National Resource Development Council for Local Governments
|The NRDC-LG was formed by M.H.M. and Associates Enterprise, Inc. (MHM) in association with the University of Southern California, School of Public Policy – Center for Economic Development; the Loma Linda University School of Public Health – Center for Community Resilience; and TCU Community Partnership. The Council serves the e3p3 Model Cities by directing the expertise and resources necessary to effectively bring local control and power to city government in redefining how healthy living and American prosperity is made accessible to all. With a focus on environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and equity (in health, education, and other public services) the Council develops concepts and logic models designed to empower cities to introduce new systems, and serve as pioneers in sustaining healthy living and lifestyles among all area residents.
The Council is made up of the following members:
|Luvina Beckley Knight, MHSA – Chairwoman of the NRDC-LG.
Luvina is the CEO and President of M.H.M. & Associates Enterprise, Inc. (MHM). She is a visionary leader with over 22 years of executive level management experience. A dynamic facilitator in the design and implementation of systemic strategies, Luvina created the conceptual framework of the e3p3 Model for Cities. Her leadership and coaching skills (previous NCAA-CCAA Coach of the Year for Div. II Women’s Basketball), now extend to business and government leaders across the U.S. A member of the National Assn. of Female Executives, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Co-Director of the Coalition of Concerned Women of the I.E. Luvina is a graduate of CSU San Bernardino.
|Angela Taylor – Executive Member
Angela Taylor has more than 20 years experience as a Group Fitness leader and Personal Fitness Trainer, educating and training entrepreneurs, CEO’s, executives, educators and “Weekend and Everyday Warriors” in a variety of settings. Her clients often want to lose weight, improve health, maintain wellness, sculpt or improve function and strength. She is currently one of the top 20 YMCA Fitness Trainers of the 17 Chicagoland Metro locations. Angela offers a unique emotional weight loss protocol. As an author and speaker, Angela covers how excess stress and unresolved emotional issues can hijack the mind and have a direct impact on one’s health and the inability to lose weight and achieve optimal health, wellness and fitness. Angela has uncovered 5 Essential strategies that help her and many of her clients heal, recover their intellectual clarity, emotional balance, physical health and wellness and lose weight.
|Yolanda Woodard – Executive Member
Yolanda Woodard – Yolanda Woodard is the CEO and Founder of We The Woman of America! As the CEO Yolanda has spearheaded U.S. legislation for women and has created the 8 rights that women have that empower women. A federal, state and Locally recognized leader, Yolanda maintains a broad history of successes in the entertainment industry as a producer, as a philanthropist, and as an advocate for women’s rights.
|Deborah Robertson, MPA – Executive Member
Deborah was elected Mayor of the City of Rialto in 2012. Mayor Robertson’s career includes 14 years on the Rialto City Council, leadership positions at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the San Bernardino Associated Governments, and more than 20 years with the CA Department of Transportation. Under her leadership, Rialto has gained national recognition for innovation in the areas of public-private partnerships, business development, job creation, and financing/restructuring the city’s water/wastewater operations. She currently chairs the Energy and Environment Policy Committee for SCAG and is their representative on the NRDC-LG. She has a Masters degree from the City University of New York, and is a National Urban Fellow.
|Tanya Burke – Executive Member
E3— Social Justice | Past Mayor Pro-Tem City of Perris
Tanya Burke served as a councilwoman and mayor pro-tem for the city of Perris. Burke consistently brought determination, passion, and commitment to the city of Perris, her accomplishments awarded her several accolades.
|Robin Trotochau, NRDC- Executive Member
Robin is a visionary land developer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, mother, animal lover, and hard worker who believes in miracles. Robin is a previous President of Stone River Realty Inc and a member of Robin S. Trotochau & Associates, LLC., and a Past Member of Desert Hot Springs Land and Development LLC. and CA1REAL Estate Development. Her strength is her passion for sustainable development that will benefit all generations. She is a leader that has implemented alternative energy solutions, and supports wind, solar and geothermal energy production. Her developments are templates for the future of sustainable communities.
|Queen Ivie-Egiebor – Executive Member
E3— Health | Loma Linda University
Queen-Ivie Egiebor joined the IHPL team in August 2019 and serves as the Doctoral Graduate Assistant. Ms. Egiebor completed her undergraduate education in Biochemistry with a minor in Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).
|THUY PHAM – Executive Member
Dr. Pham is a Lecturer at University of California, Riverside, specializing Mathematics. She is a long-time community advocate for equality and justice. Dr. Pham maintains strong skills in leadership and management.
|Denita Draper – Executive Member
Denita Draper serves as the Founder of Living the Dream after being donated to a home that she then donated to a church to help others live the dream of having a roof over their head. Denita was recognized by the State of Illinois for her 20+ years of service to the Police Department 911 Leadership and creation of plans still being used today, state-wide.
|Tunua Thrash Ntuk, MPA – NRDC-LG Co-Chair of the Publi Private Partnership Committee.
Tunua is the Executive Director of the West Angeles CDC, she oversees more than $100 million in real estate assets and development projects, has brokered public-private relationships with equity partners, and structured complex financing from multiple sources. Tunua is a member of the Urban Land Institute, chairs the LA Metro Crenshaw to LAX Community Leadership Council, is a Board Member of the Los Angeles Development Fund and the Greenlining Institute, and a former Commissioner of the L.A. Convention Center. She received her Masters in City Planning from MIT with an emphasis on Urban Economic Development.
|Kim Carter – Executive Member
E3— Social Justice | CEO of Time for Change
Kim Carter is the Founder and Executive Director of Time for Change Foundation. Motivated by her own experiences as a formerly incarcerated woman, Kim made it her mission to help women and children make the transition from homelessness and recidivism to self-sufficiency. Today she is a powerful voice for women who bear the scars of poverty, homelessness, and incarceration.
|Kim Kirner, Ph.D. – Executive Member
Kimberly, an inter/faith enthusiast and a committed horse trainer, is constantly on the speaker’s circuit promoting cultural diversity, personal development, grassroots solutions to social problems and believe it or not: World Peace. Kimberly’s passion as a social scientist serves in moving beyond the rhetoric to firmly establish an understanding of culture that greatly contributes to the personal and global growth of people and our nation. To this end, Kimberly pursued her doctoral degree in Cultural Anthropology and began her grant writing career with the University of California, Riverside in 2002. Later Kimberly was able to develop her skills at a different firm as a Grant Specialist- focusing primarily on city and government grants. In 2009, Kimberly joined M.H.M. & Associates’ team of professionals as a Senior Grant Writer and has been instrumental in the various grant development educational platforms used by MHM in creating grants and offered via MHM’s website for its Premier, Cluster and Member Clients.
|Tammie Watson – Executive Member
Tammie Watson – Tammie Watson serves as the Co-Founder of TE2 Enterprises. She is a professional Life Coach that promotes a Life Worth LIving. An advocate of family first, residual income and being and living debt free serves as a mainstay in Coach Watson’s” approach to business and life.
|Bianca Vobecky – Executive Member
E2 | CEO of Vobecky Enterprise
Bianca Vobecky founded Vobecky Enterprises for the purpose of utilizing her past experiences and expertise to address the increasing demand for quality construction, detailed management, and dedicated service.