Meet your Host

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Stephanie Goodman is a Holistic Plant Based Nutritionist and Founder of The Plant Based+ Method. She holds a B.S. in Exercise & Health Science from University of Massachusetts and coaching certifications from WellCoaches, and the T. Colin Campbell Centers for Nutrition. Prior to becoming a Plant Based Nutritionist Stephanie spent twelve years in financial services. She began her wellness journey, lost over 70 pounds, overcame addiction, and got fit for good. Her passion is helping moms get healthy and lose weight for good without gimmicks or fads. When she is not working you can find her exercising or baking, because balance.

Meet your Speakers

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Chef AJ Calorie Density

Chef AJ is a culinary instructor in Los Angeles who has followed a plant-based diet for more than thirty years. She is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight.

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Shannon Leparski Eating For Your Cycle

Shannon Leparski is a Certified Hormone Specialist and the founder, photographer and wellness blogger behind The Glowing Fridge blog where she promotes a plant-based vegan lifestyle. Her mission is to combat hormone imbalance and advocate for women's health. She's also studying to become a Integrative Health Practitioner (the IHP program from Dr. Cabral) to help women dig deeper and find the root causes to their health concerns. Shannon studied Health, Nutrition and Fitness at Purdue University and lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and chihuahua!


Whitney Miner Faith, Fasting, and Plants

When she’s not in the kitchen cooking up new vegan recipes, coaching clients, leading workshops or teaching yoga classes, Whitney enjoys spending time with her two daughters, family and friends.

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Dr. Qadira Ali Huff Your Health Begins With Your Kids

Dr. Qadira Ali Huff, MD, MPH, FAAP, DipABLM is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, plant-based advocate and mom.  Dr. Huff practices as a primary care pediatrician in Washington, DC, and is the founder of Sprouting Wellness, PLLC, a virtual lifestyle medicine platform for families.  She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (M.D.) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (M.P.H.) with a focus on food systems, equity, and health disparities. Dr. Huff completed pediatrics residency at Children’s National Hospital with a training focus on underserved populations and health disparities.  She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.  


Dr. Huff frequently serves as a public health and lifestyle medicine expert advisor to communities, organizations, and industry. Dr. Huff is an active member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She  also serves as a member of the Prince George's County Food Equity Council in Maryland.  In 2019, she founded the Hyattsville, MD chapter of Walk With A Doc. In her free time, she enjoys exploring delicious plant-based foods while traveling, cooking new plant-based recipes, and riding her Peloton bike.

Dr. Judy Brangman From Surviving To Thriving

Dr. Judy Brangman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician. Dr. Brangman obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University/Vidant Hospital. She is certified in Lifestyle Medicine by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and holds a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Brangman is the CEO and founder of Newell Health, a lifestyle medicine practice, where she offers virtual consultations in addition to wellness programs. Dr. Brangman also works as a hospitalist in the Raleigh area. Dr. Brangman is known on social media as The Plant Based MD and has been plant based for over 6 years. Dr. Brangman’s goal is to inspire others to be the best version of themselves inside and out so they can walk in their God given purpose. She believes that in order to fully live the life you were intended to live on this earth, you need to be in good health (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). She is originally from Bermuda and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

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Alison Tierney Eating To Beat Cancer

Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO created Wholesome LLC to spread the power of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to combat chronic disease. As a board-certified registered dietitian specializing in oncology, Alison focuses on evidence-based nutrition to educate and empower individuals to take health into their own hands not only after diagnosis but before. Using plant-based nutrition and a focus on whole-person health, Alison also overcame her own health struggles, including infertility and PCOS. Now, she is on a mission to foster a community dedicated to the prevention and management of chronic disease through individual and group nutrition coaching, wellness seminars, and online courses. Join Wholesome to get back to the powerful basics of food as medicine!

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Ginamarie Suarez Managing Cravings

She runs individual and group coaching programs as well as online courses to guide and teach others on how to incorporate more whole natural foods into their diet. Gina combines her integrative nutrition coaching services with tropical wellness retreats on her home island of Puerto Rico and also educates people on the use of essential oils as natural solutions for health and wellbeing.


Jane Elizabeth Sustainable Weight Loss

Jane Elizabeth is a life/fitness coach, athlete, author, and motivational speaker who empowers people to find their inner Badass. Once an obese, struggling asthmatic, Jane knew she needed to change her life to be a good role model for her daughter. Over the course of 18 months she lost 85 pounds, healed from chronic asthma, and gained a whole new life. Using her own transformation story as a platform of hope, she inspires others to take care of the animals and the planet by taking care of themselves. Jane’s transformation story has been featured in Forks Over Knives magazine, Fox News, and several podcasts. She is also a guest chef on the vegan cooking show New Day New Chef.

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Siddheshwari Devi Raw Vegan

Beyond weight balance and vibrant health, I believe raw vegan nutrition has a profound impact on our mood, our consciousness and our ability to actualize our innate peak potential. It is also fundamental to creating paradise on Earth. Join me in living the High Vibe Life!

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Cheri Alberts Ending Food Addiction; Beating Cravings

Cheri Alberts is the founder of the wildly popular YouTube channel The Watering Mouth. She is also a successful wellness and weight-loss coach, specializing in the Eat to Live lifestyle and food cravings/addiction. She has helped many thousands of people incorporate delicious, high-nutrient eating to reach their goals of fast and sustainable weight-loss, satisfaction with their healthy eating, and longevity. As a former food addict, she has reversed her own constant cycles of binge eating, hoarding food and yo-yo dieting in her own life, and now shares her passion and knowledge to help others lose the weight, Eat to Live and love it...for the rest of their lives.


Lisa A. Smith, MBA Sugar Is A Narcotic

Lisa A. Smith is a serial entrepreneur, health and wellness subject matter expert, nutritionist and professional speaker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a masters in business administration. She is certified in plant based nutrition, the executive director of the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, the author of The Plant Based Foodie and creator of the signature P.H.A.R.M. TO TABLE plant based course. Lisa is a highly sought after speaker and presenter on plant-based nutrition, wholistic health and entrepreneurship who epitomizes what it means to be a passionate community leader.


Bre’Ana Deen Losing Weight For The Last Time

Bre'Ana, known as FlavorfullyFit, has lost over 60 pounds so far on a plant-based diet. After losing and then regaining a significant amount of weight 2 times in the last 10 years, she has been determined to lose the weight for good by approaching weight loss with a focus on health and sustainability. After gaining 50 pounds and dealing with health issues including IBS and PCOS, she decided to go vegan in 2018 and has been on a journey to relearn everything she thought she knew about health, nutrition and weight loss. She shares her journey and what she's learning about health, nutrition, weight loss and plant-based cooking on Instagram and on her blog.

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Naomi Green "NOCEBO EFFECT" Limiting Your Weight Loss Success

Vegan Coach Naomi Green is a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Plant-Based Nutrition Educator who is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Naomi specializes in helping women adopt a whole food plant-based no-oil lifestyle for serious weight loss and measurable health results. She has been coaching private clients in their kitchens and running an insanely successful online 12-Week Whole Food Plant-Based No-Oil PlantPower Women's Group Weight Loss Program, the PlantPower Preppers Club online plant-based live cooking membership group and a free global online Facebook support group, "The Plant-Empowered Woman" for those going vegan for health. Naomi also presents cooking workshops and demos, cooking parties and corporate wellness program events around the Tampa Bay Area since recovering from breast cancer treatment in 2014 and she credits going vegan with her health, healing and her happiness.


Debbie Movsesian Reversing Diabetes

Debbie Movsesian is a physician assistant and health coach. She
graduated from the University of Michigan and attended PA
school at George Washington University. She has many years of
experience treating cardiac patients. Her passion is health
promotion and disease prevention and treating the root cause of
disease. This passion led her to start coaching as she believes it
is the education plus close support and accountability that truly
inspires long lasting health.
She believes we all have the power to live a life free of chronic
disease without relying on medications. Debbie is passionate
about helping people unleash that power through a
multidisciplinary approach centered around whole food, plant
based-nutrition. Her simple, tasty way of eating is easy to make a
healthy habit and proven to prevent and even reverse common
illnesses. Unlike medications, which only treat symptoms,
Debbie’s method, which incorporates food and other lifestyle
strategies, gets to the root cause of disease, causing lasting
transformations in people’s health and wellbeing.
Debbie currently lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and 2
daughters. She enjoys hiking, traveling, watching beautiful
sunsets and deepening her personal development. She continues
to motivate her own family to make healthy choices to cancer
proof their bodies, create heart healthy habits and keep their
minds sharp.


Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster Raising Intuitive Eaters

Her book is called “A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy”. You can find out more about Dr. Yami at:

Heather Carvey Cut The Keto Crap!

Heather Carvey is a Certified Holistic Plant Based Nutritionist and Health Coach specializing in sustainable weight loss for women. A momma of 2 tiny humans and vegan since 2017, she has overcome her own struggle with adrenal fatigue, lost over 35 pounds, helped her former partner lose over 150 pounds, and countless other women get on track to their health goals. She is dedicated and passionate about incorporating a holistic approach to health and kicking diet culture to the curb.


Aimbriel Lasley Vegan Breastfeeding

An Indiana native that loves all things vegan! A wellness educator for the community and lactation consultant is a powerful combo to decrease black maternal and infant mortality along with sustained healthy living. Aimbriel strives to make veganism a lifestyle that welcomes all and shows how small steps can make a big difference. You will oftentimes find her trying to vegan products, cooking with her kids, exercising and enjoying life.

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Toni Okamoto Plant Based On A Budget

Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also author of the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto’s work has been profiled by NBC News, Parade Magazine, and she’s a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she’s not cooking up a plant-based storm, she’s spending time with her husband and their rescued dog in Sacramento, CA.


Liana Francisco Making Plant Based Easy With A System

Liana Francisco is a Plant-Based Lifestyle Coach who specializes in helping working moms start and love their plant-based diets in just 6 weeks.

With a diverse background as a former management consultant, business executive, and vegan restaurant owner, Liana understands the challenges of busy working moms. She loves helping them crack the code so they can finally win their plant-based life.

Liana lives in Olympia, WA with her husband and three year old son.

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Katy Malkin How To Get Back On Track

Katy can help you to lose weight the plant-based way, so you can regain that body confidence and be healthy inside out. No fad diets, no calorie counting, just easy and enjoyable family meals.

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Diane Smith Busting Meal Planning Myths

For the past ten years, cookbook author, Food Over Medicine instructor, and certified plant-based nutrition expert, Diane Smith has been helping people regain their health by eating a whole-food, plant-based diet. Her website,, offers over 200 recipes and science-backed articles to help people make the transition with ease.

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