Advisory Board Members
Ricardo J. Whyte, M.D.
Dr. Ricardo J. Whyte is an experienced medical director with a demonstrated history of almost 20 years in the healthcare industry. He is skilled in healthcare consulting, case management, prevention, addiction medicine, and healthcare information technology (HIT). Additionally, Dr, Whyte is the proud Founder of the Master Mind Institute that has developed the Thrive Membership that supports its members in establishing life balance and resilience fortification.
Since 2017, Dr. Whyte has served as the Section Chief of Psychiatry at the Community Hospital of San Bernardino a Dignity Health Hospital. Prior to his current leadership role, he was the Medical Director of the Chemical Dependency Unit at the Behavioral Medicine Center of Loma Linda University Health and the Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at the Behavioral Health Institute of Loma Linda University Health. Also, he was formerly on faculty at Loma Linda University as an Assistant Professor in its Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Whyte is a graduate of Atlantic Union College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Cum Laude. He then earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Whyte completed his Psychiatry Residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Whyte went on to complete an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and achieved Double Board Certification in Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry as well as Addiction Psychiatry.
Mark Chavez, M.D
Dr. Chavez is a medical doctor and entrepreneur who is passionate about combining health and entrepreneurship through creating innovative ways to keep people healthy while helping them pursue their life passions.
A graduate of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed his residency training at Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island, New York. His interests are in sports medicine and functional movement training. Dr. Chavez teaches a unique resistance exercise method that he created called the Gravity Ball Method which uses an exercise device he invented called the Gravity Ball.
Known as "The Health MD" under which he offers health and entrepreneurial coaching to a select number of physicians each year in his Key Physician of Influence (KPI) program. The program focus is to help transition doctors out of medicine to pursue their passion and calling.
Dr. Hayley Nelson is a neuroscientist, tenured psychology professor, international speaker and founder of The Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience where she is passionate about making neuroscience approachable. She earned her PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University and has over 20 years of teaching experience with students from diverse backgrounds. She also has several peer-reviewed research publications and previous research and faculty appointments with The National Institutes of Health, The Johns Hopkins University, and The University of Pennsylvania. By creating Certification Programs with the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Dr. Hayley combined her knowledge of the human mind and brain health with her passion for education, teaching, and consulting to truly make neuroscience accessible and approachable. She loves working with life coaches, wellness professionals, therapists and counselors who are ready to stand apart and show up as true leaders in their field. With a Certification in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, her students learn easy-to-swallow knowledge of how the brain works in real-life situations and gain the confidence to speak with authority about HOW & WHY what they teach their clients actually works. Not only that, but they also gain the power to serve their clients better and create an environment for their communities to thrive.
Dr. Norman Fried
After receiving his PhD in Clinical and Pediatric Psychology from Emory University, Dr. Norman Fried served as the Chief Psychologist for the Children’s Cancer Centers and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Northwell Health and Winthrop University Hospitals for 20 years. His academic appointments include Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Psychiatry at New York University Medical School, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at the Jewish Theological Seminary/Columbia University; and was a Fellow in Clinical and Pediatric Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Now in full time private practice as a grief and trauma specialist, Norman lectures on the Practice of Psychotherapy with Critically and Terminally Ill Children and their Families at conferences across the U.S. and Europe.
Tyrone Poole, a seasoned NFL (National Football League) player with 14 years of experience, has achieved numerous accomplishments in his career. As a two-time Super Bowl Champion, Author, Inventor, Founder, Speaker, and TV Personality, he has shared his expertise with some of the most successful leaders and business developers worldwide. He is also a best-selling author, having written "ULTIMATE SUCCESS IN THE GAME OF LIFE" for individuals striving for ultimate success, rather than settling for mediocre achievements.