SPEAKERS LIST (in alphabetical order) but first a bit about your host.....

Your Host, 

TACHA KASPER, MA, LMFT and Resilience Coach

Hello and welcome! I'm honored to be your host for the Fiercely Resilient Women's Health & Wellness Virtual Summit. I’m an LMFT licensed clinical psychotherapist and Resilience Coach that specializes in women’s health and wellness (including chronic pain / illness, cancer & autoimmune) grief and trauma.
I’ve battled my own chronic illness (Interstitial Cystitis) for 15 years, a recent Triple Negative breast cancer survivor & childhood abuse survivor. I am the living embodiment of post traumatic growth. My passion and mission is to help empower women to live a “Fiercely Resilient” life by teaching my proven framework, so they can heal, and reclaim life on their terms. 
This is YOUR Resource to cope and leverage your strengths. 
I’ve assembled a great group of multi-cultural speakers that serve women for the inaugural “Fiercely Resilient” Women’s Health and Wellness Virtual Summit.  It coincides with the National Women’s Health & Wellness week. There are expert speakers and information around women’s health & wellness issues including:
dealing with Covid19,
working from home,
managing roles (mom, wife, teacher, etc),
mental health,
emotional wellness,
overcoming trauma, 
finding your center,
LGBTQ issues,
motherhood, pregnancy & post-partum,
pelvic wellness & dysfunction,
sexual health including painful sex and more.



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Austin Akre

TOPIC: Clarity and Connection for Wellness

Our only male in this summit, closes us out on the last video and shares his take on empowering women. Austin is a life coach who is an "old soul" and cares deeply about the meaning, connection and clarity in your life. He helps individuals reach the level of success, however that looks in your life, that you desire. He advocates that in order to be an inspiration to others, and experience consistent success you need an unshakeable foundation rooted in a strong mindset. 

He shares simple steps you can have as tools that you need to breakthrough the obstacles in your life. The questions you begin to ask yourself will guide you take action toward that which you most desire in life. It’s time to take back the power. It’s your time to become the leader everyone is inspired by (even in your own family and within yourself) and have fun while doing it all!

Wether you're a CEO, athlete, weekend warrior, parent, manager, or even a student, you can do this. With practice, these tools will operate on a subconscious level, and you'll experience next level success.


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Alycia Burant

TOPIC: Pregnancy, Post-Partum, and Birth Trauma

Alycia Burant is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over eleven years’ experience providing direct patient care to adults, adolescents, children, and families in Northern Virginia. She is also your average every-day girl who has dealt with her own array of challenges. By changing her thoughts and developing positive, healthy coping skills she has created a positive healthy mind, body and soul. She is founder and therapist at Healthy Minds Therapy, a large private practice with three locations just outside Washington, D.C. in Northern Virginia.

Alycia was born with a strong empathetic nature that compliments her powerful intuition well. She provides a safe, supportive, encouraging environment by creating a solid foundation for personal healing and development. She is an experienced independent business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. She is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the American Psychological Association accredited Argosy University School of Professional Psychology and completed her Post Master’s Certification in School Counseling at University of South Florida. Alycia is also an approved Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor.

Alycia Burant, MA, LPC, NCC Founder & Therapist, Approved Board Certified Clinical Supervisor

Healthy Minds Therapy, PLLC

950 N Washington St, Suite 322, Alexandria, VA 22314

540-845-6940 ext 118.  


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Jasmin Carnelus, LMFT


Jasmin Carnelus is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals and couples with various concerns. She is also SAP qualified, currently managing the Employee Assistance Program for the western region of a major airline. She received her bachelor of science in psychology from Howard University and her Master of Arts in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University. Currently working on her doctorate, Jasmin has spent the last 5 years working in the field of substance abuse, generally with women in underserved communities, helping them to address and shed the things that keep them trapped in a cycle of addiction.  Although substance abuse is the primary focus of her work, she also has experience addressing issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, and dual diagnosis. Not only is Jasmin passionate about her work with clients, she is also passionate about empowering colleagues and professional staff to increase their own levels of care. Her goal is to not only assist clients in bettering themselves, but also focusing on how providers can maintain a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.

Jasmin Carnelus, LMFT, SAP QualifiedPhone: 818-280-9804[email protected]

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Dr. Nicole Cozean 

TOPIC: Pelvic Health and Wellness (also Interstitial Cystitis & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)

Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS is a pelvic health specialist, author, and entrepreneur.  Her private practice has grown to 9 employees and is one of the largest non-insurance practices in the country in just three years.  The PelvicSanity team specializes in treating complex pelvic health cases, working with over 60 out-of-town patients from all six continents, 15+ countries, and 23 US States who have flown in for treatment.

With a passion for mentorship other women and raising the pelvic health field, Nicole founded the Pelvic PT Huddle Facebook group to promote collaboration and growth among almost 4,000 specialists.  She teaches clinical courses and provides 1:1 business mentorship for pelvic health specialists as they grow their practice.

The author of the best-selling book The Interstitial Cystitis Solution, Nicole was the first physical therapist to serve on the ICA Board of Directors and was named the 2017 ICN Physical Therapist of the Year.  She teaches her continuing education courses both internationally and online, has served on the faculty of Chapman University and taught for Herman & Wallace.

In addition to her business pursuits, Nicole is a college basketball referee and serves as the Medical Director for the charitable organization The East Africa Partnership.  She makes her home in Orange County, California.



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Dr. Danielle Daniel

TOPIC: Emotional Healing with Essential Oils 

Dr. Danielle Daniel is a Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a holistic approach to the brain. Using the science of nature, her expertise focus on the neural limbic pathways, neurocardiology, and the gut-brain axis for immediate and sustained emotional wellbeing. She trains hospitals, clinics and therapists around the world on the field of Psychoaromcology and the application of Psychoaromatherapy.

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Holly Ann Kasper

TOPIC: Overcoming Perfectionism 

My Name is Holly Ann Kasper and I am a full time homemaker and homeschool mama.  I am also a recovering perfectionist.  Despite the fact that I am blessed to be living my dream, I struggled for years with feeling undeserving of any of it.  I grew up with challenges, as we all do to varying degrees, and faced immense internal struggles; feeling like an imposter; terrified of my own vulnerability; and unaware of my needs and desires.  I was blinded to the blessings of life and prevented myself from experiencing it with all of the joy life has to offer, because I was consumed with insecurity and feelings of inadequacy.  I was unloved and unlovable in my head even though I was not aware of it. 

Over years of personal development, I finally learned what was going on with my thoughts and my beliefs about myself and the world and where I fit into the world.  I decided I was done bullying myself and allowing my experience to be drowned out by my struggles.  I was ready to love myself, and actually enjoy the experience of my life.  And so my work continued and evolved and eventually led to breakthroughs in how to free myself from these limits, how to really begin to accept and embrace who I am, and how to see myself as enough and my value as constant.  I felt the tension and anxiety leave my body more easily.  I started to forgive myself and began to feel comfortable in my own skin, loving my body for what it was and using exercise to feel great and relieve stress, not to change my body into any standard.  I started to see where I actually had power in my life and how I was not helpless or hopeless. 

This journey re-sparked a passion that had always been inside, but now it was clear what it was meant for.  I was meant to spread the message of unconditional love; to help women to radically embrace who they are now and where they came from so they can grow into their own allies, breaking up with the bully in their heads, and becoming a source of empowerment for themselves and the world around them.  

I believe in my purpose so fervently and that’s why I began The Radical Imperfectionist Podcast and Website to provide women with a means to find this freedom that has transformed my life.  I am not perfect and no longer try to be, nor is that what I present to the world in my resources.  I am instead too focused on the journey and relishing in all of it, mistakes included.  I have much more work to do, but I am here to be my messy self for the world, so that others feel the joy of showing up as their imperfect selves too.  

I am so excited to be a part of such an incredible group of women spreading messages of healing into the world, especially in such a time as these. 


YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxK5sFxRj5d_REl-0fPN85w

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theradicalimperfectionist/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/theradicalimperfectionist/?modal=admin_todo_tour

iTunesPodcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-radical-imperfectionist/id1459673703


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Alexandria Kenyon

TOPIC: Self-Acceptance and Connecting to Your Intuition

Hello! I am Alexandria Kenyon and I am Psychic Medium, Healer, Intuitive Coach and former Boudoir Photographer. I host Naked Conversations the podcast. My scope of practice is vast and ranges from connecting with loved ones on the other side to channeling the higher self/spirit guides.

I help women work through blockages in the emotional body. Through my method of Intuitive Coaching I read energy and connect my clients to healing messages, support, and guidance from their higher self. These messages give my clients a better understanding on how to make the necessary alignment changes that they are desiring. These sessions are perfect for women who feel out of alignment with their career, body, relationships, or need guidance integrating self acceptance.

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Ginger Klee, LMFT, LPCC

Topic: An Open Discussion of Complex Trauma, Feminist Therapy and LGBTQ+ Issues

Ginger Klee, MS, LMFT, LPCC has been working in mental health since 2011. Ginger balances work at her private practice in Los Alamitos while also teaching as an adjunct Psychology professor at Mount San Antonio Community College. She specializes in working with minority populations including people of color and the LGBTQIAPD+ community. She also specializes in treating trauma, including PTSD/C-PTSD, acculturative stress, and exploring and managing various identities (multi-ethnic/multi-racial, gender & sexuality.) She is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained therapist. As a lesbian and multi-ethnic woman of color, feminist therapy is at the heart of her practice. 
(pronouns: she/her/hers)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#101430)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#7538)
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Dorrie Lane

Topic: Feminine Wisdom and Your Wondrous Vulva

The Original, Wondrous Vulva Puppet®, created in 1993, is the first interactive, anatomical model of the vulva. While teaching OB/GYN clinical skills at Stanford and UCSF Schools of Medicine for 17 years, I became aware of the need for an interactive and accurate tool for the students to use in understanding the vulva and how to perform a pelvic exam. It quickly became the "Tool of the Trade" all over the world.

My Vulva Puppets are extraordinary in anatomical detail. My Wondrous Vulva Puppets , (aka Vagina puppet, vagina pillow, yoni pillow) help to take the shame, mystery and porn out of the conversation of women's bodies, sexual health and education, trauma and sex therapy. Perhaps you've seen my Vulva Puppets on TV, or YouTube, at school, a seminar, in a book, or performance piece. 

Wondrous Vulva Puppet
248.797.8436- Phone
twitter: @vulvalutionary
instagram: vulvalutionary #WondrousVulvaPuppet
facebook page: WondrousVulvaPuppet
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Samantha Paige Lawrence 


Samantha Paige Lawrence is a certified holistic life and business coach, yoga teacher, and intuitive energy healer. As a previous actor and musician, Samantha struggled with severe anxiety and navigating the pressures of her career. She felt stuck in her path and desired a shift from the overwhelm and stress.  She started to study holistic modalities for inner and outer healing to feel more connected in her path, passions, and emotional freedom. It is now her mission to empower women to take action toward their own visions, purpose, and healing through her business, The Bright Life. 
Samantha is a certified life coach and yoga teacher, wellness advocate, energy intuitive, entrepreneur, kirtan artist, and a Mom of two. She has spent time expanding her knowledge in areas such as meditation, self-leadership, entrepreneurship, yoga philosophy, energy work, crystal healing, emotional healing, neuroplasticity, breathwork, aromatherapy, and more. 
When she isn't coaching or teaching, you can find her enjoying all that Colorado nature provides with her 2 children, dog, and husband.  You can find out more at www.yourbrightlife.com and follow her on Facebook and Instagram @thebrightlifecoach. 
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Jessica Rose Naccari

TOPIC: Crystals: Beyond Just Pretty (and Healing Energy) 

As a spiritual life and success coach, Jessica Rose Naccari teaches women how to embrace their worth, own their inner power, and dive into a juicy, creative, fulfilling lifestyle. Over nearly four years of coaching, she has helped countless women reclaim their passions and start taking action toward their dreams. Through one on one coaching and group programs, she supports women as they root themselves in truth and love and rise into the radiant goddesses they’re meant to be.

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Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni

TOPIC: Building Resilience with Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda

Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni, MD (Ayurveda), RHN is an International Speaker, Ayurvedic Health Coach as well as a Summit Host and a well known expert in resolving chronic and challenging health issues with Ayurvedic Medicine combined with Modern Nutrition.

She holds a decade long experience in Ayurveda being trained as an Ayurvedic MD  along with training in Holistic Nutrition and is on a mission to educate and empower women take charge of their health. She has been actively involved in bringing Ayurveda to the mainstream through various talks, seminars, workshops, and conferences. She has served as the past President of the non-profit Ayurveda Association of Canada for over 2 years to support the growth of Ayurveda in Canada. She has been awarded the Charaka Award 2016 for excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America for her contribution to Ayurveda in North America. You can learn more about here at www.manjirinadkarni.com
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Kate Pieper, LMFT

TOPIC: Resilience from the Front Lines

Kate Pieper LMFT is a licensed therapist, consultant and speaker. She specializes in working with first responder couples and individuals. Kate has 1 husband of 33 years, 4 children and 2 amazing grandchildren. She has dedicated her life to growing in love, abundance and success and inspiring others to do likewise.

Kate’s family members have been through a head injury and coma, thousands of seizures, multiple car accidents, heart attacks, and breast cancer. Kate helps other women to discover what rising above the trauma means.

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Jody Pittner, ATR-BC, LPCC

TOPIC: Why Creating in a Crisis is Courageous 

Jody Pittner is the Creator of The Truly Connected Institute, a space for makers, manifestors, healers, change agents, and entrepreneurs who are ready to up-level creative abundance and learn how to fuel their life and business with the power of feminine wisdom!

It is Jody's mission to use her creativity to alleviate suffering and empower people to create change.

She has been an artist for over 35 years and has experienced ebbs and flows, even periods of complete creative blocks. She's been an entrepreneur since her first failed attempt at a handmade teddy bear business when she was 19. She's done freelance strategic marketing, taught art classes, created a community garden, and eventually reinvented her career at the age of 40!

After getting her Master of Art in Counseling and Art Therapy in 2014, she worked long, grueling hours in 2 large hospitals. The demands of family and the reality of burn out led her to start my own small private practice. 

Now a few years in, she had found herself on a much deeper entrepreneurial journey. What she is learning as a entrepreneur is colliding with what she knows to be true as an artist and spiritual sojourner. The result? The Truly Connected Institute!


Up-level Your Creative Abundance:  www.uplevelcreativeabundance.com

Create & Cope YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkfIzM_KMnKhYrpfQfOujNg?view_as=subscriber

Silver Like the Moon: www.silverlikethemoon.com

My Private Practice Truly Connected Counseling www.trulyconnectedcounseling.com

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Jennifer Ponce, MSW

TOPIC: Help & Advocating against against Abuse of All Kinds

This is a MUST watch for anyone (moms, women, men, girls, boys, etc) about what a healthy relationship should look like. 

Jennifer Ponce, MSW, CHES, Prevention & Education Manager

Jennifer Ponce is the prevention education manager with Laura’s House, a nonprofit that offers
education and comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors in Orange County, Calif.
She obtained her Master of Social Work from Boston University and is a Certified Health
Education Specialist. For the last 15 years Jennifer has implemented community outreach and education programs internationally and domestically. She is passionate about social welfare and providing education and resources to disadvantaged communities and victims of violence.
Jennifer has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships Today (H.E.A.RT.), an effective teen dating violence prevention program, and
has also developed other successful prevention programs addressing intimate partner violence, inclusivity, healthy masculinity, and restorative justice practices. Jennifer has been featured as a guest expert on “The Doctors”, talk radio, as well as in The Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register. Jennifer is a highly sought expert on the topic of intimate partner violence and
is frequently a guest lecturer at high schools, colleges and universities, and a guest speaker at national conferences.


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Abbee Rocha 


Founder of Lovely Girl 

Blog, YouTube channel & Instagram 

I am Abbee Rocha, I am originally from Liverpool, England, and I now live in San Diego California. I am a personal development content creator. I write ebooks, I have my own product shop and I empower women daily across my many social channels.

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Lynn Brown Rosenberg

TOPIC: My Sexual Awakening at 70

Lynn Brown Rosenberg is the author of MY SEXUAL AWAKENING AT 70, a memoir about seeking sexual freedom after growing up in a repressive home environment   It is available in paperback and eBook, and an audio book will be available soon.  She has written articles for SALON, The Sunday Times of London, The Los Angeles Jewish Journal and others.  She has spoken at the MENSA Annual Gathering in San Diego, California, and is currently working on her third crime novel.  Writing is her passion and her joy.

 Phone:  (562) 989-5349
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Dr. Julie Sarton 

TOPIC: How to Heal ( and avoid) Painful Sex 

Dr. Julie Sarton is among the nation’s foremost experts on the pelvic floor. She founded Sarton Physical Therapy (known as pelvichealing on Instagram) in 2011 with the vision to provide hope and healing to her patients, with the best possible staff and evidence-based treatment. The clinic has grown rapidly with 3 locations throughout Orange County treating patients from across the country and even internationally. Dr. Sarton was in the very first class of physical therapists to be board-certified, and has more than 20 years of experience in the field, successfully treating thousands of complex patients.

Through the years, Julie has had the opportunity to work closely with many of the nation’s prominent physicians and physical therapists in pelvic floor dysfunction. She has lectured professionally at UC Irvine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Loma Linda University, The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Society for Urodynamics and Urology and the American Urogynecologic Society.

Dr. Sarton earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and was awarded her doctorate from Creighton University in 1996 as part of the nation’s first doctorate program in physical therapy.

A published author, Julie’s work has appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Sexual Medicine, The Female Patient, and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2006, she was honored with the “Rising Star in Medicine” Award from Women Sage. Considered an expert in pelvic pain, she has been featured on The Discovery Health Channel’s Berman and Berman show and in the Orange County Register.

Dr. Sarton co-founded the Pelvic Floor Sexual Medicine conference, bringing together practitioners from Southern California who treat pelvic floor disorders. Julie is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, The American Physical Therapy Association, The American Urogynecologic Society and the National Vulvodynia Association.

Her most recent venture is the formation of the Pelvic Education Alliance. A continuing education resource for physical therapists nationally with a unique approach that blends classic pelvic floor assessment and treatment with an orthopedic manual therapy model.

Julie lives in Orange County with her husband Kyle (also a physical therapist) and their two children, Noah and Kylie.




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Emily Sauer, Inventor, Founder, CEO OhNut

TOPIC: Starting the Conversation: The Reality of Painful Intercourse

Invented out of Necessity. People are always hesitant to ask me why I created Ohnut. Because I needed it! I always assumed sex was supposed to be painful sometimes, so for years I worked around it and never spoke up… until finally the physical discomfort from sex made me feel like a failure—to myself and my partner. So when I came up with the crazy idea to put a pink frosted donut on a penis... everything changed.  I experienced not only physical relief but an emotional upheaval. I finally realized that it wasn’t my fault. 



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Jane Silverstein, CEO Soul Source Therapeutics 

TOPIC: Tools for helping with pelvic health 

Life took an interesting and wonderful turn when I purchased Soul Source Therapeutic Devices from my family in 2013. After 33 years of running the sales and marketing department of the security company that I co-owned with my husband, it was now my turn. Here I was, in my 50’s, and finally in my dream career.  It was time to focus on my passion, women’s health and my new company,  Soul Source Therapeutic Devices which manufactures vaginal dilators here in the USA.

Today I am  thrilled to be helping women regain and maintain their sexual health worldwide, with distributors located in the United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. In addition I have a strong commitment to helping underserved women in Africa and  I donate vaginal dilators to nonprofit organizations serving fistula patients. I t is my honor to help this population in Africa as well as an organization (Clitoraid)  that performs surgical repair on women that have experienced  genital mutilation.  

 In addition we support the health needs of the transgender community by manufacturing a dilator designed specifically for this population.

I  currently live in Los Angeles with my husband of 38 years and our big mutt , Harvey. Although I left New York over 40 years ago the New Yorker in  me is strong and I continue to sound “like I just got off the boat”.  I am the proud mother of 2 sons  and soon to have an official daughter in law.

Our Mission

Soul Source Therapeutic Devices is dedicated to helping women maintain and regain their sexual health. We specialize in producing high quality vaginal dilators, using premium materials manufactured in the U.S.

Soul Source Therapeutic Devices, Inc.

[email protected]



Phone (818) 574-0078

Toll-Free (888) 325-5870

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Boonie Sripom

Topic: What It's like to be a Highly Sensitive Person or Neuro-diverse (ADHD, Autistic, etc)

Boonie Sripom is a therapy-informed Life Coach for Creative, Gifted, and Highly Sensitive People. Her background includes art, early education, college counseling, and psychology. She believes education is the great equalizer, and that people can reach their potentials when supported to learn through strength-based approaches. Boonie creates content on YouTube & Quora on typology systems like Myers Briggs and Enneagram. She loves helping people see their world through an archetypal and playful lens. She has a special place in her heart for gamers, neurodiverse, and misunderstood people. As a sensitive extrovert, she knows that labels can be limiting and misperceived. Each person has a unique journey of self-discovery to live, even if it not the traditional path. 

Boonie is a dog mom to a sweet girl YipYip, a Doberman-Heeler pup. She loves succulents and contemplating life while gardening. In her free time, she makes drawings related to nature and childhood. Her favorite games are World of Warcraft, Age of Empires, Stardew Valley, and Minecraft. She is currently playing Fortnite, Roblox, and Magic the Gathering Arena. 

Boonie Sripom
Life Coach for Highly Sensitive, Gifted, & Creative People. 
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Dr. Patricia Ann Wallace


Dr. Patricia Ann Wallace is Board Certified in Gynecology and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Mission Hospital, Director of Pelvic Health and Wellness for the Women’s and Infants Institute at Mission Hospital and a Member of the Executive Committee for Women’s and Infants Department at Mission Hospital. Dr. Wallace is dedicated to the restoration of total pelvic health and quality of life in women. She specializes comprehensive and integrative treatment of menopause and sexual health and bio-identical hormone therapy, including BioTE pellet HRT. She has special interests in post-
cancer feminine health and postpartum pelvic floor health. She is a certified yoga instructor and specifically trained in yoga for cancer recovery. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of urinary and anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic conditions of the bladder, such as Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder
Syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections, overactive bladder. She is a certified Da Vinci Robotic surgeon for the minimally invasive treatment for advanced pelvic organ prolapse and a provider of InterStim sacral nerve neuromodulation for the treatment of overactive bladder and urge incontinence and fecal incontinence. She is a key opinion leader for ThermiVa- a radiofrequency treatment for pelvic and sexual wellness and Bonafide- herbal supplements for women’s wellness.

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