Director of Employee Well-Being
Kaisa Wieneke, MPH, is the Director of Employee Well-Being for Mayo Clinic and Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. For over a decade, she has led the teams and strategies for Mayo Clinic which support the 73,000 healthcare workers at all Mayo Clinic sites. This includes a holistic approach for overall well-being, including efforts for fostering joy in healthcare and demonstrating gratitude and recognition to staff. With the onset of the pandemic, she has led a multidisciplinary team to address the changing and increasing needs for employee mental health and emotional well-being. The team’s comprehensive approach has emphasized opportunities to decrease stigma, improve access to care, develop new support resources and models, and simplify the ease of navigation of support options. As a lifelong patient and member of the Mayo Clinic community, she considers this work an honor to serve her peers.