Our Community Expert Partners is a strategic alliance program that is designed to provide our members with direct access to experts within various business and wellness fields. 

Keisha Kay Reynolds

Branding + Marketing Expert

Keisha Kay Reynolds is best defined as kinetic. She puts things in motion and believes in the power of community. Keisha is the CEO of K&R Communications, a branding and digital marketing agency for small businesses, churches and nonprofits throughout the East Coast. Keisha has published work on social media for higher education, and she speaks around the country on its use for churches. Not only that, but she is also a professor at Hampton University in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications where she leads the web development curriculum and teaches public relations. Keisha holds a Master of Arts in Media and Communications from Norfolk State University and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Technical Communication from Ferris State University. In addition, she is the beauty behind the brand of EmpoweringHER, a women's empowerment organization for business and self-care. Most recently, Keisha was inducted into the 2018 class of M-Lifestyle Magazine's Top 30 Under 40 receiving this honor with several Millennial-based entrepreneurs across the world (U.S., U.K., and Africa).  

Dr. Shaughanassee Vines

Women's Health + Self-Care Expert

Dr. Shaughanassee Vines is an emerging trailblazer looking to establish positive change. She is the founder and owner of HealthyHER Center for Women’s Care in Chesapeake, VA. As a women's health care provider, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience working in women's and adolescent health, obstetrics, gynecology and obesity management. A native of Hampton Roads, she obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University, Masters and Bachelors in Nursing from Old Dominion University and Shenandoah University. She believes that health is holistic and involves "the whole person". Dr. Shaughanassee provides reliable women's health information as a leading authority keeping audiences informed through blogs, speaking engagements, and practical health tips. Her expertise lies in women's health across the age span; however, she is passionate about fertility and obesity management, the effects of stress and health equity.

Tearanie Parker

Finance + Money Management Expert

Tearanie Parker is a Financial Professional, two-time Amazon Best
Selling Author, and keynote speaker who is determined to help change the unhealthy mindset of individuals regarding MONEY. The Founder of “Funding An Empire,” Tearanie’s diverse background and her ability to be candid regarding her own financial mistakes has enabled her to have a relational approach that inspires others
to change their financial destiny. Tearanie is a co-author of “LemonAid Chronicles,” “Unchain Me Mama,” and “Unchain My Legacy.” Her new book, “Funding An Empire, What My Parents
Didn’t Teach Me About Money,” comes with a thought provoking Financial Therapy Journal. Tearanie also host a radio segment called “Funding An Empire,” offering a broad range of financial tips that focus on practical real life financial issues. Her philosophy is simple...”Everyone has an Empire.... your empire can be a professional career, a business, a military career, a ministry, and even a family. It’s not always how much you make, it’s what you do with what you make. Consistently “Funding An Empire” is not easy...you will have setbacks, make mistakes, and life will happen...but don’t give up, keep going!”

Janika Joyner, LCSW

Mental Health + Emotional Wellness Expert

Janika N. Joyner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Chesapeake, Virginia who specializes in trauma as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). She earned her Master of Social Work with a Clinical Concentration from Norfolk State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Social Work. She is also approved to provide supervision towards Clinical Social Work Licensure in the state of Virginia. Janika founded Elevation Counseling Services, LLC in 2017 to address the effects that adverse childhood experiences have on the mind, body, and spirit. Janika has a special interest in working with adolescent girls and women who have experienced trauma, issues with adjustment, coping with stress, grief/loss, anxiety and an array of other mental health issues. Janika currently serves on the Chesapeake Interagency Consortium (CIC) Board as the private provider representative. She has spoken at local, state and national conferences as a panelist, presenter and host. Janika takes pride in and is passionate about seeing mental illness, miseducation and poverty be eradicated in her lifetime. Janika is an Amazon best-selling author, speaker, and psychotherapist. She is an advocate for writing in a journal and believes that therapy can be fun, life-changing in rewarding. 

Lindsey Anderson

Business Start-up and Events Expert

Lindsey Anderson is for the people. Lindsey is the founder of Vision Driven LLC. She currently lives in Portsmouth, VA. Lindsey studied Communications at Old Dominion University. While in college, she started a baking business, Tu Cakes that is now in its 6th year. Lindsey has always had a passion for helping young people to achieve their full potential. That passion mixed with the desire to see the underdog win has been the motivation and force behind Vision Driven. At age 28, Lindsey has created several platforms for the youth of the community to receive resources, tools, and a safe space for them to freely grow and evolve. She has also given a platform to small businesses creating various vendor events. Lindsey feels that by focusing on the community and the youth, together we can be the change.

EmpoweringHER is a 501c3 community organization for business and self-care housed in Norfolk, VA with membership across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to empower women to act on their own authority by being in control of their destiny through education, motivating and equipping them to expand their personal and professional lives.

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