About

 

A Socially-responsible Brand Committed to Helping Underserved Communities Become Empowered through a Holistic Approach of Wellness

Through media content and our unique, interactive, grassroots outreach programs, our goal is to successfully impact communities who are at high risk for obesity, diseases, cancers, stress, poverty, and mental illnesses.

MEET THE TRIBE WHO CARES

Our team is comprised of experienced, credentialed, holistic practitioners, health experts, mental health and recovery peers.

Nina Womack

Program Creator & Director

Award-winning actress, filmmaker & event producer, Nina Womack is the founder of Transmedia 360°, a multimedia and branding agency. She has an extensive background in theater, film, festival and event production as well as marketing.

A native of South L.A., Nina began her career in entertainment as a young, gifted actress and print model. As a child, she trained and performed on stage at the acclaimed Inner City Cultural Center, Chip Fields Repertory Company, was a print model and landed several roles on network TV.

Nina later obtained her Theater Arts degree with honors from Los Angeles City College Theater Academy and currently directs and produces stage plays, music videos, documentaries, commercials and events as well as acting.

A humanitarian and health advocate, Nina’s philanthropic work includes volunteer service, health & wellness outreach for underserved populations, and motivational speaking to encourage others to reach their full human potential. She launched the Let's Be Whole brand with the mission to promote wellbeing for all.

Betty Burston, Ph.D.

Healthcare Program Consultant

Betty Burston, PH.D., is Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Health Care Administration and Policies at the University of Las Vegas, She previously was co-owner of a family-based, health care consulting firm. In addition, she co-wrote several independent film, stageplays, and TV series with healthcare themes with her Executive Producer husband, Sid Burston.

Dr. Burston completed her training as an economist at Cornell University and American University. Her primary research interest is improving knowledge of health care systems and illnesses and diseases through the use of "edu-tainment".

Relative to recent publications, Dr. Burston served as a member of various consensus panels that produced the following publications by the National Medical Association: The State of Africa American Health: An Action Plan, Volume 1 (2013); Hepatitis C: A Crisis in the African American Community: Findings and Recommendations, October 2013 and others.

Dr. Burston's cross-disciplinary interests had led to the publication of more than 100 articles, opinion editorials, and monographs. She also wrote or co-wrote federal proposals that led to more than $10 million in federal awards to various colleges/universities, nonprofits, and small businesses.

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Byron Johns, Ph.D.

Program Administrator

Dr. Byron Johns has a doctorate in Psychology, concentrating on Organizational Management and Consulting and a Master’s degree in Performing Arts Management. Early career positions in arts organizations and later as an accomplished educator and trainer for a dot-com era tech company, motivated him to pursue bridging the gap between creative and business, showing people that anything is possible with the right plan.

Byron has personally managed staffs of 100+ to deliver over 50 concerts and productions, and large and small seminars. His realm of experience spans a variety of communities, from New York City schools, fortune 500 companies, to various small business, start-up companies, and arts organizations.

Through Byron's work in the US, Africa, and Europe, he has trained hundreds of community and corporate leaders, managers, and other professionals; as well as generated grants and strategically leveraged people resources in fulfillment of organizational objectives.

 

Askia Muwwakkil

Holistic Health Practitioner & Speaker

Askia Muwwakkil is a holistic practitioner, herbalist, and iridologist born and raised in Los Angeles who has been involved in the community as a businessman and health advocate for over 30 years. He is a fifth generation herbalist following in line with his Great Uncle, Dr. Alonzo Kinnebrew, physician and herbalist to Dr. Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee University.

Askia’s clients range from those in grassroots community to the entertainment world. He has lectured on health and wellness for companies such as Xerox, U.S. Job Corp. LAUSD, USC, The City of Inglewood, The Center of Lupus Care, The Los Angeles Probation Department, Omzone Maui, Spa Six and Hall of Fame Entertainment.  He has also been a featured guest on several television and radio programs both locally and throughout the country.

Te Renna Rivera

LGBQT  & Veterans Program Consultant & Speaker

Te Renna Marie Taylor- Rivera is an American female U.S. Army Veteran from Compton, CA. After serving in the military, she decided to become a police officer working on the police force for 12 years. While employed as a police officer, she pursued her personal desire to work in the entertainment industry working freelance production gigs as Unit Production Manager, Assistant Director, Writer and Production Assistant on various film projects.

After a decade in the police force, she entered corporate America and continued to look for opportunities to help society. Te Renna began volunteering her time to help feed the homeless and packing food boxes for low-income families. Eventually, Te Renna fell on hard times and became homeless herself. During this time, she slept in her car and moved around LA neighborhoods, attempting to stay safe at all turns.

Te Renna eventually gained employment and gives back by organizing food and clothing drives for the homeless and fundraises for hygiene kits to the men and women on the streets. Her relief efforts have impacted communities in Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Florida and Houston. She regularly volunteers with numerous organizations and has a passion for helping homeless veterans, teens and single women. 

M.C. Harris

Mental Health/Co-Occurring Disorder Program Consultant

M.C. Harris is a Community Worker for the L.A. County Dept. of Mental Health where he has been employed for the past 6 years. He was introduced to the mental health peer advocacy program by volunteering at one of their contracting agency. He has 14 years of sobriety from alcohol and drugs and 7 years off of psychotropic medications.

M.C. has received extensive training, certificates and awards in Recovery advocacy and consumer rights from programs such as; Mary Copeland Wellness Recovery Action Plan training (WRAP), The Amer – I – Can ( Life Management ) certificate course, NAMI Family to Family, and NAMI Peer to Peer facilitator course.

He is currently in the process of taking an exam to be certified as a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) with the Breining Institute. He brings a wealth of resources and recovery knowledge to our organization.

Kiko Ellsworth

Self-Defense/Yoga Instructor & Speaker

Kiko J. Ellsworth, Actor, author, teacher & Emmy Award Winner is fulfilling his divine mission to bring back the respect, protection & honor to all females and children through entertainment & education.

His recent best selling book, Survive 2 Thrive & his female empowerment program The ZenPowerment Way is a testament of how graceful, beautiful & powerful he truly sees all women and the essential leadership roles they play in healing our planet quickly and safely.

It is his deepest devotion to use the power entertainment to disseminate truth, justice and righteousness for all of life.

Haas Diop aka Dr. Pooch

Children's Nutrition & Lecturer

Dr. Pooch aka Haas Diop is a Certified Holistic Health Coach trained in health coaching at The Institute For Integrative Nutrition and is continuing studies in natural healing disciplines. His practice is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Pooch is the author of the twelve part health-oriented children’s book series titled, Get Well Johnny. This series was created out the dire need for health and wellness early age education.

Dr. Pooch brings health coaching into the homes and classrooms of the world by creating characters that inspire children to live healthy.

Christina Wherry

Yoga Instructor for Women & Children

Christina Wherry is a certified yoga instructor and business Owner of Soul Yoga Thick Girl Yoga- She was trained in facilitating trauma informed yoga.

Christina encourages healthy eating habits and yoga training along with her young daughter, Hannah, who also practices yoga at various venues throughout Los Angeles.