Our Mission

At JWP Utah, we believe that WELLNESS is needed and deserved by every single person.  We define wellness as continuous improvement in strength, both physically and mentally. Our goal is to deliver wellness directly to our patients and help them, 
“Simply get stronger every day!”

Our Team

Rachel Gunderson, NP, Clinical Director JWP® Utah

Rachel Gunderson is dual certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She received her advanced practice degrees from University of Pennsylvania and Texas Tech University-Health Sciences Center.

She spent 8 years working as an Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She has now moved to the outpatient setting to focus on improving patient outcomes and longevity through regenerative medicine.

Rachel recently relocated to Springville, Utah. She is married and has three small children. During her free time she likes to read books, quilt, hike in the mountains and train for triathlons.

Carol Hanselman Bender, NP,
Founder, JWP® and EA

Joy Wellness Partners & Enliven Aesthetics Founder, and Lead Provider: Nurse Practitioner since 2013, specializing in regenerative and integrative medicine, providing a broad range of care, ranging from emergent medical treatments to medical consultations to regenerative injections.

Carol grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 2009, she earned dual Bachelor’s Degrees of Science in Economics and Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and School of Nursing. In 2009, Carol also co-founded LifeNet International, a non-profit conversion franchise of healthcare clinics in Burundi, Africa.

From 2009 to 2011, Carol developed her clinical skills as a nurse in the emergency room at the University Medical Center of Princeton in NJ. In 2011, she returned to Burundi to serve as the Medical Director of LifeNet International.

In 2013, Carol completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and became board-certified as a Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care.

From 2013 to 2017, Carol worked as an NP in five Emergency Departments in Southern California and in the Temecula Valley Advanced Medicine (TVAM) Clinic in Murrieta, CA. In TVAM, she learned to help patients find solutions to their pain through the powerful, life-changing results of regenerative medicine.

In 2016, inspired by her patients’ outcomes in this cutting-edge field of healthcare and determined to help more patients, Carol engaged her healthcare management degree, her success with a healthcare startup in the heart of Africa and her clinical experience. She founded Joy Wellness Partners in 2016 in San Diego, CA, with the vision of achieving solutions to patients’ problems through regenerative medicine. In 2019, she started Enliven Aesthetics, in order to better serve her clients’ aesthetics needs.

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