The I AM WORTHY contributing experts are racially, geographically, and professionally diverse . . .
Julia is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington and a Licensed Professional Counselor of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. She is also a National Board Certified Counselor. She specializes in counseling teenagers.
Dr. Manuel received his medical degree from the University of Colorado in 2002. He is a urologist, surgeon, and functional medicine doctor in Harlingen, Texas, who emphasizes the importance of disease prevention and proper nutrition.
China earned her doctorate in Educational Human Resource Development in 2018 from Texas A&M University. She serves as the Founding Executive Director of the Teaching, Enrichment, Advising, and Mentoring Center at the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Services.
Sally has over 25 years experience as a high school teacher and coach, primarily in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas, working with a diverse population of students. She holds a Master's in Educational Leadership.
Beth is a Licensed Professional Counselor and graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Her counseling practice includes students and families. She is especially knowledgeable about issues surrounding body image.
Vanessa's difficult home life throughout her childhood gives her heightened compassion and unique insight regarding the ongoing challenges students face when living in dysfunctional homes.
Colton has a strong passion for patient-centered healthcare. He's a University of Texas at Austin graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology. He uses his knowledge of science to inspire students to realize their uniqueness and worth.
Lluvia has more than 15 years experience working professionally with young people in California, Michigan, and Washington in various roles including Student Advisor, Youth Director, Assistant School Leader, and Administrator. She helps students reach their full potential.
Laura is a national speaker to students and parents. She is the author of the award-winning Delusion young adult novel series, as well as numerous workbooks and parent-child resources. Laura earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Liberty University and currently facilitates I AM WORTHY in a Houston-area high school.