Her Heart Health: A Survivor’s Story
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.”
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.
PhD, MHS, RN,
Art Therapy for Her Heart
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.
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.
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.
MsVaughnTV, Video Creator,
Digital Marketing Specialist
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.
Cooking with Heart
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.
Founder, Wilder Juices Health
& Wellness Coach
Personalizing Your Fitness Routine
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.
WW D360 Coach,
Head of Inclusion & Diversity
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.
WW D360 Coach,
former professional volleyball player
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
Achieving Financial Wellness
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.
& Business Owner
Building Healthy Communities
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).
Chief of External Affairs, 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.
MD, MPH, CEO / President,
Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies
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.
Founder, Black Girl,
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.
Mindfulness for Her Heart
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.
RTP Physician Roundtable
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.
National Medical Association
What Black Women Should Know Infographic High BP & Pregnancy –
What Black Women Should Know – Video
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.
MD, MS, Cardiologist,
Association of Black Cardiologists
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.
MD, MA, Immediate Past President,
American Medical Association
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.
MD, MBA, Board Member,
American Medical Association, AMA Foundation