Daniela Elazari joined the Office of Work/Life in March of 2020 as the Director of Well-Being. She is responsible for leading the well-being strategy to support faculty and staff, including the development of all related programs and initiatives, communications, and partnering with well-being stakeholders both within the university and with external experts.
Before taking on her current role, Daniela supported nutrition and wellness initiatives at the university through United Healthcare/Optum, partnering with Columbia University’s Human Resources department and the Office of Work/Life.
Daniela received her bachelor of science degree from New York University in 2010 and completed a Dietetic Internship with the Northwell Health hospital system in 2011 prior to attaining credentials as a Registered Dietitian. Additionally, Daniela has completed training in various area of well-being including fitness, mindfulness, mental health, and healthy space and design, supporting a more holistic approach to well-being.