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Dr. Veirdre Jackson is a woman pursuing her purpose, passion, and life’s priority to share her belief that all children deserve the best education available. She is an award-winning author, educator, and entrepreneur who is recognized as a leading educational trainer in trauma informed practices and cultural competence. She is a veteran educator with over 20 years of experience supporting non-profit and executive leadership. 

Dr. Jackson is the CEO/Founder of Living Strong Consulting LLC and the Co-Founder of Fresh Fountain of Life Counseling and Wellness.

Her first book – 16 Principles for Abundant Living – is a foundational guide for women’s empowerment, and her 2019 book and video series Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God provides insight on addressing the challenges to breaking the cycle of toxic thoughts that keep women in “hiding places”. 


Dana Che Williams is an inspirational speaker, author, blogger, and relationship coach who is passionate about reconciling relationships. She is also an assistant pastor at a large, multi-ethnic church in Virginia Beach where she is focused on matters of racial justice.

On a lighter note, Dana Che is obsessed with reading, finding new vegan recipes, watching Jillian Michaels’s workout videos (and even participating sometimes), and going to the beach.

Dana holds a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Rhetoric & Public Culture from Regent University. She shares her life with her husband and high school sweetheart, Shaun, their four amazing children (one of whom is an adult – I know right!) and their “multi-cultural” dog in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

For more information or to book Dana Che to speak at your next event, visit http://danache.com.


Speaker - Vernicia Eure

Vernicia T. Eure, native of Portsmouth Virginia, is a Counselor, Relationship Transition Coach, and Author of her firstborn book, Stepping Into Purity. She is passionate about helping single women recover from heartbreak, set healthy dating boundaries, and reclaim their identity and worth.Vernicia has a M.A. in Human Services Counseling, is a Certified Traumatologist, and has served as Director in the pregnancy medical clinic industry for over 17 years. Vernicia uses her godly passion and leadership expertise to influence audiences locally and abroad. 

To learn more about Vernicia and her products and services, visit www.verniciateure.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn @VerniciaTEure.


Brittany Dunn has the honor of serving in leadership with Safe House Project as the Chief Operations Officer. As a co-founder of the organization, she has
served in this position for 4 years. Prior to Safe House Project, Brittany Dunn spent 10 years in International Business Development at CareerBuilder.com working internationally. Brittany Dunn has a B.A. in Economics and English from
Wellesley College. She graduated top of her class with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management where she received the CEO Circle Award. She is a military spouse, mother of two, lifelong learner, world traveler, and protector of
the vulnerable.

Proceeds from the 2021 U+TRU fashion show will benefit Safe House Project. Learn more about it at SafeHouseProject.org



Saulo Ortiz is a licensed clinical social worker for over a decade, with more than 2 decades in clinical work and if you ever wondered how passion fits in clinical practice, you clearly haven’t met Saulo. Even with so much time in the game, there is never a question Saulo brings every ounce of his experience, passion, and energy to every day of his work. Whether it’s dealing with mental health issues or substance abuse issues of all types, the consistent feedback is that he gives all of himself to his clients and his work. If you ask him, it’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. He believes in his clients and the ones that weather the tough, direct love end up believing in themselves too. Addressing all addiction, teens, adults, couples, males and females, the knowledge and passion for healing is always evident.  As founder of Life Change Institute, He is committed to “transforming lives to what they were meant to be”.  http://www.lifechangeinstitute.us/