Resource Center

Thank you for joining our Her Heart Summit – a national celebration of Black women’s health and sisterhood.

Her Heart Health: A Survivor’s Story

Kieta Mutepfa

Kieta is a mother, partner, sister, servant, and social worker with a global pharmaceutical company who happened to have survived multiple strokes in January 2020. Kieta always lived by the motto, “Let’s keep it moving”. No matter what was going on in her life, she just internalized it and “kept it moving.”

Kieta Mutepfa
Stroke Survivor

Twitter: @KietaMutepfa

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity.

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah
PhD, MHS, RN,
Cardiovascular Nurse

Twitter: @ycommodore 

Art Therapy for Her Heart

Sabrina Howard

Jackson, Mississippi, graphic artist and painter Sabrina Howard is impulsive, at least that is one way she describes her vibrant and expressionistic portraits that give subtle nods to social challenges and themes. With her preferred medium, acrylic, Howard handles a brush the way a seasoned writer uses a pen.

 

Sabrina Howard
Graphic Artist
& Painter

Instagram: @sabrinahowardart

Slaying Motherhood

Ebony

Ebony is one half of Team2Moms, a diverse, two-mom family with three children who create engaging YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram content for millennials and families across the globe. What started as a way for them to connect and inspire other same-sex couples has evolved into a platform covering all things parenting, fashion, lifestyle, and relationships.

Ebony
Creator,
Team2Moms

Instagram: @team2moms

Vaughn Colquitt

Vaughn Colquitt, aka MsVaughnTV is, a Chicago-based YouTube video creator and digital marketing specialist. As a mother to a little girl with special needs, Vaughn is committed to offering ongoing support to parents through family-focused content that is relatable, fun, and inspiring to her audience. Vaughn’s videos have been viewed nearly 20 million times.

Vaughn Colquitt
MsVaughnTV, Video Creator,
Digital Marketing Specialist

Instagram: @msvaughntv

Coach Gessie

Fibroids survivor turned nutritionist and Founder of online wellness platform TheDeToxNow.com, Coach Gessie works with celebrities and everyday women daily, educating and empowering them on how to achieve optimal health through a transformative and integrative approach of spirit, mind, and body healing.

Coach Gessie
Nutritionist,
Founder TheDetoxNow.com

Instagram: @CoachGessie

4 Tips for Self-Love & Self-Care

Cooking with Heart

Akua Wilder

A certified fitness specialist and health coach. Akua graduated with an associate degree in Exercise Science at Passaic County Community College in 2019 with high honors. She was recently accepted to continue her education in nutrition with a focus on holistic health at Montclair State University.

Akua Wilder
Founder, Wilder Juices Health
& Wellness Coach

Instagram: @WilderJuices

Heart-Healthy Recipes

Personalizing Your Fitness Routine

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Monika Pierce

As the Head of Inclusion and Diversity at WW, Monika’s goal is to expand WW’s commitment to inspire healthier habits for all and doing so by focusing on equity, access, and community —internally and externally.

Monika Pierce
WW D360 Coach,
Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Instagram: @i.am.pierce

Kayla Jeter

Kayla Jeter is a former professional volleyball player turned fitness and wellness advocate. Growing up as a daughter of a former professional American football player, Kayla grew up surrounded by all things sports.

Kayla Jeter
WW D360 Coach,
former professional volleyball player

Instagram: @fitandfullbykayla

Yoga for Her Heart

Olivia F. Scott

Creator of Freedom At The Mat, Olivia F. Scott is a respected 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered and certified yoga teacher trained in New York City’s reputed Sonic Yoga. Freedom At The Mat is a YouTube-based platform through which Olivia provides a sacred space for women to pause for self-care with pre-recorded affirmations, intentions of the week, wellness interviews, meditations, and yoga flows.

Olivia F. Scott
Yogi & Founder,
Freedom at the Mat

Instagram: @freedomatthemat

Achieving Financial Wellness

Angela Yee

Radio talk show host and personality for the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club along with DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God. She is on the Board of Governors of the We Are Family Foundation and a board member of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies.

Angela Yee
Radio Personality
& Business Owner

Twitter: @AngelaYee

Building Healthy Communities

jewel bush

jewel bush is an award-winning journalist and communications strategist with more than 20 years of experience. As a communications strategist, bush has a diverse background in advocacy and organizing (grassroots, labor, political, cultural).

jewel bush
Chief of External Affairs, GirlTrek

Instagram: @GirlTrek

Structural Racism & Mental Health

Dr. Denese Shervington

Dr. Denese Shervington has an intersectional career in public health and psychiatry, with a focus on community wellness. She developed the post-disaster mental health and emotional resiliency division at The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES), a community-based translational public health institute she founded in New Orleans.

Denese Shervington
MD, MPH, CEO / President,
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

Instagram: @dshervington

René Brooks

René Brooks has taken a late-life diagnosis and used it to uplift others. After being diagnosed with ADHD three times (ages 7, 11, and 25), at 25 she was able to get the treatment she deserved. She is the founder of Black Girl, Lost Keys, a blog that empowers Black women with ADHD and shows them how to live well with the disorder.

René Brooks
Founder, Black Girl,
Lost Keys

Twitter: @blkgirllostkeys

Ryan Mundy

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Ryan is a former NFL safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and founder of Alkeme Health. Alkeme Health, a company rooted in Black wellness, creates digital self-care products designed for our culture and our care. Additionally, Ryan has operated as Managing Director of Techlete Ventures – a VC company investing in the areas of sports, health and lifestyle.

Ryan Mundy
Founder,
Alkeme Health

Instagram: @alkemehealth

Mindfulness for Her Heart

Ryan Mundy

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Ryan is a former NFL safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and founder of Alkeme Health. Alkeme Health, a company rooted in Black wellness, creates digital self care products designed for our culture, and our care. Additionally, Ryan has operated as Managing Director of Techlete Ventures.

Ryan Mundy
Founder,
Alkeme Health

Twitter: @PatriceHarrisMD

RTP Physician Roundtable

Yolanda Lawson

Yolanda Lawson MD, Board Certified OBGYN is founder of MadeWell OBGYN in Dallas, Texas. She earned her medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She performed her internship at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Yolanda Lawson
MD, Trustee,
National Medical Association

Instagram: @yolandalawsonmd

High BP & Pregnancy –
What Black Women Should Know Infographic
High BP & Pregnancy –
What Black Women Should Know – Video

Khadijah Breathett

Dr. Breathett’s research has been covered by major news media outlets, including Reuters, MedPage Today, WebMD, and Business Insider. She has been recognized as one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health and as a Heart Failure Society of America Emerging Leader.

Khadijah Breathett
MD, MS, Cardiologist,
Association of Black Cardiologists

Twitter: @KBreathettMD

Know Your Numbers Infographic
Addressing Health Disparities in Black Women

Patrice Harris

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was the 174th president of the American Medical Association, and the organization’s first African-American woman to hold this position. Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, county public health director, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist.

Patrice Harris
MD, MA, Immediate Past President,
American Medical Association

Willarda Edwards

Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA, has been committed to organized medicine for over 30 years, holding prominent positions in local, state and national associations. She is a past president of the National Medical Association, MedChi, the Baltimore City Medical Society and the Monumental City Medical Society.

Willarda Edwards
MD, MBA, Board Member,
American Medical Association, AMA Foundation

Instagram: @wvedwards3

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