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The Youngevity Athletic Advisory Board comprises some of the most respected names in athletics and nutrition. Working together with our founder, Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, the Athletic Advisory Board's collective guidance is practical, insightful, and often based on individual member's own athletic experience.

Mike Glenn, Chairman of the Athletic Advisory Board

Mike "Stinger" Glenn is a former NBA basketball player who played with the Buffalo Braves, the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Milwaukee Bucks.

After completing four years at Southern Illinois University, Mike received a BA in mathematics with a minor in computer science. He attended graduate business classes at St. John's University, Southern Illinois University and Baruch College. In 1979 he founded the All-Star Basketball Camp for the Hearing-Impaired. This non-profit organization is the nation's first basketball camp for hearing-challenged athletes and is offered every summer free of charge to as many as 150 deaf athletes across the country.

Mike is the recipient of numerous awards including: #1 Vote for Academic All-American Basketball Player, NBA Walter P. Kennedy Citizenship Award, NBA "Spirit of Love" Award, and Gate City Bar Association Professional Athlete Award. Some of the organizations Mike is affiliated with include the Board of Advisors for the Auditory Education Clinic, The Deaf Awareness Committee, Chairman; Board of Directors, Georgia Registry of Interpreters for Deaf, Leadership Atlanta, Class of 1988-89, Board of Directors, South Dekalb YMCA, Atlanta, Georgia and Editorial Board, Teen Athlete Magazine.

As a renowned speaker, Mike has participated in youth programs such as the Atlanta-based "Stop the Violence" campaign and drug-awareness seminars in high schools across the Southeast. He has also served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Miss Junior Black America Pageant.

Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, Founder of Youngevity

A biomedical research pioneer, Dr. Joel D. Wallach, DVM, ND spent more than 40 years in the field of Veterinary Medicine, observing and researching the effects of individual nutrients on animal health, before becoming a Naturopathic Physician in 1982. In 1997, together with Ma Lan, MD, MS, Dr. Wallach founded American Longevity, the network marketing company known today as Youngevity. Within five years the company had an international network of distributors and preferred customers plus offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and Japan. Today Youngevity is a network marketing leader providing high quality, innovative, and unique products health conscious consumers.

Dr. Wallach is renowned for his groundbreaking research on the health benefits of selenium and other minerals. He currently dedicates his time to lecturing throughout the world on the therapeutic benefits of vitamins and minerals, and on lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the dietary supplement industry.

Richard Renton

Mr. Renton is a Vice Presidential Marketing Director and oversees quality control issues for Youngevity products. He graduated from Portland State University, majoring in Sports Medicine, Health, Physical Education, and Chemistry. He has served as an Associate Professor at PSU in Health and First Aid. A board certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association, he was the Assistant Athletic Trainer for PSU, the Portland Timbers Soccer Team, and the Portland Storm Football team. He is also a member of the AL International, Inc. Board of Directors.

Theo Ratliff

Theo Ratliff has established himself as one of the NBA's premier shot blockers. After ranking 19th in the NBA in shotblocking in his first two seasons at 1.55 and 1.46 bpg, he climbed to fourth in the league in rejections in 1997-98, swatting away 3.15 shots per game in a season split between Detroit and Philadelphia. He ranked third in the NBA in shot blocking in 1998-99 at 2.98 bpg as the Sixers made the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons, and was fourth at 3.00 bpg in 1999-2000.

The 18th player picked in the 1995 NBA Draft, Ratliff played both forward and center for the Pistons as a rookie and averaged one block for every 11.2 minutes of action. He led the team in blocks for the second year in a row in 1996-97, when he started half of the 76 games he played.

He was the only player to start all 50 games for the Sixers in 1998-99 and led the team in rebounding at 8.1 rpg (20th in the NBA) as well as shot blocking, and was third in scoring at 11.2 ppg. Although he missed 25 games due to a stress fracture of his left ankle, he again led the Sixers in shot blocking in 1999-2000 and was the team's third-leading rebounder and fourth leading scorer.

In 2010, Theo appeared in 49 games and started 29 of those games with San Antonio and Charlotte, averaging 3.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.24 blocks in 16.4 minutes. He was acquired by the Bobcats and started 26-of-28 games with Charlotte, averaging 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.54 blocks. He's ranked 12th among league leaders in blocks per 48 minutes, scored in double-figures six times, totaled 10+ rebounds once, recorded 3+ blocks in eight games, scored a season-high 11 points against Golden State, totaled a season-high 11 rebounds and three blocks against Washington and posted a season-high four blocked shots against Minnesota. In July, 2010 he was signed to a 1-year deal by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Drew Pearson

As a former Dallas Cowboy, Drew Pearson is widely recognized as one of the NFL's greatest wide receivers. After playing professional football for more than 15 years, Pearson continues to live an active lifestyle, which is why spreading Youngevity's healthy bone & joint message has become Drew's newest endeavor.

Sanjeev Javia

Sanjeev has multiple roles at Youngevity stemming from product development and formulation to working to building out the marketing strategy in their international markets. He has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bio Psychology degree from the University of Michigan. Formulating nutrition products for over 15 years, he's developed entire lines of supplement products from sports performance to various disease management states. His specialty and research emphasis focuses on nutrition and exercise interventions in diabetes/obesity, auto-immune diseases, neurological issues, and post chemotherapy recovery. His client list includes some of the top professional athletes in the world, SuperBowl MVP's, Stanley Cup Champions, World Series Hall of Famers, and Olympic Medalist. Sanjeev is the founder/CEO of Javia Wellness Group and is a board member or partner in various health related organizations such as SpeedFlex Training Systems, Like A Pro Inc, SuperFlex Fitness, DermSpectra Imaging, and Splash Beverage Group. His focus at Youngevity is to further reinforce the incredible health philosophy of 90 For Life and support the overall mission of solving today's health concerns through high quality supplementation.

Dr. Stan Frager, MD, PhD

Dr. Frager received his doctorate from UCLA and is currently an associate professor with the University of Louisville. Dr. Frager is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Ethical Hypnosis, the Kentucky Psychological Association and the American Association for Counseling and Guidance. He is certified by the American Association of Behavioral Therapists and is licensed as a psychologist as well as family, marriage and child therapist. He is a fellow and diplomat of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and a member of the American Society for Training and Development. Dr. Frager's use of hypnosis and behavioral psychology to help athletes has been featured in Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Sports Now, Basketball Times and newspapers across the United States.

Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson began bodybuilding more than 15 years ago as a hobby, and is today known as the "Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World." In 2005, he placed second in one of the toughest Natural Bodybuilding contests in the world, The Musclemania World Championships. After committing to never using steroids, Gene became a Youngevity endorsed athlete and now attributes much of his success to his consumption of the Youngevity line of products.

Fred Glass

Fred Glass has been lifting and competing for nearly 50 years, and at age 74, is a 19-time World Powerlifting Champion. In 2011 he achieved his 55th World Master record by squat-lifting 365 pounds in the 165-pound class, 25 pounds more than the previous 14-year record of 340 pounds. He has stated that his lifting career would have been over years ago without the help of his daily regimen of Youngevity products.

Steve Hess

Steve Hess is in his 12th season as the assistant coach/strength and conditioning for the NBA's Denver Nuggets basketball team. He oversees all aspects of training, conditioning, nutrition, and performance for the Nuggets players and is a sought-after trainer and consultant for a variety of Olympic and professional athletes. Hess is part owner of FORZA, a fitness and performance center, and is one of ten trainers worldwide who sits on the Under Armour training council. In addition, Hess has had much television experience and has been featured on NBA Inside Stuff and on The Eating Network. He also has his own workout segment on the Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network.