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Nature's Nurse International, Inc.

Nutraceuticals based on red mangrove's plant chemistry: resolve colds in 48 hrs, flu in 3 days, and skin wounds/lesions 50% faster.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Asheville, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2006
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

As pioneers in the re-discovery and development of red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), NNI's mission is to bring forth products developed from red mangrove plus complementary botanicals which are more reliable and effective than any product in their category. We craft all-natural, rapid response nutraceutical solutions exclusively for a variety of health challenges in alignment with our motto: Health Care Reform is Self Care Reform... Naturally!


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    Resina Koroi
    Vice President

    Resina Koroi is the eldest daughter of one of Fiji’s chiefly families. She plays a leading role in Fijian society. She has funded and implemented the Rotary Pacific Water Project (150 wells and water lines to impoverished villages). She raised the funds for and planned Fiji’s only dialysis center. She is Nature’s Nurse Fiji, Ltd’s managing director and works on all management and harvest operations in Fiji. She serves as Vice President of NNI.

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    Ted D. Anders, PhD
    CEO & Founder

    Ted Anders, an organizational psychologist for 30+ years, guided the operational and financial improvement of major client corporations, government agencies, and health care organizations on 5 continents. Ted created NNI following years of investigations in the Fijian Islands in the 1990s. Ted developed and implemented the Nature’s Nurse plan and acquired the funding base, conducted R&D, and produced efficacious nutraceuticals from red mangrove.

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    Gregory Williams Cumberford
    Acting COO

    Greg Cumberford is a botanical natural products industry executive with over 20 years experience in manufacturing, quality assurance, research, and strategic planning. He is President of Bent Creek Institute, a botanical IP accelerator based near Asheville, NC. He was formerly VP-Strategic Initiatives with Gaia Herbs from 2001 to 2010. He has a BS in Environmental Earth Sciences from Stanford University. He serves on many US industry committees.

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    Mary E. Anders, Ed.D
    Corporate Secretary/Customer Relations Director

    As a forward-thinking teacher, principal, and system-wide education reformer, Mary Anders has developed, inspired, and managed hundreds of employees, expansive budgets, and served thousands of family clients with care and expertise. She has been serving in the capacity of Nature’s Nurse corporate secretary and customer relations director for the past 4 years. She continues to oversee the fulfillment services team.

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    Beverly Fisher, M.A.
    National Training Director

    Beverly has developed and delivered corporate training in 25 countries for 30 years. Her clients have included Lions Quest International, Nike, The US DOD, hundreds of school systems and businesses worldwide.

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    Scott Carroll, M.D.
    Medical Director

    Scott Carroll is a nationally respected pediatrician and immunologist who co-founded and directed the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinics for 30 years. In that role, his practice conducted numerous federally monitored, double-blinded clinical trials. He has conducted our Respigard clinical observation studies and oversees clinical trial planning and implementation. He serves as medical advisor to the management team and to selected clients.

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    Norah Frey, PhD
    Project Scientist

    Norah Frey is a biochemist educated in Basel at the Swiss Insitute of Technology and founded Adament Investments in the medtech space in 2001 with $50M in seed funds. She increased the fund to more than $1B in managed assets, then sold her position in 2007. She has invested in NNI and serves as advisor to management on phytochemical and procedural aspects of our R&D and operations. She also reviews clinical observations and study trial protocols.

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    Rebecca Anders
    Corporate Treasurer/Accounting

    Rebecca Anders has worked actively in direct health care service provision for 30+ years. She has co-managed two of the Anders family businesses and is responsible for various executive administrative functions in Nature’s Nurse. She ensures HR, fiduciary, and legal compliance is maintained and coordinates fulfillment and supply chain operations from the villages of Fiji through to storage and production orders here in the US.

Previous Investors

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    William (Whitney) Elmhirst and The Applegreen Trust: Porlock England
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    Dr. Nora Frey: Basel, Switzerland, Alex Neumann: Zurich, Switzerland
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    Anthony Orrefice, Mark Doxtader, Peggy Woods, 20 others in USA