Month: June 2017

Behind Betsy DeVos’s Philanthropic Passions

One name that is synonymous with our country’s education and the movement to give children and families more choices is Ms. Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos. She and her husband, Dick DeVos, are incredibly active in the educational system. She currently serves as the 11th United States Secretary of Education after a long history of success in the political sector. For over 3 decades she has worked in politics as it relates to education. She is incredibly passionate about ensuring that students have choices in their education, and are not sent to a specific school merely because of their family’s income status or the zip code that the family lives in. Read more about their foundation at

A recent interview with Ms. DeVos appeared on Philanthropy Roundtable that gave a deep profile into her background and her charitable works. She served as an onsite mentor for low income schools in the Grand Rapids area for over a decade. During that time she mentored students that were likely from low income families, encouraging them to hone their skills and seek aptitudes that could prepare them to enter the job force of for higher education. While Ms. DeVos is widely known for being an extremely hands on philanthropist, she and her family are also known throughout Michigan for their financial giving. After visiting a low income Christian School, Potter’s House, she saw the amount of need that was present for the students. Many families were simply trying to make sure that their children were in a safe environment in the Grand Rapids area, and at many times that safety become prevalent over a strong education. Ms. DeVos immediately got involved as she knew her children had the option to attend almost any school of their choice, and she wanted to promote an even playing field across Michigan. She and her husband began to sponsor children of specific need financially so that they could have more independent freedom in their educational choices. While they still sponsor children, they expanded their financial giving to become overall donors for the school, helping the school ensure they have the supplies they need for the students to thrive. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.

Ms. Betsy DeVos is looking to think broader than the fact that students are assigned to a school based simply on whatever zip code they live in. She is a true advocate for educational freedom for students, especially those in low income areas. She is also widely known for helping spearhead a voucher campaign and raise awareness for the voucher program. She and her team went to great lengths to reach low income families that would receive huge benefit from the voucher program – they did print mailings, ran billboard and radio campaigns and visited the schools. It is this type of tireless passion by Ms. DeVos that has created a snowball effect that has become a true educational movement in our country.

Dr Richard Shinto Together with other Leaders at Innovacare Health

Innovacare Health is a combination of Puerto Rico Healthcare Inc and PMC Medicare Choice Inc. it is privileged to be among the top organizations in the healthcare services field. The organization has more than 200,000 staff members and over 7500 providers. The staff members are devoted to doing their duties well especially to the patients. Their commitment contributes to fresh creativity which modifies technology.

This industry of health has various challenges that include the environment, Innovacare Health takes this challenge seriously thus initiating an objective that will assist in eradicating such problems. The organization is successful due to following various principles created by the administration, they include; offering the best medical care, developing a better relationship between patients and staff members, serving patients first prior to any task, enhancing medical networks and helping growing organizations to receive good leadership. Follow Innovacare at LinkedIn.

The CEO and president of Innovacare Health is Dr.Richard Shinto. At Aveta Inc Richard Shinto served as the CEO and President during 2008 and 2012. Dr.Richard Shinto was also a chief medical officer at NAMM in California. Richard has a long-time experience of 20years, this shows how much he has accomplished in this industry. Her success in education includes attaining a B.S from California University and an MBA from the University of Redlands.

Apart from Dr.Richard Shinto there is also Penelope Kokkinide who is also part of Innovacare Health. However she previously was at the firm and has now returned. She has the position of the chief administrator at the company. moreover she is also the chief operating officer at Innovacare Health and Aveta Inc. Just Like Dr.Shinto Penelope has a wide and long experience in the health industry. Other than these organizations, she also served as an administrator at Centerlight Healthcare, at this firm she took care of strategic ways of growing the organization. She acquired a degree from Binghamton University in biological sciences as well as a master’s degree from New York University in social work.


Innovacare Health has joined Health Care Payment Learning and also Action Network, they have collaborated for the aim of modifying good payment methods. The leaders of Innovacare Health are working hard to see these association become a success for the company as well as its members.

Three Amazing Young Men with a Vision of Giving People Better,Healthier Food Choices

The Georgetown University. Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet, Nathanial Ru’s co-CEO’s have another point in common besides attending Georgetown University. All of their parents have started their own businesses and they are first generation immigrants.


After much discussion, they came to the conclusion that Georgetown and the surrounding area was lacking restaurants that had healthy food. This became their focus when they opened their first establishment in 2007.


The trio wanted to have a brand that would stand for something and be able to feed better food to more people. Sweetgreen is a salad chain that was backed by some big-name investors, Steve Case, Daniel Boulud, and Danny Meyer. They have honed in on the right combination in today’s food industry. These being, Fresh, organic, healthy, and local. It seems to work as there are always long lines at Sweetgreen’s 40 locations.


There is five times each year that the corporate office is almost completely shut down. They do this so that everyone in their employ can work in the restaurants. They do not have a large corporate headquarters as they wanted to decentralize their headcount.


It doesn’t matter how many stores that Sweetgreen has, they all need to live up to a set of values of the company and to serve the communities that are around them. When they started, in their dorm room they had 3 values a year later they had 20. Eventually, they whittled them down to 5 values that are posted in each restaurant kitchen.


They make use of the modern technology and have been called tech pioneers. Their website and mobile app account for 30% of their business transactions. The three CEO’s are bicoastal and want to grow their business on a national level. Recently they opened new offices in Los Angeles but they are going to operate without a main headquarters. Learn more:


When asked what he found to be the hardest thing about managing a company he said that it is very important to build your team as soon as you can even if you do not feel you are ready to do so. He and his partners, when starting the business, were the ones doing all the jobs in the company. They knew they really needed to build a team but he said it is sometimes hard to let go of some of the work. Learn more:



The Journey that Securus Technologies Have taken to be Market Leaders in their Niche

Many issues have dogged the correctional facilities systems in the country for the past few decades. As a matter of fact, there was a time when communicating with a loved one who had been incarcerated was close to impossible. Even when the facility was from the state, families still found themselves spending up to $14 a minute to stay in communication with their loved ones. To make things even more complicated was the rampant insecurity that was present from inside the system. Cases of stabbings, killings and other crimes were the norm. This is the type of environment where Securus started their company. Five years down the line, they are trusted by more than 20,000 correctional facilities, and they have completely transformed the manner in which business is carried out in there.


The company provides correctional, monitoring, public safety and general communication technologies to firms that need it. They have invested in some of the best technological solutions to monitor what goes on both inside the correctional facilities and also outside in different work environments. Their goal is to make sure that their clients are alerted about criminal activities before they occur and that in case crimes do happen, they are in a position to provide evidence that could lead to prosecution.


Clients who have used the services provided by Securus have in the past given testimonials about the quality of the service they received. There is one who states that they were having an issue at work where one of their co-workers was being suspected of illegal activities such as the introduction of contraband. With the help of the audio and video monitoring devices that are offered by Securus the person was apprehended and even arraigned in court. Another success story is that of a correctional facility where some inmates had been planning to smuggle weapons, mobile phones and stage an attack. With the help of Securus, they were able to capture the conversations and thwart the crimes even before they happened.


The number of clients who have expressed total satisfaction with the services offered by Securus is countless. They believe that with the provision of superior quality services and if they continue their trend in minding the satisfaction of their customers by the addition of innovative products whenever the market needs them. These are the steps that will take the company to the highest levels of success in their niche.



Mikhail Blagosklonny’s Milestone in Oncology, Aging and Immunity

Mikhail Blagosklonny is a professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Center who has done tremendous research that has resulted in good recommendations. His results treat cancer decisively, and he has made advances in the rejuvenation of the skin. Mikhail Blagosklonny went to First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg and acquired his MD in Internal Medicine. His Ph. D. is in Experimental Medicine and Cardiology that he got from the same University.

His career kicked off in the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, where he was an associate professor of medicine. He later went to work at Ordway Research Institute working as a Senior Research Scientist. At Roswell Park Center he was an Oncologist Professor, and that was in 2009. His service and dedication to helping solve the cancer menace have been clear all along, and he is very resourceful. The topics that he deals with are researching for targeted cancer therapies that do not harm healthy cells or mutate them, finding anti-aging drugs and most importantly biogerontology, that explains why people get old. Visit ResearchGate to keep up to date with Mikhail’s latest work.

With his time in the oncology field, he has risen to become an editor-in-chief of Oncotarget and Cell Cycle. Mikhail is a co-editor who does work in cancer biology and cancer therapy. He sits on the editorial board of the Cell Death and Differentiation, that comes up with the conclusion on TOR Signaling potential that he believes has an effect and role in cancer and aging. Mikhail has come up with a drug called Rapamycin that research has proved its effectiveness in curing cancer and aging. He has confidence on this drug, and he says it can boost low immunity for the old people.

Mikhail’s research is focused on Cellular and Molecular Biology and Clinical investigations. The studies and research are based on cell cycle, apoptosis, signal transduction, ontogenesis, tumor suppressors, drug resistance, selective protection, mitosis and anticancer therapeutics.

As a writer, ha has come up with different interesting pieces of articles and many journals. He has written on aging hyperfunction theory, cell cyclotherapy and the addition of more technology in chemotherapeutic engineering. Mikhail Blagosklonny is determined to solve the aging, immunosuppression and cancer problem in the world. His major discovery is that cancer and aging are close. Rapamycin is going to be the cure for Mikhail Blagosklonnyancer.

He has 300 articles that he has written overtime during his research. Journals and book chapters are some of the works that he loves doing. Most of his work has been printed and published under his name. Mikhail is an associate editor in PLOS ONE, the American Journal of Pathology and the International Journal of Cancer. His efforts and continued commitment have enabled him to come up with a lot of achievements that will be used by the people in the world. His findings can be further improved by future generations who will advance them to come up with solutions for specific problems. Follow Mikhail on Google Scholar

How Roberto Santiago has prospered in Business

Manaira Shopping Mall is recognized for being Joao Pessoa’s biggest shopping center, and it was built from 1987 to 1989. It has been in business for about 28 years and has been visited by thousands of shoppers. Santiago is dedicated to offering the best services and has increased the size of the building about five times to accommodate its increasing number of customers. He has also ensured that all the amenities that it offers are modern by renovating it often. The shopping mall is considered as reliable by the shoppers since they can access a variety of commodities that they need. It has enterprises such as a gaming zone, shopping stores, a concert hall, banking institutions, and a cinema. Visit his profile page on Facebook.

Roberto Santiago regarded as one the most prominent business moguls in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. Roberto Santiago has played a great role in the economic growth of the city by founding two business centers, which are Manaira Shopping and the Mangeira Shopping. The places have attracted shoppers from across the city and other parts of the country. Many corporations such as banking institutions have established branches in the malls or close to them. The 56 years old business mogul has been running businesses for over three decades. He earned his first capital by working at a café and used it founding a cartonnage company that manufactured decorative materials. Santiago is a knowledgeable entrepreneur and studied B.A at the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He is also a graduate of the Pio X-Marist College.

Manaira Shopping launched the largest concert hall in the city in 2009, and it is known as the Domus Hall. The facility is highly modern, and it provides excellent sound and air conditioning systems. Its walls have been developed to be sound proof. The room is rented out to anyone who would like to host events such as music shows, weddings, exhibitions, seminars, and many other gigs. Domus Hall can accommodate up to 10,000 people. Manaira Shopping Mall is preferred by many city residents and tourists due to the entertainment that it provides. It has state-of-the-art movie theaters and gaming zones. Read more articles on

The food court of the business center offers delicious cuisine that can satisfy the varying cravings of the shoppers. The place has both cheap and high-end eateries such as the Capital Steakhouse, Waynes, Gourmet, and Espacio. Manaira Shopping currently houses a broad range of shopping stores that enable the clients to purchase any commodities that they would like. The College of Higher Education of Paraiba has been established at the building. Different banking institutions have also opened branches at the shopping mall since a large number of the commercial activities that are conducted there need their finance services.

Hussain Sajwani the Leader of Residential Industry in Emirates

Brief History of Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is a shrewd businessman and the owner of the Damac properties. In 2002 the government of the Dubai authorized foreigners to own property in the Emirate. Hence the majority of non-emirates were on high buying chunks of residential properties.

Hussain Sajwani family saw this as an opportunity to invest in the real estate industry. He decided to buy land in the then undeveloped areas of Emirates. In less than a year, Sajwani had already sold his first residential building. Since then he has built Dubai residential industry to become a glittering destination.

Sajwani and President Donald Trump

The current President of United States; Donald Trump is Hussain Sajwani’s business partner. They teamed up together before Donald’s election as the President. They built two Donald Trump –branded gold courses and have developed the Trump International Golf Course, which was launched in February 2017 at the residential building of the Damac Akoya development.

On the other hand, the Trump’s Golf Course is slated to be launched a separate Damac residential development at the end of next year (2018).

Sajwani’s Career History

Hussain Sajwani graduated from the Washington University with a degree in economics. He started off his career as a contractor manager at a subsidiary group of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company called the GASCO.

He has served the construction giant Bechtel and the US military with food. In 1990, he began several hotel chains to accommodate the influx of non-emirate who came to trade after the government’s decree.

By 2002, Sajwani had already established his target market, and that’s how he founded the DAMAC properties. Damac is one of the leading property development firms in the Middle East. Hussain Sajwani is the chairman of the publicly traded company.


Besides his role as the DAMAC owner, Mr. Hussain Sajwani is involved in numerous philanthropic activities such as donations to the UAE Red Crescent to assist the Refugees.