Athletic Advisory Board
Experience driven direction from some of the most respected names in athletics and nutrition.
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. Mike received a BA in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Southern Illinois University. 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 for up to150 deaf athletes from across the country.
Mike is the recipient of numerous awards including: #1 Vote for Academic All-American Basketball Player, the NBA Walter P. Kennedy Citizenship Award, the NBA “Spirit of Love” Award and the 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; Chairman of the Deaf Awareness Committee; the Board of Directors, Georgia Registry of Interpreters for Deaf; Leadership Atlanta, Class of 1988-98; the Board of Directors for South Dekalb YMCA, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Editorial Board of Teen Athlete Magazine.
A renowned speaker, Mike has participated in youth programs such as the Atlanta-based “Stop the Violence” campaign as well as 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.
Theo Ratliff established himself as one of the NBA’s premier shot blockers. After ranking 19th in the NBA in shot blocking during his first two seasons (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 climbed to third in the NBA in shot blocking in 1998-99 at 2.98 bpg helping the Sixers make the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. He was fourth in the NBA 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.
Drew Pearson, a former Dallas Cowboy, 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. This is why spreading Youngevity’s healthy bone and joint message has become Drew’s newest endeavor.
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 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 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 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.