I Am Priceless, Voices of Victory Over Violence
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.