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Navigating Your Authentic Self

Becoming Authentically You
Dr. Kimmie Chernichky, Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractor, Chernichky Family Chiropractic

10:30 - 11:00 AM | VTC School of Medicine Auditorium

Dr. Kimmie Chernichky, of Chernichky Family Chiropractic, is a board-certified pediatric and prenatal chiropractor in the Roanoke Valley. Dr. Kimmie is passionate and has focused her practice on helping families live their lives to their fullest potential. She strives to be an advocate for the health of the next generation, and she achieves that by focusing her practice on the journey from pre-conception through toddlerhood. She has witnessed profound results in patients struggling with various health challenges in this chapter of life. One of her greatest joys is seeing the light it brings back into each family's life as they overcome those challenges and achieve optimal health and function.


"It is my personal mission to promote the health of my community... By focusing on the care of infants, children, and pregnant women, I strive to be an advocate for the health of our next generation."

- Kimmie Chernichky, D.C., CACCP

Ouch! You Stepped on my Boundary! Understanding Emotional Reactivity
Rachael Harris, Spiritual Coach & Healer - The Impassioned Life

11:30 - 11:45 AM | FBRI G101 B

I am Rachael Elizabeth Harris – or Reh for short.

Since 2020 I’ve been living in Roanoke, Virginia. I have also had the opportunity to call many locations home. I’ve lived in several states on the East Coast from Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania to New York, as well as some places further west like Missouri and Utah. I have even had the opportunity to spend three years in Shenzhen, CHINA!! Yes - it was amazing!


I have four incredible children ages 15, 13, 11, and 9, who are some of the most adventurous and interesting people I know. Being their mother is a privilege and a challenge. I stayed at home with them for 14 years. Now, I hope to show them that it’s never too late to invest in yourself and pursue your passions. Always learn and grow, and step into change!


I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis in research, writing, analysis, and philosophy. I have my life and spiritual coaching certifications (CLC and CSC) from Life Purpose Institute. I also am a Certified Havening Practitioner. My focus is healing after Mormonism, but I work with anyone wanting guidance on their healing journey, not matter their background. When helping my clients on their journey, I pull from my many recourses to create a personal experience every time.

I am so excited for this opportunity. I love getting to know people and to listen to their amazing stories. I l look forward to meeting everyone.

Being a Mom and Being YOU: Navigating Authenticity as a Mother
Kimberly Whiter, Owner & CEO, Elder Care Solutions

1:30 - 2:00 PM | FBRI G101 A


All moms wear so many hats. For me, I'm a mom, an entrepreneur, a partner, a doctoral student, a writer, a friend...and more. We also go through a lot. I'm on my third career. I've been married, given birth twice, been divorced, been single, been through two terrible health scares, been a family caregiver, been through the terrible twos and threes and now the tweens, and I've fallen in love all over again, which involved making transparent all my identities. While our lives take us on many twists and turns, one thing remains constant for us, we are moms. All our actions carry the undercurrent of how our next steps will impact our children. Our dreams, hopes, and fears aren't processed without us thinking about how we'll face each with our children by our side.


I would like to share with you how all the twists, turns, ups, and downs of my life were faced, with me being, first and foremost, a mom.

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