Wellness Council

Our Wellness Council represents a worldwide collaboration of health and wellness professionals who are passionate advocates for preventive health maintenance. They continually update our collective understanding of health science and provide invaluable guidance to both product formulations and the education of our Representatives.


Dr. Jesús Bustillos, M.D.

Dr. Bustillos joins the ARIIX Wellness Council with a depth of expertise as an internationally recognized diabetes educator, physician, and surgeon. Dr. Bustillos received his education and is certified by the Mexican College of Bariatric Surgeons and holds multiple degrees in science, medical emergencies, and biotechnology, and is dedicated to increasing awareness in the areas of biological, mental, and social health.

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Jack Chang, L.Ac., H.Ct.

Mr. Chang is a Daly City, California based Chinese Medicine Practitioner and licensed acupuncturist with a commitment to excellence in improving the wellbeing of those around him. He believes in creating a partnership mindset with his patients, empowering them to take control of their own lifestyle choices.

Erika Elmuts, CN, CBT, MBA

Ms. Elmuts is a naturopath, clinical nutritionist, certified biofeedback technician, and parenting educator. She has helped thousands of individuals discover the path to a healthy, more vibrant lifestyle through her website, workshops, videos, speaking engagements, and private practice. She is the founder of and the creator of multiple parenting and family-oriented programs.

Iris Lam, Clinical Pharmacist

Ms. Lam is a clinical pharmacist from British Colombia. She and her husband, Solomon, are part of the ARIIX team. She has spent considerable time educating herself beyond traditional pharmaceutical training, delving into the benefits of preventive health care, and is now a powerful advocate for nutritional supplementation as an avenue toward preventive health care.

Lisa Lui, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, ACPR

Ms. Lui is a practicing clinical pharmacist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. She believes in achieving and maintaining health through the integration of Western medical science and the Eastern approach of preventive care through nutritional supplementation. With this philosophy, she has helped to significantly improve the health of many friends, family members, and customers.

Carolyn B. Melby, Medical Aesthetician

Ms. Melby is an Arizona-based skincare specialist and educator with over three decades in the industry. Along with incredible leadership acumen, Ms. Melby holds a degree in business administration and management, as well as certifications as a Medical Aesthetician, laser technician, and life coach. In her spare time, she is dedicated to community involvement and supports several non-profit organizations.

Dr. Victor Shu, D.C.

Dr. Shu is a California-based chiropractor who is dedicated to improving the lives of his patients and his community members. “I am excited to share my honest and professional opinion with ARIIX as new products are developed,” Dr. Shu says of his partnership with ARIIX. With over twelve years in the health and wellness field, Dr. Shu brings to the Wellness Council an extensive understanding of nutrition and supplementation and how they relate to total body health.

Dr. Terry Silkman, DVM

Dr. Silkman practices Veterinarian Medicine and is the medical director and founder of Jordan River Animal Hospital in West Jordan, Utah. He is committed to returning healthy, happy pets to owners and seeks preventative and alternative therapies in order to remain minimally invasive in the care of his patients. He also advocates preventative care to family, friends, and colleagues after improving his own lifestyle through many of the ARIIX products.

Dr. Tatyana Sutherland

Dr. Sutherland is an ophthalmologist from Moscow, Russia. She graduated in the top ten percent of her class from Moscow State Medical University and subsequently attended an advanced two-year program for physicians, receiving credentials as a Physician Bioengineer. Dr. Sutherland devotes a great deal of her time to the study and practice of preventive health care.

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Dr. Kalpana DePasquale, DO

Based in St. Augustine, Florida, Dr. DePasquale is a highly trained and experienced ENT-otolaryngologist who is board-certified in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. She received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. DePasquale’s practice, St. Augustine Ear, Nose & Throat, has locations in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, where she regularly makes appearances on TV and radio as a guest expert.

Dr. Queeney Tang, M.D.

Dr. Tang was a practicing cardiologist in China before settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has completed a Ph.D. program, studying coronary heart disease, and discovered the importance of vitamins and supplements in her early years as a cardiologist. Dr. Tang now shares her global perspective of wellness, diet, supplementation, and overall health among her colleagues as a teacher and lecturer.

Dong Yeshang

Mr. Yeshang graduated from Shangdong University of Medicine and is a renowned national-level senior health management specialist with expertise in five major areas, including traditional Chinese medicine, Western medicine pathology, psychology, I Ching, and preventative medicine. Mr. Dong regards the health management philosophy and promoting ARIIX’s high-quality products as his highest responsibility as a new Wellness Council member.

Dr. Charlie Zhao, M.A.

Lecturer and author, Dr. Zhao holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Cheng Du Science University and a master’s degree in technology history from China Technology University.  He says of nutrition: “Having personally experienced all manner of health ailments and rigorously studied modern nutrition, I have dedicated my time to the pursuit, advancement, and application of true health principles.”  He authored A Modern Theory of Nutrition, which was chosen by the government for use in its newly launched National Consumer Advisor program.

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Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox is a world-class nutritionist, author, successful business woman, and highly sought after consultant for athletes, celebrities, and various organizations. The recipient of the prestigious British Entrepreneur award in 2008, Ms. Cox brings both incredible business acumen and healthy lifestyle knowledge to the Council.

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Shuyuan Lin, IBCLC

Ms. Lin is an obstetrician and breastfeeding educator based in China. Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, she is regularly invited to conduct breastfeeding training at the hospital in Chongqing. Ms. Lin is also the founder of Chongqing’s first formal organization specializing in breastfeeding training and has helped thousands of mothers and babies throughout her career.

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Lei Feng, Clinical Immunology Specialist

Since he graduated from Beijing Medical University, Mr. Feng has been involved in immunological education, clinical work and research, including significant time spent in the U.S. working alongside the chairman of the American Association of Immunologists. As a teaching fellow of clinical immunology at Beijing Capital Medical University, Mr. Feng has devoted himself to local communities through ongoing health education.

Dr. Joseph Tseng, MD

Dr. Tseng has been practicing quantum medicine for 23 years and is the founder and CEO of a consciousness technology company in Taipei, Taiwan. He is also the inventor of the Brainwave Potential Evaluation Method, a method of usability testing by measuring brain waves. In addition to Dr. Tseng’s substantial history in the Taiwan medical field, he has also authored 12 books, including The Nanobacteria: Chronic Disease Killer and The Hunger Cells. He advocates the importance of nutrition as an educational speaker throughout Taiwan.

Dr. Christie Egbuchunam

Dr. Egbuchunam is board certified in Family Medicine, trained in Obesity management through the Center for Medical Weight Loss, has a Master’s degree in Public Health specializing in Epidemiology, and has her own practice based in Mansfield, Texas. She has devoted a significant portion of her practice to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome management and prevention of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 utilizing an interplay of natural, nontoxic, high-grade wellness products, lifestyle changes, and prescription medications. Her public health and epidemiology perspectives give Dr. Egbuchunam a unique ability to evaluate and participate in medical research, which provides evidence-based information for disease prevention and improves health and wellness.

Dr. Karen Pendleton

Dr. Pendleton is the founder/CEO of the concierge medical practice Pair O’ Docs Bio-Rejuvenis in Shreveport, Louisiana. She has an extensive experience as a physician specializing in Lifestyle Medicine and Ophthalmology. Dr. Pendleton earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed her Ophthalmology Residency and Fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the LSU Eye Center.  She currently has earned continuing medical education from Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Within her current Lifestyle Medicine practice, she concentrates on the management of metabolic and hormonal imbalances; correction of nutritional deficits; and tailoring of exercise physiology to develop personalized strategies for her patients to live long, youthful lives.

Jane Bolen

As an Alternative Wellness Practitioner based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jane specializes in energy medicine modalities focusing on the Emotion Code and the Body Code. Jane also holds certifications in health coaching and nutrition. As a former horse trainer who learned about natural health by helping horses overcome lameness and sickness with alternative therapies and prevention, she began to also help people who were seeking solutions for natural ways to heal their own bodies. Her understanding of the importance of the ingredients ARIIX uses in our products and how they can help people improve their health and well-being will be a large contribution to the Wellness Council.

Laura Frontiero

For more than 20 years, Frontiero has guided patients and clients through the process of implementing lifestyle changes that transform health and wellness. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner at her internationally recognized clinic based in Southern California. Frontiero is also the creator of the Your Permanent Weight Loss Solution online show, and when she isn’t working in her clinic, she travels the world, lecturing at medical conferences and speaking from international platforms as a recognized expert in her field. With a Master of Science degree from San Diego State University and a nurse practitioner certificate from the School of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, we know that Frontiero will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Wellness Council.

Dr. Tomoki Utsumi

Dr. Utsumi is a board-certified general thoracic surgeon with a thriving practice in Japan working with more than 3,000 cases to date. In 1991 he graduated from Osaka University Medical School, Japan, then completed laboratory studies related to inflammatory reactions in the lung, which led to his PhD degree from the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and MSc degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Utsumi looks forward to sharing his ideas and contributing towards improving the health of others through his participation as a member of the ARIIX Wellness Council.

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Vickie Lu, Health Education Specialist

Dr. Lu completed eight years of professional medical study and training at the Medical School of Suzhou University and the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Guangdong Province. Later, she entered Shenzhen People’s Hospital and became a cardiologist where she was mainly engaged in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Today, Dr. Lu resides in Canada and can often be found hosting lectures or education courses to help people understand chronic diseases and how to use nutrients to improve their health.

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Cathrin Marshall, PhD, RN

With more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse in the United States and 15 years managing a global holistic health practice, Dr. Marshall is a specialist in oxidative stress and cellular nutrition. She is often invited to speak, write and appear before audiences around the globe. Dr. Marshall earned a PhD in Holistic Health and is a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of California. She specializes in correcting metabolic imbalances and re-balancing nutritional deficits.

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Nikki O’Dea, BSN, RN

With 17 years of experience in the health care industry and a passion for wellness and disease prevention, Nikki is a registered nurse with a desire to help her patients take control of their own health by utilizing an ancestral approach to diet and lifestyle combined with ARIIX high-quality supplementation. Nikki is also the co-author of 2 Drop It Weight Loss Academy, which incorporates Slenderiiz™ products with online learning modules and is now utilized by other healthy lifestyle advocates to make accurate health information and support available to a larger audience.

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Debra Kimball, MSN, RN

Debra Kimball has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry both as a Public Health Senior Nurse Consultant to the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as well as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and Illness/Oncology Nursing. Leveraging her in-depth experience in quality assurance, professional communication, research and clinical skills, Debra is dedicated to helping others improve their health for the long term by learning about and implementing high-quality, non-toxic nutritional supplements.

Deana Brownlow, Fitness Leader and Health Coach

A true entrepreneur who loves connecting with people to help them improve their health and fitness, Deana coaches clients at two facilities in MI; helps to co-administer a healthy lifestyle Facebook group of more than 3,000 members; educates through engaging Facebook Live events; and creates and conducts local and online wellness programs for individuals and businesses. Brownlow also uses her talents to develop workshops and training programs for her ARIIX team, including a weight loss program she recently co-created and co-authored, The 2 Drop It Academy, which utilizes Slenderiiz™ products with online learning modules.

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Katsutoshi Fumino

Katsutoshi Fumino is a licensed physical therapist, successful business owner, and passionate health educator in the greater region of Osaka, Japan. He frequently leads events where he shares his personal story of overcoming severe complications from a medical procedure, how nutritional supplementation helped both him and his son personally, and how others can empower their own lives for optimal health. Katsutoshi is a strong proponent of utilizing high-quality ingredients in nutritional supplements, including raw materials and the manufacturing process, and he believes this is what makes the ARIIX supplements truly superior.

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Dr. Ana Maria Suarez Licona

Based in Mexico City, Dr. Suarez Licona graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a public research university that ranks highly in world rankings based on the university’s extensive research and innovation. During her 15-year career in ophthalmology, she has specialized in retina, vitreous and ocular trauma, as well as ocular ultrasound. She has also participated in medical research with the National Research System in Mexico and received a Medical Retina Fellowship for the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

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Pam Harries, RN

Based in Australia, Pam is a Registered Nurse with more than 40 years of experience. Specializing in acute care, Pam ran an Emergency Room/Operating Theatre for many years. Since 1991, Pam has integrated herbal medicine and natural therapies into her private practice and enjoys helping people who are seeking solutions for natural ways to heal their own bodies.
Pam’s clinical passions are Herbal Medicine, Bowen Therapy, Biomesotherapy and Bioresonance Therapy.

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Martene Wallace, Clinical Nurse

An experienced healthcare professional in Australia and New Zealand for more than 15 years, Martene has held various health leadership roles including Clinical Nurse Specialist 2 (responsible for running a Medical Assessment Unit), Clinical Nurse Consultant (responsible for patient discharge planning), and Clinical Nurse Manager. Working in the healthcare industry has taught Martene that life can be short. With a desire to implement change, she is focused on sharing knowledge and helping people achieve a healthier life through lifestyle and dietary changes, in addition to premium supplements.

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Paula Weeks, RN

Hailing from Australia, Paula is a Registered Nurse with 20 years’ experience, specializing in women’s health, education and childhood immunizations. Also a qualified beauty therapist, Paula helps countless women look and feel their best through laser hair removal and beauty-enhancing skin treatments.

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Shae Strong, RN

Residing in the Sunshine Coast Region of Queensland, Australia, Shae is a Cosmetic Specialist Registered Nurse with 13 years of experience and Master Certification in NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Time Line Therapy® and Hypnotherapy. A passionate Life Coach and former athlete and personal trainer, Shae has focused her entire career on health, wellness, and helping improve all aspects of her patients’ lives.

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Dr. Mary Xu, Ph.D., O.M.D., Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor

Dr. Mary Xu is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor, Certified Health Coach, best-selling author and International Health Educator. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, as well as a Ph.D. in Business Management from West Coast University in California. Author and Chief Editor of China’s best-selling book series, “Effective Chinese Medicine Therapeutics for Treating Chronic Diseases,” a seven-book series first published in 2015, Dr. Xu treats cancer patients and autoimmune patients in both the U.S. and Greater China.

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Trish Moore, D.C.

Dr. Trish Moore is a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic with 23 years of clinical experience. She graduated from New York Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Nutrition from Cornell University. Having completed extensive post-graduate education, Dr. Moore has earned the title of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. She uses her unique combination of education, training and experience to help people restore their health to live their best life.

Dr. Yujiro Moriya

Dr. Moriya studied oral cancer in the field of Maxillofacial Surgery at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, receiving a doctorate in dentistry. A full-time lecturer at a dentist preparatory school and a part-time lecturer for a judo reparation department, Dr. Moriya is dedicated to helping others understand the role of nutrition and oral health. An accomplished athlete, Dr. Moriya is also a professional boxer and boxing trainer. His unique experience as a dentist, educator and professional boxer influences his passion for helping others improve their health through nutrition, supplementation, and environments that support health and wellness.

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Dr. Shulamit Louria

A specialist in both family medicine and functional medicine, Dr. Louria graduated from the Hadassah School of Medicine in Jerusalem and has worked for decades in private practice and as director of several medical clinics, most recently serving as Director of a private Functional Medicine Clinic in Raanan.

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Founder and Director of the Israeli School of Classical Homeopathy, Dr. Rosenthal graduated from Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has been a practicing medical doctor for 40 years, with a focus on homeopathy for 36 of those years. He is also the Director of the Homeopathic Faculty in the College of Complementary Medicine in Tel Aviv and has been running his own busy practice for 24 years. Additionally, Dr. Rosenthal works as a Naturopath and frequently travels as a much in-demand international lecturer, appearing in countries including Russia, France, Holland, England, Spain, Canada, Finland, India, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Check Republic and Belgium.

Dr Galina Khon

Dr. Khon received a degree in General Medicine at Almaty Medical Institute in Kazakhstan in 1978. After her internship, she worked first as a rural doctor, then as a clinic doctor in Almaty City. Several years later, after developing a specialty in instrumental examination methods, she worked as a consultant for field teams in the Emergency Hospital and later was named Head of the Functional Diagnostics Department there. Dr. Khon also worked as a freelance chief specialist in the City Health Department and as a doctor in the emergency department of cardiology, all while concurrently teaching the electrocardiography method to fifth-grade students of the Medical Institute.

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Dr. Juan Rivera

Based in Mexico City, Dr. Rivera is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with a master’s in medical education. In addition to serving as a doctor at the Hospital Español de México and as Scientific Advisor for several pharmaceutical houses, Dr. Rivera has held five positions in the American Gastroenterological Association, three positions in the World Gastroenterology Organization, and belongs to more than ten medical associations throughout Mexico and abroad.

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Celine Liao is an experienced and accredited professional makeup stylist, educator and expert on problem skin treatments, with more than 15 years’ experience helping clients improve their skin health to bring out their natural beauty. Passionate about sharing her expertise and knowledge, Celine frequently offers lectures at well-known universities and is a trusted and respected senior lecturer in the beauty industry, holding Level A, B and C instructor certifications.

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Laura Sales is a certified fitness nutrition specialist, a certified health coach and an international best-selling author who has helped thousands of women with the ARIIX product line along with her weight loss support program. Laura is passionate about health and nutrition and empowering women to take back control of their health and their body. Featured on NBC, ABC and FOX news stations throughout the United States, thousands of women from around the world have used her programs to lose weight, get healthy, and feel more confident.


Dr. Kristal Vance, DC spent over 20 years as the owner of a a highly successful Chiropractic/Functional Medicine private practice that she founded. In 2015, she decided that she could utilize her vast knowledge of health and wellness to make a larger impact in the lives of others by building an organization for herself. That’s when she retired from her practice and started building her new business full time. Raised around the Network Marketing industry, Dr. Vance uses her experience to inspire and empower others to transform their lives and build a significant income in this ever-exciting and fulfilling field.

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Dr. Aigul Soltanbek is a graduate of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, where she completed an internship at Japan China Hospital and Munich Hospital in Munich, Germany. Currently, she is a practicing rehabilitologist, therapist, acupuncturist and doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine. She is also the Chief Rehabilitologist in Almaty Center for Natural Health, member of the CIS Rehabilitologist Association, member of China Acupuncturists Association and author of the course Women Health Key Points.

By combining Western medical science with an Eastern approach in her practice, Dr. Soltanbek creates and implements special treatment programs that improve and maintain the overall health of her patients.

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An RN, BSN and MPA, Pam Middleton earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Cal State University, Los Angeles and her Master of Public Administration from Cal State University, Hayward. She has more than 40 years of experience both as a staff nurse in Neonatal Nursing, with the last 32 years as the Nurse Manager for Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Hayward and Oakland, CA. There, Middleton instituted an Exclusive Human Milk Diet (EHMD) in the NICU. She is a member of NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) and board member of NCANN since 2016. Pam retired from Kaiser Permanente in 2017 and is currently a nurse consultant for Prolacta, the world’s leading hospital provider of 100% human milk-based nutritional products.



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