10am to 3:30pm EST (Doors Open at 9:00am)
The purpose of the Unstoppable You Conference is to inspire, empower, and connect attendees to resources to help them grow personally and professionally in all areas of their lives. Unstoppable You Ministries provides emergency services, public education/training, and supportive resources to individuals and families affected by domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness.
The Unstoppable You Conference will be hosted on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm (Doors Open at 9:00 am) at the beautiful York Jewish Community Center (2000 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403).
Jennifer Foxworthy is a post-domestic violence thriver and victim’s advocate. As a sought-after motivational speaker, Jennifer travels around the country using her life experiences to boldly, authentically, and transparently engage audiences on topics like intimate partner abuse, self-empowerment, overcoming adversity, self-care, and workplace safety. Jennifer’s first-hand experience with overcoming adversity drives her dynamic presentations. A retired Navy Aircrewman, Jennifer knocked down stereotypes and dealt with discrimination as she became the first African American female Aircrewman, the first African American Aircrewman in the enlisted ranks, and the first female In Flight Technician during her squadron tours.
The purpose of the Unstoppable You Conference is to educate, empower, and inspire attendees to grow personally and professionally.
CEO Rising Queens, LLC
Margaret Eckles-Ray is a Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor and a driven entrepreneur hailing from Queens, New York. Her post-secondary educational journey began in 1978 at the University of Maryland College Park, ultimately earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013 from the York College of Pennsylvania. After a successful ten-year stint in the telecommunications industry, Margaret pursued her passion to enter the field of substance use disorder in 2012. For over a decade, Margaret has been an invaluable asset to the White Deer Run Treatment Network, serving in various capacities. Currently, she serves as the Program Director of the York Assessment Center, where she facilitates access to treatment for individuals grappling with substance use and mental health disorders. Margaret is a devoted advocate and actively contributes to her community. She serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Certification Board and holds the position of Vice Chair of the York Opioid Collaborative board of directors. Additionally, Margaret is affiliated with notable groups such as being a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the York County Economic Alliance, and the Women’s Business Center Organization Council, where she also serves as Vice Chair. She also volunteers in her spare time at the local YWCA. Driven by her mission to amplify the voices of the unheard, Margaret seeks to establish authentic connections with individuals based on trust and respect. In October 2021, she took a leap of faith and founded her own business, focusing on women’s empowerment, mentorship, and life coaching. Margaret is dedicated to transforming her dreams into reality. Her unwavering commitment and hard work fuel her pursuit of new opportunities, professional growth, and giving back to those in need. With an infectious smile and unstoppable energy, Margaret is a true social butterfly. She is a master at making important connections happen. Margaret is not just a socialite, but also a dedicated champion for York County, small businesses, and individuals of color, particularly women. Her unwavering support and celebration of others have been a hallmark of her character for a long time.
Rising Star Panel Moderator
Tavon Parker or “T.P.” as we all come to know him, was born and raised in York, Pa. He is a father, husband, son, brother, student, community activist, and businessman. Tavon excelled in sports and is a thousand-point scorer at his alma mater William Penn Senior High School (York High) where he graduated in 2013. After gaining a scholarship and venturing to college, Tavon lacked the proper perspective and struggled with school, 2 short years later he found himself back in the environment he worked so hard to get out of. Back in York, Tavon became a drug dealer and was arrested, and he faced 2-5 years in state prison. After serving 14 months’ time, Tavon was released back to society with a new vision and mission for his life. Tavon has now turned his life around, and he has dedicated himself to helping others get to the next level in their lives by working to change their narrative. T.P. provides job opportunities through his lawn care company Tavon’s Lawn Care. Tavon also founded a nonprofit called The Advantage Program which mentors young men 7-17. On top of this, Tavon motivates and inspires through motivational speaking and workshops. Tavon has truly embodied how to CHANGE THE NARRATIVE. He has recently been awarded the Most influential person in York from YDR, the “hands on” award from the tre and boo classic, he is a finalist for the Outstanding Individual Award from Downtown York, the community impact award from Bro2Go, the Rising Stars award from Crispus Attucks, as well as a recent graduate of Leadership York 22.
Director of Her Traditions
at Traditions Bank
Nicole Shaffer is the Director of Her Traditions at Traditions Bank, where she utilizes 25 years of experience in communications and community building. Nicole oversees all components of the Her Traditions initiative, including their scholarship program, women’s events, and their trademarked Financial Personality Indicator. An active community advocate, Nicole currently serves on the Board for York City Dollars for Scholars, is the Co-Chair for the Confronting Racism Coalition, is the past Chair for YWCA York’s Racial Justice Committee, and is a founding Board Member for Braided River Collective, among numerous other community commitments. Nicole is also a volunteer for Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts, where she has gone into local schools to teach the importance of resume creation, interview skills, understanding credit cards, and building a strong credit history. As a lifelong champion for women’s issues, Nicole is passionate about connecting women to opportunities to help them take charge of their financial future. During her time leading the Her Traditions initiative, she has led the expansion of their scholarship program to include women in the trades through a partnership with the local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Nicole is currently managing a pilot program at the Bank, which will provide financial life coaching focused on specific life events in partnership with Willow, a fintech innovator and women-led company.
CEO of Justice House of Hope, Inc.
Justice C. Maddox graduated with a degree in Human Services from Harrisburg Area Community College, and she is working on her Bachelor of Science degree as a Clinical Social Worker. She has completed the Certified Recovery Specialist from Pennsylvania State University. Through both her personal experience, education, and professional experiences as a Human Trafficking Caseworker when she worked at the YWCA, Child Protection Investigator at Peace River, and as a foster parent, Justice has seen firsthand the dehumanizing lifestyle and heartbreaking impact of surviving human trafficking. Witnessing this trauma motivated Justice to find the Justice House of Hope, Inc. Justice Maddox has dedicated her life to providing others with protection and structure in a nurturing environment through the creation of the Justice House of Hope Incorporation. Justice was a teen parent who survived sexual assault domestic violence and human trafficking. She links her work, experience, and credentials with her life’s mission to raise awareness and provide safe housing services, and education to help sex and labor trafficking victims.
Minister of Songs
Mother of three beautiful children and grandmother of seven. I wouldn’t be here or anywhere in life without the Lord’s divine intervention in my life in 1993. After a 5-year addiction to crack cocaine, I heard about New Life for Girls through a young lady I was doing drugs with. She had no interest in going and little did she know God had heard and answered my prayer to save me, I didn’t want to die in addiction or leave my small kids motherless. I went into the program a few days later and had an encounter with the Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday. New Life for Girls is a Christian faith-based program for women with life controlling issues. I graduated from the program 1994, moved to York with my children, went back to school and got an associate degree. I currently work for WellSpan Health Heart Failure Dept-Medical Assistant. I attend The Chapel under the leadership of Pastor Larry Colbert. God has blessed me to share my testimony of his goodness and minister through songs in local churches, here and abroad, women’s conferences, and prisons. I thank God for all that He is doing in and through me, my life has been forever changed by his power.
Yvette Jones/ Founder and Dance/Evangelist Ministry
Different Wings Ministry was founded in September 2007 by sister Yvette Jones. Different Wings Ministry started as a liturgical dance ministry at Bethel A.M.E. Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Rev Lewis, who had a vision for the church. The Ministry started with little ones who were named God’s Little Angels. Before they knew it, they had over 12 little angels ministering to the congregation that was touched and anointed by God. This ministry has now transformed into a powerful men and women’s ministry that has touched the lives of many people around the country through the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Different Wings Ministry is a group of broken men and women that has been transformed like beautiful butterflies and that is what makes them so SPECIAL. Each member LOVES the LORD and is allowing Him to heal and use them in such a profound way. This God-fearing group loves to minister to others. God has anointed sister Yvette Jones and all her leaders of this ministry to do His will.
Different Wings Ministry is open to all ages who need other men and women to help them move forward in their journey of healing.
What better way to show support, a sense of community, and compassion than to empower and uplift someone else to become Unstoppable? This amazing event will be open to in-person attendance. So, save the date and get your tickets!
Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 10 AM to 3:30 PM
(Doors Open at 9:00 am)
Southern Maryland Unstoppable You Conference Agenda
Doors Open/Meet & Greet/Pre-vendor Showcase
Opening Song - Dixie Carter
Evangelical Dance - Different Wings Dance Ministry
Introduction of Host- Catherine Palmisano
Conference Welcome - UYC Founder and Host Jennifer Foxworthy
Presenting Sponsor - WellSpan
Presentation by Justice Maddox
Presentation by Tavon Parker
Presentation by Margaret Eckles-Ray
Media Sponsor – FOX43 Amy Lutz
11:45 Am - 12:45 PM
Unstoppable You Rising Star Panel Discussion
Presentation by Nicole Shaffer
Platinum Presenting Sponsor – HighMark Wholecare
Unstoppable You Fashion Makeover Presentation
Jennifer Foxworthy Presentation
Closing Song- Dixie Carter
Evangelical Dance- Different Wings Dance Ministry
Amanda Scott interviews Jennifer Foxworthy