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.

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Ellie DiGiulio, Licensed Aesthetician

Ellie DiGiulio is a Licensed Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist from Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. DiGiulio received specialized training and certifications from several elite institutions, including the American Academy of Medical Aesthetics, Rhona Allison Clinical Research, PCA Skin, and Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Hollywood, CA. She specializes in both preventative and restorative skincare, customizing treatment plans for patients to enjoy youthful skin long after leaving her clinic.

Dr. Michael Dimayuga, M.D.

Dr. Dimayuga, a practicing physician, explains his interest in the ARIIX Wellness Council: “My focus after medical school and post-graduate training was primarily preventive health care. Virtually every training program at that time emphasized disease care rather than wellness and prevention. For more than a quarter of a century, I have dedicated my talents to changing this and educating my patients about the proactive value of supplementation in their diets. The ARIIX mission agrees with my vision of appropriate supplementation.”

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.

Nancy Hartline, LMT and Licensed Facial Specialist

Nancy Hartline, a Florida native, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Facial Specialist. She provides highly specialized services involving the tissues around impinged nerves to provide relief to her patients. She also leads educational workshops on the many wellness benefits of massage and healthy skin regimens throughout Edgewater, Florida.

Dr. Jeff Illeck, M.D.

Dr. Illeck studied at Rutgers University and New Jersey Medical School, completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist in Huntington Beach, California and advocates strongly for the value of preventive nutrition among the patients in his practice and as a member of the Wellness Council.

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.

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Catherine McGee, Licensed Aesthetician and Professional Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Catherine McGee is Houston-based entrepreneur and Licensed Aesthetician. She is the owner of Prestige Laser, which provides state-of-the-art tools and expertise for beautiful skin and a healthy lifestyle. A graduate of the Aveda Institute, Ms. McGee is a trusted professional in her community and was crowned “Miss Woodlands” in 2011. She focuses on providing valuable resources for those wishing to transform their bodies and regain youthfulness.

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. Elvira Rios, M.D., FAAFP

Dr. Rios is a board certified family medical doctor based in Omaha, Nebraska. She obtained her formal education from Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and completed her residency at Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals in Omaha. Dr. Rios describes her interest in becoming a member of the ARIIX Wellness Council: “This position gives me the opportunity to learn from my peers, educate my patients about holistic nutrition, and help more achieve balance in their lives.”

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.

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.

Dr. Rob van Overbruggen

Dr. van Overbruggen is a health coach and mental health professional specializing in the study of the power of the mind and coping with chronic pain and depression. Dr. van Overbruggen equips his clients with valuable tools to overcome the challenges of physical and psychological pain through a combination of hypnosis, neurolinguistics, and energy psychology. He is also the author of several books and downloadable apps that cover the topic.

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Mary Jane Will, Licensed Esthetician

Mary Jane Will is an experienced skincare professional and Licensed Esthetician based in Lake Mary, Florida. As the owner of Envision Absolute Beauty, she provides very specialized services to her patients, including the application of peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and body contouring. She focuses on teaching her patients that overall health is the foundation of true beauty.

Dr. Hai-Tao Yang

Dr. Hai-Tao Yang, M.D.

Dr. Yang is renowned in the fields of biotechnology research, genetics, and genomics.  He has completed medical school, obtained a Master of Science in microbiology and virology, and achieved a Ph.D. from prestigious schools all across the world. Dr. Yang is focused on promoting healthy living in Southern China through the ARIIX Wellness Council and its many opportunities. 


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.

Brian Cha

As a published author, master trainer and sports nutritionist, Mr. Cha works with corporations and individuals, including many of Hong Kong’s biggest celebrities, to create healthier lifestyles. His career in health and wellness began in 1997 when he graduated from the Nutrition Department of Hawaii University. Mr. Cha maintains a well-rounded health portfolio as a guest speaker on several radio shows and a columnist for many large publications, including Harper’s BAZAAR, Esquire, Golfaguru and Modern Weekly.

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.

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Mary Beth Gibbons

An Ontario, Canada-based health clinician grounded in science, Mary Beth is recognized as a leader in the network marketing industry. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, her career has developed from clinician, educator and manager/director to consultant and business owner. As a clinician, she has worked as an on-the-ground and in-the-air paramedic and registered nurse. In addition to being a full-time mom and employee at a local hospital, Gibbons also co-owns a medical aesthetics practice and leads a team with ARIIX that crosses both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. She will be a strong and influential contributor to the ARIIX Wellness Council.



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