Our Advisors

Joshua Rosenthal

Founder, Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Joshua Rosenthal, M.S., is founder, director, and primary teacher of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, the only school emphasizing bio-individuality and teaching different dietary theories from around the world, for more than 15 years.

As a trained therapist with a master of science in education, Rosenthal has studied how people learn and believes a self-directed diet informed by nutritional and emotional education is the best way to determine each individual’s dietary needs as they evolve over time. Rosenthal’s simple approach of teaching people to listen to their body’s wisdom and deconstructing food cravings and health concerns allows them to quickly and successfully reach new levels of health and happiness.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of whole foods, personal coaching, curriculum development, teaching, and nutritional counseling, Rosenthal is a highly sensitive healer whose enthusiasm shines through in all his work. He is the author of Integrative Nutrition, The Energy Balance Diet, The Integrative Nutrition Journal, and Case Histories: The Dynamic Future of Nutrition.


Juhan Sonin

Creative Director, Involution Studios

As Creative Director of Involution Studios, a user interface and application design firm, Juhan Sonin designs clinical and consumer health software for every application, and including most recently for Fortune 500 companies. Juhan leads the HIMSS Mobile Health Design Workgroup, consulted for the US Dept of Health and Human Services on the design of Medicare.gov and national health IDs, and co-designed Project Laika (the open source data interoperability service used in CCHIT’s EHR certification). As creative leader of three different organizations, Juhan has produced work recognized by the BBC, the New York Times, Ars Electronica, Newsweek, National Pubic Radio, and Billboard Magazine. He has worked with Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and MITRE, and is also a lecturer on design and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Shelley Myers

Project Consultant, Crossover Health Inc.

Shelley Myers is a seasoned consultant in the field of Healthcare Informatics. Her focus has been in the areas of enterprise clinical systems, telehealth, mobile health, and personal health portals and platforms for consumers and patients to leverage for education, empowerment, and improved health outcomes. Her focused interests are in technologies and solutions that enable patients and consumers to gain more control of their health and health care and to have the tools and motivation to stay healthy and prevent and manage chronic disease.  She has a passion for leveraging technology and wellness strategies to improve the current health care system and improve the overall health and wellness in our population. She believes that with the appropriate tools, knowledge, and motivation we can be healthier, happier, and more productive in our lives.


Dr. Stephan Rechtschaffen

CoFounder, Omega Institute

Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, a cofounder of Omega and senior advisor on Omega’s board of directors, is the director and visionary of Blue Spirit Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica. For many years, he has been involved in developing communities that model sustainable and spiritual dimensions of living a more wholesome and authentic lifestyle. He has served and currently serves as a consultant or board member to many organizations that promote this type of work, including Upaya Zen Center, the Center for Discovery, and GeoFund.

Rechtschaffen is also a widely recognized holistic physician who lectures on health, wellness, nutrition, longevity, and time. He is a coauthor of Vitality and Wellness and the author of Timeshifting, a book that focuses on one’s relationship to time and stress amidst the quickening pace of modern life. These interests have drawn him to living and working in the more mindful and slower-paced environment of Blue Spirit Retreat in Costa Rica.


Joseph R. Tiano, Jr.

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Over the course of his career, Mr. Joseph Tiano as concentrated his practice on public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and private equity and venture capital investments in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, technology, education, financial services, manufacturing, biotech and pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

Mr. Tiano also represents underwriters, investors, venture capital firms, and financial intermediaries in their underwriting, investment, and advisory activities. Mr. Tiano has been involved in all phases of complex transactions, including initial planning, structuring, negotiation and implementation.

He also advises clients in day-to-day corporate governance and securities law compliance issues and has significant experience with technology transfer and licensing agreements and related intellectual property transactions. Mr. Tiano provides legal advice and representation for MyOmBody.


Ray DeMeo

Vice President, Global Sales at Coolcentric

With twenty years’ experience in the field of international business development and operations, Ray builds and motivates effective teams to create unified organizations.  He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from Norwich University, and a Master’s in Business Management from RPI.  Ray currently specializes in global markets while raising brand awareness, lead generation, and revenue growth.

As Vice President of Global Sales he has extensive background knowledge in all aspects of operations; sales, marketing, production, engineering, and support.  Ray is active in the innovation community and enjoys helping new technologies move into the mainstream.


Marilena Minucci

MS, CHC, Founder, Quantum Coaching Method

Marilena Minucci has over 20 years of life and wellness coaching/education experience with training in current nutritional theories, personal growth and development, and energy psychology.

Marilena has trained extensively with the Debbie Ford Integrative Coaching Institute, as well as in the practice of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with founder, Gary Craig. She has also completed advanced studies with nutritional psychologist, Marc David. She is a certified Reiki master and is a member of the International Association of Coaches (IAC).

Marilena holds degrees in psychology and counseling from New York University and the State University of New York. She also graduated from and is a mentor with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City with certification by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Marilena is also certified as a 4 Gateways Coach.


Tiffany Cruikshank

Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher, Nike World Headquarters

Tiffany is the Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Oregon, runs yoga retreats & teacher trainings internationally and has been featured in various articles, video & print ads including ads for Nike and Lululemon.

In her yoga classes Tiffany is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and passionate dedication to the practice.  She travels the globe inspiring people all over the world to live their lives to the fullest and her book, Optimal Health For A Vibrant Life, is a 30 day detox for yogis.

For more information, visit www.TiffanyYoga.com or checkout her Facebook Fan page: Tiffany Cruikshank Yoga.


Dr. John Douillard

Founder, LifeSpa

Dr. John Douillard, DC has been teaching natural medicine and Ayurveda for 22 years and has written and produced 18 health and fitness books, CD’s and DVD’s. Dr. Douillard publishes a free Wellness video/newsletter on current health issues and cutting edge nutritional research.

He is the author of The Yoga Body Diet, The 3-Season Diet; Body, Mind, and Sport; Perfect Health for Kids and The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage. He is the former Director of Player Development of the New Jersey Nets in the NBA and the creator of the LifeSpa Ayurvedic Skincare and Herbal Line.

Dr. Douillard currently directs LifeSpa, an Ayurvedic Retreat Center, where he offers consultations and personalized Panchakarma Detox Retreats. Dr. Douillard received his Ayurvedic training in India. He lives with his wife and six children in Boulder, CO.


Joseph H. Schwendt II

Senior Developer, Apperian

Joseph Schwendt is a highly skilled IT professional with a portfolio of numerous applications supporting client needs such as security analysis and compliance reporting for complex global organizations. He is an innovative problem solver with history of success resolving numerous security crisis situations without impacting business operations, and he is proficient with multiple programming languages, operating and development environments, office applications and networking concepts. Joe specializes in iPhone/iPad application development, enterprise information security architecture, security incident response management, business process automation, and innovative thinking. Joe’s expertise and creativity has helped shape MyOmBody.