Janique Cook is co-owner of Mobile Thermographic Imaging (MTI) and has been a Certified Clinical Thermographer since 2006. Her introduction to thermography was 12 years ago when her mother, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers of BreastCancerConqueror.com, developed breast cancer. It not only helped to detect her mother’s breast cancer but also was used to monitor her holistic treatments. Thermography is very early detection and is completely safe - no radiation, no compression, and no pain.
Millie Danns, has worked in the medical field for the past 25 years. in various areas of nursing. Millie is a registered nurse, a wellness advocate with the use of its essential oils, and an entrepreneur in several types of successful businesses. Her interest in health care was sparked in the country of her birth, Guyana and although she is proficient in nursing, Healing Touch became her passion.
In 2016 she became a Certificated Healing Touch Practitioner complementing her nursing degree. Millie promotes wellness using Healing Touch which through the ages have been experienced and is still being experienced for revitalization, restoring and renewing.
<PANEL MEMBER>Jerry Farber's unique style of hip piano finesse and warm-blooded humor endears him to fans. Fans have voted Jerry One of the Top Five Celebrities in Atlanta in an Atlanta Constitution / WSB Radio Poll. He was also elected Entertainer of the Year by Atlanta Magazine three times in recent years. Featured in a short documentary about his life as an older comedian on the road. It's called "Jerry-atric: One Comic's 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom" and premiered at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in 2016. Come watchJerry bring humor to the topic of Conscious Aging.
<PANEL MEMBER> Mike Howard, Artist Extraordinaire & Bicyclist, Columbus, GA
<PANEL MEMBER> Hellen Pinkney is a native of Columbus, GA, and an N.P., Mental Health Clinician, and Holistic Health Coach. She achieved her Master's Degree from the University of Penn, and has since taught school as a Nursing Instructor and Instructor at St Peter’s College. She has worked in every aspect of Nursing from Newborn, Hospital Bedside, Head Nurse, Home Health, Case Manager for an Insurance company, School District Nurse, and as a Therapist working with family, children, groups, and substance abusers. In Florida, Hellen worked as a Nurse Practitioner, and with DJJ, and Elderly throughout the state. She continues to learn and improve herself, and has studied with Lynn Andrews, becoming one of the first graduates of the Sacred Arts training course. Her love and passion is serving people, and telling stories to teach others.
<PANEL MEMBER> Celia C. Solomon is a psychotherapist and artist in private practice specializing in Creative Arts Recovery. She has counseled individuals and groups through significant life transitions for over thirty years in a variety of settings including Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Columbus Hospice, and John B. Amos Cancer Center. Most recently, Celia pursued her creativity with women’s empowerment journeys, “Awakening Your Fierce Feminine Fire” in conjunction with colleague, Mary Ellen Connett. Celia is now on the creative journey of Conscious Aging herself as she further develops her own artwork and continues her counseling practice in hometown Columbus, Georgia.
<PANEL MEMBER> Donna Sweat has been a personal trainer for 15 years and has competed in bodybuilding contests for over 13 years. She was born in 1956, and is a 2nd time winner in the 2011 NPC Junior USA Women's Bodybuilding LightWeight Division. Donna took to the bodybuilder stage in 1998. She rose quickly through the ranks, soon winning contests at the state and regional levels. For most of her life, Donna Sweat has been fascinated with the pursuit of physical fitness, and helped many others reach their fitness and wellness goals.
Kalli Kenney is a Holistic Health Coach with over 16 years of experience using essential oils. Her most recent job experience was working as a Patient Advocate and Educator in a doctor's office.
Kalli and her husband, Mike, are passionate about empowering and inspiring others to live more sustainable, natural lifestyles. Together, they are raising an awesome 11-year old son, 3 dogs, 1 horse, 5 chickens, 1 garden, and thousands of honey bees on their farm, Sanctuary Hill, in Auburn, AL.
As the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for University of Georgia Extension, Anne Randle is an advocate for improving our community through healthy foods, healthy farms, and a healthy environment. She leads gardening programs for after-school or special needs programs, troubleshoots lawn and garden problems for homeowners, and educates the community about the environment and our role in protecting it. She is a graduate of Auburn University (Horticulture ’10, Forestry ’14). When she’s not working to help homeowners, farmers, or landscape professionals, you’ll probably find her in her home garden.
Dr. Kurt Kochek, Medical Acupuncturist, has been involved in natural therapy since the 80’s. He received his first Diplomat in Acupuncture at the American School of Oriental and Homeopathic Therapy. In 1995, he went on to study at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, where he received his Masters of Chinese Medicine Degree. He is considered a specialist in the area of musculoskeletal issues and is also very successful in treating pain, chronic allergies and respiratory issues, depression and stress issues, digestive disorders, infertility, PMS and menopausal symptoms and general wellness and vitality.
Dale Jackson is the father of 9 year old Colin, who happens to have autism. From birth, Colin has shown signs of autism due to seizures at birth until the age of 3. After helping to start the autism school in Lagrange, The Discovery Cottage, for Colin, Dale learned of the benefits of cannabis oil for treating autism. He assisted in getting the original medical cannabis oil legislation passed here in Georgia in 2015. He also spearheaded the efforts again during the 2017 legislative session to have autism included in the official list of conditions covered by the law. Georgia is now only the 3rd state in the country to officially cover autism for medical cannabis oil treatment. Throughout the years Dale has worked with individuals in Georgia and around the country to develop specific oils to treat autism with cannabis oil.
After serving in Vietnam, Dr. Donald Moeller completed his Bachelors and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees, before re-joining the Army as a commissioned officer. After serving as an oral surgeon during Desert Shield & Storm, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, completed Medical School at the University of Alabama, and after his residency at Columbus Regional, taught as an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Georgia. He currently has an Oral Surgery Practice in Columbus, GA and has published a successful study on the oral splints he has created for PTSD sufferers to reduce nightmares, headaches, and sleep interruptions throughout the night, which is now being reviewed by Harvard and has been accepted by the American Neuromodulator Association.
Dr. Gordon Stephenson Jr, DC is a Chiropractor primarily located in Columbus, GA. He has 19 years of experience, and his specialties include Chiropractic Medicine, hip pain, lower back pain, scoliosis, spinal adjustment, and nutrition.
Billy Holbrook is the Director of Development for MercyMed of Columbus. He is a 2004 graduate of CSU, with a Communication degree. He worked for 10 years at TSYS, primarily as a sales analyst. He assisted with the expansion of clients in the merchant segment, and ensuring a smooth transition onto the TSYS platform. His current role at MercyMed as the Development Officer is to engage with donors about the programs at MercyMed and invite the community to invest in the mission. He is charged with fundraising, donor stewardship, social media, public awareness, event planning, program development, and grant writing.
Dr. Rebecca Paden is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor as well as a Classical Osteopath, Master Herbalist, and Certified Nutrition Counselor. She is committed to helping people live a healthier life through mind, body, spirit techniques, nutrition, lifestyle, thermography, and herbal and kinesiology therapies. Her practice, Thermalife Naturopathic Wellness, is located in Lawrenceville, GA.