Dr. mOe is an author and dynamic mOe-tivational speaker. She shares game changing, powerful life lessons with both humor and passion. Her writing reflects the frank observations of a fun loving, versatile working woman who is not afraid to speak her age or her mind. She has published five books, in three different genres, ,including three top selling novels, Sinphony, When A Sistah’s FED UP and I Stand Accused; and two nonfiction books, Black English Vernacular and Mom, Are We There Yet? In high school, her friends voted her “Most Witty”. She incorporates her wry sense of humor into all her work from the clinic to the classroom. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and Baylor University, but “most witty” remains her favorite credential.
In 1996, she made history as the first African-American columnist for the Arlington Star-Telegram. The popularity of her articles led to a weekly editorial for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a leading Texas newspaper. Her editorials have appeared in news outlets across the country, including: the Seattle Times, the San Jose Mercury News, Dallasblack.com, Soulciti.com, the Minnesota Viking Update, and the Courier-Journal of Louisville, KY. In 1999, the staff of the Fort Worth Weekly named her “Best Columnist.” She writes articles about dentistry for the online journal Drbicuspid.com. Her blog, Perpetual mOe-Tion, has been featured in the Australian news outlet Alive Sydney
For over two decades, she has given lectures to corporate, university, and civic groups, as well as, professional associations across the country. She has also spoken internationally. Her most requested topics are: Life Balance, Communication Skills for Women, and the Medical Benefits of Humor.
Her business background includes: General Nutrition Centers franchise owner, producer/host of a cable television program, private practice owner, real estate investor, partnership in a Mediterranean restaurant, and CEO of TyMAC Books, a private publishing company.
Dr. mOe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including:Outstanding Community Leader by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Alumni Association of Baylor University, Distinguished Alumni Award from the Fort Worth Independent School District, and the Millennium Award for Medicine from Altrusa International, Inc. Additionally, her dedication to her patients is reflected by her inclusion in the 2009 edition of “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”.She has served on numerous nonprofit boards. As a result of those experiences, in 2010, she launched an initiative for new residents of her hometown, Austin’s Black Newcomers Association, to help civic-minded Austinites become aware of community resources and opportunities for community service.
Her volunteer involvement focuses on education, children/women’s issues, health, and economic development. Lifeworks, the Urban League of Greater Austin, National Council of Negro Women, the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority, the Junior League, the Baylor University Alumni Board, Communities in Schools, and Big Sisters are a few of her current and past commitments. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin Experience and Leadership Arlington. Dr. mOe is an active member of the American Dental Association, NBMBAA Austin, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
She lives in Austin, Texas, and is a proud mother of two and a grandmother.