About Us

Women and Wellness is a partnership between North Florida Regional Medical Center and WCJB-TV20. Our goal is to improve the health of women who live in North Central Florida. We believe we can do that best by working together. While dozens of experts at North Florida Regional and TV20 are part of this program, three women are the guiding force behind Women and Wellness.

Julie Samples, ARNP, is the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and Vice-President for Women’s Services at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Passionate about women’s care, Julie has overseen women’s services at North Florida Regional for more than 25 years. Julie believes better health starts with information that is easy to understand and simple to use. Her philosophy guides Women and Wellness.


Paige Beck is a graduate of West Liberty University and has been a member of the WCJB TV-20 news team since 1989. As co-anchor of TV20’s 5:30 Live, 6:00 Report and 11:00 Nightbeat newscasts, Paige has the ability to reach women throughout all of North Central Florida. She is involved in a variety of community projects and is honored to help guide Women and Wellness. As a child in rural West Virginia, Paige says the ‘Golden Rule’ was a guiding principle instilled by her parents. It’s a philosophy she brings to her work with and anyone in need. She believe women’s health is critically important and is proud to help lead Women and Wellness.

As a member of the WCJB-TV20 News Team, Lauren Verno is dedicated to using her education and training in broadcast journalism to helping area residents be more in touch with the needs and trends of their community. Lauren was recently tapped for the dedicated ‘Your Health’ beat. She looks forward to reporting that translates into a healthier North Central Florida.