Get Healthy Now
University of Louisville
601 President's Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40217
Phone: (502) 852-7755 (Wellness Center) or (502) 852-1907 (Central Admin)
Director, Health and Disease Management: Patricia Benson
Patricia Benson is the director of Get Healthy Now. An instructor of health and sport science classes at UofL for more than 10 years, she was tapped to head the faculty/staff health management program when it started in 2005. Patricia leads the program, sets its course and works to engage faculty and staff in healthy lifestyle choices. She brings to her role past experience as founder of her own fitness company, called "LifeStyle Wellness," as well as a passion for health, wellness and helping others. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion and a Master of Education degree in fitness and wellness. She earned both at UofL.
Wellness Specialist, Sr.: Paula Kommor
Paula Kommor brings to the program her love of helping others and a wealth of professional and educational experiences. Paula leads the Wellness Coaching initiatives, facilitates wellness programs, and teaches in the Health & Sport Sciences department. Paula created UofL's Interdisciplinary Wellness Coach Minor in collaboration with Human Resources and the College of Education and Human Development. The program is part of the health and sport sciences curriculum. In it, students learn coaching techniques and then put them into practice helping faculty, staff and students. Paula holds a Master of Education degree in health promotion and counseling from UofL and is trained by the Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute in cutting-edge stress management techniques. She also holds certificates as an AFAA group fitness instructor, ACE personal trainer, Wellcoaches wellness coach and Zumba instructor. Before coming to UofL, she created Dynamic Wellness LLC, a wellness company designed to help professionals more effectively manage their stress. She also presents "hands-on" keynotes and seminars on stress management.
Program Coordinator, Sr: Stephanie Weldy
Alongside a great team of colleagues, Stephanie demonstrates her creativity and customer-service experience to best serve the campus community. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and worked in various capacities before joining Get Healthy Now. Stephanie has been an employee at the University since 2008 and currently serves as a Program Coordinator, Sr. for Get Healthy Now, overseeing many of the administrative functions of the employee health management program. Stephanie oversees the website and social media profiles, thrives on providing excellent customer service, and plays a dedicated role in ensuring that our offerings positively impact the lives of University employees. She is a certified Wellcoach and holds Masters of Education in Community Health.
Administrative Assistant: Anahi Astudillo
Anahi provides comprehensive support to the GHN team and all participants in the program. She comes to UofL from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where she was a Program Administrator for the Chicago Teachers’ Center. Anahi has the experience, skills and strengths to provide a wide range of support for all the functions of this growing and thriving program. Her talents include graphic design, keen organizational skills, database management, creative problem solved, and bilingual (Spanish/English). She joined GHN in 2011 and continues to be a great asset to the program. Anahi is currently pursuing her Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in marketing at UofL.