Fostering a Culture of Wellness Among UVA Employees.

About Us

Welcome to the UVA Employee Wellness Program! The University of Virginia cares about your good health. When you’re healthy, you have the energy and focus to do your best work and live your best life. We encourage you to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle to meet your personal wellness goals. Hoos Well provides a number of programs and resources to help you be your best self. Our comprehensive wellness program offers something for everyone, supporting your physical, financial, and social wellbeing.

Hoos Well Program Mission

To foster a culture of wellness among University of Virginia faculty, staff, and team members by promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, engendering a happier, healthier, and more positive work environment.

Our Vision

To be recognized as the national leader of university health and wellness programs, enhancing the quality of life of our university employees.

The Hoos Well Team

Get to know our team and reach out with any questions.

  • Victor M. Tringali, MS, CSCS *D, Manager of Employee Wellbeing

    Vic Tringali is responsible for the development and delivery of the University’s wellness strategy and all associated programming. He previously served 6 years as the Executive Director of Wellness at Drexel University, where he innovated a nationally-acclaimed wellness initiative aimed at improving the health and productivity among faculty, staff, and students. Vic has published numerous mainstream and peer-reviewed articles and has had the great fortune to participate in research and serve as an expert presenter at many health fitness and wellness conferences and clinics.

    Vic holds a Master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion and a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh, where his research centers on improving health and fitness among aging and working populations. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Public Health Association and the American College of Sports Medicine, and he serves on the education committee for the International Association of Workplace Health Promotion.

  • Sarah Patterson, Wellness Specialist Senior

    Sarah Patterson majored in exercise science and holds a Master’s degree in human services-health and wellness counseling. She is currently a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a certified Exercise Physiologist. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter Caroline.

  • Matt Fritts, Wellness Program Specialist

    Matt Fritts is proud to serve his alma mater as a Wellness Specialist. He holds a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is a certified Project Management Professional, and completed the Presidential Management Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. A yoga teacher for more than 20 years, Matt leverages his experience in psychological health promotion and clinical research to plan and coordinate Hoos Well’s stress management initiatives and programs to enhance mental and emotional well-being.

UVA Wellness Accomplishments

Our vision is for UVA to be recognized as the national leader of university health and wellness programs, helping every employee enjoy a high quality of life. The following highlights and accomplishments are evidence that we are well on our way toward making our vision a reality:

  • Certified Smoke free Workplace (Academic Division) - American Cancer Society
  • Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control (Medical Center) - American Cancer Society
  • Fit-Friendly Workplace Platinum (Academic and Medical) - American Heart Association
  • Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship (Medical Center)
  • High Score of 147 out of 200 on HERO Health and Well-Being Best Practices Scorecard, in Collaboration with Mercer