Greg Cervantes

Government Relations

Former mayor of the City of Coachella.

Policy Advisor to US Congressman Estéban E. Torres.

Former Executive Director of Government Affairs for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians.

Delegate to the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Gaming Association.

Special Advisor to Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

Partner at The Native Generations Group, LLC.

Instrumental in introducing national opportunities to conduct studies with and implement programs in partnership with the Tribes.

Gerald A Maguire, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.

Chief Advisor, Neuroscience Division

Gerald A. Maguire, MD, is Professor and Chair in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. 

Dr. Maguire is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA).

Dr. Maguire has been named one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 2009 and is a world-renowned expert on the pharmacologic treatment of stuttering. His research has been published in several leading journals and Dr. Maguire has delivered hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.

He formerly served as the Chair of the National Stuttering Association and the Vice Chair of the International Stuttering Association.

His Excellency Salah Al Shamsi

Advisory Board

Executive Director of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Hydrocarbon Processing Directorate 1984-1990.

Executive Director of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Projects Directorate from 1990-1996.

Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates Global Capital Corporation, Ltd. led development of Saadiyat Island, UAE’s most ambitious construction project.

President of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce 2006-2009.

President of Gulf Cooperation Council Chamber of Commerce.

Most recognized business leader in the Gulf Cooperation Council by Arabian Business.

Antonio Villaraigosa

Advisory Board

Two terms as the 41st Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, bringing major strides in transportation, crime reduction, infrastructure, sustainability, business development and education reform.

L.A. City Council member 2003 - 2005.

Democratic Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1994 to 2000.

Member of President Obama’s Transition Economic Advisory Board.

2012 Chairman Democratic National Convention.

Fellow at Harvard University and a professor in public policy at the University of Southern California.

Senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Institute.

Senior advisor with Banc of California.

McGraw-Hill Global Education board of directors.

Tony Sanchez, Jr.

Tribal Government Relations

Former President & Director of The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Board of Directors member.

Prior to being elected President, Tony was the General Manager of the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. During his 12-year tenure, which began in 1999, the Seminole Casino experienced significant financial growth.

Mr. Sanchez’s vision for the Seminole Tribe’s future success involves taking a stronger part in today’s ever-changing economy while still implementing respect for custom and tradition.

Liaison between Vivera and Tribal healthcare initiatives.

B.S. St. Edwards University, Austin, TX.

Paul S. Nassif, M.D.

Medical Advisory Board

World renowned plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience and television personality.

His work as a revision rhinoplasty surgeon has been featured on Botched!

Dr. Nassif’s work has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, People Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Nassif is a part of Face to Face, an organization that offers plastic surgery to victims of domestic violence.

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

American Medical Association.

Rick Darnell

Advisory Board

Current President of the National Basketball Retired Players Association Los Angeles Chapter.

Long time advocate for reducing opioid use and subsequent addiction to opiates and narcotics resulting from sports injuries. Has worked tirelessly educating and promoting vital alliances with the NBA, NFL, MLB, and LEAP.

Retired professional ABA basketball center.

Rick Darnell currently coaches basketball to underprivileged children in South Los Angeles.

Provides an indispensable advocate for Vivera Pharmaceuticals.

Sally Pera

Advisory Board

For 20 years Ms. Pera has been the preeminent connector of all manner of Silicon Valley professionals via her consultancy PeraConnect.

Co-founder of LegacyTech a public high school based in Silicon Valley due to open that will focus on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Serves on the boards of Sybil Systems, Imedrix and for 2 years served on the board of Pan Pacific Bank, a bank serving San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley.

Immediate CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth of Silicon Valley, an exclusive venue for CEOs and senior executives to network, learn, and link to the future of Silicon Valley.

B.A. Colorado College, Alumni Stanford University Directors College, and M.A. University of Colorado Boulder.