Dr. Brandiss Pearson is a board certified family nurse practitioner, currently working as Director of Community Engagement at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health. Dr. Pearson is eager to offer her talents in her debut stage performance as Ida in The Gathering Place. Her goal is to add depth to her role by tapping into her lived experiences as a Black woman combined with her research related to strategies for well-being for Black women in leadership. Dr. Pearson is grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with the other amazing and inspiring members of the cast. Special thank you to Dr. Juhanna Rogers for bringing this vision to fruition.