About Us

About the Foundation


Making the World A Better Place Foundation Vision:

The Making the World A Better Place Foundation will be a recognized leader in promoting and teaching various skills and concepts to both  educate and create the awareness of  divorcing parents of the need to protect their children from the often devastating effects of their divorce. All parents want the best for their children.  These children will be the leaders of our country in the future, and having parents understand the importance of this protection and how to accomplish this goal  is our vision for healthier families whether divorcing or intact.

The Making the World A Better Place Mission:

The mission of  Making the World a Better Place Foundation is to foster emotional, mental and physical well-being of divorcing parents in order to help the next generation of children have a less traumatic childhood.  Between 40-60% of all marriages end in divorce and each year, millions of children find themselves with divorcing parents who are often ill prepared to help their children through this time in their lives.  Educating parents on how to protect their children’s emotional health and how to help them find healing for themselves and their children during this difficult time will help strengthen America’s families

We are currently producing a film that will help divorcing parents and their children have a less stressful experience of divorce. The film will introduce a number of helpful therapies and skills that parents can learn including those involving Energy Psychology, non violent communication skills, the importance of extended family support among other helpful concepts.  The film will encourage parents to seek out and  learn these important skills that will allow a more peaceful divorce.

Making The World a Better Place – Board of Directors

PRESIDENT:
Mimi Lupin, M.A., L.P.C., L.S.S.P.

Mimi Lupin received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1970. She is a Licensed Specialist School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Lupin has worked with children and parents in the Houston school system and in other capacities over 35 years. Ms. Lupin has developed a number of programs that have been used for over 30 years to help children with traumatic experiences including divorce. Her Old Me New Me program is used by therapists, children’s hospitals, parents and schools nationwide to help children decrease negative behaviors, PTSD, anxiety and learning disabilities. She is the author of a number of research studies involving the use of right brain therapies for children and parents and has presented results of her research at numerous conventions nationwide. She currently teaches a divorce education program, Children in the Shadow of Divorce to counselors across the country as well as to parents in her community that have been mandated by the Family Court system in her country.
http://www.MakingTheWorldaBetterPlace.us
http://www.ChildrenInTheShadowsOfDivorce.org

http://www.oldmenewme.com/

BOARD MEMBER:
Lendell Braud, Ph.D.

Lendell Braud, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and has been employed at Texas Southern University in Houston Texas for forty years. Dr. Braud graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston and spent one semester after obtaining her Ph.D. doing research at Princeton University. She has worked as a psychologist at numerous residential treatment centers in Houston, Texas and also has had a part private practice in addition to her teaching duties. Her research on learning disabilities and emotional problems of children and teens has been published in both educational and psychological journals and she often presents her research findings at conferences nationally. She currently teaches a practicum each semester and supervises graduate students at the residential treatment center where she is currently head psychologist and teaches graduate level courses at Texas Southern University. Dr. Braud has a particular interest in students with learning disabilities as well as emotional problems.

BOARD MEMBER:
Gregory J. Nicosia, Ph.D.

Gregory J. Nicosia, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburg, Pa. and the past president of the American Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) association. He has a variety of licensures and certifications, many of which are in the field of Energy Psychology. He had taught close to forty seminars in Thought Energy Synchronization and Therapy Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures. His credentials and licensures include the following: Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist #PS003167L; Board Certified Forensic Examiner #2602,Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties: Neuropsychology #7220, Certified Substance Abuse Professional, Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant Diplomate, Comprehensive Energy Psychology Certified in Neurofeedback #1820 and ACEP Certification Trainer.

BOARD MEMBER:
George Pratt, Ph.D.

George Pratt, Ph.D. has served as Chairman of Psychology, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California and has also been on staff for over 20 years. He has been in private practice for over 30 years and has taught at the University of Minnesota and is now at the University of California, San Diego. He will appear in our film discussing and demonstrating Energy Psychology techniques that refresh and energize the spirit. Dr. Pratt is the author of a number of books, including: Instant Emotional Healing, A Clinical Hypnosis Primer, Hyper Performance and the forthcoming Code to Joy. He has frequently appeared on national television, including as a repeat guest on Larry King Live.
http://www.drgeorgepratt.com

 

SECRETARY:
Vonda Pratt

Vonda Pratt was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Arkansas and upon graduation she was accepted into the Master’s Program of Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Instead of attending the master’s program she was hired by American Airlines as a flight attendant. She has just retired after 33 years of flying. She has been married to Dr. George Pratt for the past 20 years and they reside in La Jolla, California. She has been the event coordinator for the past 6 years for George’s seminars in Hawaii and Sedona.

BOARD MEMBER:
Melissa (Missy) Bradley, M.S., NCC, B.C.E.T.S. F.A.A.E.T.S.

Melissa (Missy) Bradley is a nationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant and author. She received both a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Bradley has spent twenty-seven years as an educator and, later, a psychotherapist, providing individual, group and family training and therapy. She is now a private practitioner and consultant in the Nashville, TN area (Brentwood , TN). Most notably, as the developer of “The Psychology of Resilience: A Multi-Modal Framework for Thriving Using the Heroic Journey,” “Three Stages of Healing: Trauma Conversion and Resilience,” “Counseling Those Who Serve: Working with Veterans, First Responders and Their Families” and “Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma: Three Stages of Healing”, Bradley has taught full day and multi-day continuing education trainings to 100,000 professionals, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, Law Enforcement and District Attorneys in hundreds of cities in nearly every state in the United States, Canada and Central America.

Ms. Bradley is a frequent guest on regional and national radio and television news shows discussing a wide range of issues. Several of those news series addressing the subject of rape and sexual abuse have won prestigious national and international media awards for those interviews, including the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcasting Excellence, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Tennessee Educators Association and the New York Festival.

BOARD MEMBER:
Nancy Mramor, Ph.D.

Nancy Mramor is a media and health psychologist, a Spiritual Fitness Coach, a speaker and award winning author, of the book Spiritual Fitness. Her COVR award was the same award won that year by the Dalai Lama. In 2011, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center awarded Nancy and her UPMC Shadyside colleagues a grant for the production of the stunning Hypnosis for Health DVD.

She has appeared in over 350 placements in TV, radio and print.Her RxTV prescriptions assist people in making healthy use of TV and technology. She has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and many other venues. Nancy has been an invited speaker at conferences in Europe, around the United States and at the American Psychological Association. She has consulted to businesses, schools, hospitals, private practice, has been on the faculty of five Pennsylvania universities and was voted one of Western Pennsylvania’s most successful women. Her interest in dolphin therapy led her to swim with dolphins both in captivity and in the wild.

2011 found Nancy releasing the book Top Ten Tips for Lasting Happiness, a compilation of 17 authors with expertise in the areas found by research to produce happiness.

BOARD MEMBER:
Michael Nagle, Attorney at Law
Daniel F. Morrin, A Professional Law Corporation

Mr. Nagle has practiced law in San Diego for over 32 years. He received his BA from the University of Arizona (Psychology) and his Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Thomas Jefferson College of Law, graduating in the top one percent of his class. He distinguished himself in law school as the Managing Editor of the Law Review and earned numerous academic awards.

Mr. Nagle served as a Deputy San Diego City Attorney and is a former partner in a San Diego law firm specializing in business law and litigation. He is currently serving as Of Counsel to Daniel F. Morrin, a Professional Law Corporation which specializes in Estate Planning.

Mr. Nagle taught Corporation and Partnership law for ten years as an adjunct professor at a local law school and is currently on the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation which provides services to developmentally disabled children in Tucson, Arizona.

Prior to attending law school Mr. Nagle served 13 years as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) including a year tour in Viet Nam (1967-68).

Mr. Nagle provides the following legal services:
Counsel regarding the formation, acquisition, sale and reorganization of corporations, businesses and professional practices; business planning and operating problems; real estate and business contracts, leasing and sale of commercial property.

Making The World a Better Place – Advisory Board Members