As of October 2018, Opioid Awareness Foundation operates as a featured program under International Arts and Philanthropy.
Sr. Security Consultant/Advisor to the Program and its advisors, William “Bill” Bishop joins Opioid Awareness Foundation to protect the integrity of process in which information is shared, communicated amongst its advisors, its board and to its donors. Bill’s role is also to search the integrity of the roles, representations of the programs, it’s advisors professional experience and employment history.
With 30 years in Electronic Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance Networks, Satellite Systems. and GIS Intelligence Analyst Services. Bill also has 30+ Years of GIS Analyst and Coordinator experience. Maintains the City of Newark’s Zoning, Redevelopment, UEZ, Master Plan and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) layers for the city’s Economic Development. Responsible for the city’s abandon building task force tracking and analyst systems for the various agencies in the city. Created a community activity map: Manages the OEM / DHS Regional Fusion Center.
Produce GIS applications and maps. This facilitates the development of dynamic systems that capture and display data and maps specific to the staff’s needs Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, and homeland security. Help develop new sensor systems, analytically techniques, of new applications, GIS services and solutions for existing systems Provide GIS Data to Universities around the country and help maintain GIS Warehouse Called NEWGIN Usually Known as the City’s GIS GURU.
Build Tactical Military Communication Networks for US Army units when deployed in combat, operation, support operations or humanitarian operations. Create geographical data for (C4ISR) concept of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. This include FOB, EOC, and TOC’s. J6 Command, Control, Communications, & Computers/Cyber. The J-6 represents the Joint War fighter in support of the command, control, communications, and computers/cyber (C4) requirements validation and capability development processes while ensuring joint interchangeability.
Command Post Of the Future (COPF), a system currently deployed at division level, enabling division and brigade commanders to discuss and collaborate when processing information, share ideas, and attend virtual meetings without assembling at one place.
Michael A. King, Jr. Program Founder and Executive Producer of “Mike’s Life” a documentary to create awareness on “Opioid Addiction” through the story on how Mike as a sixth grader leaves school and later becomes one of the biggest go to guys in the Miami party scene. Mike one day decides to give his life to GOD. He starts Opioid Awareness Foundation and four months later loses his daughter to drug addiction and a related accident. Mike winds up being the father to his six year old grandson, mentoring peers while rebuilding his life.
Richard Victor Mahee, “Mahvrick”, Strategic Alliances for Program and Executive Producer, Richard “Mahvrick” a Music and Television Producer started his career on Wall Street and launched Mahvrick as a global Internet content distribution platform. Richard has raised capital for philanthropic events such as Unite4Humanity, City Gala, Style Fashion Week and focuses on Military Veteran Charities.
Richard Victor Mahee, Mahvrick has been the President/Chief Operating Officer of Mahvrick since November, 2003, where Mr. Mahee’s role is operations and global strategic development. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Mahee has worked in a consulting capacity for several Wall Street private equity and investment firms, among them were Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers and Fuji Bank. He started his career at JC Bradford working on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) “Blue Room”. Mr. Mahee’s core focus has been risk management, technology, and strategic alliances. From 1990 to 2006, he worked alongside serial entrepreneurs such as Brian Corvese (Soros Fund Management/Egy Net) and Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria (MIR Corp, Planet Space) who has successfully taken start up projects from developmental stages to operating in global markets. In 2005, Mr. Mahee founded of Mahvrick (his name backwards) then launched Mahvrick Global Ventures in 2013, which owns Mahvrick Networks, Local Newspaper Alliance and over 100 local US and International online newspapers which is now part of TIME, Inc..
International Arts and Philanthropy Directors
Dale Godboldo, CEO Actor/Producer Dale Godboldo starred as Carl E. Douglas on the Emmy, Golden Globe, and NAACP Image Award winning The People v. OJ Simpson, and has appeared in another 130 episodes of TV and a dozen films. As a businessman, Dale has raised millions of dollars for various entertainment related endeavors, and is currently partnered with the principals of a $2B investment fund. But it was his time as a Mouseketeer on 90’s The All New Mickey Mouse Club (alongside Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) that his passion for philanthropy took root.
Looking for ways to help the next generation reach their dreams, Dale formed the aptly named Always In The Club Foundation in appreciation of the training and mentorship he received as a young man on the Mouse Club. AITCF launched Project:NOW, a non-profit initiative that rapidly addresses the educational needs of at-risk youth with support from Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Dale has fundraised for Unite4:Humanity and other events with Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Robert DeNiro, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Sean Penn, Diddy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charlize Theron, Anthony Mackie, and Halle Berry, among others. Other charitable activities have included fundraising for Kids In The Spotlight, volunteering for anti-bullying organization, Stand For The Silent, and serving as a judge for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition, where millions of dollars in scholarships have been raised to send outstanding young ladies to college.
Dale recently co-founded the International Arts and Philanthropy Foundation with Amine El Mouttaki and Valarie Khoudari to provide fiscal sponsorship, fundraising support, and programmatic support to outstanding non-profits around the world. Dale has been honored bythe Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals for his work in the community, is a founding board advisor for the Jamaica Film Festival, and is a lifelong member of Jack and Jill of America.
Rachel Carlsen, CPA | Chief Financial Officer, Rachel Carlsen has over 25 years of experience in Accounting and Finance…. Always fascinated with Numbers and Enterprise, by the time she arrived in college, she began developing a wide breadth of complimentary skill sets, and worked in different types of customer service positions throughout banking. She had started to develop an understanding of Finance and Customer Service from a financial perspective. After Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from UNLV, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she began her training and eventual ascension in the field of Public Accountancy, and quite quickly received her CPA license in 1998.In 2002, she relocated to Southern California, to the Santa Clarita Valley, where she settled down to reside with her husband and two children. In order to develop an even more comprehensive understanding of the financial world, Rachel then put her sights on receiving her Series 7 and Series 66 licensing in 2011. By 2015, she knew that she was ready to venture out as an entrepreneur. With her vision for creating success and to change the way people think about Accountants and CPAs, she officially formed her firm Carlsen Financial in September of 2015. This began her journey in growing her practice and she was an early adopter of a then, little known website, called Thumbtack. Leveraging technology with her relationship building skills and the knack for creating value for clients through money saving ideas and asset building initiatives, the Firm began to grow.
By the end of 2016, she had grown to well over 100 clients and was clearly demonstrating the perseverance necessary to own a successful Public Accountancy Practice. The Carlsen Financial Clients appreciated Rachel’s Firm which thought differently, handled communications to clients differently, and simply put, looked at accounting in a much different way.
During the course of her professional experience while working in highly-diversified and entrepreneurial environments, including Start-ups and Dot-com companies, she has faced many challenges; including the set-up of Internal Control Policies and Accounting Structures for multi-national corporations, the Implementation of Accounting Policies and Procedures, Cash-Flow Forecasting for Pre-IPO Start-Ups, Budgeting and Business Oversight.
Sr. Community Advisor, Laurel Bennett With over 20 years of experience working with government and private sector services on their computer and information systems, Laurel Bennett has proven herself to be a smart, capable, hardworking leader. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Motorola, Harris TSS, and Sun Microsystems on technologies ranging from Advanced Rockets to Paging system cohesion. For the past six years, she has actively worked in the healthcare field, working as Project Manager and Sr. Systems Analyst for Bethesda Memorial and Jupiter Medical Center. She holds has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) College of Engineering, and has her Master’s Degree (MBA) from American InterContinental University with a concentration in Healthcare.
Laurel Bennett has held a Government Secret Clearance for her work with and within government agencies and affiliates. She was an active member of the Central Palm Beach Chamber’s Economic Development and Government Affairs as well as a member of the Vero Beach Community Business Alliance. Community service has a huge role in her life and she continues to contribute time to disabled handicapped horse riders, provides Personal Health Records (PHRs) to special needs people. She is the treasurer for her HOA, as well as various other organizational groups.
Currently, she is running for Florida House of Representatives, District 86, has reinstated her company, PHR Solutions and is supported by the Christian Family Coalition which is locally 300 churches. Since her husband’s death last year, she has become more active in helping Veterans and wants to help the family members and caregivers of those disabled or ill. She was recently invited to D. C. to attend the Heritage Foundation for an event honoring women in government, such as Jennifer Carrol and Jovita Carranza Treasurer of the United States. She is a member of the World Organization for Romanians and has traveled to Portugal, Romania, and Moldavia to show support for their endeavors. Her main focus will be on how to help her constituents in Florida and in particular, Palm Beach County, as well as the veterans and their healthcare needs.
Roger Krahl Roger was born on November 21st, 1969 in New York, New York. Raised in upstate NY, Roger was thought from a young age that a man should have integrity and follow good ethics and morals. Growing up, he always had intentions to be the best. But that was only the beginning. Having graduated from Liverpool High in 1987, his parents encouraged him to continue his education, so he attended Daytona College from 1988 all the way to 1990 and studied business administration.
After continuing his education, Roger wanted to see the world. From 1990 to 1992, he lived abroad in Milan, Italy where he got interested in runway modeling and appearing in television commercials, also printed in magazines and newspapers. After his experience in Europe, he moved to South Florida. Always having an interest in martial arts, and also training his whole life, Mr. Krahl found his passion and pursued it. With over 30 years of martial arts training, he knew then he wanted to educate others in martial arts.
He currently owns and operates American Top Team of Sunrise, manages and trains professional fight teams, women athletes and much more. They say that in a fighter’s first fight, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Reinforcing this, it’s hard to count how many times a hyped competitor fought poorly in their first bout. It takes a special person to deal with that kind of pressure and hype effectively. But when Roger Krahl introduced himself to the world, he showed compassion, ambition, drive, and charisma.
His humanitarian persona has led him to where he’s at now. Helping others to become stronger and willpower. Roger has helped thousands throughout his life, and why stop now. He recently joined the board of directors of the Opioid Awareness Foundation where he sits to assist those in need suffering from the opioid epidemic. He continues to show grand gratuity to the community and the world. Roger never gave up then, and he won’t stop now.
Dr. Paul Paulie Gavoni An expert in human performance, coaching, and organizational leadership, Dr. Paul Paulie Gavoni has worked in education and human services for 20 years where he served in a variety of positions including COO, Director of School Improvement, Leadership Director, Professor, Assistant Principal, School Turnaround Manager, ClinicalCoordinator, Therapist, and Behavior Analyst. Beyond his direct work with students in poverty and those suffering from behavioral and mental health issues, Dr. Gavoni specializes in providing administrative teams, teachers, and staff with training, coaching, and consultation in analyzing and developing behavior and performance management systems to positively impact key performance indicators. As a behavioral scientist and current Director of School Improvement for Positive Behavior Supports Corp., Dr. Gavoni is passionate about applying organizational behavior management (OBM) strategies to establish positive environments that engage and bring out the best in people so they can bring out the best in the children they serve.
Known for his passion and authenticity, Dr. Gavoni continues to be sought out as featured and keynote speaker at educational conferences across the country. Most recently he published a book on school improvement with Manny Rodriguez titled Quick Wins! Accelerating School
Transformation through Science, Engagement, and Leadership. His next book collaboration with Dr. Nic Weatherly titled Deliberate Coaching: A Toolbox for Accelerating Teacher Performance will be published this winter by Learning Sciences International. In addition, he is published in academic journals on topics related to school improvement, and has published three
online courses dedicated to school leadership preparation, an area he remains deeply passionate about. Beyond his work in education and human services, Dr. Gavoni is also a highly respected coach in combat sports. In 1992, he began boxing in South Florida and went on to win a Florida Golden
Gloves Heavyweight Title in 1998. Since then, Coach “Paulie Gloves,” as he is known in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community, has trained many champions and UFC vets using technologies rooted in the behavioral sciences. Coach Paulie has been a featured coach in the books Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams a the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts, A Fighter’s Way,
and the article Ring to Cage: How four former boxers help mold MMA’s finest. He is also an author who has has written for a variety of online magazines such as Scifighting , Last Word on Sports, and currently for Bloody Elbow where his Fight Science series continues to bring
evidenced based practices to MMA. A co-founder of MMA Science, his current project involves the development of the first International MMA Ranking System, a ground breaking process bringing tradition, organization, and science to mixed martial arts.
Joseph Radich Undergraduate Commencements: State University of NY at Cortland: BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise physiology and exercise science
Graduate Studies: Quinnipiac/Yale: Masters Degree in Public Health and PA Studies
Completed American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine FellowShip
Born and raised in NY, Joe completed his Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with concentrations in exercise physiology and Pre-Med. This led him to pursue a career as a Physician Associate, having graduated from one of the countries top 10 PA programs. Joe’s early career led him to the fields of Orthopedic/Sports Medicine, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, as well as Regenerative and Functional Medicine. It was in South Florida that Joe trained under one of the Countries most influential MD’s in the Alternative Medicine World, Dr. Al Sears’ Here, Joe became so proficient that he became Clinical Director at The Sears Wellness Institute. Joe continued to learn and educate himself on alternative based modalities, and eventually became a Physician Trainer and lead consultant in the world of Functional/Integrative and Regenerative Medicine. Joe continues to preach the foundations of alternative medicine and help educate and advocate for alternative therapies. Joe went on to launch his practice RenewU Medical, with offices in Palm Beach Florida and New York City to help people learn about more natural alternatives to help people look and feel their best.
As one of the early supporters and researchers in the world of regenerative and anti-aging medicine, Joe has used Cannabinoids in his practice very successfully.
In his spare time, he enjoys being active and is an active tri-athlete and avid music fan and connect junkie. He enjoys spending time in New York and Palm Beach with his friends and family.
Stephanie Kronen is currently the Senior Physician Outreach Liaison Manager for Curaleaf, which is based in South Florida and founded by a third-generation farm with over 50 years of horticultural experience and is one of the original 5 licensed providers of medical cannabis.
Ms. Kronen is responsible for managing a team to educate both physicians and patients on how to navigate the new world of medical marijuana in the state of Florida. She is also a published author for the FHIMA Reference Guide, providing the laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana and regularly speaks to numerous medical and community organizations on this topic. For 8 years prior to joining Curaleaf, Ms. Kronen was a pharmaceutical representative for AstraZeneca and has shown herself to be an innovative and creative leader with a proven track record in managing operations from conception to launch while driving brand growth.
She first established herself as an experienced president and chief operating officer for Next Stop Productions, Inc., a television production company, which formed a partnership with IMG, the world’s leading sports marketing and fashion modeling agency, to develop a nationally syndicated series of dynamic women’s health television programs. Ms. Kronen was recognized for her ability to establish and cultivate key relationships with clients, has a history of developing highly successful campaigns, as well as negotiating and executing contracts, handling customer questions and objections while continually exceeding client and company expectations.
Luis Garcia is a retired 28 year South Florida Firefighter/Paramedic who has also been a 26 year American Heart Association Instructor, Regional Faculty and Instructor-Trainer in all facets of resuscitation (ACLS, PALS, BLS). During his career, he responded to over 3,000 overdose calls as a 911 Paramedic.
Since retiring seven years ago, Luis has worked as an Emergency Responder for a National Restoration Company. This job allows him to respond as a layperson Good Samaritan citizen to life-threatening emergencies. Because he monitors fire scanner radios as part of his job, he often hears of nearby cardiac arrest drug overdose situations. He has personally administered the Narcan nasal spray to 12 persons and saved nine lives in public settings.
On International Overdose Awareness Day 2017, he launched his Facebook page called South Florida Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction Project. Luis went out and spent his savings to purchase 800 Narcan nasal sprays to distribute across Florida.
As of July 31, 2018, Luis has conducted over 30 free 2-hour classes and distributed over 550 sprays. Seventy-three persons who attended his class have used the Narcan to save a life in its eleven months of existence.
In his spare time, Luis enjoys time with his teenage sons Tony and Vinny. He also is passionate about dancing and is actively studying Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing. His passion is Hustle dancing. Luis is a lifelong resident of Florida since moving here from Colombia at the age of three. He has been very involved in other social issues such as domestic violence awareness.