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Advisory Panel

Dr Barbara Mariposa

Wellness & Equity Advisor

Dr. Barbara Mariposa trained as a medical doctor at the Royal Free hospital in London and has a background in psychiatry and public health. Whilst at medical school, she obtained a BSc in psychology and later when living in Sweden, a degree in musicology.

As a medical doctor with a background in psychiatry and public health, Dr. Barbara, whos books include The Mindfulness PlaybookThe Kindness Habit, and Leading with Presence works internationally to follow a life-long enquiry into the interdependence of body, emotion, mind and environment.

Dr. Barbara works to dismantle all forms of discrimination and inequity while learning and spreading the tools of personal growth and wellbeing to create environments and systems that do justice to our shared humanity.

Recently, Dr. Barbara has been working in the corporate sector to eradicate the stigma around mental illness – bringing the ‘how to do it’ of mental and emotional wellbeing into the workplace, uniting multiple understandings of what it is to be human and underpinning all of this in science.

Dr. Radha Modgil

Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor

Dr. Radha Modgil is a U.K. based NHS GP, broadcaster and wellbeing expert. Radha is the medical expert for BBC Radio 1’s daytime show Life Hacks and co-presenter of their weekly Life Hacks podcast. She was also the medical reporter for The Sex Education Show and Make My Body Younger. Radha also reported on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast, ITV Tonight, Channel 5 News and ITN News.

Aside from her work as an NHS GP and wellbeing expert, Dr. Radha contributes regularly to online education providers such as BBC Learning and is also a columnist for a number of publications including Top of The Pops Magazine. Dr. Radha was previously a columnist for the i newspaper, Woman’s Own, Bliss & MSN Lifestyle and has worked on campaigns with BBC Children in Need, Public Health England and the NHS Youth Forum.

Jamie Dapaah

Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Jamie Dapaah, a British born Ghanaian, is a diversity and inclusion practitioner who seeks to develop strategies and policies that promote equal opportunities while fostering welcoming and inclusive environments.

As an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Premiership football club Fulham FC as well as being a coordinator for events with Adidas, Jamie has played a major role in addressing some of the biggest social issues affecting the sporting community today.

Recently, Jamie was included in the prestigious ‘Ones to Watch’ selection of the Football Black List which highlights talented young people under the age of 30 from an African or Caribbean background who are making an impact within the football industry in the UK. The Football Black List has become the most respected celebration of African and Caribbean achievement in British football – shining a light on those inspiring the next generation. Previous names on the Football Black List include the likes of Marcus Rashford MBE, Yaya Touré, Raheem Sterling MBE, Rio Ferdinand MBE, Dame Heather Rabbatts CBE, Patrick Vieir and Rachel Yankey OBE all highlighted for their efforts off the pitch.

Prior to pursuing his career as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, Jamie worked in the entertainment and music industries managing global talent.

Through the years, Jamie has worked with a number of leading brands and organizations such as Adidas, EA Sports, FIFA, The Best FIFA Football Awards, International Sports Convention and the BET Awards America to name a few.

Jamie also sits on the Board and National Council of the Football Supporters’ Association and is an ambassador for Elevated Minds.

Ivan Davies

Community Wellbeing Advisor

Ivan specializes in building inclusive, diverse, active, healthy and cohesive communities that respond compassionately to people's needs and strengths and invite everyone to participate fully and freely.

Ivan’s in-depth knowledge of the neurobiology and psychology that supports educational frameworks has enabled him to develop and implement innovative programs that create and nurture a powerful and cathartic sense of unity and shared responsibility with the communities he works with.

During his 7 year role at Riot Games, he had accountability for one of the largest communities in Australia and New Zealand. In this role, as part of a three year partnership between Cybersmile and Riot Games, Ivan founded and co-authored the League of Legends school program entitled ‘Learn with League,’ an educational initiative and framework to support youth in their digital journeys and, in turn, the caregivers who support them. By 2021, over 300 high schools and multiple community centers in Australia and New Zealand had participated in the initiative. Critically, participants categorized as unsportsmanlike at the initiatives start showed a sustained improvement in positive and productive behavior post-implementation.

Before this, Ivan pioneered the design, implementation, and post-implementation analysis of the Assessment for Learning framework to improve student performance. This formative assessment framework provided a more holistic assessment of behavior and performance, became integrated into the UK Education System, and has been widely adopted worldwide.

Ivan has also worked to improve opportunities for all children to play, learn and develop through cricket. In 2005, he co-designed the Chance to Shine initiative and delivered the first school- community event in the UK. Over 5 million children played cricket via the 10-year program which included 11,000 state schools and a 46% female participant rate.

Ivan has professional experience working with communities, teams, and professional athletes across multiple sports, including football, cricket, rugby, and esports.

Patricia Cartes

Internet Safety Advisor


As Twitter’s Head of Global Safety Outreach, Patricia Cartes works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Patricia’s team works 24×7 to defend and respect the voice of Twitter users and to fight online abuse including targeted harassment, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and cyber-bullying.

Patricia Cartes started working in the technology industry in 2006 when she joined Google’s Webspam team. After building an expertise in site integrity, she joined Facebook as one of the founding members of the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During her time in their User Operations team she managed Facebook’s Intellectual Property and Safety teams, focusing on legal issues as well as on suicide prevention and child protection. In 2011 she joined their Public Policy organization where she was appointed their Head of Safety responsible for maintaining relationships with online safety organizations, Law Enforcement & Military agencies, government hotlines and data protection authorities, across EMEA.

Josh Hershman

Sports Initiative Advisor

Josh began his career in social media at UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, where he worked across their social media brands before joining Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. Josh was in charge of the social team at the north London club, working closely with its partners and players to substantially augment audience numbers and engagement levels for the club.

As Managing Director of leading sports agency Ten Toes Media, Josh continues to work closely with some of the world’s most renowned athletes and companies, supporting their digital activities including commercials while providing ongoing strategic consultancy.

Anna Rozwandowicz

Gaming and Esports Advisor

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Anna Rozwandowicz is the Vice President of Communications at ESL, the world’s largest esports company. Leading a worldwide team, Anna oversees global corporate communications, public relations, crisis management and internal communications. Through strategic communication campaigns and long-term reputation management on behalf of major tournaments and franchises, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the image of esports in mainstream media.

In addition to heading ESL’s Communications division, Anna has been at the forefront of driving the conversation about several key industry-wide topics, such as performance enhancing drugs in esports and diversity in gaming. A passionate advocate and champion for development and growth within the esports community, she spearheaded the setup of the anti-doping and doping control program for ESL’s events, and worked to establish the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC).

Anna holds a degree in Integrated Communication Management. Prior to her work at ESL, her career spans work in tech, gaming and market analysis at Ahold, IBM, Perfect World and Newzoo.

Dr. Deborah Gilboa

Parenting and Youth Development Advisor


Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, she is an industry leading speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality. She inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children, teens and young adults ages 2-22.

Her beloved, user-friendly parenting activity books, Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch!, Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic, and Teach Respect: That’s My Kid! are designed for today’s busy parents with age specific tips and ideas for building character in kids. Dr. G is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, How to Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate! Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting (Demos Publishing, LLC), which breaks down 60 key challenges faced by parents of kids primarily in their pre-teen years.

As a television personality, Dr. G gives straightforward advice (with a dose of humor) that helps wade through the stress, doubt, and guilt that ALL parents feel at one time or another. She is a regular on NBC’s TODAY and has appeared on numerous other local and national television talk shows and News programs throughout the U.S, including Good Morning America, Fox News, The Rachael Ray Show, Additionally, she regularly contributes to Today.com, Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen magazine, Parents magazine and MSNBC.com.

Dr Ahmi Ben-Yehudah

Research Advisor

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Dr. Ben-Yehudah is the Director of Research Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Health. His responsibilities include promoting and funding various studies in health and health-related fields. In addition, he is responsible for the development and promotion of multinational research networks devoted to the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disease in humans.

Dr. Ben-Yehudah received his PhD in 2003 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. As part of his thesis research, Dr. Ben-Yehudah developed a new therapy for cancer, which is under clinical trials today. During his Post-doctoral Fellowship, he investigated differences in lung development between pre-mature male and female infants. These developmental differences in lung maturation lead to the gender difference found in the survival rates of male and female infants.

Following his return to Israel in 2009, Dr. Ben-Yehudah joined the Ministry of Science and Technology as the Director of Biomedical Research. In 2013 he moved to the Ministry of Health as the Director of Research Administration.