Heirloom Summit 2024

Healing in 3D:
Personal, Relational, Communal

This transformative, virtual event is not just a conference; it’s a celebration of our community’s resilience and strength. Explore the personal, relational, and communal dimensions of healing, featuring authentic voices within our community.

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This diverse group of presenters comprises seasoned experts and thought leaders from within the BTR community, each bringing a unique and valuable perspective to our summit, ranging from relationship therapy and ancient practices to financial well-being and intergenerational trauma.

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By attending, you not only support your community but play a vital role in shaping the narrative of resilience and empowerment.

Healing in 3D is about exploring the different dimensions of healing that we all have to embark on.


It begins with a focus on individual journeys, encouraging exploration of personal traumas and experiences before sharing them with others.


The healing process advances through brave and intimate connections, creating a space where individuals can be authentically seen and supported.


Ultimately, the healing extends to a communal level, emphasizing relational healing that extends to larger communities, families, and the broader spaces in which we engage.



Explore a transformative journey at our summit with a diverse lineup of expert presenters on a wide range of topics.

Day 1

Friday, February 23, 2024​

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET


Speaker: Deran Young

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM ET

The Art of Breathing: The Journey to Healing and Inner Peace

Speaker: Shadawn McCants

This session will guide you through the ancient practice and modern science of breathwork, offering powerful tools for stress reduction, emotional release, and deeper connection, empowering both your personal growth and professional practice. Discover how integrating breath work can illuminate pathways to holistic healing and resilience for individuals and communities alike.

1. Understand the Historical and Scientific Foundations of Breathwork: Participants will be able to articulate the historical origins of breathwork practices and summarize key scientific research supporting its benefits for mental, physical, and emotional health.

2. Develop Skills in Breathwork Techniques for Personal and Clinical Use: Participants will learn and practice at least three breathwork techniques, demonstrating the ability to apply these methods for stress reduction, emotional regulation, and trauma recovery in both personal and professional settings.

3. Integrate Breathwork into Therapeutic Practices to Enhance Healing Outcomes: Participants will be able to design and incorporate breathwork strategies into therapeutic interventions, aiming to improve patient outcomes in areas of personal healing, relational dynamics, and communal well-being, consistent with the conference theme of Healing in 3D.

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11:30 – 11:45 AM ET

BREAK (15 mins)

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM ET

EMDR for the Ancestors: Bridging Healing and Heritage in the Black Community

Speaker: Jacqui Johnson

This presentation acknowledges the profound impact of ancestral wisdom and cultural narratives within the Black community. It will provide an understanding of how EMDR can be a tool not just for individual healing but for addressing the collective, historical wounds carried through generations, fostering a deeper connection to heritage and a path to transformative healing.

1. Identify EMDR Principles: Describe the basic principles of EMDR and its application in trauma therapy, particularly for addressing racial and intergenerational trauma in the Black community.

2. Recognize Cultural Integration: Explain the significance of integrating cultural practices, including the Sankofa principle, into EMDR therapy for culturally sensitive treatment.

3. Summarize EMDR’s Benefits: Summarize how EMDR can be utilized for healing historical trauma, emphasizing its role in fostering connections to cultural heritage and promoting healing within the Black community.

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12:30 PM – 1:15 PM ET

There is a Solution for Traumatized Black Adult Children

Speaker: Rev Don Odom Jr.

This brief presentation will offer a possible breakthrough in treating and offering your clients recovery from the traumatic scars of being raised in an alcoholic and/or dysfunctional family.

Learn the basics about Twelve Step recovery, how it evolved to treat the family and non-alcoholic victims of the disease, and receive insight and suggestions on essential ACA literature, modalities, and virtual meeting lists.  Additionally, become familiar with a growing virtual recovery community exclusively for people of color and Black people in recovery that allows for a safer space to be vulnerable and heal.
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1:15 PM – 1:45 PM ET

LUNCH (30 mins) / Sound Bath 1:30 - 1:45 with Daphne Fuller

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM ET

Freeing Our Financial Firefighters

Speaker: Saundra Davis, MSFP, MCC, APFC®, FBS®

Healing financial burdens is not just about managing money; it’s about understanding and transforming the internal protectors that influence our financial choices. Financial behaviors often stem from different internal “protectors” and “firefighters” and during this session we will explore the impact of protector parts on financial behaviors.

  1. Understanding the IFS Framework in the Context of Financial Behaviors
  2. Identifying Financial Protectors and Their Manifestations
  3. Applying IFS-Informed Strategies for Financial Transformation
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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM ET

What Clinicians Need to Know About ADHD!

Speaker: Lyne Piché

Understanding ADHD is an essential skill for clinicians.  We will explore how to detect neurodiversity in client profiles as well as identify common problems seen in neurodivergent clients. We will discuss the impact of ADHD as it relates to addictions, impulsive behaviors, trauma, relationships and sexuality. Neurodivergent safety will also briefly be explored.
  1. Examine prevalent concerns commonly presented by neurodivergent clients.
  2. Analyze distinctive clinical strategies tailored to address the unique needs of neurodivergent clients.
  3. Evaluate the influence of neurodiversity on addictive tendencies and impulsive behaviors.
  4. Assess the impact of neurodiversity on aspects of relationships and sexuality.
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3:45 PM – 4:00 PM ET

BREAK (15 mins)

4:00 PM- 4:45 PM ET

Ancient Practices in Traditional Therapy

Speaker: Daphne Fuller

This brief presentation is designed for mental health professionals seeking to enhance their therapeutic skills by incorporating ancient practices into their traditional therapy approaches. We will focus on three powerful modalities – sound healing, yoga and African, ancestral practices.  This presentation aims to empower professionals with practical insights and ethical and cultural considerations.

  1. Explore sound as a complimentary modality for mental health and wellness.
  2. Explore components of yoga as a complimentary modality in the support of mental health and wellness.
  3. Explore mental wellness through the African, ancestral lens.
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4:45 PM to 5:15 PM

Closing / Q&A

Speaker: Deran Young

Day 2

Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET


Speaker: Deran Young

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET

The Enneagram: Accelerating the Path to Healing

Speaker: Dr. Deborah Egerton

Embark on a transformative adventure with Dr. Deborah Egerton, a renowned Enneagram luminary, best-selling author, and Unity and Belonging Advocate for the Healing of Humanity. Dr. E will guide you through the intricacies of the 9 Enneagram energies, unraveling the secrets that will not only address real-life challenges but also unveil the extraordinary potential for healing in ways you never thought possible. In this session you will learn to traverse the pathways to newfound wisdom, embarking on a healing journey that promises to be both enlightening and uplifting.

In this session you will:

  1. Explore the 9 Enneagram energies and learn the path to healing through each personality archetype.
  2. Discover what “gets in the way” of finding compassion for yourself and others when faced with real-life conflict.
  3. Use the profound wisdom of the Enneagram to uncover a path back to your authentic self.
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11:30 – 11:45 AM ET

BREAK (15 mins)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM ET

From Conflict to Consciousness: The transformative Power of Imago Relationship Therapy in Couples and Communities

Speaker: Ciara Simonson

“Talking can be the most dangerous thing people do,” says Harville Hendrix, PhD author of Getting the Love you Want: A guide for Couples and Founder of Imago Relationship Therapy. Many couples seek therapy because they want to improve their communication skills. What is blocking this communication? We believe that the most difficult challenge is meeting someone who is not them! While this may appear to be self-evident, it illustrates the challenge of being in a relationship while still holding on to oneself. This is true at the micro (couples) and macro (communities and countries) levels! Imago Relationship Therapy provides strategies for increasing safety, resolving conflict, and co-creating conscious relationships as vehicles for healing and growth.

  1. Overview of Imago theory and the mate selection process.
  2. The power struggle: Identify the two primary protective defenses couples employ.
  3. Conscious Relating: Demonstrate the significance of intentional dialogue in the therapeutic process.
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12:45 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Intergenerational Trauma: The Burdens We Are Not Meant to Carry

Speaker: Terance Dawkins

Racial Trauma, Discrimination, Oppression, and Segregation; these are but a few of the profound and enduring traumas that have afflicted us all for generations. By learning from the past and forging a new path, we empower ourselves and future generations to thrive, unburdened by the weight of ancestral trauma.

  1. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of what Intergenerational Trauma entails, its definition, and how it is passed down through generations.

  2. Participants will learn about the historical and cultural roots of Intergenerational Trauma and how these experiences shape beliefs, teachings, and family dynamics.

  3. Participants will discuss the profound effects of Intergenerational Trauma on individuals’ mental health and their ability to engage in healthy interpersonal relationships.

  4. Participants will explore effective strategies and skills to break generational curses and alleviate the burdens of Intergenerational Trauma within families and communities.

  5. Participants will examine how various attachment styles impact the transmission and perpetuation of Intergenerational Trauma within families.

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1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

LUNCH (30 mins)

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET

Life After Healing: IFS Beyond The Therapy Room

Speaker: Ty Cutner

I’ll share the journey of healing from the passing of my mother at the 2021 Heirloom Summit using IFS. Continuing the healing to improve relationships with family, increased productivity and compassionate parenting. Now Level 2 trained in the IFS model and applying it in areas beyond the therapy room.

  1. Becoming the source of healing within all your relationships (family, romantic, professional).
  2. How to live a Self-led life and develop a purpose that benefits humanity.
  3. Connecting to the loving family within each of us. We’re never alone.
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2:45 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Implementing the Stages of Change DEIB Assessment Tool

Speaker: Zina Rodriguez

Many behavioral health providers want to promote health equity, establish a more diverse staff and client base, and create more inclusive work and clinical environments, but they may not know where to begin or how to continuously improve. Just as treatment providers apply the Stages of Change in their work with patients, this model can help leaders chart a path to DEIB best practices. This presentation will introduce NAATP’s Stages of Change Model for DEIB Best Practices, which can help providers – both those just starting this work and those who are well on their way – to identify areas for growth and specific action steps.
  1. Describe demographic shifts, institutional and structural inequities that impact the lack of access to equitable care for marginalized communities.
  2. Apply the NAATP’s Stages of Change Model for DEIB Best Practices to the assessment of readiness for organizational change
  3. Discuss real-world examples of how treatment providers
    use this model to create measurable, sustainable change.
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3:30 PM – 3:45 PM ET

BREAK (15 mins)

3:45 PM- 4:30 PM ET

Creating Liberating Roles Using Introduction to Psychodrama and the Developmental Model of Liberation

Speaker: Daisy Martinez-DiCarlo

Dr. Leticia Nieto’s Developmental Liberation model based on her book, “Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment” instills hope for therapists and their clients who have been targeted in society. By receiving support in each of the developmental target skills, we can move from survival and confusion to empowerment, strategizing and re-centering ourselves in ways that empower us to challenge systems of oppression through leadership in social change. Moreover, psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy provides us with tools and techniques which enables us to create new and liberating roles. In this session, Daisy Martinez-DiCarlo, CEO, Founder and Director of Theatre for Social Justice, Inc. will educate and motivate participants to become aware of their target skills development and to create new liberatory roles through micro movements by sharing her own story.

  1. To apply psychodrama action methods of doubling, role reversal, and soliloquy to the developmental liberation model.
  2. To build ourselves and one another up with courage for vulnerability and spontaneity.
  3. To explore, rehearse and embody the roles of resiliency and leadership through target skills development.
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4:45 PM to 5:15 PM

Closing / Q&A

Speaker: Deran Young


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Learner Notification

Collectively Rooted
2023 Calling for Ceasefire on the War on Drugs: Moving from Propaganda
to Possibilities in Mental Heathm
February 23, 2023

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support

No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their
entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not
listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your
licensing/certification requirement.

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and
Collectively Rooted. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation Statement

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Collectively Rooted. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and content. Maximum of 6.00 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA,
MI: No CE requirements.
*OK: Accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD,
AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.
MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN,
KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (held outside NY ONLY), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME,

New York Psychologists
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of
continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 6.00 hours.

Learner Notification
Objectives – After Attending This Program You Should Be Able To

  1. Develop a foundational understanding of the scientific, historical, political and systemic underpinnings related to the potential
    clinical efficacy of the use of psychedelics for the treatment of psychiatric conditions.
  2. Explore how federal laws and policies relating to medical and recreational use of Cannabis have evolved over time in America.
  3. Discuss ethical principles and best practices in identifying and treating substance use disorders.

How to Get Your Certificate
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3. Evaluate the meeting.
4. Print, download, or save your certificate for your records.
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Shadawn McCants, LPC-S, NCC

Shadawn McCants LPC-S, NCC is the Clinical Director of Know and Live Counseling and Consulting, a private practice that specializes in the healing of women, adolescents and couples. She is also the founder of 2 Know is 2 Live, non-profit dedicated to promoting active, engaged, and empowered women to address HIV/AIDS disparities.

Ms. McCants is the Co-Chair for the Texas Black Women’s Health Initiative, Houston chapter and a CDC Alumni Ambassador for the Let’s Stop HIV Together Initiative. Shadawn has dedicated her life to being a catalyst to live BRAVELY and show up fully Positive!

Lyne Piché

Dr. Lyne Piché
Registered Psychologist

Dr. Lyne Piché is a Registered Psychologist who has worked as a psychologist specializing in sexual issues for 25 years. Her graduate studies, research and work endeavours have been focused on improving sexual health for all individuals including youths, adults, couples and developmentally delayed adults. Since 2009, she has provided sexual therapy, couples counselling, relationship counselling  and trauma counselling in her private practice. She is also a Forensic Psychologist and has recently co-authored a book on Internet offenders.  Dr. Piché is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist.  She offers psychological services in both English and French.  The intersection of ADHD and sexual therapy has been a particular interest of hers in recent years.

Victor Cabral, MSW

Victor Cabral

Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW, CCTP-I, (He/Him/His) is a collaborative and strategic leader who is making an impact on historical inequalities in his community and across the United States. Victor is the Founder of Dreamers of the Day, LLC, and serves as the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Fluence International Inc., a company that provides evidence-based training in psychedelic therapy and integration services to clinicians across the globe. Before joining Fluence, Victor served as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform where he co-led the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA Plan, helped establish the first Racial Day of Healing in Pennsylvania history, and developed free trauma trainings for Pennsylvanians in collaboration with BIPOC mental health and trauma, and psychedelic medicine. He is a Licensed Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist in Pennsylvania with training in Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Integration.

Hanifa Nayo Washington

Hanifa Nayo Washington

Hanifa Nayo Washington, she/her/hers, is a social entrepreneur, sacred activist, digital designer, and healing justice practitioner. Hanifa is the co-founder and the Chief of Strategy of Fireside Project, the San Francisco based non-profit that operates the first national Psychedelic Peer Support Line with a mission to help people minimize the risks and fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences. The support line, featured in the Rolling Stone, Forbes, Esquire, and Tech Crunch, launched in April of 2021 and has already supported thousands of community members. Hanifa Nayo is also the Co-founder and Organizing Principal of One Village Healing, an online BIPOC centered healing, resilience, and psychedelic wellness space.

Mischa Dansby, RN

Mischa Dansby

Mischa Dansby, is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Women’s Health who was raised in Huber Heights, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Wright State University. After her graduation, she joined the Air Force and has continued to serve for 22 years. During her Air Force career, she completed her Master’s in Nursing and became certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at The Ohio State University. She is currently studying at the University of Cincinnati pursuing certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she is completing her training as an Internal Family Systems Therapist. Mischa is passionate about supporting women on their journey towards healing and wholeness.

Sa'ed Al Olimat

Sa'ed Al-Olimat

Dr. Sa’ed Al-Olimat, PharmD is a Taiwanese-Jordanian first generation American immigrant. He is a licensed pharmacist, community pharmacy manager, and educator of psychedelic medicine. He has worked with pharmaceutical companies, prescriber clinics, hospice and palliative care organizations, insurance groups, and other settings to enhance patient care. Dr. Sa’ed’s passion in advancing mental health outcomes led him to investigatie psilocybin and other classical psychedelic compounds as tools for mental, spiritual, and emotional support.

Dr. Sa’ed currently serves as a Co-Founder of the Psychedelic Pharmacists Association, Founder of PsiloHealth, advisor to a few psychedelic companies and organizations, as well as a Board Director for his local county pharmacists association. In his free time, he enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Paulette Simone Smith, LCSW

Paulette Simone Smith

Paulette Smith, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical therapist specializing in cannabis therapeutics, adolescent development, and the establishment of productive, results-oriented teams in support of culturally competent treatment. Paulette has used creativity and innovation to build a knowledge base that offers her clients first-class care and consulting services. She also applies that knowledge and creativity in training and educational settings providing authentic, realistic, and easily applicable guidance on various topics. Her expertise has been cultivated over 15+ years in school-based, clinical, private practice, and dispensary settings to acquire a range of skills in traditional and non-traditional counseling practices that scientifically incorporate the integration of cannabis products. A trailblazer in her own right, Paulette is highly sought after to share her knowledge in the growing cannabis therapy field. She possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has launched a platform for exploring cannabis therapeutics called Canna Heals, LLC, in addition to her counseling practice, Paulette Simone & Associates, Inc. In addition to the real-world experiences that refined her talents, Paulette obtained her bachelor’s in broadcast journalism from Bowie State University, a master’s in Social Work from Morgan State University, and a Master’s in Medical Cannabis Science Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Ms. Smith is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work at Simmons University.

Carl Hart, PhD

Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He is also the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His most recent book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Professor Hart has appeared on multiple podcasts, radio and television shows including Real Time with Bill Maher and The O’Reilly Factor. He has also appeared in several documentary films including the award-winning “The House I Live In.” His essays have been published in several popular publications including The New York Times, Scientific American, The Nation, Ebony, The Root, and O Globo (Brazil’s leading newspaper).

Daisy DiCarlo Martinez

Daisy Martinez-DiCarlo

Daisy is a certified psychodramatist and practitioner applicant for psychodrama training. As a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and Connecticut with over 20 years of experience, she works with diverse clients, including those in her private practice, both online and in person.

Daisy also serves as a therapist in a sober house for women with a history of incarceration. She integrates trauma-informed principles, psychodrama, IFS principles, and the developmental liberation model in her practice.

Daisy, a first-generation Puerto Rican American woman in the LGBTQIA+ community, uses she/her pronouns. In her third year as a psychodrama trainee, she provides training on psychodrama basics to various audiences, including university graduate students, professionals in war-torn Ukraine, educators, mental health professionals, and lawyers. Daisy is actively involved in Society and Social Justice Committee for the ASGPP, co-facilitates affinity action groups, and co-presented at the 81st Annual ASGPP Conference.

As the founder of Theater for Social Justice, Inc., a not-for-profit organization in Sarasota, Florida, Daisy promotes social justice through psychodrama and sociodrama methods. She co-sponsored the first Annual Diverse Fest in Sarasota and conducts community sociodrama workshops to support human rights. Daisy also integrates Afro Caribbean dance with psychodrama, drawing inspiration from her training with Bombazo Dance Company’s Director, Milteri Tucker. She passionately uses Afro Caribbean bomba as a warm-up exercise to connect individuals to liberatory movement and build sociometric connections to Afro Caribbean folklore.

Saundra Davis

Saundra Davis

Saundra Davis, MCC, MSFP, a distinguished financial planner, educator, and coach, is dedicated to promoting financial stability and prosperity for all. Creator of The Continuum of Financial Wellbeing, Saundra ensures universal access to ethical personal finance support. With over two decades of experience, she has trained 2,000+ professionals through her programs, empowering countless individuals to develop healthy financial habits and achieve their goals. A regular contributor to CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR, Saundra is a sought-after speaker at conferences nationwide.

As the architect of the Financial Fitness Coach® and Accredited Personal Finance Coach programs, she transforms financial professionals into effective coaches, emphasizing the Continuum of Financial Wellbeing. Known as the “Financial Coach’s Coach,” Saundra’s mission is to democratize financial services, creating stronger individuals, families, and communities. Holder of a Master’s in Financial Planning, she is also an Accredited Personal Finance Coach, ICF Master Certified coach, mindfulness teacher, and executive coach. Specialties: financial coaching, coach training, financial planning policies, education, literacy, teaching, coaching, mindfulness, and mentoring.

Rev. Don Odom Jr.

Rev. Odom is the Founder & Managing Director of Primary Purpose, Inc. as well as the visionary of the new faith based recovery model Order My Steps.

After recovery saved his life in 2002, he started a business with his family, becoming a franchise owner for The Athlete’s Foot in Houston.  Starting with a single store, The Odom Group, Inc. grew to 10 retail locations in the Houston area, and saw revenue of $8.5 million in 2006.  

Twelve Step recovery became a spiritual anchor for Rev. Odom, and his dedication to service work has included leadership positions at a local, national, and world level for multiple Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition fellowships.

An unexpected cancer diagnosis in 2017 changed his life trajectory.  In the middle of his successful battle with stage 3 non-Hodgkins lymphoma, God called him to ministry and gave him the vision for Order My Steps.  He was lead to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, where he became licensed Minister, is the co-Leader of the Social Justice Ministry, and leads the reactivated Recovery Ministry.  The Wheeler Recovery Ministry is the template Primary Purpose uses to assist churches around the world establish their own Recovery Ministries.

Rev. Odom returned to Hampton University to complete his Bachelors degree during his cancer fight, and in December 2022 graduated Summa Cum Laude with an 3.85 GPA and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.  He began Seminary Fall of 2023 pursuing Master of Divinity in Pastoral Leadership at Hampton’s new School of Religion with a secondary concentration in Counseling.

Don lives in Houston with his 18 year old son, Tony… Sober.

Terance Dawkins

Terance Dawkins

Terance Dawkins is a native of Spartanburg, SC. He attended Winthrop University, where he received both his Bachelors & Masters Degree in Social Work. He is currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in the state of South Carolina.

Terance has been practicing mental health therapy for about 5 years. He originally started working with children and adolescents with various issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger issues, ADHD, and Trauma. Terance currently works with adolescents and adults dealing with the same issues. He has completed training in EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Terance has a mission to destigmatize mental health, as he believes therapy is for everyone. He seeks to do this through an eclectic approach with the training he has received. Terance provides a non-judgemental and relaxing environment to assist his clients with healing. Terance is currently furthering his knowledge on attachment and trauma, as he believes this is the basis for a lot of distress experienced by his clients. This includes Transgenerational Trauma.

Dr Deborah Egerton

Deborah Threadgill Egerton

Dr. Deborah Threadgill Egerton, is an Internationally Respected Psychotherapist, Best-selling Author and Unity and Belonging Advocate for the Healing of Humanity. Affectionately referred to as Dr. E, she has attained IEA Certification with Distinction for her groundbreaking utilization of the Enneagram in the realm of bridging historical divides. Her work is dedicated to dismantling marginalization and transcending the divisive practice of “othering”.

Dr. E serves as the President of the International Enneagram Association and extends her coaching and mentoring expertise to a diverse spectrum of individuals, including best-selling authors, top-tier executives, spiritual luminaries, accomplished therapists, and a myriad of thought leaders, each hailing from distinct and varied backgrounds. In her multifaceted roles as Consultant, Coach, Mentor, and Spiritual Teacher, Dr. Egerton guides humanity toward harmonious unification. 

Activating the transformative forces of kindness and compassion, Dr. Egerton’s book, Know Justice Know Peace: A Transformative Journey of Social Justice, Anti-Racism, and Healing through the Power of the Enneagram was featured on Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in New Releases. Her current book The Enneagram Made Easy is scheduled to be released in March 2024. The accompanying 9-book series, The Enneagram Inner Work Journals is scheduled to be released in April 2024.

Zina Rodriguez

Zina is a social worker, masters certified addiction professional and a certified diversity executive. She is also an Arise trained interventionist which focuses on substance abuse and mental health recovery for individuals and their families. She is passionate about creating healing spaces for BIPOC and LBGTQ+ communities and addressing the impact of racial and identity trauma through liberation-oriented practices. She has a deep foundational belief that people at their core have a capacity for personal transformation and healing. She provides guidance to support individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals by identifying strengths and liberating the mind from limiting belief systems. She is bilingual and can provide services in Spanish.

Zina has over a decade of substance abuse treatment experience and has served in various operational and leadership positions in behavioral healthcare. She has successfully launched de novo facilities, leading multi-disciplinary teams with the development of clinical programming, policy/ procedures, successful obtainment of licensure and accreditation. She has also worked internationally which has allowed her to develop a specialty in multi-cultural program development and marketing.

Zina is a global speaker and trainer of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues with a focus on the intersection of mental health. She also works with organizations on the development of transformational DEIB strategies that align with their mission and values.

Zina serves as a Board Member for the Brain Love Foundation, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, Young People in Recovery, C4 Recovery Foundation and Simplifyance. She also served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work and holds a MSW from Fordham University and a BSW degree from Rutgers University.

Ty Cutner

Ty Cutner

Ty Cutner is a Level 2 trained IFS (Internal Family Systems) -informed image and relationship coach for men. He improved the way he dressed on a daily basis in 2012 and within months was appointed Chief Operations Officer of a youth organization in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, NY. He started helping friends with their image and they experienced similar career and social advancements instantly. In 2016, he launched his image coaching practice helping professional men gain the social and psychological benefits of a well-dressed man. In 2020, he began helping men move on from divorce, separation or relationships that induced infidelity. Coaching them using IFS tools to improve their internal harmony. In addition to coaching men Ty also provides workshops for young men and boys in New York City Public Schools. He’s a co-author in the book Freeing Self: IFS Beyond the Therapy Room. Ty lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his son Aiden.

Ciara Simonson

Ciara Simonson

Ciara S. Simonson, an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and relationship therapist with the Imago Center of Washington DC, was selected 2021 Virginia Mother of the Year® by American Mothers Inc. Ciara established herself as a charismatic speaker and pastoral counselor, integrating her theology and clinical training, demonstrating her compassion for people and devotion to helping others heal and grow. Ciara describes herself as a "wounded healer" who shares her enthusiasm for healing by teaching, supporting, and empowering others to honor the whole context of their lives. Ciara holds an M.Div. from Howard University, an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Counseling with a focus on Imago Relationship Therapy. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Jack and Jill of America, and the Co-Founder of Love Works, an organization that helps couples and families develop and restore connection. Ciara's greatest pride and joy is living life to the fullest with her loving husband, Victor Simonson, while sharing the privilege of parenting her daughter Victoria Grace, son Immanuel Justice, and bearing the memory of her angel baby Trinity.
Daphne Fuller

Daphne Fuller

Daphne is an Integrative Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and has been a therapist since 2010. She is also a yoga instructor, sound, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique Tapping Practitioner, Certified Daring Way ™ Facilitator, Speaker, Trainer and Author. She has worked as Military Family Life Counselors as well as a Special Education Teacher and School Counselor in Cumberland County Schools for a total of 13 years. Daphne received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University in 1996. She received a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Webster University in 2001. Daphne has been featured on shondaland.com, in Psychotherapy Networker, The Fayetteville Observer and People Magazine.

Jacqui Johnson

Jacqui Johnson

Jacqui Johnson is the Clinical Director visionary force behind Sankofa Healing Studio, who is reshaping the landscape of mental health access and dismantling oppression within therapeutic spaces. With a passion for bridging the Black mental health gap, Jacqui’s holistic approach combines art, play, storytelling, hip-hop, and evidence-based modalities to create a transformative healing experience.

As an educator, Jacqui’s influence extends far beyond the therapy room. She lectures widely, provides supervision and consultation, and leads international initiatives that increase training accessibility for Therapists of Color. Her expertise in trauma-responsive care and gender considerations informs her work, confronting the complex intersections of adverse childhood experiences, race, community violence, and the justice system.

Jacqui’s commitment to justice is exemplified in her groundbreaking work with individuals within the criminal justice system. At the Philadelphia county jail, she facilitates trauma-responsive art therapy groups for women and incarcerated youth, addressing the unique challenges they face. By reclaiming the past, she empowers individuals to protect their future and transform their present circumstances.

She is a certified Kemetic Yoga instructor, an Adjunct Professor, and an Emotional Emancipation Circle Leader. Her skill set spans a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including intensive sessions, perinatal mental health, child trauma, play therapy, Hip-Hop therapy, advanced EMDR interventions, brainspotting, use of healing crystals, sound and energy healing, and Reiki.

Deran Young

Deran Young,

Deran Young is a licensed therapist, CDWF, CDTL, co-author of New York Times Best Seller, You Are Your Best Thing, retired military officer, and the founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a non profit organization that mobilizes over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. She obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students.

Deran’s passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, Linked In, Field Trip Health, and YWCA. Deran’s advocacy expands over several online and offline platforms. With a current social media audience of over 100,000 followers on IG and Facebook, Deran has become a leading influencer and public figure committed to spreading mental health awareness and improving health equity.