BellaVita’s Board of Advisors – Business Advisors

Kevin Pritchard

Kevin Pritchard is a former professional basketball player of nine years and also won a NCAA championship in college. After Kevin’s playing career he has been a professional scout for several professional basketball teams, a coach, the Director of Player Personnel and the General Manager for two Professional Basketball franchises. Kevin is the current General Manager for one of the top Basketball Franchises in America. Kevin is also the co-founder of the Global Sports Summit, a consortium of owners and leaders from all major sports leagues from around the world. Kevin is also the bestselling author of the book “Help the Helper; Building a Culture of Extreme Teamwork.” Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for a prominent American children’s charity.

Ron Wade

Mr. Wade is a 20 year veteran of both the network marketing and nutrition industries. He is a former executive for a network marketing company and currently owns and manages a consulting business, wherein he provides international expansion consultation to companies within the network marketing industry. Ron received his MBA at the world renowned Thunderbird – American Graduate School of International Management. He completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University with dual degrees in Finance and Marketing and while there was a scholar-athlete (football). Ron has served both as a Board of Trustees Member and Alumni President for Dixie State University and is currently an adjunct professor of Finance and International Business. Ron has worked with clients in over 90 countries around the world and has lived or traveled to more than half. Additionally, Mr. Wade has founded several domestic businesses within the luxury-travel, financial services and internet marketing industries.

Lou Weinberg

Lou Weinberg is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur. He studied business and economics at BYU. Lou has also worked for several large companies including WordPerfect, Novell and Marriott. He is a real estate investor and has successfully started a number of businesses over the last 30 years. Through these experiences Lou has managed and coached numerous individuals. Lou has been a vendor and supplier of hardware and technologies to some of the largest MLM companies in the world. Lou also devoted much of his time in recent years as an inter-city volunteer providing mentoring and assistance to impoverished and at-risk families, children and individuals.

Mark Blake

Mark Blake started his own phone book publishing company called Gold Leaf Directories, Inc. in October 1996 currently employing many people in Utah & Colorado. Gold Leaf Directories produces two directories in western Colorado. Mark firm has enjoyed great success for over 16 years and have expanded product offerings to include website design, community website advertising, and reputation management. Mark graduated with honors from Southern Utah University in June of 1987 with a 3.6 GPA majoring in business administration and with a minor in computer science. Mark has had over 24 years of experience at managing and directing companies in the publishing business. Prior to this Mark had a successful career in management in the computer systems and hardware industry.

Burgess Owens

Burgess Owens graduated from University of Miami with honors while at the same time being a 1st Team College All-American football player. Burgess was then selected in the 1st Round of the NFL draft and later became a Super Bowl Champion and a NFL Pro Bowler. Burgess also had a highly successful career as a results oriented sales professional with proven background in strategic and relationship sales. Burgess was a top producing sales leader for several Fortune 100 companies. Burgess is currently the CEO/President at Med-O-Card USA. Burgess is also the CEO for Clarence and Maxine Owens Foundation for Resource Initiatives which is focused on providing opportunities for under-served and “at risk” students. Burgess has also been a successful Network Marketing Leader for two of the most successful MLM companies in the world and last but not least, Burgess is an experienced Motivational Keynote Speaker.

Jason Brosnan

After a successful college career as a top left-handed pitcher Jason was drafted in the 8th round of the 1989 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jason played professional baseball in the United States, Italy, Australia and South America for fourteen years. He pitched in the Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Angels, and Seattle Mariners organizations at the same time as such greats a Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro Suzuki and Mike Piazza. Early in Jason’s career as a minor leaguer with the Dodgers, Jason was one of four players’ named as “The Future of the Dodgers”. Since his playing career Jason works one-on-one with players of advanced talents, with an emphasis on pitching and hitting. Jason has been the President and owner of an Elite Baseball Club that has traveled and competed all over the United States of America.

Greg Patralia

Greg is a successful business leader and mentor with more than 20 years dedicated in the Direct Sales industry both as a distributor and top executive. Over the past 12 years Greg has served in various corporate positions such as Vice President of North America, Vice President of Sales and Director of International Marketing for MLM Companies which have over 100,000 distributors. Greg has specialized in developing startup companies; he was responsible for raising multi millions of dollars in venture capital to lay the financial groundwork to launch several new companies. Greg has directed international expansion into Asia and Europe and has been responsible for world class training events, developing record producing incentive programs and innovative new product launches. Most of all he is a successful mentor to numerous top leaders and is known in many distributor circles as a man with heart! Greg has received many awards and recognition as an inspirational and motivational speaker. Greg is a marathon runner and is active in mentoring youth in various community and civic organizations.

BellaVita’s Board of Advisors – Medical/Scientific Advisors

Julia Zhao, MD/MBA

Dr. Julia Zhao is a MD and a MBA in the field of medical research science with an expertise in immunology and strong connections in medical, biopharmaceutical, and nutraceutical communities. Dr. Zhao is also an expert in herbal and phyto-therapies; has a deep knowledge of botanical formulations based upon specific ailments and functional outcomes. Dr. Zhao is one of the founders and principle scientists of Bowen Bioscience in Boston Massachusetts. Bowen provides contract research and consulting services including human clinical studies of nutraceuticals consisting of GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) certified ingredients. All studies are submitted and approved by AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program, Inc), the highest standard for Human Subject Protection prior to conduction. The studies are conducted in collaboration with board certified physicians in leading teaching universities and hospitals. Bowen’s scientists and collaborating clinicians have extensive experience in designing, conducting, validating, and applying appropriate quantitative methods for elucidating biological efficacies, all in compliance with current GCP/GLP standards and regulatory guidelines. Dr. Zhao received her MBA from Babson College, Immunology postdoctoral training from University of Iowa, and medical degrees from Beijing Union University and Shandong University.

Jim Starr

An experienced product specialist with more than 23 years in the sports nutrition, health and fitness industry, specializing in a variety of nutritional and dietary products. Expertise in development and implementing innovative sports nutrition and weight loss products to diverse consumer markets, both domestically and internationally.
Jim also was a successful colligate athlete and went on to play in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams. Following Jims NFL career he stared on the hit television series American Gladiators as Laser for eight seasons. Jim has been active in community service promoting a drug free and healthy style by educating students in more than 65 school districts regarding anti-drug messages (D.A.R.E.)

David Bell, MBA

David N. Bell is a highly regarded advisor to global food, nutrition, and aesthetic skin care companies. David has assisted in the formulation of many top selling nutritional and aesthetic skin care products. He has spent more than twenty years working with senior management of leading global corporations in the analysis of business opportunities, the design and execution of strategy and sourcing of raw A-Grade natural ingredients. He is an expert in International consumer markets for food and nutrition products. Essential to this capability is the quality of relationships he has with key decision-makers in corporations and other organizations. Bell Advisory Services, his consulting practice, is known for its role in expanding corporate and consumer awareness of antioxidants and “superfoods”. He obtained his MBA from the Wharton School in 1984.

Rosalia Peris, Dr

Rosalia Peris is a GP and aesthetic skin care specialist. She’s graduated from Atma Jaya University. She has dedicated 14 year of her life as a medical consultant in Marie France Body Line, responsible for managing and reducing client’s weight by arranging client’s food daily intake and giving out suggestions and consultations of what food to be taken. She moved to Bella Skin care, sister company of Marie France Body Line, and Worked for 5 years in Murad Skin care. After many experiences she encountered, finally she opened her own skin care center and it has been operating for 9 years now. Offering a wide range for face and body treatment.

Lara Wright, Master Aromatherapy Formulator

BellaVita has teamed up with one of the industries foremost essential oil formulators to create our Mediterranean Blend Collection. Lara Wright is a second generation aromatherapy pioneer and developer of high end all natural skin and body care products. She is world renowned for developing her organic line of skin care products at her Green Valley Lab in the Southwest USA. She also develops product lines for Award Winning Green Valley Spa.

Jenny Beres

Jenny Beres is Based in Los Angeles where good skin is always in – Jenny is a self-proclaimed anti-aging junkie who has written and marketed for several beauty blogs, magazines and health sites proclaiming the merits of good skin and the products that make it happen. An accomplished writer, speaker and coach,  Jenny is thrilled to be part of the Product Advisory board here at BellaVita and passionately believes CertoBella to be the finest skin food on the market.

Dr. Noah

Dr. Noah Tsai is an expert in field of health and wellness. He obtained graduate degrees at Tamkang University and International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. He received a Master Degree at National Taiwan Normal University Graduate Institute of Sport Leisure Management and at National Taiwan Normal University Department of Health Promotion and Health Education. Dr. Tsai received Doctor Degrees at Victoria University Switzerland Sport Management and Technology and Preston University Department of Health Management. Dr. Noah Tsai has been practicing for more than 40 years.

Dr. Tsai is currently Premier of Asia-Pacific Health Management Academy and Premier of New Century Professional Image Service (2015, 2016). He currently serves as an advisor to many medical and health institutions and is a top lecturer for many international organizations. Dr. Tsai has been an Instructor of Health Management Training at Taipei Medical University and a professor at four universities globally. Dr. Tsai’s extensive back ground and knowledge has served BellaVita well in training and educating the BellaVita Global Family.

Aisha Huang, Certified Aroma Therapist

Aisha Huang is originally from Taiwan but now resides in Vancouver BC Canada. After Aisha completed her fine arts degree at Simon Fraser University she completed an intensive two-year program to become a Certified Aromatherapist in North America. She also grew up around her family business of aesthetic skin care, hence at a young age, she learned to recognize various skin types, skin problems and seek solutions for her client’s needs. She has a great passion for holistic medicine which she believes to be the ultimate solution for the modern health challenges of our day. For many years she has used essential oils in her daily life to achieve both physical and mental wellness and has continued to help many people overcome serious health challenges with essential oils. Not only is Aisha experienced in blending and prescribing essential oils, she is also experienced in growing, cultivating and distilling the essence of those beautiful healing plants. Aisha will be a great asset for BellaVita through her training and education on essential oils and skin care, helping people to fully utilize nature to solve many modern health challenges.