2020 Speakers

12th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day

12th Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day

September 18 – 19, 2020





2020 Keynote Speakers & Featured Panelists

Nyra Jordan

Social Impact Investment Director
American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

The Honorable Gwen S. Moore

United States Congresswoman

Abiola Abrams

Award-Winning Empowerment Coach, Speaker, Author, TV Personality and Spiritpreneur

Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, MD

Founder & President
National Birth Equity Collaborative

Angela Cudger, PhD

Founder & CEO
Legacy Holistic Health Institute

Kara Stevens

The Frugal Feminista

Linda Goler Blount

CEO & President
Black Women’s Health Imperative

Loretta Ross

SisterSong Reproductive Justice Women of Color Collective

Sonya Young Aadam

CEO & President
California Black Women’s Health Project

Kelli Joy Richardson Lawson

CEO & Founder
The Joy Collective

Les Alfred

Balanced Black Girl

Dr. Afiya Mangum Mbilishaka

Founder & CEO, PsychoHairapy & Clinical Psychologist

Desi Carson

PsychoHairapy, Inc. & Mental Health Advocate

K Love the Poet

Spoken Word Artist, Speaker & Mentor

Featured Speakers, Presenters & Special Guests

Lisa Peyton-Caire

Founder, CEO & President
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness & BWWDAY

Gale Johnson

Wisconsin Well Woman Program

Vanessa McDowell

aka DJ ACE, & CEO
YWCA of Madison

Alia Stevenson

Chief Programs Officer
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Adrian Jones

FFBWW Board Member & UW Health

Debbie Jones, MD

FFBWW Board Member &
Hospitalist, SSM Health – St Mary’s Hospital

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH

Board Certified Pediatrician, Speaker, and Author

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi

Geriatric Nurse and Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shannon All Around

Personal Trainer, Coach & Owner, All Around Sports Fitness

Rosa Thompson, Founder

Black Girl Magic Conference 
Madison Metropolitan School District

Keena Atkinson

WERQ Instructor & Owner
R’oujie Wellness

Lilada Gee

Founder & President
Defending Black Girlhood

Sagashus Levingston, PHD

Founder & CEO
Infamous Mothers

Monique C. Minkens

Director of Coalition Programs

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Gina Green-Harris, MBA, Director

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Tamara N. Thompson

Doula & Childbirth Educator
Maroon Calabash

Tracie Robinson, Owner

Essences of Wellness Authentic
Transformation, LLC

Dr. Tiffany Green

Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences & Obstetrics and
University of Wisconsin-Madison