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Board Members

Board of Directors

Dawn Gallagher, I AM Foundation Spokesperson

Dawn Gallagher's highly successful career in the fashion and beauty business has enabled her to travel extensively throughout the world. Through her travels as a fashion model, television host, spokesperson and best-selling author of two books, Naturally Beautiful and Nature's Beauty Secrets, Dawn has gained an extensive insight into the well-being, beauty and fashion rituals of women from across the globe. As a supermodel, throughout her career, Dawn has appeared on the cover of hundreds of magazines, including Vogue, Italian Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, and has appeared in numerous campaigns for fashion and cosmetics including Maybelline, Clarins, and Clairol. She has walked the runways in New York, Paris and Milan, working with the world's top make-up artists, stylists and designers including Valentino, Gucci and Ralph Lauren.
Dawn is a regular guest expert on Veria Living TV for the Health Network and is a regular guest beauty/spa expert on QVC. She has been featured in countless magazines, newspapers, radio, commercials and television shows. Credits include segments on Good Morning America, the Today Show and Martha Stewart. The New York Times has interviewed Dawn several times about her philosophy on beauty. Dawn hosts a web series on WEB MD for Healthy Skin Spa Escapes and played a feature role on the powerful award-winning documentary Beauty Mark. Dawn has an incurable itch to help people around the globe and is a philanthropist working with several charities including the I AM foundation.
Dawn lives in New York with her husband Glade and daughter Lucia. Follow her, twitter@DawnLGallagher, website

Jerry Conti, Secretary
images_1.jpgJerry began his career as an Operational Executive with Conti Corp, a Family-owned business enterprise, where he learned invaluable personnel and management skills. Seeking more independence and autonomy, Jerry moved into direct sales and has over 16 years of experience in executive roles within the direct sales industries that he brings to TrustedTeam. In the late 90's Jerry co-founded a Telecomm Network Marketing company called WealthNet Inc. - now a publicly traded company known as inContact located in Utah, which is a successful call center and software provider. In 2004 he has run several multimillion dollar direct sales businesses, including an international team of thousands of consultants in U.S. and Canada as a National Vice President for Arbonne.

Focusing on strategic partnerships and joint venture relationships over the last six years, Jerry is respected amongst his peers and colleagues as a natural networker, joint venture specialist and world class connector. He also launched several educational companies and most recently Co-Founded CompassionHappens, Inc. an innovative and dynamic marketing and training company to support Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs. Jerry was also featured in the popular documentary film "The Compass". Jerry's passionate about personal, spiritual and business growth for everyone. He is driven by his passion to serve in a win-win world. Jerry lives in San Diego County and is married to his beloved wife Jessica and their seven year old son Jayden. Jerry has been a long time supporter of the I AM Foundation.

Board of Advisors

Christine Kloser, Book Publishing
images_2.jpgChristine Kloser, “The Transformation Catalyst” and award-winning author powerfully combines spiritual guidance and intuition, with nuts-and-bolts transformational writing, publishing and marketing expertise.  The result is a global movement of aspiring authors who unleash their authentic voice, share their message on the pages of a book and make their difference in the world.   Trusted and celebrated by aspiring authors and publishing industry leaders for her down to earth, authentic and inspiring approach, Christine has become the well-recognized leader of the transformational author movement having trained nearly 70,000 authors.

Howard Maskowitz, PhD, Research
images_3.jpgDr. Howard Moskowitz is both a well-known experimental psychologist in the field of psychophysics and an inventor of world-class market research technology. Dr. Moskowitz graduated Harvard University in 1969 with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. Prior to that he graduated Queens College (New York), Phi Beta Kappa, with degrees in mathematics and psychology. He has written/edited twenty-six books, has published well over 400 articles and serves on the editorial board of major journals.

His extensive speaking engagements span both scientific and market research conferences, as well as guest lectures at leading business schools and food science schools. Dr. Moskowitz has won numerous awards, among them the Scientific Director`s Gold Medal for outstanding research at the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, and the 2001 and 2003 awards by ESOMAR (European Society Of Market Research) for his innovation in web-enabled, self-authored conjoint measurement, and for weak signals research in new trends analysis and concept development.

In 2004, Dr. Moskowitz was elected as an IFT Fellow, and also was awarded the "David R. Peryam Award", from ASTM, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of basic and applied sensory science. In 2005, Dr. Moskowitz was awarded the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award for his substantial contributions and dedication to the advancement of marketing research practices. Most recently, he is the recipient of the ARF Research Innovation Award and The Market Research Council Hall of Fame Award, both in 2006. From November 2004 to November 2006, Dr. Moskowitz appeared weekly on ABC News Now as the Food Doctor.

Liora Mendaloff, Collaboration Strategy and Organizational Development
Liora is Founder of the Women's Speaker Association, reaching women in 120 countries on 6 continents. Liora is dedicated to empowering women to authentically express themselves, build a thriving, prosperous business and cause serious transformation in the lives of their clients, companies, communities and the world. With 20+ years experience "behind the scenes" in the human potential movement, Liora is keenly aware of the current shift moving us into an entirely new paradigm for doing business, building partnership and getting your message out into the world. Her belief that "collaboration is the new currency", is not only at the core of this new paradigm, but is the foundation of WSA and her work as a Business Collaboration Strategist. Having adopted this view early in her career as COO for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Foundation, it remained at the heart of her career path as a joint venture broker, virtual book tour promoter and booking agent for prominent women thought leaders, best-selling authors and conscious entrepreneurs.

Liora brings her passion for supporting women to her work on the Boards of Global Women's Empowerment Network, Women's National Book Association LA and California Women's Conference. She is honored to be a Founding Member of Association of Transformational Leaders, an inaugural winner of The New MADE Revolution MAG's Top 50 Women Award and to have been designated as a Woman of Outstanding Leadership in Public Speaking by the International Women's Leadership Association. A passionate mapmaker and maverick at heart, Liora is bound and determined to shake up the status quo and break new ground for how women grow their business, their bottom line and broadcast their message to the world.

Richard Muscio, Strategic Partnerships and Financial Management

4991082_G.jpgRichard Muscio is a CPA thought leader, bestselling author, motivational speaker, collaboration expert, community leader, radio talk show host and filmmaker. His passion is encouraging business leaders to become active leaders in their community through true collaboration, a topic he speaks on regularly.

Richard recently became a bestselling author with his book, "So, What's Your Play? How Billie Jean, Bobby, and Blindness Begat Tolerance." He is Founder of the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation, which focuses on improving public school student fitness and reducing teen pregnancy in the Oceanside public school system. Richard is also co-founder of the Oceanside Turkey Trot, where over 8,300 runners participated on Thanksgiving Day 2011.

Richard blogs as The Family Office Guy at, and hosts an award-winning weekly radio show on 760 AM KFMB in San Diego from 7-8 PM Saturday evening which broadcasts from the historic La Valencia Hotel. In his over 30 years experience as a CPA, Richard has developed a specialty in estate/gift/trust matters and helping wealthy families understand their complex finances. He also consults to CPA firms desiring to improve the value of services offered to wealthy clients and successful businesses.

Dea Shandera, Public Relations
DeaHeadshotA.jpgDea Shandera-Hunter is a highly regarded and seasoned media and entertainment creative executive having served tenures over twenty-five years at Paramount Pictures (Manager of Advertising and Promotion for the television group), The Walt Disney Company (Vice President of Creative Services for The Disney Channel) and MGM with her most recent post being Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for MGM Television.  She has a reputation for being an out-of-the-box thinker with a unique approach that has made a significant difference for the companies and individuals she has worked for.

During the last fifteen years she has consulted in every area of the communications and entertainment businesses from publicity to production through distribution for books, products, films and television. Some of her clients have included Waterside Productions, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Hansa Productions, Gener8Xion Entertainment, MGM, Trifecta Entertainment and Media, Rocky Mountain Pictures, Regent Releasing, Drama House Productions, Off the Pier Productions, Universal Music, Wildcat Releasing and authors James Redfield, Dannion Brinkley, William Gladstone, Ervin Laszlo, Michael Beckwith, Lou Gossett, Jr., Patricia Cori, Arjuna Ardagh, Temple Hayes, Dr. Sylva Dvorak, Chris and Janet Attwood, Kim Jones, Dr. Jamie Turndorf, Peter Anthony, Susan Liberty Hall, Jesse Dylan, Sharmen Lane, Kristen Moeller, Annie Burnside and Judith Diana Winston.

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