2022 Speakers

14th Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day

Keynote Speakers

Linda Goler
Blount, MPH

President & CEO

Black Women’s Health Imperative


Author, “Our Black Year”
Founder, The Empowerment Experiment Foundation, Inc.
Creator, “The Black Owned Hair Care Challenge”


CEO & Founder

Ellie Talks Money and Ellievated Academy

K Love
the Poet
(aka Kendria Harris)

Spoken Word Artist, Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor

National Expert Panelists

National Panelist

Robinson Flint

Executive Director
& Co-Founder

Black Women for Wellness

National Panelist

Hall Trujillo, MPH

Founding Director

Birthing Project USA

National Panelist

Milan A. Spencer,

Associate Director, Workforce Development & Partnerships

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Special Honored Guests


Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

Shelia Stubbs

Wisconsin State Representative, District 77 & Chair, Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus

2022 Featured Speakers and Special Guests

Lisa Peyton-Caire

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

Alia Stevenson

Chief Programs Officer
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Nyra Jordan

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

Angela Russell

Chief Diversity Officer
CUNA Mutual Group

dr. monique liston

Founder, Joyful Militant and Chief Strategist
UBUNTU Research and Evaluation

Bianca Shaw

CEO & President
Black Equity & Policy Institute

Zakiyya Sorensen, RN, BSN

Outreach Manager & Engagement Hub Director
University of Wisconsin Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (UW CORE)

Dr. Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH

Pediatrian, Author, Speaker

Rosa Thompson

Black Girl Magic Educational Services & Annual Black Girl Magic Conference

Gabe Doyle

Chief Health Initiatives Officer
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Judge Everett Mitchell

Dane County, WI Circuit Court Judge

Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH, MSc

Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health/Maternal and Child Health
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Ashley Sterlin

Community-based Pharmacist, Holistic Health Practitioner & Owner of Sterlin Wellness Rx

Glenna Scholle-Malone

Coordinator for Girls of Color
Milwaukee Public Schools

Debbie Jones, MD

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

Gale Johnson

Wisconsin Well Woman Program

Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW

Quality Specialist
Aurora Family Service (Advocate Aurora Health)

Dr. Tinka Barnes

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
Plant Based Nutrition Advocate and Owner, Veginar PLLC

Sybongile Cook

Director of Business Development and Strategy
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

Taylor Davis

 CEO and Founder
Sunkissed Organics

Angela Mallett

Founder/Owner and CEO
HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary

Alex Shade

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
CUNA Mutual Group

Christine Russell

Director of Health & Wellness Programs
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Micaela Berry-Smith

Program Manager, Maternal and Child Health Initiatives
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Jasmia Hamilton

Well Black Women Institute Program Manager
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Katrina Morrison

Director of Policy, Advocacy and Outreach
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Sharon Hardiman

Certified Personal Trainer, Owner
Excel Wellness with SSHerese

Vanessa McDowell

DJ ACE, & CEO YWCA of Madison

Martinez White

CEO & Executive Producer, Intuition Productions, LLC