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Keynote Celebrity Presenter:

Rosie Mercado
Young Living Rosie Mercado Young Living Essential Oils presented panel discussion on Saturday “Wellness in Diverse Communities” will be hosted by television personality and life coach Rosie Mercado! Rosie will additionally be available for a Meet & Greet and Photos after her presentation in the Young Living Essential Oils booth #110

Television star Rosie Mercado is capturing hearts and imaginations across the globe with her compelling story, electric persona and breathtaking beauty. She is an expert Life Coach on a powerful new talk show called Face the Truth. Produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions, Face the Truth is a traditional talk show that deals with conflict and provides people with a usable takeaway. A proud, bilingual Latina, Rosie is a true crossover star who also guest-hosts and is a correspondent on leading Spanish-language networks, Telemundo and Univision, as well as on the Emmy-award winning Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors.

In fall 2019, Rosie’s story will be told to a worldwide audience through the publication of her memoir in both English and Spanish by Harper One and Harper Espanol. The journey of her 240-pound weight loss and life transformation into a prominent voice for women’s empowerment has been featured in leading media such as Cosmopolitan, People, Tiempo, Daily Mail and the New York Post.

She sees her calling as advocating for people who are marginalized, transforming societal norms so that all are valued and accepted.

Named one of the “Top 6 Latinas You Should Know” by Univision and Latina Magazine, Rosie is an exciting new star.

Keynote Presenter:
Charity Lynette
Young Living Charity Curvy Chick Fitness was created by Charity Lynette. Most of Charity Lynette's life she was overweight and although playing High School and college Basketball, she still struggled with her weight. The turning point in her life was the surprising loss of her mom due to unhealthy living. Fueling her choice to start a healthier lifestyle and with her mother in mind, she dedicated her life to helping others do the same, losing over 110 pounds in the process. Since then she has continued to work within Hospitals and Health fares nationally to teach women that although they all have curves, healthy curves is what she wants us to keep in mind. As a Plus Size Model and Fitness Instructor Charity went through her challenges explaining to those who didn't understand how a Plus Size women could teach Fitness, the answer was simply “We all have different body types, but as long as we are eating right and exercising, the body will take its course."

Charity Lynette has been featured in such diverse media outlets as AMNY, NY Daily News, Black Enterprise,, Hip Hop Weekly (7x), First For Women, Full Blossom Magazine, Centric TV, Abigael Magazine,, Society of Curves,, Entertainment Scoop, Boston Fitness Magazine, healthy-hue, 1966 Mag, Skinny Minority Blog, Your Tango, Stylish Curves and more.

Charity recently joined the pop icon Chilli of TLC for the global It's Your Body Challenge, which can be viewed here.

Also, Underscoring her ongoing commitment to community health, celebrity fitness instructor Charity Lynette currently is teaming up with Jack Rabbit Stores and special celebrity guest for "A Healthy Heart NY". It's a series of running events around the city, to encourage better cardiovascular health among all New Yorkers, which gives the community a chance to run with celebrities. To date we had Super Bowl XLVII champion, Bernard Pierce currently of the Denver Broncos, Love & Hip Hop NY star Sofi Green, Superbowl Champ Denver Broncos Brandon Marshall and Samantha Wallace of Love & Hip Hop NY

Ed Dailey, RN, E500-RYT, RNPA, Senior Global Educator for Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Ed Daily Ed Dailey has been a nurse for more than 20 years and worked in several clinical settings, including psychiatry, post-surgical, oncology, HIV medicine, and the operating room. He is a graduate and faculty member of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program, offered by the Urban Zen Foundation, and spent 18 months implementing yoga therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Ed implemented two Integrative therapy programs at Uconn Health Center and Sacred Heart hospital in Destin, Florida. Ed has been part of the education team at Young Living since 2011 but took a full-time position as a Senior Global Trainer in April 2015.

Ed is passionate about teaching members the self care skills to create better healthcare. He has been instrumental in helping to develop new programs and inspire members at Young Living.

Featured Presenters:

Paula Branson, Dir. of Education at Living Foods Institute
Paula Branson National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach; American College of Lifestyle Medicine -Taskforce member for developing certification requirements for Lifestyle Medicine programs; Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition - Center for Nutrition Studies ECornell; Board of Direct-T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. Certified Health Educator; Certified Instructor of the Science of Raw Food; Certified Raw Food Chef Instructor; Board of Advisors PlantPure Communities; Juris Doctorate

Joe Esposito DC, LD, BS
Joe Esposito Dr. Joe Esposito DC, LD, BS has lectured throughout the country and internationally to hundreds of companies and organizations. He has hosted several TV health programs and currently hosts “Health Talk Atlanta” which broadcasts every Saturday at 10:00 AM on WGUN 1010 AM. He is also the author of “Eating Right For The Health Of It!” as well as the inventor of “Essential Source” whole food supplements. Most importantly, he is a practicing Chiropractor and Licensed Dietitian who has helped more than tens of thousands of people overcome their health challenges. For More information about Dr. Esposito, please visit his website at

Dr. Toni Galardi
Joe Esposito Dr. Toni Galardi is a licensed psychotherapist, career coach, professional speaker, advice columnist and author of The LifeQuake Phenomenon: How To Thrive (Not Just Survive) During Times of Personal and Global Upheaval. Through the seven steps of The LifeQuake Method, Dr. Galardi has assisted millions of people who are seeking to transform their fear of change during crisis driven transitions into a joyous, purposeful life. Dr. Toni has worked with organizations as diverse as Xerox Corp, Auto Desk, and British Petroleum. She has also been a guest expert on career change for a wide range of regional, national and international media outlets, including Good Day LA, FOX NEWS, ABC, AOL, Health Magazine, and The New York Post as well as a monthly advice column called Ask the LifeQuake Doctor for Counselor Magazine. A passion for teaching, she currently runs Zoom classes and one on one coaching over the internet on career repurposing and the Mediterranean approach to running your own prosperous business she calls The Abbondanza Method (Italian for abundance).

Geoff Melcher, Vice President of East Park Research
Geoff Melcher Geoff has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Masters in Biomechanics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has previously held director and management positions and currently serves on the Board of Directors for East Park Research, Inc. After overseeing projects, business plans and financial activities Geoff decided to use his knowledge and experience in the expansion of East Park Research’s products in the nutritional market both domestic and international. He is working closely with a group of professionals in developing products using the health promoting properties of d-Lenolate and other natural ingredients; documenting the benefits against every disease.

Dr. Simon Portee, MD
Dr. Simon Portee Dr. Simon Eugene Portee MD, is a primary care physician in Atlanta, GA who practices internal medicine and emergency medicine in Decatur and Greensboro Georgia. Dr. Portee graduated with an MD 28 years ago from Albany Medical College, and has been living and practicing medicine in the Atlanta area ever since. Dr. Simon Portee has been the National Health Care Center Medical Director for over three years. National Health Care Center brings access to primary care, specialty care, diagnostics and procedures to a convenient Stockbridge and Atlanta GA locations. NHCC multi-specialty outpatient center not only offers leading-edge medicine, but we’re pioneering new ways to make getting care more convenient. We believe Early Detection and Innovative Treatment Options will save Lives.

Eric Zielinski, DC
Eric Zielinski ERIC ZIELINSKI, DC is the author of the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils. Dr. Z has pioneered natural living and biblical health education since 2003. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher, and chiropractor, Dr. Z started in 2014 with his wife, Sabrina Ann, to help people learn how to safely and effectively use natural remedies such as essential oils. Now visited by more than six million natural health seekers every year, has rapidly become the number one online source for biblical health and non-branded essential oils education.

Sabrina Ann Zielinski
Sabrina Ann Zielinski SABRINA ANN ZIELINSKI is a certified group fitness and martial arts instructor, health coach, lactation consultant, and a natural health guru. The mastermind behind the allergy-friendly food recipes and do-it-yourself remedies featured on their website, she’s known as “Mama Z” to many fellow moms who are looking for natural ways to care for their families.

Presenters on the Healthy Cooking Stage:

Dr. Natasha Brewley - Chef Beee
Dr. Natasha Brewley - Chef Beee Dr. Natasha Brewley, better known as Chef Beee of Essentially Chef Beee| Nyansapo Wellness Institute, Inc. is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Author of the recipe book "Let Plants Nourish You". The mission of Nyansapo Wellness Institute is to promote wellness through a plant based diet and to educate individuals and communities to make healthy food and lifestyle choices that find difficulty making these changes on their own. She studied raw food preparation at the Living Foods Institute in Atlanta and gained her certification as a integrative nutrition health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. During her training, she was exposed to over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world's top health and wellness experts. She is currently working on a second health coaching certification through Legacy Holistic Health Institute. Chef Beee strives to help people transition to a plant-based diet by showing individuals how easy it is to prepare healthy meals by offering food preparation and demonstration classes.

Carla DeRosa, Wellness RAWx Star
Carla DeRosa Carla DeRosa, M.A. is a Certified Food Medicine Educator, RAWx Foods Instructor and Kemetic Yoga Instructor. Carla lost 60 lbs. of waste and toxins then regained vitality and energy with healing food. Now, her raw and healing food events, products and services introduces nutrition, holistic medicine and fitness to health seekers from all over the world. Carla is featured speaker for breast health conferences, wellness screenings, schools, urban farms and many more. “I am passionate about creating easy, tasty real food recipes that help bridge the gap between our comfort foods and food that fuel health and wellness.” Carla is committed to helping people expand their awareness of nutrition and health by sharing the benefits of living and healing foods. Learn about Nourish Wellness Retreats – All-Inclusive Healing Retreats at Visit , email or call 770-413-9046 for more information.

Chef Duece Osanyin
Chef Deuce A native of Los Angeles, California, Chef Duece Osanyin began his health and wellness journey attending “ The Institute Of Integrative Nutrition” in New York City. He decided to further his endeavors in Culinary Arts under the guidance of internships with Celebrity Chef Lauren Von Dor Pool and Raw Food Guru Dr. Aris Latham. Duece is currently the Executive Chef at Tassilis Raw Reality Cafe and has a Vegan Fine Dining catering company “Cosmic Cuisine”. Chef Duece lives by the motto that “Art Is Food & Food is Art”.

Chef Sonali Sadequee
ChefSonaliSadequee.jpg Sonali is passionate about educating and supporting busy individuals in their journey towards achieving and sustaining wholeness while creating healthy relationships to themselves and the world around them. She is professionally trained in the art of safe conversations, alkaline foods, alignement-based yoga, & energy meditation. She is a certified trauma-informed-alignment-based Purna yoga teacher, certified by the College of Purna Yoga. When it comes to nutrition, Sonali specializes in coaching busy professionals, community organizers, and survivors of trauma find effective ways to sustain healthy lifestyle habits while addressing chronic illness such as diabetes, weight gain, HBP, and high cholesterol.

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