Joy Wellness Partners | Our Charities

LifeNet International

Carol Hanselman Bender, Nu’09, W’09, GNu’10, put her dual degrees from Nursing and Wharton to work as an intern for HOPE International, a faith-based non-profit organization, focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development.

In 2009, upon graduation, she implemented her experience to co-found LifeNet International in Burundi, Africa. By 20211, Carol had lived a year in Africa and LifeNet had grown to a network of 30 clinics.

Today, LifeNet serves 1,479 health workers in 240 health facilities across 4 countries: Burundi, Uganda, D.R. Congo, and Malawi.

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Healing Our Heroes

Healing Our Heroes was founded by Taina Danahy and Melissa Thiel in November 2016 and became a 501(c)3 non-profit on December 27th, 2016. HOH specializes in Neurofeedback Therapy, a training tool to help heal the brain naturally, non-invasively, and without the use of drugs or medication. To date, they have served over 200 veterans with cost-free brain treatment to help alleviate PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, Traumatic Brain Injuries and more.

HOH is located within the JWP wellness center, and has a collaborative partnership with enabling military veterans to obtain financial support to access the stellate ganglion block.

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Vets’ Community Connections

Vets’ Community Connections assists veterans, military and their families in successfully integrating into their community. VCC serves as a bridge across the civilian-military divide. Through VCC, San Diego County veterans, military and their families can connect to information such as recreation, volunteerism, career advice, education, and exclusive veteran/military discounts.

Carol Hanselman Bender W’09

“I graduated in 2009 with a dual degree (Healthcare Management) from The Wharton School and the School of Nursing. In 2013, I received my Master of Science in Nursing from Penn as well.”

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