The mission of Third Eye Insight™(TEI) is to help build physical strength and endurance, instill self-confidence, promote independence, self-esteem and empower blind and visually impaired individuals with the tools they can use to be successful at setting goals and in managing life’s challenges.
Sensei Devin – Founder/Program Director
Sensei Devin Fernandez has over a decade of martial arts experience and has achieved a Shodan Degree Black Belt in Ninpo Ninjutsu, and a Black Belt in Kokusai Jujutsu Renmei. Having been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa over 8 years ago, Sensei Devin understands the challenges presented by loss of sight. He is looking forward to helping others step out of their comfort zone and expand their life experiences to meet these challenges. When not training in the Dojo, Sensei Devin enjoys participating in challenging sports, camping, hiking, cooking and spending time with his wife and two children.
Kim Fernandez – Co-founder/Executive Director
As a 28 year veteran of the consumer packaged goods industry, Kim Fernandez began her career in Southern CA as an assistant buyer for Mrs. Gooch’s Ranch Markets. In 1991 she became the national director of natural foods for Alta Dena Dairy, a manufacturer and distributor of full line dairy products. From 1997 to 2010 she has lead various food companies as VP of Sales, managing sales teams and brokers, responsible for the revenue growth and branding. Kim brings a wealth of business knowledge to her role as co-founder and managing director of Third Eye Insight. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Northridge. When not working she enjoys hiking, jogging and spending time with her family.
Roxanne Fernandez – Director of Marketing
Roxanne has over 20 years of university program management and marketing experience. For over 10 years, Roxanne worked at Hofstra University where she was responsible for overseeing the management of the Legal Studies Program at Continuing Education. At Hofstra, Roxanne proposed the branding, positioning, and distance learning opportunities available with an on line delivery system for the Legal Nurse Consultant Program. Roxanne was responsible for the design concept of advertising materials for the Legal Studies Program as well as, assisting in the development of design concepts for marketing pieces for Continuing Education programs. Roxanne holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Public Policy from Hofstra University. She is currently the History Department’s Graduate Program Coordinator for Stony Brook University at Stony Brook, New York
President, Eden Central Holdings
Previous to founding Eden Central Holdings, Minoo spent 18 years as a business development/business planning, sales & marketing consultant, creating business plans and respective 3-year budgets that allowed her clients to attract and secure venture funding. Over the years, Minoo’s clients have ranged from individuals and groups with a sketchy idea, to small companies expanding their product-line offering; and her markets are varied, ranging from high-tech to mass consumer and no-tech. In 1992, Minoo was co-founder of Eden Interactive, one of the first companies to emerge in the interactive multimedia arena, creating and producing products that won many awards for quality of interaction
design and general product execution and appeal. Previous to fulfilling her entrepreneurial destiny, Minoo spent 13 years in corporate America, first in technical design, as Member of Technical Staff, and then in increasing strategic marketing responsibilities in the high-tech world. She has earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
SVP Sales & Marketing Game Builders Academy, (GBA), a Westbury, New York provider of innovative, technology-based K12 educational services and products that help students learn, grow, have fun and succeed.
Mr. Ebe joined GBA in October 2007 and is now responsible for all aspects of marketing and sales, including leading GBA’s growth in the local, national and global marketplace. Prior to joining GBA, Mr. Ebe worked at Hofstra University for nine years, holding positions of Director of Marketing for undergraduate & Graduate Admissions, Director of Electronic Marketing for University Relations, and Director of Marketing and External Relations for Continuing Education. Mr. Ebe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Queens College (CUNY) and has attended American University’s graduate program in Computer Systems in Washington, D.C. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, including a year of duty in Vietnam. He is married, has four grown children and makes his home in Fort Salonga on Long Island.
Owner of Moti Horenstein’s Mixed Martial Arts
Dojo Professor Peter Lugo is an outstanding Martial Artist, who has been studying and training in the martial arts since the age of 7. In 1987, he joined the New York State Police where he worked as a uniform trooper for four years before being inducted into a highly decorated, covert narcotics unit where he was selected to train and complete joint counter narcotics swat team training. Professor Lugo was then selected to join the FBI’s joint terrorism task force as a deputized federal agent. Since 1995, Professor Lugo has been studying and training at the Survival Center located in Spring Valley, New York under the direction of Hanshi
Moti Horenstein. After 20 years of service to state and country, Professor Lugo retired from the NYSP and the FBI's JTTF and is Head Instructor and Owner of Moti Horenstein’s Mixed Martial Arts, located in West Nyack, New York. His life is dedicated to giving back to the martial arts and his students, as he continues to learn from the best, his instructor and mentor, Hanshi Moti.
Attorney At Law
Prior to becoming a partner at Lite and Associates, Justin served on the Judicial Court under Hon. Daniel Luciano, Justice of the Supreme Court. In 1986 Justin formed Lite &Lite P.C. In 1994 Lite & Lite merged with Frank Russell’s private practice to form the current firm of Lite & Russell which is now the Lite and Russell firm in West Islip, NY. Justin Lite is a full service Long Island attorney who was born and raised in the communities he serves. Justin graduated from West Islip High School and went on to attend St. John’s University School of Law wheree earned a Juris Doctor and was on the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students. Justin is an active
volunteer in the West Islip community as the Volunteer Chairperson of the “After Kids School Under Supervision Day Care Program”, the incorporator of the West Islip Hockey Club and the incorporator of the West Islip Women’s Fire Auxiliary. He has also been appointed to the Suffolk County Youth Board and is the recipient of the Volunteer Service Award from the town of Islip.
Educator at Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center, a private non-profit school located in Rockville Centre New York. Sally has been an educator for more than 20 years. She has previous experience with the challenged population through Special Education teaching at Maine Handicapped Skiing as an instructor, Maine Accessible Adventures as a participant and committee member, and the Foundation Fighting Blindness Long Island Chapter as the Educational Programs Chair. Sally has also had previous training in Outdoor Education and Project Adventure through graduate work at the University of New Hampshire.
Director of Sales – Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp., a Hauppauge New York based design and manufacturing company. He is responsible for sales in North and South America and Israel as well as sales automation, web development, marketing and forecasting, prior to that he was Vice President of Sales at Del Global Technologies Power Conversion Division. Prior to his work in the power conversion field, Robert worked as National Sales Manager and Product Developer for a small Long Island designer of customer digital audio and speech synthesis systems. Robert has worked with other organizations serving the blind: at The Lighthouse organization he developed a talking glucose monitor, and at The Industries for the Blind and Mitutoyo companies, he developed a talking interface for the industrial measurement and calibration products. Robert has 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development and holds a BA in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Stony Brook. Robert holds a purple belt in Ninpo/Ninjutsu, training under Kyoshi Allie Alberigo at Long Island Ninjutsu Center, and also trains in Judo, and has been active in assisting Sensei Devin in the Third Eye Program since its inception. Robert is a member of the AAPM and ASNT organizations, and is a West Islip resident for over 25 years.
Kyoshi Allie Alberigo
Kyoshi Allie Alberigo has over 40 years martial arts training. He joins a select few men in the world with the highest honor as a Kyoshi. He founded the L.I. Ninjutsu Center in 1991 based on his mission to teach and spread the virtues of martial arts and spiritual training. Through his devotion to training these life skills, and continued support of community service, Kyoshi Allie Alberigo is proud to support THIRD EYE INSIGHT.
Jackie began her journey in an intense yoga certification program at Long Island Yoga School in Woodbury, N.Y., where she completed 200 hours of Registered Yoga Teacher training. Today Jackie practices advanced level classes at one of the most renowned yoga studios in Manhattan. Her goal as a teacher is to enlighten her students in a way which allows them to open their mind and heart to new possibilities, to surpass all judgments and expectations, and to encourage self discovery and a peaceful state of mind. Jackie holds a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University.