Speakers + More
Dr. Veirdre Jackson is a woman pursuing her purpose, passion, and life’s priority to share her belief that all children deserve the best education available. She is an award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur who is recognized as a leading educational trainer in trauma informed practices and cultural competence. She is a veteran educator with over 20 years of experience supporting non-profit and executive leadership.
Dr. Jackson is the CEO/Founder of Living Strong Consulting LLC and the Co-Founder of Fresh Fountain of Life Counseling and Wellness.
Her first book – 16 Principles for Abundant Living – is a foundational guide for women’s empowerment, and her 2019 book and video series Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God provides insight on addressing the challenges to breaking the cycle of toxic thoughts that keep women in “hiding places”.
Dana Che Williams is an inspirational speaker, author, blogger, and relationship coach who is passionate about reconciling relationships. She is also an assistant pastor at a large, multi-ethnic church in Virginia Beach where she is focused on matters of racial justice.
On a lighter note, Dana Che is obsessed with reading, finding new vegan recipes, watching Jillian Michaels’s workout videos (and even participating sometimes), and going to the beach.
Dana holds a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Rhetoric & Public Culture from Regent University. She shares her life with her husband and high school sweetheart, Shaun, their four amazing children (one of whom is an adult – I know right!) and their “multi-cultural” dog in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.
For more information or to book Dana Che to speak at your next event, visit http://danache.com.
Vernicia T. Eure, native of Portsmouth Virginia, is a Counselor, Relationship Transition Coach, and Author of her firstborn book, Stepping Into Purity. She is passionate about helping single women recover from heartbreak, set healthy dating boundaries, and reclaim their identity and worth.Vernicia has a M.A. in Human Services Counseling, is a Certified Traumatologist, and has served as Director in the pregnancy medical clinic industry for over 17 years. Vernicia uses her godly passion and leadership expertise to influence audiences locally and abroad.
To learn more about Vernicia and her products and services, visit www.verniciateure.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @VerniciaTEure.
Brittany Dunn has the honor of serving in leadership with Safe House Project as the Chief Operations Officer. As a co-founder of the organization, she has
served in this position for 4 years. Prior to Safe House Project, Brittany Dunn spent 10 years in International Business Development at CareerBuilder.com working internationally. Brittany Dunn has a B.A. in Economics and English from
Wellesley College. She graduated top of her class with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management where she received the CEO Circle Award. She is a military spouse, mother of two, lifelong learner, world traveler, and protector of
Proceeds from the 2021 U+TRU fashion show will benefit Safe House Project. Learn more about it at SafeHouseProject.org
Chelsea Corle was born and raised in Hampton Roads. With more than 20 years of worship leading experience, she now is the Worship Pastor of TruNorth church in Virginia Beach, serving under Senior Pastors Daniel and Michelle Hines. Aside from raising her two sons along side her husband, her heart is to build the local church and encourage Gods people to understand their identity in Him.
Saulo Ortiz is a licensed clinical social worker for over a decade, with more than 2 decades in clinical work and if you ever wondered how passion fits in clinical practice, you clearly haven’t met Saulo. Even with so much time in the game, there is never a question Saulo brings every ounce of his experience, passion, and energy to every day of his work. Whether it’s dealing with mental health issues or substance abuse issues of all types, the consistent feedback is that he gives all of himself to his clients and his work. If you ask him, it’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. He believes in his clients and the ones that weather the tough, direct love end up believing in themselves too. Addressing all addiction, teens, adults, couples, males and females, the knowledge and passion for healing is always evident. As founder of Life Change Institute, He is committed to “transforming lives to what they were meant to be”. http://www.lifechangeinstitute.us/
Morgan Hart is a wife, mom to three, pastor and creative designer. After teaching in a public school classroom for many years, she knew there was more. In 2020 she transitioned from her full time job as a teacher and pursued her passion of design. She is now thriving full time in her own small business, Morgan Hart Designs as well as the creative designer for Tamra Andress LLC. She is an ordained minister and also co-pastors with her husband at Greenbrier Community Church in Chesapeake, VA.
With having a testimony herself battling depression and anxiety – one of her main passions is mental health. Daily she speaks life over women and men that they are not alone in this fight and shame has no victory. She desires to be a voice for the voiceless.
Stepping out in faith, Morgan has started living out her dreams and passions as she watches her obedience in her calling come to abundant fruition.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10
Precious Andrea Jackson lives to proclaim God’s word and walk alongside other females in their journey. As a 23-year-old postgraduate, Precious has had the opportunity to serve several Christian non-profit organizations in the Hampton Roads area, and she cannot wait to be a part of more! Precious’s favorite pastimes include relaxing at the beach, reading nonfictions, dancing, journaling, writing poetry, and spending downtime with her friends & family. Precious currently works as a Mobility Mentor at Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia, functioning as a coach and encourager to mothers aspiring to become self-sufficient in their homes by goal setting. She aids these families in accomplishing their goals by taking a multi-faceted, holistic approach that focuses on family stability, housing, personal well-being, financial management, and employment.
Stella Rice has been apart of United + TRU since 2021. She is now the social media manager of all of United + TRU platforms and cannot wait to continue seeing the non-profit grow. Stella Is a wife, mom, and step mom. In her free time, she enjoys baking, spending time with her husband, kids, and friends, and working out. She currently is a stay-at-home-mom while also working for United + TRU, teaching in-home piano lessons, and performing with her local band. Stella is passionate about helping women and girls understand who God says they are, and learning how to live a life worthy of the calling.
Carina Bruno is currently attending Lancaster Bible College, majoring in Communication and Biblical Studies. She has always had a deep passion for the arts, specifically writing, acting, and public speaking. Carina was the district and regional winner of the Optimist 2020 Oratorical Contest. She went on to pursue speaking opportunities, including giving a graduation speech for her high school graduating class and presenting devotionals for a conference with Our Daily Bread Ministries: Reclaim Today. Presently, Carina is working as a social media intern for Living Strong Consulting. On the side, she co-hosts a podcast that is expanding and growing, titled “The Introvert City”. She is actively pursuing creative opportunities with the hope of sharing the message of the gospel and God’s desire to draw close to His creation.