imageedit_8_3922657158 Dr. Veirdre Ridgley Jackson

Leadership & Team Development
 Dr. Jackson is a veteran educator with  20 years of experience.  She is the Founder/ CEO of Living Strong Consulting, LLC. As the former Director for MELC Professional Development Dimensions, a regional training and consulting nonprofit, she impacted organizations in the area of education, organizational leadership and community collaboration. Her specific expertise is in the area of cultivating leaders, developing community partners, and implementing relationship-based programs that deeply impact people. She is an experienced keynote speaker who had the honor of presenting at the national 2016 SHE Leads Conference in Reading, PA. There, her trademark style of motivating others through her visual object lessons, comedic whit, and charismatic nature brought participants to their feet. Read More

imageedit_12_2734393071 Bertina Pelzer

Youth Development & Programming
 Bertina M. Pelzer is co-owner of Bold and Beautiful Salon in Downingtown, PA. She is also the creator and CEO of the non-profit organization FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Reason), a youth etiquette, self-esteem building, and goal setting program implemented in schools and churches. “Tina” takes pride in fostering the growth of others. As a volunteer coordinator/manager for the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for the last 10 years, she recruits, trains, and manages interested volunteers with the hope of adding value to their lives. Read More

Kym Ramsey

Business Practices & Organizational Development
Kym Ramsey is an entrepreneur and savvy businesswoman. In 2004, Ramsey owned and operated a Goddard School (a major franchise childcare center). Mrs. Ramsey sold the school in 2008 to focus on bringing quality childcare services to the urban market and foster other business opportunities. With the support of many local community leaders, Ramsey constructed and opened her own independent school named “The Willow School” in the heart of Norristown, Pennsylvania in September 2012. The school cares for and educates up to 132 learners ages 3 months to 12 years old (before and after school) along with a summer camp program. Mrs. Ramsey continues to provide consulting services to other small businesses and nonprofits in the areas of strategic planning, effective human resource management, and business operations in which to grow their bottom line. Read More


Cheryl A.S. Hurley

Mindset & Wellness Coaching
Cheryl A.S. Hurley is an extraordinary woman who embraces her life’s mission wholeheartedly. Her mission is to help women heal – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually – so that they can experience an authentic and fulfilling life. This is accomplished through a three-step process where she “empowers, “inspires” and “cultivates” developing leaders. Her greatest strengths lie in administration and organizational communication. Whether she is presenting at a workshop/seminar or proclaiming spiritual truths, she is relational and connects with her audience with transparency and truth. She creates an open and safe space for clients to clarify intentions, expand possibilities and reach new heights. Her specialty is coaching women to conquer their fears, achieve their dreams and realize their unique purpose despite the circumstances they may have faced. Read More

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Ashley Craig

A. Digital Design
Ashley Craig is an innovative digital marketing consultant who takes pride in representing the product or idea of a client in a way that is unique to them. Ashley is well versed in website building and management through Word Press. She works closely with clients to help them develop a social media presence that will increase overall reach. This reach includes the creation of ads, marketing flyers, business cards, infographics, etc. She can personalize the ads by capturing the action of an event through photography.