Board of Directors

Ramela Asaturyan

Ramela Asaturyan is currently the Controller of Amirian & Company, owner of 35 Popeyes franchises. Previously she was the Director of Accounting at Sprinkles Cupcakes, the California-based cupcake bakery famous among celebrities and serious epicureans alike. Prior to Sprinkles Cupcakes, Ramela was Director of Accounting at Umami Restaurant Group. She received her BS in Accounting from California State University-Northridge. Ramela brings over a decade of accounting and management experience to JLMC’s Board of Directors as Treasurer.

Maria Middaugh Assaraf

Maria Middaugh Assaraf is Co-Founder of NeuroGym, a brain research and development company that develops scientifically proven technologies for helping people expand their mental and emotional power to reach their fullest potential. An ardent supporter of Just Like My Child Foundation, she is passionate about children’s issues and is also the Chair for the of Board of Trustees, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. In 2011, she received the Spirit of Leadership Award through the Jenna Druck Center.

Maria brings her experience of serving on the boards of several other philanthropic organizations in San Diego to JLMC where she continues to propel the organization to diversify fundraising streams for maximum impact. As an early supporter of the organization since 2009, her clear understanding of JLMC’s values and guiding principles provide a strong foundation of support and accountability as the organization moves forward in its focus on vulnerable adolescent girls. In 2016, Maria traveled with JLMC to central Uganda to witness the organization’s impact firsthand.

Arielle Ford

Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 30 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of eleven books including the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction and Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate.

Arielle’s experience and extensive network in the publishing and media industry has opened the doors of opportunity for JLMC since she first began supporting the organization as a donor in 2006. She has been instrumental in guiding JLMC to reach new heights as an organization through increased exposure, long-term relationship building, and her unwavering belief in the possibility of the unreasonable.

Vivian Glyck

With 12 years of experience working in the developing world, Vivian Glyck is a recognized thought leader in global issues facing the health, education, and economic leadership of vulnerable adolescent girls and women in East Africa. She is the founder of Just Like My Child Foundation which has documented success in increasing the acceptance of human rights in developing communities and shifting harmful cultural practices that impede girls from continuing their education.

Vivian is also an accomplished entrepreneur, strategic marketing consultant, and author. With great enthusiasm and insight, she has experienced success helping health-based organizations, authors, speakers, and publishers develop and reach their marketing goals. Her clients have included Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins, among others. Vivian called upon the relationships she built during her career to co-create Just Like My Child Foundation and cultivate a family of supporters who have allowed the organization’s services to grow and empower communities to thrive.

Trevor Sacco

Trevor Sacco is the Chief Performance Officer for Sacco Restaurant Group, an investment and consulting firm for the restaurant industry that works with companies on growth strategies, new concept design, increasing profitability, branding, and structuring. Previously, Trevor was the Chief Operating Officer for BiCE Restaurant Group, where he structured sustainable growth and infrastructure for a rapidly growing chain of restaurants across the U.S. He is also the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Beaming Wellness, whose cafes have become destinations for organic cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies and healthy take out.

A dedicated philanthropist, he has been a member of GenNext, an exclusive venture philanthropy group, since 2011. Trevor has helped JLMC hold incredible fundraisers and his extensive experience in business continues to help shape JLMC’s own sustainable growth and infrastructure strategies. 

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