Saleema B. Curtis was born and raised in West Philadelphia. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann University in 2002 with a Masters in Public Health and Temple University in 1997 with a BS in Health Education. She is a holistic health practitioner and a passionate advocate for holistic wellness of the community.
While attending Temple University Saleema completed an internship at University of Penn's Center for Urban Health Research where she subsequently worked as a group facilitator for The Mother and Son’s Health Promotion Project. One year later she was appointed Master Facilitator of the Health Promotion curricula. While serving on that position at the University of Penn’s Urban Health Research she trained over 1000 individuals to facilitate various health promotion curricula for diverse populations. Saleema also went on to work as Master Facilitator at Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania’s Behavior Health Departments leading to her Masters in Public Health at Hahnemann University in 2002.
In 2003 Saleema worked as sex education counselor and director of a comprehensive health promotion project for pregnant teenagers at Albert Einstein Medical Center. And subsequently, she became the Director of the I.S.I.S. (Intelligent Sisters Improving Selves) project. The I.S.I.S. project was an HIV/AIDS prevention, and holistic health promotion program for girls attending inner city middle schools in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, with special emphasis on enhancing self-image and self-esteem.
In 2008 Saleema started her business Healing Circle, Body Mind, Good Health Matters which allow her to continue her work as a consultant developing holistic health education projects. She designs personalized holistic wellness packages for women who want to take better care of themselves and who want to achieve mastery in a specific health area of their lives. One of her clients include the Philadelphia Public Health Department where she implemented her “Love Thyself to Wellness Curriculum”. She also travels city wide providing holistic stress management workshops, seminars and classes for employees working on high stress level positions and organizations servicing high risk groups.
In 2010 Saleema received her certificate in mindfull training from Jefferson-Myra Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and in 2012 she received her certificate in holistic health from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Personally, Saleema is married to Caswell Curtis for 46 years. They have several children and grandchildren who reside in Philadelphia area.