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Meet the Board Members

Kweethai Neill, PhD, CHT, CHES, FASHA,
Chief Catalyst for Change

Kweethai NeillDr. Kweethai's extensive success in her work as a business woman, scientist, researcher, health professor and clinical hypnotherapist spans over thirty years, three continents and multiple cultures. With a green thumb and Midas touch that has led to success and wealth from academia to entrepreneurship - Dr. Kweethai is a master negotiator, mediator and communicator. For her, NO is simply an acronym for New Options. She weaves her extensive knowledge and skills in Western science with the wisdom of Eastern healing arts to help clients make purposeful changes in their lives, to attain happiness and health. Many of her clients have achieved financial success but are lacking in spiritual and emotional wealth. She helps them create balance by clarifying what they really want - from the boardroom to the bedroom - and how to go about getting it. Dr. Kweethai is the President and Founder of iHealth Center for Integrated Wellness, Inc., iHealth Hypnotherapy School and iChange Press. As Chief Catalyst for Change, she facilitates effective transformation for clients who seek peace, harmony and financial success. Dr. Kweethai is author of Hypnotherapy, An Alternative Path to Health and Happiness. Her motto is, "Change your Mind, Change your Life."


Jay D. Rogers

Jay RodgersJay D. Rodgers has been and continues to be active in the formation of entrepreneurial enterprises.  Additionally, he serves as an advisor to several companies.  His involvement normally includes vision, funding, strategic planning, and exit dealings.  The following are some of the companies Jay has nurtured to success: Family Staffing Solutions, Inc, Superior Recharge Systems, Inc., Elderly Services, Inc., Smart Start, Inc., Dee Ring, Inc., Tri-C Business Forms, Inc., United Commerce Bank, Physician Staffing Resources, Inc., Healthcare Staff Resources, Inc., and Ranchland, Inc.

After graduating in 1960 from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Jay spent eight years with Eastman Kodak before venturing out on his own.  In 1993, he completed the three-year Owners/President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard.  He has served as a guest lecturer at SMU on “Managing the Entrepreneurial Business” and taught the “Starting Your Own Business” course at University of North Texas.  At 70, Mr. Rodgers’ give back is volunteering a great deal of his time to mentor committed entrepreneurs.

David Hammer

David HammerMr. Hammer has significant experience in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures across multiple industry lines.  The businesses he has advised have included computer software, consumer electronics, medical technology, personnel/staffing, insurance, architectural, engineering, restaurant, plastics fabrication, machine tool manufacturing, cable television and pharmaceutical companies.  Hammer has represented NYSE buyers and sellers, as well as selling entrepreneurs, in transactions ranging in size from tens of thousands of dollars to over $150 Million.  He has advised sellers on how to position their businesses for sale, valuation and the negotiation of the terms of sale.  Hammer has both conducted and supervised buyer due diligence investigations as well as the preparation of seller disclosure schedules.  As a director of 11 different privately held companies, Hammer has made the decisions as a board member which have led to the successful sale of six of these companies.  Hammer continues as a director of three of these same companies.

Previously, Hammer served 10 years with the law firms of Allen, Knuths & Cassell and Reynolds, Shannon, Miller, Blinn, White & Cook.  He also spent two years with Haskins & Sells, a public accounting firm (now Deloitte & Touché).  His career focused on buying and selling companies with emphasis on technology acquisitions and securities matters pertaining to public company clients.  Hammer received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law and his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas Tech University.  Hammer is a licensed attorney (TX Lic. #08854600) and a certified public accountant (TX Lic. #014233).

Stewart Mercer

Stewart MercerA seasoned senior executive manager, entrepreneur, and founder of several US companies with domestic and international partners and customers, Stewart Mercer has a decidedly entrepreneurial bent, having started, grew, operated, and successfully sold 4 businesses. With 40 years of business management expertise - including sales, marketing, engineering, and operations - Mr. Mercer is broadly experienced in both domestic (USA) business and has enjoyed great success selling into and developing international markets.

Much of Mercer's experience involves highly technical equipment, including "flight safety critical" included aviation components sold into a highly regulated environment. Mercer is also experienced in initiating businesses with little initial capital, and growing them organically and internally to multi-million dollar enterprises, and real estate investment including commercial and senior living housing projects.

A patron of the arts, Mr. Mercer has help support a number of Broadway productions including Desire Under the Elms, The Addams Family, RACE, Seagull, Catch Me If You Can, and the touring company of The Addams Family. He's also an active supporter of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Texas SPCA. Born and schooled in New York, with long term residence in California, Colorado, Florida, Mercer has been a proud "Dallasite" for the past 20 years and enjoys extensive domestic and international travel, for personal and professional pursuits.

Krish Dhanam

Krish DhanamKrish Dhanam was born in the coastal town of Vizag, in Andhra Pradesh, India .  In 1984 he finished his MBA at the Institute of Management Technology and migrated to the United States in 1986.

As a  proud card carrying member of the sales force of America, Krish soon started his corporate climb. Through training, teaching and facilitating seminars all over the world, Krish launched his professional speaking career. As one of only two executive coaches personally trained by Zig Ziglar, Krish has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor and balance in over forty international venues and throughout the continental United States . His client list is the who's who of global enterprise and he has received accolades from some of the most distinguished organizations including, The United States Army, Christian Dior, Steelcase Industries, Apollo Hospitals, The Environmental Protection Agency, Weyerhauser and the Florida Department of Revenue.

He is the author of The American Dream from an Indian Heart and contributing author to Top Performance written by Zig Ziglar. Happily over married to his bride of nineteen years he and his wife Anila are the proud parents of Nicolas who is twelve years old. Krish and his family make their home in Flower Mound, Texas . As a volunteer he sits on the board of the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. Krish is also actively involved in his church, where he teaches a large Sunday school class and regularly speaks in prisons sharing his message.

John Brown

Krish DhanamJohn Brown is a Serial Entrepreneur with over 40 years experience
in a wide variety of industries and companies, including an International
Company he founded in 1976 and ran for 28 years. Mr. Brown is a family man, with three sons and eight grandchildren, who recently celebrated 51 years of marriage to his West Texas high school sweetheard, Kay. John is a member of Denton Bible Church and also attends Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas.

John holds a BSME from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and an MBA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He received the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam and used his GI Bill to get his Commercial, Multi-Engine and Instrument Pilot Ratings. He has over 1,000 hours as pilot in command.

John was a valued employee of Conoco for many years, beginning as an Associate Engineer & Staff Engineer (Houston, TX) and progressing to Plant Engineer (Egan, LA); Plant Foreman (Grand Chenier, LA) and Buyer & Senior Buyer (Lake Charles, LA). He also served in a Special Assignment analyzing and evaluating large investment opportinities and reporting to the now retired President of Conoco. John also conducted Seminars and Workshops in over 100 of the largest cities in the US.

Mr. Brown is a 30 year Lifetime Member of the CEO Club and was a Founding Member of the Dallas PAC (Presidential Advisory Council) and SUPER PAC. John became a member of Mensa in 1969 and has been included in Marquis Who's Who in America, Finance and Industry, South & Southwest and the World. John was also a member of the Inner Circle of the President's Council of the Republican Party and was a Contributing Author for the Book: Steel Homes.