Who We Are.
We created our non-profit to provide an innovative solution to the nation’s fastest growing health care problem.
We believe in taking a whole-person approach to prevention, uplifting the person while reducing the probability of developing disease.
We change the focus of nutrition education from information to application and empower people to become the solution to the diabetes epidemic in their communities.
Since 2002, Marlayna has used her expertise as a diabetes prevention advocate and marketing/communication strategist to help close the health disparities gap in high- risk populations.
Using her experience as a Global Business Planner, Barbara oversees the implementation of our on-site diabetes prevention programs and CDC-based lifestyle coach certification classes.
Emily Barr MS, RD, CSP, CLEC has been the head dietitian for the Skinny Gene Project since its inception. She has been a specialist in metabolic disorders since 2003 and is now a published author.
Jesse Moss Jr. M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A. is a retired Lieutenant Colonel that was awarded the 2005 National Medical Association Physician of the Year award, served as the 2011 President of the Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS) and currently is a Delegate for the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and on the Legislative Committee for the TMA.
Elissa is a biotechnology professional with over 20 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in clinical research and is a doctoral candidate in health science. Her current research includes the improvement of clinical outcomes in neuromuscular disease patients who are treated with intravenous immunoglobulin.
Kimberly has over 13 year in the healthcare industry. After 7 years in biomedical research at the Salk Institute, she joined trauma team in the ER at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Lindsay has spent 12 of the 16 years she has been in the non-profit industry as a Wish Coordinator and Director of Program Services at the Make A Wish Foundation.
Dr. Ivanic is a professor of Marketing at the University of San Diego. She has published numerous papers on the social and psychological factors that impact purchasing decisions and lifestyle behaviors.
Alicia has her Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and over 23 years of extensive experience in project management, organizational development, process improvement, intercompany communication and HR.
Elizabeth has over 12 years experience in the education system. While being on faculty on both High Schools and Colleges, she has been instrumental in curriculum development and implementation.
D’Lana is a branding and marketing specialist with over 15 years of experience working with multi-billion clients at Starcom Worldwide, Omnicom, AOL, and Microsoft