An interactive health & wellness virtual experience made for content creators looking for the latest best practices to start the new year off on the right foot!

Join us on January 29th at 12PM EST to fuel your mind and body with tips on how to create compelling content, ways to better navigate your health & inspiring stories.

Our Programming will include:

12 pm EST / 9 am PST | Spotlight Talk with Nitika Chopra | Nitika Chopra joins us to discuss the importance of connection and community as she shares how she’s using her platform to help inspire and empower people living with chronic illness all over the world.

12:10 pm EST / 9:10 am PST | Fireside Chat with Jordana Brewster | Jordana Brewster takes a break from acting to share how she’s finding creative fulfillment, focusing on self-care and what she has in store for 2021.

12:25 pm EST / 9:25 am PST | Combating Cold and Flu Season 101 | Dr. Contessa joins us to discuss ways in which you can prioritize your health, the importance of taking preventative measures, and how to prepare for cold and flu season.

12:45 pm EST / 9:45 am PST | Fireside Chat with Rachel Hollis | Rachel Hollis shares her sage advice on how you can put your best foot forward this new year. From professional to personal goals, Rachel’s here to provide you with the tools to turn your resolutions into reality.

1 pm EST / 10 am PST | Informed & Empowered | Making powerful decisions about contraceptives, so you can plan accordingly for your professional and personal future.

1:20 pm EST / 10:20 am PST | Social Media Check-Up | Take home the tools to create your own timely health memes and find out the secret recipe brands and influencers utilize to create authentic connections and raise awareness about COVID-19.

1:40 pm EST / 10:40 am PST | Mindful Moment | Rebekah “Bex” Borucki leads us through an intention setting practice to help align our heads with our hearts and gain clarity on what truly matters this year.

1:45 pm EST / 10:45 am PST | De-Stress Your Way to Better Health | From understanding the impact stress has on the mind and body to learning how to better manage stress in your every day, Dr. Susan Mitmesser is here to share her expert insight & answer all your questions.

2 pm EST / 11 am PST | COVID-19 Vaccine: Fast Facts with Pfizer’s Chief Patient Officer, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

2:05 pm EST / 11:05 am PST |Fireside Chat with Tatyana Ali | Actress, Singer, & Advocate, Tatyana Ali, takes the stage to discuss the often overlooked hardships mothers of color face, the importance of birth equity, and the steps we can take to help incite change.

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Fri, Jan 29, 2021 · 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -5:00)
Nitika Chopra
Founder, Chronicon
Nitika Chopra is the founder of Chronicon, a media and events company, dedicated to elevating the lives of those living with a chronic illness. Nitika was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 10 and psoriatic arthritis at the age of 19 and lived over 17 years of her life being defined by her conditions. In 2010 she decided to take all of the lessons her health journey had taught her and use it to help others with the creation of her online magazine Bella Life. Since the start of her entrepreneurial journey Nitika has hosted her own TV talk show on Z Living called Naturally Beautiful, hosted over 40 events with hundreds of guests in attendance and has created dynamic partnerships with over 150 brands in the wellness space. After 10 years in event creation, Nitika launched Chronicon in the fall of 2019, focused on those living with a chronic illness. The event sold out, had over 2,000 livestream viewers, high-level brand sponsors and has been growing ever since. Now, Nitika is excited to announce that Chronicon is expanding online with The Chronicon Community, a new, accessible online space with inspiration, advocacy, and empowerment for chronically ill folks across the globe to connect. Follow her for daily inspiration @ChroniconOfficial.
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron
Chief Patient Officer at Pfizer, Inc.
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. is a physician by trade and an advocate by choice. As Pfizer’s Chief Patient Officer, Dr. Richardson-Heron leads the company’s work to advance patient-focused programs and platforms, with the goal of better responding to patients’ and communities’ needs and reducing health disparities. Dr. Richardson-Heron’s 25+ year career has spanned academic, government, for profit and non-profit sectors, and she has held executive leadership positions at organizations including the National Institutes of Health, YWCA USA, and the Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Dr. Susan Mitmesser
VP, Science & Technology, Pharmavite
Dr. Susan Mitmesser, PhD provides scientific leadership at Pharmavite to advance innovation and new product development strategies and to ensure the scientific integrity of all products made under its brand portfolio. She has a passion for nutrition and wellness and leverages her ability to communicate scientific findings to consumer.
Don Caldwell
Editor-in-Chief of Know Your Meme
Don is a journalist and consultant with long-standing interests in technology, new media and internet culture. His work has appeared on Vice, What’s Trending and CBS News.
Rebekah "Bex" Borucki
Mother of Five, Meditation Guide, Author of Books for Big and Littler Readers
Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BEXLIFE® and the BLISSED IN® wellness movement, is a mother of five, author of books for big and little readers, meditation guide, and birth doula. She has taught meditation as a profound act of self-care that can be executed effortlessly and effectively to hundreds of thousands of individuals online and in live workshops and public events. Rebekah’s mission is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to all. Most recently, Rebekah started her own publishing imprint, Wheat Penny Press, to publish her “Big Messy” children’s book series.
Jordana Brewster
Jordana can next be seen in Fast & Furious 9, from Universal. Jordana was recently seen in Jay Baruchel’s feature Random Acts Of Violence & the indie film Hooking up. She was in FOX’s smash hit Lethal Weapon & the second season of ABC’s, Secrets and Lies. In addition to Furious 7, Jordana was seen in theaters starring alongside Katherine Heigl & Patrick Wilson in North of Hell. She was also seen in American Heist starring opposite Hayden Christensen & Adrien Brody. She was in the Dallas reboot for TNT & played Nicole Simpson’s sister in Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ for FX. Some of her past credits include TNT’s Dark Blue & NBC's Chuck, the lead role in ABC's pilot Mr. and Mrs. Smith, starred opposite James Franco in Annapolis, & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel.
Dr. Contessa Metcalfe
Physician and Kleenex® Partner
Dr. Contessa Metcalfe is an occupational and preventive medicine doctor. She is best known for her appearance on Bravo's Married to Medicine. Dr. Contessa has also been featured on E! Online, Essence and KTVB, and currently serves as a Kleenex® brand spokesperson.
Rachel Hollis
Three-time New York Times bestselling author and CEO of The Hollis Company
Rachel laid the foundation for her lifestyle brand and global media company with the same unfiltered honesty and staunch inclusivity that made her a three-time New York Times bestselling author. Hollis connects with a highly engaged and growing global audience who treasure her transparency and optimism. She is one of the most sought-after speakers, plays host to one of today’s top business podcasts, and is a proud mama of four who uses her platform to empower and embolden women around the world. Rachel calls Texas home; more specifically the Hill Country just outside of Austin.
Ellen Yin
Host of the Cubicle to CEO Podcast
Ellen Yin is the founder of Cubicle to CEO, an online membership teaching service-based entrepreneurs who work with clients how to make their first $10K month, without a large
audience or posting every day. To date, Ellen has served over 6,000 entrepreneurs through her results-driven online courses + agency services. She has been featured on the TODAY show with Hoda & Jenna and in publications like Authority Magazine, The Penny Hoarder, HerMoney, and Disrupt Magazine. Ellen is also the host of the award-winning Cubicle to CEO Podcast, which features weekly interviews with successful female founders and business leaders. Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, or Google Play for new episodes every Monday.
Paulina Ospina
Associate Director, Maternal and Child Health Programs, Direct Relief
Paulina Ospina, Associate Director, Maternal & Child Health Programs, joined Direct Relief in 2009 with prior work experience in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical research. Paulina’s background is in public health and she has worked with underserved populations in primary care clinics both abroad and in the United States. Paulina is responsible for Maternal & Child Health Programs at Direct Relief and works with healthcare partners in the United States, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Fluent in Spanish, Paulina holds a Master in Health Science in international health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health as well as a B.A. in biological anthropology and anatomy from Duke University and an M.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a certified clinical research coordinator and a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Dr. Yesmean Wahdan
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Bayer Women's Healthcare
Dr. Yesmean Wahdan, MD is a Vice President of Medical Affairs in the Bayer Women’s HealthCare division. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Marymount University and her Medical Degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her OB/GYN residency at combined program at Georgetown University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
Tatyana Ali
Actress, Singer & Advocate
Tatyana Ali is an actress, singer, producer & writer. After magical childhood apprenticeships in the dramatic arts in both NYC and LA, she went on to receive her BA in Government from Harvard University. She has won 5 NAACP Image Awards. Born to immigrant parents from Panama & Trinidad & Tobago her extensive resume includes the iconic series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Pulitzer Prize Broadway production of Fences, Sesame Street, The Young and the Restless and Disney’s Glory Road. Her discography includes the gold record Kiss the Sky, Precious Wings a Grammy winning children’s song, the EP Hello & GhostTown. She is actively involved in Black Girls Rock! & serves as a celebrity council advocate for March of Dimes. Tatyana’s favorite roles to date are wife & mother of two amazing boys.
Thai Randolph
Co-Founder of SugaBerry
Thai Randolph is an award-winning marketing, business dev.& ops leader who has spent her career at the intersection of content, consumers and commerce. She’s the co-founder of Sugaberry, a lifestyle brand that celebrates all aspects of the brown mom experience through a curated mix of content, original A/V programming, live events, and a podcast, THE SUGA. She has a proven track-record of developing brands, audience and revenue for some of the biggest names in advertising, tech and entertainment. As the President/COO for Laugh Out Loud, she manages daily biz strategy, ops, and P&L MGMT for Kevin Hart’s comedy brand & multi-platform network. In 2018, she was named AdAge’s 40 Under 40 list and Cynopsis’ It List and in 2020, Multichannel News’ Wonder Women in Streaming “Women to Watch.”