Athletic Advisory Board

These brawny (and brainy) individuals who know a thing or two about getting the best out of your mind and body. Fortunately for the rest of us, they’re willing to share their extensive knowledge.

Mike Glenn, Chairman of the Athletic Advisory Board

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 every summer, it welcomes up to 150 deaf athletes from across the country to participate free of charge.

Mike is the recipient of numerous awards, such as: #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. Mike is involved with numerous organizations, including: 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

Theo Ratliff

Theo Ratliff established himself as one of the NBA’s premier shot blockers. The 18th player picked in the 1995 NBA Draft, Ratliff played both forward and center for the Pistons 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.

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, achieving 2.98 bpg, and 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.

D'lisha Jones

DeLisha Jones

In the history of the WNBA, there has been no other athlete quite like DeLisha Milton-Jones. During her long-standing WNBA career, she played more games than any other athlete to date (499 regular season games and 50 playoff games), was a three-time All-Star, and holds 2 WNBA championships. To add, she is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and has won numerous FIBA (International Basketball Federation) medals as a member of the USA Women’s Basketball National Team. DeLisha’s passion as an athlete and her love for the sport took her overseas, where she played for many years during her off-seasons for leagues in Turkey, the Czech Republic and Spain. While overseas, she also led her teams to championships, was selected to play in the EuroLeague All-Star Game, and received numerous achievements. During her basketball career, she’s torn her ACL and MCL, ruptured her Achilles tendon, suffered a concussion, and still managed to stay in the game longer than any other female basketball player. In 2016, she retired from the WNBA and took a position as an assistant coach at Pepperdine University, where she will now lead the next generation of athletes.

Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson

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.

Richard Renton

Richard Renton

Mr. Renton oversees all quality control issues for Youngevity products. He graduated from Portland State University (PSU) majoring in Sports Medicine, Health, Physical Education and Chemistry. He has served as an Associate Professor at PSU in Health and First Aid. Mr. Renton is a board certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association and was an Assistant Athletic Trainer for PSU, the Portland Timbers Soccer team and the Portland Storm Football team. He is also a board member for AL International, Inc.

Sanjeev Javia

Sanjeev Javia

Sanjeev has multiple roles at Youngevity, including product development and devising the marketing strategy for our international markets. He has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bio Psychology degree from the University of Michigan. He also has 15 years of experience formulating nutrition products and has developed entire lines of supplement products—from sports performance to various disease management states. His specialty and research emphasis is on nutrition and exercise interventions in diabetes/obesity, auto-immune diseases, neurological issues, and post-chemotherapy recovery.

His client list includes some of the world’s top athletes, including SuperBowl MVPs, Stanley Cup Champions, World Series Hall of Famers, and Olympic Medalists. Sanjeev is the founder/CEO of Javia Wellness Group and both a board member and 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.

Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson began bodybuilding as a hobby more than 15 years ago. Today, he’s known as the “Greatest Natural Bodybuilder in the World.” As a natural bodybuilder, he regularly takes Youngevity products and trusts that they will provide him with the energy and nutrients he needs to replenish his body and keep going strong.

Dr. Stan Frager, MD, PhD

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.

Steve Hess

Steve Hess

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 possesses much television experience, and has been featured on NBA Inside Stuff and The Eating Network. He also has his own workout segment on the Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network.