Key People

Pure Professionalism

Deborah Harris


Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe the leader of our team. Mrs. Harris is a certified peer recovery specialist, certified cognitive therapy practitioner, author, mental health advocate, community volunteer, christian leader and mother. She is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.


Victor Harris

Vice President

With us since our founding, Victor Harris is one of our veteran team members. He bring his years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed. He is currently employed by Norfolk Naval Shipyard and has nineteen years tenure with exceptional work ethics. He is a retired football and little league softball coach, many of the youths he coached has gone on to be professional athletes. He loves the Lord and is active and faithful in his church. He is a loving husband, and father.


Eric K Bracey

Volunteer Supervisor

Eric Bracey brings enthusiasm, creativity, and people skills to our team. He is certified in Social Media Marketing and Retail Sales and Distribution. He enjoys writing music and he is a former service member of the U.S. Navy. He sings in the choir in his local church, loves God and is truly a joy to be around.


Tony A Bracey Jr.

Marketing/Design Specialist

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Devoted Father, with strong religious beliefs. Tony Bracey is truly dedicated to enriching the lives of the individuals we serve. Tony has over ten years of experience as a Retail Manager, Proven Marketing Campaign experience and is well versed in social media strategies. He is an exceptional asset to our company.


Iyanla Romany

Administrative Assistant

With us since our founding, Ms. Romany is a experienced Sales Associate. She is proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and various computer software features. The skills she bring  to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed are exceptional. She is dedicated to our causes and she volunteers at all events. She is passionate about the duties she performs and she is organized and dependable.  Although she is dedicated to helping Your Wellness Inc to reach it's goals and potential, she is diligently pursuing a career in pharmaceuticals.


Kecia LaShaun Lawrence

MBA, B.S. Organizational Mgmt & Leadership/Financial Professional & Transmutation Speaker

This is merely a very brief summary of the awesomeness she brings to YWI however, Empowered to Live By Design Founder, Kecia Lawrence is a highly decorated SFC and she has traveled the world over, commanded troops, ran a multi-international health clinic in Belgium during her many years of service to our country. She is all about helping individuals to live a successful life and her passion is to provide positive insight into behaviors and beliefs that may prevent success whether, personally, professionally or financially. What an asset we have gained.


Willie Brown

Mr. Brown is the Owner and CEO of Big Mind Entertainment LLC & Network. He is all about helping YWI to spread our message of hope and compassion throughout all of his many media outlets.  Willie is also Major, USAF Retired. He has a extraordinary story of survival from a grenade explosion that caused him to spend nine years in a wheel chair. After waking up from a coma, Willie has been helping to enhance the lives of others in a variety of ways.  
Senior Account Executive/Artist Promotions WTJZ Praise Radio
Genera Sales Manager at The Groove 101.9
Elder at The New Testament Church
Board member of The Hope Foundation
Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator of the Hampton Roads Encore Awards Show. Needless to say, He is an awesome asset to the YWI team of experts.

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Dycelia Weiss 

Financial Educator, Life, Health, and Annuities licensed in 2 states (Washington and Virginia).

This awesome and brilliant financial educator brings with her beautiful spirit over 20 years of customer service experience and client relation. Certified Financial Educator through the Heartland Institute of Financial Education. She has hands on experience with teaching adult learners, knowledge of the latest services in the financial industry, excellent people and interpersonal communication skills along with a passion to learn and increase her skill. We are honored to have Dycelia on our team of experts.


Latisha James

Executive Vice President, External Affairs & Operations 
The Urban League of Hampton Roads

Awesomeness! is how I would describe Latisha. Her profound professionalism and impeccable ability to promote economic empowerment through core program pillars that include education, workforce development, housing and community development, financial literacy, health and entrepreneurship.  
New to Virginia, her role at the Urban League of Hampton Roads dovetails 25 yers of successfully leading Government relations and Corporate Social Responsibility platforms for some of Cleveland's largest employers: the city of Cleveland, The Cleveland Indians Baseball Company, Case Western Reserve University and The Metro Health System. A servant leader at heart, Latishas diverse professional experience in both the public and private sectors has provided extensive engagement and model initiatives in diversity, equity and inclusion, civic engagement, economic and community development, philanthropy, among others. Prior to joining the Urban League, Latisha served as a consultant for the Hampton Roads Alliance to provide an economic inclusion strategy for the Hampton Roads region. In addition, Latisha serves as an Advisor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Morino Family, Institute and Ventures. 
A graduate of Wilberforce University (the nation's first private historically black college and university), and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sority, Latisha and her family are excited to call VIrginia home.