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Dr Thomas Burke sm
Mark Macdonald

Mark MacDonald

Mark is a world-renowned nutrition & fitness expert, #1 best-selling author, television personality, international teacher and speaker, and entrepreneur who has coached everyone from celebrities to professional athletes to business executives to busy moms and dads on how to improve their health and fitness with cutting edge nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle strategies.

Mark is the founder of Venice Nutrition and the IBNFC: International Board of Nutrition and Fitness Coaching, author of the New York Times Bestselling books, Body Confidence and Why Kids Make You Fat and How to Get Your Body Back, as well the featured health expert for CNN, HLN, and the Tennis Channel, as well as many other national media outlets, a few being: Dr. OZ, Access Hollywood, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, the 700 Club, and The Chelsea Show.

For over a decade, Mark has traveled to over 70 countries, empowering others to truly live their best healthy life and become champions of their body!

Dr. Yan Bin Ma

Dr. Ma has over 35 years of experience in Chinese and Western medicine practice, including epidemiology, preventative medicine, alternative medicine, and medical nutrition science. She also has extensive expertise in medical science teaching and research, specializing in inherited disease and hematology.

Dr. Ma served as a clinical physician in special clinics, emergency rooms, and as an attending resident doctor. She is also a certified specialist for children’s IQ assessment and has more than 15 years of experience in health and nutrition product consulting.

Today, Dr. Ma lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she founded an alternative medicine clinic focused on autoimmune disorders. An award-winning physician, Dr. Ma is the first Chinese Canadian doctor to be featured in Alberta’s largest newspaper for traditional herbal medicine practice, and she was nominated for female doctor of the year on the west coast of Canada. She also received the Chinese Embassy’s Active Promotion of Chinese Culture Award for her efforts to promote Chinese medicine through mass media.

Dr Yan Bin Ma
Dr Clair Francomano

Dr. Clair Francomano, MD

Dr. Clair Francomano is a graduate of Yale College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins and spent 11 years as a full-time faculty member there. In 1994, she became the first Clinical Director for the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institute of Health.

In 2005, Dr. Francomano became the Director of Adult Genetics at the Greater Baltimore Medical Centre. She also works with the Internal Medicine residents to bring genetics to the care of adult patients. Dr. Francomano is recognized internationally for her contributions to the field of hereditary disorders of connective tissue. She has authored more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed literature.

Dr. Thomas Burke, PhD

Dr. Thomas Joseph Burke received his PhD from the University of Houston followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at Duke University Medical School. He then joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School, teaching in the Department of Physiology and the Department of Medicine. Dr. Burke has served as a visiting scientist at the Mayo Clinic and several universities including Yale University. He has been invited to lecture at numerous medical and scientific conferences, and has also authored 92 articles in peer-reviewed literature.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Burke began researching nitric oxide, and his company was the first to find that the noni plant increases nitric oxide production in the body. As an expert on nitric oxide, Dr. Burke has published multiple scientific papers and lectured around the world on the topic.

Dr Thomas Burke

Advisory

Board Staff

Andrew Mangeris

Andrew Mangeris

(Chief Product Officer)

Andrew Mangeris joined Kyäni as a second-generation network marketing executive with over 27 years of experience in the wellness industry. His love for people has been a driving force for his success throughout his life. He has served as an executive with expertise in new product development and marketing, and educating others about the benefits of wellness products. He is an experienced executive in billion-dollar companies as well as startups, with his passion for wellness leading some of the most successful product launches in the industry’s history. Graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Andrew brings with him a deep knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit that has been his driving force towards success for many years. Andrew has a love for helping others succeed and seeing the success of Kyäni’s humanitarian arm, Kyäni Caring Hands. Among his personal interests, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his dear wife Shannon, and their four wonderful children.

Gina Van Luven

(Director of Nutrition and Product Education)

Gina Van Luven brings nearly two decades of experience to Kyäni and is a valuable contributor to their product development process. She is a respected and accomplished speaker, successful author, business owner, and Board-Certified Health Coach. As a Health Coach and author, she has helped thousands of people improve their health and better understand their bodies. In addition to being educated in health, she also holds a degree in Business Management, has run her own successful business, and has twenty years of experience in the corporate world. All of this gives Gina a unique perspective and understanding of the challenges others face and how to effectively help others manage their health.

Gina resides in Park City, Utah with her husband and dogs. She loves the outdoors and exploring the world. Most of all, she enjoys inspiring others to be the best they can be.

Gina Van Luven