Michelle Kydd Lee
Michelle Kydd Lee is the director of the Foundation for Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a talent and literary agency based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Nashville, St. Louis, London, and Beijing. Since 1995, the CAA Foundation has used the natural resources of the entertainment and sports community to create positive social change. In her role, Michelle serves as a consultant to clients, executives and corporations on their philanthropic and pro-social initiatives. Additionally, Michelle holds the title of Director of Culture at CAA, supervising several other divisions of the agency. Michelle has served on numerous charitable organization boards and currently sits on the board for Points of Light, Communities In Schools of Los Angeles, and the advisory boards for the MIT Media Lab, Ad Council, FEED and IDEO.org.
She is a member of the USC Marshall School of Business’ Society and Business Lab Senior Fellow and is a member of the 2009 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.
Sanjay Gupta, M.D.
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., is the multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and contributes to CNN.com. Additionally, Dr. Gupta is the host of Vital Signs for CNN International and Accent Health for Turner Private Networks. In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is a member of the staff and faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and regularly performs surgery at Emory University and Grady hospitals. He holds memberships in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery and is a certified medical investigator.
Gupta contributes to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. He is also the author of three New York Times best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007), Cheating Death (2009), and Monday Mornings (2012). Gupta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School.
J. Lloyd “Bud” Jacobs
Rachel Beller, M.S., R.D.
Rachel Beller MS, RDN, a celebrity nutrition expert and best-selling author, is devoted to helping others achieve their weight loss goals while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Beller is the founder of Beller Nutritional Institute (http://www.bellernutritionalinstitute.com/) in Beverly Hills and has had numerous television appearances. Most notably, she served as the nutritionist for NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser, where she taught contestants how to shop, cook, and eat healthfully, and served as a nutritional consultant on the Oxygen Channel’s Dance Your A** Off. She is also Glamour magazine’s nutrition expert and helped design their “Body by Glamour” section. Beller regularly appears on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachel Ray Show, ABC World News and Good Morning America, to name a few.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her master’s and registered dietitian degrees from the California State University, Los Angeles, Beller went on to conduct research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. With an avid interest in community outreach and the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and weight loss, Beller is involved with many organizations, including American Cancer Society, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Right Action for Women (the Christina Applegate Foundation), and the j.k. livin foundation.
In her new book, Eat to Lose, Eat to Win: Your Grab-N-Go Action Plan for a Slimmer, Healthier You( http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062231812/?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=2474766359&ref=pd_sl_4lq1iizgvz_e), Beller presents a proven nutritional strategy that combines science-based advice with step-by-step actions plans. The book includes her signature Food Autopsy™ Alerts, “Buy This” visuals, healthy recipes, shopping guides, and secrets from her years of clinical research. This combination of science and straight-talk has made her America’s go-to nutritionist. Beller provides practical advice for everything anyone needs to know in order to lose weight and safeguard their health in the fastest way possible.
Robin Berman, M.D.
Robin Berman, M.D., is a psychiatrist and a Reflective Parenting group leader. She is an Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and runs her own practice focused on women’s health and parenting issues. She supervises residents at the UCLA Women’s Life Center, and has lectured extensively on behalf of global pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Berman is a founding board member of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and is the author of Permission to Parent. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Nicole Perez is a Senior Vice President at PMK*BNC and co-chair of the Talent Department. Her career has spanned almost 2 decades establishing her as one of the go publicists in the business for clients who are multi-hyphenates. Perez currently works on clients such as Christina Aguilera, Matthew McConaughey, Lea Michele, Lauren Conrad, Jewel, Lindsey Buckingham, Jennifer Nettles, and Tim McGraw to name a few, overseeing all aspects of their careers. Her expertise comes in not just promoting a project but branding a client’s entire image. For her, the client itself is the brand. She also spent over a decade working on campaigns for artists such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne and Rob Lowe, to name a few. In addition she has worked on fragrance campaigns for Christina Aguilera, Usher, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez, as well as book campaigns for Rob Lowe, Lauren Conrad, Lea Michele and Jewel. Prior to joining PMK*BNC in 2011, Perez was a VP at Rogers & Cowan.