Upcoming and Past Workshops

Mothering Successfully During COVID-19

Sunday, Sept. 20 | 4:00pm- 5:30pm EST

Biography of Dr. Ebere Azumah

Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who currently lives in Upstate New York and works as an Obstetrician Gynecologist with an interest in high risk Obstetrics and Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Dr. Azumah received her Bachelor of Science with a dual degree in General Biology and African American studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She attended Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan for her Medical degree. She completed her Ob/Gyn training at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York city, New York. She also completed her Master’s in Public health from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Azumah is the Founder of Healthy and Uplifted© a platform for women especially busy moms to support each other as they balance motherhood, career and self-growth. She is also the Co-founder of Love your Menses©, a program that provides educational resources about the peri-pubertal period for girls of color. Love your Menses© also empowers young girls and their parents to love their menses and their bodies during this important transitional period in their lives. She is also a Certified ICF Life Coach, an Organizational Consultant, Doula, Author and Blogger. She recently launched her first children’s book: Jonathan and the Hole in his Shoes. She is currently working on three other books that will be released soon. Dr. Azumah has many interests but one mission, to empower and to motivate people (including herself) to live their best lives.

 

 

Biography of Erin Goodman

Erin is a fitness expert and a mom to really a cute 3-year-old. In her role, she serves as a general manager for The Fitness Mill, a master trainer for Beachbody LIVE, a personal trainer, a group fitness instructor, and an online fitness coach. Her passion for health and wellness began 18 years ago and has led her to sharing her story and passion with others. She believes in helping people all over the country virtually or in person with a focus on nutrition, which she attests accounts for 90% of your results. In addition, she also loves to inspire people to feel amazing in their health and wellness. 

As the Master Keynote Speaker, Erin will be giving us tips on all things fitness and wellness. She will also be joining us in the mothering and fitness breakout session

Biography of Dr. Hokehe Effiong

Dr. Effiong is a Board-Certified Pediatrician, Certified Health Coach, wife, and mother of three lovelies. She is passionate about inspiring and equipping parents with strategies to heal from adverse childhood events and develop a love for their brain and realize their holistic worth so they can transform their lives and the lives of their children. She advocates for children in foster care and is the founder of Kits of Hope, a 501 (c) 3 Organization, that shares love, hope, and dignity by providing children going into foster care with bags filled with comfort and essential items. She also works with companies and agencies to understand the effects of adverse childhood events on worker performance and how they can elevate their most valuable resource- people.

As a keynote speaker, Dr Effiong will be giving us tips particularly focused on nutrition as her health coaching certification from BRAIN focuses on this. She will also be joining the breakout session on eating healthy.

 

Biography of Dr. Shola Ezeokoli

Dr. Shola Ezeokoli is the vibrant and innovative CEO and founder of Balance with Dr. Shola LLC. She is an ICF certified professional coach and a Strategist, Corporate and Conference Speaker, #1 Amazon Best-selling Author, and triple licensed internal medicine physician. Dr. Ezeokoli has been featured on Fox 32 news, HUFF post, WVON radio, iheart radio, blackdoctor.org, and many more. She has also been a guest on outcome health TV, and educational health TV network which airs in all 50 states of the US including University of Chicago, Kaiser Permanente, and Stanford University." As a medical doctor, speaker, professional coach, and strategist, she offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching geared towards achieving your personal growth through living a life of balance and total harmony. She also helps multi-talented women use their gifts and talents, to create wealth, autonomy, and to become financially free, while having fun.

As a keynote speaker, Dr Ezeokoli will be addressing general questions and providing us tips to remain fit and focused as a Mother. She will also be joining the breakout session on maintaining a healthy weight.

 

 

Biography of Dr. Richard Broussard

Dr Richard Broussard firmly believes in the APhA’s pharmacist oath and advocates “for the relief of human suffering” in both the retail-based setting, and more importantly community outreach. Stabilization of the community, strategic implementation of data/statistics derive measurable health outcomes has become his primary focus. As a pharmacy manager for the last 16 months, accounting sales projection plays a vital role in the daily operations of a business. He oversees daily sales, monthly perpetual inventory on scheduled control meds, and operates a high-volume store with $330,000 in inventory with a turn rate over 9 times annually while serving over 1400 scripts weekly. He envisions an opportunity to have meaningful, lasting impact on individuals, families, and ultimately socio-ecological conditions that promote a sustainable community. He believes this goal can be achieved by establishing protective factors that prevent adverse childhood experiences, which directly correlate to health outcomes, and overall life expectancy as defined by the social determinant of health. This is in addition to mentorship as well as funding for much needed resources in areas below the poverty line where negative health outcomes continue to be problematic. Areas of extreme poverty have been neglected and overlooked as the most impactful starting point which can lead to increased quality of life and positive health outcomes.

As a session leader, Dr Broussard will be joining us in a more intimate conversion on eating healthy. He also runs a community garden and can provide answers to your questions on managing that.

 

 

 

Biography of Dr. Petrenia Davis- Jenkins, MBA

Dr Davis-Jenkins is an Air Force veteran and a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician. She graduated medical school from Wayne State University and holds an executive MBA from Auburn University. Currently, she is practicing at Memorial Family Medicine in Jacksonville, FL. She also works as a Locum Hospitalist at various hospitals in Savannah, GA and in Jacksonville, FL. She has interest in preventative health and educating patients on how to live healthier lives overall.

         As a session leader, Dr Davis-Jenkins will be joining us in a more intimate conversion on mothering and fitness: tips for staying fit.

Mothering Successfully During COVID-19

Sunday, August 16 | 4:00pm- 5:30pm EST

Biography of Dr. Ebere Azumah

Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who currently lives in Upstate New York and works as an Obstetrician Gynecologist with an interest in high risk Obstetrics and Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Dr. Azumah received her Bachelor of Science with a dual degree in General Biology and African American studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She attended Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan for her Medical degree. She completed her Ob/Gyn training at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York city, New York. She also completed her Master’s in Public health from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Azumah is the Founder of Healthy and Uplifted© a platform for women especially busy moms to support each other as they balance motherhood, career and self-growth. She is also the Co-founder of Love your Menses©, a program that provides educational resources about the peri-pubertal period for girls of color. Love your Menses© also empowers young girls and their parents to love their menses and their bodies during this important transitional period in their lives. She is also a Certified ICF Life Coach, an Organizational Consultant, Doula, Author and Blogger. She recently launched her first children’s book: Jonathan and the Hole in his Shoes. She is currently working on three other books that will be released soon. Dr. Azumah has many interests but one mission, to empower and to motivate people (including herself) to live their best lives.

 

Biography of Dr. Dorienna Alfred

Dorienna M. Alfred, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and owner of Works of Faith Wellness and Consultation, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, a private practice centered on perinatal mental health services. Her organization will focus on direct services, advocacy, outreach and education that promote health equity for those at the highest risk for complications during pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Alfred is also the author of the book, Pregnant with Promise: A Spiritual Journey

of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and Childbirth, a memoir of her journey with loss and high-risk pregnancy. She enjoys volunteering with local and national organizations that support maternal health equity and is passionate about increasing awareness of mental health and wellness throughout women’s reproductive life span. She has co-authored publications and refereed workshops on topics related to women’s health, racial identity, social justice, and cultural competence. She is also employed as a health psychologist for a major health corporation where she works primarily in weight management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time

with her husband and sons, scrapbooking, and Zumba.

 

Biography of Nkem Denchukwu

Nkem Denchukwu is a bonafide creative writer, an award-winning author, a film producer, a woman whose strength is anchored on God, and a mother of four. She delved into the arts of filmmaking and creative writing in 2012 and has thirteen independent films & eleven inspirational books under her belt since then. Nkem was named the 2019 Houston Literary Award Recipient by the Houston Public Library Foundation “Reader’s Choice Winner.” Nkem advocates for battered women, men, & children, and continues to promote awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention through written and spoken words. She strongly believes that everyone was born with a purpose to fulfill. Her comments have been published in the June 2015, May 2016, July 2017, November 2019, and February 2020 Editions of Oprah Winfrey Magazine. She has also been featured in Forbes (digital edition) in 2018 as well as multiple times on FOX 26 News, ABC 13, CBS 11, NBC 2, Great Day Houston, Isiah Factor Uncensored, Voice of America, and Houston Chronicle. Nkem has a master’s degree in Health Services Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking, but her first love is in the arts. She constantly uses her skills, voice, and experiences to empower, educate, inform, inspire, and nurture the young especially, and the not-so young. She also enjoys gourmet cooking and still photography. 

 

Biography of Dr. Shola Ezeokoli

Dr. Shola Ezeokoli is the vibrant and innovative CEO and founder of Balance with Dr. Shola LLC. She is an ICF certified professional coach and a Strategist, Corporate and Conference Speaker, #1 Amazon Best-selling Author, and triple licensed internal medicine physician. Dr. Ezeokoli has been featured on Fox 32 news, HUFF post, WVON radio, iheart radio, blackdoctor.org, and many more. She has also been a guest on outcome health TV, and educational health TV network which airs in all 50 states of the US including University of Chicago, Kaiser Permanente, and Stanford University." As a medical doctor, speaker, professional coach, and strategist, she offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching geared towards achieving your personal growth through living a life of balance and total harmony. She also helps multi-talented women use their gifts and talents, to create wealth, autonomy, and to become financially free, while having fun.

 

Biography of Dr. Uchenna Umeh (Dr. Lulu aka Momatrician)

A former Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force, She is also a board-certified pediatrician, global speaker on youth suicide, 2-time bestselling author, and youth suicide activist. She is Nigerian born, mother of 3 and the CEO of Teen Alive, and Dr. Lulu’s Youth Health Center, both dedicated to suicide prevention and high-risk teens. Her public speaking of suicide and suicide prevention began in 2016 after the deaths of her and a patient from Suicide. She is also a victim of domestic abuse and has struggled with depressive crisis and suicidal thoughts. She has been featured on several media platforms. She is a 2020 TEDx speaker. She hosts her own show on public television in San Antonio and has her own podcast (Suicide Pages with Dr. Lulu) and blog (Words by Black Butterfly). She is also a freelance writer for several magazines. All her hard work has been recognized by the “Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission” of Nigeria, and the Texas State House of Representatives.

Biography of Dr. Richard Broussard

Dr Richard Broussard firmly believes in the APhA’s pharmacist oath and advocates “for the relief of human suffering” in both the retail-based setting, and more importantly community outreach. Stabilization of the community, strategic implementation of data/statistics derive measurable health outcomes has become his primary focus. As a pharmacy manager for the last 16 months, accounting sales projection plays a vital role in the daily operations of a business. He oversees daily sales, monthly perpetual inventory on scheduled control meds, and operates a high-volume store with $330,000 in inventory with a turn rate over 9 times annually while serving over 1400 scripts weekly. He envisions an opportunity to have meaningful, lasting impact on individuals, families, and ultimately socio-ecological conditions that promote a sustainable community. He believes this goal can be achieved by establishing protective factors that prevent adverse childhood experiences, which directly correlate to health outcomes, and overall life expectancy as defined by the social determinant of health. This is in addition to mentorship as well as funding for much needed resources in areas below the poverty line where negative health outcomes continue to be problematic. Areas of extreme poverty have been neglected and overlooked as the most impactful starting point which can lead to increased quality of life and positive health outcomes.

 

Biography of Margie McLean, MEd

Margie McLean, MEd, is a counselor, educator, mentor, and women and girls’ empowerment motivator. She uses her life experience to transform the lives of women and build self-esteem in girls and youth. Ms. McLean received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Argosy University. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, the Order of Eastern Stars, PHA, and the National Teachers Association. She is the founder of the Margie McLean Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit organization focused on empowerment of children and teens through educational enrichment, mentoring, and health and wellness programs.  She also leads and organizes local and global service projects with the goal of developing future leaders. Some of her mentoring programs are Girls Empowerment Leadership Summit (GEL)®, DIVΔS Empowerment Retreat®, and the Kemistry Growth Mindset Business Summit. Ms. McLean is also a professional speaker and presenter, she has presented at events and conferences for the Prince William County School District in Woodbridge, VA, the Fayetteville Area Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc, and the Prince George’s County Schools in Latham, MD. She has been recognized as 2014 Who’s Who by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and was honored for the "Organization That Rock “by Pure Potential Inc, as their 2016 Trailblazer.

 

   Biography of Latasha Cleveland, MEd

Latasha Cleveland was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. She currently resides in Boone, NC. She is a mother of four children, two are adults while the other two are younger, 14 and 10. Her youngest daughter was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but she is thriving and doing well in school. She has been homeschooling her 10-year-old daughter, since 2015 and recently began homeschooling her 14-year-old. Latasha completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Education and Curriculum development. When Ms. Cleveland is not homeschooling her children, she works as a caterer in a company that she co-owns. She is an entrepreneur who makes and sells organic hair and skin products. 

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