Congresswoman Diane E. Watson
Ambassadors On their Journey To Wellness
Former U.S. Congresswoman and foreign ambassador Diane E. Watson began her professional career in 1969 as a psychologist with California State University. Then, from 1971 to 1975, she worked as a health occupation specialist with the Bureau of Industrial Education of the California Department of Education. In 1975, Watson became the first African American woman to serve on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. n 1978, Watson became the first African American woman to be elected to the California State Senate . Watson authored the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program Act and the Residential Care Facilities Act. She introduced legislation to improve food health safety requirements for restaurants in 1997, and also played a key role in the enactment of legislation to promote breast cancer research. She served as chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee from 1981 to 1998, and also served on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
At the end of her senate term in 1999, President Bill Clinton appointed Watson to serve as the United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Watson continued in the role of U.S. Ambassador until 2001 when she was elected to fill the vacancy of the late U.S. Representative Julian Dixon under a special election. She was re-elected in 2002 and 2004 to serve two consecutive terms, and retired in 2011.
Reverend Cecil L. “Chip” Murray
Following graduation from Florida A & M University, Cecil L. “Chip” Murray spent 10 years on flying duty in the United States Air Force as a radar intercept officer in the two seated jet fighter in the Air Defense Command, and as navigator in the Military Air Transport Service. Transitioning to the reserves as captain, he obtained his Doctorate of Religion from the School of Theology at Claremont. During a half century of ministry, he moved from Pomona, California to Kansas City, to Seattle, to 27 years service at the oldest black church in Los Angeles–First African Methodist Episcopal Church, known as FAME, and coming to focus as a gathering point in the civil unrest of 1992.
Upon mandatory retirement in 2004, Rev. Murray was brought on board the faculty at the University of Southern California, where he holds the Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He presently holds board membership with the California African American Museum, the Ray Charles Foundation, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Commission, the Los Angeles Children’s Commission, School on Wheels for homeless children, Opportunities for Learning Charter School. A new era has begun on campus at USC with the founding of the Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement. He is similarly honored to serve on the Los Angeles County Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence.
I am beyond passionate about the total well being of women and the organic unfolding of our greatest potential. An important aspect of our well being is activating our sensuality by being fully present to All of our senses: taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, and our multi-sensory gifts including intuition. The more present we are in this moment, the more energy we have to create delicious life experiences that thrill our soul and connect us to a richer existence. I know what it is like to lose my song, dance and neglect my body, dreams and femininity. My breakthrough was a defining moment: choosing to utilize a turbulent relationship to heal emotional triggers that revealed insecurities, and limiting beliefs. Our life’s experiences are the catalyst for Transformation. During this beautifully colored relationship, I began to practice the Jade Egg and Taoist Energy Practices that switched my gears from Barren to Bodacious! I released 50 pounds, tapped into a reservoir of my own juiciness and was re-introduced to my glowing feminine essence.
I created the Sensual Snapper Training and Sensual Charm Courses with the intention of supporting women in retrieving their power from external sources and re-fueling their passions, desires, sensuality, relationships and well being. By reconnecting with the mystery and magic of our wombs, we deepen our reverence of our sensual and sexual charm. I’ll support and inspire you in taking the first crucial steps with clear intention and accountability. I am a Sister and Champion of every woman embracing her exquisite majesty. It’s time to create a new blueprint for our personal and collective world. Let’s awaken to the beauty of our Sensual Charm with open hearts, willingness and conscious awareness.
Lisa K.Y. Wong, L.Ac
Prevention and Self-Healing Through Auricular Medicine and the Healing By Design™ Technology Workshop
Lisa K.Y. Wong, L. Ac, CEO and founder of the Center for Healing by Design, Inc. She has an undeniable passion for empowering others with the ultimate healing technology on the planet–the human body’s ability to help heal itself. She is committed to teaching others how to use highly sophisticated, yet simple, “mind-body” healing techniques to help them prevent and overcome common physical challenges.
As an expert in her field, Lisa demonstrates to the world how the human body’s self-healing technology is user-friendly and easily learned. She is a licensed acupuncturist and holds a M.S. Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. A former staff acupuncturist at Kaiser Permanente and a subject matter expert for the California Acupuncture Board, Lisa specializes in Auricular Medicine and is the creator of the Healing By Design™ Technology. She is the author of the Pocket Guide to Your Body’s Control Panels and the Healing By Design Self-Care Guide:
Relieving Headaches In Minutes.
Lisa is incredibly dedicated to her mission. It inspired her to climb the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as a way of launching her global “Climb Every Mountain Self-Care Movement”. She is clearly leading the way in helping people worldwide discover the inner healing tools found in every body, as people hunger for non-conventional healing alternatives. Through the Climb Every Mountain Self-Care Movement, Lisa spreads the message of hope and self-love to all who need it.
Whether Lisa is being interviewed or speaking internationally to orphans, youths or adults, she lights up the room with her empowering message, practical steps, contagious enthusiasm and real results. You can learn more about Lisa and her “Climb Every Mountain Self-Care Movement” by visiting www.healingbydesign.us.
Dr. Jeffery Benton
The Houdini of Healing explains the magic of Chiropractic Kinesiology for optimal health
Dr. Jeffrey Benton, the “Houdini-of-Healing”, has spent his life learning about the human body. He has devoted years to studying how to switch on the body’s internal self-correcting programs, in order to enable you to access your full potential.
Dr. Benton received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1990, his doctorate in Chiropractic in 1996, and his Naturopathic Physician Certification in 2000. He has special training in the latest techniques involving Chiropractic Kinesiology, Zindler C.M.R.T. Acupressure, B.E.S.T., and Clinical Nutrition. These techniques, coupled with Massage and proven Sports Rehabilitation Therapies, maximize your body’s physical magnificence and effectiveness.
Dr. Benton developed the Emotional Trauma Release Technique™ which quickly releases stuck physical and emotional trauma. He locates, identifies, and removes the underlying cause of your pain. As a result, he reconnects the body to the creative life force, resulting in optimal function, so people can manifest a more pure connection
with each other. He has lectured at the The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, the Social Dashboard and will soon be featured at the NuWellness Expo.
Dr. Barbra Young
Transformations for a Healthier You
Like you, transformational coach, leadership expert, motivational speaker, consultant, entrepreneur, founder of a nonprofit organization, and radio talk show host, Dr. Barbara Young has seen the word “success” used in many different definitions over the years. Is it measured by the careers of those who rise to the top, own expensive homes, cars, jewelry, or the designer clothes one acquires? Or is it about ethics, passion, and moral purpose? Or is there a different story?
Dr. Young has spent over three decades of coaching, speaking, consulting, and most importantly, experiencing real-life in the trenches, with many hardships and struggles for success. Her view is radically different. Unlike many consultants/motivational speakers, Dr. Young shares her definition of success and “how-to” success principles she has mastered. She offers solutions that work related to life/growth empowerment for personal and professional success. Dr. Young advocates that “personal” success leads to “professional success” and significance for everyone. She is oftentimes referred to as the dynamic “Dr. B” for her enormous energy and her “down-to-earth” style to relate to people from all walks of life, and her ability to bring out the “best” in them. She is a powerful speaker who creates a warm and inspiring atmosphere for listening and learning. Her ability to share her real-life stories and messages with humor connects with her audience at an intimate and intense level.
Prior to her consulting efforts, Dr. Young served as a senior level administrator with the California State University System, Office of the Chancellor for 16 years before recareering in 2000. She also concurrently served as an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills in the School of Business and Public Policy for 14 years. Dr. Young served in various administrative leadership capacities during her career in the higher educational arena at CSU campuses for well over 25 years.
Thomas L. Johnson MD
Thomas L. Johnson, MD is a practicing Urologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Johnson graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1981 and has been in practice for 34 years. He completed a residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He currently practices at Thomas L Johnson Jr MD and is affiliated with Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center Centinela Campus and Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles. Dr. Johnson accepts multiple insurance plans including LACare, PacifiCare (United Healthcare) and Blue Shield of California. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Urology. In addition to English, Dr. Johnson’s practice supports this language: Spanish.
Healing Emotions and Stress with Essential Oils
Robin Arthur Jones has delved into and has been researching Health, Nutrition and Freethinking Information since 1995. After learning and adopting new diets, practices and ways of thinking he began to share his knowledge with the community around him. He opened up what is now. The Living Temple in 1998. Today, The Living Temple is in it’s fourth location in Huntington Beach. Each time the store has moved, the space has grown in size and our community has continued to grow. Today it continues to expand the minds, hearts, and connection of people throughout Southern California. You can meet speakers on topics from Health and Nutrition to Ancient Civilizations and Spirituality on a regular basis. You can come to watch inspiring and unique movies. You can enjoy a Raw Food Festival. You can come to learn or just, to stock the high energy products to sustain yourself, or just share in the community of great people.
Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D.
Fast Weight Loss for the Holidays
Dr. Roopa Chari is a Medical Doctor, Board Certified in Internal Medicine: Dr. Chari will find out the root causes of your symptoms & will create just for you a natural customized program with nutrition, whole food supplements, specific herbs and ancient techniques to quickly get the results you desire. Imagine fitting into the clothes you love, energized to handle work and family, emotionally balanced to manage stressful situations and sleep deeply at night. Feel & look younger, energized, confident and calm. Feel great about how you look and feel!
Deepak Chari, M.S.
Emotional Healing with New Technology
Deepak Chari, M.S. is an Engineer and Certified Biofeedback Specialist and uses advanced Biofeedback technologies to release the underlying emotional root cause of your anxiety and stress which affects your health and quality of life so that you can enjoy Happier Relationships, Better quality of sleep, Self-confidence in social situations, Peace of mind and draw better opportunities into your life. Live the Life you Deserve in Optimum Health!
Sarah Larson, M.D.
Medical miracles, intuition and how you can harm them!
Dr. Sarah Larsen received a degree as a Medical Doctor from the Medical University of the Americas. She can be seen on TV and radio stations throughout the world on CRN network with it’s 25 million subscribers. She has taught tens of thousands of people to heal themselves, elevate the way they think, speak, and ultimately how they live. She has produced record-breaking results in her clients that have applied her teachings. Dr. Sarah Larsen, created the community Personal Development for Extraordinary People and is a transformational teacher and guide who inspires and empowers you in living purposefully and powerfully. Her work transforms people’s lives very rapidly. She is a world-class speaker, entrepreneur, artist and visionary whose work unites the world of business with essential wisdom of mind-body-spirit. Since 1995, Dr. Larsen has searched ancient villages, remote monasteries and hidden texts to uncover their timeless secrets. Combining her discoveries with the best science of today, her medical education and research crosses the traditional boundaries of science, history, and religion offering fresh insights into ancient mysteries. She has connected our relationship to our inner and outer worlds, while sharing life-affirming message of unlimited possibility.
Her training and areas of expertise include: Allopathetic Medicine (Western), Ayurvedic Medicine (Eastern), Epigenetics, Edgar Cayce Medicine, Gersion Therapy, Homeopathy, Energy Healing & Anthroposophic Medicine. She has attended Medical Schools, trained in, and taught in the best hospitals in the world: Kastuba Medical College, Manipal India; University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; She is a certified master trainer and facilitator of: NeuroLinguistics Programming, Hypnotism, Emotional Freedom Technique and Psychic Development. She is a Transformational Teacher that is sought out throughout the world. She offers one-on-one sessions, couples counseling and group courses, seminars, and retreats that improve and enrich people’s lives. She is a featured practitioner at Pacific West Medical Center, an ambassador for Discerning Wisdom, and a member of the Agape International Spiritual Center!
Science & Technology: Stewards of Universal Human Rights
Acclaimed Astrophysicist Rajiv Uttamchandani, Founder & Chairman of The International STEM Society for Human Rights, gives a talk which explores innovative and modern solutions to the global human rights crisis. Violence against women, human trafficking, slavery, physical and sexual abuse, and the commercial sexual exploitation of young girls, further exacerbated by poverty, war, and lack of formal education of countless individuals, have made such issues an ever increasing global pandemic. The urgency is immediate, and we cannot accept this as an unchanging reality. Mr. Uttamchandani discusses how our modern human civilization may eventually solve the global human rights crises through direct application of Science & Technology.”
Dr. Alvin McKinney
Dr. Alvin McKinney is a Virtuoso Alto Saxophonist, song writer/composer, arranger, and producer. He started his musical journey playing drums at age four. At age twelve, he picked up his first Saxophone. It became his first passion, and the focus of his career aspirations in music. He attended the University of Memphis, where he studied Classical Saxophone under Professor of Saxophones, Mr. Allen Rippe. He performed with the Marching Band, Jazz Band, and won the Woodwind Concerto competition in 1988. He graduated in 1989 with a concentration in Saxophone Performance. He went on to study Saxophone Performance under world renowned Professor of Saxophones, Mr. Donald Sinta, at the University of Michigan Master’s Program, where he taught Jazz Styles as a Graduate Assistant under Mr. Ed Sarath. He holds a Masters in Divinity, and a Doctorate in Sacred Music from the Global Evangelical Christian College and Seminary, in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Dining out healthy with Vegan Cuisine
Queen Vida is highly honored & one of the most knowledgeable international vegan chefs and health practitioner around the world. With over 38 years of experience preparing, serving & teaching healthy vegan food preparation in multiple countries. As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speaker, Queen Vida is a dynamic personality and highly sought after resource in business, churches, and professional circles, non-profits, and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunities.
After joining the Total Life Changes’ family, Queen Vida’s life has changed and can be of mayor influence of changing the lives of Her People on the Continent of African. Diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and tumors are on the rise in Africa.
She was selected as the only vegan chef from the continent of Africa to participate & prepare her proprietary dishes for the “1st United Nation’s World Tourism Day” held in Ghana, West Africa. She has spoken & prepared vegan foods for tasting at churches, festivals, organizational meetings & health fairs worldwide. Queen Vida has catered for many celebrities, actors, doctors, dignitaries & even Rita Marley and cooked for members of the United Nations.
In 2004, the West African Development agency selected Vida to represent Ghana with The African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) in collaboration with The US Department of State and Corporate Council on Africa. Queen Vida spoke on behalf of 38 African Countries in The Republic of Mauritius for the World Conference on AGOA.
Dr. Christine Anderson
How to Help Kids Develop Their Brain, How ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, OCD, ODD and Other Learning and Behavioral Problems are Caused By Functional Disconnection Syndrome
Dr. Christine Anderson, DC, DICCP, DiHom, FABCDD has been practicing in Hollywood, CA since graduation Summa Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1989. After completing a three year postgraduate program in 1997, Dr. Anderson has attained diplomate status and Board Certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics and Pregnancy (DICCP). Dr. Anderson received her Diploma in Homeopathy (DiHom) from the British Institute of Homeopathy in 1996 and completed taining in Craniosacral Therapy I and II from Upledger Institute in 2002.
Upon completion of the 175 hour functional neurology program from the Carrick Institute, Dr. Anderson achieved the distinction of Fellow of the American Board of Childhood Developmental Disorders (FABCDD in 2013). Dr. Anderson has raised three amazing, healthy children with the chiropractic philosophy, along with her husband, Tony.
Dr. Rosie Milligan
How to have a balanced relationship for the person on the go!
Dr. Rosie Milligan, registered nurse, counselor, health consultant, author, and Ph.D. in business administration, has always been an achiever. Every career or business she’s been involved in has included helping other people accomplish what they wanted in life. Her motto, “Erase, No!—Step-Over, Can’t!—and Move Forward with Life!” has been a motivating influence for hundreds to whom she has been mentor and role model. The mother of three entrepreneurs—an M.D., a cosmetologist, and a book & herb store owner—Dr. Milligan lectures nationally on economic empowerment, managing diversity in the workplace, and male/female relationships. Her books, Starting a Business Made Simple, Getting Out of Debt Made Simple and Creating a New You in Six Weeks Made Simple, have helped many across the country. Her most recent releases, Black America Faces Economic Crisis: Solutions Made Simple, and What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business are must-read books. Dr. Milligan is the author of fifteen books.
Dr. Milligan has been an instructor in nursing education and was director of nursing for the College of Allied Health Careers and for the Los Angeles Job Corp Center. She assisted in writing the competency-based educational curriculum for Geriatric Nursing for the National Job Corp, was a former employee of United Health Plan (HMO) as nursing supervisor and staff development and holds lifetime teaching credentials with the state of California. As an entrepreneur and economic empowerment activist, the Mississippi native owns Professional Business Management/Consulting Services—providing estate planning, consultation for new and small businesses, and staff development training for corporations. In 1990, she started a publishing company, Milligan Books, where she has published over 250 new African-American authors and has helped 25 authors to start their own publishing company. Her publishing company is the largest and fastest growing publishing company owned by an African-American female in the nation.
A successful motivational speaker and trainer, she has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, such as Sally Jesse Raphael in New York; A.M. Philadelphia; Evening Exchange in Washington, D.C., Marilyn Kagan Show in Los Angeles, The Rob Nelson Show in Los Angeles, and she’s a regular guest on Stevie Wonder’s KJLH Radio. She is founder and director of “Black Writers on Tour,” and a former columnist for Black Issue Book Review Magazine. Dr. Milligan Host her own live Internet Talk Show—Express Yourself Hour.. Her articles have been published in major newspapers nationwide. Dr. Milligan was recipient of the 1996 Pioneer Women Award―Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women and was also the recipient of the 2001 Ervin Magic Johnson Master of Money Award. Dr. Milligan was nominated for Best Community Leader in the Steve Harvey’s 2004 Hoodie Awards. She was a former chairperson of the Community Advisory Group 8th District and former member of HOPE Toast Masters Chapter 1013 Los Angeles. Dr. Milligan is obviously a woman who knows no limits and has proven this with her Literary Agency. She has sold her work to some of the largest and most prestigious publishing houses.
Ivan Authur Sims
Beauty Shop Stroke Screening with Dr. Cherilyn Lee
Through the powers of God, curiosity and the spirit of wanting to help others, Ivan Arthur Sims became interested in anatomy particularly the cardiovascular system. His dedication has been proven invaluable to other families in hope of making an impact on the prevention of strokes and heart attacks. Just prior to getting his mission under way, he lost an older brother to a massive stroke in November 2010. His autopsy revealed clogged arteries as the cause…He began his journey by starting a early detection cardiovascular screening service with a goal to reduce the number of stroke amongst men, women and children each year in the U.S. as well as millions more around the globe. Sims has his hands full with this ever-increasing problem that continues to baffle doctors and healthcare professionals. His years of experience in the mobile medical imaging industry along with his continuous education on how to treat the disease will bring life saving advances to millions all over the world.
Dame Munni Irone
My name is Munni Irone and I am a born philanthropist. As a child, I always prayed to the Lord to make me a contributor. My vision is to generate global transformation by giving workshops to leaders. I am an author, a celebrity coach, and a women’s activist.
I owned, taught, and operated a very successful beauty school. I love my students and never charged them for tutoring. My school was called a rehab center because my students were better persons after my coaching. I am on the board of directors for the Los Angeles United Nations chapter. The executive Vice President for the family film awards as well as the Olympia awards. I am the CEO of MJD Film Productions and am associated with multiple charitable organizations in the United States and worldwide. I alone am supporting nine charities. I am a TV host of Green Positive Nanny. I am a survivor of domestic violence and bullying. How I coped with this aspect of my life is what I want to share with others.
I enjoy developing my humanitarian characteristics and who I am as an individual. I reach out to Universities to teach students the benefits of positive living. I conduct workshops to help leaders find their purpose, defining self-images, getting deep into their core with honesty in their lives. I believe that this is the only way they can attain balance within themselves. There is no other way to be content and take on life’s challenges in a positive way.
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Aaron Slotkin obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology in 2002 from the University of California San Diego. He then completed his Master’s degree in Molecular Biology in 2003 from the University of California San Diego (which he began in 2001). In 2004 Aaron Slotkin enrolled in the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy and in 2008 earned his doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) allowing him to practice Pharmacy and is currently employed as a Pharmacist in the state of California.
While in Pharmacy school, Aaron Slotkin was exposed to multiple modalities of natural medicine while working as an intern at a natural Pharmacy. In 2011 Dr. Slotkin became a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist upon completion of the required reading, lectures and subsequent examination. To keep up to date with the material he attends Post Graduate seminars in the fields of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Nutrition.
Dr. Iris Rosenfeld, D.C.
I can’t remember where I left my keys: Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Devoting my life to the healing arts has allowed me to aid patients frustrated with traditional medical care by providing a multitude of beneficial alternative solutions. In order to best serve my patients and their family’s health issues, I continually research and implement new chiropractic/medical information, therapies and skills. Since beginning in 1985, my team and I have established a unique practice by offering an open, friendly environment along with integrated health/wellness techniques.
I am one of the authors of the best selling book Align, Expand and Succeed; Shifting the Paradigm of Entrepreneurial Success. My chapter is “Life’s Beautiful Blessings in Disguise.”
Inflammatory Breast Cancer – Diagnosis leads to activism
President at Biotics Research of Southern California
Examination for Nutritional Deficiencies
Mistress of Ceremonies
Muscle Reconditioning Workshop
Urinary Incontinence in Women Non-Surgical Treatment