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Join community leaders and mental health experts at the 10th Annual Women's Wellness Celebration, for an empowering and engaging discussion on how to detect the signs and transcend the stigma surrounding mental health within ourselves, for our families, and for generations to come. You don't want to miss out on this inspiring one-day event.

Registration is currently closed for the 10th Annual Women’s Wellness Celebration.


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Prepared to be inspired by our extraordinary panel of mental wellness speakers, who will empower you to not only make mental wellness a top priority for yourself, but for your family and the community.

Network with community leaders and mental health experts who will be in attendance during the conference. Learn from them on how you can start transcending the stigma surrounding mental health.

From our exhibitor expo to our breakout sessions, arm yourself with resources and tools to begin establishing positive mental wellness habits in your own life, and enjoy a day of self care.

“It is almost impossible to put into words the feeling you will have during and after the conference – it was indeed life changing,”

M. Jenkins

"Speaking to a room full of powerful women last year about building Trauma Informed Communities, I shared various statistics and explained that women experience trauma differently than men. This raised awareness and empowered women to take action for themselves and their families."

P. Wong

"I received key information about the available resources within the Hampton Roads Community to support my extended family and to expand my knowledge of the 'stigma' surrounding mental health."

Cheryl Johnson-Stokes

OCTOBER 20, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m.            Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitor Expo
  • 8:30 a.m.            Opening Plenary Session
  • 9:15 a.m.            Exhibitor Expo
  • 10:00 a.m.          Breakout Sessions I & II
  • 12:00 p.m.          Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, & Exhibitor Expo
  • 2:00 p.m.            Breakout Sessions III, Closing Remarks, & Raffle
  • 4:00 p.m.            Exhibitor Expo

Continuing Education Approval from NASW Virginia Chapter is pending.


In her recently acclaimed novel, “Getting It Right,” which was declared a “2017 summer must-read” by Essence Magazine, this novel explores grit and resilience, evolving definitions of race and family, and the ultimate power of redemption and forgiveness.

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Karen E. Osborne


We have an incredible lineup of speakers scheduled to educate and bring awareness to the key issues facing women and
their families around mental health and wellness! To view their full profiles, click here.

Nikissia Craig, LCSW, CCTP

Captain Brenda Kerr, PE, PMP

Ernestine Duncan, Ph.D.

John Harrington, MD, FAAP

Leslie Cristea, CRS, MBA

Shawn Ware-Avant, MS, LPC, RPT/S

Bobby Kipper

Andrea Long, MA, Ed.M, LPC, LTI

Heidi Kulberg, MD, MPH

Thea Lawton, LPC, NCC

Mitzi K. Glass, LCSW

Jim Thornton, LPC