Meet Our Team
Get to know more about Bama Health's founder, Jacquie, a certified health & leadership coach, and her friendly, passionate, and health-focused team, together they make Bama Health so incredible. Every person on our staff is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and promoting health for others. Whether it’s sourcing ethical, health-focused brands to stock in-store or providing insight into the best health products for you in-store, every member of team Bama is valued and does an essential job to keep us running like clockwork.
Jacquie is the owner of Bama Health Foods and founder of the nonprofit Bama Wellness Advocacy. She is passionate about empowering the community, especially the next generation to the better way, God's way. She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach
Opal is the Operations Manager of the store and the lead behind our social media. She is passionate about self-sustainability, alternative holistic living, herbal medicines, photography, and animals. She is a certified Family Herbalist through the Appalachian Center for Natural Health.
My mission and passion are to enlighten, equip, and empower individuals, families, and communities to embrace healthier choices that will create a more purposeful approach to living and leading well.
I haven’t always been on a quest to live healthy and fulfilled. In fact, I was living in the fast lane striving for what I thought was “the life.” I had a successful career, two amazing sons and a house in the suburbs, but my high pressure, big stress lifestyle was leaving me de-energized, empty and sick.
I strived to have it all but failed multiple times in many aspects of my life. Striving for perfection was futile, but striving for fulfillment and significance was purposeful. I learned this by living an unhealthy life filled with deadlines, stress, and bad eating habits.
Maybe you can relate to that part of my story. The part where you are maxed out, stressed out, experiencing low energy, are overweight and all-around unhealthy. Are you seeking support?
You can change things up. You have the choice to live healthily. I made the choice and feel better than ever and you can too. We’ve been given one life to live and that means it’s our responsibility to live it well by having choosing to be healthy. A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about exercise and nutrition; it’s about shifting mindsets that don’t serve you well and bringing in a spiritual component to sustain you.
As a certified health & leadership coach, I am equipped to support your personal and professional growth. I am a “best-selling” published author that writes self-help and spiritual content. As a long-term single mother of two grown boys, they are my pride and joy.
I have lived all over the country but recently moved from Philadelphia to Birmingham on October 1st, 2018. Two weeks after I moved to Birmingham, I wandered into Health Foods West and I fell in love with this community health store and the community that it has served for close to 50 years.
After hearing that it was going to be closing at the end of November 2018, I scrambled to figure out how to keep it open. Not expecting to ever own a store, I trusted my spirit and guidance I was being given from God. Passionate about serving others, improving health through education and access, I started to put plans in place to solicit support in the area. I am proud to say that we will be here to stay and serve this community in a revitalized healthy way.
I look forward to meeting you out in our Birmingham community or in Bama Health Foods.