Meet the Team
We are daughters, mothers and sisters with a passion for empowering, uplifting and inspiring our communities.
Cydnia Young, LCSW
Compassionate licensed clinical social worker dedicated to recognizing the worth and dignity of people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Marketing & Logistics
Clinical Research director strategizing with Pharmaceutical and Biotech organizations to develop safe and efficacious solutions for vulnerable patients.
Programming & Registration
Dr. Jennifer Thiessen
Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in helping people recover from trauma and PTSD.
Programming & Guest Experience
Dedicated leader in manufacturing excellence, business transformational change, and people capability development.
Logistics & Guest Experience
Retired U.S. Navy Veteran and CEO of a Cyber Security company that prides itself in ingenuity and excellence - developing smart tech-enabled solutions.
Summit Consultant; Breakout Speaker
Compassionate counselor dedicated to aiding those with substance use challenges in overcoming struggles and living a life full of recovery.
Engagement, Sister Circles
Dr. Kristie Norwood
Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a heart for helping clients obtain healing, while educating the community about mental wellness.
Kristin Parker Beatty (KP)
Experienced thought leader in marketing strategy and brand design for small, medium and large businesses across a myriad of industries.
Marketing, Branding & Design
Experienced Human Resources professional specializing in talent acquisition, salary negotiations and sourcing.
Community Engagement, Vendors
Dr. Marlana Webster
Dedicated senior clinical manager at a tele-mental health company and licensed clinical psychologist passionate about serving diverse communities.
Programming & Vendors
Nicara McKenzie, Ed.D.
Counseling advocate, passionate about youth and wellness through restorative practices for people of color.
Logistics, Social Media
Victoria Jessie, M.P.A.
Multitalented director who uses expertise in management, communications, marketing and engagement to grow businesses, transform communities and connect organizations to the target markets they serve.
Marketing, Programming & Logistics
Scherrie Jones, CPA
Experienced accounting executive dedicated to ensuring financial stability, growth, budgeting and management of financial affairs for the Exhale Summit.