our team

Suzanne Restrepo, MA, CCRP (Clinical Research Director): Restrepo is a medical anthropologist and public health researcher that has traveled the world conducting clinical research and organizing data systems for a vast array of conventional and alternative healthcare modalities for over 15 years.

  • Senior Public Health Officer for Medical Care Development International (MDCI) in Washington, DC for the Bioko Island Malaria Control Program in Equatorial Guinea, Global Sanitation Fund project in Madagascar, the Accelerating the Reduction of Morbidity and Mortality in Benin and the USAID-funded MalariaCare Program
  • Public Health Consultant for UNFPA/UNICEF in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to assess their MOH national maternal and child health program
  • Regional Public Health Surveillance Contract Officer for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Global Disease Detection and Response Program (GDDRP) at US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 in Cairo, Egypt for conduct of epidemiological surveillance studies in the EMRO region, including developing an IRB-approved Ethics course
  • Research Director that founded consulting company and served as international health research consultant for clients such as FHI (public health) in Cairo (Egypt), LPG (spa industry) in Monte-Carlo (Monaco) and Philip Stein Teslar in London (UK).
  • Research Director for the National Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine for retrospective and prospective clinical research in Central and South America
  • At the Foundation she was also project manager for website database development including a 400-page functional design document for comprehensive organization and retrieval of information on various branches of complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Vaccine Supervisor for Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s field offices for Pivotal, Phase III clinical vaccine studies in Antigua (Guatemala) and Cuernavaca (Mexico)
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and French
  • Certified as clinical research professional
  • Institution Review Board training at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP/ICH) at GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Suzanne received a double B.A. degree in French Literature and Middle Eastern History from the University of Maryland, and Diploma in Asian Arts from Sotheby’s and her M.A. in Medical Anthropology, a sub-specialty of Public Health from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK.

 

Ignacio L. Coviella, MD, PhD (Director of WellTech Innovation): Ignacio is a neuroscientist and computer programmer with over 30 years experience in the areas of neuronal development and regeneration, neurotransmitter specification, signal transduction mechanisms, and models of neurodegenerative disorders. For example, he is the lead author of a Science magazine report showing that bone morphogenesis protein-9 is a differentiating factor for basal forebrain cholinergic neurons, which are linked to memory and cognition, and are significantly lost in the brains of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Ignacio is also experienced with software development, biostatistics, big data, and statistical and machine learning.

  • Consulting. Research & Analytics, Biotechnology, Biostatistics & R programming, data visualization, SQL & database development, statistical learning, translational informatics, scientific writing & communication.
  • Former Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology (& Psychiatry), Boston University School of Medicine.
  • Former Associate Director of Marketing & Finance, Italy Intensives Study Abroad Program (Florence, Italy), East Carolina University, NC. Managed the budget and strategic business plan for the administration of the university’s study abroad program.
  • Computer Career Programs Masters Certificate, Boston University. Field of C, C++, and Microsoft Windows Development Programming.
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD), Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Field of Neural and Endocrine Regulation.
  • Certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate.
  • Fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

Roman Ricci (Business Development  Operations and Procurement):  Roman  joined the team in May of 2015 – new to the Natural Health industry he has been actively surveying the ever changing landscape of the industry while aiding in business development, day to day operations, and procurement.