I Am Priceless, Voices of Victory Over Violence

Author Bios

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Regina Rowley, Compiler

Regina is an international voice bringing awareness to violence against women and exposing generational skeletons hidden in closets. She is effecting change by enlightening and empowering survivors with support to #HealForward in I Am Priceless, Voices of Victory Over Violence. As an international, best selling author in Share Your Message with the World and in Behind Her Brand Regina inspires and encourages others to live life on purpose. As founder of www.IAm-Priceless.org Regina is establishing a community of women equipping and empowering one another on their #HealingForward journey.
Regina's credentials include: Thriving Survivor of childhood abuse; RYT-200; Hot Yoga Instructor; PiYo Instructor; AFAA Group Fitness Instructor; Smartsafe Instructor, Lev: 1-4; TKD Blackbelt; Toastmasters CC & CL.
Regina was honored with the notable: Specialty Classes Employee of the Year, 2015-2016, from Texas A & M Rec Sports for her contributions as a PiYo Instructor and Women Warrior Self Defense Instructor and Speaker. Her classes are regularly filled to capacity.
When she is not speaking, writing or teaching, Regina enjoys making a difference volunteering as an active member with the Brazos County Coalition Against Domestic Violence; recharging at the beach; and relaxing with her family.
Whether she is speaking or teaching Regina is sensitive, fun and enthusiastic as she shows women how to tap into their own personal power and gain the confidence to be their first line of defense. She will inspire and encourage you to overcome limiting beliefs, replace fear with knowledge and increase your belief in yourself. “Confidence is the unconquerable enemy of fear.” ~Regina Rowley
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Cathy Fields

Cathy Fields has been working with victims of domestic violence since 2008. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Sam Houston State University. She will be completing her Master’s in Victim Services Management in December 2016.
Cathy works as an Employee Trainer and enjoys assisting others with their professional development. Her passion is to educate others on domestic and teen dating violence. She volunteers her training services for A&M Consolidated High School, Bryan High, Rudder High School, Single Moms Created 4 Change and Restorative Justice Ministries.
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Diana Solis

Diana Solis is a native of Costa Rica who came to the USA in 2007 to obtain her masters degree in stress physiology at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Prior to that, she earned her undergraduate degree in biology in Costa Rica. Her main interest lies in conservation and she has worked in proyects with sea turtle nesting for several nesting seasons along the Pacific coast in her home land.  She has also performed  amphibian research and has worked as a marine mammal observer for safe guarding whales and dolphin populations during geological surveys conducted as part of oil and gas exploratory operations. Being a nature lover, she recently received her certification as a Texas Master Naturalist and spends time at various nature preserves engaging in volunteer work to promote conservation activities.

Diana has also as a hobby studies anthropology and neuro-biology, with a particular interest in human psychology and how evolution and bio-chemistry of the brain shape human behavior.  She also loves studying ancient civilzations, particularly the accomplishments and rise and fall of the Roman empire and the formation of the Greek city states and their contributions to the formation of western civilization.
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Raquel Masco

She was born and raised in Aggieland. A single mom of one beautiful, now adult son. Raquel was a shy girl who loved music, singing and performing arts. She received an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and worked in this field for 11 years. Raquel still performing arts and community theater. She co-founded Single Moms Created 4 Change after years of praying and saying 'somebody' really needs to do something. Raquel is a woman of faith who takes action as a member of several community alliances and associations. Among them: Elder Aid BoD and Chairs a Human Trafficking/At Risk Youth Committee with the Brazos Valley Coalition to End Homelessness. She also serves as a member of Brazos County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Raquel is a Survivor, Overcomer, Advocate and Activist.  "I have wonderful people in my life...I am blessed." 
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Alison Pourteau, M.A., LPC-S

 

Alison holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and is now a licensed professional counselor-supervisor (LPC-S). Alison operated a non-profit counseling clinic, Brazos Valley Counseling Services (BVCS), for six years, where she trained dozens of students and interns and oversaw the provision of low-cost counseling services for low- and middle-income individuals and families.
Upon closing BVCS, Alison opened a private practice. She continues to work with a wide variety of clients, including those with bipolar disorder, depression, sexual abuse, and those in need of couples or family counseling. She contracts with Twin City Domestic Violence Services to provide counseling services to their clients, notably survivors of domestic violence.  She also provides training about domestic violence to local schools and agencies. 
Alison currently serves as co-chair of the Brazos County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and is a member of the Crime Victims Conference Alliance, which organizes the annual Every Victim Every Time Conference.  She also volunteers her time as an expert witness in domestic violence for the Brazos District Attorney’s office and other local counties.
In addition, Alison continues to supervise LPC-Interns seeking licensure. She is also an adjunct professor at Blinn College who teaches general psychology.
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Carolee Ayers

Carolee received a degree in Respiratory Therapy and has worked in the profession for 24 years. She was a single parent of two wonderful daughters for 16 years. She is now married and has a family of eight. She has served on multiple volunteer organizations through out her children's school years.  

She is a woman of faith, living a life filled with Gods grace and love. By being a survivor herself, she advocates for others in hopes her voice of awareness will empower them with knowledge and courage.

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Danyelle Potter

Danyelle is a leader, provider, advocate, protector, and encourager. She is a Mingo Job Corps graduate who has worked over a decade in Corporate America at a Fortunate 500 company earning numerous awards for her accomplishments. In 2013, she accomplished one of her life time goals by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Phoenix. After leaving Corporate America, Danyelle started her own foundation. She is the founder of the Forever FAT Foundation.
Forever FAT stands for Forever Fighting, Achieving, & Thriving. Danyelle’s foundation is a direct depiction of herself. She would like to bring awareness to rape and molestation, eating disorders, mental and rare medical illnesses. The Forever FAT Foundation primary focus will be to turn a negative into a positive while promoting self-love and self-respect. Her foundation will empower and encourage people to know there is life after hardships despite their dress size regardless how big or small.
Danyelle Potter is an accountant by degree, writer by heart, philanthropist by purpose, entrepreneur by design and she is priceless because she thrives every day to succeed in life.
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Debra Coody, D.C.

Debra Coody, D.C. is a graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She has been practicing her beloved profession for over 20 years. One of her greatest joys is helping people feel better. Her favorite hobbies are gardening, fishing, and spending time with friends. She loves being creative and doing DIY projects.
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Kimberlee A. Parmer, MS, LCDC, LPC Intern

Kim Parmer is first and foremost the proud mother of three beautiful children. She is originally from Portland, Maine and married Ted, a native Texan, 28 years ago. Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University and her Master’s from Prairie View A & M. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1988 and a Licensed Practical Counselor Intern. She is passionate about equipping those healing from emotional hurts and trauma and the devastating effects of addiction. She is a contract therapist for Shield Bearer Counseling Centers, and Career Recovery Services and Focusing Families and works part time for the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Bryan, Texas. She volunteers as a Child Advocate for CASA (Child Appointed Special Advocate) and serves on the board of Hello Hempstead, a non-profit organization serving grandmothers raising their grandchildren and helping felons returning to their community. Today she enjoys her life in Waller County attending the Journey Church and serving on the Waller ISD Board of Trustees for the past 7 years as well as the Texas Association of School Boards Employee Benefits Board.