Meet The Staff

CourtneyCheraeCourtney Cherae: Founder, Holistic Health Coach, Energy Healer, and Herbalist

Hey Yall! I’m here to support your healing needs whether it’s through health coaching, energy healing, or herb-crafting. I’ve studied at the very awesome Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I studied over 100 dietary theories, lifestyle management concepts, and holistic health practices. I’ve also obtained my Master Usui Reiki certification from Karen Hutchins of Cicada Recovery Services in Austin, Texas. I spend a lot of my time outdoors with the plant world and working on herb crafting (teas, tinctures, herbal remedies, etc.). Please let me know how I can assist you on your healing journey!  You can email me directly at or schedule your free consultation here.

SteVon Edwards: MPH, Chief Staff Writer and “Community Health Enabler”

Stevon bio picI believe that interest, trust, and empathy are essential to community organizing and I rely on those elements to build relationships in my work around community-level prevention initiatives in policy/program development. My focus here is to provide you with information that will help you to overcome barriers you have in achieving a GREAT quality of life. I want you to be able to move, dance, sing, play, crochet , enjoy whatever healthy hobby you have among family and friends with sound mind, body, and spirit! Twitter: Twitter




Whitney Joy: Staff Writer and Fashion Blogger

My name is Whitney, and I’m delighted to be one of the new writers here at Holistic Ebony. I am 28 years old, live in Ohio and am currently working in retail, but my passion lies in holistic health – especially food/nutrition, spirituality and self-image. I’m excited (and a little nervous) to be able to explore and share my passion for these topics with you on this wonderful site! You can contact me at or visit website as well:



Christine Taylor: Staff Writer and Professional Writer

1970403_10203448454835963_521186428_nMy name is Christine L. Taylor. I grew up with 2 brothers, and was a high school track and field county champ. I continued to run track in college, but missed going to the Olympic trials by 3 tenths of a second. I enjoy learning new languages and how to live eco-friendly. I earned my Bachelors degree in Communications and Culture from The City University of New York. Fitness has, and will always be a part of my life.  Nowadays, I bike, hike, walk, do yoga and swim. Additionally, I am a buddhist and member of a lay organization that promotes peace, culture and education, (Soka Gakkai International-USA). I am excited about being a staff writer for Holistic Ebony. I believe that you should never stop learning. Learning to live holistically can be enjoyable, easy and in fact such a pleasure that healthy adjustments are not only achievable, but also sustainable.  I hope to help you reach your holistic goals. I look forward to hearing from you! Please stay in contact by sending an email to:


Hope McPhatter: Staff Writer and Wellness Advocate

photoHello everyone! I am beyond excited to be a part of a network of people who are proactive about their health and interested in all of its dimensions! Going into the Health Education field allowed me to learn about health not only to help others, but myself as well. For the past 3 years or so, I have really embraced the concept of holistic wellness in more and more aspects of my life. I can’t wait to take you all with me on this journey to be as holistically healthy as possible. I look forward to the ride!



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