CEO: A biochemist, who received his degree from George Washington University. In 2016, Dr. Richard Veech, “The Father of Ketones” introduced the concept and the incredible potential of ketones to Stephen over a casual meeting at his home. Dr. Veech mentored Stephen in his lab at NIH. He shared his vision and his life’s mission as it pertained to ketones and his desire to create an oral ketone for people that wanted a “keto-lifestyle” without adhering to a strict ketogenic diet. Dr. Veech passed away in January of 2020. Stephen promised Dr. Veech that he would continue his mission, and has done so with the ultimate discovery of the world’s most powerful and cost effective ketone compounds now referred to as PHK (PowerHouse Ketones).
Samra R. Savioz
COO: Educated in the studies of physiology and nutrition with a bachelors degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Savioz has over fifteen years of experience in business development, and has established a non-profit charity in 2008 that provides quality of life services for people with malignant brain tumors and other neurodegenerative disease. Her experience as a National Director of Development for multiple Fortune Five Hundred companies has allowed Ms. Savioz to develop strong relationships and continue her passion in the development of products and services for people. Her passion is to provide people with a palatable oral ketone without a restrictive ketogenic diet. She has seen first hand the benefits of metabolic ketosis through her own experience raising a daughter with neurometabolic disease.
Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck | Research Lead:
Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck is an adjunct Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and an Associate Investigator in the Cancer Biology Program at the Arizona Cancer Center of the University of Arizona. Dr. Scheck received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in NY and her PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. After a postdoctoral fellowship in viral oncology at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania she moved to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to study AIDS-related dementia. She began her studies of brain tumors while at Sloan-Kettering and moved to the Barrow Neurological Institute in 1989 where she remained until 2017. She then moved to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix until 2019.
Dr. Scheck is an acknowledged leader in the field of metabolic alteration as an adjunct to the standard of care to improve survival and minimize side effects for patients with malignant brain tumors. To this end, her laboratory has been studying the use of the therapeutic ketogenic diet (KD) for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. Their work has shown that the KD reduces the growth of malignant brain tumors through a wide variety of mechanisms, and it potentiates the effect of radiation and temozolomide chemotherapy. She is also studying this therapy in pediatric brain tumors and hopes to demonstrate the utility of the therapeutic ketogenic diet for the adjuvant treatment of these tumors. The second goal of her research is to identify biomarkers that improve on the current methods of diagnosis and prognosis for this devastating disease.
Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD | Medical Advisor
Medical and neurosurgical training:
University of Vermont
Worked in the field of neurotrauma and sports related injuries—developed ImPACT—the neurocognitive test now the standard of care in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR for concussion evaluation. Over 20 million athletes baselined tested to date.Team Neurosurgeon Pittsburgh Steelers, Medical Director World Wrestling Entertainment. Editorial board of several major journals and published over 280 peer reviewed papers and six books.
– 2018 Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation “Humanitarian of the Year”
– 2017 Circus Saints and Sinners “Man of the Year”
– One of American’s Best Neurosurgeons for 15 consecutive years.
– Scholastic All American football at Indiana University
– Competed in over 80 triathlons, 8 of these Ironman distance races – 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run–Kona, Hawaii world championship 5 times
– Inducted into the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame along with Joe Montana and Kareem Abdul Jabbar for athletic accomplishments and contributions to sports medicine
– Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame
Frequently quoted as an expert source by the New York Times, USA Today, ESPN, ABC Nightline News and more.
Dr. Mary T. Newport, MD
Mary Newport, M.D. was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from Xavier University (humanities and pre-medicine) and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her training in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in neonatology at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and is board certified in pediatrics and neonatology, the care of sick and premature newborns. She practiced neonatology for thirty years and was founding medical director for two newborn intensive care units in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She then gained experience at the opposite end of the spectrum while making home visits to people with a variety of chronic illnesses, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other dementias and neurological conditions. In 2008, she implemented a ketogenic nutritional intervention with coconut and medium-chain triglyceride oil that dramatically helped her husband Steve Newport, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2010, she guided her husband through the first pilot study of the betahydroxybutyrate/butanediol ketone ester in a person with Alzheimer’s and co-authored a case report published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia in 2015 with Dr. Richard Veech and others. Her husband lost his battle with Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body dementia in 2016 and Dr. Newport carries on his legacy as an author of three books and international speaker on ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain. Her latest book is entitled The Complete Book of Ketones: A Practical Guide to Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Supplements. She is currently working on a new book focusing on ketogenic strategies for Alzheimer’s and other neurological conditions.
Books: The Complete Book of Ketones: A Practical Guide to Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Supplements (2019)
Newport MT, VanItallie TB, Kashiwaya Y, King MT, Veech RL. “A new way to produce hyperketonemia: use of ketone ester in a case of Alzheimer’s disease.” Alzheimers Dement. 2015 Jan;11(1):99-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2014.01.006. Epub 2014 Oct 7. PMID: 25301680; PMCID: PMC4300286.
George Yu, as head of YuFoundation.org, has focused on Brain and Cancer Metabolism / Nutrition as his final medical initiative. With his background in biological chemistry, he followed George Cahill and Richard Veech of Harvard in finding alternative energy sources in “Calorie Restriction”, using fatty acid instead of sugar / carbohydrates for brain and heart metabolism. In 1978 with Peter Pedersen of Johns Hopkins in post graduate training, he began to understand metabolism / nutrition of the brain and cancers. After his formal surgical education at Tufts University, Harvard Brigham, and Johns Hopkins in 1981, including three surgical missionary tours, he practiced surgical oncological and reconstructive surgery for over thirty-five years and now a specialist in cancer and brain metabolism / nutrition, and endocrine hormonal factors on health and disease.
Hank Ingram is the epitome of a “weekend warrior”. By day, his chosen profession is an International adventure sporting travel consultant. On nights and weekends he’s a passionate mountain bike and gravel cyclist, rock climber, snow and water skier, and fly fisherman. He works hard and plays even harder so at “53-years-young” rest is limited and muscle recovery imperative. His initial draw to Power House Ketones was the selfish pursuit of doing more activities with the ability to recover faster and more completely. However, as he learns more about the benefit of Ketones and as PHK has grown, so has his understanding of their benefits. Ranging from special needs individuals to Alzheimer’s and concussion sufferers and so much more. Ingram believes that Ketones and specifically PHK are a path to achieving responsible future collective wellness.
Brian Collins lives in Alexandria, VA and is currently a civilian federal employee of the Navy as a manager providing oversight of privatized housing. He has urban planning degrees from Va Tech and UVA. Brian enjoys sports, music and nature. He enjoys encountering transformative products or processes that can make a difference in how we live and contributing to their success.
Carol Henry Prata
In 2012, Carol’s bright and funny husband, Joe—a retired teacher, daily swimmer, surfer and gifted storyteller—was diagnosed with beginning dementia. As Carol retired from her Financial Planning practice to care for him, she came upon Dr. Mary Newport’s pioneering work with ketones and followed her lead with astonishing results—after four early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular dementia, Joe’s diagnosis reverted to the pre-Alzheimer’s condition known as Mild Cognitive Impairment. With her husband’s cheerful personality and sense of humor back, Carol have embarked on a new path as citizen scientist and activist, spreading the word about the power of ketones to ameliorate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Carol is excited by PowerHouse Ketones for its Fresca-like flavor, greater potency and the company’s social commitment to keep its products affordable.