Donna Nealy is the Executive Director and Founder of ESTEEM, A Total Transformation and has been in the fitness, health and wellness industry since 2006. A high school athlete, Donna continued her quest for optimal heath throughout marriage and starting a family. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as an evening degree student and gained weight while staying up late completing assignments and eating to stay awake. During this time she decided to start a health and wellness ministry at her church. Donna decided to pursue her Master of Science in Sport Studies and received her degree. Both degrees were obtained from High Point University, High Point, NC. She is also a Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Certified Eating God’s Way consultant, certified life Coach, Ordained Minister, mother of four and grandmother of eight. Her lifelong and company motto is “Love Yourself”.
Toccara Evans is a single mom, US Army Veteran and currently studying psychology/exercise science at Capella University. Toccara has been in the fitness industry since 2006 and has received a Fitness Certification from Athletic Certification Training (ACT). Toccara decided to change her life after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, degenerative disc disease and ankylosing spondylitis. Her lifestyle change of exercise and diet change has allowed her the opportunity to discontinue the utilization of prescription medication and living a holistic life. She keeps God first because she knows with Him all things are possible.
Ayana Fair is a graduate of Strayer University with a MBA in Finance and a BS in International Business. She is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Christian Education. Ayana is Nutrition Consultant and Eating God’s Way consultant both certified through Life Extension Center (TX). She has her NC Life Insurance Licenses and is a FINRA Series 6 and 63 Registered Representative. Ayana is a proud wife and mother of two beautiful daughters.
Dr. Michael Teal is a graduate of Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Upon Graduation in 2014, he started his own complementary and alternative clinical pharmacist consulting business. In 2017, he joined Esteem, A Total Transformation, where he currently serves as the holistic consultant pharmacist. In this role, he evaluates patients’ current pharmacotherapy, labs, and diagnoses. He then makes therapeutic recommendations to his patients, as well as their physicians in order to make appropriate adjustments. He integrates natural with traditional approaches to therapy. Some of the modalities that he incorporates include: essential oils, vitamins, and other supplements. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing viola, and spending quality time with his family, as well as finding unique ways to serve or advocate in the community.
Nicole Peoples has a B.S. in Sign Language Interpreting and a Master of Social Work. She developed and began to hone the skills she uses as an Administrative Assistant during her professional education. Nicole is proficient at editing and internet research. She has experience working with children and adults in the social service setting. Nicole has worked with homeless persons, within the refugee community, with addicted persons, and those with mental health challenges. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, crafts and going to spoken word events.
Jennifer Watson recently joined the team as the Holistic Health Intern and helps with fundraising, event planning and many other facets for Esteem. Her professional background includes working in fundraising and sales since graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. After interning the corporate world, she continued with her education, earning a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology (Sofia University). After 13 years in collegiate fundraising and sales, Jennifer decided to leave the corporate world in hopes to help others in the area of health and wellness. She is a doctoral candidate in the discipline of Mind-Body Medicine with a specialization in Functional Medicine at Saybrook University, online and will one day work as a Functional Medicine practitioner guiding others towards healthier lives.
In her spare time she enjoys meditating, laughing, cooking, genealogy and spending time with her husband and daughter.