Dr. Rhonda Coleman, DAOM
Acupuncturist and Medicine Woman.
Dr. Rhonda Coleman, DAOM, is on a mission to promote holistic health in disenfranchised communities in the Denver Metro community and beyond. She strives to enhance lives and increase the life span of the African-American communities in Aurora and Northeast Denver by offering treatments using traditional and complementary medicine systems. Rhonda is a native of New Orleans, LA. She moved to Colorado in 2012 and studied at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she received a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She went on to study at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX where she completed the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program. She founded a nonprofit organization, The Healing Garden, and opened a holistic health clinic with a collaborative of all Black Woman providers. She currently runs a private practice, Water Mama Acupuncture, in Aurora, CO. She serves as Chair on Senator James Coleman of Colorado's Health Cabinet, Is Vice President of the Black Acupuncturist Association, and a board member for IM4US. Dr. Coleman leads community discussions, and is actively involved in several social justice movements in the Denver Metro area.
Professor In Martial Arts and Communication
Randall Duval was born and raised in Durban, South Africa during the apartheid era. He is a veteran teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience and has taught middle and high school in Omaha, Nashville, and Denver. He is currently an Assistant Principal at DCIS Montbello High School, published his first book #stillloveteaching, and focuses on Liberation Pedagogy. He has a Bachelors in English Education from Iowa State University with a minor in African American Literature and a Master’s Degree in Theology from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in Post-Colonialism. He completed the Ritchie Leadership Program and DU in 2020.