Dr. Ashley D. Anderson, PhD, WHNP-BC, MSN

Business Owner + Nurse + Scientist + Athlete + Health Professional + Political Figure + Motivational Speaker + International Model + Beauty Queen

Driven for the Purpose of the People


Dr. Ashley D. Anderson was raised in Louisville KY, and is co-owner of Athena Health and Wellness, a women’s health practice that is the first of its kind in Louisville. Beyond managing Athena, Ashley practices there as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. In 2018, she partnered with her friend and sister from another mother, Tawana Bain, to launch AFMThreads, a curated boutique carrying men’s and women’s fashion that’s also the first of its kind in Louisville. Ashley is the wife of NCAA and NBA Champion, Derek L. Anderson, Sr.

Additionally, Ashley is an Wellness Advocate for doTerra where she greatly enjoys empowering people with the tools and information they need to positively impact their lives. Over the last several years, Ashley has used essential oils to greatly impact her personal health and that of her family, and therefore felt that she needed to share them with the world!

Since 2001, Mrs. Anderson has held numerous titles including being a record holding Captain for Berea College’s Basketball team. She has been an International Runway Model, Actress, Radio Personality, 2013 Ms. Kentucky United States, Miss Black Ohio 2010, and Miss University of Louisville 2008. In 2014, she was a candidate for State Representative in the 32nd District, receiving 46% of the votes. 

Mrs. Anderson belongs to a host of professional organizations and has received numerous awards and recognitions. In her spare time, she travels to speak with groups about a variety of topics such as Fitness, Health & Wellness, Motivational topics, and many others. Her accolades include the 2016 Guy Stevenson Award Winner at the University of Louisville (the highest honor given to any doctoral student at the University) and 2014 Glamour Magazine Phenomenal Woman of the Year for Kentucky!

Ashley received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Berea College. She received her Masters in Nursing-Women Health Nurse Practitioner as well as her PhD, from the University of Louisville.