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ESD Global Board Members

Yehudit (Yudit) Zicklin-Sidikman

Board Chair

Founder and President of ESD Global Inc. – a US non-profit organization, is a thought leader, speaker, and educator on Empowerment Self Defense (ESD) with over 20 years of experience in the field. She is a fourth-degree black belt in Judo and holds an MBA with a background in psychology.

Mark Nessel is a thought leader, educator, author, and speaker on Empowerment Self Defense (ESD) with over 25 years of experience in the field. He holds black belts in jujitsu and Tae Kwon Do. He has BAs in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin Madison. and is a graduate of the MOR Associates Higher Education IT Leaders Program.


Mark Nessel

Helen Yee

Board Member

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Helen H Yee co-founded the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) in 1990, after becoming a licensed massage therapist, where she is currently CFO. As a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, Helen competed nationally and internationally, and is a two-time National gold medalist, and was selected as an alternate for the 1988 US Olympic Team.

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