Health and Education Advocates

This week we take a peak into the lives of a health guru, community builder, and public health specialist and a consultant. Phil, Ashley, Ernesto and Vanessa are passionate about health and wellness and teach people how to make changes that improve their lives.

Phil Echols whose photo heads off this post, is a school counselor at Wake County Public Schools and owns BecomeBetter consulting. BecomeBetter encourages people to become the best versions of themselves.


Ashley Turner is a trainer, fitness and yoga specialist and all around health guru. Ashley practices mindful meditation and founded the Meditation 101 Virtual Conference.


Ernesto Ramirez is getting his PhD in Public Health while he works in science and technology at CALIT2 and UCSD. Ernesto is a community builder and a positive thinker.


Vanessa R. Altidor is a holistic and whole-hearted living advocate who lives in Philadelphia. Vanessa is an avid writer and received a Bachelors in Public Health from Temple University.


Anna Lizaur is a Marketing Manager with She graduated from the University of Virginia. Anna is fluent in Spanish and can count to 100 in Chinese.