About the Executive Team
Everybody deserves to feel the power of optimal health, and curcumin is one of the most powerful allies that we have found in nature to support total body health.
With a focus on developing the highest quality nutraceutical products founded on a robust body of scientific research, the team behind CurcuminPro® brings decades of scientific research and product development to the company so you too can “Feel The Feeling!”™.
As a result, we’ve created the world’s first full line of curcumin-enhanced products by utilizing groundbreaking patented and proprietary processes that promote a BioSoluble® curcumin delivery system for the whole body!
Through evidence-based science, we have enveloped the curcumin in either a protein molecule or a low-glycemic sugar molecule, which created a super BioSoluble® and bio-available curcumin complex (CPRO®) that is up to 42X more soluble in water than standard curcumin/turmeric supplements.
We make curcumin taste delicious! CPRO® is a taste and smell neutral curcumin complex that can be used in functional foods and beverages for animals and humans.
Whether it is our powerful CurcuminPro® capsules, our protein-boost shakes, our powder and beverages, or our sugar-free chocolates, we take curcumin to a new level of effectiveness, and have opened the door to new types of products within the supplement industry. With all that being said, we’d like to take a few moments to introduce the driving force behind the company, the Executive Team, the Medical Advisory board, and our Board and Strategic Advisors.
Ron Gourley, Co-Founder, President, & CEO
His previous endeavor in sales and marketing at major food consumer product corporations including Hormel Foods, Oscar Mayer, and PepsiCo., enables Ron to understand his customers and relate to their needs. Ron values the end goal of a healthly, happy consumer, above all else, and has an unfaltering drive to deliver the best products backed by the best science.
Stacy Ray Allensworth, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
The depth of knowledge and experience that Stacy brings includes taking products from concept to market. She is skilled in negotiating raw material agreements, third party manufacturing contracts, graphics and labeling agreements, regulatory language, distribution logistics, and bookkeeping.
As a visionary who understands the exit value of the company, Stacy has unselfishly committed her talents and time for the ultimate success of the company. Her passion for the company, and the health of the people we strive to impact, are unparalleled.
Ian O’Donnell, Vice President, Global Business Development
Before Accelerate360, Ian was the Sr Director of Industry for Microsoft Retail & CPG business covering national enterprise sales and leading Microsoft Retail & CPG go to market strategy at Industry shows and events. Ian held numerous executive positions at Mars Incorporated, including roles in Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Commercial. Ian was also the Sr. VP of Strategic Partnership for Compass Marketing, launching new products and services to market. Ian also has served on many industry committees, including the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and the National Confectioners Association (NCA). Ian has a passion for Advising pioneer and start up brands achieve their success in retail.
OUR MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
John E. Lewis, Ph.D. Medical Advisor
He is a Diplomate, Faculty Member, and Advisor of the Medical Wellness Association. He has been the principal investigator of over 30 different studies in his research career. During that time, he either directly raised or indirectly supported raising over $23 million in grants, gifts, and contracts for research studies, clinical trials, and educational programs for medical students. Much of his research has focused on evaluating the effects of nutrition, dietary supplementation, exercise, and medical devices on various aspects of human health and disease.
Dr. Harvey Kaltsas, Acupuncture Physician (FL), Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) Medical Advisor
He is the only licensed acupuncturist ever to testify before the U.S. Senate and in 1993 was honored by the People's Republic of China for "Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Traditional Chinese Medicine." He is a member of the monthly Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Zoom conference on brain health. Dr. Kaltsas founded and was Dean of two Colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and he annually teaches continuing education courses to hundreds of Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Stanley T. Lewis, MD, MPH Medical Advisor
Before joining Ansun, Dr. Lewis was Chief Medical Officer at TaiMed Biologics where he led the company to US FDA approval of TROGARZOTM, the first monoclonal antibody treatment for multi-drug resistant HIV disease. Dr. Lewis also assisted in development, manufacturing, and commercial licensing deals while providing strategic leadership. While at TaiMed Dr. Lewis helped the company garner funding support through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as regulatory designations including Breakthrough Therapy designation, Orphan Drug designation, and Orphan Drug grant awards for TaiMed products.
Dr. Lewis is a leader in healthcare who serves on multiple scientific and medical advisory boards as for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical School-Houston where he completed his residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine. He also earned a Master’s in Public Health while serving on the faculty of his alma mater as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine before transitioning to the biotech industry in 2004.
Dr. Robert Hunt Carpenter, DVM, MS Medical Advisor
Dr. Carpenter is a 1970 BS graduate of Texas A&M University. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1971 and a post doctorate Master of Science degree in Comparative Medicine/Laboratory Animal Medicine in 1972 also from TAMU. He served over 4 years in the U.S. Air Force at Wilford Hall U.S.A.F. Medical Center and School of Aerospace Medicine where he participated in surgical research, aircrew protection device development, and disaster medicine/survival training doctrine development.
In 1992, Dr. Carpenter became medical director of Shotwell & Carr, Inc. where he assisted clients in the development of drugs (FDA), biologics (USDA) and medical devices (FDA/CDRH) for human and veterinary use. There Dr. Carpenter compiled and helped submit the very first New Drug Application (NDA) of a new drug composition for immediate over-the-counter (OTC) distribution. This product, IvyBlock™, was approved for the OTC market in less than 18 months.
Most recently, Dr. Carpenter was Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Team Leader at ADViSYS, Inc. where he was responsible for development of the patented DNA plasmid administration system and the worldwide clinical and regulatory development of this novel DNA plasmid technology. In July of 2005 he became CEO and President of Texas EnteroSorbents, Inc. He is the inventor of TxESI Technologies, including its lead drug composition, ACCS100, that just completed a Phase 2B clinical trial in San Antonio, TX for cancer prevention due to Aflatoxin exposure.
He is co-inventor and author of over 40 composition, process, and use patents filed in 26 countries. He has produced numerous publications and presentations.
Dr. Joseph Cleaver, MD, FAARM, ABAARM Medical Advisor
He holds the position of adjunct clinical professor at George Washington School of Medicine where he has taught the exercise prescription component of the Master's Program in Integrative Medicine. He is a past member of the scientific advisory board and board of directors for the International Peptide Society. Dr. Cleaver lectures on the use of peptides in longevity, senolytic science, aesthetics, and hair restoration, and actively trains medical professionals at Peptide Practices of America.
He has authored and published research and textbook chapters. While at the Cooper Clinic and Cooper Institute, he conducted NIH research, funded by Homeland Security grants, assessing the health and developing fitness programs for first responders, focusing on first responders. He has written numerous articles for several international sports and anti-aging magazines. He co-authored the exercise and muscle health chapter for the George Washington Medical School Integrative Medicine textbook. He is a master trainer at TRAIN NOW MD, a highly sought-after hands-on training program in the field of regenerative and cosmetic medicine.
BOARD AND STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Mark Timm, Board Member & Senior Strategic Advisor
Mark is the best-selling author of Mentor To Millions and today spends his time and talents investing, advising, and serving on the board of directors for publicly traded and private companies where he can leverage his experience and relationships, achieving exponential growth and shareholder value.
Kevin Harrington, Senior Strategic Advisor
As a team, we are dedicated to bringing forth cutting edge products that are backed by science and formulated to support total body health.
We’d love for you to join us and so you, too, can “Feel The Feeling!”™