Advisory Board
Jim Sandino   Jim Sandino, a veteran healthcare and consumer marketing professional who has extensive agency and client-side experience, founded The Sandino Group in 2001.

The Sandino Group, LLC is a Marketing and Communications Consultancy, which specializes in developing integrated marketing, communications and educational programs for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals.

Clients have included: Coca-Cola, Time Inc., Sports Illustrated, Pfizer, Merck and other companies of similar stature.

Nita Vallens   Dr. Nita Vallens has a doctorate in psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Part of her mission to empower all people focuses on women and thier self image. She has worked with women suffering from trichotillomania and alopecia.

She has hosted the show "Inner Vision" on the PBS station KPFK Radio 90.7 FM in Los Angeles for 12 years informing listeners about the latest information on health, spirituallity and the environment.

Jon Perlman   Dr. Jon Perlman is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose and body. He has been in practice since 1980 and is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Perlman served as one of the plastic surgeons for the ABC-TV Show Extreme Makeover. He performed forty surgeries for 27 of the featured makeover patients over the three year course of the popular TV series and enjoys an on-going celebrity clientele. has information about the many rejuvenating face, nose and body procedures performed by the doctor. also explains his use of the non-surgical Zerona laser for body sculpting.

Murray A. Persicke   Murray A. Persicke is a Social Commercing Coach and Mentor focused on high net-worth humanitarian global projects. Mr. Persicke specializes in the incubation stages of a project with a long-term visionary design to implement a sustainability-resilient cycle within the corporate social model. This model identifies individuals and their collective Brain Trusts for Wealth accumulation, Asset building and Estate preservation.

Mr. Persicke's unified vision is to create new Social Corporate Enterprising for exponential humanity returns, inclusive of all living things, in their relationship to the Earth. His work is intended to cultivate success for the Global Community and our children's children through to the 22nd century and beyond.

Robert Nettles   Robert Nettles, MD is Your Trusted Authority in Cosmetic Medicine.

He is a member of the (American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons) AACS, the (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) ISHRS, the American Society of Aesthetic Medicine (ASAM), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), the medical director of and the presiding chairman of the American College of Compounding Physicians (ACCP).

Dr. Nettles is the foremost expert in the field of facial cosmetic derma surgery, a field of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to reverse the signs of aging while complementing your natural beauty. Dr. Nettles pioneered the first NON-surgical rhinoplasty and the first lower lid blepharoplasty.

Nettles is the Chairman of the ACCP, a national coalition of leading cosmetic doctors who strive to innovate new formulas to improve our quality of life. Dr. Nettles developed the newest and most potent prescription formula to grow lashes while he and his team are coming closer to developing the first hair loss treatment therapy. Dr. Nettles worked with the largest network of anti-aging skin doctors and scientists to develop the most potent anti-aging skincare treatment regimen on the market, skinQD. Dr. Nettles has recently been featured on Discovery Health, Style, Bravo and the Travel Channel. He is also a frequent columnist for the esteemed Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. His expertise in the field of hair loss, anti-aging therapies and skincare are unrivaled and his guidance will be an asset to our continued development.

Cynthia Boxrud   Cynthia Boxrud MD, FACS is a medical specialist in Facial Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Orbital and Ophthalmic Oncology. She is one of 4% of female surgeons in the United States that holds not one, but two "fellowships", medicine's most advanced formal training.

Dr. Boxrud has been elected by her peers into America's Top Doctors, America's Top Ophthalmologists and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons from 2001 until present and America's Top Doctor's for Cancer in 2005. This physician led research shows that she has been identified as the very best in these specialties.

Dr. Boxrud is a consultant to several Network Television shows. She has also developed a collection of products EYETOPIA, specifically formulated for the eye and orbital areas including a dark circle gel which have been covered in such publications as, Oprah's 'O' magazine, Mirabella, Elle, and More.

Marie La Fargue   Marie M. La Fargue, MPH is President of The La Fargue Group where she provides innovative solutions to health care organizations in the areas of service line integration, strategic planning and business development and clinical operations design and improvement. She has received numerous awards in her career including Outstanding Young Women of America, the Honors Edition of Cambridge Who's Who of Executive, Professional and Entrepreneurial Registry, and the Inaugural Edition of Who's Who in Black Los Angeles.

As a thought leader in healthcare, Marie has presented at conferences such as the International Association of Business Communicators, National Consortium of Breast Centers, and the National AVON Foundation Breast Cancer Forum. Her strategic thinking has been highlighted in trade publications such as The Advisory Board Company, Decisions in Imaging Economics, Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence, as well as peer-reviewed scientific journals that include Seminars in Breast Disease and The Breast - in the U.K. Her leadership as a strategist and tactical operations specialist for a multitude of disease management programs - as a senior executive in leading organizations as well as a management consultant - has delivered effective solutions for UCLA Healthcare, Alliance Healthcare Services, St. Joseph Health System of Orange, Memorial Care Medical Centers and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center among others.

As a three-time breast cancer survivor who celebrates sixteen years of survivorship, Marie has gained a renewed perspective on her past health challenges and considers her career to hold the importance of a "calling" in her life to ensure accessible and quality care for the community in various service lines and within diverse communities.