Genoma International’s co-founders are accomplished professionals who combine an impressive scientific and clinical background. Together they have more than 60 years of experience in healthcare, with more than 20 years collective experience using clinical genomics, helping thousands of people create optimal health through private practice and corporate wellness settings. They bring this unparalleled experience and expertise to ensure our genomic testing, education and corporate wellness programs are clinically focused, grounded in solid science, and provide real results.
Joe Veltmann, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN
Co-founder, Chief Science Officer
Dr. Veltmann is a scientist, healthcare practitioner, author, teacher and expert in genomic testing and interpretation.
With over 40 years of experience as a researcher and practitioner, Dr. Veltmann has made a career of translating lab results into practical clinical applications for patients around the world. He achieved international recognition as the pioneering developer of the GENESIS Matrix™ holistic health model that explored the interactions between seven key variables to create better preventive health strategies.
In 2001, Dr. Veltmann added genomic testing and interpretation to the GENESIS Matrix™ in an effort to uncover predispositions for chronic diseases and cancer, long before symptoms appear. His approach led to improved outcomes for both patients in his private practice as well as the participants in a flagship corporate wellness program. The program was able to realize 20% annual cost savings over a period of four years, while delivering improved health and disease prevention for its members.
As a nutritional biochemist, Dr. Veltmann developed and taught nutrition science programs to graduate students while an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Author of more than 30 published scientific papers that have been cited more than 1800 times, Dr. Veltmann continues to apply this scientific rigor to genomic medicine. He regularly presents informative webinars educating healthcare professionals and the general public. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences on nutrition, integrative health, and genomics. Dr. Veltmann is co-author of the Blood Type Cookbook: Easy, Healthy and Delicious Recipes for the Whole Family, and Genome-Guided Metabolic Therapies in Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics by CRC Press.
Dr. Veltmann was also a pioneer in the development of functional medicine, contributing his deep scientific knowledge and clinical experience to the incubator group that eventually became the Institute for Functional Medicine. He currently maintains a clinical consulting practice with Dr. Kline.
As co-founder and Chief Science Officer, he brings his expertise in nutritional biochemistry and genomic science, teaching, clinical and genomic medicine and corporate wellness programs to Genoma International. His previous positions include co-founder and CSO for Genomics Solutions Now and NCG Health Solutions; CSO for Estrogen Gene Test Company and Medifood; nutritional product and marketing consultant for Fortune 100 companies.
Roberta Kline, MD, FACOG
Dr. Kline is a board-certified Ob-Gyn physician, author, educator, genomics expert and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others harness the power of DNA-directed healthcare.
Dr. Kline graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut. She received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine under an Air Force Health Professions scholarship, and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Wright Patterson AFB earning multiple honors. After 10 years serving in the Air Force, she became a partner in a large private practice, managing more than 40 employees in addition to providing Ob-Gyn care.
Feeling limited by conventional medicine, she transformed her traditional practice by embracing innovative scientific advancements and holistic elements. As she incorporated genomics into her practice, she experienced first-hand the power of an integrated DNA-directed approach. She became an advocate for personalized genomic medicine, working to extend this model beyond her private practice.
But having good clinical skills is not a guarantee of success for innovative clinicians, and she wanted to use her experience to help others. She co-founded the Connecticut Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce to share her knowledge and that of other experts in the community, empowering practitioners with valuable practice-building tools, networking and resources.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kline created and taught courses on functional and genomic medicine. She was an integral member of a group of clinicians selected to create the didactic functional medicine curriculum for a new Family Practice Residency Program—the first such program in the country. Dr. Kline was also a Guest Faculty Instructor for The Graduate Institute, where she developed and delivered the 3-day course on functional and genomic medicine within a holistic health model. She continues to teach about the power of genomic medicine through writing, webinars, conferences and workshops for both the general public and healthcare professionals. Dr. Kline is co-author of the Blood Type Cookbook: Easy, Healthy and Delicious Recipes for the Whole Family, and Genome-Guided Metabolic Therapies in Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics by CRC Press. She maintains a clinical consulting practice with Dr. Veltmann.
As co-founder and CEO, she brings her expertise in healthcare, practice development, genomic science and education, along with clinical and genomic medicine to Genoma International. Her previous positions include co-founder and CEO of Genomic Solutions Now and NCG Health Solutions.