2024 Conference


Lydia Gray-Holifield

Lydia - INA Speaker

Lydia Gray-Holifield is a dedicated Wife and Mother of 22 children,
Lydia is deeply involved in various community initiatives. For the past decade, she has served as a Parent Leader for the Parent Accountability Council, advocating for the needs of families and children. She also brings her expertise to the Board of Directors for Our Just Future, where she has served for 9 years, contributing to initiatives aimed at advancing social justice and equity.

As a Parent Consultant for the past 8 years, Lydia has been a trusted advisor and advocate for parents navigating complex systems. Her dedication to community health led her to serve as a Community Health Worker for 6 years, where she worked tirelessly to address health disparities and improve access to care.

Lydia is also the Founder and Community Education Worker for Multnomah County, where she has spearheaded initiatives to educate and empower marginalized communities. Additionally, she is the Founder and CEO of Blaque Excellence LLC, a mentoring and coaching organization focused on supporting and empowering Black and Brown women to realize their full potential.

With a strong commitment to community empowerment, Lydia is actively involved in mentoring and coaching initiatives aimed at uplifting marginalized community members. Through her work, she strives to create a more equitable and inclusive society, one project at a time.

How you Show up in the Space is how you are Perceived

In this engaging workshop tailored for nannies and employers of nannies, participants will delve into the importance of personal presence in the caregiver role. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will explore how their demeanor, communication style, and attitude influence the perceptions of both children and employers. By honing their self-awareness and communication skills, participants will learn to cultivate a positive and professional presence that fosters trust, respect, and effective caregiving relationships.


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Jennifer Farlow

Charlotte Terrell

Cindy Wilkinson

Rachael Lubin

Denise Collins

Tiffany French

Tamara Gardner

Kenda Horst

Sheryl Cooksley

Celina Barnett

Takita Tunstall

Lydia Gray-Holifield

Aakash Goel

Jessica Rector

Sarah Washburn

Angela Johnson

Candi Vajana

Julietta Skoog

Debbie Saroufim

Leigh Roberson

Christa Nader

Briana Murphy

April Mitsch

Stacey McCormack

Tiffany Martinson

Kristin Mangan

Henry Lin

Ryan Jordan

Candice Howe

Dianne Cassidy

Yshai Boussi

Kimberly Bepler

Jam (Robyn) Anderson

Jackie Allison

Ingrid Anderson

Stefanie Hudgins

Patty Ross

Michelle Mintz