Meet The Team
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
CEO / OLY
Deemed one of the greatest Taekwondo athletes of the 20th century, Arlene Limas made history on September 17, 1988, when she became the first American, the first female to win a Gold Medal at the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, in the sport of Tae Kwon Do. In May of 1993, Arlene opened her own school, Power Kix Martial Arts, located in Stafford, breaking the glass ceiling for other women. After several expansions, her current 12,500 sq ft facility has been kicking, literally, for 30 years.
Arlene Limas seeks to advocate for personal safety and empower entire corporations in her role as the CEO of PAVE Prevention. Her vision is to connect high-level programming with corporations and organizations, addressing counterproductive work behaviors that may lead to low productivity, tardiness, absenteeism, and high turnover. PAVE’s evidence-based, trauma-informed programming will empower employees and members with the tools for better performance, stronger engagement, and healthier work culture.
Yehudit (Yudit) Zicklin-Sidikman,
Yudit is the 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.
Yudit is committed to making Empowerment Self-Defense training, a proven Violence Prevention Education program, accessible worldwide. She is also co-founder and CEO of El HaLev, an award-winning Israeli non-profit organization dedicated to providing Empowerment Self-Defense and martial arts training to thousands of women and girls, that has reached over 80,000 people, and is the director of IMPACT Self-Defense in Israel.
Director of Operations
Jennifer Cusentino is a Los Angeles-based producer and business consultant. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Cusentino has 20+ years of wide-ranging experience in the entertainment industry. She focused on production, talent management, development, producing, distribution - working with big named titles as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "The Big Fix," and others such as the award-winning film "Freedom." Cusentino started several projects and businesses which thrive today.
In 2003, She co-founded The Eleanor Group LLC, a socially conscious business-to-business sales and marketing company that promotes the growth of health & wellness and supports a variety of national nonprofit organizations and schools.
In 2009, she joined Green Planet Productions as CFO and Executive Producer and was responsible for oversight of operations for GPP and the financial management of all production budgets. Cusentino led strategic development and execution of the company's current film production and pre/post-production plans. Hand-picked by Green Planet Productions' President and founder, Jennifer was a major key player in executing the "Green Planet" vision with entrepreneurial expertise resulting in award-winning impact.
As the Executive Director of the I'll Be The One Organization, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to educate, awaken and inspire leadership and action through media - highlighting the importance, ease of use, and economic viability of sustainable technologies. Jennifer was responsible for the operations, communication, and voting with the board, program & grant development, events, accounting, taxes, and donation procurement.
Another noteworthy role was Editor in Chief of Living Well Publishing LLC, a publishing company dedicated to producing works focused on environmental and sustainable topics creating its first title within four months entitled, "Hot, Rich & Green -The secret formula women are using to get rich and save the planet!"
In 2010, Jennifer launched The Cusentino Company. She spotlights her talents in producing, project management, business development, and business & creative consulting ranging in industries from entertainment to education and anything in between. Currently, she is creating lasting change in the world of violence prevention while she resides in Hermosa Beach, CA
Mandy Meloon is an accomplished athlete and has received multiple international titles, including being the first Junior World-Champion and many time World medalist. Beginning at age 13, she maintained an impressive career in taekwondo for over 20 years before retiring from the sport.
As a highly decorated martial artist, Mandy seemingly had all the tools to prevent an unwanted encounter. However, after surviving years of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse during her impressive taekwondo career, she suffered greatly in the aftermath of speaking out against her abusers. Mandy bravely stood up as the first person in her sport to report habitual abuse, and the first person to consistently demand accountability from her aggressors. She passionately called for reform throughout the sport and continues to share her story in hopes of informing others and creating an environment of accountability in other sports and communities.
By sharing and expanding knowledge about violence prevention and trauma-informed practices, she hopes that cases like hers will no longer be a common occurrence. Through PAVE’s violence prevention education programming, Mandy and her team create a healthier conversation about properly reporting, handling, and healing from violent and traumatic events.