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Dr. Brittany Clayborne, PsyD - @drbrittanyspeaks

Dr. Brittany Clayborne is a 37 year old mother that has been faced with many challenges. She was in perfect health until a heart attack during labor at 26 years of age with a condition called Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. Most people recover from this disease within a few

months to years but a very small percentage do not and go on to need further medical care. That was in 2010. Since that time Brittany has "died" & been defibrillated 6 times.

 

From June 2015 until August 2016 she had spent a total of 9 months in the hospital away from her son. Her heart had weakened further and she had to have a Left Ventricular Assist Device or LVAD placed just so that she could leave the hospital on a battery operated heart.

During the 9 months in the hospital, she decided to spend that “free time” wisely by starting a non profit, Heart Unfailure (now Brittany Speaks), to educate on organ donation, as well as earning her Master’s Degree in 10 months, taking only a month off after open heart LVAD surgery. After waiting for 3 years, Brittany received her heart transplant in January of 2018.

 

In December of 2018, Brittany was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Throughout 2019, Brittany underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and cell therapy to finally be declared cancer free in 2020.

 

During various stages of Brittany’s illness she sought a therapist that was able to help her process her critical illnesses. When her search continuously came up empty Brittany decided to pursue her Doctorate in Psychology and received her degree in 2021.

During her sickness, Brittany decided to dedicate her time and effort to the things that truly moved her soul, and in that pursuit she found her love for speaking. Brittany’s ability to connect to a myriad of different people with her honesty, humor, and animated enthusiasm brings her story to life in transformative, passion driven, and unique ways. Credited with having “The mind of a doctor and the heart of a patient,” Brittany speaks to share a story that will bring perseverance and grace with a bit of humor to the journey of life and to remind us all that no matter what we face we can overcome.

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Dr. Cyntrell Janeau - @cyntrelljaneau

Described as a woman of impeccable character who exudes extraordinary confidence and boldness. A woman of integrity who is passionate about the things of God.

 

Accepted the call to preach in 1991, ordained in 1997. She served as a Pastoral Assistant to Bishop Paul Morton and Armourbearer to Dr. Debra B. Morton. She was the Co-Pastor of Changing A Generation FGBC in Boutte, LA for 17 years with her husband, Pastor Chris Janeau. An Elder at Greater Northshore FGBC with Bishop Robert J. Taylor and Co-Pastor Nawal Taylor.

 

A Doctor of Nursing Practice in Healthcare Systems Leadership. A mother, mentor, teacher, preacher, intercessor, and worshiper.

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Pastor Pat Watson, LCSW

Pastor Pat Watson is a nationally sought-after trainer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Intensive Home-Based Training, Program Design, Program Development, Staff Development, Staff Training and

Team Building. She began her remarkable journey with one simple desire: to help people. She is a pioneer in the Nationwide Family Preservation Movement.

 

Pastor Pat Watson has worked in several capacities to include counselor, caseworker, therapist, diagnostic assistant, group worker, supervisor, manager, facility director, Executive Director, Principal, and CEO. Currently, she serves as the CEO of the Family Center of Hope, Inc. which operates as a holistic institution of education and social services from a faith-based perspective to the entire family.

 

Pastor Pat Watson has served faithfully with her husband, Bishop Tom Watson, in full-time ministry at Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries in New Orleans, LA since 1995. Pastor Pat has devoted more than 30 years to Biblical studies and teaching. She labors with care, ease, excellence, and authority. Pastor Pat’s bold, unrelenting, commitment to the Word of God is evidenced by her discerning, yet no-nonsense approach to very sensitive situations. God has placed her in positions, locally and nationally, to provide some of the essentials needed to equip His people by helping them establish and maintain a strong foundation in His Word.

 

Pastor Pat is the mother of Pastor Corey Watson, Thiffani, Simone and Chelsi Watson. She is the proud grandmother of Lilly, Solveigh, Seth, Corey, Shiloh, Simi, Sage and Soren.

 

Pastor Pat received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dillard University with a Minor in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and serves in various other community leadership capacities.

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Coach Brittany Flippen, CPT - @fitwitbritt

The woman behind Fit Wit Britt, Brittany Flippen is a super-passionate gym owner and ISSA Certified Personal Trainer who helps people build better, healthier, and happier lives. Native to New Orleans, she has been reforming bodies and lives for the last decade and has facilitated thousands of clients to reach their fitness goals.

 

As a mother of two, Brittany has had her fair share of battles with weight & struggled to overcome weight gain during pregnancy & postpartum. Today, she empowers mothers and women to overcome similar challenges and reach their fitness goals.

 

Brittany’s fitness brand “WaistWatcherz” provides the essential products & services needed to conquer the weight loss journey and help women Earn Dat Body!!

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Dr. Alisha Reed - @dralishareed

Dr. Alisha Reed is The FLY Pharmacist, Self-Care Strategist and founder of the lifestyle brand, Fly with Alisha Reed. Dr. Reed was born and raised in New Orleans, where she attended Xavier University of Louisiana and received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree.

 

Dr. Reed has been a licensed pharmacist for almost two decades and has seen first-hand how self-care impacts health in the community. The World Health Organization defines self-care as: the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” The FLY Pharmacist acts as an advocate to empower and educate her community to make self-care a priority in their lives. As a Self-Care Strategist, Dr. Reed provides the tools and training necessary to create a successful self-care plan.

 

She is a widow mom who believes that self-care is non-negotiable and is determined to break the generational curse that “strong women don’t take breaks.” Self-care has become such a buzzword, but the truth is that self-care is whatever you need it to be.

 

After losing her husband in 2019, Dr. Reed wanted to normalize grief by publicly sharing her grief journey, while continuing to practice exceptional self-care. Dr. Reed moderates a widow support group and hosts The Fly Widow Podcast.

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Dr. Dewaynia Wilson - @_getunstuck

Dr. Dewaynia Wilson is a licensed Doctor of Acupuncture. She uses five element and distal needling techniques(away from the site of pain) to treat the body, mind, and spirit safely and effectively. Using her Bachelors in Social Work degree allows her to address the present symptoms as well as to root cause, so results are long lasting.

While doing esthetics full time in the DMV, Dr. Dewaynia partnered her skin care clients with the treatment of acupuncturists and the results were remarkable. This was the spark that led her to obtain both her Masters and Doctorate in Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Dr. Dewaynia’s desire to heal, strengthen and provide the best possible services to her community brought her back to the DMV after living in Louisiana and North Carolina. She enjoys living life by traveling, live music, and being outdoors to keep her life balanced.

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Tesha Jenkins, LMT, MMP, CLP - @atasteofedenspa

I am Tesha Jenkins, owner of A Taste of Eden Spa and Wellness Center LLC.  I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2017 and a Licensed Aesthetician since 2020. I am trained in a variety of modalities and have a Masters Certification in Medical Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

 

It is my mission at A Taste of Eden Spa and Wellness Center LLC to provide a pathway to general wellness through touch, one client at a time.

 

Just a Taste of Eden is guaranteed to de-stress your life!

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Latina R. Jolivett, LMSW - @expressiveartsolutions

Meet Our Speakers and Therapists

Latina “Picasso” Jolivett is a 50 year old mother of two sons (Jeremy & Justin), a grandmother to (Jeremiah) and a pet parent to her beloved Shih Tzus Bentley & Eiffel. Latina was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Alfred Lawless High School.  She received her Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Delgado Community College, then continued her education at Loyola University where she received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and also studied at Southern University at New Orleans where she received her Master of Social Work Degree.

 

Latina is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with the State of Louisiana and has completed clinical supervision toward licensure.  Latina is the CEO of Expressive Art Solutions (Healing Center), where “healing minds and hearts through art” is the motto. Latina loves helping others heal by addressing past trauma, cultivating healthy relationships and implementing self-care activities.  Latina enjoys arts, crafts, dance, meditation, and creating a space for participants to embrace their creativity and imagination.

 

For over 24 years Latina has passionately served the City of New Orleans as a Police Officer and has recently retired as a Police Sergeant assigned to the New Orleans Police Victim / Witness Assistance Unit. 

 

Latina is a partner of The City of Love Full Gospel Church.  She has done mission work in Port Au Prince, Haiti and Ghana, West Africa.  Latina is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta New Orleans Alumnae Chapter.  Latina continues to be a bright light in her community through acts of kindness and expressions of love.

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