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Taking care of yourself mentally and physically is so important – now more than ever!
Catch WellCare Wellness Wednesdays, every Wednesday afternoon starting October 28th, for health and fitness tips from professionals. Learn more about getting in shape and making your overall wellness a top priority by viewing the premiere on our Kentucky Derby Festival Facebook Page OR viewing them on our Healthy At Home page.
10/28 – Good Eating with Caroline Carney of Good Measures
11/4 – Mental Health Matters with Renee Murphy of JCPS and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Lauren Muir
11/11 – Fitness Fun with Coach Scott Davenport of Bellarmine University
11/18 – Virtual Learning Tips & Tricks with Princess Molly Jett (2020 Royal Court) and Venita Burnett
11/25 – Cooking in Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson’s Kitchen
12/2 – Baptist Health Hands on CPR Demo with Dr. William Dillon
Learn More about the WellCare Wellness Wednesday Experts:
WellCare Wellness Wednesday Episode 1: Good Eating with Good Measures
Premieres October 28: Watch on the Healthy At Home Page
Caroline Carney MS RDN
Dietitian, Good Measures
As a registered dietitian, Caroline is dedicated to helping people feel their best through good food. She works to create tools and environments that promote healthy living. Before joining Good Measures, Caroline worked in customer experience strategy at Forrester Research and web analytics at the online advertising agency, Digitas. Her time with The Full Yield included collaborating with pioneers in the food-based wellness space.
Caroline holds a BA from Brown University and a Master’s degree in nutrition communication from Tufts University. She completed her training in nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital. A Rhode Island native, Caroline resides in Cambridge, MA with her husband and three children. You’ll often find her running along the Charles River pushing a double stroller or cooking delicious food for anyone with an appetite.
WellCare Wellness Wednesday Episode 2: Mental Health Matters
Premieres November 4: Watch on the Healthy At Home Page
Lauren Muir, MA, LPCC, CCTSF
Behavioral Health Professional
Co – Owner of Martin and Muir Counseling
Lauren Muir is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a certified clinical trauma specialist for families. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree at Webster University.
Lauren is currently a Doctoral student at Capella University pursing a degree in Human Services, and is also trained in EMDR therapy and uses this to help clients address underlying negative beliefs related to depression, anxiety, and trauma. She has over 10 years’ experience providing services in a variety of settings including home and school-based services, adult jail and juvenile detention, inpatient hospital settings, and community-based organizations. In addition, Lauren is a public speaker and workshop facilitator on issues regarding mental health.
Lauren specializes in working with youth, teens, young adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, foster care/adoption, anger management, low self-esteem, social skills, and life transitions. She has a strong passion for helping children, adolescents, individuals, and families discover how to express and understand their feelings and recognize how to cope with their feelings throughout a variety of life transitions.
JCPS Chief of Communications and Community Relations
Renee Murphy moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2003 to be the weekend anchor and weekday evening reporter for WHAS 11 News. She thought this would be a two year stay in the Commonwealth, but it turned into a life-changing decision that would lead her towards a new path. Renee quickly found herself in the middle of some of the biggest stories in Louisville and the country. From covering Presidential visits to hometown heroes making a big impact, Renee always loved bringing the story to audiences and making them feel like they were right there with her on the journey.
Covering the stories of Jefferson County Public Schools was Renee’s beat for many years. She covered the landmark Supreme Court decision about how best to achieve diversity in schools and a controversial teacher whose remarks are still shocking to this day. While those were the stories she often covered in the newsroom, her favorite stories were the ones that left viewers inspired. The stories of incredible teachers and students making a difference in the community everyday were always her favorite stories to tell.
In 2018, Renee decided she wanted to focus on that narrative and empowering parents with information about public education. After working for WHAS 11 for 15 years, Renee decided it was time for a change and took a position in the Communications Department of JCPS. She is now the Chief of Communications and Community Relations for the district and is proud to inform the public about the transformation taking place in Kentucky’s largest school district.
Prior to moving to Louisville, Renee worked as the weekend anchor for WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio and Greenville, Mississippi and was a production assistant for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. Renee is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied broadcast journalism and mass communications.
WellCare Wellness Wednesday Episode 3: Fitness Fun with Coach Davenport
Premieres November 11: Watch on the Healthy At Home Page
Coach Scott Davenport
Head Basketball Coach Bellarmine University
Scott Davenport became the 11th coach in Bellarmine men’s basketball history on April 29, 2005 and will enter his 16th season at Bellarmine in 2020-21.
Prior to Bellarmine’s rise to Division I (2020-21), Davenport built Bellarmine into a Division II powerhouse. In 2011, he led the Knights to the national title and was named national Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Division II Bulletin.
In his first 15 seasons, Davenport amassed an overall record of 364-109 (school record most career wins) and a Great Lakes Valley Conference record of 192-65, winning GLVC Coach of the Year honors four times (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018). The Knights advanced to four Final Fours (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017), captured five GLVC Tournament titles (2010, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019), and secured at least a share of six GLVC regular-season championships. Before transitioning to DI, Bellarmine carried the nation’s longest active streak of consecutive appearances in the DII NCAA Tournament with 12. The Knights won at least 20 games in all 12 of those seasons and reached 30 wins on three occasions.
Prior to Bellarmine, Davenport served nine years as an assistant at the University of Louisville under Hall of Fame coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino. He also served a year as an assistant on Mike Pollio’s staff at Virginia Commonwealth where he coached alongside future Kentucky coach Tubby Smith.
WellCare Wellness Wednesday Episode 4: Virtual Learning Tips & Tricks
Premieres November 18: Watch on the Healthy At Home Page
2020 KDF Royal Court Princess
Associate Producer at WHAS-11 News
Molly Jett is a proud Chinese-American who’s been living life in Louisville, Kentucky ever since my parents adopted me from China. I’m also one of the 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court Princesses, and a recent 2020 graduate of Bellarmine University. She is now wrapping up a Master’s Degree at Bellarmine University in digital media, while working part-time as an Associate Producer at WHAS-11 News. She plans to become a local multimedia journalist. After traveling and studying around the world, she’s ready to go where life takes her!
Venita Burnett, Ed.S
Math Resource Teacher
School Digital Innovation Leader
Greenwood Elementary School
Venita Burnett is a Stem Lab Educator, 13 years certified K- 5th grade teacher and 7 years National Board Certified Teacher whose own experiences as an underprivileged student motivates her to help children from all walks of life as well as adults learn, grow, reflect, and revise daily.
Servant leader training at Asbury University she says, enhanced her aspiration to serve first through teaching and guiding students and adults to reach their goals.
Her colleagues describe her as an innovator, passionate about her job and everyone around her, a student advocate, flexible and always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. She is a single mother of 2 children, daughter Jordynn, 17, senior at Butler High School & son Jayson, 11, a 6th grader at WEB DuBois Academy. As a family, they love to craft, and most recently make masks for people in need.
WellCare Wellness Wednesday Episode 5: Cooking in Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson’s Kitchen
Premieres November 25: Watch on the Healthy At Home Page
Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson
Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson has spent the better part of his life overcoming adversity, inspiring and helping others, all while challenging himself to be a better person each and every day.
A recent contender on Guy Fieri’s “Tournament of Champions,” Darnell won in his round against the legendary Alex Guarnaschelli. As Fieri told Darnell, “You just pulled off the biggest upset in culinary history.”
Darnell is also well known for winning the “Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge,” hosted by Giada De Laurentis on The Food Network in 2018. He has appeared on “TODAY,” “The Rachael Ray Show” alongside Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” (episodes: ‘Extreme Budget Challenge,’ ‘Masters Tournament,’ ‘Mother’s Day Special,’ and ‘Burger Challenge’), “Beat Bobby Flay” on The Food Network, “Cheap Eats” on The Cooking Channel,” HLN’s “Michaela,” The Travel Channel, “The 700 Club,” and his restaurant was named one of the “Top 12 Best Breakfast In America” by The Cooking Channel’s “Man’s Greatest Foods.” Darnell also cooked for Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
While his accolades speak volumes, success hasn’t always come easy to Darnell. Originally from Ohio, Darnell’s love for cooking started from adolescence and would continue on as he graduated from Sullivan University in Kentucky with a degree in the Culinary Arts. However, after taking a wrong turn along his journey, Darnell found himself on a self-destructive path, leaving him homeless, in and out of jail, and unemployed for nearly a year. Thanks to his faith, Darnell used the time to reflect on his past and to reassess his life purpose. A pivotal moment was when Darnell remembered someone speaking about being a statistic and never recovering once you enter the system. He did not want to be another statistic and he knew the only way to get out of the system was to focus and to become serious about something he loved and that he could do well, which for him had always been cooking. To Darnell, food can represent and change your life.
WellCare Wellness Wednesday Episode 6: Baptist Health Hands on CPR Demo
Premieres December 2: Watch on the Healthy At Home Page
William Dillon, MD
Dr. William Dillon, MD is an interventional cardiologist with Baptist Health Medical Group. He is also founder of Start the Heart Foundation that provides free hands only CPR Training throughout the Louisville Metro area.