Scientific Advisory Board

As part of our commitment to provide clinically effective products to our healthcare providers, Nutra BioGenesis™ has assembled a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of doctors with extensive clinical experience and expertise in their fields of medicine to provide insight into the latest clinical research, industry trends, and developing innovative formulations.

Meet the Board Members

 

Christine Toomasi, ND

Christine Toomasi, ND
Chair

Active ND License, Vermont
Pioneer Nutritional Formulas/AllVia/Oakmont Labs/CompliMed, Chief Medical Officer (2014-present)
Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, Brand Manager (2012-2014)
Emerson Ecologics, Medical Educator/Regulatory Affairs Manager (2009-2012)

Dr. Toomasi is Chief Medical Officer and Director for Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, AllVia, Oakmont Labs and CompliMed. Her passion for integrative medicine began with her studies in biology, chemistry and health education at Plymouth State University where she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Business Management. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. While pursuing her degree, Dr. Toomasi traveled to Kenya for an externship treating patients primarily through the use of Homeopathic medicine. Previously, as a regulatory and promotional compliance expert at Emerson Ecologics, she performed supplier audits, developed standard operating procedures, and consulted with heathcare professionals. In her current role as CMO and Director, Dr. Toomasi provides medical and scientific guidance to Pioneer Nutritional Formulas, AllVia, Oakmont Labs and CompliMed, where she oversees product development and education advancement. Dr. Toomasi in an active member of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists and maintains an active license in Naturopathic Medicine in Vermont.

 




Brandy Webb, ND

Brandy Webb, ND
Co-Chair

Active ND license, Washington
Nutra BioGenesis, Director & CMO (2015-present)
Sage Natural Health & Fertility, Owner/Director/Practitioner (2008-2015)
DiagnosTechs, Medical Advisor (2011-2014)
Bastyr University, Adjunct Clinical & Basic Sciences Faculty (2009-2011)

Dr. Brandy Webb received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2007. Upon graduation, Dr. Webb accepted a clinical residency and teaching fellowship at Bastyr University and its affiliated teaching clinic; she then went on to teach basic science and clinical courses at the university. She has served as a medical advisor for a specialty laboratory and as an independent clinical consultant to providers, all while maintaining a private practice. As Nutra BioGenesis' CMO and Director, Dr. Webb currently oversees product formulation and development, as well as brand and education advancement.

 




Alyssa DiRienzo, ND

Alyssa DiRienzo, ND
Member

Active ND license, Washington
Sage Medicine, Owner/Practitioner (2016-present)
Mountain View Wellness Center, Owner/Practitioner (2003-2016)
BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Technical Advisor of Products/Formulations (2003-2014)
Bastyr University, Adjunct Clinical Faculty (2003-2013)

Dr. DiRienzo is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, where she completed a residency in general family medicine. Following graduation, Dr. DiRienzo pursued a year of post-doctoral study in women's health through the Institute of Women's Health and Integrative Medicine. She served as adjunct clinical faculty for Bastyr University in Seattle for 10 years. Dr. DiRienzo also served as technical advisor at BioGenesis Nutraceuticals, Inc. from 2003-2014. In addition to serving on the Nutra BioGenesis SAB, Dr. DiRienzo maintains a private practice in North Bend, Washington.

 




David Musnick, MD

David Musnick, MD
Member

Active MD license, Washington
Peak Wellness, Owner/Practitioner (1989-present)
University of Washington Medical School, Clinical Instructor (1998-present)
Bastyr University, Adjunct Faculty (1996-2015)

Dr. Musnick is board-certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with 26 years of clinical experience. His practice, located in Bellevue, Washington, focuses on orthopedic and sports medicine, pain management, functional internal medicine, and food and seasonal allergies. Dr. Musnick is an expert in exercise prescription, pain management, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and Regenerative Injection Therapy. He previously served on the Bastyr University faculty and is the author of a book on functional exercise entitled Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness: Functional Exercise and Nutrition for Every Body.

 




Nicole Ortiz, ND

Nicole Ortiz, ND
Member

Active ND license, California
True You Medical, Owner/CEO/Practitioner (2017-present)
Live Well Clinic, Owner/CEO/Practitioner (2009-2017)

Dr. Nicole Marie Ortiz received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She ­first brought her passion for her profession to patients in the Palm Springs area when she co-founded the family practice Live Well Clinic in 2008. As advancements in regenerative cell therapies have emerged and the demand for natural healing methods has grown, Dr. Ortiz transitioned to opening her dream clinic, True You Medical, a leading regenerative medical clinic. Dr. Ortiz believes that the path to wellness is best discovered by creating a partnership in the healing process—removing the obstacles to health and supporting the body's innate wisdom to heal. She has received several honors, including the award of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Palm Springs Life magazine, recognition as one of the ‘40 Under 40 Rising Young Professionals of the Coachella Valley’ and being named the ‘Distinguished Woman of the Year’ for the 42nd Assembly District. She has been featured in Suzanne Somers' book, “Knockout” and on American Health Journal PBS specials. Dr. Ortiz educates her peers on regenerative therapies and enjoys lecturing both locally and nationally about utilizing growth factors and stem cells to create health.