Amos Knoll is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Children Obesity Foundation, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that was created to help fight the obesity epidemic. He is also a founder & president of TRIMLAND, INC and a founder & CEO of Sources Financial Holdings Co., an investment holding company, that has had a glorious history orchestrating high-end, innovative financing packages for real estate development projects. He is also the founder and president of Knoll Publishing Inc., a book publishing company, www.knollpublishing.com
With more than 35 years of hand-on experience as a builder / developer, Amos is no stranger to success and high-level financing. As a Wall Street aficionado in the early 1960’s, Amos managed the transfer department for Thomson McKinnon and also ran the back operations for purchases and sales for Dean Witter.
Maintaining the pulse in real estate, Amos served as a correspondent for Walter Heller South East, a major real estate lender in the USA, which was listed on the NY stock exchange. As an entrepreneur, Amos built and successfully sold multiple businesses. From 1970 to 2000 Amos financed the purchase of land as well as developed and sold multiple subdivisions. Simultaneously, he founded a recycling car business and has managed multiple international deals including successful timber, mining, oil and other operations, especially Africa, Congo, Nigeria and Europe.
Dedicated to education of children, Amos has authored numerous children’s books, such as, “The Flower That Could Not Talk”, “Max and the Red-Haired Dragon”, “The Chubby Conqueror” and many more, which you can find on Amazon, various retailers, such as Barnes & Noble and libraries.
His book, “The Chubby Conqueror”, is an empowering book from the view of a twelve year old obese boy, who has found a way how to transform himself from being an obese boy to a strong, fit and happy boy. This book captivated attention of producers and directors and Amos’ goal is, that “The Chubby Conqueror” will become one of the most important educational movies for children in 2016.
Since 2010, Amos dedicated his talents to helping fight the children’s obesity epidemic and has devoted his business experience, marketing skills, as well as his financial resources, to fighting obesity. Together with his team of innovative experts, scientists and partnerships with a variety of private and public sector organizations, including the White House's "Let's Move" campaign, Amos is on a mission to eradicate childhood obesity.
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Dr. J. Gabriella Juris is medical geneticist and an award-‐winning health and nutritional scientist. More than two decades ago, she has pioneered innovative Lifestyle Intervention Program for prevention and treatment of chronic, lifestyle-‐related diseases, such as, metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, digestive disorders and cancer. Her work gained the attention of “The American Heart Association”, and for her outstanding service in advancing the heart program and stimulating public support in the fight against diseases of the heart and circulation, she received the prestigious “American Heart Association Award.”
Dedicated to education, Dr. Juris served as a professor at Chapman University, where she created and taught two new courses: Disease Prevention and Complimentary Medicine. She is a highly sought-‐after charismatic speaker and lecturer and has written numerous articles for leading health and beauty.In magazi addition, Dr. Juris has authored three very successful books:Transform FAT2FIT: For You, Your Family, Your Entire Life– published on Amazon, Kindle Edition, Conquer Fat for Life: Road Map to Lasting Fat Loss, Vigor, Vitality and Longevity and The Fundamentals of Nutrition for Health, Beauty and Longevity. Her fourth book and educational video series, working title: Your DNA Is Not Your Health Destiny – 10 Principles to Become a Master of Your Health - to be published in 2017.
Dr. Juris’ dynamic force started very early on in her native Czech Republic. As a young athlete Numerous medals in gymnastics and kayaking. Her top athletic achievement was in kayaking, where she, at the age of fourteen, won a silver medal at the National Kayak Championship in Prague and qualified for the Olympic Games. It was during this time that she realized how much impact optimal nutrition and a positive mindset has on one’s athletic performance. That realization captivated her interest in medical sciences and she went on to study at the prestigious Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where she earned Ph.D. in Medical Biology. After completion of her studies, Dr. Juris was forced to leave her native country to escape the communist regime and was granted political asylum in London, England.
Her earlier scientific work at Charles University in Prague generated much interest at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and she was invited to be part of the research on “Body Composition, Human Growth and Development.” After completion of the research, Dr. Juris was awarded The National Institute of Health Ph.D. Fellowship in Medical Genetics to continue her studies at the University of Minnesota, where she completed the Ph.D. curriculum in Medical Genetics and also received M.S. Degree. She then continued her post-‐doctoral studies at the School of Medicine, University of Minnesota.
As a medical geneticist, Dr. Juris knew early on, that the lifestyle choices we make today greatly alter how our genes express themselves tomorrow leading the way to opening numerous Lifestyle Health Clinics in Southern California. Here she introduced her innovative Lifestyle Intervention Programs to give people access to cutting edge tools and technology that address all aspects of our physical, mental, spiritual and environmental health.
Dedicated to changing the landscape of our nation’s collective health and stomping out America’s #1 epidemic and killer – obesity, Dr. Juris also serves as the Senior-‐President Vice Lifestyle Medicine and the Chief Educator for a non-‐profit “Children Obesity Foundation”. In April 2016, Dr. Juris was approved by IntegReview Institutional Review Board, IRB, as the Principal Research Investigator -‐ Protocol PA-‐13-‐153:
“Home and Family Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Obesity and Overweight in Early Childhood”.
Kelvin George: is on the board of directors of the Children Obesity Foundation satisfying the position of Director of Operations and Business Analyst. He attained a MBA from Henley University Of Readings UK in Business Administration and Finance, an AMBE with the Association of Business Executives, ADV Diploma, and Diplomas in Management and Accounting. Recently he has undergone training to become Business Analyst, Additionally he is pursuing the Mastering Certificate of Business Analysis, the CBAP (Certified Business Analyst Professional) and CCBA (Certificate of Certified Business Analyst).
Within the period 1999 to 2007 he was employed with the National Water and Sewerage Authority water utility (Grenada) where he satisfied the position of Deputy Finance Manager and developed a Revenue Collection Department, assisted in the redrafting of the its legislation and restructuring of its tariff or rates. During the period 2006-2012 he was nominated and selected to serve on the Credit Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Grenada Public Service Cooperative Credit Union where I shared my expertise.
Based on his career interest he joined Corporate Systems Consolidators where he functioned as a Business Analyst and Consultant for (4) years 2007-2010. He also invested and worked as the Managing Director and Accountant of OK Fun Spot Amusement park, and as a Management and Financial Consultant with the Mia Media Communication Groups Inc the publisher of Legacy Miami, Legacy South Florida, Legacy Orlando and three (3) Business Publications.
During his extensive professional career he devoted time to write the book titled Studying for Success which is currently in print and on amazon.
His book teaches adults, College graduates and school kids the real comprehensive way of how to study affectively and understand the meaning of the coarse they are taking.
Ari Ramos is an ambassador for healthy lifestyles. She has a master’s degree in public health and believes that obesity can be conquered if we educate children and their parents on changing their habits to build a healthy new generation.
Ari put her words into action. She has presented her dream and grassroots public health presentation to schools across our nation. She believes that Obesity is a big problem globally and she wants to help fight the obesity epidemic.
Ari loves to inspire our children. She RAN across our nation from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean -over 3000 miles. On the way she stopped at schools across our nation to make her presentation.
Ari is in the process of preparing for a bicycle ride from California to Florida with the Children Obesity Foundation to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Joint Children Obesity Foundation in 2019 as a board member and Community Outreach director.
His dream was to help build a healthy nation and teach our children to respect all people, regardless of color, gender, lifestyle or the way they looked before they became jaded and cynical of life.
He served honorably in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1984 to 1992 as Staff Sergeant. He was also on the Prime Beef Team deployable around the world within 24 hours.
At the same time he was a highly Decorated Police Officer in the New York Finest, NYPD! Due to injury in the line of duty he was forced to retire. He received numerous awards in his short but prestigious career!
What Mr. Guerra enjoyed the most was being a Boy Scout leader working with children and people teaching them respect and discipline.
He was invited to school to give safety talks in his Police uniform for the third to fifth grade students, all children loved him!
In 2018 he was invited to schools to do security risk assessments, which he still does today.
He worked directly for Mayor Giuliani and police commissioner Ray Kelly on body guarding through an outside Security company one of the largest in New York City and was hand picked for this special assignment.
When he retired he was a bodyguard to celebrities and politicians. Mr. Guerra managed one of the largest security companies and had his own security company. In addition he was the Deputy Director of security for North America for Barclays Bank covering the area from Canada to Mexico and sometimes taking him outside his region to help with large projects. He was handpicked and directly worked for the CEO and head of the Human Resources department.
Part of his responsibility was working with high-end clients including celebrities and working with the Secret Service in various aspects of security, logistical and legal matters.
Mr. Guerra believes he is in a position to help promote the Children Obesity Foundation and help with fundraising through his high-end clients such as the Duke of York and other celebrities to help the foundation to implement their programs.
Most important to Mr. Guerra is working with children and their parents to build a healthy future generation by helping them shape their minds towards a better life and a healthy lifestyle.
Sean Alexander, Ph.D., is first and foremost a businessman, and an internationally renowned professional speaker specializing in Profit & Growth of companies of varying sizes. Sean has consulted with many of the top companies of the world, and he himself owns three thriving companies.
He has provided timely and pertinent information to many of the world's largest organizations like: EFG Capital, Promed Healthcare Services, US Army, The Associates, IBM, Barnett Bank, Burger King Corporation, Southeast Toyota, Wachovia Bank, Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Outreach International Ministries, and American Express.
Each year since 1998, this passionate business speaker has been featured on international business tours addressing groups on five continents.
More than a business speaker, this international consultant spends a minimum of 2 days a week, 20 weeks a year in the field studying businesses and their success levels and what works and what does not so he can share these things with his audiences in order to provide real-life examples in his presentations.
Sean believes it is critical to fully assess his clients’ current corporate strengths and situation, and identify their existing challenge areas in order to assist them in moving into a solution based direction quickly in order to allow their business to successfully grow combined with being decisively focused on successful increased profitability to positively affect bottom line results.
Sean operates from an experience-based perspective and utilizing this philosophy in all of his client partnerships. He believes it is vital to treat his clients with dignity and respect in every aspect of the client relationship.Sean lives on the premise that "all things are possible with the right attitude, tools, skills, and training combined with building strong strategic relationships with those you come in contact with...” He believes "nothing can stop an organization that keeps focused on positive customer and employee experiences."
Sean's presentations clearly place the responsibility to perform on the meeting participant's shoulders, demanding they look at themselves and their performance objectively. Sean focuses on his participants getting positive results in their businesses and their individual life.
Sean graduated Cum Laude in obtaining his Master’s degree (MDiv) from Northbridge University, a Ph.D. in Physiology, and an additional Master's Degree in Psychology. He is a distinguished Board Supervisor of the National Christian Counselors Association and National Board of Christian Clinical Therapist, and his post-graduate work has included additional research and study in the fields of Accounting & Finance, production, and marketing within business.
Sean enjoys spending his free time with his friends and family.
Fred Pira, ProNex Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer’s career spans 33 years and inclusive of successful sales, sales management, marketing, business development and channel management experience.
Since 2001, his mission has been to drive the company's leadership in the Healthcare IT business consulting and managed services markets with innovative offerings, including My ProConnect, the web enabled EMR and tools for health professionals and their patients. In addition to My ProConnect, he is responsible for bringing new healthcare services to the marketplace.
The CORE is a web based obesity management and lifestyle modification system that enables all Healthcare Professionals to manage heath conditions of patients suffering from obesity and associated co morbidities. With a keen strategic focus and depth of understanding for the healthcare space, Fred solidifies ProNex as experts, leaders, and game-changers in the area of bariatric medicine, chronic disease management and lifestyle modification technologies.
He holds a Master of Management degree from North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, and maintains certificates in Marketing of Services and Organizational Development.
Marques Miles is an NAACP Image Award winner and Emmy nominated television producer, filmmaker, and graduate of Howard University. Marques has worked with major sports networks like ESPN, ABC, NBC, and NFL Network producing on live studio shows as well as short features, and documentaries.
His sports documentary work includes“The History of the Black Quarterback” as well as the Emmy nominated special “Sharpe Focus: Journey to Canton”. Marques has worked on documentary series such as “American Gangster”, “Make Room for Multiples”, and “UFC Countdown”.
Currently Marques has been producing with the award winning documentary series “Unsung” for TV one Network. His episodes included stories on Ike Turner, Bobby Bland, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Fat Joe. Recently Marques produced “Soul Train Life of New Edition”, music special for BET Networks featuring legendary group New Edition. Independently Marques has been producing the documentary “Breaking Bones Breaking Barriers” which looks at diversity issues with barriers broken for the first black stunt men and women in Hollywood. Marques has partnered with the Children Obesity Foundation as a fiscal sponsor for his documentary feature film “Kingfish”.
The film is a coming of age story about a young musical genius that has been anointed the savior, and future of the Blues. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, and suffering from obesity, this 17 year old prodigy is carrying the weight physically, and emotionally of his responsibility to preserve the music, while providing for his family.
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