Welcome to the 9th Annual Gaia's Essence Women's Wellness Conference September 2, 2017 | Melville Marriott

GEWWC 2017 | 9/2/17 | 9:00am - 5:00pm Melville Marriott | 1350 Walt Whitman Rd Melville, NY 11747

Address from our Founder: Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison, Environmental Scientist

This year we are celebrating 9 years of hosting our Women's Wellness Conference. A safe place for women to Connect, Empower and Educate each other on living healthier happier lives. We Empower Women to love who they are while embracing their journey of LIFE. Our theme this year: Embrace Your Story: celebrates our differences, diversities and experiences. They have made us stronger. Let's respect and support each other.

Often we all are embarrassed, ashamed or angry at the different paths our lives may have taken. The so called set backs are actually just lessons, giving us the tools required to remain in gratitude for the gift of life. We are all on different parts of our journey to Optimum Wellness.

Come enjoy a fun filled day of informative seminars, meet industry health and business professionals, health and business coaches, top speakers of their fields,  meet medical and naturopathic doctors, while networking with other diverse selection of Exhibitors and Authors. We welcome you to join us as we Empower Women to Live!

Peace, Health and Love

Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison

2017 Speakers

Our lineup of top industry professionals.

Dr. Linda Golden

GEWWC 2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Golden is a graduate of the New York University Dental School, and possesses a solid background in intergrade biological and holistic dentistry. Her training also included working closely with alternative and biological dentist Dr. Reid Winick. Dr. Golden completed a two-year internship with Dr. Rau at Switzerland's Paracelsus Institute, in an effort to further solidify her holistic approach to dental therapies. She always strives to keep her skills on the cutting edge of technology. She and her team have spent countless hours gaining education in the newest technologies, including laser therapies, 3D digital radiography, ozone therapy, use of zirconia, and much more.

Lenserf group

CEO Farnia Fresnel

The Lenserf Group is a project management consulting and coaching firm focused on igniting transformational changes in organizations and individuals. Having served clients across the US and in 31 countries, our highly motivated global clients are often challenged with: planning and implementing complex strategic initiatives, driving change, growing stronger leaders to support those endeavors, and building geographically diverse, fully engaged teams. At The Lenserf Group, we listen to your priorities and set you on the right path. Project & Program Management Executive Coaching Leadership Development Staff Augmentation Workshops/Seminars/Speaking Engagements

Dr. Mike Berlin

Long Island club reduce and Family Wellness Center.

Dr. Michael Berlin, one of Long Island's top holistic health centers and seen on News 12. He will educate us on the true causes of weight gain and how to heal it for life! Taking into account re-balancing your hormones and completely heal your digestive system, immunity, fatigue, headaches, sleep problems, emotional eating, cravings, and more! Dr. Berlin is trained as a highly skilled and talented healer and communicator and brings to the community over 25 years of experience working in health care and mind-body healing. Dr. Berlin is a well-known speaker/educator, has been a wellness coach for thousands of people.

Lauren O’Connell

Financial Representative at Wealth Advisory Group

Lauren joined Wealth Advisory Group in June of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in European Studies from SUNY Cortland. After graduating college, Lauren joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate, formerly Prudential Long Island Reality. She started as a receptionist, and worked her way up to Marketing and Advertising Manager. After having her second child, Lauren decided to take time away from the office and focus on raising her children. Lauren was introduced to Wealth Advisory Group through a friend from her former organization. She was drawn to the cooperative culture of the firm and holistic philosophy of The Living Balance Sheet. Lauren has her Life & Health, Series 6 and Series 63.

Dr. Olga Isaeva, DDS

Holistic Dentist

Dr. Olga Isaeva DDS is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (2004) and had practiced as a General Dentist in North Carolina & Long Island, NY. Her new practice—Nature’s Dental, is primarily devoted to Biomimetics – Nature Mimicking Dentistry, as Dr. Olga (as she prefers to be called) strongly believes that Biomimetics is the future of all dental care. Dr. Olga considers that a truly beautiful smile starts with our healthy selves. In 2016, Dr. Olga graduated from American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, recommitting herself to the art and science of Naturopathics and "Doctor Do No Harm" motto. Join Dr. Olga in the kids room at her seminar: So You Think You Can Brush :). Demonstrating brushing and flossing techniques, followed by the plaque detector application to instruct the kids further on all the hard to reach places in the mouth.

Orlandina Balan

IFBB, Founder the Fitter Woman

Orlandina's fitness journey began in the Fall of 2011.  It was a time filled with doubts, uncertainties and unknowns. The gym initially served as a place to help her escape the stressors in my life at that time. After awhile the purpose of the gym changed. It became a vehicle which would help her to look directly at her circumstances and face them head on. The company has three-fold purpose; to expose women and families to various forms physical fitness activities; to educate women and families about good eating habits and how to sustain them with busy lifestyles; to empower women and families by helping them to develop healthy and positive mindset. Join Orlandina on September 2nd as she demonstrates how to set our worries aside, strengthen our resolve and prepare our mind, body and spirits for change. When done, all guests will feel lighter, brighter and motivated to gain control of their lives. In the process they will unveil and discover the Fitter Woman that lies within.

Linda Springer

Financial Advisory

Linda joined Primerica in 2003 after hearing about a business opportunity from a Primerica Representative. At that time in her life, she was working as a Museum Curator and was searching for a chance to improve my family's quality of life. For me, the Primerica Opportunity was a dream come true. Today, my organization continues to grow and I’m on my way to fulfilling my goals and dreams. Linda is an investment advisor with Primerica for 20 years, teaching families how to save for retirement, how to protect their families with life insurance, and how to stay debt free. Join Linda at her seminar on How Money Works for Kids is the title of my presentation. She is especially prepared to educate young people and their parents how to save for their future. Prior accomplishments include co-authoring 3 Field Guides on Long Island's Woodland, Wetlands and Seashores.

Retha Fernandez

Founder of Soul of Long Island

Retha has spent 15 years overseeing technology strategy development and execution. As a Certified Meditation Instructor, through the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, she instructed and guided individuals through the process of embracing meditation and mindfulness as a life skill that complements and supports personal and professional development programs. Through her company, Soul of Long Island, LLC, she offers instruction in a four-session course, taught in groups or individually, to learn meditation as a stress management and self-empowerment tool.   Certified in Primordial Sound Meditation, her teachers include Deepak Chopra, Roger Gabriel, Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) and Yogini Shambhavi. She is trained in Transcendental Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Join Retha as she heads the mini meditation segments at the conference.

2017 Exhibitors

Board reviewed and approved companies empowering health

Dr. Linda Golden


Valiant Nutrition

Michelle Andrea Stewart

The Lenserf Group

Hempstead Girls and Boys Club



The Family Wellness Center

Karen Carter

Open Wellness Empowerment


Debe Schirone

2017 Author Alley

Authors who empower us all to be Amazing

Linda Williams

Author of "Church Etiquette"

April Diane

Author: The Greatest Gift of All

Affirmation of the Positive Mind: I am a successful student. I learn with passion. I attract positive people and positive situations. Negativity cannot hurt me. I make good choices. I love myself. Everyday is an for my to achieve the greatness that lies within me. Quote: GEWWC 2017 Speaker Orlandina Balan