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Scientific Advisory Board

STAUBER’s Scientific Advisory Board is an independent panel of scientific and industry experts that perform        detailed technical reviews of the current and newly introduced products in our vast portfolio.
The board’s collective expertise spans a wide range of fields from health, wellness, nutrition,                            phytochemistry, supplementation, medicine and much more. With their support we continue to offer                             quality and high value products with transparency and traceability.

Anthony Almada, MSc

Anthony has worked in the natural products industry since 1975. He obtained his MSc in Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley, completing a research thesis in antioxidant and exercise biochemistry. In 1990 he co-created the “thermogenic” category of dietary supplements. In 1992 he co-founded EAS, (sold to Abbott in 2005 for $320 million) introducing creatine monohydrate and evidence-based performance nutrition. He has collaborated on over 90 university- and private research center-based clinical trials. He is a frequent expert in class action litigation has been an invited presenter at the FTC and the NIH, and been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg. He leads IMAGINutrition, Inc., a think tank focusing upon innovation/intellectual properties, strategic clinical research, and demand creation across dietary supplements, conventional and medical foods, beverages, cosmetics, and animal supplements and foods.

Ari Mackler, PhD, MBA, Scientific Advisory Board Member

Ari is a scientist-turn-business professional who began his career in Pharma (reproductive medicine, oncology, and Women’s Health). He then transitioned to food, nutraceuticals, and health tech, working for The Wonderful Company, before pivoting into the world of start-ups and business consulting with PLUS Products, the California-based cannabis company and founding The Seder Group. Today, as a partner in Generation Three Ventures, Ari focuses his attention on product innovation, business intelligence, and strategy for Health & Wellness and Consumer Product Goods companies.

Jim Roufs, MS, RD

Owner of Intelligent Nutrition
Jim is a consultant in the dietary supplement industry assisting companies, celebrities and well-known MDs in all aspects of product development, including product formulation, scientific validation, and claims substantiation. Prior to becoming a consultant over 15 years ago, Jim headed up New Product Development for world’s largest dietary supplement brand and prior to that headed up Product Development for leading companies in the dietary supplement industry, including the 12th fastest growth company in the US as well as the fastest growing network marketing company in US history. Jim is a patent holder as well as published in both scientific and lay journals, along with having taught nutrition at the university level. Jim has also helped bring new ingredients to the marketplace including helping his client win NutrAward’s Best New Ingredient. Jim’s primary focus is finding the most clinically effective ingredients, products and technologies and assisting his clients in bringing them to the marketplace.

Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS

Medical journalist, author, leading industry expert, women’s health expert
Lorna Vanderhaeghe has been a leader for the nutrition industry for over 35 years. Voted one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs several years in a row, she holds degrees in biochemistry and nutrition. Her passion and commitment to the integrity of evidence-based nutrition inspired her 13 books, several of which became national and international best sellers. She has worked for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine where the original research for our industry was published and she had the honor of spending time with some of the great forefathers of our industry including the Late Linus Pauling and the late Dr. Abram Hoffer. She was the founder, CEO and creator of a top-selling line of women’s nutritional supplements under her own brand at Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions. From inception, her business made Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies list and in four short years it was acquired by Jamieson Wellness, the largest nutritional supplement company for 8 figures.

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