Mark Bielsky worked in engineering for nearly 20 years before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology. He has also completed both undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework in nutrition and has been coaching people about nutrition and wellness for over 25 years. Mark has helped people with a vast array of health challenges including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention, gut issues, hormonal imbalances, inflammatory conditions and pain, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety, and suppressed immune function.
As Executive Editor, Mark was responsible for the new look and format of the Price-Pottenger Journal of Health and Healing, and he remains a principal member of our editorial team. Mark has also written and/or conducted many popular interviews for the Journal.
In his 14 years with Price-Pottenger, Mark has helped sustain and grow the Foundation. His business acumen has allowed him to significantly improve our financial standing, and his managerial expertise has contributed to increased operating efficiency and effectiveness. As a long-time board member and now president, Mark’s leadership has been instrumental in shaping the new direction of the Foundation with an expanded mission to reach more people in need.
David Getoff is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath, a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, an elected member of both the American College of Nutrition and the International College of Integrative Medicine, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Vice President of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.
He is board certified in integrative medicine, and has developed and produced over a dozen educational holistic health DVDs on numerous topics including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and detoxification and is the co-author of Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally. His recorded video and audio presentations are available for purchase from Price-Pottenger.
David is licensed or certified in either traditional naturopathy or nutrition in three states and has a private practice in El Cajon, California. He has also developed the 9-week course entitled Attaining Optimal Health in the 21st Century, which he has been teaching for the past 15 years, and has been a presenter at numerous scientific medical, nutritional, dental, and organic agriculture conferences around the U.S. David is on the scientific advisory board of a number of top supplement manufacturers and is often asked for opinions as new products are being developed. His websites can be found at Naturopath4you.com or DavidGetoff.com.
Dr. Andrew J. Zakarian completed his dental studies at the College of Dentistry at New York University before completing advanced treatment research and work at Columbia University’s Department of Periodontology in New York City. Dr. Zakarian also holds his Master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology, allowing him further insight into the effects of dental problems as well as the restorative care provided to promote oral health.
Dr. Zakarian began practicing general dentistry in 1984, and has taught residency programs, first in Manhattan, New York, and founded his private practice, Natural Dental Arts, in San Diego, California.
Dr. Zakarian has a passion for helping people achieve their dental goals while promoting health and wellbeing. He provides a level of care not typical in modern dentistry.
In addition to a love for compassionate dental care, Dr. Zakarian is also an avid horseman. When not in the office, or on horseback, Dr. Zakarian may be found enjoying the Southern California scenery on a long-distance bicycle trip. His artistic skills include the care of his bonsai collection and playing the violin.
Ed Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics, but his early interest in food preparation and organic gardening led him into the natural foods business shortly after graduating. His education in that field began by working with local organic farmers, who inspired him with their passion for growing produce and raising animals using Nature’s principles. He was instrumental in creating the first natural foods store in Hawaii to produce sprouted and whole-grain bakery products, and has held management positions in several retail health food stores.
Bennett was introduced to Price-Pottenger by Pat Connolly, who was at that time Executive Director of the Foundation, and with her guidance soon found that by following the principles of Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., he noticed life-changing improvements in his own health. He was invited to become a member of Price-Pottenger’s Advisory Board and was later voted to the office of Board President. He is especially committed to teaching Price-Pottenger’s principles to young people and prospective parents, so that they and future generations can benefit from this vital information.
Ed has appeared on radio and television interviews for Price-Pottenger and is active in environmental issues, particularly with the campaign to remove fluoride from public water supplies. He raises organically grown vegetables from square-foot gardens at his home and encourages others to grow as much of their own food as they can, and to support local organic farmers and food producers.
In addition to his duties as Curator, he is the Editor in Chief of the Price-Pottenger Journal of Health and Healing.
Nora Gedgaudas is a Board Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNS) and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® (BCHN), and is a Board Certified Clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. She has over 20 years of successful clinical experience. A recognized authority on ketogenic, ancestrally-based nutrition, she is a popular speaker, writer, and educator.
Gedgaudas has authored the best-selling books Primal Body, Primal Mind and Rethinking Fatigue. Her newest book, Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, and Save Your Life with a High Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet, has been lauded by best-selling author and journalist Nina Teicholz as “a unique and profound contribution to the field.”
Nora also contributed a prominent chapter in the academic book Restoring the Brain, edited by Hanno W. Kirk. Restoring the Brain has been read by the Dalai Lama, with the book handed to him directly by the editor, after Kirk was invited to a private meeting with His Holiness in Dharamsala, India.
Nora has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, and has been interviewed by US News & World Report, Coast to Coast AM, Bulletproof Radio, The Solari Report, and many other popular programs. In addition, Gedgaudas has written for numerous respected periodicals including Townsend Letter, Well Being Journal, and The Price-Pottenger Journal of Health and Healing.
Gedgaudas has spoken at numerous universities internationally including Harvard, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, and the National University of Natural Medicine, in Portland, Oregon.
Her accredited Primalgenic® health certification program, Primal Restoration® is an invaluable source of unique, cutting-edge information benefiting those interested in furthering their nutritional knowledge and optimizing health. Her professional web sites include www.primalbody-primalmind.com and www.primalcourses.com.
Executive Director - Steven J. Schindler
Steven is an insightful nonprofit strategist and business management expert. Passionate about advancing health, rights and freedoms for people of all nations, color, sexual orientation and religion, he advocates for protecting wild places and caring for all inhabitants of Mother Earth.
Steven is the son of orphaned immigrants who as children experienced scarcity and hardship on one hand and abundant harmony with the land on the other. He lives by his parents’ knowledge and advocates their belief, “If you have your health, you have everything.” He’s a nature lover with an active and attendant relationship with physical and mental well-being. He understands that nutrition provides the foundation for vibrant health and wellness and enables him to perform at his best.
The wisdom of our elders, the lessons of history and generations of learning propel Steven’s dedication to providing essential advice and information to advance health and happiness. He is grateful for his role in preserving the groundbreaking work of both Weston A. Price, DDS, and Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD, and ensuring their availability for study as the benefits of a traditional diet in our modern society become more understood.
Before joining Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Steven led Connectivity LLC, a strategic planning and marketing consultancy serving cultural organizations and aquariums, served as Interim Executive Director for Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and was SVP/Chief Marketing Officer for National Aquarium. For 16 years he led a destination-marketing, advertising and PR firm for clients throughout the US and Mexico. A digital technology innovator, Steven also co-founded a content aggregation/analytics start-up that provided software solutions to industry-leading online media, search and data security firms.
Steven volunteers as the Co-Executive Director for Chamber of Purpose, a start-up focused on aligning purpose in the nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors; and Executive Director -USA for GenerationE, an education nonprofit inspiring today’s generation of schoolchildren to be empathic upstanders and counter race- and religion-based hate and nationalism.
When he’s not at his desk you can find Steven outdoors on his road bike rolling up and down the coast or in the hills challenging his friends at sprint points. Typically, caffeinated coffee is involved.
- Annie Dru Allshouse, CCE
- Mark Anderson
- Lauren Barbrey, LAc
- Vivian Blackstone
- Kelly Brogan, MD
- Mary Ann Brummer, PhD
- Lee Clifford, MS, CCN
- Sean Croxton, FDN
- Helena S. Fischer
- Gray Lee Graham, NTP
- Joan Grinzi, RN
- Neil Hirschenbein, MD, PhD, CCN
- Julia Irons
- Patricia Kane, PhD
- Hollis H. King, DO, PhD
- Joseph Mercola, DO
- Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS
- Richard Pooley, MD
- David Richard
- Ron Rosedale, MD
- Carol B. Simon, JD
- Scott C. Tips, JD
- Bruce West, DC
- William L. Wolcott
- Koushikai (Japan)
- Vicki Poulter (Australia)
- Olympio F. Pinto, CD, MSC (Brazil)
- Walter Jess Clifford, PhD
- John Diamond, MD
- Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS
- Norman Goldfind
- David C. Kennedy, DDS
- Sherry Rogers, MD
- Fred Walters
- Jonathan V. Wright, MD