Advisory Board



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Tim Avila

Tim is a leading authority in the global nutrition industry, blending 30 years of experience in discovery, validation and branding of bioactive ingredients and consumer packaged nutrition products. He is President of Systems Bioscience, Inc., a company specializing in providing Global Fortune 500 companies with business and product development knowledge regarding dietary supplements, natural and organic foods and consumer products and services. He also was the Founder of ZSWEET Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of the first brand of all natural and Organic zero calorie sweetener. ZSWEET is the pioneering innovator preparation in the tabletop sweetener category and was formulated by Tim.

Mr. Avila has a 22-year tenure as Senior Executive Advisor to Informa Markets Global Health and Nutrition division which now oversees Newhope Network, pertaining to content and business development. Tim's list of past clients includes Cargill, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble and Coca Cola. Tim has a proven track record for innovative products. During his five years with Metagenics, Inc., Tim was responsible for numerous proprietary formulations and products.

Tim has also founded and participated as the Chair of many advisory boards in both business and Science/Medicine. He currently advises several startup and early stage companies and routinely provides coaching to founders and officers of mid and large size companies in both the ingredient and consumer brand sectors.

Jackie Bowen

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Dr. Rachel Cheatham

Dr. Rachel Cheatham is Founder & CEO of Foodscape Group, LLC, a nutrition strategy consultancy based in Chicago, IL, USA. Serving as a navigation partner, Rachel helps companies, brands and entrepreneurs successfully conceptualize, create and position healthier foods and beverages in the global marketplace. Rachel holds a doctorate in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts University, where she is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Food Marketing. She has been a commercial television producer, Director at the International Food Information Council, and Senior Vice President at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm. She is a Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of both the American Society of Nutrition and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She blogs regularly on hot topics impacting the food industry and consumers at Foodscape Finds.

Lacey Gautier

Dana Perls