Jill Sockman is the founder of blue lotus yoga in Raleigh, NC, where she has served as studio director for the past thirteen years. Well-known for her grace and compassion, she works with individuals and groups from every walk of life, facilitating personal transformations both on and off the mat. Utilizing the vast toolkit of yogic philosophy and practice, her mission is to skillfully guide people to become a greater force for good in their lives. Taking this work to the women of BLOOMHERE has been nothing short of life changing.
The core of Jill’s work is a deep passion to help people uncover their potential, harness the power of the unique truth that abides within, and draw that light to the surface to shine brightly into the world. No matter your story or your path, she believes there is always a way forward with more light, purpose and joy.
In addition to working with the women and board of BLOOMHERE, Jill fulfills her own purpose as director of two training programs in North Carolina and through personal development, professional consulting, and speaking engagements in a wide variety of wellness and corporate settings across the country. She is humbled and honored to serve on the founding board of BLOOMHERE right here, at home in Raleigh.
BOARD VICE CHAIR
Nam Douglass is an immigration attorney who focuses her career on providing personalized customer service and knowledgeable advice to her clients. She works with immigrants who have been victims of crimes, domestic violence and trafficking as well as with businesses and family members seeking to sponsor foreign national employees and loved ones. She is an active member of the National and North Carolina’s Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been sworn in before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nam’s law degree is complemented by a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, both from Virginia Tech. Prior to law school she was employed by a statewide non-profit which focuses on community, economic and business development issues where she worked with local businesses, community groups and leaders across the state.
Nam and her family have lived in Raleigh since 1998. She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, coordinates a breakfast ministry at the Helen Wright Center for Homeless Women, and practices Tae Kwon Do in efforts to keep up with her children. Nam’s passion for supporting victims coupled with her extensive professional experience make her a vital member of the BLOOMHERE Executive Board of Directors.
Robin Donta, FNP-C, received her MSN and FNP degree from the University of Kentucky in 1999. In her 20 year career as a FNP, she has worked for several non-profit and Title I facilities, as well as spending many years working in Women’s Health. She currently works as the health care provider for 3 Juvenile Detention Centers in NC.
As the mother of three daughters, Robin has a passion for empowering women and equality. She hopes to share her knowledge of healthy life habits with the women at BLOOMHERE. She enjoys cooking, exercising and travel.
ISABELLA ANDREA EVANS
Isabella Andrea Evans is founder of Isa Andrea, LLC where she works with Beauty Brands to expand their footprint and impact in the US and global markets. She has cultivated exceptional business and brand development skills in her 20 years in the beauty industry, making her an essential part of BLOOMHERE’s Executive Board of Directors.
Isabella joined BLOOMHERE to utilize her skill set, expertise and contacts to lead the BLOOMHERE Justice Enterprise venture, BLOOMHERE Body Oils. At the heart of all she does is the desire to help people grow- personally and professionally. Isabella is deeply invested in the mission, vision and values of BLOOMHERE and she is honored to be a part of moving BLOOMHERE’s mission forward.
MEGAN ALYSSA FLETCHER
Megan Alyssa Fletcher is a PhD candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media program as well as an instructor of Communication and Interdisciplinary studies at North Carolina State University. Her primary scholarly interests include feminist theory, narrative methods in qualitative research, intimate partner violence, social justice and education. Her autoethnography “We to Me: An Autoethnographic Discovery of Self – In and Out of Domestic Abuse” was published in Women’s Studies in Communication in 2018. For this article, Megan received the Stephen E. Lucas Debut Publication Award from the National Communication Association (NCA) in November of 2019.
Megan’s passion for restorative justice, women’s empowerment and supporting other victims of abuse have led her to serve as Secretary on the Executive Board of Directors for BLOOMHERE -a role that allows her to actively live out and promote the principals close to her heart.