Contemporary Gospel/Jazz/Blues Singer/Artist in Pensacola, FL

Contemporary Gospel/Jazz/Blues Singer/Artist in Pensacola, FL

During a season of unrelenting disappointment and despair, I experienced an epiphany about myself and gave birth to strengths I never knew I had. It was in this very dark place that my authenticity was illuminated. Simultaneously, I realized that assuming a posture of counterfeit was the result of living within the confines of boundaries set for me by others. To live as a counterfeit, then, is an offense to God and a stench in His nostrils. After all, I am fearfully and wonderfully made in His image!

The moment I gave birth to my authentic self was the instant of Ava J’s emancipation.

Hailing from Jackson, MS, I am a believer in Jesus Christ, wife, mother, sister, girlfriend, sister girl, aunt, niece, Sunday School Teacher, exercise enthusiast, retired Naval Officer, Registered Nurse, educator, researcher, consultant, "Chocoholic," musician, national/internationally sought-after motivational speaker, author, PhD-prepared executive, coach, leader, and facilitator of organizational transformation and development. The experiences I have had are vast and globally-influenced.

My journey to date has confirmed the multiplicity of blessings that come from brokenness. The sudden and sweet aroma presented with this next chapter has become the catalyst and motivation for my continuation.

I am grateful. I am thankful. I am authentic. I am free.

I invite a listen to the title track (“Mercy”) of my first EP (also titled “Mercy”) set to be released summer 2018, and that you stand by for the publication of my book later this winter. You may access “Mercy” by clicking play button below.

Professional History Highlights

  • Commander, Nurse Corps, United States Navy, (Retired)
  • President/CEO, CamOli Consulting, LLC
  • Registered Nurse
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Management (MSM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Facilitator/Lecturer, James W. Wright Leadership Development Institute
  • Adjunct Professor

Career Highlights

  • Published Dissertation – “Authentic Leadership: A Model for Professional Moral Courage”
  • Malcolm Baldrige Examiner (2003 - 2011; promoted to Alumni 2010)
  • Governor’s Sterling Award Lead Examiner (State of Florida Quality Award – 2004 - 2009)
  • Leadership VA graduate, 2010.
  • Leadership Pensacola, 2006.
  • Featured writer for “Leadership Excellence Magazine.”
  • Featured speaker for multiple seminars and keynote opener for national conferences.
  • Featured model in Navy Nurse Corps Recruiting video.
  • Interviewed for presidential nurse assignment at White House.


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