Kristin Hollingsworth is the studio director and new partner with Workplace Architecture + Design. She has a degree from East Carolina University in interior design and has 20 years of experience. Kristin moved from Charleston, SC to Winston Salem in 2013 after marrying her husband who is part owner of DARRAN Furniture, a family operated commercial furniture business in High Point. She has worked on a number of collaborative projects ranging from higher education and corporate, to hospitality and federal. Working with two of the largest architectural firms in the southeast, Kristin has gained the ability to communicate directly with clients to ascertain their design goals and needs, and prepare proposals for design services. She excels at implementing sophisticated and appropriate interior architecture from conceptual design through construction documentation. As a LEED AP, Kristin applies principals of sustainable design to all projects with specific application to LEED when required. Her background with major architectural firms has trained her to coordinate with engineers and consultants to achieve a fully integrated design, review and coordinate specifications, analyze product and construction costs to meet the clients’ budgets and objectives; and finally, to follow a project all the way through the construction administration phase to insure a successful project.
Katrina Hayes is a passionate special education advocate who currently resides in Cary, North Carolina. Amongst her numerous accomplishments, she was the 2011 Girls Inc. of NYC Volunteer of the Year and a 2022 Top Mental Health Advocate Nominee for Joy Awards. The Joy Awards are a celebratory event held by The Boris L. Henson Foundation which is founded by actress Taraji P. Henson. Being the strong, smart, and bold individual that she is, Katrina is also a Graduate of Partners in Policymaking and a recent graduate of the Abilities Leadership Project which is an initiative by the North Carolina Council for Developmental Disabilities. She is also a former Disability Rights North Carolina Board Member. Education-wise, Katrina studied Medical Biology and obtained her M.Sc. During her free time, she loves to stay active by participating in AKT workouts, playing skee ball and even rock climbing, among other things. Katrina has a brother and is the proud mother of a son – both of which have Autism. She urges them – along with everyone else to NEVER be afraid of who you are. Her courageous and positive spirit is contagious – and if you’d like to find out more about what Katrina stands for, visit speakupadvocacy.com
Ana Redfearn is a full time entrepreneur born and raised in Brazil. Ana moved to the United States in 1997 to learn English and to pursue her goals and dreams. Ana is the owner of Special Moments Venue and Event Space, Ana’s Salon and IAR Investments, LLC (Real Estate) are all located here in the Triad. Ana is a courageous, loving, risk taker and people person that is very passionate about her family and seizing every happy moment in life. “I believe that every family deserves the opportunity to gather in unity to celebrate life’s special moments,” said Ana. Her mission is to create that safe place to inspire and promote community. Ana recently hosted an iChoose JOY Cancer Survivor Brunch at her venue that was birthed from knowing friends close to her battling this disease. She wanted them to know that they were not alone; they are celebrated and encouraged to still choose joy during their journey, surviving and thriving. Ana loves spending time with her son, Isaac, and watching him excel in his own dreams and goals. Ana also loves to travel the world and often goes back to Brazil where she spends time with her family allowing her to relax, reset and continue to be a visible, active part of her Brazilian community. Visit our venue website at specialmomentsvenue.com and follow us on social media @specialmomentsvenue.
Marya Maxwell is a licensed clinical social worker and certified play therapist at Camel City Counseling in downtown Winston-Salem. “With more than 20 years of experience in foster care, community mental health and hospital-based care, I help children and adolescents navigate, grow, learn and thrive despite the challenges of trauma, separation, loss, anxiety and depression,” said Marya. “I am a guide to increase understanding of trauma, gain control over self-defeating thoughts and actions, increase emotional intelligence, improve self-concept, increase healthy attachment and learn how to adapt behavioral skills. I work with families, young adolescents and children as young as four. I believe play is a child’s primary language, so to understand children, we must engage in playful interactions with them. I utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (T-CBT), Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Therapy and Attachment-Based interventions. Having worked in a variety of settings, I understand that helping your family feel confident is a top priority. As a compassionate counselor, I empathize deeply with the challenges of parenting in the 21st century and am dedicated to your success. When I am not serving clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, dog Coco, friends and church family. I also love hiking, bike riding, walking, swimming, running, reading, singing and attending movies and concerts.
Regina Steed is the CEO and owner of RCS Entertainment, LLC and a physician recruiter for UCSF. She has a master’s in business administration and four and a half years of nursing recruitment experience. She started RCS Entertainment seven months ago. Always busy, when not working, she enjoys going to the gym, being a mental health advocate and spending time with her husband and three kids (ages 1, 2 and 8). “I love to laugh, motivate other women and thrive off life,” said Regina. Her favorite quote is “Live like nobody’s watching.”
Dr. Ahunna Freeman is the Co-Owner/Director of Clinical Services at Southside Discount Pharmacy and Aligned Care LLC. She was born in Nigeria but moved to Raleigh in 1997. She earned her BA in chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Asheville and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. As an immigrant and a minority woman, Dr. Freeman understands the barriers and challenges of navigating the U.S. health system. She believes that the community pharmacy should not only serve as a medication dispensary, but as a healthcare “hub” for community residents. She sees community pharmacy as a place where patients can gain knowledge in mediations or medication-related issues, manage certain chronic diseases with the assistance of an expert in the community and as a place to understand the importance of preventive care. For that, Dr. Freeman has embraced technological advancements and the broadened community pharmacy’s scope of practice in NC to implement multiple clinical services that improve health inequities and health literacy in the community. She enjoys running, making her native Nigerian dishes, traveling and spending time with her husband and three boys.