Who Are We?
Mentors Who Move is a team of passionate individuals dedicated to creating sustainable communities worldwide. Our focus is on cultivating emotionally invested communities that can make a positive impact on the world. We believe that everyone deserves access to wellness and sustainability and work tirelessly to make that a reality.
Our team at Mentors Who Move is committed to providing education and engagement opportunities for schools and communities around the world. We believe that education is the key to creating sustainable communities, and our programs provide resources, skills, and knowledge to turn ideas into action. We provide education on sustainability, affordable sustainable housing, and physical health to promote sustainable living practices worldwide.
Mentors Who Move is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by providing education, affordable sustainable housing, and health resources. We believe that everyone deserves access to wellness and sustainability, regardless of income level. Our programs provide resources, skills, and knowledge to turn ideas into action. Our sustainable housing solutions not only benefit the environment but also promote community and well-being. We believe that physical health is essential to creating sustainable communities, and we provide resources to promote healthy lifestyles.
Why We Do What We Do
At Mentors Who Move, we believe that cultivating emotionally invested communities is the key to creating a sustainable future. We are committed to making a positive impact on the world by educating and engaging with schools and communities around the globe to provide access to wellness for everyone. Our approach focuses on three main pillars of sustainability: education, affordable housing, and physical wellbeing.
Education is the foundation of creating sustainable communities. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality education, which is why we work with schools and communities to provide resources, skills, and knowledge to turn the seeds of change into action.
Affordable sustainable housing is a critical issue that affects communities worldwide. We believe that everyone deserves access to safe and sustainable housing, regardless of their income level.
Physical wellbeing is another essential pillar of sustainability. We believe that access to wellness and healthcare should not be a privilege but a basic human right. Our team works to provide resources and support to communities to improve physical health and mental wellbeing.
Together, we can create the change that we want to see in the world by educating individuals on sustainability, providing sustainable affordable housing, and improving physical wellbeing in communities around the globe.
We offer coaching services in mind, body, and soul to implement strategies for sustainable living and build a better future for ourselves and our planet.
We are transforming property ownership by prioritizing ESG&R through a build-to-rent approach that promotes sustainable living, including the use of solar panels and smart technology.
Our mission is to educate people on the problem of food and obesity in our country and promote sustainable living as the solution.
How We Do It
Through its collaboration with Green Life Visions, Mentors Who Move offers a comprehensive mentoring program consisting of three distinct strategies that equip individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to cultivate sustainable lifestyles. Our coaching services span across a range of domains including academia, art, creativity, and health, providing a holistic approach to sustainable living.
Sustainable Construction Group (SCG) is dedicated to providing the workforce with state-of-the-art, sustainable homes that offer a range of benefits. By prioritizing sustainability in our construction practices, we are not only contributing to a cleaner environment, but also laying the foundation for intergenerational growth and progress towards a more sustainable future.
Teaming up with TezBrio, we offer a powerful product packed with anti-inflammatory plant-based chemicals to reduce pain and support cellular health in just days. It complements traditional cancer treatments, providing a safe option for those undergoing therapy.
Partnering with Fast Laine Fit, we offer comprehensive fitness and wellness services .
Meet Our Mentors
Patrick Laine, PhD
President & Chief Mentor
Dr. Laine has background in Atmospheric Chemistry, but is passionate about all aspects of wellness. He always says, "It's our kids who are going to pay so dearly for the mistakes of prior generations".
Vice President & Mentor
Chris is a real estate developer in South Florida, with a strong fitness background having managed and operated fitness facilities over the last 30 years.
Sonja B Sand, PhD
Chief Science Mentor
Dr. Sand has an extensive background in computational and experimental research, grant writing, and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
Ali Pourmand, PhD
Dr. Pourmands' research interests range from the Cosmos to the Benthos and the Underworld, with special focus on applications of isotope geochemistry and extraction chromatography in paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, geoarcheology and cosmochemistry.
He attended Howard University (1998-2002) and played football. He then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, playing in the NFL with a 5 year career as an offensive lineman (Titans, Bills, Ravens, Jaguars). Post NFL, he started a construction company in 2007 which quickly escalated to a multi-million dollar construction firm.
Bruce Melancon, PhD
Bruce is a Research Asst Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine and an Associate Director of Medicinal Chemistry in the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Bruce serves as Editor in Chief of ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies (a Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journal). His areas of expertise include medicinal chemistry, chemical methodology development, natural product synthesis, hit-to-lead, and lead optimization.
Jason Furtado, PhD
Dr. Furtado's research focuses on studying large-scale climate dynamics for application to improving sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts, enhancing our knowledge of the complex Earth physical climate system, and providing benchmarks against which to test climate models and their projections of future climate change.
Thomas Lapen, PhD
Dr. Lapen’s research uses petrologic analyses, measurements of radiogenic and stable isotopic compositions, and measured trace element concentrations to understand Earth and planetary processes. He oversees a laser ablation multiple-collector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-MC-ICP-MS) facility, which was jointly funded by NASA, NSF, and UH.
Michael Janusa, PhD
Dr. Janusa’s research interests include environmental science, particularly water, soil and air quality involving metals and anions. Dr. Janusa also holds a patent in complexing heavy metals with bagasse, a sugar cane byproduct.
Jeremy Kiszka, PhD
Dr. Kiszka studies the ecological roles and importance of marine megafauna in marine ecosystems. More specifically, he investigates how they use habitats and resources (their ecological roles) and how ecosystems can be affected by the presence of these animals, which includes their top down effects on resources and behavior, as well as nutrient dynamics
Mark is a Forbes featured keynote TEDx speaker, host of a global top 100 podcast, bestselling author, documentary series cast member.
Once upon a time, he couldn't make direct eye contact with anyone and barely had friends, due to issues like mental health, social anxiety, being a first generation immigrant, poverty, and more.
As Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Lenovo.com, Mr. Sivadasan directs the website’s sales and marketing efforts internationally, managing more than 300 employees in 10 countries. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Kerala (India), a M.S. in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University, and a MBA in Strategy and Finance.
Tony Thomas, Esq.
Tony is a sports manager, celebrity trainer, educator, and motivator. He is also the creator and co-founder of numerous active lifestyle companies such as Beat The Gym, Tony Thomas Sports, Fitness Kittenz, and Workout Your Wealth. Tony boasts over 10 yrs of expertise in health & fitness.
Maggie is an avid runner who began as a way to cope with the sudden loss of her father. Running has allowed her to connect with and touch so many people's lives. She is a USATF coach with a focus on marathon and ultramarathon training. She is featured in Michael Clinton's book "ROAR, into the second half of your life" and works as a Health and Wellness Coach helping others focus intentionality in mental health, mindset & movement. She is also the US Ambassador for the Daily Mile.
A wellness expert with more than 15 years of experience in changing lives, Jess has helped countless men and women transform their habits of mind, body, and soul by encouraging discipline, consistency, and a commitment to living a happier, healthier, fuller life. Jess excels providing mobile fitness training, yoga, breath-work training, motivational speaking, cosplay collaborations, and other appearances.
As a cancer survivor, Julie has experienced the power of food as medicine. Julie holds an MBA from the University of Michigan as well as a certification in Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell (T Colin Campbell for Nutrition Studies).
Beth has been an educator for 40 years - classroom teacher for 23 years, an Early Childhood Coordinator for 5 years, a school administrator for 5 years, and a Supervisor of Elementary Education for 7 years. Beth strongly believes in educating the whole child as children have physical, cognitive, social and emotional areas in which they grow and develop.
William Pittack, M.D.
Dr. Pittack specializes in Psychiatry and treats autism, depressive disorders, anxiety dissociative and somatoform disorders, ADD, and dimentia. Dr. Pittack is affiliated with Citrus Health Network. His current practice location address is 4175 W 20th Ave, , Hialeah, Florida and he can be reached out via phone at 305-825-0300.
Maria Reyes Troche, M.D.
Dr. Reyes-Troche began her journey as a professional race-walker in 2016. After participating in the Texas State Senior Games, she qualified for the National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale in 2022. She was born and raised on a tropical Caribbean Island in the 1960s. After having kids, life got in the way of the active lifestyle she preferred. Now she's proving that it's never too late to move.
Suzy Patz is a cancer and brain injury survivor. She dedicates her time to finding ways to increase the love people have for themselves. Suzy is the owner and founder of Love Out Loud App, Inc, an app that monetizes the simple good people do everyday to raise money for charity.
Sanjay grew up in an entrepreneurial household. After he graduated from Business School, he worked in Fortunate 500 companies for over a decade. Sanjay was overweight his whole life and that held him back from living a full life. Now that he's conquered the obesity, he's looking forward to helping others with mental health through the power of eating right.