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Sharifah Hardie is a business consultant, Candidate for 2024 California State Senate District 33, former President of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce – Long Beach Area, Founder of Black Guest List, Host of Ask Sharifah Videocast and Podcast, The Round Table Talk Show, author of Signs You Might Be An Entrepreneur – How to Discover the Entrepreneur in You and the ebook, Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Marketing, an influencer and a person on the rise!
Cheryl BryantBruce MD
Entertainment,Health and Wellness,News and Media,Other
Cheryl BryantBruce, M.D., a.k.a. “The Celebrity Doc”, has been recognized in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World. She is celebrated as the wellness and mental health expert for high-profile celebrities. and other über-successful individuals, as well as discerning individuals seeking a roadmap to successfully master the challenges of midlife and beyond. Dr. Cheryl BryantBruce has created a signature paradigm for overall wellness that allows her audience to thrive by guiding them to self-empower, reclaiming their relationships, optimizing their overall health and wellness, and maximizing their time, energy, and finances for an abundant, purpose-filled life. Dr. Cheryl specializes in Integrative Wellness Management and Longevity Medicine. Two presidential administrations and two kings have called upon her expertise as an advisor. A busy physician entrepreneur gifted international speaker, and author, Dr. Cheryl BryantBruce also juggles a career in entertainment filmed on epic sets such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Angels and Demons. She has been featured on CNN, NPR, Access Hollywood, and The Doctors. Town and Country Magazine named her first of the three top personal physician practices. Her network talk show Chatters That Matter-Let’s Talk About It airs worldwide on EMBCTV and Radio Networks. Chatters That Matter features celebrity guests and experts from a diversity of industries. Cheryl BryantBruce, M.D. is truly a jack of all trades, striving always to be a Master of Life. Contact: Passion Willis (Executive Personal Assistant) DrCheryl@CherylBryantBruceMD.com 310-270-3026 or Ricky Aaron (Talent Management) RadioGod310@gmail.com (562) 676-0504
Rich Wallace is the Founder and CEO of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. He began his working career at the young age of 16. He was notably, the first African-American to work in a department store in Downtown Fort Worth Texas. He used this stepping-stone as the start of his illustrious career. He has worked for Edison Brothers, FEMA, Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and was drafted into the U. S. Marine Corp. He later owned and operated seven of the most successful Grandy’s Restaurants in Texas with over 120 employees and over $1,000,000 in annual sales. In 1993 Mr. Wallace, founded the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. He recognized early on a gap existed between African-American entrepreneurs and the connections they needed to succeed. He established the Chamber as a way to bridge this gap and bring resources, information and connections to small business people, nonprofits and young entrepreneurs.
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Health and Wellness
Edna White inspires Women to Know Their Worth & Get More of What They Deserve Out of Their Life, relationships & Business. After surviving childhood sexual abuse from the age 5-15 years old, a late term abortion, teenage pregnancy, marriage then divorce, having a successful career a male dominated real estate industry and live the tell the story and now translating all that and more to a abundant fulfilling life that is lived purposefully. Edna know what it takes and the pain women feel when they are broken, stuck and wanting to know the next steps. She has helped thousands do just that with digging deep and unearthing the gifts we all have. Edna White is your life purpose coach.
Arts and Culture
My name is Author Jay Welsby and I've written 4 books. I self taught myself how to read and write. I've been to jail over 20 times and I'm a convicted felon who changed his life through language arts. My series Changed is doing really well. I would love to talk about my journey becoming an author and my books.
Arts and Culture,Entertainment
I am a professional 3D artist with over 13 years of experience. I worked on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Batman: The Brave and Bold, and Scooby-Doo. I also have a YouTube channel where I talk about all things animation.
The purpose of this show is to impart education on the black community being provided to you by black men and women of all professions.
Arts and Culture,Entertainment
This Mother and Son Podcast is Super Unique . The mom seems to clearly be learning from the son ( ok certain episodes ) or at least open to his laser focused direct responses. The vibe of the show which is none other then their connection is very refreshing. It's an easy to watch , no rehearsal, no script podcast . After their first few episodes they started drawing the topics from a hat, meaning the viewers ( who actively participate)and the hosts wait to see what the shows topic will be about. They are both New Yorkers , the Mother " Ms Bobbi Owens " her favorite tag line aka " Your Favorite X" grew up between Houston, Texas and Hollis Queens . The Son "Doug Cashing" Grew up in Nassau County NY
Arts and Culture,Business,Education,Health and Wellness,Lodging and Travel,Restaurants and Nightlife,Shopping and Retail,Sports and Recreation,Other
I am a cannabis chef, connoisseur and advocate who believes in the medicinal, recreational and financial power of the cannabis plant. I started the Green Baker, LLC in mid 2018 as a way to be able to use my 20 years of culinary skills to create delicious medicated goodies that could be enjoyed by all, that included my son, Danny, who was born with cerebral palsy. After many years of working hard for others' benefit, I wanted to finally use my talents to support the greater good. Cannabis has been a blessing for my son and I wanted to be able to give that gift to others. My podcast covers a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and professions, but we all want to help educate, advocate and destigmatize the responsible use of cannabis through story telling. Sharing our personal and professional journeys is a way to bring through human connection back to this plant.
Business,Health and Wellness,Other
I am a Certified Executor Advisor and have been in the financial planning industry for more than 35 years. The pandemic triggered conversations with close family members about their end-of-life plans and preferences. It is probably the first time they had talked to family members about topics like finances, health, and legal plans. More than 70 percent of Americans 50 and over believe a will is the most important document to have in place before someone dies, but only 49 percent of this group actually has one. My message is to show people how to leave a legacy, not a legacy and a mess.
Dr. Lisa Collins
Arts and Culture,Community Organizations,Education,Health and Wellness,Religious and Spiritual,Other
Lisa Collins is an educational professional with 25 years of experience. She holds degrees in psychology and education and works as an assistant professor at Lewis and Clark College and the Director of her small business, Education Through Engagement, LLC. As a learning and development professional, Lisa supports talent management and business partners to solve workforce challenges. Lisa is a professional who provides healing frameworks to a world in need. Dr. Collins specializes in racial healing for people of color and non-people of color. She utilizes her life coaching from Conscious Freedom and spirituality to provide acceptance and space for connectedness and oneness in a world that needs it so much. Lisa is a medium, spiritual writer, playwright, and film producer. She utilizes these spiritual gifts to provide healing and openness that acknowledges the intersectionality of humankind. She uses her podcast, Love and Light with Dr. Lisa, Living Every Day in Peace to promote positivity and spiritual connection. Her short film, Be Careful What You Ask For, serves as a discussion platform for racial healing discussions has been accepted into several film festivals.
Gregory Hall, MD
Health and Wellness
A native of Cleveland, Dr Greg Hall is a Cleveland Clinic-trained internal medicine specialist. Dr. Hall is an Associate Professor in both the Internal Medicine and Integrative Medical Sciences departments at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Hall was a governor-appointed member of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and served as Chairman for many years, and currently serves as the board president of Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Dr. Hall’s book “Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans” is the first comprehensive title detailing the optimal clinical care of African Americans for physicians and medical students. While researching the book, Dr. Hall developed Sequence multivitamins and minerals tailored just for African Americans and is available on SequenceVitamin.com and Amazon. He recently established the National Institute for African American Health, a non-profit, which mentors the next generation of minority physicians as well as advocates for better health outcomes for African Americans.
Joe Ward is the Founder, President and CEO of Ward Management Group. He provides keynote speaking, executive training, coaching and management consulting services. As a professionally certified speaker, teacher, trainer, and coach, Joe helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals while wowing audiences with a special blend of humor, raw candor, and wit. The first in his family to attend college, Mr. Ward brings a unique perspective having had successful careers in the military, as a senior executive, and survivor of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. His presentations will make you laugh, cry, and think. They will also inspire you! Joe is a retired USAF officer and veteran of OPERATION RESTORE HOPE. He served as an officer with two global management consulting firms and retired as a member of the federal government Senior Executive Service. Joe specialized in helping federal clients with shared services, governance, strategy, and enterprise risk management. Mr. Ward led the National Business Center (NBC), one of the largest federal shared service centers, to new heights. Under his leadership, the NBC won awards for Excellence in Culture Creation; Customer Service; and People & Communications from the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON). The SSON is a global network of both public and private shared services professionals to include numerous Fortune 500 companies. Joe’s bold vision is widely recognized for bringing attention to overdue changes in federal shared services governance and helping shape the establishment of the Uniformed Shared Services Management Office. Mr. Ward is the recipient of numerous awards to include selection as one of the top accounting and finance officers in the DoD, top writer and speaker at the premiere DoD financial management school, and recognition as author of the year from the Air Force Comptroller magazine. Mr. Ward is an Executive Fellow with the KPMG Government Institute and past treasurer, African American Federal Executive Association. He is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Change Management Practitioner.
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Sergeant Major (Retired) Matt Drayton is an Army veteran who has lead and mentored hundreds of men and women. Matt is an author, speaker, voice actor and certified personal trainer. Matt is a leadership expert who has shared his insights with major media outlets though out the world. Matt is currently a contributor at Newsweek via their expert panel.
Beverly A. Williams Author of GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job I'm Beverly Williams, author, labor and employment law attorney, arbitrator, and lecturer. Parthenon Enterprises, Inc. is a content development company I began several years ago. “Your Employment Matters” is the brand of employment-related programming and written materials developed by Parthenon. GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job is my latest employment advice book for anyone who seeks employment or a promotion. It continues the discussion about what can be done to maximize individual success in the employment arena. Please visit my website: www.youremploymentmatters.com. Mission: Parthenon’s mission is to develop entertaining, informative, and instructive employment–related programming and written content and make it available on multiple media platforms. Our goal is to empower readers, listeners and viewers of all ages, ethnicities, religions and genders to be more successful in employment matters. Issues: People who have always worked are unemployed or underemployed and struggling or unable to care for their families. Those who have jobs don’t (or shouldn’t) feel that their employment future is secure. They aren't satisfied with or don’t know how long they’ll have the jobs they have or they don’t feel that they can move up where they’re currently employed. Young people and even sometime those more experienced, in our cities and elsewhere, will need to compete for jobs and other opportunities such as internships, scholarships and apprenticeships. Given the seismic changes in the employment landscape, preparation is essential to achieve favorable results. Recommendation: I advocate using Dorothy Vaughan, a NASA mathematician and computer programmer, and the person played by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in the widely acclaimed film, Hidden Figures, as a role model. Ms. Vaughn developed and successfully executed employment and career strategies. Quite simply, she was proactive. Among other things, she paid attention to industry developments and acquired additional skills. I welcome the opportunity to explore how I can contribute to individual and organizational efforts to prepare individuals, members and families for the ever-challenging employment reality.
Business,Religious and Spiritual,Events and Meetings,Other
I am an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. By using transformation initiatives as empowerment tools, I love to equip individuals, organizations, and ministries to unlock their full potential and live out their mission in the most authentic way. My life as an active duty military spouse for over 24 years has enabled me to live and work in multiple countries throughout the world. Living and working outside of the United States has enabled me to gain valuable experiences while working with diverse cultures, ideas, and people. It is those combined experiences along with my roles as mother, grandmother, minister, and entrepreneur that have shaped me into the person that I am today. My experiences have shaped me into a master storyteller,keynote speaker, and motivator of people from all walks of life. I love motivating, developing and inspiring others to reach their full potential. My coaching involves the ability to understand you: to think how you think, and understand your perspective. From this benchmark, I will place another perspective on top of yours – stretching and growing you to gently see a more empowering way. Individual– one on one private and confidential coaching Group Group – small setting onsite or via webinar and video technology Mastermind Groups - My facilitated groups offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. By bringing fresh ideas and a different perspective, my masterminds can help you achieve success. As a Certified John Maxwell Speaker,I offer customized presentations to fit your individual or team’s needs and budget such as, but not limited to: 10 minute briefing “Lunch and Learn” Keynote speech for your company sponsored event Half day and full day workshop/seminar In-house corporate training Executive and personal retreat Partnership Summit I will provide effective team communication and structure that is important for forging relationships equipping your team with the proper attitudes to develop leaders within. We will work through goal setting and communication exercises that will bring cohesiveness to your group ultimately increasing productivity due to the positive influences each member will have on the group as a whole. In addition, I will at your request, incorporate your organization’s meeting theme, mission / vision statement or build on your existing training schedule to best fit the needs of your group. Let's Connect !
Education,Health and Wellness
Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman is a proud retiree of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) in Houston, Texas. She retired in 2013. Dr. Hickman has completed two degrees, a Master of Nursing specializing in education (2009) and her Ph.D. in Health Services with a leadership specialization (2016) from Walden University. In 2020, Dr. Hickman was appointed to Vice President of the Multicultural & International Student Organization at Walden University, and this year was appointed as Vice President of Prairie View A & M University College of Nursing Alumni Chapter. Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman is Your Proactive Caregiver Advocate and author of From the Lens of Daughter, Nurse, and Caregiver: A Journey of Duty and Honor, sharing her 20-years journey of caring for her mother. Her 2nd book release: The Black Book of Important Information for Caregivers, was on August 13, 2021. Most exciting, she has been selected to speak on a national stage with Shawn Fair at the Leadership Experience Speaker's Tour, April 10, 2021, in Troy, Michigan. She has become a storyteller, passionate about sharing caregiving tips and strategies to help others navigate life challenges while celebrating reality successes. Hickman's topics of interest include: • Proactive Caregiver Advocacy • Food Label Education • Nutritional Health • Social Justice/Community Policing • Diabetes and Self-Management Care • Health Promotion Education • Nurse Mentorship Accomplishments • Author- from The Lens of Daughter, Nurse, and Caregiver: A Journey of Duty and Honor, rated 5-star by readers on Amazon. Com • Author: The Black Book of Important Information for Caregivers • Blogger- a regular contributor on Medium.com • Research Fellowship-Walden University Social Change Fellow (2019) • Community Service Award-Johnson & Johnson Health Care Leadership and $50,000 Award. • Nursing Scholarship: The Cynthia J. Hickman "Pay It Forward" Nursing Scholarship • Congressional Recognition for Nurse of the Year Professional Organizations Prairie View A & M University College of Nursing Alumni (VP) • Walden University Multicultural and International Student Society (VP) • Walden University Ambassador and Alumni member (Texas Chapter) • Prairie View A & M University College of Nursing Mentoring Program • Walden University Leadership and Social Change Committee • National Black Nurse Association (NBNA) Lifetime Member • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Association • National Society of Leadership and Success • Fort Bend County Black Nurses Association • NBNA Collaborative Mentorship Program • Beta-Beta Houston Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau • Zeta- Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
Harmony Major, IAOTH, CRP, CHHC
Major, IAOTH, CRP, CHHC
Business,Health and Wellness,Marketing and Advertising
Welcome. At EnergeticHarmony.NET and ExcellentPresence.com, I help impact founders free themselves from imposter syndrome, past trauma, and ideal client confusion to fuel bolder, faster growth. What I discovered, after 20+ years of being a full-time small business founder and B2B consultant, is this: The majority of us are ""stuck"" NOT due to the time or money challenges we think, but due to unresolved past trauma shaping our adult behavior. For example, extensive studies show that up to 83.2% of us had childhood experiences that changed our brain, body, and behavior. Having realized that—and processed my own history to activate boldness, passion, and unwavering ambition—I now help leaders transcend the heart of their perceived limitations to get un-stuck—even if they've ""plateaued"" for years. Across my career, I've worked with clients like Google, LipoScience, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Durham and Wake Counties, and Space Foundation. Today, I'm a Radical Wellness & Growth Consultant, Coach, and Trainer for micro- and small business Change Agents. I hold certifications and training in Psychological & Emotional Resilience, Life Purpose Extraction Coaching, Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching, Master-Level Reiki Therapy, Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, PTSD and Trauma Recovery.
News and Media
Get to Know Janéy Tate Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hy-Lo News Janéy Tate is a highly motivated, self-driven media entrepreneur. Her career in news began 10 years ago as an intern for the Miami Herald and CBS 4 News Miami. She fell in love with journalism and the media industry while interning at these places and decided that this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Her upbringing in Miami Gardens helped shape the journalist and woman she is today. Her mother, grandmother, and aunts raised her to be a giving considerate person and to live a life of integrity. They also instilled in her the values to respect all people and to go after her dreams relentlessly. Janéy knows those life lessons and values from her family contributed to her being a strong reporter and businesswoman. Janéy is the second oldest of four children, who were raised by a strong and loving single mother. She grew up in the neighborhood of Carol City and attended high school for three years at Miami Carol City Senior High where she was a top track and field athlete and honor student. Track and Field allowed her to cultivate her zeal to be competitive and present her best work. In 2006, Janéy graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High with honors and went on to study Mass Communications and Journalism at Florida International University. She graduated in 2012 from FIU and shortly after landed her first job as a general assignment reporter for the Bradenton Herald covering two municipalities. While in college, Janey competed in the Miss America Organization pageant system for a chance to win scholarship money. She went on to win the title of Miss Miami Gardens 2011 and was a top 15 finalist for the 2011 Miss Florida Pageant. Her pageant experience would open the door to the journalism field as one of the hosts for a competition was an anchor at the local CBS Miami and recommended Janey for an internship at the station. Janey’s many experiences have allowed her to have a deep knowledge of South Florida’s political, business, and social scenes and how they affect the Black community. She has written for all of South Florida’s major publications including the Miami Times, Miami Herald, MIA & Legacy Magazines, and the Westside Gazette. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Janey also worked for two and a half years at iHeartMedia Miami to gain valuable experience in media sales, account management, marketing, branding, radio production, and event activations. After years of being frustrated with the lack of coverage of the Black community and hearing people’s grievances with local media, Janey decided to create a solution with Hy-Lo News. The news site serves to provide the community with hyper-local news and content geared toward South Florida's Urban Millennials. In 2015, Hy-Lo News began as a Facebook-based blog and within a year grew to become a legitimate news site. Janey is determined to make Hy-Lo News a success and has made major personal financial sacrifices because building a sustainable media business is her priority. During this pandemic, she enrolled in the Digital Undivided START Pre-Acellarator, BizHacks Academy Digital Marketing Course, and Empire University’s business Bootcamp to further her knowledge and understanding of running a successful business. Janey believes one can never stop improving and will continue to educate herself in an ever-evolving media landscape.
Erik Robert Fleming (born February 2, 1965 in Chicago, IL) is an American politician who was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives representing the 72nd District from 1999 to 2008. He was the Democratic nominee for one of the state's two U.S. Senate seats in the November 4, 2008 general election, and was defeated. Erik is now a Deputy Sheriff with the Fulton County (GA) Sheriff’s Office. Previously, Erik was the Director of Policy with the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. Erik continues to advocate for the causes of African Americans through his podcast, A Moment with Erik Fleming.
Arts and Culture,Other
On my 50th born day (2017) I took my 1st (of many) solo road trips to an adorable waterfront Airbnb on The Chesapeake Bay. While I was there re-connecting with God, The Universe, nature and most importantly myself, I remembered how much I enjoyed writing, talking, sharing information, giving encouragement and positive energy to folks and BOOM my purpose and passion became crystal clear. "Kandidly Kristin: The Blog" was born and that blog has since morphed into The Kandid Shop Podcast. The mission/purpose of this podcast was and is to give everyone who wishes to be heard, a safe, welcoming, bully-free space to speak "kandidly' about any subject or topic and give those who may need or want to hear real talk about a particular topic/subject, a space for that too! I can discuss a wide range of topics that are real, relevant and often under-discussed OR not discussed honestly and kandidly! Listen to a few episodes, take what resonates with you and leave what doesn't for someone else! I hope to connect with you soon but until then I want you to "Keep it Safe, Keep it Healthy & Keep it Kandid!!"
News and Media
Harrison takes you on a thought-provoking journey with Insightful & Interesting Interviews as well as commentary on the latest news & events in the community!! Come join the conversation!
Our goal is to Build Better Black Businesses one black business at a time. Our Podcast discusses tips, tricks, tools and systems with established Black Entrepreneurs in hopes that our listeners will learn and execute to grow their business. We give you the tools you need to succeed with your business. And there’s nothing we love more than high-fiving my our listeners when they crush their big goals!
Business,News and Media
Dropshipper at the Dangerous Lee mall and publisher at DangerousLee.biz - business and lifestyle blog for Black women small business owners.
Arts and Culture,Community Organizations,Entertainment,Health and Wellness,News and Media,Restaurants and Nightlife,Shopping and Retail,Other
Being in love with music her whole life , Brittany joined the entertainment industry in 2014 and became known as Bebe the culture curator .She has the reputation for understanding “The assignment” first by curating an all girls line up and passionately calling it “ No Boys Allowed” that showcase sparked the minds of others to be curious about what can she do next? Being the Curator of the Long Island creative collective “ The EarWaxx Session meant she had to put in consistent work. She delivered every Tuesday night orchestrating moves and being the liaison between indie artists and the behind the scene’s plugs. The next mission she managed to accomplish was curating line ups for music festivals. She flew to Austin and turn some heads at SXSW and that year went to work Atlanta’s A3C. Curating became a new love but hosting was something she desired to do. Organizing was evidently natural but her charismatic personality resonated. She manifested her next moves curating shows to boldly hosting them. The more she hosted the more people asked what’s next? With a brand named “ LipstickNLyricsz” she decided while hosting to launch her own Lipstick Line and dedicated every lipstick to a lyric in her favorite songs. It was a move created as an idea for merchandise but it supported her aesthetic since most women asked her what lipstick she was wearing . With the support and strategic marketing a vision grew and others seen and wanted to be apart the lipstick line sold out in a week. With this mission accomplished we are still left asking what’s next ? She maintained her momentum of curating and hosting but never stopped creating outlets for others … She began to dive into music journalism… The pandemic led her to think about how to keep people aware of new indie artists… with time she created Bebe’s Indie Spotlight which highlights up and coming artists , with in-depth Q&A Segments ,playful trivia moments , Freestyle Sessions And her ability to produce a body of work that allows her audience to watch her start as a fan and end as a friend. Her undying need to soundtrack the lives of those around her will continue to make her an asset in the culture.
Dr. Shawn Council, Esquire is the lead managing attorney for her business-oriented law firm located in Metro Atlanta Georgia. Attorney Council, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, didn’t know what a lawyer was when her mother, and a few ladies at a local hairdresser’s beauty parlor, exclaimed, “she should be a lawyer” after she “interrogated” each woman as they were getting their hairdo perfected by the beautician. Dr. Council’s desire to be an attorney was born at that beauty shop. Life occurrences took a young Shawn to Los Angeles where she graduated from High School and attended Los Angeles Community College. She did so well, at LACC, she gain automatic admission to UCLA where she majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Then, it was off to Law School in Texas. Yet again, life took Shawn back to her roots in Philadelphia, to attend to family matters. After a Small Business Certification, at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, she was off again to begin her law practice in Connecticut. It was a new start and quite an adventure. Along the way, she obtained a Doctorate in Law & Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. After decades of practicing law (family, personal injury, criminal, real estate, business transactions, evictions, probate estate matters, etc.) and a Professorship at a CT State College, Shawn opened a law firm in Stockbridge, GA where she graciously serves the business community, primarily. Attorney Council is passionate about technology, business, and real estate. Dr. Shawn Council, Esquire believes it is so important to create economic opportunities for yourself through continuous lifelong learning. She is committed to sharing her knowledge with the business community, content creators, startups, and entrepreneurs. She is also the proud author of the Bookee & LaLa children’s book series which teaches young children life skills, how to manage money, and community engagement.
Business,Community Organizations,Education,Government,Health and Wellness,Religious and Spiritual,Events and Meetings
Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDiv, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, adjunct instructor, author, and national speaker on the topic of multicultural awareness and diversity. For over 19 years, Lambers has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice, non-profit, as well as ministry environments. Lambers utilizes his marriage and family therapist experience to bring a positive, shame-free, empowering, and relationship-focused approach to equip helping professionals in various fields to increase their cultural self-awareness, reduce the frequency of unintentional cultural offenses, as well as repair relationships damaged by cultural offenses. Lambers’ Diversity Made Simple training has equipped over 10,000 helping professionals around the country to feel more comfortable, competent, and confident in their ability meet a greater variety of needs for whomever they have the opportunity to serve.
Omar Liles is a Certified Dementia Practitioner with The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, International Certified Montessori Dementia Professional with The International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and a graduate of New York Divinity School with a Master of Religion and a Doctorate in Ministry with an emphasis in Pastoral Leadership at Andersonville Theological Seminary and former member of Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals. He is a recent Member of National Association of Christian Ministers and minister at Shiloh Baptist Church. He is the founder of a Christian singles ministry via Facebook "Agape Love Network, Assistant Vice President of King Movement Chapter NJ and social media in coordinator from King Movement founded by Chris Broussard. Certifications: The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners: Certified Dementia Practitioner International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners: Certified Montessori Dementia Practitioner New Skills Academy: Certified Life Coach, verified online at: newskillsacademy.com Certificate No: FVN4B8FV Certified Mental Health Awareness: Certificate No V6J75VNZ Light University: Training in Mental Health Coaching in progress
Business,Internet and Web Services,Marketing and Advertising
Zhe L. Scott is the CEO, President, and Founder of TSQ Marketing Inc, DBA (The SEO Queen). TSQ Marketing is a full service digital marketing company that leads with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The SEO Queen Team is a transnational team that spans 3 continents and includes software developers, publicists, social media analytics, and seo analysts. The SEO Queen helps businesses get more clients and revenue without paying for advertising through the power of SEO, Website Design, and Mobile App Development. Zhe L. Scott was born and raised in Long Beach, CA where her company was launched in 2017. After working for other agencies, she saw a need to create products and services that will help Black Owned and Woman Owned Businesses grow and thrive online. With an MIT degree in the science of information technology management, Zhe is a sought after digital marketing partner who procures tangible results for client companies. Wins on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are transparently tracked, monitored, and evaluated. Return on Investment is always considered when any digital marketing strategy is crafted. Zhe not only has her finger on the pulse of today’s ever shifting tech scene, but also offers a credible track record. She has 20+ years with a successful track record in business development and entrepreneurship. Since the launch of The SEO Queen in 2017, The SEO Queen has driven over $80,000,000 in revenue; generated 100,000,000 of Search Engine Impressions, 10,000,000+ podcast downloads and streams. In addition to achieving amazing results for her clients.
The Question it Podcast
Question it, is a space hosted by two millennial sisters who want to explore the 21st century through in-depth conversations, good laughs, questioning and challenging the norm, and of course sharing our own tea.
Community Organizations,Education,Entertainment,Health and Wellness,Wedding
Dr. Janay is Marriage and Family therapist that is known as “The Relationship Expert”. With over nine years in the field, she’s been trained to help couples both start and improve their relationships. Dr. Holland also specializes in helping individuals as the navigate both peer and familiar relationship through anxiety, depression, grief, and normal difficulties with adjustments.
Education,Religious and Spiritual,Events and Meetings
Tamika L. Blythers is a dynamic master trainer/facilitator, best-selling author, educator, entrepreneur, & transformational speaker. Her platform, “V.O.W” 9 points of Impact, is a simple shared message of self inquiry, which requires individuals to radically change perspectives about decisions & goals in life. Ms. Blythers engages, empowers, educates, and encourages the audience by incorporating her practical, spiritually-based solutions, while integrating inspirational personal experiences. Her consulting business, EduVizon, LLC provides empowerment education and hosting/emcee services designed to enhance, clarify, transform & achieve desired premium results. She has authored several books which include, Mika Dika Foster Kid, Patches Batches of Emotions, V.O.W. 9 Points of Impact: Transformational Guide to Greater, The Whole Truth: So Help Me Teachers a co-authored story with other educators from around the nation, and God’s High Destiny Women: Business Devotional, which is a #1 Amazon Best seller, You Can Have It All, Let the Kingdompreneurs Speak #1 Best Seller, Coauthored with Dr. Shirley Clark), Courageous Enough to Launch(Coauthored with Dr. Cheryl Wood)which is also a #1 Amazon Best seller, You Are Enough with Les Brown & Dr. Cheryl Wood , which is an International Best Seller. Tamika L. Blythers has shared the virtual speaking stage with numerous renowned speakers which include Les Brown, Dr. Cheryl Wood, Kearn Cherry, Che Brown, and Lisa Nichols. She is the “Upperroom Writer”. This power house of wisdom and knowledge has educated thousands challenging individuals to dream BIG, catapulting them to a well-defined destiny. As a child advocate and author, her children’s book series, Mika Dika Foster Kid, serves as a lighthouse of hope, providing a stronger resilient voice for children globally. Additionally, T. L. Blythers serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) providing a voice for foster kids in the courtroom. Blythers’ foster care network expands from courtroom child advocate Judge Glenda Hatchett, to Grammy Award-Winning R & B artist Anthony Hamilton, who served as one of the national spokespersons for CASA. As a veteran educator, Blythers has been awarded the title “Teacher of the Year” from the Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation in 2002 & 2007. As a powerful, charismatic, and authoritative voice on vision, purpose, entrepreneurship, and empowerment, in 2011, T.L. Blythers was honored and recognized by the Minority Chamber of Commerce as one of Columbus Georgia’s 20 Top Women of Influence possessing distinction & leadership for longstanding commitment to the community, and Outstanding Business Woman of the year 2021 by Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. T.L. Blythers stands firmly on the life principle, “You are a product of your expectations, not the limitations.”
Arts and Culture,Entertainment,News and Media
Morgan A. Poole is an upbeat Digital Reporter serving the West Michigan community at WOTV 4 Women and WOODTV8! Although it's only been 9 months since she's made the big move to West Michigan from her hometown of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Morgan has already made her mark around town and the office by managing wotv4women.com and its social media platforms successfully, creating engaging original content, and building strong relationships with current and former WOTV Crew members. Morgan's passion for the media and entertainment industry began at the age of 7. In 2016, this passion inspired her to create a YouTube channel that surpassed 1 million views and 10,000 subscribers in only one year. She continues to use her channel and other social platforms to inspire digital creators to be fearless in expressing themselves! In 2019, Morgan graduated from Delaware State University, located in Dover, DE. In addition to receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, she also received the President's Academic Award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA for 4 consecutive years. Although keeping up with her grades, participating in various on-campus organizations, and working three on-campus jobs were far from easy, wearing multiple hats has helped Morgan establish a solid work ethic! Before working at WOTV 4 Women and WOODTV8, Morgan was a digital media intern for CBS Interactive and Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles, CA. With developed specialties in production, audience acquisition, social media, content management, reporting, writing, and editing, her collaboration with various top-tier media entities have resulted in 10,000,000 media impressions, views, and engagements from audiences around the world collectively. She's grateful for the opportunity to now contribute her skills to West Michigan! Morgan's greatest piece of advice to anyone looking to find an opportunity is to let go of fear! "Great things never come from comfort zones, so don't be afraid to put yourself and your dreams out there. Be confident, be persistent, and when it doubt...faith it out! Eventually, you'll end up right where you're supposed to be as long as your willing to go for it!"
Michelle Diamond, CEO of Elevate Diamond Strategy, a growth strategy and execution advisory and interim executive firm recognized by Forbes NEXT 1000, Entrepreneur Magazine, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, CEO Journal, CFO Magazine, Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Interim Association, has 25+ years’ strategy, general management, marketing, finance, go-to-market, audit, M&A, and operations experience. She has strong expertise in helping high growth companies scale, scenario planning, and in developing, evaluating, and implementing diverse, yet innovative growth strategies, strategic plans, and go-to-market initiatives for acceleration and long-term value creation, leading mergers and acquisitions (pre and post), identifying where to invest and then capitalizing on market opportunities through competitive advantage and differentiation, and in turnarounds/ restructuring to optimize costs and overall profitability, for both domestic and global organizations. Michelle is an expert, executive, and entrepreneur who has worked on Board and C-Suite issues for 65 companies ranging from startup, early/growth stage, small/mid-cap, private equity/venture capital, to Fortune 50 in 31+ industries including CIGNA, Colgate-Palmolive, Elsevier, MetLife, Daimler, DEKRA, NRG, and Club Med – to name a few. Her industry experience includes Automotive, Broadcasting (Television & Radio), Cable, Chemical, Consulting, Consumer Products, Dental, Distribution, Education, Electronics Distribution, Energy, Event, Financial Services, Food, Government, Health Insurance, Human Resources, Insurance, Medical Device, Music, Nonprofit, Packaging, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Printing, Private Equity/ Venture Capital, Professional Services, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Retail, Software, Technology, Travel, and Vision. Prior to Elevate Diamond Strategy, Michelle worked for CIGNA, where she was the creator and Head, Competitive Intelligence for the $1B+ Group Insurance Division. Prior to that role, Michelle oversaw CIGNA’s $20M Printing & Distribution business (100+ employees), was Manager of Strategy for Accenture, and in Mergers & Acquisitions and Assurance and Business Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP. She also held various financial roles at Colgate-Palmolive Company and Citibank, and was selected for Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble camps. Michelle holds an MBA from Duke University, a BS from Morgan State University (Summa Cum Laude), and attended Wharton Executive Education. She is also a nonpracticing Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Michelle is a former Board President of the INROADS Philadelphia Alumni Association, a member of Extraordinary Women on Boards, and has led efforts and volunteered for United Way, March of Dimes, Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Habitat for Humanity. She was a speaker and facilitator for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Logic Day, the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), YearUp, INROADS, and EY, and a growth expert on radio shows Accelerating Your Business™ (creator and host), Executive Leaders Radio, and The Marketing of Business. She is also the author of the book, 10-Step Guide To Creating Your Own Growth Strategy For Your Company. Michelle currently resides in Beverly Hills and enjoys sports, dance, entertaining, and travel.
Frederick Shaw, Jr.
Bringing Awareness to the Black Community along with protections through legislation. CCHR Public Affairs Director, Activist, NAACP Inglewood/South bay President Brings Awareness on Killology, Electroshock and the history of psychiatry to Black Community among many topics. Fred Shaw Jr. discusses true problems and real solutions in the black community. From the history of psychiatry, education, medical model of racism, to current Killology and electroshock, restraint use and what can be done. He is a true activist who is creating the change necessary.
Arts and Culture,Entertainment
Denise Turney is a professional speaker and writer who brings more than forty years of book, newspaper, magazine, radio and business speaking and writing to a project. She has been listed in various entertainment and business directories, including industry leaders such as Who’s Who, 100 Most Admired African American Women and Crosswalk. Denise Turney’s works have appeared in Parade, Essence, Ebony, Madame Noire, We The People, The Trenton Times, The Pittsburgh Quarterly and Obsidian II. This talented speaker/writer is the author of the books: Portia, Long Walk Up, Spiral, Love Has Many Faces, Rosetta The Talent Show Queen, Rosetta's Great Hope, Long Walk Up, Awaken Blessings of Inner Love, Gada's Glory and Love Pour Over Me (her new book). Her books are available in ebook and print format from all online and offline book retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Cushcity.com, Ebookit.com, Google Books, iTunes and Ingram Books.
Arts and Culture,Entertainment,News and Media,Other
Married couple, Edward and Christina founded their company, Sledge House Media to publish their own books and to share the untold stories of the average person, to develop screenplays, films and TV Series. Collectively, they have published four books together. Edward and Christina Sledge wrote and published their memoir, The Story of Christina and I and Our Marriage: An Essay during the COVID-19 pandemic. The high school sweethearts met in Brooklyn, NY. Their romance was predestined from the start since they were both born in the same hospital and their families lived within blocks of each other. Their memoir is about triumph over tragedy. Both are first generation high school and college graduates. They were also the first to obtain their masters degrees in their families. They got engaged when Edward was a soldier in the U.S. Army while Christina was a senior at Temple University. They eloped two months later, and have been married for twenty plus years. Christina holds an undergraduate degree from Temple University and a graduate degree from The George Washington University. Edward holds an undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and a graduate degree from Towson University.
Arts and Culture,Entertainment
Shannan E. Johnson is a quitter. I walked straight off the graduation stage and into my career as an Academic Scholarship Advisor and Recruiter at my alma mater. It didn't take long before I realized I was helping my students pursue their dreams - even starting a non-profit for teen girls - while stifling my own. So, I quit. I packed my life into my Chevrolet Cavalier and headed to Hollywood. Post film school, I became a TV Executive taking stories from pitch to production. Then, I quit... because YOLO. I explored the world touring 19 countries and 49 states in dance companies and Broadway National Tours. I inhaled culture, perspective and experience that honed my craft and catapulted my confidence. So, when I returned to LA to live in my purpose but doors continued to slam in my face, I took the leap and bet on myself. I stopped pursuing my dreams and started chasing my reality. I became the protagonist of my own story. So, I'm proud to say that I'm a quitter turned CEO of the first black-owned script consultant agency in the entertainment industry, The Professional Pen. I took all the things that I enjoyed from each of my life experiences and turned my side hustle into my full-time job. I now develop creatives and their narrative content for the screen. As a Script Consultant, I function as a story therapist using life to teach storytelling elements. As a speaker, I transfer this exclusive technique to students with big dreams to use storytelling elements to teach life because when you add educator and artist it equals expert storyteller.
With over 20 years of leadership experience in various industries, including insurance, healthcare, and finance, James Rosseau skillfully assembles and leads high-performance teams. Before pursuing his entrepreneurial endeavors, he held different executive positions with companies, including JPMorgan Chase, Allstate, and LegalShield. Business Executive With A Mission A strategic thinker and former President of several companies, James can successfully execute service delivery. His achievements include leading to double-digit growth, successful mergers and acquisitions, and establishing new business processes. Additional experience includes working with several startups and developing over 300 partnerships. Skillful in the fields of finance and audit, James’s expertise is multifaceted – ranging from the aforementioned to B2B sales and marketing as well. A proud and active community member, James currently serves on the DeVry University Board of Trustees, their Audit and Finance Committee, and their Academic Quality and Student Success Committee, helping shape and direct the organization’s core product. He led DeVry’s Transition Team, comprising of several board members and management members when the CEO left towards the end of 2020 and began a CEO search. Additionally, he is an executive coach and leadership facilitator for ThinkHuman, a client-focused approach to achieving sustainable growth. Change Agent For Human Potential As a natural communicator, empowering others to reach their full potential is one of his passions. He firmly supports creating infrastructure, systems, and processes that allow people to live their purpose. Applying his professional and personal experiences, he formulates replicable techniques and mechanisms to open up opportunities for many, not only a few. With a focus on youth, James wants to provide younger generations with access to tools that can change their lives for the better. He helps to instill self-advocacy and strive to dissolve negative feelings associated with the “comparison syndrome”, helping youth to focus on their goals and objectives and achieve them. James has faced, confronted, and overcome major challenges by always maintaining faith, and applying a robust work ethic while feeding the drive to succeed.
Banking and Finance
Founder and CEO, Katherine Tyeshia Chatmon, recognized the need for sound, objective financial resources to working class Americans. Often times, the working class is wedged between making too much to qualify for governmental assistance programs, but often falling victim to predatory lending and cycles of debt. Bridg3 Financial Boutique was created to educate and empower persons to make sound, financial decisions to build generational wealth while on the path to financial peace. Bridg3 Financial Boutique provides financial coaching, resources, and low-cost workshops to persons who are ready for transformative change - so they can have more of what money will never buy.
Arts and Culture,Entertainment,Other
We are a true crime podcast discussing relationships gone TERRIBLY wrong. Every case is told in the form of a story with mystery, suspense, and a little bit of humor sprinkled on top. We are two co-hosts, Ky and Char, looking to connect with like minded people to make excellent content and have great conversations.
Lady K Productions was created by Kamali Culpepper in 2019. Kamali was born and raised in Florida and is an independent filmmaker who enjoys directing and writing. She earned a BFA in Film and Media Arts at the University of Tampa in May 2019 and is attending the Savannah College of Art and Design to receive her MFA in Film and Television. She created her website to share some of her projects including her award winning movie trailer and comedy/crime short film, Cleaning House. She is looking forward to writing and directing more projects in the future.
Porsché Mysticque Steele
Arts and Culture,Community Organizations,Entertainment,Other
My name is Porsché Mysticque Steele. I'm the CEO of MysticqueRose Publishing Services LLC and the founder of The Emancipation Movement, a not-for-profit organization that strives for the betterment of all facets of black life. I'm also the co-host of a YouTube podcast called Motivational Motives and an active member of Black Families Rising, an organization dedicated to helping black families achieve greatness through community outreach, education, financial guidance and more. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA but moved to Nigeria in 2019 and have been in the Motherland ever since. #BlackExodus. My husband and I always strive for greatness and humility in all that we do, so a lot of our daily work revolves around charity and maintaining businesses that focus on service and compassion.
Health and Wellness
Relationship is everything and more. Let's explore the world of relationship; personal, romantic, casual and friendly together as a team and make a good soup of it.
Education,Health and Wellness,Religious and Spiritual,Other
Author and entrepreneur Joi R. Fisher-Griffin is an experienced educator, a passionate adoption advocate, and a patron of the arts. After going through her own struggles as an adoptee, Joi wrote her memoir, Finding Joi: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Love. She shared her story so that she could help others who sit in silence about their struggles, and she continues to find ways to be open about adoption, not only with adults but with young people, too. She is the author of two best-selling children’s adoption books Choosing Joi: An Adoptee’s Journey and Finding Belonging and Singing with Joi: There Are Lots of Different Ways to Be a Family. Joi’s books are designed to bring awareness to adoption sensitive topics and language. She believes adoptees, prospective adoptive parents, and adoptive and foster families can find resources and their community of support if WE all Stop Whispering and Let’s Talk Adoption. Serving as a volunteer Adoptee and Survivor Team Coordinator with Miriam’s Heart Joi believes Finding Joy is Possible!
Business,Community Organizations,Education,Shopping and Retail,Religious and Spiritual
TEDxWomen Speaker/ Philanthropist/ Author/ Entrepreneur//Global Wanderer Lisa Swift-Young is a Renaissance woman. Her professional career includes roles in corporate, academia, and nonprofits. She has more than 20+ years of experience strategically growing businesses and driving change. She is a multi-award-winning sales and marketing executive. Recently, Walgreens Boots Alliance recognized Lisa as a Global Corporate Social Responsibility award nominee. Among her peers, she is considered a strategic partner and innovative thought leader. Along with her daughter, Lisa is the cofounder of 4Curls, LLC, a clean beauty brand for naturally curly hair. Lisa loves to share her knowledge and is the author of two bestselling books, Pause 2 Praise: 30 Days to Happier and Healthier Relationships with Your Adult Children and Power of 3: The Christian Gratitude Journal to Restoring Your Faith and Renewing Your Praise. She feels all her experiences have equipped her to embrace her most challenging, rewarding, and character-building role: Mom. As part of her family's commitment to helping others, Lisa and her family established the Change We Seek Fund. This fund supports financial literacy initiatives for Black and Brown families to achieve financial independence. Lisa co-founded the Give Black, Give Back Initiative and is an executive producer and co-host of Give Black, Give Back Conversations. Lisa's work in mindfulness and philanthropy has been recognized and featured in publications and media outlets such as AARP Magazine, Thrive Global, and Medium.
Dr. Angela Swain
Business,Religious and Spiritual
Dr. Angela L. Swain is the Trifecta Business Coach. She uses her education and experience as a business psychologist, corporate consultant and theology coach to maximize performance and productivity. Dr. Angela is also an author, speaker and professor.
Marketing and Advertising
An email copywriter that helps coaches and course creators build berserkers and ADDICTIVE audience for their services without begging them to buy from you
Daree Allen Nieves
Business,Community Organizations,Entertainment,Health and Wellness
Daree Allen Nieves is an award-winning technical writer, UX writer, life coach, author and court-appointed special advocate (CASA) in Virginia. She hosts the Kickin' it with Daree show, a personal development podcast. She's also a voice actor. Her credits include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Heart Association, Stand Up 2 Cancer, NBCUniversal, Live Nation, Huntington Bank, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Wal-Mart and The Ad Council. She has spoken at VO Atlanta, DC Podfest, Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, The Society for Technical Communication (STC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and many others. Daree also enjoys reading, traveling, and line dancing.
I help managers rapidly improve leadership, management & communication skills that accelerate personal growth & team performance. The most effective way to improve an organization is by investing in its people and creating a competitive advantage with great talent. For over 30 years, I have helped employers increase employee satisfaction and reduce regrettable turnover by teaching leaders how to implement proven business practices & behaviors to facilitate creating a great working environment. It is my mission, through Coaching, training & mentoring, to uplift others and to guide them to reach their full potential, allowing them to experience more personal and professional success, live happier lives and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Happy and fulfilled individuals are more likely to be engaged and productive employees who are focused on customer satisfaction. I believe everyone should have a coach. I facilitate the establishment of great places to work by creating respectful, authentic and safe work environments, maximizing human capital, strengthening leadership & management skills, providing clear expectations, adding structure and facilitating career & personal development for all employees.
Dr. Pamela E. Perry
Dr. Pamela E.
Marketing and Advertising
Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishers. She is also the publisher of Speakers Magazine and founder of the National Association of Black Podcasters. She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications (including several covers), and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She is also author of Synergy Energy: How to Use the Power of Partnerships to Market Your Book, Grow Your Business and Brand Your Ministry and 115 PR Tips on How to Brand Your Ministry (both available on Amazon.com) Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry PR works hard to help her clients’ brand (and get paid) like a superstar.
Health and Wellness,Real Estate
Our founder and CEO, Dr. Jovonni Spinner is an award-winning health equity strategist and thought leader with a deep passion for improving health equity across the lifespan through research, communication, multi-sector partnerships, and leadership. She creates culturally competent and inclusive public health programming, but also shines at telling public health stories, giving voice to those rarely heard, and sharing outcomes with key influencers to provide programmatic strategic direction and influence organizational change. Dr. Spinner uses her voice to deliver dynamic speeches and to facilitate conversations on health equity. She has led state and federal health equity programs like the Diversity in Clinical Trials Initiative, Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative, and Virginia Vaccines for Children Program which have reached millions of consumers to help them make better informed health decisions, obtain the services they need, and advocate for healthier communities. Her passion is helping organizations and public health professionals overcome challenges in delivering dynamic, equity-driven, culturally tailored public health programs to meet the health needs of minority communities. She is also a public health adjunct professor, serves on non-profit boards, and is active in her community creating programs to build the public health workforce and mentoring early-career professionals. She is an alum of Virginia Commonwealth University, Emory University, and Morgan State University.