Eugene P. Pittz, Ph.D., President and CEO
Gene earned a B.S. in Physics from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from SUNY, Buffalo - where he did his dissertation work at Roswell Park Memorial Research Institute. Thereafter, he won a prestigious USDS-ARS Research Associate Fellowship while post-docking at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. His research included the physical chemistry of macromolecules in relationship to water structure.
He was appointed Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the Center of Environment Toxicology, Albany Medical College. Gene had the opportunity to research the biochemical mechanisms by which some food additives and environmental chemicals cause toxicity and cancer.
Gene diversified his career by sequentially holding Senior Research and Director of R&D positions with Unilever (Lever Brothers, USA), Warner Lambert (Pfizer), Sandoz (Novartis), Schering Plough (Merck) and MacroChem Corp. Over the course of his 25-year career with these health care companies, he designed, directed and executed numerous R&D projects in dermatology, gastroenterology, dental care as well developing new methods for drug delivery.
While over the course of holding the above positions, Gene was appointed to adjunct professor positions at the University of Tennessee and the University of Rhode Island.
Gene has authored or co-authored 17 patents and 30 publications/presentations as well as winning awards for developing innovative product concepts.
He is currently a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine and the AAAS.
Judith E. Allaire- Pittz, RD, LD; Co-Founder
Before co-founding NutraGenom, Judy served as consultant to Morrison Management Specialists and as Director of Clinical Nutrition and Patient Services for the University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Her earlier career included research, service and management positions at: Protocare Trials for Clinical Research, Orange, CA; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, CA; St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ and O.D. Heck Development Center, Schenectady, NY.
During her career she earned several certifications including Training in Adult Weight Management; Clinical Research Coordinator; Nutritional Assessment, UCLA; Nutritional Support Dietitian, etc.
Judy’s education includes: Dietary Internship, NYS; B.S. Clinical Nutrition (Cum Laude), SUNY; A.A.S. Nutrition Care (Magna Cum Laude); Maria College, Albany, NY.
Judy is a registered dietitian (#544904) and licensed dietitian in Nevada. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and a repeat presenter at the Food and Nutrition Conference (FNCE).