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Meet The Experts

Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD (Dr. Sharon)

Founder  & CEO “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD is an energetic and engaging speaker, author, health educator/physician and health strategist/consultant. Dr. Allison- Ottey serves as Executive Director of The COSHAR Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on impacting the health of […]

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Keith R. Harley, Jr, Celebrity Hair Stylist and Trichologist

The Protector of the Crown

Keith R. Harley, Jr is a style icon!  With a 25 year multifaceted career in the beauty industry he is one of the country’s leading experts in the care and treatment of hair. He is the owner and operator of the Keith Harley Hair and Scalp Clinic.  A highly skilled and trained trichologist, he brings a great depth of knowledge to the preservation and nurturing of hair while also being a master stylist. Often termed the “Hair Doctor”,  Keith R. Harley has created an organization that is committed to the treatment of the hair and disorders of the scalp as well as keeping clients knowledgeable of maintaining their hair and scalp on a daily basis.

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Kym Lee, Celebrity Makeup Artist

The Artist Extraordinaire

An internationally renowned celebrity makeup artist, Kym Lee is synonymous with creativity and innovation; she has been painting beautiful faces for over 20 years. Kym Lee is a native Washingtonian who graduated from Bowie State University with honors. Upon graduation, Kym attended Georgetown Law School in hopes of being a top entertainment lawyer.

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Wendy Bryant Gow, Image Consultant & Stylist

The Image Creator and Refiner

International image consultant, wardrobe stylist, and professional organizer, Wendy Bryant Gow has over 30 years of experience in the image and fashion industry. Heading to NYC and then Atlanta in the early 80’s, Wendy began building the foundation for Lily Winston with careers in sales education and public relations with the Lauder Corporation , as a ready-to-wear buyer with Abraham and Straus, runway modeling, and as a personal stylist.

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MacArthur (Mac) James, Certified Personal Trainer

Mac James

The Motivator

Mac Arthur James, “Mac”, is committed to meeting his clients where they are and pushing them to their next level of fitness. Mac works with clients from all walks of life. He trains numerous NFL and NBA athletes like Brian Westbrook, San Fransico 49ers, Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals, Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens, Visanthe Shaincoe Minnesota Vikings, but is just as passionate about his everyday clients. He has one goal in mind with each and every one of his clients, working with them to achieve and maintain THEIR optimum fitness. He focuses on training that is safe, healthy, and maintainable; without the use of “quick fixes” and gimmicks.

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Tiara V. Butler

The Fitness DIVA

Tiara Victoria Butler is a leading fitness and wellness expert who has spent decades perfecting her craft and pushing the limits of creatively motivating clients to live a healthier life. This dynamic professional is the Chief Executive Officer/Owner of Remnant Training LLC, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is successful in the industry of Health & Fitness and has built and maintained a reputation of providing excellence and personalized motivation to her private clients who have ranged from individuals with little exposure to fitness/exercise to professional and college athletes.

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Sherra´ M. White, Ph.D, Psychotherapist

The Keeper of the Mind

Sherra´ M. White, Ph.D., is a motivational speaker and advocate who openly talks about her journey to becoming a survivor of sexual assault, and motivates others to overcoming their own journeys of trauma and obstacles. Dr. White is currently an Assistant Professor at Pfeiffer University Professor in Marriage & Family Therapy and the Coordinator of the Human Relations program and Substance Abuse Track with Pfeiffer University’s Charlotte campus, and an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University and previously for East Carolina University and Craven Community College. She holds a B.S. in School Health Education with a concentration in Science Education, M.S. in Clinical Counseling & Substance Abuse, M.A.Ed. in Health Education, with and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration from East Carolina University. Dr. White is a Substance Abuse approved Supervisor (CCS-I), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

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Lubrina E. Bryant, DPM

Lubrina E. Bryant, DPM

The Protector of the Feet

“Every long standing structure must first have a strong foundation. Your feet are your foundation!” Dr. Lubrina E. Bryant is a specialist who practices podiatric medicine on the Leg, Ankle and Foot. As a podiatrist her main goal is to improve the overall health of every patient’s lower extremity. She is also committed to educating both the public and individual patients on foot health and wellness. Dr. Bryant believes that a proper fitting supportive shoe is the key to preventing unnecessary deformities and footproblems.

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Jennell Nelson-Outerbridge, MD

Dr. Jennell Nelson-Outerbridge

The Skin Examiner and Refiner

Jennell Nelson-Outerbridge, MD is a medical dermatologist and skin surgeonnserving pediatric and adult patients in the Northern Virginia area for the past fourteen years. She is the founder of Nelson Dermatology, a practice notable for its emphasis on skin care for all skin types. Serving the entire community is an important focus, and her practice is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Shila Yazdani, DDS

The Profector of the Smile

The epitome of expertise, compassion and beauty; Dr. Shila Yazdani is an outstanding dentist and member of the “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” team. Many patients from the DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Alexandria and surrounding areas choose cosmetic and neuromuscular dentist Shila Yazdani, D.D.S. because of her top-notch training and experience in cosmetic dentistry including implant dentistry.

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Rosalyn Green, PhD, Psychologist

Rosslyn Green

The Barrier Eliminator

Rosalyn V. Green, Ph.D., is a captivating speaker who reaches the heart of her audiences and pushes them to their full potential. Dr. Green is currently an Associate Professor at Bowie State University and the Adjunct Professor at Capella University, The Union Institute, and previously for the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota and Bowie State University. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and M.S. in Special Education from Bowie State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Union Institute.

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Uchechi Wosu, MD, MPH


The Make it Plain Doc

DR. UCHECHI WOSU is a native Washingtonian and a practicing physician in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area. She obtained a dual MD/MPH degree from George Washington University and is also a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Medicine where she became a certified health coach. Dr. Wosu is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyle changes and decreasing the prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension in her community.

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Sharon Richmond

Sharon Richmond

DIVA Makeup Artist

Sharon Richmond is an internationally known make-up artist based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder and CEO of Rich Make-up Artist Inc. which offers services from glamour to gore. Richmond attended the Dudley Beauty College and was certified as a licensed Aesthetician in 1996. She also received a certificate of completion from the Complexion International Make-up School in Toronto, Canada in 2003 where she received training in character & special effects make-up for film and theatre, prosthetics and animatronics, photographic & period hairstyling, basic haircutting & wig making, fashion, photographic & straight make-up and studio production.

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Nikki Elaine Jones, DDS

Nikki E Jones

The Smile Beautifier

Kind, caring and professional are some of the attributes given for Dr. Nikki E. Jones. She has owned and operated Trinity Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Concord/Charlotte market since 2007. Her calm demeanor in the office has translated into loyalty and respect with both patients and staff. Some could say “it’s in her DNA” since the Salisbury, North Carolina native is following a rich dentistry legacy set forth by her father Dr. Clinton M. Jones and grandfather Dr. Lee Clarence Jones. Dr. Jones and her team promote oral health for the entire family and educate patients on achieving and maintaining beautiful smiles in a relaxing environment.

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Sheronette A. Cousins, MD

Sheronette Cousins

The Doctor of Woman Places

Dr. Sheronnette Cousins is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a well-respected physician who has a passion for providing quality and comprehensive care to her patients. A native of Jamaica; she came to the United States with her family and pursued her desire to become a doctor.

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Amanita Thomas

Amanita Thomas

Dean of BWIO Amanita Thomas was trained and certified by the Etiquette and Leadership Institute in Athens, GA, a leader in the children’s etiquette and leadership industry. She is qualified to deliver a curriculum that coincides with a growing trend of building self-confidence and character in today’s […]

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Octavia Cannon, DO

Octavia Cannon, DO

The Woman’s Doctor

Dr. Octavia Cannon, a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist has a passion for women’s health and inspires them daily! She is a co-owner of Arboretum Obstetrics and Gynecology in Charlotte, North Carolina which is a practice of three female physicians who have dedicated their lives to helping women through all of the phases of womanhood. Dr. Cannon appears on the weekly WCNC news segment, “Charlotte’s Professionals” and gives health advice to millions of viewers in a practical and informative manner.

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Patricia L. Turner, MD

Dr. Patricia L. Turner

The Precise Surgeon

Dr. Patricia L. Turner is the Director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She maintains her faculty status as an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she was most recently the program director for the general surgery residency, medical director of the UMMC Surgical Acute Care Unit, a member of the UMMC Medical Executive Committee, the UMMC Graduate Medical Education Committee, Vice-Chair of the UMMC Credentialing Committee, and chair of the UMMC Executive Infection Control Committee.

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Kimbra Bell, MD

Dr. Kimbra Bell

The Expert Internist

Dr. Bell has been on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and on faculty at the Northwestern University Medical School since 2000. Throughout her tenure at Northwestern, she has been a faculty/staff member in good standing.

Her involvement at Northwestern as well as in the greater Chicago community has been extensive. She has always found great satisfaction in teaching medical students and residents as well as using her talents to contribute to the community in which she lives.

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Sharleen St. Surin, MD

Dr. Sharleen St.Surin

The Perfector of the Skin

Dr. Sharleen St.Surin was born in New York City. She received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at Howard University. She pursued a career vaccine manufacturing and later, in pharmaceutical sales, at Merck and Co., Inc. Dr. St.Surin received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.

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Rosslyn Rowe, Hair Care Expert and Stylist

Rosslyn Rowe

The Hair Healer and Maintainer

Rosslyn C. Rowe, affectionately known as “Cookie” to friends and clients, uses her outstanding talent as a hairstylist and her business savvy as the owner of Salon 8227, LLC (formerly known as Alanni Hair Designs, Inc.) in Silver Spring, MD to minister to her clients and staff with a Christ-centered approach. This Washington, DC native considers Salon 8227 to be more than a salon. She has worked passionately to make it a safe space for people and a haven from the storms that we face in life.

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Emelia Cowans, Makeup Artist and Media Personality

Emelia “Me-Me” Cowans

The Canvas Aficionado

Emelia “Me-Me” Cowans is a professional makeup artist with more than 18 years of experience, having done makeup for notables including First Lady of Gospel Music, Pastor Shirley Caesar, former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Conner and Radio One/TV One Founder, Cathy Hughes and countless other clients. She is particularly focused on proper skincare, maintenance, the artistic use of makeup to conceal, enhance and improve a woman’s natural appearance. Ms. Cowans has extensive experience in cosmetology, has completed the extensive Make-up Artists Cosmetics training course and has taught techniques to cosmetology students.

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Tina Moore Brown

Tina Moore Brown

The Fitness Choreographer

Tina Moore Brown was born in Reidsville, NC and grew up dancing. Her parents enrolled her in Cindy Gill’s School of Dance at the age of eight and she quickly found out she was made to dance. After ten years of training, pageants, cheerleading competitions and dance recitals Tina knew dance would be a part of her life forever. Through dance she could express herself freely and get lost in the music. The feeling was like none other and she fell in love with her new past time. While in Reidsville, Tina danced with ABAWALA and accompanied the Reidsville High School chorus.

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The Experts

The “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” team has gathered the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields. These experts have the knowledge, expertise and the “WOW” factor to push our attendees to the next level in their lives. Our “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” experts don’t just speak about fashion, cosmetics/makeup, skincare, fitness, health/wellness or hair care; they MOTIVATE you to focus on the “Total You” and to live your BEST lives. Their dynamic and engaging presentations are filled with substance and flair.

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Marcus Geeter, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Author

Marcus Geeter

The Artisté and Author

Celebrity makeup artist Marcus Geeter has dedicated over twenty five years of his life traveling the world, making women and men look their best for magazine covers, editorials, national and international advertising campaigns, as well as television and film.

His artistry has graced the faces of Academy Award winners, HALLE BERRY and JENNIFER HUDSON.  He also worked with diverse clients from the worlds of entertainment and sports, such as ANITA BAKER, RINGO STARR, R. KELLY, USHER, TY PENNINGTON, MICHAEL JORDAN and SHAQUILLE O’NEAL.   Marcus has also worked with Olympic Gold Medalists BRIAN BOITANO, BONNIE BLAIR and KRISTY YAMAGUCHI.

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Victoria Holloway Barbosa, MD

Dr. Victoria Holloway Barbosa

The Nation’s Expert Dermatologist and Beauty Powerhouse

Dr. Victoria Holloway Barbosa is a board-certified physician, researcher and educator with a unique set of experiences and talents that bridge the fields of dermatology, science and the cosmetics industry.

Through Dermal Insights, Dr. Barbosa has advised several cosmetics companies and suppliers in the areas of business strategy, research and development, and market trends. This work stems naturally from her seven years as a cosmetics industry executive. As a former Vice President in Research & Development at L’Oreal, Dr. Barbosa built and directed the L’Oreal Institute for Ethnic Hair & Skin Research.

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Margaret Mitchell, DDS

Margaret Mitchell, D.D.S.

The Masterful Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Margaret Mitchell is a nationally renowned cosmetic and general dentist that has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. Originally from Elk Grove Village, IL, Dr. Mitchell got her start by opening her own practice immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Dental School in 1988. Dr. Mitchell’s patients often comment on her engaging and social personality, which allows them to go to the dentist without the anxiety traditionally associated with such a visit.

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Robert Ferguson, MS, CN, Nutritionist and Fitness Expert

The People’s Fat Loss Coach

Robert Ferguson, MS, CN is a nationally recognized voice of weight loss through healthy living, a motivational speaker, and physical conditioning and nutrition specialist who’s been recognized as The People’s Fat Loss Coach. A doctoral candidate in sports psychology, he holds certifications in personal training and performance nutrition. In addition to his work with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, he has been the top fat loss, nutritionist and conditioning coach for professional boxers on Showtime, HBO, ESPN, and “The Contender.”

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Germaine Williams, Aesthetician and Wellness Expert

Germaine Williams, Aesthetician and Massage Therapist

The Rejuvenator

Germaine Williams is highly respected celebrity makeup artist and aesthetician with over 17 years in clinical skincare.  She is the CEO and owner of The Red Bloom Wellness Spa located in Bethesda, Maryland.  Germaine has a passion for wellness and the connection between internal nourishment and its influence on the skin. She is committed to the health of the skin and assuring that it is treated as the valuable, but often temperamental organ that it is. She offers her clients a comprehensive approach which combines nutritional advice, dietary recommendations and personalized results oriented treatments. Her clients will attest that her approach results in flawless skin.

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Monica Barnett, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant

Monica Barnett, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant

The Finisher

Growing up in a stylish environment with family that was fully absorbed in everything fashionable, Monica acquired her passion and skill for detecting style at an early age. With over seven years of formal personal styling and image consulting experience, she has advised DC politicos, styled Chicago executives, worked with Miami professional athletes, and curated New York entrepreneurs. As founder/editor-in-chief of Blueprint for Style, Monica knows how to develop the right style – the conscious selectivity of elements that work in concert to create a curated image.

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Vonetta Dumas, Image Management Specialist

Vonetta Dumas

The Head to Toe Producer

As a very passionate, talented, ambitious Image Management Specialist Vonetta Dumas enjoys making people look and feel good about themselves. It’s no wonder this Cincinnati native is changing the dynamics of image management. She now resides in the DC Metro area; where she has worked hard building a credible reputation.

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Michael D. Perkinson, Fashion Stylist

Michael D. Perkinson, Fashion Stylist

The Finisher

The passion for fashion, attention to detail and a Masters in Business Administration all are the keys to Michael Perkinson’s success in assuring that his clients look their very best, no matter what the occasion. Michael D. Perkinson, MBA is the CEO/Sr. Wardrobe Stylist for Greater Image, LLC. Greater Image, LLC is a wardrobe consulting firm specializing in wardrobe planning/management, personal shopping, and closet audit/organization.

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April Francis, Fashion Expert

April Francis, Fashion Expert

The Fashion Stylist

April Francis knows fashion but more importantly she knows her clients.Following the 2008 launch of the Chicago-centric shopping and advice site, April has edited closets in Chicago and across the nation, helping transform her clients into the best versions of themselves.

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William “Bill” Lee

William “Bill” Lee, Professional Photographer with an Edge

The LensMan

William “Bill” Lee is a professional photographer with over a decade of experience. He picked up his first camera at 19 years old and hasn’t put it down since. Having had no formal training in photography, Bill spent most of his time teaching himself the technical aspects of the art during which his passion for portrait photography emerged. His images are ones that do not compromise the integrity of his clients but still have a bit of a twist. He considers his greatest strength the ability to put his clients at ease and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera.

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