|Board of Directors|
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 www.SmartMamma.com, 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 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 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 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"
Sister Ernestine Akulu, RN, PT, MA Founder and Director of the Bishop Asili Hospital
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 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, www.BrendonBurchard.com