LEADERSHIP

Leadership

Fighting for Innovation

Leadership

Fighting for Innovation 

Our geneticists are the pioneers of new diagnostics and epigenetic technology to transform the way we resolve addiction and behavioral disease.

Our operational leaders are experienced visionaries bringing change and innovation to healthcare.

Together, we are transforming addiction and genetics. 

Our Visionary Team

Proven Healthcare Leaders

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Founder Of The Field Of Behavioral Genetics

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Having discovered the genetic link to addiction over 30 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Blum is the worldwide pioneer of addiction genetics and created an entire industry within genetic science. Dr. Blum’s lifetime dedication to the genetics of addiction has placed him at the vanguard of both the academic development and practical application of science and solution. He has been the recipient of multiple achievement awards including Lifetime Achievement in Addiction Medicine (Holistic Institute on Addiction Studies), Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, and Presidential Award for Scientific Excellence (National Council of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors).

He coined the term “Reward Deficiency Syndrome,” which is now found in the Gates Scientific Dictionary and SAGE Encyclopedia. He has published over 650 abstracts, peer–reviewed articles and 17 books. He has honorary professorships in universities around the world for his extraordinary accomplishments. Dr. Blum is among only a small handful of world-renown experts in addiction and genetics, quoted in studies and medical journals around the world. We are honored to have him as a visionary on our team.

Ray Brewer, MD

Double Board-Certified Physician And Air Force Chief Flight Surgeon

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If we had to find a real-life Captain America, Dr. Ray Brewer would probably fit the bill. His background as a soldier, pilot, flight surgeon in the US Air Force, researcher, scientist, and double-board certified physician is a reflection of who he is as a human being looking to serve our country in multiple modalities. Dr. Brewer is a pioneer in biomedical solutions for addiction prevention and recovery through his work in addiction research and as a formal Investigator for FDA clinical trials. Dr. Brewer brings a passion for medicine which is rivaled only by his dedication and service he gave to our country as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, including his assignment as Chief Flight Surgeon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Pain Medicine, Dr. Brewer also serves as Senior Partner at Star Anesthesia in San Antonio, TX and Chairman of the Board at Luminus Biosciences, which specializes in nanotechnology drug delivery solutions. He has also held membership in the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons since 1986. Dr. Brewer earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and his M.D. degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.

Allen Gilmer

Founder Of Enverus, Billion-Dollar Oil And Gas Data Company, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Central Texas

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Allen is an inventor, geologist, and tech visionary that created several large companies including a billion-dollar technology platform which revolutionized software in the oil and gas industry. He is also a pioneer of iVitalize Tech and helped bring us the CleanTrac App for real-time monitoring of patients in recovery and the court system, the first of its kind in the industry. Allen is the Founder, Advisor, and former CEO/Chairman of Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and Co-founder of Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd, formed around his patents in the field of multicomponent seismology. Vecta and its spinoff investments have discovered over 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in proven reserves to date. Drillinginfo was the most quickly and widely adopted software platform in the history of the oil and gas industry. Today, nearly 10,000 companies comprising nearly 90% of US oil and gas capex subscribe to Drillinginfo’s SaaS offerings. Allen served as Executive Chairman of the Board for 20 years and CEO for 14 years. Prior to founding Drillinginfo, he was an independent oil and gas producer, founding 3 successful oil and gas companies.

Allen is the immediate past Chairman of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (TIPRO), past Texas Chair and National Board member of the DOE’s Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC), and member of the Development Board of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Advisory Board of UTEP’s College of Science, and several other nonprofit organizations. He was selected as a Top 20 Energy Innovator by Hart Energy in 2019, as UTEP’s Distinguished Alumni in 2017, Austin Business Journal’s Large Company CEO of the Year in 2014, Top 7 Upstream Influencers in 2014, Texas Monthly’s Texas Outstanding Geoscientist in 2012, E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Central Texas in 2012, and Top 100 Energy Influencers in 2011.

Richard Green

Parliamentarian For The Texas Association Of Addiction Professionals State Board

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Richard is a pioneer in bridging the legal system with addiction genetics and recovery to help save many lives and provide significant efficiencies for the legal system. He has had a profound impact on many lives in addiction recovery. Richard serves as the Parliamentarian for the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals State Board. He also serves on the Public Policy Committee for the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors. Richard’s extensive clinical background and keen understanding of the legal system combine to make PTM a recovery program unparalleled in the nation. He also has experience consulting with Civil and Criminal Justice attorneys, pharmaceutical companies, and philanthropic treatment entities. Richard has been an addictions counselor since 2013 and has been in the Healthcare and Mental Healthcare field for over 20 years. He has an extensive background in psychiatric pharmaceuticals, drug/civil/criminal court, recovery advocacy and motivational research. Richard is a graduate of the University of Missouri and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Fahim Hashim

Serial Entrepreneur For Healthcare Technology

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iVitalize is the third national healthcare technology company Fahim developed in 15 years to save and improve lives. Fahim started iVitalize with a dream to assemble a consortium of extraordinary scientists, physicians, and healthcare leaders to develop novel biomedical technologies and solve some of the biggest healthcare challenges of our generation. As our company started growing quickly and we began impacting thousands of lives in addiction and recovery, the dream became contagious. iVitalize has evolved into a biotech conglomerate of 6 trailblazing biotech companies led by experienced healthcare visionaries, each pioneering different facets of genetic innovation and biomedical technology. As a result of our combined passion to save lives every day, we have become the worldwide leader in behavioral genetics. This is just the beginning of our journey; our goal is to save and transform more lives through genetic innovation than any company in the world.

Prior to iVitalize, Fahim was part of the founding executive team and head of operations for Imaging Advantage, a pioneering company in teleradiology that became one of the largest radiology management companies in the country, partnered with Goldman Sachs, and eventually acquired by Envision Healthcare. The company was a recipient of the CMS Healthcare Innovation Award. Fahim was also the founder and CEO of Strategy Anesthesia, a national anesthesia management company that provided anesthesia services for thousands of patients nationally and eventually was acquired by a large private anesthesia network. Early in his career, Fahim was a management and technology consultant serving Fortune 500 companies including JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Capital Group, Sony Entertainment, Fox Networks Group, and Blue Shield of California. Fahim attended West Point and Cornell University.

Anwar Hussain

Innovator, Problem Solver and Multiple MIT Hackathon Winner for Healthcare Technology

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Anwar Hussain is a tech entrepreneur and visionary with a passion for developing transformative technology in healthcare. He graduated with an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an MIT Hacking Medicine founding member, 3x MIT Hackathon winner, and startup mentor for healthcare technology.  He also works with the MIT Educational Council. He founded or co-founded 4 companies including Accel Solutions, Accelmobile Corp, Mobility Partners, and now iVitalize Tech. Prior to iVitalize Tech, he worked at Google in eCommerce Product Tech. Anwar has invented several breakthrough products for healthcare technology and also has patents pending for his developments including a technology solution for quicker identification of anemia. Anwar has expertise in Product Research & Development based on his belief in high quality, global scalability, and a primary focus on user experience. He has taken innovative concepts from the R&D inception stage through product development and market launch. Anwar has been coding and developing new technologies for two decades since graduating magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Currently, Anwar is developing groundbreaking software and technology to help transform healthcare and genomics at iVitalize.

Rehan Jalali

Industry Pioneer Of Genetic Testing For Personalized Nutrition And Renowned Builder Of Superhero Bodies For Blockbuster Movies

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Rehan Jalali has been living an inspiring life; he has trained, motivated, and advised some of the most accomplished actors, athletes, artists, and performers in the world and helped them perform at peak human levels. He has proven this repeatedly. This is why gold-medal Olympic performers seek his guidance and why Hollywood goes to Rehan to build superhero bodies for blockbuster movie productions. This is on top of his own personal accomplishments which include being a natural bodybuilder who has appeared on ESPN and CBS and having held numerous bodybuilding titles including Mr. Texas and the Ironman Naturally Bodybuilding Champion. Rehan’s quest for perfection in human performance has brought him to getting to the essence of human biology through genetics. He is a pioneer in combining genetics testing with personalized nutrition and world-class performance. Rehan has been building this paradigm since the late 1990s and the healthcare industry is finally starting to catch on with his transformative ideas that can improve millions of lives.

Rehan is a nationally recognized Certified Sports Nutritionist (C.S.N.) who has developed over 100 cutting edge products for the dietary supplement industry. His clients include Oscar® winning actors, Emmy® award winning TV stars, and Grammy® winning musicians. He has developed cutting-edge customized nutrition and supplementation programs for actors getting ready for movie roles, musicians preparing for videos, and celebrities peaking for appearances including award shows. His goal is to Change the World One Body at a Time.
Rehan also has over 250 nationally and internationally published articles on nutrition and supplementation. Long considered an authority on sports nutrition, Rehan is the author of The Six Pack Diet Plan, The Sports Supplement Buyers Guide, The Ultimate Performance Guide to Fitness Success and co-author of The Bodybuilding Supplement Guide. He is host of the supplement segment on the weekly TV series “The Art of Building Bodies.” Rehan is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association.

Justin Jones

Winner Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries (IFAH)

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Justin Jones is a worldwide leader in genetics testing and has built one of the most successful proprietary genetic testing companies in the world as founder of Geneus Health. As healthcare entrepreneur and CEO, he has many decades ahead of him as a trailblazer in the healthcare industry. This includes having built relationships with some of the most important healthcare institutions in the country including the National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs, and the National Genome Center in Washington, DC. He also received an award from Pharma Tech Outlook Magazine as one of the top 10 genetics companies in the country. Justin has also worked with leading international healthcare entities including the World Health Organization, the CDC, NIH, and structured a partnership with CTI, the largest publicly traded laboratory company in China, to develop their pharmacogenetic testing division.

Justin has 20 years of experience in executive management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and many other roles with both Fortune 500 and small, specialized companies including Dr. Pepper/7-UP, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Cangene Bio, and Geneus Health. Justin also has a diverse business background in both the U.S. and internationally, including China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, UAE, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Texas State University with a M.B.A. from Post University Malcolm Baldridge School of Business.

Justin Mars

Certified National Interventionist And Industry Expert For Addiction Treatment And Recovery

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Justin Mars is a visionary in the recovery industry and an inspiring leader on our executive team. He has devoted his career to working with thousands of people in recovery. He is literally working to save lives every day, including mitigating suicide ideation as a Certified National Interventionalist with a QPR Suicide Prevention Master’s Training License. Mr. Mars receives fan mail regularly from clients and their families who thank him for saving their lives because they know how much he cares. He utilizes his 15 years of expertise in recovery, treatment, management, and leadership to set the standards of excellence in Symmetry.

He has managed a large network of treatment centers and is a leader in several recovery organizations. Mr. Mars has personally developed counseling, therapy, and community-based programs to improve lives for thousands of people suffering from substance abuse. He also provides business leadership and compliance advisory to recovery networks and organizations across California and the country. Mr. Mars attended University of Texas at Austin.

Oscar Martinez

Experienced CFO For Billion Dollar Corporations

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Oscar is an experienced financial executive with extensive and multi-faceted experience in IPOs and M&A. Oscar personally managed IPOs for 2 large companies, one of them a being a multi-billion dollar public offering. He started his early career at Accenture as a management consultant and got his first experience there, managing large teams and divisions. After this, he got his MBA from Harvard Business School and then started his career in finance at JP Morgan in investment banking. Following several years on Wall Street, he became the CFO for two public companies including Foresight Energy which had over $1 billion in revenue prior to its IPO that was managed by Oscar. Most recently, Oscar was the Chief Operating Officer of Equifax Workforce Solutions, which is a $1 billion division of Equifax where he led a team of 1,650 executives and employees successfully.

Oscar has spent most of his career playing C-level executive roles involved in driving the success of many large companies with an emphasis on financial planning and strategy. He has also worked around the world in multiple countries and has an international perspective in growing companies with a worldwide reach. Oscar comes to iVitalize with the goal of expanding a company that can bring significant innovation to healthcare and help improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

Sondra Murray

Co-Founder Of CleanTrac, Pioneering Treatment Tracker

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Sondra is an experienced executive who spent much of her career consulting on strategy and new product development in North America, Europe, and Asia. Sondra graduated with an MBA from Jones Graduate School at Rice University with a dual concentration in both finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining iVitalize Tech, Sondra served for three years as COO and board member for Provene, a pioneering remote behavioral health monitoring company focused on mental health and recovery. Sondra was co-owner of Pondera Capital Management, focused on developing clean energy merchant power plant projects in the United States. She has over 20 years of experience in consulting, including serving as Senior VP for Gelb Consulting Company, now Houston-based Endeavor, focused on marketing and new product development strategy. Companies served in the US and Europe included Schlumberger, Shell Oil, and numerous hospital systems throughout Houston. For the last 3 years, Sondra has been a guest lecturer on grief in children for the Individual Differences Education classes for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas in Austin. She has also spoken at conferences, on radio shows, and at fundraising events on grief in children.

Sondra headed the benchmarking consulting division of the American Productivity & Quality Center which had a member base of over 200 Fortune 500 companies. While there, she developed the consortium benchmarking methodology used to conduct studies of best practices on processes ranging from billing to new product development, conducted an international benchmarking study for Kraft General Foods, and testified at the DOJ with other Fortune 500 companies and the armed services regarding the benefit of benchmarking. Sondra taught benchmarking classes to corporate professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, India, and South Korea. Early in her career, Sondra was a management consultant in the re-engineering consulting group at Ernst and Young serving numerous companies in Europe and North America including Conoco Oil and American General.

Ali Raza, MBBS

Physician Entrepreneur, Engineer, And Founder Of Ultimo Medical

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Dr. Ali Raza is a physician entrepreneur that brings a unique skillset to iVitalize as a result of his eclectic experience in engineering, finance, technology, and medicine. He started his college education at the age of 15, enrolling at Cornell University in electrical engineering and then receiving his master’s in electrical engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Raza started his career in corporate finance on Wall Street at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse for 7 years. He then shifted to development of technology business solutions for Pfizer and AOL. He shifted again as a pioneer of early telemedicine development in the late 1990s in New York City. Still not finding fulfillment, he ultimately decided to become a physician on the other side of the world at University of Sydney Medical School and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. To put his medical degree to work, he built a premier integrative health care center in in Sydney, Australia called Ultimo Medical, to help improve the lives of thousands of patients.

After seeing the potential at iVitalize and what his experience could bring to our company, Dr. Raza felt he could help build iVitalize into a transformative healthcare company, so he moved back to the United States to achieve this objective while continuing to remotely advise and grow his medical team in Sydney. Through his diverse and circuitous journey, Dr. Raza has gained a range that is rare in healthcare. He has now emerged as a clinical pioneer for iVitalize in merging integrative care with groundbreaking biomedical technology solutions for transformative change.

Faheem Sandhu, MD, PhD

Winner Washingtonian Top Doctor For Neurosurgery

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In addition to being one of the leading neurosurgeons of his generation, Dr. Sandhu was awarded Washingtonian Top Doctor for Neurosurgery in 2019 and is one of the strategic medical advisors in our company. Dr. Sandhu is an important advisor for the vision, groundbreaking research, and strategic growth of our company. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of Spinal Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He owns several patents for his inventions in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Sandhu is recognized in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Best Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, and was awarded the Robert Kates Award for Outstanding Clinical and Research Work.

David Siwicki, MD

Board Certified Physician And Co-Founder Of Two National Diagnostics Companies

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Dr. David Siwicki is a successful physician entrepreneur who founded two large national diagnostic healthcare companies while also practicing as a board-certified physician in addiction medicine. Furthermore, he is an industry pioneer in diagnostic testing having founded two of the largest diagnostic testing companies in the country. He was a founder of Dominion Diagnostics and served as President and Director since its founding in 1997. Dominion Diagnostics is an accredited national medical laboratory that provides drug monitoring solutions and actionable clinical information to improve patient care and treatment outcomes in addiction medicine. He was also Founder and President of National WorkSafe, a national provider of medical review and drug testing verification services for the transportation industry. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare as a physician and businessman.

Dr. Siwicki sits on the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing’s Advisory Council at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Siwicki also serves on the Executive Council of iEurope Capital, a Private Equity Firm investing in Central & Eastern Europe. From 1990 through 2010 he was a practicing member of Kent Emergency Physicians, Inc. Dr. Siwicki is Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a certified Medical Review Officer.

Riaz Surti

Founder Of Hearthy Foods And Nutritional Foods Pioneer

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Riaz Surti is a visionary in the nutrition and health food industries having launched many successful products nationally and worldwide over the last 25 years. He is an expert in developing new nutrition and supplement products for his own companies and also as a consultant for other companies. He has been a career entrepreneur and CEO. Riaz’s current company, Hearthy Foods, is the leading manufacturer of specialty flours and supplements for high-end organic nutrition. His products have been featured multiple times on Food Network, Shape, Netflix, Today, and many other industry venues. He has built large national distribution networks and brings his expertise to MyGenx as a strategic advisor in supplement development and distribution. Earlier in his career, Riaz owned a large network of food franchises which he sold in 2005 to fund his trailblazing health food and nutrition brands. Riaz attended University of Southern California.

Proven Healthcare Leaders

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Founder Of The Field of Behavioral Genetics

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Having discovered the genetic link to addiction over 30 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Blum is the worldwide pioneer of addiction genetics and created an entire industry within genetic science. Dr. Blum’s lifetime dedication to the genetics of addiction has placed him at the vanguard of both the academic development and practical application of science and solution. He has been the recipient of multiple achievement awards including Lifetime Achievement in Addiction Medicine (Holistic Institute on Addiction Studies), Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, and Presidential Award for Scientific Excellence (National Council of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors).

He coined the term “Reward Deficiency Syndrome,” which is now found in the Gates Scientific Dictionary and SAGE Encyclopedia. He has published over 650 abstracts, peer–reviewed articles and 17 books. He has honorary professorships in universities around the world for his extraordinary accomplishments. Dr. Blum is among only a small handful of world-renown experts in addiction and genetics, quoted in studies and medical journals around the world. We are honored to have him as a visionary on our team.

Ray Brewer, MD

Double Board-Certified Physician And Air Force Chief Flight Surgeon

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If we had to find a real-life Captain America, Dr. Ray Brewer would probably fit the bill. His background as a soldier, pilot, flight surgeon in the US Air Force, researcher, scientist, and double-board certified physician is a reflection of who he is as a human being looking to serve our country in multiple modalities. Dr. Brewer is a pioneer in biomedical solutions for addiction prevention and recovery through his work in addiction research and as a formal Investigator for FDA clinical trials. Dr. Brewer brings a passion for medicine which is rivaled only by his dedication and service he gave to our country as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, including his assignment as Chief Flight Surgeon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Pain Medicine, Dr. Brewer also serves as Senior Partner at Star Anesthesia in San Antonio, TX and Chairman of the Board at Luminus Biosciences, which specializes in nanotechnology drug delivery solutions. He has also held membership in the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons since 1986. Dr. Brewer earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and his M.D. degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.

Allen Gilmer

Founder Of Enverus, Billion-Dollar Oil And Gas Data Company, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Central Texas

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Allen is an inventor, geologist, and tech visionary that created several large companies including a billion-dollar technology platform which revolutionized software in the oil and gas industry. He is also a pioneer of iVitalize Tech and helped bring us the CleanTrac App for real-time monitoring of patients in recovery and the court system, the first of its kind in the industry. Allen is the Founder, Advisor, and former CEO/Chairman of Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) and Co-founder of Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd, formed around his patents in the field of multicomponent seismology. Vecta and its spinoff investments have discovered over 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in proven reserves to date. Drillinginfo was the most quickly and widely adopted software platform in the history of the oil and gas industry. Today, nearly 10,000 companies comprising nearly 90% of US oil and gas capex subscribe to Drillinginfo’s SaaS offerings. Allen served as Executive Chairman of the Board for 20 years and CEO for 14 years. Prior to founding Drillinginfo, he was an independent oil and gas producer, founding 3 successful oil and gas companies.

Allen is the immediate past Chairman of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (TIPRO), past Texas Chair and National Board member of the DOE’s Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC), and member of the Development Board of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Advisory Board of UTEP’s College of Science, and several other nonprofit organizations. He was selected as a Top 20 Energy Innovator by Hart Energy in 2019, as UTEP’s Distinguished Alumni in 2017, Austin Business Journal’s Large Company CEO of the Year in 2014, Top 7 Upstream Influencers in 2014, Texas Monthly’s Texas Outstanding Geoscientist in 2012, E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Central Texas in 2012, and Top 100 Energy Influencers in 2011.

Richard Green

Parliamentarian For The Texas Association Of Addiction Professionals State Board

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Richard is a pioneer in bridging the legal system with addiction genetics and recovery to help save many lives and provide significant efficiencies for the legal system. He has had a profound impact on many lives in addiction recovery. Richard serves as the Parliamentarian for the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals State Board. He also serves on the Public Policy Committee for the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors. Richard’s extensive clinical background and keen understanding of the legal system combine to make PTM a recovery program unparalleled in the nation. He also has experience consulting with Civil and Criminal Justice attorneys, pharmaceutical companies, and philanthropic treatment entities. Richard has been an addictions counselor since 2013 and has been in the Healthcare and Mental Healthcare field for over 20 years. He has an extensive background in psychiatric pharmaceuticals, drug/civil/criminal court, recovery advocacy and motivational research. Richard is a graduate of the University of Missouri and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Fahim Hashim

Serial Entrepreneur For Healthcare Technology

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iVitalize is the third national healthcare technology company Fahim developed in 15 years to save and improve lives. Fahim started iVitalize with a dream to assemble a consortium of extraordinary scientists, physicians, and healthcare leaders to develop novel biomedical technologies and solve some of the biggest healthcare challenges of our generation. As our company started growing quickly and we began impacting thousands of lives in addiction and recovery, the dream became contagious. iVitalize has evolved into a biotech conglomerate of 6 trailblazing biotech companies led by experienced healthcare visionaries, each pioneering different facets of genetic innovation and biomedical technology. As a result of our combined passion to save lives every day, we have become the worldwide leader in behavioral genetics. This is just the beginning of our journey; our goal is to save and transform more lives through genetic innovation than any company in the world.

Prior to iVitalize, Fahim was part of the founding executive team and head of operations for Imaging Advantage, a pioneering company in teleradiology that became one of the largest radiology management companies in the country, partnered with Goldman Sachs, and eventually acquired by Envision Healthcare. The company was a recipient of the CMS Healthcare Innovation Award. Fahim was also the founder and CEO of Strategy Anesthesia, a national anesthesia management company that provided anesthesia services for thousands of patients nationally and eventually was acquired by a large private anesthesia network. Early in his career, Fahim was a management and technology consultant serving Fortune 500 companies including JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Capital Group, Sony Entertainment, Fox Networks Group, and Blue Shield of California. Fahim attended West Point and Cornell University.

Anwar Hussain

Innovator, Problem Solver and Multiple MIT Hackathon Winner for Healthcare Technology

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Anwar Hussain is a tech entrepreneur and visionary with a passion for developing transformative technology in healthcare. He graduated with an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an MIT Hacking Medicine founding member, 3x MIT Hackathon winner, and startup mentor for healthcare technology.  He also works with the MIT Educational Council. He founded or co-founded 4 companies including Accel Solutions, Accelmobile Corp, Mobility Partners, and now iVitalize Tech. Prior to iVitalize Tech, he worked at Google in eCommerce Product Tech. Anwar has invented several breakthrough products for healthcare technology and also has patents pending for his developments including a technology solution for quicker identification of anemia. Anwar has expertise in Product Research & Development based on his belief in high quality, global scalability, and a primary focus on user experience. He has taken innovative concepts from the R&D inception stage through product development and market launch. Anwar has been coding and developing new technologies for two decades since graduating magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Currently, Anwar is developing groundbreaking software and technology to help transform healthcare and genomics at iVitalize.

Rehan Jalali

Industry Pioneer Of Genetic Testing For Personalized Nutrition And Renowned Builder Of Superhero Bodies For Blockbuster Movies

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Rehan Jalali has been living an inspiring life; he has trained, motivated, and advised some of the most accomplished actors, athletes, artists, and performers in the world and helped them perform at peak human levels. He has proven this repeatedly. This is why gold-medal Olympic performers seek his guidance and why Hollywood goes to Rehan to build superhero bodies for blockbuster movie productions. This is on top of his own personal accomplishments which include being a natural bodybuilder who has appeared on ESPN and CBS and having held numerous bodybuilding titles including Mr. Texas and the Ironman Naturally Bodybuilding Champion. Rehan’s quest for perfection in human performance has brought him to getting to the essence of human biology through genetics. He is a pioneer in combining genetics testing with personalized nutrition and world-class performance. Rehan has been building this paradigm since the late 1990s and the healthcare industry is finally starting to catch on with his transformative ideas that can improve millions of lives.

Rehan is a nationally recognized Certified Sports Nutritionist (C.S.N.) who has developed over 100 cutting-edge products for the dietary supplement industry. His clients include Oscar® winning actors, Emmy® award winning TV stars, and Grammy® winning musicians. He has developed cutting-edge customized nutrition and supplementation programs for actors getting ready for movie roles, musicians preparing for videos, and celebrities peaking for appearances including award shows. His goal is to Change the World One Body at a Time. Rehan also has over 250 nationally and internationally published articles on nutrition and supplementation. Long considered an authority on sports nutrition, Rehan is the author of The Six Pack Diet Plan, The Sports Supplement Buyers Guide, The Ultimate Performance Guide to Fitness Success and co-author of The Bodybuilding Supplement Guide. He is host of the supplement segment on the weekly TV series “The Art of Building Bodies.” Rehan is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association.

Justin Jones

Winner Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries (IFAH)

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Justin Jones is a worldwide leader in genetics testing and has built one of the most successful proprietary genetic testing companies in the world as founder of Geneus Health. As healthcare entrepreneur and CEO, he has many decades ahead of him as a trailblazer in the healthcare industry. This includes having built relationships with some of the most important healthcare institutions in the country including the National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs, and the National Genome Center in Washington, DC. He also received an award from Pharma Tech Outlook Magazine as one of the top 10 genetics companies in the country. Justin has also worked with leading international healthcare entities including the World Health Organization, the CDC, NIH, and structured a partnership with CTI, the largest publicly traded laboratory company in China, to develop their pharmacogenetic testing division.

Justin has 20 years of experience in executive management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and many other roles with both Fortune 500 and small, specialized companies including Dr. Pepper/7-UP, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Cangene Bio, and Geneus Health. Justin also has a diverse business background in both the U.S. and internationally, including China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, UAE, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Texas State University with a M.B.A. from Post University Malcolm Baldridge School of Business.

Justin Mars

Certified National Interventionist And Industry Expert For Addiction Treatment And Recovery

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Justin Mars is a visionary in the recovery industry and an inspiring leader on our executive team. He has devoted his career to working with thousands of people in recovery. He is literally working to save lives every day, including mitigating suicide ideation as a Certified National Interventionalist with a QPR Suicide Prevention Master’s Training License. Mr. Mars receives fan mail regularly from clients and their families who thank him for saving their lives because they know how much he cares. He utilizes his 15 years of expertise in recovery, treatment, management, and leadership to set the standards of excellence in Symmetry.

He has managed a large network of treatment centers and is a leader in several recovery organizations. Mr. Mars has personally developed counseling, therapy, and community-based programs to improve lives for thousands of people suffering from substance abuse. He also provides business leadership and compliance advisory to recovery networks and organizations across California and the country. Mr. Mars attended University of Texas at Austin.

Oscar Martinez

Experienced CFO For Billion Dollar Corporations

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Oscar is an experienced financial executive with extensive and multi-faceted experience in IPOs and M&A. Oscar personally managed IPOs for 2 large companies, one of them a being a multi-billion dollar public offering. He started his early career at Accenture as a management consultant and got his first experience there, managing large teams and divisions. After this, he got his MBA from Harvard Business School and then started his career in finance at JP Morgan in investment banking. Following several years on Wall Street, he became the CFO for two public companies including Foresight Energy which had over $1 billion in revenue prior to its IPO that was managed by Oscar. Most recently, Oscar was the Chief Operating Officer of Equifax Workforce Solutions, which is a $1 billion division of Equifax where he led a team of 1,650 executives and employees successfully.

Oscar has spent most of his career playing C-level executive roles involved in driving the success of many large companies with an emphasis on financial planning and strategy. He has also worked around the world in multiple countries and has an international perspective in growing companies with a worldwide reach. Oscar comes to iVitalize with the goal of expanding a company that can bring significant innovation to healthcare and help improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

Sondra Murray

Co-Founder Of CleanTrac, Pioneering Treatment Tracker

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Sondra is an experienced executive who spent much of her career consulting on strategy and new product development in North America, Europe, and Asia. Sondra graduated with an MBA from Jones Graduate School at Rice University with a dual concentration in both finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining iVitalize Tech, Sondra served for three years as COO and board member for Provene, a pioneering remote behavioral health monitoring company focused on mental health and recovery. Sondra was co-owner of Pondera Capital Management, focused on developing clean energy merchant power plant projects in the United States. She has over 20 years of experience in consulting, including serving as Senior VP for Gelb Consulting Company, now Houston-based Endeavor, focused on marketing and new product development strategy. Companies served in the US and Europe included Schlumberger, Shell Oil, and numerous hospital systems throughout Houston. For the last 3 years, Sondra has been a guest lecturer on grief in children for the Individual Differences Education classes for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas in Austin. She has also spoken at conferences, on radio shows, and at fundraising events on grief in children.

Sondra headed the benchmarking consulting division of the American Productivity & Quality Center which had a member base of over 200 Fortune 500 companies. While there, she developed the consortium benchmarking methodology used to conduct studies of best practices on processes ranging from billing to new product development, conducted an international benchmarking study for Kraft General Foods, and testified at the DOJ with other Fortune 500 companies and the armed services regarding the benefit of benchmarking. Sondra taught benchmarking classes to corporate professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, India, and South Korea. Early in her career, Sondra was a management consultant in the re-engineering consulting group at Ernst and Young serving numerous companies in Europe and North America including Conoco Oil and American General.

Ali Raza, MBBS

Physician Entrepreneur, Engineer, And Founder Of Ultimo Medical

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Dr. Ali Raza is a physician entrepreneur that brings a unique skillset to iVitalize as a result of his eclectic experience in engineering, finance, technology, and medicine. He started his college education at the age of 15, enrolling at Cornell University in electrical engineering and then receiving his master’s in electrical engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Raza started his career in corporate finance on Wall Street at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse for 7 years. He then shifted to development of technology business solutions for Pfizer and AOL. He shifted again as a pioneer of early telemedicine development in the late 1990s in New York City. Still not finding fulfillment, he ultimately decided to become a physician on the other side of the world at University of Sydney Medical School and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. To put his medical degree to work, he built a premier integrative health care center in in Sydney, Australia called Ultimo Medical, to help improve the lives of thousands of patients.

After seeing the potential at iVitalize and what his experience could bring to our company, Dr. Raza felt he could help build iVitalize into a transformative healthcare company, so he moved back to the United States to achieve this objective while continuing to remotely advise and grow his medical team in Sydney. Through his diverse and circuitous journey, Dr. Raza has gained a range that is rare in healthcare. He has now emerged as a clinical pioneer for iVitalize in merging integrative care with groundbreaking biomedical technology solutions for transformative change.

Faheem Sandhu, MD, PhD

Winner Washingtonian Top Doctor For Neurosurgery
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In addition to being one of the leading neurosurgeons of his generation, Dr. Sandhu was awarded Washingtonian Top Doctor for Neurosurgery in 2019 and is one of the strategic medical advisors in our company. Dr. Sandhu is an important advisor for the vision, groundbreaking research, and strategic growth of our company. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of Spinal Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He owns several patents for his inventions in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Sandhu is recognized in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Best Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, and was awarded the Robert Kates Award for Outstanding Clinical and Research Work.

David Siwicki, MD

Board Certified Physician And Co-Founder Of Two National Diagnostics Companies

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Dr. David Siwicki is a successful physician entrepreneur who founded two large national healthcare companies while also practicing as a board-certified physician in addiction medicine. He is an industry pioneer in diagnostic testing having founded two of the largest diagnostic testing companies in the country. He was a founder of Dominion Diagnostics and served as President and Director since its founding in 1997. Dominion Diagnostics is an accredited national medical laboratory that provides drug monitoring solutions and actionable clinical information to improve patient care and treatment outcomes in addiction medicine. He was also Founder and President of National WorkSafe, a national provider of medical review and drug testing verification services for the transportation industry. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare as a physician and businessman.

Dr. Siwicki sits on the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing’s Advisory Council at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Siwicki also serves on the Executive Council of iEurope Capital, a Private Equity Firm investing in Central & Eastern Europe. From 1990 through 2010 he was a practicing member of Kent Emergency Physicians, Inc. Dr. Siwicki is Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a certified Medical Review Officer.

Riaz Surti

Founder Of Hearthy Foods And Nutritional Foods Pioneer

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Riaz Surti is a visionary in the nutrition and health food industries having launched many successful products nationally and worldwide over the last 25 years. He is an expert in developing new nutrition and supplement products for his own companies and also as a consultant for other companies. He has been a career entrepreneur and CEO. Riaz’s current company, Hearthy Foods, is the leading manufacturer of specialty flours and supplements for high-end organic nutrition. His products have been featured multiple times on Food Network, Shape, Netflix, Today, and many other industry venues. He has built large national distribution networks and brings his expertise to MyGenx as a strategic advisor in supplement development and distribution. Earlier in his career, Riaz owned a large network of food franchises which he sold in 2005 to fund his trailblazing health food and nutrition brands. Riaz attended University of Southern California.

Our Science Pioneers

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Founder Of The Field Of Behavioral Genetics

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Having discovered the genetic link to addiction over 30 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Blum is the worldwide pioneer of addiction genetics and created an entire industry within genetic science. Dr. Blum’s lifetime dedication to the genetics of addiction has placed him at the vanguard of both the academic development and practical application of science and solution. He has been the recipient of multiple achievement awards including Lifetime Achievement in Addiction Medicine (Holistic Institute on Addiction Studies), Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, and Presidential Award for Scientific Excellence (National Council of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors). He coined the term “Reward Deficiency Syndrome,” which is now found in the Gates Scientific Dictionary and SAGE Encyclopedia.

He has published over 600 abstracts, numerous peer–reviewed articles, and 17 books. He has honorary professorships in universities around the world for his extraordinary accomplishments. Dr. Blum is among only a small handful of world-renown experts in addiction and genetics, quoted in studies and medical journals around the world. We are honored to have him as a visionary on our team.

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Founder Of The Field Of Behavioral Genetics

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Having discovered the genetic link to addiction over 30 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Blum is the worldwide pioneer of addiction genetics and created an entire industry within genetic science. Dr. Blum’s lifetime dedication to the genetics of addiction has placed him at the vanguard of both the academic development and practical application of science and solution. He has been the recipient of multiple achievement awards including Lifetime Achievement in Addiction Medicine (Holistic Institute on Addiction Studies), Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, and Presidential Award for Scientific Excellence (National Council of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors). He coined the term “Reward Deficiency Syndrome,” which is now found in the Gates Scientific Dictionary and SAGE Encyclopedia.

He has published over 600 abstracts, numerous peer–reviewed articles, and 17 books. He has honorary professorships in universities around the world for his extraordinary accomplishments. Dr. Blum is among only a small handful of world-renown experts in addiction and genetics, quoted in studies and medical journals around the world. We are honored to have him as a visionary on our team.

Mark S. Gold, MD

Industry Leader And Pioneer In Addiction Medicine

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For 40 years, Dr. Mark S. Gold has conducted groundbreaking work in translational addiction research. Dr. Gold is a world leading physician, teacher, author, mentor, and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opioid drugs, cocaine, depression, and eating. As such, he serves as a Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor, Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and member of the McKnight Brain Institute. He regularly lectures at medical schools, Grand Rounds and national scientific meetings on opioids, cocaine and the bench-to-bedside science in eating disorders, obesity, reward deficiency syndrome, and addictions. Dr. Gold co-authored the ground-breaking Food and Addiction by Oxford University Press and has published over 1000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 20 textbooks, popular-general audience books, and physician practice guidelines.

Dr. Gold is an active member of the Clinical Council at the Washington University School of Medicine’s Public Health Institute. He has received numerous major national awards for his breakthrough research in Psychiatry including the annual Foundations Fund Prize (APA) for research in Psychiatry, the NAATP Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Foundation for Addiction Research’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the McGovern Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2019 Pillars of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Gold was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Awards at Yale University, U.F., and Washington University and the Wall of Fame at the U.F. College of Medicine.  

Mark S. Gold, MD

Industry Leader And Pioneer In Addiction Medicine

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For 40 years, Dr. Mark S. Gold has conducted groundbreaking work in translational addiction research. Dr. Gold is a world leading physician, teacher, author, mentor, and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opioid drugs, cocaine, depression, and eating. As such, he serves as a Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor, Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and member of the McKnight Brain Institute. He regularly lectures at medical schools, Grand Rounds and national scientific meetings on opioids, cocaine and the bench-to-bedside science in eating disorders, obesity, reward deficiency syndrome, and addictions. Dr. Gold co-authored the ground-breaking Food and Addiction by Oxford University Press and has published over 1000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 20 textbooks, popular-general audience books, and physician practice guidelines.

Dr. Gold is an active member of the Clinical Council at the Washington University School of Medicine’s Public Health Institute. He has received numerous major national awards for his breakthrough research in Psychiatry including the annual Foundations Fund Prize (APA) for research in Psychiatry, the NAATP Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Foundation for Addiction Research’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the McGovern Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2019 Pillars of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Gold was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Awards at Yale University, U.F., and Washington University and the Wall of Fame at the U.F. College of Medicine.  

Faheem Sandhu, MD, PhD

Winner Washingtonian Top Neurosurgeon

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In addition to being one of the leading neurosurgeons of his generation, Dr. Sandhu was awarded Washingtonian Top Doctor for Neurosurgery in 2019 and is one of the strategic medical advisors in our company. Dr. Sandhu is an important advisor for the vision, groundbreaking research, and strategic growth of our company. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of Spinal Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Sandhu’s extensive surgical experience includes performing more than 6,000 procedures. In addition, he owns several patents for his inventions in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Sandhu is recognized in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Best Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, and was awarded the Robert Kates Award for Outstanding Clinical and Research Work.

Dr. Sandhu has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented his research at major meetings in the U.S. and abroad. He regularly teaches courses on techniques of minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Faheem Sandhu, MD, PhD

Winner Washingtonian Top Neurosurgeon

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In addition to being one of the leading neurosurgeons of his generation, Dr. Sandhu was awarded Washingtonian Top Doctor for Neurosurgery in 2019 and is one of the strategic medical advisors in our company. Dr. Sandhu is an important advisor for the vision, groundbreaking research, and strategic growth of our company. He is a Professor of Neurological Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of Spinal Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Sandhu’s extensive surgical experience includes performing more than 6,000 procedures. In addition, he owns several patents for his inventions in Neurological Surgery. Dr. Sandhu is recognized in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Best Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, and was awarded the Robert Kates Award for Outstanding Clinical and Research Work.

Dr. Sandhu has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented his research at major meetings in the U.S. and abroad. He regularly teaches courses on techniques of minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Legal & Compliance Team

Omar Siddiqui

Selected “Super Lawyer” 7 Years In A Row And Received FBI Director’s Leadership Award

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A trial lawyer, engineer, and founding partner of LA based Siddiqui LLP, Omar A. Siddiqui focuses on trial advocacy and litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been selected as “Super Lawyer” seven years in a row from 2015 to 2021. Mr. Siddiqui also serves on the front lines of national defense as an advisor and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on issues of national security and counter-terrorism and is an advisor and partner with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For this work, Mr. Siddiqui has received numerous honors and awards from the CIA, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey in 2016. For his work as a first line of defense in national security matters, Mr. Siddiqui has met with two US Presidents on numerous occasions, including at the White House.  

A powerful courtroom advocate, Mr. Siddiqui’s practice focus includes civil & business litigation, corporate law, intellectual property (copyrights ©, trademarks ®, patents), cyber law (computer, internet & e-commerce), and science & technology law. Mr. Siddiqui and his high-profile cases consistently appear in prominent media circuits on television and radio and in newspapers nationwide.

Omar Siddiqui

Selected “Super Lawyer” 7 Years In A Row And Received FBI Director’s Leadership Award

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A trial lawyer, engineer, and founding partner of LA based Siddiqui LLP, Omar A. Siddiqui focuses on trial advocacy and litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been selected as “Super Lawyer” seven years in a row from 2015 to 2021. Mr. Siddiqui also serves on the front lines of national defense as an advisor and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on issues of national security and counter-terrorism and is an advisor and partner with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For this work, Mr. Siddiqui has received numerous honors and awards from the CIA, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey in 2016. For his work as a first line of defense in national security matters, Mr. Siddiqui has met with two US Presidents on numerous occasions, including at the White House.

A powerful courtroom advocate, Mr. Siddiqui’s practice focus includes civil & business litigation, corporate law, intellectual property (copyrights ©, trademarks ®, patents), cyber law (computer, internet & e-commerce), and science & technology law. Mr. Siddiqui and his high-profile cases consistently appear in prominent media circuits on television and radio and in newspapers nationwide.

Harry Nelson

Founder Of Largest Healthcare And Life Sciences Specialty Firm In Los Angeles, “America’s #1 Healthcare Lawyer”

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For over two decades, attorney Harry Nelson has been on the front lines of behavioral health and medical advocacy, particularly relating to addiction recovery.  Mr. Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest healthcare and life sciences specialty law firm in Los Angeles.  He has been called “America’s #1 healthcare lawyer” and a “leading expert on our healthcare future”. His insights have earned the attention of lead policymakers and regulators at every federal agency touching the opioid crisis.  Mr. Nelson has been at the forefront of many next generation business technologies helping pave the way for innovation. In that realm, Mr. Nelson has been a legal and compliance advisor to our founder on three successful national start-up companies in healthcare (Imaging Advantage, Strategy Anesthesia, and iVitalize).  

Mr. Nelson won the Behavioral Health Network Resources 2018 Addiction Advocacy Award, he Chairs the Board of Behavioral Health Association of Providers, and he wrote the bestselling book, The United States of Opioids, A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain (Forbes) which focuses on understanding the addiction crisis comprehensively and finding solutions to address the underlying drivers of US Healthcare. He sits on the boards of several healthcare organizations and is consulted regularly by federal and state executive agencies, legislators, and policymakers.

Harry Nelson

Founder Of Largest Healthcare And Life Sciences Specialty Firm In Los Angeles, “America’s #1 Healthcare Lawyer”

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For over two decades, attorney Harry Nelson has been on the front lines of behavioral health and medical advocacy, particularly relating to addiction recovery.   Mr. Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest healthcare and life sciences specialty law firm in Los Angeles.  He has been called “America’s #1 healthcare lawyer” and a “leading expert on our healthcare future”. His insights have earned the attention of lead policymakers and regulators at every federal agency touching the opioid crisis.  Mr. Nelson has been at the forefront of many next generation business technologies helping pave the way for innovation. In that realm, Mr. Nelson has been a legal and compliance advisor to our founder on three successful national start-up companies in healthcare (Imaging Advantage, Strategy Anesthesia, and iVitalize).

Mr. Nelson chairs the Board of Behavioral Health Association of Providers and won the Behavioral Health Network Resources Addiction Advocacy Award in 2018.  He has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America annually from 2011 to 2021.  His bestselling book, The United States of Opioids,  A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain (Forbes), received critical praise for changing the crisis-related conversation to discussion of comprehensive solutions.  Mr. Nelson continues to play a leading role in the expansion of telehealth and machine learning in medicine.

Rick Collins

Internationally Recognized Legal Authority In The Field Of Nutrition And Best Selling Author

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Rick Collins, Esq., partner in New York’s Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, is an internationally recognized legal authority in the field of nutrition and supplements. He is also an expert in working with the FDA to get approvals for new biomedical substances. Mr. Collins is General Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Previously named to the list of Super Lawyers, Mr. Collins is known for being an aggressive advocate and formidable trial opponent who is attentive to his clients’ needs, approaching each case with a results-oriented litigation plan of uncompromising quality.

A best selling author, Mr. Collins is one of the nation’s most celebrated personalities in the men’s health and fitness arena with interviews and articles in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” (2008) and on national television talk and news shows, talk radio interviews, and by countless online and print publications, including USA Today, ESPN.com, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, MuscleMag, and the Huffington Post.

Rick Collins

Internationally Recognized Legal Authority In The Field Of Nutrition And Best Selling Author

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Rick Collins, Esq., partner in New York’s Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC, is an internationally recognized legal authority in the field of nutrition and supplements. He is also an expert in working with the FDA to get approvals for new biomedical substances. Mr. Collins is General Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Previously named to the list of Super Lawyers, Mr. Collins is known for being an aggressive advocate and formidable trial opponent who is attentive to his clients’ needs, approaching each case with a results-oriented litigation plan of uncompromising quality.

A best selling author, Mr. Collins is one of the nation’s most celebrated personalities in the men’s health and fitness arena with interviews and articles in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster” (2008) and on national television talk and news shows, talk radio interviews, and by countless online and print publications, including USA Today, ESPN.com, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, MuscleMag, and the Huffington Post.

Scientific Advisory Board

Chairman

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Research Full Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Western University Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Honorary Emeritus Scientific Advisor

Mark S. Gold, MD

Addiction Psychiatry,

Washington University Medical College, St Louis, MO

Members

Mark Potenza, MD, PhD

Addiction Psychiatry, Behavioral Addictions and Psychiatry Department,

Yale University, Harford, CT

David Borsook, MD, PhD

Pain Medicine,

Harvard University, Boston Children Hospital Cambridge

Jag Khalsa, PhD

Emeritus National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Chief of Division of Medical Consequences

Peter K Thanos, PhD

Neuropharmacology,

University of Buffalo Institute of Addiction and Research, Buffalo, NY

Igor Elman, MD, PhD

Clinical Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine,

Wright University, Dayton, OH

Marcelo Febo, PhD

Neuroscience,

University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD

Research Psychiatry,

Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

David Baron, DO

Sports Psychiatry – Keck School of Medicine,

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Marjorie C. Gondré-Lewis, PhD

Neuropsychopharmacology,

Howard University College of Medicine, Washington D.C.

Thomas McLaughlin, MD, PhD

Center for Psychiatric Medicine,

Andover, MA

Edward J Modestino, PhD

Department of Psychology,

Curry College, Milton, MA

Bruce Steinberg, PhD

Department of Psychology,

Curry College, Milton, MA

Mark A. Moran, MD, MS

University of TX Health Science Center,

San Antonio; Penn State University Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Richard Gustin, PhD

Recovery Research Network Foundation,

Lakeway, FL

Mauro Ceccanti, MD

Addiction Medicine Alcohol Addiction Program Latium Region Referral Center,

Sapienza University of Rome.

Edward J Chapman, MD

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,

Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD

Director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology

at Boston University School of Medicine

Alphonse Kenison Roy, lll, MD

Department of Medicine,

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Deborah C. Mash, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Molecular, Cellular Pharmacology,

Miller School of Medicine Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL

William S. Jacobs, Jr MD

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University,

Augusta, GA

Chairman

Kenneth Blum, PhD

Research Full Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Western University Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Honorary Emeritus Scientific Advisor

Mark S. Gold, MD

Addiction Psychiatry, Washington University Medical College, St Louis, MO

Members

Mark Potenza, MD, PhD

Addiction Psychiatry, Behavioral Addictions and Psychiatry Department, Yale University, Harford, CT

David Borsook, MD, PhD

Pain Medicine, Harvard University, Boston Children Hospital Cambridge

Jag Khalsa, PhD

Emeritus National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Chief of Division of Medical Consequences

David Baron, DO

Sports Psychiatry – Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Peter K Thanos, PhD

Neuropharmacology, University of Buffalo Institute of Addiction and Research, Buffalo, NY

Igor Elman, MD, PhD

Clinical Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright University, Dayton, OH

Marcelo Febo, PhD

Neuroscience, University of Florida, McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, FL

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD

Research Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

Marjorie C. Gondré-Lewis, PhD

Neuropsychopharmacology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington D.C.

Thomas McLaughlin, MD, PhD

Center for Psychiatric Medicine, Andover, MA

Edward J Modestino, PhD

Department of Psychology, Curry College, Milton, MA

Bruce Steinberg, PhD

Department of Psychology, Curry College, Milton, MA

Richard Gustin, PhD

Recovery Research Network Foundation, Lakeway, FL

Mauro Ceccanti, MD

Addiction Medicine Alcohol Addiction Program Latium Region Referral Center, Sapienza University of Rome.

Edward J Chapman, MD

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Howard University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD

Director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology at Boston University School of Medicine

Alphonse Kenison Roy, lll, MD

Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Mark A. Moran, MD, MS

University of TX Health Science Center, San Antonio; Penn State University Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

William S. Jacobs, Jr MD

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

Deborah C. Mash, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Molecular, Cellular Pharmacology, Miller School of Medicine Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL