MLMPI’s Preparatory Academies are a growing success thanks to our dedicated team members and their commitment to greatness. It is through our highly skilled staff that we are able to impact our youth and their families in the communities that we serve.
& Board of Trustees
Our Leadership Team & Board of Trustees each have diverse functions that serve to ensure aligned action and collective responsibility for each school’s performance.
Founder & President
Daniel Puder's Bio
Daniel Puder is the Founder and CEO of My Life My Power World, Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit, and MLMPI Prep Academy School System that serves youth around the world through its mentoring and life skills curriculum. Daniel is also a former professional athlete gaining himself the title as an “Undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter” and Champion of WWE’s Million Dollar Tough Enough Competition.
Michael Williams' Bio
Michael A. Williams, is a Juvenile Justice Consultant, Business Owner, Adjunct Instructor, Youth Mentor and Life Coach. Williams became active in local youth programs and from there began a career in Juvenile Justice, serving as Facility Superintendent, Director and finally Regional Representative for Detention and Commitment agencies. He was an adjunct professor for Nova Southeastern University, in which he taught the GPS for Life Course.
Jennifer Kramer M.Ed
Superintendent, Academics & Accreditation
Jennifer Kramer's Bio
Jennifer Kramer is a former teacher, administrator, coach, athletic director, speaker, and educational consultant for over 20 years. She is Orton Gillingham, Linda Mood Bell, and dyslexia trained. She has also has developed educational curriculum for grades 1-12 in various disciplines and is a licensed lobbyist in Georgia and Florida and assisted with the passing educational policy. Lastly, she is a member of the National Educator Summit & National Mentorship Summit.
CEO of Marketing & Branding
Brittney Sharpe's Bio
Ms. Sharpe is the CBO of My Life My Power. From 2011 through 2015, she served as the World Director of My Life My Power’s 501c3, and now sits as the Chairwoman of the Board for My Life My Power as well as the Co-Founder of My Life My Brand and The International Red Ribbon Movement (IRRM). She serves as a grant writer for both IRRM and MLMP, she is the writer of their evidence-based curriculum.
Saul White, Jr.
Director of Community Partners
Saul White, Jr.'s Bio
My life was filled with many challenges somewhat like a roller coaster. There were constant ups and downs which taught me the life lessons to prepare me for the man I have become today. Teachers and peers doubted me throughout my whole life which created the addition in my mind for struggle and to prove them all wrong. I have learned how to create my vision and achieve my dreams through self growth, determination and being resilient. Today I am leaving my legacy as a professional athlete, owner of a private school, husband and father of 4 loving children.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Franklin Ferguson
Academic Dean at MLMPIPA Oakland Park Campus
Academic Dean at MLMPIPA Liberty City Campus
Academic Dean at MLMPIPA Cutler Bay Campus
Grisell Sotolongo's Bio
Grisell is a seasoned administrator of academic, for-credit programs; making her career at South Florida universities working in their schools of business. She is using her higher ed administrative experience to successfully administer the Cutler Bay campus and instill on the program students the value of life-long learning.
MLMPIPA Director of Business Development
Jake Jones' Bio
Jake serves as the Director of Business Development for MLMPIPA and works with our international team. He has started multiple production companies and has worked with multiple companies as a videographer. Jake graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2019 with degrees in entrepreneurship, international business, and marketing.
CEO of Voices for Children
Nelson Hincapie' Bio
Nelson joined Voices For Children in 2009 as President and CEO. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, he began his career in Miami working with Mayor Alex Penelas to help establish Universal Pre-Kindergarten. While Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez served as County Commissioner, Nelson worked on his staff as a community liaison. Currently, he mentors several adolescents who have aged out of foster care and are making the transition to independent living. Nelson is married and the father of four children.
Kentucky State Rep
Ed Massey's Bio
Ed is a long-time partner in Blankenship Massey & Associates. He is a member of the Florence Rotary, Covington Optimist, and NRA, Kentucky Bar Association, Indiana BAR and Ohio BAR. He received the Kelly Award and Kid’s First Advocacy Award. He also served on the KY DOE, as KSBA President and the NSBA President for School Board Advocacy.
Dr. Antione Chevalier PhD
White House Functional Medicine Practitioner
Dr. Chevalier's Bio
Founder and leading practitioner, Dr. Antoine Chevalier, was born and raised in France and earned a PhD from the University of Sorbonne. He works for the Executive Office of the President of the United States since 2001 through today. He is researching third PhD on mental health, using N.I.T. (Neurological Integration Therapy) for military veterans suffering from PTSD, Depression, or suicidal ideation.
Saul "Flip" White
Saul White's Bio
Saul White Jr., nicknamed Flip White or “Flip”, is a basketball player and a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. He spent his early childhood in a small town outside of Chicago, called Summit, Illinois. He started playing basketball at the age of 4. His father, Saul White Sr., was an outstanding basketball player. Saul Sr. played with the likes of former NBA player, Doc Rivers & Isiah Thomas. Saul White Jr. wanted to follow after his father’s footsteps.
CEO & Entrepreneur
Luis Marcelino's Bio
Luis Marcelino is a Philanthropist, Celebrity Consultant and International Speaker who is able to reach deep into the audience psyche and cut through close minded walls to ignite the fire in you needed to reach your next level of success. In 2012, he was deployed to the Republic National Convention for Field Force Operations. Then while serving his community as a Deputy Sheriff, he invested in international events to empower the youth around the world gathering thousands on his personal time. Then he became a Consultant and founder of a Marketing Company tapping into the 22.9 Billion Dollar Solar Industry creating systems and automation, generating leads for fortune 500 Companies to increase their sales. He is now CEO of several successful businesses from Real Estate, Software Development to call center in the Philippines and Mexico providing virtual support to American Companies.
Jose Flores' Bio
Jose Flores is CEO and Founder of Indispensable Now. He’s a dynamic international motivational speaker, author, and consultant. He educates, inspires, and engages individuals and businesses to strengthen their mental toughness and to develop into indispensable leaders by connecting with them, touching their hearts, and giving them a fresh perspective. Jose gets people to think outside the box to start taking massive action and seeing immediate results. The present is a gift and the time is now for Jose to make an impact in your life and business! Jose authored “Don’t Let Your Struggle become Your Standard” and he lives it. He wants you to stand tall and be the very best version you can be. Jose’s passion is to inspire and motivate everyone he meets to learn more, do more, and become more.
Founder of Aston Schools
David Wisner's Bio
Mr. Wisner is the President of Balboa International Education. He graduated from UCLA and has great knowledge and understanding about the cultural and educational differences between eastern and western countries. He focuses on using the educational theories and methodologies to cultivate international students to be excellent. Mr. Wisner is a member of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and a member of NAFSA (Association of International Educators). He has in-depth knowledge and great understanding of American Ivy League admissions and enrollment philosophy.
Ret. Assistant Inspector General US Army
Sgt. McDuffie's Bio
Retired Sergeant First Class Truman B McDuffie is a native of Browns Mills, New Jersey. He entered the United States Army on 24 July 1997, enlisting as an artilleryman. After serving with the Artillery Corps for 10 years, SFC McDuffie entered the Quartermaster Corps as a Water Treatment Specialist. Sergeant First Class McDuffie stateside assignments include Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Lee Virginia. He has served in numerous overseas assignments including Kuwait and Germany. He has deployed to Qatar, UAE, Uganda, Romania, Bulgaria, Iraq and Turkey in support of combat and peacekeeping operations.
Dr. Sergey Sorin MD
American Trained Physician
Dr. Sorin's Bio
Dr. Sergey Sorin is an American trained physician and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. At CUNY Brooklyn College he majored in Chemistry and was the recipient of the Kalberman award for excellence in Chemistry, and a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He also obtained an advanced certificate in Health Care Management from SUNY Health Science Center at Stony Brook University, after his Doctor of Medicine at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn School of Medicine. Dr. Sorin is working in Emergency Medicine, but has experience and practiced in the fields of Family Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and others. He is fluent in English, Russian and is conversational in Spanish.