Name: Tarik Daniels
Degree: B.A. Double Major in Poli Sci /International Studies
Current University/Alma Mater: Bowling Green State University
City, State: Austin Texas
Organization Business Name: WhatsintheMirror?
Area of expertise: Art and Mental Health Advocacy
Inspiration: I’m inspired by the endless possibilities that ART can be used to end the stigma of mental illness and mental wellness in communities of color.
How WhatsintheMirror? addresses health equity and inequities: Whatsinthemirror? considers itself the bridge between mental health clinicians and the community we serve as a hub through social media campaigns/presence and ART. We continue to provide programming to youth and other populations who make up equity disparities.
Name: Mary Ford
Degree: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Current University or Alma Mater: East West College of Natural Medicine, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
City, State: Sarasota, FL
Organization: Restore Wellness, LLC
Website: www. Restorewellness.net
Areas of expertise: Cardio metabolic disease, women’s health, weight management
Inspiration: During my educational pursuits, I have acquired valuable knowledge pertaining to the inner-workings of the human body, along with methods to promote long-term states of health and wellness. As a naturopathic doctor, I am trained to optimize health through various modalities such as lifestyle management, diet and nutrition, botanical medicine, and supplementation. My areas of focus include women’s health, weight management, and cardio metabolic disease.
My passion is to empower members of the community to be advocates of their own health through education. My philosophy includes teaching others how to take advantage of the healing power of nature. I aim to promote a holistic approach to health and wellness to women and their family
How Restore Wellness addresses health equity and inequities: I would like to let others know that their health goals are attainable. Holistic medicine and nutrition have become elitist in our culture. I would like to change that and make holistic heath and nutrition education accessible.