leadership Academy, completed the Stanford Medicine Well-Being Director course, and is a certified executive coach. Dr. Goel is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and an Adjunct Professor at the U-M College of Pharmacy.

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Across the nation, health and higher education systems are under pressure from internal and external forces and demands - financially, politically, demographics, changing public perceptions, pressures from boards of directors, workforce under- and over- supply, and the demand for new business models.  With senior leaders setting the organizational tone and culture at the top, where does that leave health teams in practice and the relevance of interprofessional education today? Are we viewed as cost centers living at the margins or contributors to solve today’s challenges? What are the new…