About us

Our Purpose & Mission

Our purpose is to enhance quality of life for people seeking prevention or symptom relief from chronic conditions.

Our mission is to help you discover safe and effective integrative care including supplements, nutrition and mind-body wellness.

 

Meet Our Medical Advisors

Dr. Donald Abrams

Dr. Donald Abrams, MD, Chairman Medical Advisory Board.

Dr. Donald Abrams is a pioneer in integrative oncology, internationally recognized for his clinical research investigating the therapeutic value of complementary therapies for cancer, HIV, and other conditions. Dr. Abrams is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and provides integrative oncology consultations at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Abrams is a past president of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Dr. Abrams also co-edited the Oxford University Press textbook “Integrative Oncology” with Andrew Weil, MD. He was named a “Top Cancer Doctor” in Newsweek’s Special Health Issue on Curing Cancer, in the category of Medical Oncology.

Dr. Monisha Bhanote

Dr. Monisha Bhanote, MD, Medical Advisor.

Dr. Monisha Bhanote, the founder of the Holistic Wellbeing Collective, is a quintuple board-certified physician and published author with expertise in Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. She is a sought-after health & wellness expert with multiple news media outlets and publications. After earning her medical degree, she completed her training at NYU Winthrop University Hospital. She has three fellowships in Cytopathology at Cornell, Breast, Bone & Soft tissue Cancer at the University of Rochester, and Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Bhanote has additional training and certifications in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Plant-Based Nutrition, Ayurveda, Yoga for Cancer Recovery, and a Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist.
Dr. Robert Bonakdar

Dr. Robert Alan Bonakdar M.D., FAAFP, FACN, ABOIM, Medical Advisor.

Dr. Bonakdar is an internationally recognized integrative pain management physician, Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine since 2002 and faculty member of the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Fellowship. He is certified in headache management by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties and board certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. He is also the editor of the definitive textbook Integrative Pain Management and the founder and course director of the Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update.  Dr. Bonakdar is a multi-time recipient of the San Diego County Medical Society Top Doctors honoree, recipient of 2013 Seelig Magnesium Award and 2020 Mark Bieber Award.

Dr. Thomas O’Connor

Dr. Thomas O’Connor, MD, Medical Advisor.

Dr. Thomas O’Connor, MD, is a Hematology Oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has spent 15 years treating breast, prostate, genitourinary and hematologic malignancies and serves as the Inpatient Medical Director at Dana-Farber South Shore Hospital. Dr. O’Connor was in private practice for nearly a decade, serving on the Board of Directors and as a Partner with Commonwealth Hematology Oncology, which was the largest medical oncology practice in Eastern Massachusetts at that time. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. O’Connor completed his Hematology/Oncology fellowship at George Washington University.

Dr. Anumeha Tandon

Dr. Anumeha Tandon, MD, Medical Advisor.

Dr. Anumeha Tandon is a clinical cardiologist at Baylor Heart and Vascular hospital in Dallas, Texas, where she completed her internship, residency, and fellowship in General Cardiology. She is also board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Tandon’s clinical and research interests include adult cardiovascular disease especially valvular heart disease. She has published multiple cardiology-related articles and participated in a broad array of clinical studies. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the Dallas County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.  Dr. Tandon brings a critical perspective on integrative therapies to prevent and deter the progression of chronic heart disease.

Meet Our Strategic Advisors

 Chad McDaniel

Chad McDaniel Member, Board of Directors & Strategic Advisor  LinkedIn Profile

Chad is a seasoned executive, board member and investor with a passion for integrated medicine. Most recently, Chad was the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of a global US public company where he led Legal, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Human Resources organizations. Early in his career, Chad worked at a large law firm in Boston, MA, where he advised and represented technology start-ups and private equity investment firms. Chad is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and CT Air National Guard.

Andrew Farnsworth

Andrew Farnsworth, Strategic Advisor  LinkedIn Profile

Andrew has been a passionate fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for the past 3 decades. Over his career, Andrew has helped companies large and small transform and grow. Andrew is currently the Chief HR Officer at Talaris Therapeutics. Previously, he held leadership roles across HR, Finance and Operations in global companies in Europe and the United States. Andrew received an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and is a graduate of Harvard University.

 

Meet our Leadership Team

Sumit Mehrotra

Sumit Mehrotra, Founder & CEO.  LinkedIn Profile

As caregiver, Sumit learned to value quality of life in face of cancer, heart, and brain diseases which afflicted his immediate family. He developed a passion to help people faced with health adversities. In July 2021, he left his role as the President of a $500M multinational business and founded Wellkasa to improve human quality of life through integrative medicine. Sumit has over 20 years of experience leading businesses and functions at large and mid-cap US Public companies in highly regulated end markets.

Tammy Ballard

Tammy Ballard, Medical Relations Officer.  LinkedIn Profile

Tammy brings over 20 years of senior healthcare administration and research foundation development experience. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she was Director of Administration for the Center for Surgery and Public Health, and the Department of Neurosurgery, advancing research to reduce global disparities in surgical care and improve survival and quality of life with neurological cancer. Tammy’s experience as a breast cancer survivor fundamentally drives the urgency she brings to this role.

Narayan Laksham

Narayan Laksham, Chief Product Officer.  LinkedIn Profile

Narayan is a seasoned Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur with extensive experience in building and growing companies in the SaaS enterprise markets. He is also on the board of Healthcare companies, advising them on their digital health strategies. Over the 30+ years, he has been involved in and led several startups and has brought to market compelling solutions to solve a variety of complex problems. Narayan has a passion for helping people with Chronic Diseases and has supported the Gift of Vision charity over the past 20 years.

Rajdeep Singh

Dr. Rajdeep Singh, Chief Data Scientist.  LinkedIn Profile

Dr. Singh has delivered world-class data analytic solutions for complex problems in information security and healthcare for highly regulated industries in various technical leadership roles over the last 20 years. His volunteer experience in the San Diego healthcare system hospital, public benefit work on analyzing COVID data, involvement with PTSD Awareness campaign, research with NIH on bipolar disorder clinical data, and personal integrative care journey, have contributed to his passion for patient centric advocacy and developing evidence-based analytic solutions for trusted integrative care.