Sean Entin, CEO
A seasoned entrepreneur and business development expert who is successful at guiding world-class enterprises to sustainable profitability. He began his entrepreneurial adventures as a student at the University of Southern California, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Administration.
In 2009 Sean Entin became a co-founder, managing director, and the Chief Marketing Officer for Greenhouse Holdings, Inc. (GRHU). His actions were directly responsible for developing and implementing both international marketing strategies for the company’s products and services as well as the capital raise and subsequent investor relations for taking GRHU public. In March of 2012, Greenhouse Holdings, Inc. was acquired by Premier Alliance, where he is still a shareholder.
Sean is the founder of several companies in the entertainment space including Zen Management: a film, distribution, and commercial media company, which was created in 1995. He also played an integral role assisting in the development of Los Angeles Center Studios, a multi-use office and production facility that has revitalized the west side of downtown Los Angeles.
In 2011, Mr. Entin Co-founded Casa Montalvo Holdings, Inc. which produces Montalvo, an award-winning triple-distilled premium tequila.
Brian Stevens, President
Brian Stevens is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of successful business development experience in the for-profit sector. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer of a small residential energy efficiency and government contracting company called GreenHouse Holdings. During his tenure the company saw explosive growth and a successful initial public offering, with Mr. Stevens developing all the investor relations material for the Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE), which raised $6 million dollars for the company and enabled it to grow and eventually merge with a larger corporation called Premier Alliance.
Mr. Stevens is also an advocate of the non-profit sector, supporting the Navy Special Warfare Family Foundation whose charter is to provide support and services to the families of fallen and deployed SEALs. Additionally he is an avid supporter of at risk youth and is a certified foster parent working with the San Diego Center For Children in their Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care model for Adolescents (MTFC-A) program. Over the past decade Brian and his wife Trish have had the pleasure of directly affecting the lives of six very special teenagers while promoting the San Diego Center for Children to attract other exceptional foster parents and volunteers.
Biography – Paul J. Miniter, MS
Paul Miniter is a healthcare industry veteran with strong leadership, management, compliance and education development expertise. His professional assets include working with non-profit organizations, grant writing, strategic alliances and higher education instruction. Paul has strong business development acumen and vision within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, especially within grant development.
Paul has expertise in the practice of adult education, including the development of gap analyses and instructional design for continuing education activities for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals. He is also knowledgeable in the interpretation and application of continuing education certification standards, rules and regulations.
Previously, Paul was VP, Education at the American Academy of CME, Inc, Executive Director of Excellence in Medical Education (XME) and held similar positions of operations, compliance and program management at the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (ICHE), Indicia Medical Education and MediCom Worldwide Inc. He has served as an education consultant to the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA).
He is a volunteer member of the Committee on Medical Education and a volunteer accreditation site surveyor for the Medical Society of New Jersey. Mr. Miniter is a Board Member of All Access Mental Health (AAMH) and The Institute of Medicine and Public Health of New Jersey (IOMPHNJ) foundations. He has participated in fund-raising activities for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Pulmonary Hypertension Association and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition groups. Mr. Miniter received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education/Exercise Physiology from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation from East Stroudsburg University. He has held a faculty appointment at The College of New Jersey and current teaches at Bucks County Community College.
Paul resides in Yardley, PA with his wife Kimberly and four children.
Russell Strom, Patient Advocate
Russell Strom is an entrepreneur in the areas of real estate investing and financial consulting. Earning a BA in Economics from Columbia University, Mr. Strom started his career at Gabel Associates, en energy and environmental consulting firm in New Jersey. In 2003, he moved to Emax Financial & Real Estate Advisory Services, a small financial and government consulting firm in New York City. Starting as an associate, he quickly moved up to become a vice president and then managing director. Through his experience at Emax, he gained extensive experience in all areas of running a small business, from client management to regulatory requirements to managing cash flow for day to day operations. In 2008, Mr. Strom moved to San Diego, CA and continued working with Emax as a self-employed subcontractor. Currently, in addition to working on occasional projects for Emax, Mr. Strom is investing in real estate in San Diego and the Kansas City area.
In March 2009, at 29, Russell suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on the right side of his body and greatly affected his speech. He was lucky enough to have great doctors, nurses and therapists and through lots of hard work and with a lot of help, he has made a near complete recovery. Because he greatly valued hearing from people who had been through similar experiences, he often volunteers at local hospitals, speaking to people recovery from strokes. It was here that he met Sean Entin and they became friends. Russell shares Sean’s passion for giving back and is excited to be a part of the Move2Improve Foundation.
Sylvia Arellano, Director of Outpatient Therapies
Sylvia Arellano is a Physical Therapist with over 23 years of experience. She studied at UCLA and has trained and practiced in many of the various fields of physical therapy. Sylvia’s passion is neurological rehabilitation where she has focused the last 15 years of her career, dedicating herself to the functional outcomes of her patients. She has taken all her training and certifications and implemented them into each of her treatment plans. She has learned to be creative with the treatment plans involving NDT (neuro-development treatment), PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), gait training, balance and movement analysis. Sylvia has been on many interdisciplinary teams and understands that teamwork gets the job done; it takes many hands to brighten life’s and improve the functional status’ of her patients. Her high-energy and love of her profession shows in her passion which enables her to provide quality therapy with an integrity and positive reinforcement to get the job done!
Sylvia is on the cutting edge of neuro technology that enhances patient progress.
Sylvia has a zest for life and loves her motivational quotes. A couple of her favorites quotes are:
“It’s the little details that are vital, little things make big things happen.”
“You can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you..”
Sylvia resides in the San Fernando Valley with her two daughters and enjoys the outdoors and reading.
Sylvia met Sean Entin in 2012 and continues to work with Sean’s rehabilitation which led her to be the Director of Therapy for M2i.
Joelle Broffman, Clinical Research Assistant
Joelle received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA in 2010, graduating with departmental honors. While at UCLA, she gained three years of experience as a research assistant in clinical psychology labs. In the year after graduating from UCLA, she worked as the laboratory manager of the UCLA Social Neuroscience Lab. During that time, Joelle became increasingly interested in the relationships between psychosocial resources (optimism, mastery, self-esteem, and social support) and mental and physical health trajectories, which sparked her interests in clinical work. From there, Joelle pursued a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. After receiving her M.A. in 2013, she began Pepperdine University’s Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Clinical Psychology, where she is currently a doctoral student. Joelle sits on the executive board of the Pepperdine Psy.D. Student Government Association and is a teaching assistant for doctoral-level classes on cognitive assessment.
Joelle is a former therapist intern of the psychological clinic at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles’s downtown “Skid Row” area, counseling clients who are experiencing homelessness and are in recovery from substance use disorders. She currently works at one of Pepperdine University’s Psychological and Educational Counseling Clinics in Los Angeles, an outpatient community clinic that serves a broad range of clients. She also has previous clinical experience in residential treatment working with girls and woman with eating disorders. In Fall 2014 Joelle will join the psychology team at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center as a neuropsychology extern, where she will obtain training in psychodiagnostic and cognitive assessments for patients with TBI, stroke, and other neurological injuries.
Joelle is committed to using her doctoral training and education to give back to others through clinical work and nonprofit efforts. Her chief clinical interests are in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and brain-behavior relationships. She also has experience in mindfulness, and has an ongoing interest in the reciprocal relationships between mindfulness meditation, brain functioning, and mental health outcomes.
Trish Stevens, Financial Controller
Theresa Stevens has over 20 years of experience in accounting and administrative management in both the profit and nonprofit sectors. She is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has managed the financials for a variety of private and public organizations through her own consulting company, Professor QuickBooks, since 2007. During that time she implemented the operational procedures and managed the financials for a start-up military supply company and was instrumental in its 200% year-over-year annual growth since 2011 to today.
For over 5 years Mrs. Stevens was the Director of Administration for the San Diego affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. In that role she supervised all aspects of human resources, office administration, and maintained and audited a fully transparent $600,000 annual budget. Additionally Mrs. Stevens organized and planned fund raising events, vetted potential board members and donors and organized the quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors.
In addition to her work with the ACLU Mrs. Stevens is a staunch supporter of the San Diego Center for Children where for the past decade she and her husband are certified foster parents in their Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care model for Adolescents (MTFC-A) program.