Meet Our Team

Women of Worth & Destiny was created and founded by Alessandra Demaris Thompson Poroj, PharmD, MDiv, RYT in 2017. The first time Alessandra wrote “WOWD” (Women of Worth & Destiny), was on her vision board in 2009. At that time, she only had a small glimpse of what that might be. Since then, there has been a steady nudge in her heart, spirit and mind, to explore and bring WOWD to life. Alessandra’s professional experiences in end-of-life care, long-term care and community pharmacy, as well as her experiences in ministry and pastoral counseling training, were all instruments and opportunities that helped to inform, enlighten, reveal and confirm this portion of her journey. Alessandra’s name means “defender of humanity” and while she cannot defend all of humanity, it is her intent and desire to assist with strengthening, healing and empowering those, especially women, she has the honor and privilege of meeting. 

Alessandra is a licensed pharmacist, ordained minister and registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). She loves to learn, eat, travel, take long walks, spend time with family and friends, help others, practice yoga, and to receive different kinds of massages. These are some of the ways that she indulges in self-care to keep herself energized and balanced, strengthened, healed and empowered.