About the Vegetus Foundation

The Vegetus Foundation was founded by Frank Ray Rifkin, a former member of United States Army and serviceman in World War II, as a charitable endeavor dedicated to helping Americans improve their quality of life through education on healthy living. In 1979, shortly after the starting Foundation, Frank Ray published the first issue of Nutrition Health Review—the Consumer’s Medical Journal® (NHR)—to assist the Vegetus Foundation in achieving its mission. Since that time, over 130 issues of NHR have been published.


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Managing Editor

Austin Vitelli
Associate Editor

Amanda Tolvaisa
Assistant Editor

Gannon Vitelli
Assistant Editor

Aliza Becker
Contributing Writer


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Emily Scullin

Giselle Geddes, MD
Chief Medical Officer 

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Senior Vice President

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Associate Director of Business Development

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Associate Director of Business Development

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