Calling Dr. Dorsha STAT: Bridging the Gap

Dr. Dorsha James, M.D.  has known since childhood she wanted to be a physician. Affectionately referred to as “Dr. Dorsha”, for the past decade she has diligently worked to educate and treat people who don’t feel well. Dr. Dorsha was born in Pontiac, MI and graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1995 after relocating from Michigan in 1994.  She earned a full academic scholarship to attend The University of Memphis, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  During her years at the University of Memphis, she was involved in numerous student organizations including being initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Dr. Dorsha took time off between her collegiate and graduate careers to work in the “real world” as a pharmacy technician and patient registration clerk in the same ER that she would work as a physician later.  She matriculated to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University where she was graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in medical school, she excelled in scholarship and leadership which is evidenced by her election as class president and the reception of numerous scholarships and awards.  She was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, reserved for physicians who have excelled not only in academics, but those who bring compassion and service the practice of medicine.  In 2005, she became the first African American female to match into the competitive Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Dorsha has worked as an attending physician in and around the Nashville Metropolitan area serving in the roles of the Emergency Department Assistant Medical Director and Medical Director.  This was in addition to serving on multiple committees at various levels of hospital administration.  Her career has taken her to very diverse areas including rural areas of TN and KY and busy metropolitan areas where she delivers expert and compassionate care to a multi-ethnic community with many language and socio-economic barriers.  She is quoted as saying that she is “multi-lingual” as she has had to hone her people skills and her ability to explain complex conditions in a simple, easy-to-understand manner to patients with various socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds.

In 2018, she co-founded myURGENCYMD, a telehealth company that offers members 24/7 virtual urgent care with a licensed physician via video chat, phone, or email as well as access to Master’s Level therapists and other time and cost-saving benefits.  She has worked diligently to educate the general population on how to use the modern concept of telemedicine thereby giving individuals the opportunity to receive the medical answers they seek in the privacy of their home.  She is co-owner of Solutions Now, Incorporated with her wife Judge Rachel Bell.

Dr. Dorsha is also devoted to giving back to her community and spends the majority of her off time serving those in need.  She has served on Executive Boards for non-profit and for-profit organizations and served as Chair of the Board of the The FIND Design for two years. She is also President of the Board of Directors for The Ring the Bell Foundation. 

She holds or has held membership in multiple organizations including the American Medical Student Association, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, National Medical Association, American Medical Association, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Physicians, CABLE, Women in Numbers, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and has served as team captain for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk.

She has been happily married to her wife, Judge Rachel L. Bell, since February 2017.

I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Dr. Dorsha, check it out here:

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Roushaun Johnson ~ Coaching YOU To YOUR Fabulous

Roushaun Johnson is that “bright light” making changes in her community. As an Entrepreneur, Corporate Executive, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Health and Wellness Fitness Coach, there is never a dull moment in her life!  Roushaun has founded and co-founded several non-profit community-based organizations dedicated to serving the needs of young girls, women, and their families.  She also owns and operates a successful online fitness studio, called Fit ‘n Fabulous, hosts an online business of health & wellness products.  Roushaun is an advocate of women in leadership, an avid supporter of female achievement, and encourages all women to step into their own success!

Roushaun if there were ever an award for the serial entrepreneur, you would be the winner. Who is Roushaun Johnson?

Roushaun Johnson is a Blessed daughter, wife, mother, and Child of GOD. She is a Bold! Brave! And Beautiful Black Woman! She was born and raised in Compton, California, to a teenage mom and a warrior grandmother that carried her family for 83 yrs. Roushaun went from collecting cans on the side of the road as a child growing up in Compton, Ca. to becoming an Author, Empowerment Speaker, Business Owner, and Corporate Executive at the fabulous age of 50. She is a “Bright Light” and an example that “Dreams Can Come True”!

What do you want people to see when they hear your name?  I want people not only to see but realize their power, potential, and destiny. I am an example of embracing and manifesting GOD’s personal and specific purpose and plan HE created for us/you. I want people to think about this question and act on it, “Why Not YOU”! I want people to “Be Bold! Be Brave! And Be Beautiful!” I want people to feel Empowered, discover their Wings, and FLY!.

What was it like winning Mrs. California 2019 of the Mr. & Mrs. Black America Pageant? How has that experience enhanced your entrepreneurship? Winning Mrs. California 2019 of the MMBA Pageant was priceless. It was indeed a humbling and proud moment for myself and my family. The experience of enhancing my entrepreneurship grew and manifested itself month after month during my 2019 reign as Mrs. California. During my command, I had responsibilities to act, produce and perform. I was beyond ready and up for the challenge. As Mrs. California, I wanted to use this platform to make a difference and impact in my community. I pushed myself beyond my limits and did precisely that and more. I completed over 200 hrs of community service acts, conducted several motivational speaking events, guest appearances, and black-owned businesses in the community. And my most tremendous entrepreneurial experience was opening up my  “Free Community Clothes Closet.” I opened up my closet in less than two months, and within our first six months, we helped over 200 families, giving away 500 items of clothes and shoes. After, that experience I knew I could do whatever I put my mind to.

As a serial entrepreneur, how do you balance family and work life? I use my Concentric Circle of Success. It all starts with my “Mindset.” I have a Mindset that succeeding is the only option. My Concentric Circle encompasses three elements: What? Why? And How? Once I establish those, I prioritize my “Why?” and plan accordingly. Secondly, I ask for help when needed. I have found that asking for help is extremely important when you are formulating your “How.” Lastly, I put family and my peace of mind first. I suggest that everyone sets what I like to call “non-negotiable hours.” You have to block off time for your family and yourself. Self-love is not being “Selfish.” 

Tell us more about your role as a Health and Wellness Fitness Coach. What are the challenges? What’s your biggest success story? Being a Health and Wellness Fitness Coach is magical. Having the opportunity to help individuals accomplish things that they cry about every night and pray for beyond rewarding and a blessing. The challenges are real and sometimes heartbreaking, But it’s not about me. I am here for my clients. The most common challenge is helping my clients overcome their self-doubt, helping them believe that they can do it and be successful—the physiological component. I am proud to say I over the years, with my training and extensive education, I have been able to help my clients breakthrough and overcome that internal obstacle. My biggest success story was assisting a client of mines in losing 65 lbs, lowering her blood pressure, avoiding knee surgery, and she would say, “give her life and a start to a new beginning.”

Fit’n Fabulous is an online platform. What would you like readers to know about it?  Thank you so much for you asking. This is my baby! I have been a Health and Wellness Coach for over 25yrs. Helping individuals transform their Health and Wellness, both physically and mentally,  is my purpose.

Regarding, “Health and Wellness,” I would ask our readers this: Do you like what you see in the mirror? Do you want to change that image? Have you gained some “Quarantine Weight” this past year? Do you need help bouncing back to YOU? If so, contact us. We have an expert team and a community that can help you achieve your goals.

How can our readers gain access? Currently, we are not taking on any new “one on one” clients until June. Readers can, however, follow us at Join our community, gain emotional support from others. Take time and read through both our past and current information. They are beyond valuable and can be life-changing for you. You will be uplighted and inspired. Stay tuned for our signature events and client one-on-one session openings in June.


Finally, if you could be any animal in the world, what would it be and why? A Rhino. Be forewarned. My skin is thick; I long to protect, empower and serve our African heritage. My crown is my horn. Nothing can stop “A Charging Rhino.”

Women’s History Month Feature – Elizabeth Davis

For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

I want to introduce you to Elizabeth Davis, CEO.

Elegance. Sophistication. Luxury. When Elizabeth Davis’ name is spoken in any room, you can be assured that the conversation is next-level. Hailing from the near Southside of Chicago, IL., Elizabeth Davis is the Queen of Healthy Haircare. Her passion for beauty and business is unparalleled as she is the commander in chief of one the nations most valued haircare brands, Shedavi. With a Bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University in Construction Engineering Technology, Elizabeth made her mark in the building industry by managing multi million-dollar construction projects for various well-known corporate clients. Although she is an engineer and project manager by education and work experience, she is most enthusiastic about Shedavi, which provides natural, botanically-based holistic hair, skin and nail products to women, men and children of all hair types globally. Elizabeth is a woman of faith. She attributes everything she has and everything she is to become to her reliance in a higher power. To Elizabeth, the source of her success stems from God. She believes that faith in action is the only way to level up and win.

Here is HERstory:

Elizabeth Davis left her career as a construction engineer to create the multimillion dollar hair-care empire, Shedavi. She designed the company to provide natural, botanically-based holistic hair, skin and nail products to women, men and children of all hair types around the world. Working as a project manager, Davis was constantly making hair remedies and finding the best methods for growing her hair long in her spare time (what does this have to do with working as a project manager?). Family and friends loved the products she concocted in her kitchen and she eventually decided to turn her passion into reality. She would start on Shedavi at 4am, work at her day job, then continue to burn the midnight oil. Davis continued working in construction while perfecting her products for a year before launching in 2016. After years of experimenting with natural remedies for beauty, Davis was able to share her passion for hair care and veganism with every sustainably packaged and carefully sourced ingredient. Fast forward to today, Shedavi focuses on helping customers create a wellness lifestyle that inspires simplicity, consistency and transformation from the inside out with high-quality products and communities such as The SheHive Facebook group

Her business is Shedavi, a plant-based hair care brand.

What does women empowerment mean to you?

Why empowerment needs being supported by society in those who are close to us those who give you the confidence that they have confidence in you to confidently walk in your own light. Women empowerment is also the internal motivation that you give yourself to remember to wear your own crown.

What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?

Continue to push your own agenda even when the world is pushing a different one. Be yourself. Be an individual. Be strong and go after the life that you want and claim the rights that you have to live the life that gives you freedom.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I want to be known as the woman who walked into self realization. And to also know that my life inspire people to do the same.

What inspires you?

My mother. She’s been an inspirational force in my life since I can remember. Her drive and resilience have helped mold me into the woman that I am today. She has taught me how to properly manage money, how to understand building credit, and much more. She encouraged me to be a logical thinker and find what really works. Her mindset alone is what truly help me build Shedavi.

What does self care mean to you?

Self-care is a part of my daily practice. Are use self care regimen to establish proper hair care for myself. It’s not just a brand it is how I live my life. For example here’s my regimen and how I incorporated product into it. I live in Atlanta which is humid so I moisturize with the moisturizer shampoo and conditioner weekly. I spend my time midweek co washing my hair to gently remove the build up in my hair and give them my hair that boost that it needs.

What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business and personally?

In the next five years we’re hoping to expand our product line to more areas such as Skin Body beauty and wellness for consumers in our culture than walks of life. And as for myself, I see myself somewhere relaxing and enjoying my wealth and my hard work.

Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.

I don’t have any specific mentors however I believe their mentors can be found anywhere. If I had to give a base mentor of course it will be my mother and she has instilled in me values and practices that has molded me into the woman that I am. But I have also found mentorship and books and people around me that have given me inspiration from things like what to do and even those who have showed me what not to do.

What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?

Throughout the month of March, Shedavi will be hosting a 21 day healthiest hair challenge, Encouraging women everywhere to start a hair care regimen that will produce healthier and stronger appearing hair. As well, you’ll be able to purchase our products on Amazon by March 12th.

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Women’s History Month Feature – Danielle Wooten – Woo Woo the Comedian

For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

I want to introduce you to Danielle Wooten – Woo Woo the Comedian.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Danielle Wooten made a spontaneous decision to start comedy right before her 36th birthday May 07, 2017. That day she hit the stage as Woo Woo the Comedian a nickname giving to her by her niece. She reached a goal of being a part of the Black Girls Giggle festival in New Orleans. Also, she’s been apart of the DC Comedy Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival, and the Memphis Urban Festival. She won a comedy Competition that got her an all expense paid trip to Jamaica where she performed internationally. She opened up for the legendary Damon Wayans at the Baltimore Comedy Factory. She has done several skits, been on T.V., Fox Soul, and been hitting stages all up and down the east and west coast. Currently she is apart of a skit YouTube series similar to In Living Color or Madd TV called The Channel TV. Also, currently touring with 4 other dope female comediennes from Baltimore on the She-More Funny Tour and touring with internet sensation Darren Fleet.

Here is HERstory:

Comedy was an spontaneous decision that saved me. I made a lot of changes all in one year. I left a job of 15 years, left a verbally abusive relationship, and started comedy. Comedy gave me the self esteem, drive and self love I needed after all those changes. It’s been all up from there.

Her business is Woo Woo the Comedian.

What does women empowerment mean to you?

Women empowerment means being authentically being you and confident as a women in this world.

What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?

My words of inspiration are simple LOVE YOURSELF! When you love yourself you and your brand will always be protected because you won’t settle for nothing less than the best.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I would like the legacy of Woo Woo to be known as an humble, talented, and a women with integrity.

What inspires you?

What inspires me is the confidence, determination, and drive I’ve gained since doing comedy. Comedy has changed me in all the best ways possible.

What kind of impact do you want to have on those around you?

The impact I want to have on people around me is that you can be in this business and still keep your integrity.

What does self care mean to you?

Self care to me is taking time out for myself, resetting, and not feeling guilty for it.

What obstacles have you overcome or hurdles did you personally face and how did you overcome them?

A hurdle I have overcome is being a quitter. I used to quit as soon as anything was too hard or sometimes even trying. My love for comedy changed that. You can’t be no quitter in the entertainment business. You will get more no’s than yes’s and more losses than wins. But, the wins are so great it’s worth it all.

What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business and personally?

My goal as an stand-up comedy is to branch off to greater things in comedy like acting, radio, and eventually my own talk show. Eventually being a household name is the mission.

What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?

What’s next for Woo Woo is touring doing stand-up and T.V. Readers can follow me and catch me in a city near them.

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