Our Management Team
Frank Romero, MA, MPH, Founder and President
Franco holds a dual Masters Degree in both Health Care Policy and Public Health Administration from the University of Minnesota. Franco has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry working with traditional and alternative (CAM) providers, purchasers, consumers, pharmaceuticals and insurance companies, network vendors and public policymakers in identifying alternative ways to raise the standards of care around the issues of quality, affordability, accessibility and transparency.
Franco’s Vision: To empower people so that they can take back their health from the pharmaceutical companies and others in the medical industry who are profiting from their illnesses.
Robert Nemer, Chief Sales Officer
Bob has held senior management positions at MCI Telecommunications and Win Star Wireless Communications with responsibilities in site selection, lease agreements, implementation, management and training of national sales staff. Bob holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota and remains active in the art world as a painter.
Bob’s Vision: To make nutrition a fundamental right rather than a luxury only the privileged can afford.
Sharlene Romero, Chief Financial & Marketing Officer
Sharlene has held several sales and marketing positions with RBC Dain Rauscher. In 1998, Sharlene was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which led her on an amazing journey into the world of Alternative Medicine that has changed her life forever and in part was the inspiration for Nurish™ years later. Recently, Sharlene stepped down as Chair of the St. Louis Park Community Foundation after 6 years as one its original board members to join Nurish™. Sharlene holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota.
Sharlene’s Vision: To share my story and spread the word that nutrition (even in its simplest form) can be a powerful weapon in taking back one’s health and possibly – saving one’s life!
Nurish™ currently relies on a team of advisers who are experts in their field of practice. It is our intent to broaden this network of advisers as we grow. Currently, our team consists of the the following individuals:
Dr. Craig Hassel – Blend Formulation & Nutrition
Craig is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. Craig is widely known for his research on medicinal herbs and has spoken and written on the topic of “non-traditional benchmarks in determining the health benefits of foods” based on knowledge principles such as Chinese Medicine Theory. Craig has received numerous awards for his work and teaching including the Bush Project for Teaching Excellence, MES Dean and Director’s Distinguished Issue Team Award and the College of Human Ecology Teaching Award. Craig has offered to actively participate in various aspects of blend formulation, nutrition and refinement.
Dr. Todd Berntson – Blend Formulation & Nutrition
Todd holds a degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Minnesota, a Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University and is currently completing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University. In addition to clinical practice, Todd has written more than a dozen books on health and wellness, has conducted multi-center research trials on nutritional therapies for chronic illness, and has appeared in Self Magazine, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. Todd has offered to participate in various aspects of product development, nutrition and refinement.
Greg Lynch – Product Distribution
Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from the University of St.Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In 1989, Greg launched ProMark International – a product development, sourcing, import and distribution company. ProMark International has earned a reputation for its quality work in serving the unique needs of major retail accounts such as Target along with other distributors, mass merchants, corporations, resellers and brokers alike. Greg has offered to actively participate in the development of product distribution, marketing and sales.
Glenn Auerbach – Packaging Development
Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Glenn has devoted most of his career to the food and beverage industry having worked for Johnson Brothers Liquor Company and presently – Nestle Professional, managing several national accounts for their Food Service Division. Glenn is the creator of an advanced, universal bottle cap designed to dispense nutritional compounds into drinking water for consumer use and global disaster relief and nutrition efforts such as the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN – World Health Organization) which has shown interest in his work. Glenn has offered to actively participate in packaging development and product distribution.