LLW Speakers

Check out the awesome Life, Love & Wellness speakers. Each one will share knowledge acquired over years of experience. And they do it in a spirit of love and support. Enjoy!

Bishop Dr. Barbara King
Spirituality and Health

Bishop Dr. Barbara L. King affectionately called “Dr. Barbara” is the Founder Minister World Spiritual Leader of Hillside International Truth Center Inc. a New Thought, inclusive, healing ministry open to all people, headquartered in Atlanta Georgia.

She began following her dream of becoming a minister as the program administrator at Christ Universal Temple (Chicago) under her spiritual mentor, Reverend Dr. Johnnie Colemon. She is an ordained minister, a professionally trained social work administrator, has served as Dean of Community Relations at Malcolm X College in Chicago, and was a college instructor as well as Dean of Students at Spelman College in Atlanta. Dr. Barbara was the first non-psychiatrist director of the Emory Mental Health Center which was headquartered in the Southside Comprehensive Health Center in Atlanta.

Dr. Barbara has authored ten books and monographs. She has also written several magazine articles and essays.

Dr. Barbara hosted her own television program, "A New Thought, A New Life," and has appeared as a guest on shows produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tavis Smiley. She has been called upon to offer commentary on national news programs, given guidance and counsel to heads of state, and participated in White House conferences and consultation with U.S. Presidents Carter and Clinton.

In 2001 Dr. Barbara received the highest honor ever bestowed upon a woman when she was enstooled as the first female chief at Assin Nsuta, Ghana, West Africa of the Ashante tribe. Her stool name is Nana Yaa Twumwaa 1. In honor and recognition of nearly 50 years of service to thousands at Hillside and throughout the world, the International College of Bishops assembled and consecrated Dr. Barbara to the sacred office of Bishop on September 26, 2010. She made history as the first New Thought minister to receive that honor.

Gill Carmody
Faith In The Unknown

Gillian Carmody is a former professional soccer player and a certified qigong instructor with more than 20 years experience in the art. She is also a dedicated t’ai chi practitioner and likes to combine the tools and techniques from both disciplines to tailor programs for specific needs.

Gillian is especially well-versed in Qigong for Sport and Qigong for Health. Her lifetime learning and training continues with T’ai Chi Ch’uan Atlanta, and with world-renowned Qigong Master, Kenneth Cohen.

Anthony King
The Water Of Life

Anthony A.K. King is an extraordinarily gifted singer, songwriter, producer, life coach and motivational speaker. AK is known for captivating his listeners whether he’s singing with his warm and sexy vocals or speaking with his charismatic charm.

In either case he unveils qualities of a strong yet vulnerable man.

AK is also the founder of ‘Water Of Life Symposium’ an annual event focused on the embrace of ‘Urine Therapy’ and serves as a guide to heightened spiritual, mental and physical well being.


Muhjah Shakir

Dr. Muhjah Shakir is the founding president and CEO of Nature’s Garden for Victory and Peace, Inc. (NGVP), a non-profit 25 acre Community Land Trust located in a lush forest like environment in Tuskegee, Alabama USA. Using the land the aim of NGVP is to create a holistic, intentional, and transformative learning community for the health and healing of the people and the land.

James Hardy
Victory Over Bullying

ames has quite a story to share with the world. As a small child he was bullied by his class mates and others due to a hearing problem he developed as the result of receiving some medications when he was born. He bravely shares his triumph over his battles. He delivers a powerful message to both youth and adults.


Queen Neith
Mothers of Civilization

Founder and Executive director at Medicine Woman University Wholistic Mystery School, International Director of Training and Public Relations at Theforgottenfoods.com and CEO/Head Chef at Queen's Cuisine - Atlanta. Naturopathy and what is generalized as Holistic or Wholistic Medicine is a central component of any preventive maintenance health and well being plan. We know this better than anyone and can make Healthy fit into any lifestyle.

Website: www.HealAtlanta.com

Dr. William Richardson, N.D., MD
Great Medicine

Dr. William E. Richardson, MD is a: Medical Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Emergency Room Physician with over 30 years experience in integrative holistic medicine. The founder of American Clinics for Preventive Medicine the oldest established integrative medical clinic in the South. He is one of the pioneers of holistic medicine in the country. He has assisted tens of thousands of patients in the US and abroad to get the the "root causes " of dis-ease and go on to prevent, stabilize and reverse chronic disease with the use of vegan nutrition, herbals, supplements, educations and the best of modern medicine. He has successfully talk patients how to be their "own doctor" and to not be depended on the medical establishment for healing. The power to heal is in the hands of the patient.

Dr Richardson was born in Pittsburgh, PA. His father, Dr. Roosevelt Richardson, MD - was the 2nd black doctor in Pittsburgh.

Truly Medicine is his ministry. When he was in high school his uncle was diagnosed with MS and treated himself with herbs and nutrition. This was his first exposure to herbs and nutrition as a healing modality. His uncle went on to live 30 plus years with the disease.

Dr Richardson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Biochemistry; accepted into medical school during his junior year of college; Graduated from the Temple University Medical School; and received a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama.

During medical school he became a vegan, studied yoga-meditation. It was at this time that he started his journey into herbalism. He was ostracized during his medical school and residency for recommending supplements to patients. Dr. Richardson, lives what he preaches. He follows a strict vegan diet and has the energy and vitality of a man 30 years his junior.

Dr Richardson is married for +30 years and the father of six children.

Carla DeRosa
Yummy Raw Food Prep

Carla DeRosa is a Certified Food Medicine Educator and author. Carla is committed to helping people expand their awareness of nutrition and health by sharing the benefits of raw and healing foods. Decades of professional experience as a speaker and facilitator has helped her develop a dynamic style and innovative training approach. She continues to touch thousands of people through her appearances at conferences, meetings, retreats and training sessions.

Website: www.RawXIt.com

Jim Schoellen
Reversing Cancer

During my career, I’ve discovered many areas of concern in the healthcare system. I’ve conducted more than 17 years of intensive health and natural cancer research and have found ways to lower blood pressure, and improve leaky gut. Along with other natural ways of helping many other illnesses naturally.

My website www.WellnessJim.com offers access to all-natural health information on both common and complex diseases. Receive health coaching from someone who is passionate about helping people, and has worked in the emergency medical field for more than 20 years including teaching First Aid, AED, and CPR for Red Cross and American Heart as well as spending 10 years as a paramedic.

In 2016, I completed Dr. Axe‘s Integrated Nutritional Leadership class and also completed a 10-day raw organic living food program in Atlanta GA.

His website features articles and videos covering everything from healthy recipes, workout tips, and the latest in all-natural health news!

Star Waters

Star Waters is an International Life/Wellness Coach, Speaker, Writer and Spirituality Teacher. As a ‘Way-Shower’, Star uses her own life struggles of once being 150 pounds overweight, living with extreme high blood pressure, plus 15 years of living with diabetes as a template to coach others into to a disease-free wonderful life. She is an active ‘plant-based’ eater, and works with clients to assist them in regaining their wellness, through changing their lifestyle.


Malcolm Tyson
The Highs of Running

Born and raised in Lynwood California, chose to continue his formal education at Morehouse College where he graduated in 1996 with a Business Degree. He is the business owner of Ideal Vending of Austell Georgia.

His interest in running was sparked by a challenge he received from his now deceased Aunt, who was more like his mother than aunt. Aunt Janice was his biggest supporter in life and urged him to do better. He has been running since 2011 and now runs Marathons regularly. His last marathon in March of 2018 was dedicated to the memory of his Big Mama – Bobera D. Brown, his maternal grandmother.

Malcolm says he has a whole new extended family within the running community. Each person accepts, respect and encourages one another.

You can see Malcolm running through the streets of Metro Atlanta.


Lorraine McCall
Choosing Happiness

The trajectory of Lorraine K. McCall’s life spans from early days of cultivating her artistic expressions (i.e. dance, visual art and creative writing), to her inquisitive self that gradually made the connection of science and spirituality. This guided journey insisting she acquire and sustain God confidence. She aspires to always-master self further from one moment to the next. Yet she is passionate about encouraging others to figure out what does their practice consist of to achieve health happiness via her alternative health business Breathe Balance Energize.

Dr. Khadijah Askari
Using Food As Our Medicine

Dr. Khadijah Nevorn Askari, a loving and dedicated pediatrician, who took care of the young and old, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. to Freedom Fighters and Civil Rights Activists; Marie and Fred Hall Sr.. She is the ninth of ten children. At a young age, Dr. Askari dedicated her life's work to the freedom and upliftment of African people wherever we may be. Her loving parents and extended family instilled in her the love of being of service to mankind.

Her presence commanded the respect and attention of all she encountered. Dr. Askari is a front-runner in alternative health modalities and a revolutionary in thought and practice in the healthcare profession. She stands firm in her commitment and makes no apologies for her stance to demand excellence in healthcare.

Dr. Khadijah Nevorn Askari is a name that is synonymous with integrated healthcare. Although her Medical Diploma reads, Emory School of Medicine, Dr. Askari was nurtured, fed and cradled in the bosom of the Historically Black College we affectionately know as The Morehouse School of Medicine. She helped to set the standard for excellence as one of their original pioneer students.

Her extensive studies of holistic medicine and natural therapies provided her with the expertise to provide comprehensive healthcare to those she served. Dr. Askari has taken her experience garnered from years of study in the United States and abroad and used it to benefit the families in her community. At her office, Shifa Al-Asqam, Dr. Askari provided services that applied to the total well-being of her patients. From homeopathic remedies to yoga classes, the loving healthcare provided by Dr. Askari reflects an understanding that healing of the body is directly connected to healing of the mind and spirit.


Timothy Branch
Matters Of The Heart

Timothy Branch has been an Atlanta native for 22 years. Loving this experience called "LIFE" and in search of its true meaning through health, spirituality and divine oneness.


Tassili Ma’at
A Solid Foundation

Tassili Maat, the owner of Tassili’s Raw Reality raw food restaurant, has lived in Atlanta for 28 years, but she was born in Houston, Texas. Maat holds an art degree, but says, “My career today was not so much a conscious choice as much as I just surrendered to my calling.” Along the way, she worked as a hair care professional, doing braiding and other services for more than 30 years.

Website: www.TassilisRawReality.com

Elizabeth Testamark
Young Gifted Female

Elizabeth will be attending the College of Wooster as a freshman student the fall of 2018. As a child who lost her mother at a young age and encountering difficult interactions with other family members, she is the victor because she is stronger and wiser as a result of the abusive relationships.


Arletta Saafir
Goodbye Graves & Hashimoto’s Disease

Arletta Saafir is a Global Change Maker Unleashing Sexy Powerful Feminine while Healing Men. Sensual Empowerment Coach Author Blogger Speaker Tantrai Healer at The UNLEASHEDment Company, Blog Host/T.V. Talk Show Host at ArlettaUNLEASHED and LIGHTSEED Channel at Arletta LightSeed Psychic - Medium Kundalini Healer Channel.


Nicholle Brock
Holistic Care

Founder and CEO of Family Dynamics Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, Nicholle Brock is an author, a motivational speaker, a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga/Pilates Instructor, Reiki Therapist, Paramedic Instructor, Certified Notary Agent, a mother and grandmother, and a Captain with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

While teaching paramedic training candidates, Brock first self-published her own comprehensive study guide titled "Treating Your Patients From the Cellular Level". This book is now published and distributed by a major academic publisher under the title "Principles of ALS Care" and it has helped many paramedics pass their National Boards.

In 2010, she self-published her second book is titled, "What Is the Size of Your D.O.G. (Determination, Obstacles, and Goals)".

She completed her Associate's degree in Paramedicine and will be completing her Bachelor's in Health Science - Paramedicine in January 2019. With a passion for health and wellness, she offers in-home services to assist those looking to improve their daily living (i.e. yoga, guided meditation, inframat, foot detox, and Reiki therapy). Nicholle is a Notary Public, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Owner of Phoenix Total Fitness and Wellness Center, Author of "Principles of ALS Care" and "What's the Size of Your D.O.G. (Determination, Obstacles, Goals)", and CEO, Founder of Family Dynamics Foundation, Inc (501c3).


Dr. Rakshak Lodha
Urine Therapy

Dr. Lodha is a Pharmacist and Urine Therapy Specialist. He has written 5 books on Naturopathy and Urine Therapy in Hindi and 1 book on Urine Therapy in English which are selling in market.

Facebook Page: facebook.com/rakshakmal.lodha

Deborah Rowser
The Core

DeBorah B. Rowser, A Floridian transplanted to Atlanta in the late 70's, DeBorah illuminates a more than 40 year nursing background within various specialties such as research, health education and psychiatric community health nursing. During 1984, life experiences exposed her to the complimentary heath arena pursuing colon health education and specializing in colon hydrotherapy. Today, DeBorah answers to speaking engagements and private consultations regarding whole body and foot detoxification. She is founder/facilitator of the DiaBetes Wellness Circle.


William Saafir
Human Excellence

As one of the founding Directors of Keep America Strong Inc. (2001) William’s contribution to family and community life spans more than five decades! As a teenager growing up in the ghetto of Los Angeles California in 1961 he gathered young people and an adult leader together to create one of the most powerful forces to ever exist in Watts California – SCFIW. Thus, The Student Committee For Improvement In Watts was born. Fifty -six years later and the dream have never been forgotten. His new vision is called Youth Leadership Ranch. In this model he coordinates mature people with the youngsters. In this endeavor the elder person shares their story with the youth and our history is captured and recorded.

Marlo Oliver
Childhood Lies

Marlo Oliver is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and Conscious Breathing Meditation Facilitator who knows first-hand how emotional trauma can manifest as questionable life choices, psychosomatic disorders and physical disease. Her passion is bringing healing to people who have lived through similar experiences.

Ms. Oliver’s educational background includes a BA in English from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA; Certificate in Massage Therapy from the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (formerly in Norcross, GA); Certificate in Foot Reflexology from The Heal Center in Sandy Springs, GA; and training in a range of modalities including Detoxification, Nutritional Healing, Metaphysical Healing and Reiki.

In 2005, Ms. Oliver founded Life After Breath, Inc., a holistic health and wellness company based in Marietta, GA, with the mission of empowering people to restore themselves to their God-like state. Life After Breath’s offerings include various styles of massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki and the beloved Dolphin Meditation.

Website: www.lifeafterbreath.com

Reggie Smith
Giving Up Your Power

Founder and CEO of Rise Multimedia LLC. His early adoption of cutting edge technology has led to the successful use of a variety of customizable resources for the successful delivery of information for our clients. His organization works with organizations that provide healing solutions to create, communicate, deliver, and exchange offerings that have consequential value for clients, partners, communities, and society at large.

Website: www.risemultimediallc.com Email:

Tony Malone
Living Your Passion

Anthony Malone, aka (A-Guru) a native of New Jersey / New York Metro Area, fell in love with yoga several years, Anthony is also certified in Reiki a certified Running, Cycling and fitness Coach. This vegan athlete is the founder of The Atlanta MultiSports Magazine and Yoga Bites Desserts; .Owner operator of Paper Plane Yoga Studio & Art Gallery. He is a lover of art, health and wellness, and a passion for helping people, made yoga a natural fit. He has undergone teacher training and earned his 200-hour certification in Atlanta. Anthony's mission is to help bring yoga to everyone and increased awareness of mind, body & soul.

Website: paperplaneyoga.com

Dr. Imani Ma’at
Public Health & Poetry

Dr. Imani Ma'at is a Harvard Educated Acclaimed Author, Award-Winning Health Educator, and International Health and Wellness Keynote Speaker with 22 years of experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Health Scientist. Her goal is to help people to thrive - not merely survive! She is the proud CEO & Founder of Healthy Haiku Productions LLC.

Website: Drimanimaat.info Website: www.imanimaat.com

Jon Jackson
Building Bridges

Jon graduated from Colombia Southern University and is the Executive Director of Stag Vets Inc. As a veteran himself, Jon faced issues that were not resolved to his satisfaction. With his strong passion for assisting other veterans and himself who have experienced PTSD or TBI due to military combat he created an organization to address those very issues. Through his STAG VETS Corporation they serve Veterans in acute situations and prepare Veterans and students for careers in sustainable food production.

Website: www.StagVets.org

Phyllis L-Miata
Universal Laws

Phyllis L-Miata - Phyllis has a passion for excellence in education. She has been in the education field for over 20 years. Phyllis grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her B.S. degree from Howard University in 1986. Phyllis relocated to Georgia and taught science in the Dekalb County School System and Atlanta Public Schools. In 1998, she earned her M.Ed. from Georgia State University.

In 2001, Ms. Austin founded In My Shoes, Inc – The National Parent Education Center, a non-profit community educational organization that serves, supports and educates parents on education. Phyllis Austin’s organization helps parents and students to resolve educational concerns and to achieve success.

Website: www.tnpec.org

Dr. Odette Russell
Life Defense

Dr. Odette Russell is a Grand Master (8th Degree Black Belt) under the SWAM Martial Arts Academy. She is a native New Yorker and is Vice President of Health and Wellness of Damit Control as well as a Contributing Editor to Damit Control through her blog entitled Odette’s Place. With over 38 years of martial arts training, Odette Russell is responsible for customizing an aspect of the SWAM Martial Arts system targeted for women and has taught this system to hundreds of females. The new program modification, together with her complete body of work within a system — designed to enhance a woman’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and positive body image — has earned Odette the title as SiDaGoo, Head Female Instructor.

Facebook: Facebook.com - Odette's Page Email:

Tom Blue Wolf
Healing with Flowers & Plants

Tom is a Native American Grand Father that has tribal affiliation with the Muscogee Creek Nation and resides in the Cohutta Wilderness area of north Georgia. Still creating and distributing Earthkeepers Herbal Medicine in the US and Europe. He supports and conduct ceremonies worldwide and loves all of his relations.

Website: www.EarthKeepers.net

Dr. Melodie Black
Chiropractic Self Care

Dr. Black is a blessed wife and a proud mother; she enjoys playing and spending time with her family. She runs her own practice, MJ Mitchell Wellness, serving Cobb County and the Greater Atlanta area by specializing in chiropractic, sports medicine, pediatrics, and fitness. She is a bodybuilder and personal trainer.

Website: www.drmelodie.wordpress.com

Linda La Boyd

Rev. Linda La Boyd has facilitated and co-facilitated many workshops, seminars and trainings relating to life, wellness and spirituality. She is a Usuri Advanced Reiki Master Teacher and Energy Practitioner. Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy, which is an ancient art of hands-on touch healing. One of her loves is Gerontology, working with our elders. “We each began our aging process from the moment of conception.” Linda is an Ordained Minister who’s Ministry is Mobile and Global. Most importantly, she is a child of God striving to be a Light to All whom cross her path.

Website: www.reikibyla.com Email:

Korey Gotoo
Pooping Is Important

Korey Gotoo –Raised in Chahuites, Mexico, Korey is of Japanese, Spanish and Zapoteque (Mexican Indian) decent. Her passion is to help people stay healthy, just as she does for herself. She is highly motivated to help others prevent illness after seeing her mother suffer with Alzheimer’s disease for 17 years. Korey is also an artist working with clay, combining the human figure, nature, and geometric design. She is a certified Colon Hydrotherpaist.

Website: www.ClearPathWellness.com

Kym Kennedy
Radical Forgiveness

Kym Kennedy is a Personal Life and Radical Forgiveness Coach. Using a variety of extremely effective tools, Kym assists people from all walks of life remove the blocks that are keeping them from living lives full of joy and passion.

Kym offers individual coaching in person or by telephone. She also facilitates workshops and talks on topics of Self-Love, Radical Forgiveness and Discovering Your Passions.

Website: www.kymsconsciousconversations.com

Raja Crumby
How To Accept Love

Raja is a herald to the shift in collective consciousness that is on the horizon. A gifted author, speaker, vocalist and Life Purpose Consultant, and former Pentecostal minister, he reminds us of the indelible presence of divine creativity within each of us. Exhorting us to embrace our roles in constructing a "New Social, Spiritual, Political and Economic Paradigm," his conviction is deeply felt in his trademarked "New Paradigm Music," as well as his books – The Tao of Dishwashing and The Shift from Sheep to Shepherd of Your Own Soul. He envisions a world absent fear, guilt or blame (where the default mode is to honor our humanity's quest for the best and highest for all concerned); ego-driven perspectives are usurped by divine insight, allowing us to create.


Mujah Shakir
Building A Sustainable Community

Dr. MuhjahShakir is the founding president and CEO of Nature’s Garden for Victory and Peace, Inc. (NGVP), a non-profit 25 acre Community Land Trust located in a lush forest like environment in Tuskegee, Alabama USA. Using the land the aim of NGVP is to create a holistic, intentional, and transformative learning community for the health and healing of the people and the land.

Website: www.NaturesGardenvp.org

Doctah B Sirrius
The Universal God

Doctah B Sirius, PhD is a leading mind, body and spirit medicine man, certified doctor of metaphysics, master herbalist- natural remedy formulator, wellness educator, and vibrational healing music pioneer. He is widely respected and endorsed by Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dick Gregory, Alice Coltrane and a host others. Doctah B Sirius has clients spanning across 6 continents who trust him with their physical, emotional, mental and wholistic well-being. Doctah B Sirius is a leading mind, body and spirit medicine man, Ontologist, master herbalist and psychological kinesiologist. Born into a long line of healers, counselors, ministers, and educators with roots in Ancient America, Africa and India, he continues this long family tradition entrenched in natural healing and higher consciousness.

Website: www.ElevationTime.com

Kanika Taylor
Celebrating African American Children

Kanika Vera Taylor – Kanka’s natural calling has been to be of service, her original route has been as an educator. She finds you can change the community and have the greatest impact through working with family and children. This has led her to working in a variety of settings such as after school programs, pre-schools, community centers and wellness programs in the community. When her three children matured and left the nest she became certified as a Energy Practitioner and Doula.


Jennie Trotter
Spring Forest Qigong

Jennie Trotter –ED WHolistic Stress Control InsIn 1987, the Preschool Stress Relief Project (PSSRP) was co-developed by Jennie C. Trotter and Gloria S. Elder, Deputy Director and WSCI’s first employee. In 2006, the PSSRP model program was featured in the book, “The Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom”, by M. Elias and H. Arnold. The PSSRP curriculum has been successfully implemented in Head Start programs and other pre-school programs around the U.S.

WSCI has received a number of national and local awards. Some of the most distinguished include: The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Exemplary Program Award (1990) for Preschool Stress Relief Project (PSSRP); the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP)Award for pioneering efforts in the areas of violence prevention for youth.

Website: www.Wholistic1.com

Simone Cox
Wholesome Families

Simone Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). She is passionate about serving others. Simone seeks to journey with you as you discover increased self-awareness, personal growth and self-acceptance. Simone views counseling as an investment that can yield long-term rewards to influence healing, intimacy and wholeness.

Website: www.releasecounseling.com

Tony Hill
BE-ing Relaxed

As long as Tony could remember, he has always been fascinated by the human body/anatomy and physiology, as he soon realized that this was an awesome vehicle in regards to how the Mind, Body and Spirit worked independently and cohesively as one unit.

Tony came from a background of athletics. He played high school and college basketball. After college, he started cycling and participated in long-distance riding to help stay healthy and in shape. His life change came after he decided to further his education, and he no longer wanted to work another 9 to 5 job sitting at a desk, shuffling paper all day. Miraculously, massage therapy found him, and thus began his journey. In 1992, he applied to the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC and it changed his life forever.

This training allowed him to combine his interest in anatomy and physiology with a strong desire to provide health and healing, not only to him-self, but others as well. He started practicing yoga to bring balance to his life to manage the stress that came with the busy life of working a full-time job while attending school. In 2005, Tony left the corporate world and focused on massage therapy, yoga, nutrition and juicing.

Website: www.TonysTT.com

Khalil Payne
All Music Tells A Story - Youth Speaker

Khalil’s birth mother was murdered when he was a small child. He has taken the steps to heal and he continues on his path to complete recovery. While dealing with this deep grief he was drawn to music as an outlet. He is currently an acclaimed Cellist and is much sought after to perform. Khalil says all music tells a story and he then proceeds to decipher what piece of Classical music he has recently studied or heard.

Khalil has learned and excelled at music, He has won positions/chairs with GYSO – Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years consecutively. He was First Chair with the Philharmonic and now won a position with the Symphony.

Website: www.KhalilPayne.com

Dr. Pamelaia Sanders
Honoring Life

Pamelaia Sanders, PhD, CPLC, is a transformative educator, life coach, singer and author. She has a unique gift for helping others create the lives they desire to live. She has had numerous opportunities to work with people from all walks of life in national and international arenas. She has lived and worked in West Africa and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Pamelaia holds degrees in finance, anthropology and has an earned doctorate in transformative learning and change.

Website: www.pamelaia.com

Chakayah Omwaso
Moderation Is Key

Chakayah Omwaso began her journey at age 12 of being conscious of food. She began reading and learning more about food while in HS as a page at the library, and soon after began her vegetarian, then vegan journey. As part of her selective choices of eating, she also became aware of caring for her body as a temple. Her interest in Energy Work began in 2008, which led to becoming a practitioner. She began with mind management classes, which led to her being trained in a variety of healing modalities, body scanning, Qi Gong, cupping, acupressure, and Reiki.

Email: Phone: 678-755-7302

Linda Pace Samuel
Living Woke

Linda Pace Samuel is founder and publisher of ‘N Gratitude Publishing, a small independent company she founded in 2009 as a vehicle for the release of her books and to help other aspiring authors get their books to market. Author of three books, Return to the African Diaspora, From African to African American, and Word Searches That Trace Our Transformation. Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Tuskegee University. She is a former Assistant Chief at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Legislative Information (LEGIS) Office and is a former staff assistant to U.S. Congressman and civil rights icon, John Lewis.

Website: www.ngratitude.net

Karen Kimbrough
Compassionate Caregiver

Energy Practitioner, Karen D. Kimbrough, Certified Life Coach, International Speaker and Trainer originally from New York City is currently based in Marietta, GA. Part of Karen’s journey took her on a path as primary Caregiver for her mother Darlene. This was a totally new experience, major role reversal, steep learning curve and one of the toughest yet most rewarding experiences in her life. During this journey, Karen’s health and wellness became challenged greatly. Life lessons she learned after two personal Emergency Room experiences made her pause and consider the importance of self-care. Out of this experience, Karen began working on a Self-Care project and campaign for Caregivers. Her latest work is a book called “Caregiver ABCs to Survival”.

Website: www.karenkimbrough.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/kareninspires2 Phone: 404-590-8611

Havinah Cheryl Duncan
Childhood Molestation

HAVINAH CHERYL DUNCAN born in the rural area of South Carolina during the late 50’s is number 14 of the 15 children from the union of James and Dessie McNeil. During her early childhood, she worked as a sharecropper beside her parents until she graduated high school and relocated to Long Island, New York. Attending various educational facilities and joining religious and cultural groups lead her to seek a career path in practicing natural healing remedies and educating the public in the importance of eating healthy organic foods. Presently she is a student of the “Sacred Medicine Woman Mystery School” where her education continues in identifying the root cause of dysfunctions in the life of the melanated woman. Being a victim of childhood molestation, her ultimate goal is to speak out against the devastating effects of the abuse our children suffer at the hands of adults and family members.


April J. Taylor, MPH, CTBP
The Feminine Divine

April Taylor is passionate about the power of sound and she is guided by a mission committed to creating healthy, balanced, meditating people who embrace justice and promote healthy communities. In her sound therapy sessions, April creates peaceful conditions to reduce stress, foster deep levels of relaxation and to advance the mind-body toward inner harmony for self-Soul-alignment. A life-long learner, April initially sought sound to reduce stress and lessen physical discomfort.

Email: Phone: 617-233-1815

Tammy Kinney
Rural Communities

Tammy Kinney has worked endlessly in the HIV/AIDS community, Healthy and Unhealthy Relations, Reproductive Justice and the right to live a healthy productive life in society.

Tammy now works at Advantage Behavioral Health system, Tammy is founder and visionary Rural Women in Action, SassiSixties. Tammy believes: Information + Transformation= Empowerment. Her favorite quote is from the GREAT Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our lives began to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. Transforming is not a privilege it is a must and a right.


Ann Dillard
Helping Teen Girls Handle Life

First and foremost, I have raised three children who have launched to being successful adults. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in the state of Minnesota. I have worked in educational settings for over 20 years. I worked as a school based mental health therapist for four years before launching my private practice. I hold certificates in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, and Distance Counseling Credential. I am a member in good standing with the following professional associations: Black Therapist Rock, American Association of Christian Counselors, and The National Black Child Development Institute.

Website: www.AnnDillard.com

Robert Wadley
Conquering Stage 4 Cancer

Robert Wadley is known for creating tasty, nutritious plant-based recipes that anyone can make fast. Robert is passionate about spreading the word that great nutrition and amazing flavor can, and should, go together. My passion for raw living food preparation began when I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010. I went through the traditional Western Medicine’s protocol of Chemo and radiation therapy that took a toll on my body. Some days I could barely get out of bed. I was in constant pain and pumped full of pain medications to address the pain leaving me mentally out of it for most of the day. After attending the Living Foods Institute Program I was able get off the pain medication, have more energy allowing me the ability to return to working a normal 8hr. day. Understanding that the body will heal itself given the proper nutrition I want to spread this knowledge to all that are willing to learn.

Website: www.rawfoodprep4life.com

Remel Katherine Moore
Community Mental Wellness

Remel K. Moore is an experienced educator, administrator, and program manager. She has worked at three institutions of higher education: Portland State University, University of Liberia and Hood College serving as a student advisor, program director, and vice president of student affairs. In addition, she has lived abroad and worked in cultural affairs and international relations as Executive Director of the U.S. Educational and Cultural Foundation in Liberia and W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture in Ghana. She is a trained facilitator and has worked with various groups in Oregon, Washington, Liberia, Maryland, Ghana and Canton, Ohio. Most recently, she served as the executive director of Coming Together Stark County promoting diversity and inclusion. She has received her B.A. from Denison University, M.Ed. from Portland State University and post-graduate course work at Portland State University and the University of Liberia. A life-long learner, she continues to augment her education by taking additional trainings. She is certified as a Strong African American Families facilitator and a Certified Diversity Executive.

Website: www.karenkimbrough.com Email:

Dr. Charles Finch, M.D.
A Spiritual Medicine

Charles S. Finch III was, until June 30, 2007, Director of International Health at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He is a 1971 graduate of Yale University and a 1976 graduate of Jefferson Medical College. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in 1979.

Dr. Finch joined the Department of Family Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1982 and then the Office of International Health in 1989, eventually becoming the principal investigator of a traditional healer survey among the Serer People of Senegal, 1991-1992. Dr. Finch led three additional traditional healer projects in Senegal, ending October 1995.

Between 1992 - 1995, he led groups to traditional healing ceremonies in Senegal. Overall he has traveled to Africa 75 times.

Dr. Finch has conducted independent studies in African antiquities, comparative religion, anthropology, and ancient science since 1971. Since 1982, he has published more than a dozen articles, including The African Background of Medical Science and Science and Symbol in Egyptian Medicine. A collection of Dr. Finch's essays, The African Background to Medical Science, was published in 1990. His Echoes of the Old Dark Land 1991and his most recent book, The Star of Deep Beginnings: Genesis of African Science & Technology was published in 1998.

Website: www.Charlesfinch.com

Maritza ‘Mimi’ DeJesus
Special Gift Parent

Maritza Mimi & Manlida DeJesus - At the age of 21 Maritza’ life aspirations was to be a professional dancer, but became pregnant. 32years ago she had no intentions of being a parent, but gave birth to Manlida a beautiful special needs baby diagnosed with Cri du chat (Cat’s Cry)syndrome. “The Struggle Is Real,” the title of her book talks about the challenges of raising a special needs child, as well as her knowing that her daughter is her angel.


Joseph Dillard
Let’s Talk Money, Building Wealth

Real Life Solutions to Financial Issues - Joseph is very passionate about teaching people how to manage their money and teaching them the rules to win the “Money Game”. Banks and other financial institutions win at the “Money Game” because they know the rules. Joseph helps to level the playing field by teaching regular people the rules and giving them the tools they need to win! He believes that teaching people how to manage their money can truly change their lives.

Website: www.exbankerblog.com

Tracey Kirkland
Staying Active At Any Age

Tracey Kirkland a native of Atlanta Ga, graduate of Clark Atlanta University.

Wife, mother, runner, nutrition and health enthusiast driven to help others with achieving their goals of establishing a positive mindset as it pertains to eating and exercise. My daily goal is to honor and maintain my temple. I have my parents to thank for setting standards in my childhood that lead to my interest and current lifestyle.

Some of my accomplishments and goals include successfully completing 4 marathons 12 Half marathons in several states a Sprint Triathlon, Ragnar Relay in Niagara Falls and currently training for a Half Ironman relay in Augusta, I will be doing the swim leg. Training and eating properly are key for me staying healthy and having a successful outcome.

I am thankful, honored and humbled to participate with this movement. Giving all glory to God.



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