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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC is now at work in over 40 crisis-affected countries as well as communities throughout Europe and the Americas. We deliver lasting impact by providing health care, helping children learn, and empowering individuals and communities to become self-reliant, always seeking to address the inequalities facing women and girls. www.rescue.org
As the nation’s non-profit financial coach for over 50 years, we are dedicated to increasing the financial health of all consumers. We have helped millions of families achieve their financial goals through debt reduction, credit score improvement, budgeting, and homeownership. whybalance.org
HERA (Housing & Economic Rights Advocates)
HERA is a California statewide, not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping Californians — particularly those most vulnerable — build a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses, in all aspects of household financial concerns. We provide free legal services, consumer workshops, training for professionals and community organizing support, create innovative solutions and engage in policy work locally, statewide and nationally. www.heraca.org
Dr. Joi K Madison
Dr. Joi K. Madison, international clarity coach and speaker, has facilitated group workshops and supported individuals and couples spanning four continents. With a trauma-informed approach to emotional intelligence, cultivating self-awareness, considering cultural context, and amplifying client-centered narratives serve as the foundation for Dr. Joi’s work with enhancing and promoting the overall health and well-being of clients across several domains including private, non-profit, and community-based organizations. Such organizations include American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), SoLa Impact, Conill Advertising, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., WalkGood Productions, and more.
Former owner of Los Angeles based functional fitness company, Eat.Sleep.Sweat., and collegiate All-American athlete, Dr. Joi’s methods highlight and value the importance of the mind-body connection. Her presentation and delivery style is informed by her background as an elite sports coach, mentor to nearly 100 young adults over the course of almost two decades, and experience as a middle school teacher.
Dr. Joi is also the founder and lead content creator for HealU Academy, an internal platform reserved for graduates of her programs which provides self-guided online courses promoting socio-emotional wellness. In 2020, Dr. Joi further solidified her role as an educator becoming a graduate professor in the department of Marriage and Family Therapy at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology including courses such as Diversity in Family Therapy and Assessments in Marriage and Family Therapy.
From 2019-2022, in her role as Program Manager for Sisters Mentally Mobilized at the California Black Women’s Health Project, Dr. Joi was responsible for the design and implementation of curriculum related to increasing awareness, decreasing stigma, and promoting advocacy around issues impacting and impeding the mental health of Black women across the state of California. During this time, over 150 women in Los Angeles County, Oakland/Bay Area, Sacramento, and the Inland Empire functioned as certified Community Mental Health Advocates under her guidance.
Dr. Joi currently serves on the board of Color the Water, a non-profit organization intent on reclaiming the history of and representing diversity in surf culture through lessons, education, and media. She continues to seek opportunities to innovate and serve in an effort to contribute to a society which prioritizes the well-being of its citizens. Through curiosity, creativity, and community, she uses every medium at her disposal, from writing to movement to video production, to elaborate on ideas about how to define, assess, and prioritize wellness, for all.
EDUCATION: California State University Northridge, BSc Kinesiology/Exercise Science, 2006; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), MA Clinical Psychology, 2019; TCSPP, PsyD, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2021.