Inspiration and support to live your healthiest life.
Staness Jonekos is an advocate for women's health, wellness and empowerment. An award-winning television writer, producer and director, she was one of the original executive producers who launched the television network Oxygen Media, cofounded by Oprah Winfrey.
Following her commitment to health, Staness co-executive produced the premiere season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, and post produced Lifetime's Speaking of Women's Health.
Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, 21-year cancer survivor, best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker and mother of three. From both sides of the stethoscope, she discusses healing clinician-patient bonds and self-care, with the ultimate goal of helping patients to get good care and live as fully as possible.
Vanessa Hoffman is a registered dietitian in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She has worked with patients in clinical settings and individuals community settings. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves as Research, Education and Awards Chair with the District of Columbia Metropolitan Area Dietetic Association. She is currently a health policy fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Health and Medicine Program in Washington, DC. She received her B.S. in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Brett Badgley Snodgrass is a Family Nurse Practitioner practicing at Comprehensive Primary Care in Bartlett, TN and Atoka, TN specializing in family practice, pain management and palliative care. Brett is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, where she was currently nominated to the Nominations Committee. She is also a member of the Academy of Pain Management and Sigma Theta Tau. Brett is a member Tennessee Nurses Association, where she is actively involved in the APRN Council. She presents locally and nationally to many different audiences, and has been an invited speaker at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s Annual Conference. Brett is also a contributor to Sharecare Expert Health. She is President of the Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses. She holds numerous hospital appointments around the Memphis Area. She is currently a preceptor for The University of Memphis, University of Tennessee, Union University and University of Alabama - Birmingham. Her latest endeavor is healthcare blogger, offering answers to patient’s questions they often forget to ask! You can visit her blog at www.thenpmom.wordpress.com
Rhonda M. Smith is the Founder of Breast Cancer Partner, an organization that focuses on breast cancer recovery through health and wellness and taking a more integrative and holistic approach to recovery. Breast Cancer Partner provides tools, resources and information to help breast cancer survivors recover, restore and reenergize themselves after treatment. The organization’s mission is to function as a "partner" to breast cancer survivors (and their caregivers) who are nearing the end of or have completed treatment, on their journey to recovery, or who are cancer free.
Renown as a change expert M.J. Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For, This Year I Will….The Happiness Makeover, Attitudes of Gratitude, and other titles. She specializes in coaching people around the world to deal with the changes they didn’t ask for, as well as those they want to make.
Suzanne B. Phillips,ABPP,CGP,FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at C W Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and faculty in the Postdoctoral Programs of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University and the Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Chair of Trauma Response for Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couples, midlife, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, sexuality etc. In February 2008, as Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association, she testified before Congress for the needs of military and their families. She is co-author of three books and over 20 articles. Her most recent book is Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV ( Good Day New York and Good Day Fox 5 Street Talk) as well as Radio. She blogs weekly on Psych Central. Her blogs have also appeared on PBS “This Emotional Life” and Huffington Press. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y.
Goldina Erowele, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist passionate about educating future pharmacists, women, parents and caregivers on appropriate use of medications. She was a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and enjoyed helping the senior and elderly population. Her experience includes serving as a civilian pharmacotherapy specialist in areas of geriatrics, formulary management, internal medicine, and intensive care in the VA and military hospitals. An adjunct professor, she lectures on drug information and formulary management topics, authored and coauthored peer reviewed journal articles, a book chapter and serves as a reviewer to multiple journals. She received the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and Mel Liter Clinical Pharmacy Award.
Dr Erowele is the cofounder of CareNovateMag, an online platform, launched as a go-to resource for caregiving, social health and medication literacy content for caregivers, families and women. CareNovateMag newsletter is a SeniorHomes.com Best of the Web 2013 nominee. She is an advocate for caregivers, family caregivers and a caregiver herself. She is a member of the Kappa Epsilon Society (an honor society for pharmacy professions), American Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP.) Recently, Goldina launched a series of teleclass for caregivers focusing on medication adherence, caregiving and social health.
Micky Marie Morrison, P.T., ICPFE is a licensed physical therapist and a certified perinatal fitness educator. She is the author of Baby Weight: The Complete Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness and founder of Baby Weight Fitness, which offers prenatal and postpartum fitness classes for new and expectant moms and certification classes for fitness professionals. Micky recently created BabyWeight.TV™, a website featuring more than 70 prenatal and postpartum fitness videos.
Dr. Stephen Cohen graduated with clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1985. He is in private practice in Scottsdale Arizona, and is married with three children. Dr. Cohen is a past-president of the Arizona Optometric Association (AzOA), and currently serves as co-chair of the legislative committee. He is also a founding board member of the “Arizona Optometric Charitable Foundation,” the philanthropic arm of the AzOA. In 2003, he received the VSP “People First” Award for the Mountain West States, recognizing his contribution to his profession, his patients, and his community. In 2005, he was chosen as the recipient of the “Arizona Optometrist of the Year Award” by the Arizona Optometric Association, and the following year, he received the similar honor for the eleven western US states (Great Western Council of Optometry). Also in 2006, Dr. Cohen was named “Father of the Year” by the Arizona Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council. He is also a past-president of both the Scottsdale-North Rotary Club, and the Desert Foothills Community Theater (where he had lead roles and award winning roles in over a dozen theater productions, including “The Odd Couple,” “Same Time, Next Year,” “The King and I,” and “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”).
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Carin Rockind elevates women to be rockstars in their own lives. Powerfully combining Positive Psychology with her experience as a Fortune 500 exec and her survival through traumas, Carin is an empowering coach and electric motivational speaker. She transforms women's lives with full soul makeovers that allow them to sparkle with fervor, passion and joy. As the founder of PurposeGirl LLC, Carin's goal is that every woman knows her worth, speaks her voice, claims her happiness, and owns her success. She helps people forget the stereotypical definitions of happiness and instead, learn how to find true happiness for themselves. Carin's life purpose crystallized after her "perfect" marriage left her feeling miserable. To recover, she volunteered as a youth group advisor and saw too many girls struggle to feel confident, beautiful and happy. She is so passionate about women's wellness that she left her corporate VP title and 6-figure salary to become one of the first 250 people in the world with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Today, Carin is a nationally renowned speaker for companies like AVON, Ernst & Young, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She is a frequent guest speaker on Cosmopolitan radio, and has been featured on Martha Stewart Radio network, NPR, PBS, and Crains Business. She has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Marti College of Art and Design. Carin is a Dairy Queen lover, marathon runner, painter and avid writer who lives in New York, New York with her mutt puppy, Henry. For more information on Carin's work, visit www.carinrockind.com. Follow Carin on Facebook and Twitter.
Katie Madden teaches new mothers to breastfeed with confidence so they can enjoy their nursing relationship without pain, exhaustion or fear.
Katie has practiced as a Registered Nurse since 2004 and has always worked with new moms and their babies. In 2009 she was certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Katie has provided private consultations at The Birth Center in Wilmington, Delaware since she was certified and has helped over 500 women nurse their babies successfully. She also teaches a number of breastfeeding classes and support groups.
Katie started her own business, Growing with the Flow, LLC as a complement to the one-on-one consulting work she does. Katie saw a need for a different, more holistic approach to breastfeeding at every stage. She developed a number of online learning programs to support a breastfeeding mother's journey every step of the way.
Katie says "If a woman doesn’t have the opportunity to experience giving of her body to nourish her baby, she is missing out on one of the first major milestones in becoming a mother. Whether she is able to exclusively breastfeed or she hybrid feeds, whether she pumps and bottlefeeds or weans from breastfeeding entirely, she has let herself live that experience. THAT is what Growing with the Flow means. From the first day our milk begins to flow to the last drop that falls from our breasts, we grow as mothers."
Breastfeeding isn’t just two boobs and a baby. It is about nourishing a baby and growing a mother in mind, body, boobies and heart.