Legislative & Policy Advisory Board
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.
His Excellency Salah Salem Bin Omair Al Shamsi
H.E. Eng. Al Shamsi started his career in 1981 at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). He served as the Executive Director of the Hydrocarbon Processing Directorate from 1984 to 1990, and was appointed Executive Director of projects from 1990 to 1996.
He was granted the "World Safety Organization Award" in 1987 for his efforts in increasing safety levels in the Refinery and Gas Plant Operations.
H.E. Eng. Al Shamsi was the President of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce from January 2006 to December 2009 and President of GCC Chamber of Commerce.
Chosen as one of the most recognized business leaders in the GCC, Arabian Business also recognized H.E. Eng. Al Shamsi as one of the most influential personalities.
Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates Global Capital Corporation Ltd. in 1999 and lead the development of Saadiyat Island, one of the most ambitious projects in the UAE .
Mehdi Hatamian, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Advisor
Founder and CEO of 2Pi-Sigma Corporation.
20-year career at Broadcom, Chief Scientist – Central Engineering.
Former NASA Space Shuttle program engineer.
Former Distinguished Member. Technical Staff, Bell Labs.
Co-founder Silicon Design Experts (SDE), Inc., acquired by Level One Corp.
Holds 97 issued patents, published 50 papers.
Member, National Academy of Engineering
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
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.
Tony Sanchez, Jr.
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.
Former American athlete and football wide receiver.
All-pro NFL football player who played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Raiders.
Set a world record and won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Mr. Brown has focused his time on enterprises that benefit communities, establishing relationships with youth organizations, local governments, community outreach efforts, and many well-known business and non-profits where he sits on numerous boards and committees.
Mr. Brown graduated from Arizona State University.
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.
Retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) professional basketball player.
Played for the Warriors, the Chicago Bulls, the 1972 Championship Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns.
Served as a commentator for the Los Angeles Lakers aside Chick Hearn, the Los Angeles Clippers and The NBA on CBS.
Played on the 1964 US Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team.
Inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986 and was inducted into the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Hall of Honor in 2016.
Mr. Erickson graduated from UCLA and was coached by John Wooden.
Former professional boxer turned manager and talent scout.
Two-time world heavyweight champion, including famous upset against Lennox Lewis.
His professional fighting record is 50-9-2.
Mr. Rahman is a long-time advocate for reducing opioid use, including performance-enhancing drugs in boxing.
Salah Al Shamsi
An illustrious career that spans over 35 years, H.E. Al Shamsi is known for his keen business acumen and ability to consistently exceed challenging goals. He started his career in 1981 at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). He then served as the Executive Director of the Hydrocarbon Processing Directorate from 1984 to 1990 and was appointed Executive Director of projects from 1990 to 1996. In his 15 plus years at ADNOC, he was responsible for large projects in excess of USD$1 billion and he brought about significant cost reductions while simultaneously improving systemic efficiency.
H.E. Al Shamsi holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the North Carolina State University, and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA). Among his distinguished accomplishments, he was chosen as a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals. Forbes has chosen him as one of the biggest business leaders in the Gulf Cooperation Counsel, while Arabian Business recognized him as one of the most influential leaders in regional business. H.E. Al Shamsi has also been a member of the American Business Council, the Canadian Business Council, and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)-USA, the Society of UAE Engineers and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants in the U.S.