Tami Gaines is the high-energy Founder of Alivio Products. For the last 20 years, Tami led Sage Enterprises, a strategic consultancy she founded with a focus on identifying revenue opportunities, turning around flat sales and creating strategic marketing and business plans for clients that have included The Marriott Corporation, Bank of America and Unilever. Prior to founding Sage Enterprises, Ms. Gaines directed the marketing efforts of large international consumer products companies and her branding and product development experience has included Irish Spring, Lady Speed Stick, Gold Bond Powder and Ovaltine.
Tami couldn’t have foreseen the events that would take her from the Boardroom to the hospital room. In 2006, Tami became unexpectedly pregnant with twins and even more surprisingly was the resulting divorce. She was suddenly single with four children. Because of stress and pre-term labor, she was place on hospitalized bedrest for five weeks. She was given IV Magnesium almost daily to stop the contractions. She began researching the health benefits of Magnesium and was immediately struck by how powerful one mineral could be in impacting health outcomes globally. Many years later, she met an advocate of the healing power of Magnesium. He encouraged her to develop a line of wellness products with Magnesium as the core ingredient. She took his idea to the next level and founded Alivio Products, Inc – an entire company dedicated to developing transdermal Magnesium-based mind-body wellness products.
Ms. Gaines has a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Dr. Jsahna Simmons is a dedicated naturopathic physician and a creative force in the ever-expanding wellness industry. For the last twenty years, her clinical expertise has been devoted to her private practice in Montclair, New Jersey. By integrating a full complement of natural health modalities including therapeutic nutrition and nutriceuticals, herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy and hypnosis, Dr. Simmons has guided her patients towards optimal health and well-being. In doing so, she has developed an exceptionally loyal following. For nearly 10 years, Dr. Simmons served as a member of the clinical faculty of the NutraMetrix Educational Institute through which she trained other physicians and health care professionals in the practice of integrative medicine on a national scale. Her visionary spirit and entrepreneurial talents led her to be the Chief Visionary Officer for Local Choice Spirits in 2014. In addition to her clinical, training and entrepreneurial endeavors, she has been a dedicated innovation and creative process pro. For 18 years, she has worked closely with Ideas to Go, an innovation consulting firm that specializes in helping Fortune 500 companies generate concepts for new products and services, positioning, naming and promotions. She recently joined Alivio Products as their Chief Medical & Innovation Officer, where she will spearhead efforts to create breakthrough products, ingredients and packaging in the natural healing space.
A graduate of the prestigious Bastyr University in Seattle WA, she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree with advanced training in midwifery and women’s health. Dr. Simmons is certified as a Professional Coach and a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence Coaching. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the International Coaching Federation. Privately, she enjoys meditation, organic gardening, cooking and living well with her husband and children.
Donna Krusznis joins our team with 20 years experience in sales and marketing success in the financial services industry. Over the course of her career with Fortune 50 companies, she developed a reputation for attention to detail, creating and curating relevant content to educate her clients and executing difficult processes with precision. Her stellar relationships with her clients stemmed from her ability to research and analyze competition so that she could recommend the most beneficial products to them. Her solution-oriented approach, upbeat attitude and deep commitment to developing mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships makes her the ideal choice to be Alivio Products’ Company Rainmaker. Donna holds a B.A. from Kean University. In her not-so-quiet time, Donna is a very involved mother to her two sons, sits on the Board of the Verona Lacrosse program and is a devoted wife to her husband, who honors all of us by his service as a police officer for more than 20 years.