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Vivian Glyck


Vivian Glyck is an accomplished entrepreneur, strategic marketing consultant, and esteemed author. With great enthusiasm and insight, she has experienced a lifetime of dynamic success helping health-based organizations, authors, speakers, and publishers develop and reach their marketing goals.

Vivian is also the founder and CEO of Glyck Communications, a highly-successful organization whose successes in marketing strategy include direct marketing/advertising campaigns and publicity strategies that have landed clients on the cover of national news magazines.

The publication of her first book, 12 lessons on Life I Learned From My Garden: Spiritual Guidance from the Vegetable Patch, involved a seven city speaking/media tour which resulted in sales of approximately 15,000 copies. Ever multi-talented, Vivian is also the founder of, a website which hosts a series of parenting products, including The 90-Minute Sleep Miracle: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Your Baby How to Nap and Sleep through the Night, and she is the author of the book, The Tao of Poop: Keeping Your Sanity (and Your Soul) While Raising a Baby.

In 2007, inspired and awed by the love for her own son, Vivian determined that she would shift her focus, energy, and talents away from her traditional business endeavors and onto a broader and much farther-reaching vision - delivering hope to children in rural Uganda. She founded the Just Like My Child Foundation on the premise that every child in the world is deserving of all of the dreams, hope, education, opportunities, healthcare, and love that her son has been offered. In only 18 months, the Just Like My Child Foundation has experienced enormous success, far beyond even Vivian's imagination - and the momentum continues!

Maria Assaraf


Maria Assaraf is the recipient of the 2011 Spirit of Leadership Award through the Jenna Druck Center. An ardent supporter of Just Like My Child Foundation, she is passionate about children's issues and is also a member of the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. A San Diego-native and graduate of the University of San Diego, Maria currently lives in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband John Assaraf and his two sons.



David Johnson


David is a Principal with Clearpath Advisors LLC. Prior to joining the firm he was SVP of Corporate Development at Memec LLC. Prior to Memec, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company. David has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 





Jairek Robbins


Jairek is a professional speaker traveling the globe on a mission to share his unique perspective on what it takes to create rapid results: "My goal is to assist people in the process of rapidly achieving their goals so they are able to live the life of their dreams. My hope is that they will eventually pay-in-forward and help those that they care about the most do the same"

He has his BA in Psychology from the University of San Diego and has spent his entire life immersed in the Personal Development Industry. In 2008 he was awarded The Congressional Award, Gold Medal. He has advised and consulted with Fortune 500 companies, Olympic Athletes, The U.S. Marines and Air Force, executives, managers and sales professionals in the areas of personal and professional achievement and rapid results strategies. For the past 8 years he has spoken to thousands of individuals giving presentations and running training programs throughout the world.

Advisory Board

Sister Ernestine Akulu, RN, PT, MA Founder and Director of the Bishop Asili Hospital

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Sister Ernestine founded Bishop Asili Health Centre in 1996 and has played a key and inspirational role in the development of the Just Like My Child Foundation. She has studied in Italy and Kenya, has an MA in Health Services Management, and works tirelessly to help women, children, and families in Uganda.

Puja Shah, DMD


Puja Shah is a 2007 graduate of Tufts School of Dental Medicine and completed her general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY in 2008. She works as a dentist in a pediatric practice in Riverside, CA. On a local level, she is involved in community outreach via public health programs such as the UCSD Free Dental Clinics. She has done grant research in the need for dental treatment in trauma cases for victims of domestic violence, which enabled women of shelters throughout Boston, MA to receive free dental care. Her long-term career goals include international outreach and education.

She continues to support Just Like My Child Foundation by visiting Uganda for on-site dental care and outreach and has also worked in Gujarat, India in support of dental oral hygiene education for children. She is a freelance fiction writer as well, and is currently working on a series of short stories based on women's rights issues. She believes helping others fulfills not only her career goals, but also her spiritual goals, and thus creates a cycle of true development on all levels for everyone. She lives in La Jolla, CA.

Lidia Domagalska


Lidia Domagalska is a graduate student currently working towards her masters degree at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Focusing on alternative medicine, she is interested in providing preventive, non-invasive, and affordable health care as a future practitioner. In the past, she has volunteered at a community outreach program associated with St. Joseph's Hospital, that focused on providing both health care and job training for women and teenagers in Delhi, India. She has also traveled throughout western and southern Africa, researching various NGOs and their functions.

Most recently, through Just Like My Child Foundation, Lidia visited Uganda and worked on incorporating supportive herbal supplements for treatment of patients with consumptive diseases at the Bishop Asili Health Clinic.

Her long term goals in her career include incorporating alternative medicine into the western model of medicine. She believes in a multifaceted approach to resolving social and wellness issues. She also feels strongly about helping orphaned children abroad and supports women's empowerment programs, and wishes to include these causes amongst her future goals.

Brendon Burchard,


Brendon was blessed to receive life’s golden ticket — a second chance — ten years ago after surviving a dramatic car accident in a third-world country. Since then, he has dedicated his life to helping individuals, teams and organizations create and master change. His clients have included Accenture, Alcoa, JC Penney, eBay, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Levi's, Gateway, Walgreens, Federal Mogul, and thousands of executives and entrepreneurs in speeches and seminars across the country. As a dynamic speaker and innovative businessman, he is in constant demand and regularly appears on national television and radio shows. As one of the top leadership and motivational speakers in the world, Brendon's authentic, powerful and hilarious presentations have become legendary and he has shared the stage with the greats like Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, John Gray, Mark Victor Hansen, Bob Allen, Barbara D'Angeles and Jack Canfield. His message — that we are all called to "live by choice and live to contribute" — has changed thousands of lives around the globe.

Arielle Ford,


Arielle is a well-known public relations and marketing expert with over 25 years of experience working with bestselling authors, new products, tourism bureaus, world class hotels, non-profit organizations and fundraisers, and Fortune 500 companies.

Marcy Morrison,

Marcy Morrison is a career strategist and owner of Careers with Wings. Marcy is passionate about helping others find their dream career opportunities via workshops, speaking engagements, and TV/radio appearances. She is the author of the book Careers with Wings: Finding Your Dream Job & Finding Your Passion: The Easy Guide to Your Dream Career.


Kristin Young Rayder, JD

Kristin Young Rayder is a business law attorney specializing in the creation of partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and trademark registration. She also devotes part of her private practice to estate planning and the development of family foundations. Kristin received her Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego.

In law school, Kristin was associate editor of the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, and a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She was honored for serving two consecutive years as a member of the National Mock Trial Team and was one of only 10 recipients of the Order of the Barristers Award.

Ulrike Schaede, PhD

Ulrike Schaede is a professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California at San Diego where she teaches Japanese Business and Strategy and Negotiation, a course based on the conviction that nonprofit management can benefit greatly from the principles developed in business strategy. Ulrike is the author of multiple books and scholarly papers on corporate strategy, government-business relationships, and financial markets. After earning her M.A. and PhD degrees in Germany, Ulrike conducted research in Tokyo for more than six years at Hitotsubashi University, the Bank of Japan, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

Kumud Singh, PhD

Kumud is a prominent researcher at the Mother, Child & Adolescent HIV Program at the University of California at San Diego, and has been an advisor to the Just Like My Child Foundation since 2006.