Advisory Board

Nikki’s Nutrition’s advisory board serves to provide prospective and guidance about the direction that the company should follow.

Members are from a wide variety of backgrounds to ensure that all business aspects of Nikki’s Nutrition are met.

Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist, is a recognized expert in the fields of clinical detoxification and therapeutic supplementation. He runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. As a leader in his field, Josh teaches Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Josh is a noted expert for various media outlets including CTV News and CityTV.

With over 30 years of experience as a physician. Dr. Gerard Saltibus understands the need to incorporate a good nutrition plan as part of any health care management system.

Dr. Saltibus has served in both the private and public sectors in St. Lucia and presently heads the Easycare Clinic located in the north of this Caribbean island. The clinic caters for both residents as well as visitors to the island. As a primary care physician, he is in the forefront of promoting good healthy habits to both family and community life.

With a focus on prevention rather simply treatment, he knows the value of proper nutrition in the management of medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, obesity, cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

His practice of family medicine has one of it’s cornerstone, healthy, holistic nutrition.

Dr. Kim Foster is a family physician and a coach who lives and works in Victoria, BC. She obtained her M.D. from McMaster University in 1997 and relocated to beautiful British Columbia in 2003. She is passionate about wellness, and is on a mission to help health coaches and wellness entrepreneurs build their businesses and make the world a healthier place.

Bryan Kennedy has a Business Degree from The University Of Massachusetts Amherst in Sports Management. He has managed a fully online global business, which provided educational programs, and certifications to professionals in the Health & Wellness industry. He has built and developed an online email marketing CRM database, which included client tracking, an extensive affiliate sales program, email open rates, client usage, with multiple online membership sites and user portals to deliver the programs to customers all over the world.

Leesa Klich is on a mission to help wellness practitioners get the right information to pass on to their clients and audience to build their businesses and improve public health on an epic scale. Frustrated with the misuse and misinterpretation of health research, Leesa combines her Master of Science degree and 12 years in the health products industry with her holistic nutrition training and passion for focusing on what’s right, not who’s right. She helps her clients build their authority with strategic credible research-based content marketing.

Kailyn’s background in biological sciences, extensive work experience in the charitable sector, and current position working at the intersection of government, academia and industry give her a unique set of skills and insight into the funding and entrepreneurship landscape in British Columbia. As a member of the Innovate BC team, she supports the growth of industries across BC by helping researchers, innovators, and technology entrepreneurs access funding via the Ignite grant competition, launch their ideas and connect with the experts they need to take their innovations to market.

Kailyn joined Innovate BC in 2015 and has over a decade of experience in fund development, grant writing, and program management in the charitable sector including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Science World BC. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simon Fraser University with a specialization in Ecology & Evolution, and has experience as a research field technician studying amphibian populations in central British Columbia.

Kailyn is a strong advocate for women in science and technology, a self-proclaimed science nerd, and yearns to one day to travel to space. She always has a great book or podcast recommendation and when not exploring or skiing the coastal mountains, can typically be found sharing her excitement for science, technology, nature, and public art with the community. She volunteers her time as an adjudicator for the Irving K Barber’s Women in Technology scholarship program, is a member of the Lower Mainland Green Team, and currently sits as the Chair of the Board for the Vancouver Mural Festival, the city’s largest celebration of public art.