CREATING AND NOURISHING COMMUNITIES GLOBALLY
To inspire, create and nurture self sustaining natural healing communities that educate and provide individuals with the strategies, tools and resources needed to empower and heal themselves: body, mind, heart, and soul.
ITAV provides empowering educational resources and support communities to people around the world to take charge of their lives and heal themselves. Our dynamic low or no cost natural health workshops and programs provide services that are accessible to all people regardless of financial status, race, gender, or religious affiliation.
It Takes a Village Ministry, Inc. will organize as a federally recognized 501 (c) 3 community based non-profit organization and partner with one or more neighborhood-based organizations to promote community development activities on a neighborhood basis in the planning, implementation and coordination and evaluation of federal, state, local and private services.
It Takes a Village Ministry, Inc. was founded on the basic ideals of spiritual ethics: honesty, integrity, and benevolence. We not only expect, but demand, the highest level of excellence from all our directors, officers, volunteers, and staff.
While we encourage individualism and entrepreneurship within this framework, the "village" paradigm stresses that camaraderie and teamwork are vital components of our philosophy. Subsequently, each individual willingly accepts the challenge of hard work for the benefit of all in the community.
Our unwavering commitment to excellence, professionalism, and social service is the underlying foundation of our goal to be the best and most respected in the community.
Board of Directors
Dr. Michelle Gamble DN
DR. MICHELLE GAMBLE, DN is the co-founder and Director of ITAV Ministry, Inc. and Sankofa Healing and Enrichment, Inc. She is an author, educator, mentor, and speaker who specializes in assisting persons with chronic illness to transform their health. She has been a professional educator for over 25 years and a health care provider for over 15 years.
Dr. Gamble is known as The Holistic Healing Doctor who has guided many people in the journey of transforming their health and becoming empowered to break free from chronic illness and previous dependency upon drugs, surgeries, and other medical disease management interventions.
She has a Bachelors in Mathematics and English with an emphasis on Secondary School Education, a Masters and Doctorate in Naturology. Dr. Gamble is a board-certified alternative health care provider with advanced training and certification in various areas of health.
Her revolutionary message is: All people have a divine healer within who can break free from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual pain and suffering to lead happy, healthy, and purpose-driven lives.
CAPT Anthony Jiles, USN/Ret.
CAPTAIN ANTHONY JILES is a managing board member of ITAV Ministry, Inc. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Naval Postgraduate School and Naval War College. His various Sea Tours on East Coast / West Coast on Surface Combatant Ships and Staffs Included Commanding Officer of USS Wadsworth, FFG-9 homeported in San Diego, CA.
Captain Jiles participated in several deployments to the Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf (Desert Shield / Desert Storm), and South America. His shore tours include Naval Post Graduate School and Senior Service Military School, Major Navy Fleet Command in Bahrain, Commanding Officer Naval ROTC, Instructor at Senior Military University.
In September 2010, Captain Jiles retired after over 30 years of honorable service in the US Navy. He is also a private pilot, stock trader, owner of a trading company.
He feels that his most important accomplishment is being the proud and loving father of his two grown children.
Rev. Dr. Earnest Ryals
REV. DR. EARNEST RYALS, is the co-founder and a board member of ITAV Ministry, Inc. He is currently the pastor of Shorter Chapel and Daniel Grove African Methodist Episcopal Churches. He served 26 years in the United States Army as an enlisted soldier, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. Ryals traveled to 38 states in the United States and overseas in Japan, Korea, Germany, France and the Bahamas.
After retiring from the military, he worked seven years at Job Corps as a counselor and job placement coordinator, worked as a substitute teacher for fourteen years in elementary and middle school. He also worked as a GED state examiner, a Georgia state Drivers Education Instructor and as a counselor at a charter school.
Reverend Doctor Ryals has a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia State University, a Master’s Degree from Troy State University, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. His mission is to teach and train the younger generation to empower them to achieve their goals in life.
Peggy Sealfon, an internationally recognized personal development coach, is a trailblazer in empowering individuals and groups to unlock their fullest potential, achieve optimal health, find purpose, and embrace lasting happiness. With a transcendent fusion of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge science, Peggy's teachings transcend borders and cultures, captivating individuals and groups worldwide.
Trained under the guidance of revered masters in both Eastern and Western traditions, Peggy offers a truly unique approach to personal growth, fostering mind-body fitness for life. Her intuitive and passionate coaching style helps individuals conquer their inner obstacles, master their minds, and attain physical well-being, culminating in a life free from stress, fear, and anxiety.
Peggy's transformative methods even encompass the reversal of aging, allowing her clients to embody the fullest expression of their capabilities.
An award-winning author, captivating motivational speaker, visionary entrepreneur, and charismatic podcaster, Peggy's dynamic presence energizes and inspires. Her best-selling book, 'Escape from Anxiety—Supercharge Your Life with Powerful Strategies from A to Z,' stands as a testament to her expertise and highly effective teachings.
Sergeant Menkara Gamble USMC
Menkara-Hetep Moadiah Gamble is a board member of ITAV and a graduate of the Teen IDOL program in 2014. Mr. Gamble was born on a naval base in Sasebo Japan in 1998.
He grew up predominantly in Waycross, GA, attending a mix of public school, homeschool, and charter school until high school. In 2010 he moved to Tallahasee, FL and attended Rickards High School for 2 years and graduated from Maclay High School.
After graduating, Mr. Gamble enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2015. He has currently served 4 years and is a Sergeant of Marines.
Richard is a retired Certified Project Manager with over 40 years of experience in department and network level project roles. He also has extensive experience managing various front line production units. His career focus was in both the Financial and Retail industries including Federal Reserve Bank of Miami, American Express Corporation and Office Depot.
During his time as a Project Manager Richard was responsible for the successful launch of numerous projects that touched on all facets of the business. As a front line production manager Richard was responsible for a staff of 50 and a budget of over $32 million dollars whose task was to successfully process and mail over 100 million statements, letters and notices yearly.
Throughout his career Richard has worked well in team environments through collaboration and motivation to exceed expectations. Distinctive talent for identifying and driving results for Continuous Process Improvements providing cost savings, increased productivity and quality.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in Business Administration. He is married and has one adult daughter.
Kuda Biza is a board member of ITAV. Kuda Biza is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company when he was 9 years old in Zimbabwe. Kuda moved to the U.S. with only $40 in his pocket to study at Lynn University where he started his second company.
He is the author of the book: The S.P.E.A.R. Method. Kuda is the Co-Founder & CMO of Nunbelievable, a mission-based baked goods company that donates meals for every box of cookies sold. The
company is backed by Tony Robbins, IdealabNY and oeb.nyc.
Prior to this, he spent over a decade in various innovation & e-commerce roles at Newell Brands, a Fortune 500 firm, home to iconic brands like:
Calphalon, Yankee Candle, Crock-Pot, Graco, Mr. Coffee & Sharpie. While at Newell, he was responsible for launching multi-million-dollar strategic new growth initiatives such as Crock-Pot Cuisine, a meal
delivery subscription service that reached over $20M in annual sales in 3 years and also ran a $75M e-commerce division.
He is also the co-founder of #ThisIsMyEra, a personal development brand and Signables, a sports collectibles brand. Kuda believes in being a force for good and founded the Amani Hope foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to
empower underprivileged children by providing scholarships. Kuda is happily married to Ruth and is a proud Chelsea F.C. fan.
Advisors and Interns
Dr. Kelly Sutton MD
DR KELLY SUTTON, former board member of ITAV Ministry and current medical advisor, is a board-certified internist with training in pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri with honors in Psychiatry. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, and certified in Anthropophiolosophical Medicine.
Dr. Sutton worked under American Medical International in in Saudi Arabia and had a private practice in Salama Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and in the USA. Dr. Sutton augments her conventional medical training with an Anthroposophic Medical approach which is unique in its scientific basis and its spiritual depth and breadth. Her unconventional approach has nevertheless led her to conclude that: “It’s not a rational thing to think that we can just give an ever-increasing number of vaccines without causing damage. There’s a tipping point for many people in terms of the toxins that they can handle”
Dr. Kelly Sutton practiced medicine for five decades with no board or hospital complaints, and no malpractice judgments. The Medical Board of California revoked her California medical license March 25, 2022, for writing eight vaccine medical exemptions for school children; Dr. Sutton is challenging this revocation in court. On July 13, 2023, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine revoked her Massachusetts medical license based on one fact: her California license was revoked. This is called ‘reciprocal discipline.’ Then in October 2023 the New York Medical Board also applied reciprocal discipline against her license despite the fact that she never practiced in the state and the New York license was inactive for over 40 years. The New York board voted unanimously to revoke due to "The potential harm to Public Safety and safety to patients in New York should be the respondent practice medicine in New York". There were no patient complaints in any state and no patient injury.
Dr. Sutton has always been a pioneer in the field of medicine, being one of only 10 women in her medical school class. Her approach to medical care exemplifies the true nature of healing; the art of combining science and learned knowledge, with experience and expertise to successfully care for thousands of patients. Dr. Sutton continues to be committed to the well-being of not just her patients, but all patients. While she could easily retire, she has chosen to engage in the most important civil rights fight of our time.
Dr. Naresh Chand
Research and Development
DR. NARESH CHAND, the R&D Advisor for ITAV Ministry, is a seasoned professional in the realms of health and wellness, blending his expertise as an author, health coach, and holistic health educator. With a diverse background, he has made significant contributions as a retired R&D Neuropharmacologist from NIH and HHS (2000-2019), as well as the pharmaceutical industry (1981-2000), where he played a pivotal role in the approval of five medications over the past 40 years.
In addition to his impressive career in neuropharmacology, Dr. Chand has emerged as a passionate advocate for holistic well-being, focusing on Ayurvedic cooking, gentle yogic practices, and the integration of functional foods into daily life. His journey into holistic health took a unique turn when, as a stroke survivor in 1998, he later triumphed over dementia and Alzheimer's in 2000. A pioneer in his field, Dr. Chand is credited as the discoverer of the latest formulation of fresh/frozen Turmeric, known as ADRxSynergy. This groundbreaking formulation reflects his commitment to exploring innovative approaches to health and well-being. With over 450 published educational articles on platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Next-door Neighbor, Dr. Chand actively shares his wealth of knowledge and insights. His commitment to continuous learning is complemented by his advanced education and skills in Gentle Yoga, aquatic yoga, Ayurveda, and holistic medicine.
Dr. Chand believes in the transformative power of lifestyle changes and community service to enhance the quality and longevity of life. As a coach and online business expert, he specializes in preventive medicine, extending his services to corporations, families, and communities. His dedication to the field is evident in the 5-10 hours he devotes to reading and writing about slowing or reversing the biological aging of the brain and body on most days.
For those seeking a holistic approach to health and wellness, Dr. Naresh Chand stands as an inspiring figure, embodying resilience, innovation, and a deep passion for the well-being of individuals and communities alike.
JOSHUA VALDES is the Social Media Coordinator for ITAV Ministry. For hobbies he enjoys telling stories. Soon he will be starting as an athlete in track and field. He enjoys getting into things that lead to accomplishment. He has have previously worked in community service in community events around the town in which I live.