Leadership Team

"A leader knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way"
Brook Parker Bello, P.hD
Founder, CEO More Too Life
Dr. Brook Parker-Bello is a counselor, author, advocate, actress, ordained minister and founding CEO of More Too Life, Inc., a non-profit, human trafficking reduction and survivor empowerment organization. A survivor herself, Dr. Bello draws from personal experiences, and her training as a pastoral clinical counselor, to help survivors discover their authentic identities through mentoring and education. More Too Life Foundation, an Open Doors Outreach Network Provider.

More Too Life provides direct victim services, training, education, awareness-building events and prevention programs for court-appointed services in eight Florida counties. These initiatives feature curriculum written by Dr. Bello and an online learning management system for anti-trafficking programs and the criminal justice system nationwide. Recently, Dr. Bello, who was named a Google Next Gen Policy Leader in 2019, has leveraged technology to expand More Too Life’s impact with the Coming Home online case management system and mobile app, and VR Eval. Coming Home is the first interactive app and adaptable online mentoring case management system for victims and trauma victims seeking mentoring, case management or support resources. VR Eval is a new company founded by Dr. Bello along with Call of Duty co-founder Chance Glasgow, author and educator Carlos Wallace and Root VR tech creator David Waldenberg. VR Eval collaborates with CyberDream, which will aid in expanding the functionality of this platform - a first of its kind machine learning-enabled tool designed to support trauma victims, law enforcement and victim advocates. The Virtual environment allows for a safe, anonymous, de-biasing and soothing environment for interviews, mentoring, education and therapy. A sought after thought leader on human trafficking and speaker, Dr. Bello has written several books, including Living Inside the Rainbow and the Living Inside the Rainbow Study Guide. She is currently finalizing her memoirs, which will be published in 2022. She has spoken alongside presidents, prime ministers and fellow changemakers at universities, conferences and federal agencies including a keynote with Ashton Kutcher at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development national conference, and presenting with President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta. In 2016, Dr. Bello received the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama and in 2019 she received the Advocate of the Year Award from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott, and was named by United Way Worldwide as a Hero for her work. She serves as an expert consultant for the US Dept of Health and Human Services Title X Clinics and the US Dept of Justice on human trafficking cases. Dr. Bello received her doctorate from Covenant Theological Seminary in Georgia and she is an alumna of the Masters Series for Distinguished Leadership. She lives in Florida with her husband and two adorable dogs.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS | MENTORS | LEADERSHIP COUNSEL
MECHELLE WILDER
BOARD MEMBER
Mechelle Wilder has been in the real estate business the past 14 years and has built herself an outstanding reputation in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding area. With her years of education and work experience, 

Mechelle endeavors to provide a professional, skilled and enjoyable experience for all of her clients. She serves on various other boards of nonprofits and church organizations in her area. 

She holds a BA in Communications from Samford University and has extensive marketing training from IBM.
ANTHONY DAMATO
BOARD MEMBER
An innovative and passionate human being and businessman. Anthony is a dedicated humanitarian. VIP executive with Toyota in North Miami he brings a rush of intelligence and leadership.

ANDY ABRAMSON
BOARD MEMBER
Andy Abramson is a lifelong marketing and communications executive, with a background in value creation and brand acceleration across multiple industries. He is the Founder and CEO of Comunicano, Inc., servicing start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to corporate communications, public relations, influencer development and reputation management. 
In addition to Comunicano, Andy is the co-founder/CEO of Brand Communication Design, a strategic marketing services agency focused on end-to-end online and offline brand building, direct to consumer sales development and integrated communications for new and established businesses and organizations.

Andy is also partner and co-founder of VelocityRPA, an all digital agency specializing in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) based in Austin, TX and Solana Beach, CA. Andy career started in professional sports team at age 14 and spanned over 24 years. During that time, he held a series of leadership roles with three professional sports teams – the Philadelphia Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Denver Nuggets, followed by senior account management roles within Foote, Cone and Belding/Impact before establishing and guiding the public relations and sports marketing activities for The Upper Deck Company.

An avid traveler, wine aficionado and accidental winemaker, Andy serves as the U.S. Ambassador for the Grenache Association. In 2013 he became the first Californian ever to be inducted and Knighted by the Faugères Confrérie of the Chevalier du Commanderie (Knights of the Brotherhood), a French wine and food society with roots back to the Templar Knights. In 2015 Business Traveler Magazine named Andy “Business Traveler of the Year.” In 2018 Andy was inducted into the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association’s Hall of Fame for his years of pioneering service, and since 1988 he serves on its’ board of directors as a Director Emeritus for the regional governing body of amateur hockey. Andy holds the distinction of being the youngest ever to be awarded both honors.
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DAVID ARKLESS
BOARD CHAIR
David Arkless is CEO and founder of his own consulting company, ArkLight Consulting Ltd. Between 1992 and 2013, he was employed at ManpowerGroup, and was president of global corporate & government affairs. Prior to this, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and thereupon founded his own consulting company, Caden Corporation.[3] Arkless is a regular advisor to the US Department of State, and various EU departments, also he serves as both board member and corporate committee member of CIETT, the international confederation of private employment agencies. Since May 2010, 
Arkless has worked as vice president of the China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC) in Beijing. As one of the founding members of the Global Agenda Council on the Skills Gap, Arkless is a regular participator in the World Economic Forum In 2011, he became president of the End Human Trafficking Now organization.

Mr. Arkless is a world-renowned expert on labor market trends and has widespread experience of helping countries and corporations develop their labor market and talent strategies. In 2011, he became Vice- President of Ciett, the international confederation of private employment agencies. He has in depth experience of developing corporate and international affairs, and as such has been called to advise the governments of China, Mexico, Vietnam, Serbia and Singapore, as well as the US Department of State, the European Union and the cities of Shanghai, Tianjin, Dalian and El Paso/Juarez regarding skills, talent, employment and social policy. In May 2010, he became Vice President of the China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC) in Beijing and is an advisor and supporter of the All Party Political Group on East Asia, empowering the Asian diaspora in UK society and building links between the East Asian and UK business communities.

Mr. Arkless also managed ManpowerGroup’s strategic relationships with high-profile organizations such as the World Economic Forum. He was a founding member and Chairman of a number of the WEF’s Global Agenda Councils.

He also supports partnerships with the European Policy Centre and the Clinton Global Initiative, and is an Ambassador for the Centre For Social Justice, an independent think-tank based in the UK.

His global areas of social contribution include being a highly influential campaigner in the fight to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery as well as giving refugees real hope for the future, through training and work. Mr. Arkless was President of the Board of End Human Trafficking Now (an organisation he helped found), the leading global organization empowering the business community to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery, and is Co-Chairman of the Business Coalition Against Trafficking (an organisation he founded) and co-founder of the Washington Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking organization, launched in the first quarter 2012, a not for profit focusing on mobilizing small to medium sized enterprises against trafficking in the US. He also led ManpowerGroup’s involvement in www.ninemillion.org, a UN initiative to provide education for 9 million young refugees all over the world. Mr. Arkless is also a founding member of the Demand Abolition Advisory Council, based in the United States.

Mr. Arkless serves as an Advisory Board Member for both the International Organization for Migration and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He also serves as a Board Member of Education For Employment, the pre-eminent US-based foundation that helps unemployed young people and the long-term unemployed in the Middle East and Africa. He is a board member of the Club of The Hague.

In 2011, Mr. Arkless joined the advisory board of PNB-NAPEO a public-private partnership that exists to better link young entrepreneurs and business leaders in the United States and the Maghreb.

In 2011, he was voted onto the Board of the Arab International Women’s Forum – an organization empowering women and working on inclusion in the Arab world as well as building bi-lateral business links between the Arab world and British business.

He serves as a regular speaker at high profile events including the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, European Parliament, UK Parliament & House of Lords Select Committees, US Congressional and Senate committees, and at various internationally renowned business schools.

Mr. Arkless also led ManpowerGroup’s involvement with the United States Council on Competitiveness.

David also contributes regular expert appearances in national and global media such as the BBC, CNBC, and CNN.

His career in business has included running European entities, running Global sales organisations, running Global consulting companies, serving on the Executive boards of 20BN $+ organisations, making more than 20 major international acquisitions, establishing huge companies in India, China, Vietnem and The Gulf, as well as managing to keep his family consulting company, which helps implement Billion $+ turnkey power generation projects remain the preferred partner of Global infrastructure companies.

Mr. Arkless received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Durham (where he is now a Board member of the Business School) and has completed executive programs at INSEAD, IMD, and the San Jose College of Business. Mr. Arkless is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.

Mr. Arkless credits much of his early business learning and belief in a corporate culture (what we now call “employee engagement”) to one company – Hewlett-Packard, where he served in the late 70’s and the 80’s as European Director of Development (European HQ), Compensation and Benefits Manager (UK) and Director of Human Resources (Peripherals Group – UK).

David is the Founder and Chairman of ArkLight Consulting and the Future Work Consortium, global advisory organisations.

For more detailed information and numerous videos google David Arkless.
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BISHOP CARROLL A. BALTIMORE, TH.D., D. MIN.
BOARD MEMBER
Bishop Baltimore is a well respected global Interfaith Leader, Humanitarian, Missions Leader and Educator. He serves faithfully as the Senior Pastor and Leader of the International Community Baptist Churches, USA and the Philippines. Bishop Baltimore served with distinction as the 19th President of the ​Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) leading 2.5 million international members from 2010 to 2014. He was the first President of PNBC to serve from the State of Virginia.

Bishop Baltimore currently serves as President/CEO of Global Alliance Interfaith Networks, LLC (G.A.I.N.) and C.A.B. Outreach International Ministries, Inc. He is the visionary and founder of the Carroll A. Baltimore Christian Academy, Inc. and the C.A.B. Southern Mindanao Theological Seminary.
CARLOS WALLACE
BOARD MEMBER
Carlos Wallace is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, and youth advocate. Carlos has written two books that have earned the businessman turned social activist national acclaim. “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments into Your Greatest Blessings” is currently an integral part of the Psychology curriculum at Lone Star College – University Park in Houston, Texas. His second work, “The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity” is the inspiration behind an award-winning television program of the same name. 
Both books are hailed as guides to living with purpose and gratitude. Professors and victim’s advocates use the books as examples in overcoming adversity to achieve personal and professional success.

Carlos is often called upon to speak at middle schools, high schools and colleges in Texas, New York, Atlanta, and Florida. He recently developed and moderates a proprietary mentorship and leadership program for New York City’s York College (Part of City University of New York public university system) entitled “The Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Transfer of Power” speaking series.

Thanks to his decades-long career as a fifth-generation railroader and his experience as a graduate of the National Labor College, Carlos is an expert in labor relations, mediation and contract negotiations. An alum of Union Pacific’s elite Brakeman/Conductor and Engineer schools, he is often called upon as a consultant during high profile hearings involving railroad employees facing disciplinary action. The International Organizer also helped run several political campaigns including those of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack H. Obama.

A luminary among his peers, Carlos was tapped to be part of Google’s exclusive “Next Gen” think tank. He joins a group of policy leaders at the forefront of technology and racial justice, and who have distinguished themselves in business, public service, content creation, education and activism.

Wallace is President and CEO of entertainment and philanthropy company, Sol-Caritas. Under the leadership of the successful businessman, Sol has produced a series of multi-city tours and events featuring stand-up comics and entertainers from Houston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. The company has donated generously to over 100 non-profit local and internationally
recognized charities, including Covenant House, the American Diabetes Association, Haiti Relief, the American Cancer Society, and Lupus Foundation of America. The proud husband and father divides his time between homes in Houston and New York. 
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EXECUTIVES + KEY TEAM
SHAVON REED-AGARD
Chief Managing Director
Shávon works closely with Dr. Bello and oversees day to day processes for More Too Life, and this includes being second in command. Although, trained to strategically identify potential victims, provide coaching and support, she establishes partnerships to strengthen awareness and resources while digging deep into work flow strategy in the governance and operations. With a heart to inspire others, she enjoys working in a team-setting and is driven by the vigor to create change for a better society. 

Additionally, she is a passionate and skillful certified life coach who holds expert knowledge in personal and professional development. Shávon received her Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from University of Central Florida.

DAWN SAKES
Executive Director
Dawn comes to More Too Life with over fifteen years of professional experience connecting individuals and families to community resources, navigating complex systems of care and a proven track record of improving service delivery systems. Dawn recently spearheaded a street outreach program for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness as a Master Case Manager as part of the Sarasota YMCA’s School House Link.

She engaged close to 150 youth through street outreach and empowered them to take steps to move forward as self-sustaining adults. 
Dawn made strong connections with community leaders and was identified as a Subject Matter Expert to expand services for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness in Sarasota County. Dawn was honored to receive a Citizen’s Certificate of Merit from the Sarasota Police Department for her work with homeless youth.

Dawn will enlighten MTL services with her broad range of knowledge in health and human services, ranging from child welfare, developmental disabilities, program management, community organizing to and advocacy on state and local levels. During her career, Dawn has served on numerous local and state committees and has been instrumental in the passage of key legislation relating to Medicaid buy-in for children, supportive employment and autism treatment. 

Dawn successfully secured funding from the city council to bring bus stops into compliance with ADA standards in Fort Collins, CO. Dawn is described as a strong advocate for the people she serves and is very passionate about social justice impacting our most vulnerable citizens. She holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston, a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington, as well as an Associate’s in Mental Health and Youth Counseling.
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MIKAYLA SIMERAL
More Too Life Supervisor for Open Doors Outreach Network
“I am humbled to return to my home state of Florida and serve alongside a team of passionate change-makers. I look forward to applying my extensive global experiences to strengthen those we serve at More Too Life.”
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