Belinda is a 45 year veteran in the healthcare field working in pediatrics, public health, hospice care and with HIV/AIDS patients. Following an unplanned separation from a long-term position, she changed focus from disease treatment to assisting people learn how to live well. Based on her own personal wellness journey, she strives to assist individuals transform their lives through an integrated approach that includes traditional and complementary alternative practices.
Belinda advocates for the rights of the healthcare consumer, assimilates information, educates to increase proficiency so it is applicable to their lives and affords them the ability to navigate the healthcare system. As a private family/patient advocate she offers a variety of services to assist families with the caregiver experience. Her overall goal is to assist individuals on their journey called life.
Understanding the best weapon to combat chronic disease and disorders is information; Belinda has utilized the format of online print media to write for several for online publications and her personal blog, “Bees Wellness Lounge and most recently her Facebook page Bees Lounge for Healthier Living. Belinda moderates a monthly teleconference “Let’s Talk Health-Attitude, Purpose, and Passion” to provide a platform of information and a place for peer support and accountability. Participants share success stories, failures, tips and tools as they walk the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Belinda’s educational background includes certification in Paralegal Studies, Grief Counseling certification, Stress and Trauma Care certification, Spirituality, Health and Healing certification and most recently a BA in Psychology and a MA in Human Services/Health and Wellness.
Belinda has been involved in community volunteerism with several organizations and also served as a board member with EMBRACE, Singles Wholeness Marriage Strengthening, Inc., until the death of their founder/ED in 2012. In partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative, she became a Community Health Leader for a diabetes self-care program. Belinda is currently seeking partners to implement a community educational program on the psychology of change to foster positive health behaviors.
Belinda currently resides in Washington, D.C. where in her spare time she enjoys brisk walks with her dog MeMe and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.