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Advisory Board

The Board’s expertise ranges from public health, technology, counseling, education, support for armed forces, professional sports, finance, and philanthropy.

Dr Glenn Toby

Dr. Glenn Toby

founder & ceo

Glenn Toby Enterprises (GTE)

Dr. Glenn Toby is the founder and CEO of Glenn Toby Enterprises (GTE). Glenn Toby Enterprises is a leading international holding corporation that controls companies in the world of real estate, asset management, and technology as well as a multi-tiered entertainment and athlete management company.

Andrea Renee Rivera

Dr. Andrea Renee Rivera

Chillax Om Mind-Body Medicine

Dr. Andrea Renee is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that helps people get the handbook to their own Mind and Body so they can custom design their lifestyle for their best health, peak performance and longevity.

Brandyn Cottingham

Brandyn Cottingham

partner

Lumiere Investment Design

Currently 1:50 Black Americans is a millionaire, my goal is to make that number 1:25. I am a partner at Lumiere Investment Design, a quant fund, specializing in deal formulation and capital stack management to position companies for institutional engagement. I am also the President of Fort Bend County MUD 24, a USMC Veteran, HBCU Alum (Texas Southern University), a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and a loving family man.

Cathryn Nacario

Cathryn Nacario, RN, MHA

CEO

NAMI San Diego

Cathryn Nacario is the Chief Executive Officer of NAMI San Diego. She is passionate and dedicated to serving all those impacted by mental health challenges. Her fusion of nonprofit and for profit work is an excellent combination for bringing business acumen and compassion together for business growth and prosperity to serve more individuals and their caregivers living with mental health concerns.

Dion Gonzales

Dion Gonzales

co-founder

iRel8.org

I am entrepreneur with a history of successfully delivering technology solutions domestically and internationally. I’m passionate making a positive impact on mental health worldwide with iRel8.org, our anonymous peer connection platform.

Jeff Dorchester

Jeff Dorchester

co-founder

iRel8.org

I’m am innovator and disruptor in the mental health space. I bring a positive stance to create technology for the greater good to help humankind in new ways. As the co-founder of iRel8, I develop anonymous peer empowerment platforms to connect communities which allow users access to various forms of 24/7/365 support via mobile applications. I hope to shatter the stigma associated with mental health and bring a new paradigm to the world where people can openly talk about lived experiences and struggles in ways never seen before.

Heather Parisi

Heather Parisi

Chief Product Officer

Transformational Life Coach

Life Coach / Certified Energy Coach May 2023, Proclamation for leadership and commitment to community development – Office of the Mayor 2018 − Citation awarded from the Town of Oyster Bay for entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, commitment and community development – 2018 Inducted to Wall of Fame April 2017 – Farmingdale HS − Citation from Nassau County Legislature for leadership, commitment, and community development.

Dan Young

Dr. Dan Young

owner

Maverick Class LLC

Dr. Dan Young is the Founding Director of the Wharton-AltFinance Institute at the Wharton School and is the curator of TEDxWilmington, which is in the top 1% of all TEDx franchises in the country with over 550 speakers and 42 million views on YouTube. As an “educationpreneur”, he is also responsible for creating the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program at Goldey-Beacom College. the first online DBA class for Wilmington University, the first study abroad program for the Horn Program of Entrepreneurship and the first international internship program for study abroad at the University of Delaware. He is currently the owner of Maverick Class LLC, a holding company for educational inititiatives.

Dr. Zoee Bartholomew

Dr. Zoee Bartholomew, EdD

founder

ZMB Consulting Educational Center

Dr. Zoee Bartholomew, affectionately known as Dr. Behave, has dedicated her professional life to supporting individuals with disabilities. She has held many positions within special education, which includes being a Special Education Teacher to now being the Special Education Program Director at Dominican University of California. In addition to her academic endeavors, she also is in private practice serving as an Educational Consultant, who helps parents navigate through the IEP Process. She is an exceptional Educational Leader whose dissertation on the “Barriers of Meeting The Needs of Special Education Students,” humbly describes the overwhelming challenges found in Special Education Programs. She is hoping to continue advocating for Special Education Reform to ensure all students with any learning difference or disability receive quality support and services.

Lisa Bonta Sumii

Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW

CEO & Founder

AthMindet

Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW is a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant with over 20 years of experience. Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health & Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots SC’s first team, a men’s professional soccer team in the USL-Championship. She is the CEO & Founder of AthMindset, a team of athlete-centered licensed clinicians and mental performance consultants, striving to optimize the mental health of high performing athletes and the entire sport ecosystem.

Lawrence Jonathan Jackson

Dr. Lawrence Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D. LMFT

Owner

The Black Male Therapist

Lawrence Jackson, Ph.D. LMFT or “The Black Male Therapist,” is a licensed psychotherapist and sports performance coach in the NBA and NFL. He is also a speaker, author, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Nevada & Florida. His mission related to mental health wellness is to share a piece of the PIE (Promoting mental health awareness, Inspiring youth, and Empowering others). Additionally, Dr. Jackson utilizes his social media platforms to normalize mental health through the use of psychoeducation and apparel.

Matthew Holland

Matthew Holland

Synergistic Creations Inc.

Matthew Holland is a serial social entrepreneur whose multi-faceted career has spanned across many market segments including public, private, government, the armed forces, and nonprofits. His passion, charisma, energy, and drive have helped lead him to many tall peaks and through just as many darkened valleys. He sees life through the lens of being a realist infused with optimism, always believing that there is a better way, with many stones left unturned, and paths unseen not taken.

Stephen Byrkit

Stephen Byrkit

partner

Lumiere Investment Design

20 Year Career. Blackstone, Blackrock, PNC, JLL, EMJ, CBL, DPR. Large Project financial structuring and management. Specializing in Quant Analysis and Securities Design.