Our Sixth Sense or 'Gut Feeling'
February 12, 2020
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
555 E. Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Coffee & Conversations is a casual round table opportunity for women in the community to discuss pertinent topics around being a success in the business sphere, public square, or for personal growth and development.
Event sponsored by Conjure Coffee and IHOP
One in five individuals will struggle with a mental health struggle in any given year. Causes of anxiety or depression can be linked to a variety of factors, but many times people do not realize the connection between gut health and mental health. Our panel of featured speakers include: Dr. Angela LaSalle, medical director with Parkview Physicians Group Integrative Medicine; Dr. Courtney Washington, clinical psychologist with Park Center; and Heather Hunley, social emotional learning coach with East Allen County Schools.
Angela LaSalle M.D., ABoIM is the Medical Director of Parkview Physicians Group Integrative Medicine for Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. LaSalle was one of only 121 integrative medicine physicians nationally to obtain the inaugural certification through the American Board of Integrative Medicine and has studied with Andrew Weil, M.D. at University of Arizona, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Metabolic Medicine Institute. Dr. LaSalle also has two degrees in nursing and prior to her medical career, worked as an RN in Surgery and Burn Unit. She is an author and frequent keynote speaker on the topics of thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, autoimmunity and the role of nutrition in inflammatory diseases.
Dr. Courtney Washington is a Clinical Psychologist at Park Center who specializes in sexual health. She works primarily with adolescents, in both residential and outpatient settings. Additionally, she is the clinical training director for Park Center’s Doctoral Internship Program. Her clinical interests include sexual health, social justice, groups and organizations, LGBTQ+ issues, and gender issues. She serves in many different roles within the community including being a board member of the YWCA, and the Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations (CCSGO), and being a trainer for IN-AJSOP. In her personal life she enjoys building a small sustainable farm with her partner and their dog Sigmund.
Heather Hunley is a Social Emotional Learning Coach for the EACS district where she helps build and strengthen skills in mindset, collaboration, critical-thinking, insight and self-regulation. Prior to her current role, she spent 15 years with The Lutheran Foundation where she was instrumental in developing LookUpIndiana.org, a free resource for mental and behavioral health information. She was involved in planning, strategy, and partnerships with several mental health advocacy groups. Current member and past President of WOWnet Fort Wayne, a local business network of women leaders, she enjoys empowering women to have the courage and know-how to live happier, be healthier, and to find their purpose. Since beginning her own wellness journey 5 years ago, she’s become passionate about whole person health – body, mind, and spirit. Included in her blessings are her husband, Scott, and 2 daughters (ages 5 & 7), who remind her of the value of finding humor in the everyday!