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Genoma International is revolutionizing healthcare with Genomic Medicine

 

Genomic Medicine provides the answers for personalized solutions for a lifetime of optimal health. Our Team is dedicated to ensuring that we offer the most advanced and comprehensive Genomic Medicine solutions for clinicians and corporations.

Roberta Kline MD

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

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.

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. He is also a nutritional product formulator, and is currently CSO for Medifood, in addition to formulating Genoma International’s proprietary supplements. Dr. Veltmann has also provided consulting for nutritional product development and marketing for Fortune 100 companies including Nestle, General Mills, Purina, Pfizer, Unilever, S.C. Johnson & Co, Bush Brothers, Lipton and Dove. His previous positions include co-founder and CSO for Genomics Solutions Now and NCG Health Solutions; CSO for Estrogen Gene Test Company.

JODIE FORTINE

Chief Operating Officer

Jodie Fortine is an operations, client services and data analysis specialist with experience operating a genomics lab and testing services company. She brings to Genoma International her passion for empowering individuals with the information they need to be their own advocates and live their lives to the fullest. As COO, Jodie is responsible for executing our strategic vision, architecting and managing our operational systems and delivering genomic services to employers and clinicians of Genoma International.

Prior to Genoma, Jodie spent four years at a pharmacogenomic testing services company, ChromoCare, where she served as COO. She was also owner and co-founder of Wabi, where she helped develop a body-brain movement program to improve mobility, balance, mood and cognitive function for seniors. Jodie also served as Business Operations Manager for Physiofitness Associates, which provides athletic training, physical therapy and nutrition services for the professional athletes.

Jodie holds a Holistic Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and an Integrative Therapy certification from Urban Zen; she will obtain her Genomic Medicine Clinician certification in 2019.

Jodie started her professional career at Huntington Bancshares where she was a product manager for the bank’s emerging electronic commerce and automated clearing house services for small businesses. While at Huntington, Jodie served on a team that earned a patent for developing e-commerce payment automation infrastructure for customers and financial service providers. Jodie is a graduate of Ohio University.

Shelley Myers MS RN FMCHC

Corporate Wellness Success Manager

Shelley brings her extensive experience developing corporate wellness programs to Genoma International. As a Registered Nurse, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Shelley believes in a collaborative, team approach to patient-centered healthcare of mind, body and spirit.

She has certifications in integrative nutrition, health and coaching from IIN and IFM.  She will gain certification as a Genomic Medicine clinician in 2018.

With a master’s degree in Medical Informatics, Shelley also combines her unique skillset to effect change in healthcare on a larger scale. She has worked as a corporate healthcare consultant for companies including Healthstring and Crossover Health. As a lead project manager, she has helped to create corporate health and wellness programs for clients large and small, including Wrigley, Co, Apple and Facebook.

Advisory Team

Amanda Archibald, RD Culinary Genomics Advisor

Widely recognized for her trailblazing work as a culinary nutritionist and dietitian, Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining the food, nutrition and cooking education footprint in ways that make them understandable, meaningful and fundamentally achievable.

Her cutting edge work in Culinary Genomics, unveiled in 2015, has created a new frontier, uniting the fields of Genomic Medicine with the Culinary Arts. Through this work, Amanda is placing food, chefs and the kitchen at the epicenter of healing and igniting a new nutrition conversation for the world.

Amanda teaches culinary genomics in the Genomic Medicine & Culinary Genomics Training Program, and brings her expertise and vision to advise Genoma International’s courses and collaborate on numerous projects that advance nutrigenomics and how to translate that into meals on the plate.