Board Member: Program and Community Building Committee
Kenya Jackson-Saulters Board Member: Program and Community Building Committee
Master workshop facilitator, Kenya Jackson-Saulters, MS, is a four-time published self-help author and reiki master. A known quarter life crisis expert, Kenya has also graced the main stage of TEDx Greenville as a featured presenter and is currently a speaker coach for TEDx Atlanta. Most recently, she has blended the health benefits of exercise, meditation and writing to form a custom personal development experience for women called The Outdoor Journal Tour. The Outdoor Journal Tour uses each of the aforementioned elements to provide clarity, healing, and connection for participants. ODJT is sponsored by REI, Merrell and Kind Snacks. Kenya has been an advocate for personal discovery through writing for over 10 years and is currently training to be a certified spiritual practitioner. She holds dual undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Psychology from Xavier University, and a master’s degree in Policy Analysis with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University.
Kenya joined the Board of Directors of the Love and Light Institute because of her profound respect for alternative healing methods, and to exposing those methods to communities that may or may not always be familiar with them. Moreover, Kenya respects the commitment to emotional, moral, and racial diversity the Institute has demonstrated over the years. Kenya hopes to use her unique style of integrative and nontraditional self-help to enrich and strengthen the board.
Dr. Adigweme is a physician, coach, healing arts advocate, and alignment activist. She integrates her medical knowledge with her coaching practice rooted in research-based positive psychology principals to promote mind-body connection. She coaches medical students, residents, and trainees in allied health professions around developing alignment with their purpose in health care, burnout management, and personal development. She also has a passion for coaching women of color who crave a heart-centered, fulfilled, authentic life.
As a Virgo, recovering perfectionist, and domestic violence survivor, I discovered the healing arts in a time of trauma and crisis. Yoga, therapy, sound healing, reiki, and the power of community literally saved my life. Now it has become part of my soul purpose to align myself with organizations who want to provide the life-saving gifts within the variety of healing modalities to the community. When I was asked to be on the Board for The Love and Light Institute, I was honored. My answer was a resounding (and IMMEDIATE) ‘yes’. This organization is providing the opportunity for healers to cultivate their craft in order to bring love, light, and healing to those who desire it. During my time of service on the Board, my intention is to use my creative energy and traditionally nontraditional wellness background to do my part in maximizing the impact this organization will undoubtedly have on our society.
Marla has over a decade of experience working as a graphic designer, writer, and brand consultant. Her thoughtful and studied approach to the market has been used to both launch new companies and strengthen local and national brands. She studied marketing communications at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a certificate in graphic design from Portfolio Center.
Marla applies her professional skills and passion for education to the Love and Light Institute in an effort to teach and heal people in Atlanta and beyond.
Sun has been an Artist Educator and a leader in community arts organizing since 2005. She is the Creator & Director of Voice of Purpose; Vision Director of Interfusion Festival; and a member of the Board of Directors at the Love & Light Institute.
She has been blazing a path in arts education through the development of Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a pedagogical framework, which includes the Arts, Social Justice, and Well-Being in the exploration of Authenticity, Identity, and Purpose. She has worked with thousands of students of all ages in schools and community organizations.
Sun has played key leadership and co-creational roles with respected and award-winning community arts organizations in Canada such as Lost Lyrics, Nomanzland, BeLovEd, and the West Side Arts Hub. Sun has successfully developed and delivered projects in partnership with organizations such as Art Starts, Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto District School Board, York University, North York Arts, and many chapters of the Boys and Girls Club across Toronto. She has also worked as an Artist Educator with organizations such as Arts For Children and Youth (VIBE Arts), Young People’s theatre, Soul Pepper Theatre, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Limestone District School Board, University of Toronto Schools, and many more.
Sun has sat on Grant Review Committees for funders such as the Ontario Arts Council, Art Reach Toronto, City of Toronto Arts and Culture for Local Arts Service Organizations. She has led Royal Conservatory (RCM) Artist Educator trainings as an instructor, teaching in areas of Professional Development in Arts Education and Facilitation. Sun holds an Artist Educator Mentor certificate from the RCM, a degree in International Development from York University, and has studied for four years at the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto in the fields of Psychotherapy, Bio-Energetic Therapy, and Energy Healing.
Sun’s true inner purpose and calling is to guide artists to embody a greater place of authenticity with themselves. This includes teaching Artist Educators to use Purpose Rooted Arts Education as a tool to empower their learners through the Arts. Originally born in Korea, Sun is now based in Toronto, ON and Atlanta, GA.