ABOUT US


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“We are daughters of the water offering a vision for life.”

Mama Maisha Amen is the founder and President of the MAAT Center. She has a deep interest and commitment to spirituality, healing, preventive health and social    justice. Mama Maisha has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at numerous colleges and universities including, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey (RU-NJ), the City University of New York, and Ramapo College. Her experiences include a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Mama Maisha holds a PhD in Public Health Education from New York University, an MPA from RU-NJ, MSN from Kean University, MSN in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health, and a BSN from Seton Hall University. She is certified as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist by National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and as an Integrative Nurse Educator by the Holistic Nursing Association. Additional training includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques offered by the University of Mass. Medical School.

Nabeelah Abdul-Ghafur has earned an M.A. in Psychology and an MEd. in Psychological Counseling and Rehabilitation. She is the President and CEO of Open Heart Industries; a company that formulates individual and group plans for personal      empowerment. She is a certified Diversity and Women’s’ Issues Trainer and a       Spiritual Director. She is also a certified Yoga Instructor since 2007 and has    presented workshops and classes on; Iyengar Yoga,  Prenatal Yoga, Stress Relief, Yoga for Women of Color and Yoga for the Physically Challenged.

Terrell Salley-Holliman has always been interested in health and weight management throughout her life. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Fordham University, and B.A. in accounting from New Jersey City University.  Business career experiences include working on Wall Street (Finance/Banking), Amway BWW, and now her own Accounting/Tax firm. Yet above all of the above, her passion is HEALTHY LIVING. Her real journey began in 2004 whereas she was at her highest weight ever in her life. This was contributed to two children, a chef-cooking husband and the 1993 diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Always seeking other methods of natural healing she embarked on a changed diet from red meat, high processed and fried foods to a simpler way of eating, and exercise. She gathers her knowledge from countless articles, books, and doctors. Mrs. Salley-Holliman teaches others on healthy lifestyle through becoming a Weight Watchers Facilitator and Certified Personal Coach. She has help hundreds gain back their lives through inspiration, proper eating habits and daily activity.   As Mrs. Salley-Holliman continues her journey she looks towards excelling in assisting people achieve their own health wellness goals.