UHE//DEMONSTRATORS 2018

'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' - African Proverb

Come with us! Enjoy fitness demonstrations, cooking demos, expert discussion panels & dance classes at Urban Health Expo!

Check out your All-Star line up below, and be sure to RSVP to their class sessions

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ProTrack & Basketball Athlete | Author

Marion Jones is one of world’s the most celebrated athletes. Despite being an extremely talented California high school sprint champion who declined a spot on the US Olympic Relay Team as a high school student, Marion accepted a basketball scholarship and attended the University of North Carolina. In her freshman year, Marion, a talented, quick point guard, led her Tar Heel team to the 1994 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. In 1997,...

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NFL Aumni, Professor, FCA board member, Coach

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Co-Director Obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages Spoken: English

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Pediatrics

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Education: Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Pediatrics

Languages Spoken: English, Igbo

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Education: University of Sint Eustatius

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Pediatrics

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Gujarati

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Education: Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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President NAACP-Austin

Nelson Linder was born in Macon, Georgia in 1958. Linder entered the United States

Army in 1976 and earned an honorable discharge. His great grandfather (George Linder) was a pivotal figure in the reconstruction period in Dublin, Georgia. George Linder is cited in the book

"Splendid Failure" on reconstruction in Georgia.

Linder arrived in Austin in 1981 and graduated from Huston Tillotson University in 1984 with B.A. Degree...

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Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Education: Marshall University School of Medicine

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Education: Wright State University School of Medicine

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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IsomZone

Christopher Isom was born and partial raised in Beaumont, Texas before moving to a very small, rural town called Bleakwood in South East Texas where I graduated from Newton High School. Being from a small town with a population of about 2,000 people, my parents taught me and my siblings the value of hard work. In my youth, I always had a passion for fitness, exercise and health. I can distinctly remember at the age of ten studying and...

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Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Yoruba

Board Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Education: Florida A&M University

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Melissa Renee Valdez, M.D.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Practice Location: Lone Star Circle of Care

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Creator of Mixfitz Studios

Crystal Wall, owner and creator of Mixfitz Studios, is redefining dance fitness with her gritty hip-hop infused moves known as the Mixfitz Turn Up. Voted as one of Houston Chronicle's Most Fascinating People in 2014 and one of Houston Chronicle's Top Trainers of 2015, Crystal is committed to motivating and inspiring others to live a healthier lifestyle.

As a southern born Texas girl, Crystal Wall often equated food with love and...

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Culinary & Celebrity Chef

I love cooking for my city, Austin, TX

My love for cooking started as a young boy from my Big Mama and Aunt May Hunt. I graduated from Del Valle High School in 2002, upon graduation I was highly encouraged by my family to pursue culinary arts and to challenge myself in what I believed was my calling in life. I accepted the challenge and with hard work and dedication I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Austin in 2010. After graduation I...

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Zumba(R) Fitness Instructor

Hi, I'm Keysha also known as "KEY" and I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!!

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Founder of Child Inc.

Senior level Education Manager with extensive experience organizing and coordinating state and federal educational programming.

Practiced in revitalizing strategies and staff to meet a wide variety of challenges including those of an economically diversified, rapidly growing County. Skilled in economic analysis and implementing strategies, processes and technologies that position communities to effectively contribute to their overall...

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Co-Founder & President Counter Balance: ATX

Kristina Brown is an epidemiologist by training with a specialty in the identification and assessment of disparities (race and gender). With a Biology background, Kristina combines her knowledge of physiological and psychosocial factors for the delivery of care using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her thesis project explores the relationship self-care and intersectional stress experienced by African American...

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Soulshine Yoga

I have always been connected to the idea of liberation through movement. I first started studying yoga in 2001. I found yoga to be a great complement to my background as a dancer. I loved connecting my breath with movement, and the sense of calm I experienced after each class.

Dancers spend hours of training to get their bodies to move in a very specific way that is precise and aligned, so their bodies can tell a story with movement....

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David Chapel

Joseph C. Parker, Jr., Esq., D. Min., a native of Birmingham, Alabama, is the Senior Pastor of David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, having completed his 25th year. He has been described as “called by God, shaped by experience, a man of action, and a Renaissance man.”

Prior to being called as Pastor in September 1992, starting in 1982, he served as a minister at David Chapel and from 1984 – 1992 as Associate Pastor...

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Tiffany Nicole Loves

TIFFANY NICOLE | GIFTED IMAGE CONSULTANT | CREATIVE STYLIST | EDUCATOR Paired with an immense passion for healthy living and beauty, originally Tiffany Nicole was a self-proclaimed “kitchen-tician”. Her natural talents and intimate relationship with hair, fashion and beauty has been evolving since she was a young teen. With her intuitive ability to relate to her clients on an individual level, she consistently connects with the individual...

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Founder of Code Blaque

Niki’L Young also known by her social media handle as Niki’L YoungLove. Niki’L YoungLove was born in Texas and raised in Austin Texas. Niki’L YoungLove is the founder of Code Blaque, an independent social media broadcast commentary channel. The Code Blaque platform is geared toward providing black intelligent thought, black activism, black history facts, black mental health, black spirituality, black truth, and black overall economic wellness...

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KTX Fitness | Atlanta's Step + Spin Phenomenon

Eleven years ago, Keith Thompson made a decision to change his life. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Keith grew up as an obese child. He was working for a large telecommunications company as an Information Technology professional in 2008, at nearly 300lbs; he was frustrated with his weight and his health. Bored with the diets, books and the gym, Keith found no success in any of those approaches to weight loss. Until one day Keith attended a step...

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CEO, Lone Star Circle of Care

Rhonda Mundhenk, J.D., MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer for Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), one of the leading Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Central Texas. LSCC has seventeen clinic sites throughout five counties known for its clinical excellence and innovation.

Rhonda brings 20 years of healthcare and legal experience to LSCC. As CEO, Rhonda provides medical leadership to over 104 providers,...

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Chef & CEO of Basics & More RECONSTRUCTION

As a Veteran, cancer survivor and chef, Hall is the founder of Basics & More RECONSTRUCTION. The company is geared towards treating you and feeding you as if you’re family, but also taking care of your health needs as far meal preps and nutritional meal plans/guidelines to help you reach your fitness and nutritional goals. Basics & More also offers fitness training and fitness plans to also assist in your daily health/fitness...

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Founder of Women Who Werk

Ashton Lynne graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a Business Foundations Certificate. With a love for helping brands increase their brand awareness and communicate better with their customers, she has spent the last 11 years using innovative marketing and public relations strategies to promote local, national and global brands. Her clients have been featured in Rolling Stone,...

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Pink Daisy Beauty Bar

Chamagne left behind corporate America in 2014 to pursue her dream of working in Esthetics. She wasted no time in graduating from the Ann Webb Skin Institute, then immediately enrolled in the Instructor program and is now the Lead Instructor. Having the opportunity to not only work in the skin care industry but also teach has been a bonus she does not take for granted. It's a rewarding feeling to wake up and know that she is impacting the...

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Beautifully Made Hair & Faces

Since the age of 14, Kateshia began her passion for artistry, hair, fashion & design. "Beauty is only skin deep - yet enhancing that beauty, through artistry invigorates the soul". Beautifully Made Hair & Faces by Kateshia Greene was birthed from the belief that all people are naturally beautiful and she has implemented that into her craft. Her cosmetology journey set forth at Paul Mitchell school and advanced her career through...

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Founder and Owner of LoveTress Hair Studio

I'm an Austin native (born and raised) and I’ve been a licensed hairstylist for a little over 7 years. My focus is on healthy hair care and protective styling and I love to educate my clients on the maintenance of their hair because teamwork makes the dream work which creates healthy hair results. My salon is located in central Austin (2525 W Anderson Ln suite B-6) and I'm still accepting new clients so be sure to check me out and tell a...

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Presiden/Founder Austin Justice Coalition

Chas Moore is the co-founder of the Austin, Texas based - Austin Justice Coalition a grassroots activist-led organization aimed at demanding criminal justice reform and building community at both the localand national level.An advocate for the underserved, Chas champions efforts that deliberately meet community needs like back-to- school drives, fundraisers for those who have been brutalized by police, feeding the hungry and pioneering...

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New York Life

Temeika Thomas, M. Ed, is a Financial Services Professional and Lead Ambassador for the African American Market for New York Life Insurance Company. Ms. Thomas graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 with a degree in Applied Learning and Development and a Master of Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2013. She has multiple financial certifications and specializations, as well. In just a few years, Temeika Thomas...

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Teacher at Pure Barre

Morgan Menichini is a Pure Barre teacher in Austin, TX. She became a committed member of the Pure Barre Austin community after overcoming a severe spinal injury by increasing core strength, flexibility, balance, and overall physical health through the highly effective Pure Barre technique. She is passionate about helping other women to achieve the same physical and mental life change that she did. Outside of teaching Pure Barre, Morgan is a...

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Youth 4 Success

Dawn Burnside is a youth activist who has always had a passion for youth development. Dawn has a gift; a passion and duty to live a life of servitude for black and brown youth. She was born and raised in Harlem, New York. An upbringing teeming with what most would consider hardship, endowed her with a sense of confidence and pride like no other. Dawn dauntlessly believes that there is nothing in this world she cannot do or gain, and it can...

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Choreographer, Performer & Instructor atDance Austin Studio

Dance Austin is a unique dance and fitness studio designed for all ages, levels, and styles! We provide personalized and comprehensive training to both the professional and recreational dancer as well as the fitness enthusiast. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality dance and fitness instruction in Austin while focusing on a fun, safe and non-competitive atmosphere! We offer classes for kids, teens, and adults. With classes such...

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www.BreakThePipeline.org

Dr. Robinson is the Founder of the Excellence and Advancement Foundation a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming how communities combat the school to prison pipeline and mass incarceration. Excellence and Advancement Foundation uses an ecosystems approach to provide prevention, intervention and advocacy. She is also Founder/CEO of the consulting firm Institute for Excellence and Advancement an organization that assists...

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NOD24

NOD24 performance was founded by Lauren & Kenton Keith (Pro Athlete of 9 years) in 2011. Since then we have and continue to take responsibility of getting 1000's of individuals to thier next levels of health and fitness weather thats weight management or sports training.

When strategizing the N.O.D24 Training platform, it was a special transition. NOD24 (Nutriton Over Diet) has found it's nitch and has developed a large...

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Nicole currently works at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as a Property Manager. Nicole is a professional speaker, wardrobe stylist, model and author of: 'Coco's Chronicles: A Daily Dose of Inspiration for the Soul.' Nicole is also an advocate for those who suffer with mental illness and is a certified facilitator with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

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Bud Motivated Rebels | Live from the Kitchen

Donald was born in Port Arthur, TX but soon moved to the predominantly Afro Urban side of Austin, TX. He was a student athlete that studied business management and arts at Coastal Bend College and at Tarleton State. Passionate about fashion and the Hip Hop community Donald created a group of entrepreneurs called Bud Motivated Rebels (BMR) in 2014....BMR sales apparel and also helps to push local artist by promoting their music. They also run...

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Founder and Owner of LoveTress Hair Studio

Kennessia Peterson, is an Austin native and a licensed hairstylist for a little over 7yrs. Her focus is on healthy hair care and protective styling while also educating her clients on the maintenance of their hair. A firm believer in team work makes the dream work which creates healthy, sustainable hair results.

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Del Valle Ducks Inc.

Alan Guyton, a native Austinite and LBJ High School Alum. Alan attended and graduated from Lon Morris College (Associate of Arts) and Florida International University (Bachelor of Science in Sports Management), and he is the founder and owner of the Del Valle Ducks Inc. (Austin Area AAU team). Alan is a well-known respected coach and leader in the community and is always willing to give back to make sure that the youth have the necessary...

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CPT, Owner/Founder of BodyByNa, Public Speaker

Naomi Onyebuchi, is a personal trainer, entrepreneur and Huston-Tillotson University alum. Naomi is the owner of BodyByNa and Creator of the Warriors Workout. Naomi is a first generation Nigerian-American who has been making her mark in the fitness industry through classes, workshops and fitness demonstrations for over 14 years. She recently started connecting with local and national fitness enthusiasts/celebrities and began hosting unique...

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Personal Trainer - Camp Gladiators

My PHILOSOPHY

Its not about being skinny

Its about being Healthy

MY MOTIVATION

DISCIPLINE not DESIRE Determines your DESTINY

MY PURPOSE

To Always Honor God by

encouraging my community through motivational talks and offerings in health and fitness

MY CAREER and EDUCATION

NASM certified personal trainer studying to complete Master Trainer certification

30 years in state government...

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Founder and President of Measure Austin and a heart disease survivor

Jameila “Meme" Styles is the visionary behind MEASURE. As “chief volunteer,” Meme works with the board, leadership team and community to further the MEASURE mission. In 2015 Meme found the award-winning nonprofit to build trust, increase transparency and measure progress in underserved communities.

Community service is what makes her tick. As such, Meme also serves as the Chairwoman of The Greater East Austin...

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Country Cousins

Austin native, acclaimed music and entertainment entrepreneur.

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Zumba Instructor

An energetic and fun Zumba(R) Instructor who is passionate about sharing her love of this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance-fitness craze. She feels there is something so surreal about dancing your calories away! Shari is most excited about making a positive impact on someone's life through the beat of the music. Follow Shari's Facebook page, Zumba Fitness with Shari, and join the Zumba movement. Come and lose yourself...

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Yoga Instructor

Melanie Holst-Collins is a Sacred Space Curator, Healing Facilitator and Founder of Grow Your Lovespace, a purpose driven platform and call to action to re-grow, stretch, nurture and accept our relationship with our humanness. Through Yoga, on and off the mat, her work centers around positively shifting this generation by inspiring, motivating, challenging and empowering people to access, fully experience and heal by embodying being human in...

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Author, Playwright, Actor, Executive Director and Founder of Whats in the Mirror

Tarik Daniels is an Author,Playwright,Actor and Executive Director and Founder of Whats in the mirror?, a social movement that provides Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness through art and advocacy to people of color. He has written three plays, Rose University, The Counseling Session and STIGMA, which the latter two were co-produced by the City of Austin. He also has written his first book, No Bonds So...

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Founder of Body Bloom ATX / Dance Instructor

Born and raised in Rochester NY, Lily Shepard is a graduate of School of the Arts and holds a bachelor's degree in dance from SUNY Brockport. She is also an AFAA certified group fitness instructor. She spent 11 years in Las Vegas where she danced alongside Beyoncé at the Billboard Awards, and was a cast member of multiple productions on the Vegas Strip. She now resides in Austin, Texas and is the creator of Twerk N Burn™ and the founder of...

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CSCC Board of Director Executive

Coach Jeff Madden has 30+ years of experience as a strength and conditioning professional. Coach Madden was a high school All-American and an All-Star Football Player at Vanderbilt University before playing professional football. Coach Madden has had a very successful career while coaching at great institutions: University of North Carolina; Colorado; Cincinnati; Rice University; and now the University of Texas. Coach Madden has held the...

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Professional Dance Instructor

Chi Chi Randolph has an extensive background in music videos, film, and live stage performance as a professional dancer, choreographer, and creative director. She honed her skills with best in New York City and later continued to cultivate her talents in Atlanta , GA. Her film and television credits include appearances on ABC, CBS,MTV, and Sony/Rainforest films. Chi Chi has worked with some of Hip Hop and R&B's hottest artists such as...

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Black Girls Run! Austin - Ambassador

My name is Angus Smith, I'm originally from Baton Rouge, La and been in Austin for 19 years. I am also the mother of two daughters 16 and 26 as well as a grandmother of one grandson. I have always been active since high school but then life happened. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with cancer and from there my main focus was her health and not mine. During this time I gained a lot of weight, went into depression due to life's issues and...

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