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When it comes to weight loss, there are many conflicting recommendations floating around from restrictive and fad diets to the use of unregulated supplements to facilitate weight loss. Most people who are on a weight loss or weight management journey have tried it all.  Unlike most programs, CURA is not about extreme diets or magic pills. CURA is a whole lifestyle change program that addresses the root cause of medical issues and unhealthy behaviors that lead to nutritional deficiencies.

CURA is proud to exclusively use trained nutrition experts – Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), to provide science-based recommendations using our proprietary tools and programs for healthy, sustainable weight loss and management.

CURA Weight Loss Counseling is supported by the CURA Advisory Board, Director of Nutrition and a highly skilled and experienced program development team. This unique collaboration ensures that we are providing evidence-based nutritional health information and the latest in proven dietary science and practices.

Paul Saltman

Founder & CEO

Paul Saltman

Founder & CEO

Paul Saltman, founder and CEO of CURA, is a self-made entrepreneur with over 30 years of hands-on experience in Sales, Marketing and Management. In 1984, Mr. Saltman was a pioneer in the field of distance learning and for 23 years ran an online university for mid-career adults, providing experienced students with options to further their educations and careers as their schedules and work commitments permitted.

Paul’s motivation and purpose continue to put his unique skills to use to positively influence the success of those around him. Having struggled with weight early in his life and then with esophageal cancer most recently, he was determined to create a new kind of company – one that can help people achieve nutritional health and weight management through sustaining behaviors and habits that lead to positive, enduring lifestyle changes. CURA draws from Paul’s experience in higher education and startups and cross-pollinates them with the skills and science of a select group of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists providing the highest standard for nutrition counseling. He believes that nutritional health and sustained weight loss is one of the most personally defining challenges people encounter in their lives.

Paul Saltman is a featured speaker on motivational communication, active listening, team development and self-empowerment in the workplace. He is active in community service to the elderly, volunteers weekly in impoverished areas and sponsors ultra-running events in Southern California. Having completed 5 ultra-marathons (31.1 miles) and 12 marathons, Paul also volunteers as a running coach for distance runners.

Christi Lee Bowling

Director of Nutrition

Christi Lee Bowling

Director of Nutrition

Christi Bowling, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD is a Masters Level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 12 years of experience in corporate wellness, medical nutrition therapy and sports nutrition. She is certified in both Sports Dietetics, and Adult Weight Management. She attended David Lipscomb University and earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky. She completed her dietetic internship in Augusta, Georgia at University Hospital.

While living in Orlando, FL she worked with top level executives from around the world and later became the first Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to work for Walt Disney World in their private clinic. She now resides in Nashville, TN where she has her private practice, Prime Wellness (www.beprime.co).

Kathy Bankerd

Marketing + Branding Consultant

Kathy Bankerd

Marketing + Branding Consultant

An early pioneer in Web Based Technologies and Digital Marketing, Kathy Bankerd is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader. Her extensive experience includes the early adoption of digital marketing practices and the concept of community for building brand loyalty to a wide variety of corporate entities where she held several executive leadership roles. Most recently Kathy served as VP of Digital Programs and Business Development for (Chopra Enterprises LLC., a subsidiary of Deepak Chopra), where she co-created and developed the highly successful “Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience” with the OWN network. Kathy serves as CURA's Marketing + Branding Consultant for technical and marketing strategies across its platforms. Known as a fearless innovator with a keen yet grounded sense of possibility, Kathy fosters the development of ideas for engaging experiences with leading experts and luminaries in the fields of health and well-being, relationships, positive psychology and success.

Anita Habeich

Brand + Product Consultant

Anita Habeich

Brand + Product Consultant

Anita Habeich is a marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the Strategic Marketing and Product Management of Consumer Electronics products. She creates and implements effective go-to-market solutions for Consumer Tech Companies. She works closely with senior management to define, structure and implement strategic marketing directives that accelerate getting from product concept to revenue-generating sales channels. Anita also helped lead the team that developed and launched the world’s first Bluetooth headset for mobile phones and in-car speakerphones. Ms. Habeich earned a B.S., with Distinction, in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a M.B.A in Marketing and Strategic Management from The Wharton School.

Laurie Harness

VP Sales, Marketing + Business Development

Laurie Harness

VP Sales, Marketing + Business Development

Known for her keen ability to architect dynamic growth strategies and forge strategic alliances that deliver profitable, sustainable revenue streams, Laurie Harness excels in the entrepreneurial arena. She has built an impressive track record in start-up, fast track and turnaround operations in both the for and non-profit sectors. Her extensive strategic network and exceptional relationship building skills open doors and create opportunities. With an undeniable passion for sales and a knack for identifying and fulfilling unmet consumer needs, the organizations she has worked with have realized substantial, sustainable increases in their bottom line, deeper market penetration and optimized market share. Having come up through the ranks as the “Dot Com” boom hit, Laurie has thrived on learning new technologies and dove in head-first as a key member of the team that built the first online catalog for the Business Services Division of Office Depot. Her ongoing love and commitment to entrepreneurship and technology has afforded her the opportunity to pay it forward by mentoring up-and-coming technology start-ups through Lean Start-up and donating her time to small businesses in her community.

Theresa Hennig

Director of Client Experience

Theresa Hennig

Director of Client Experience

Theresa Hennig, M.Ed., RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in education from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. from Wright State University. She has a passion for helping others achieve healthier lifestyles that foster whole wellness. Her professional experience includes working as a nutrition counselor, developing and leading weight management programs and nutritional seminars. Theresa provides health assessments and uses effective coaching techniques to educate, motivate and help clients identify weight management problems and issues to help them set and achieve measurable goals. She has helped people with a variety of illnesses learn how to use food to control their symptoms and improve overall quality of life. Theresa also teaches nutrition courses and has published numerous articles.

Himanshu Gupta

Technology Consultant

Himanshu Gupta

Technology Consultant

Himanshu "H" has 8+ Years of IT experience in Business, Leadership, Program/Product/Portfolio Management and Full Stack Development (in Python, MEAN, JAVA and iOS). He is both a PMP coach (Project Management Professional) and Agile Coach (Scrum and SAFe). His main expertise is in Analysis, Designing, Development, Implementation, Deployment and Maintenance of Databases, BI Applications, Websites and Mobile Apps.

Samina Kalloo

Director of CURA Kitchen

Samina Kalloo

Director of CURA Kitchen

Samina Kalloo RDN, CDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist residing in New York City. After earning two undergraduate degrees in Business and Nutritional Sciences, she went on to complete her dietetic residency at North Shore University Hospital, which paved the way for her to earn her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentials. Samina utilizes her training in Nutrition Science and Education to convey accurate, evidence-based information to a wide range of audiences including Consumers, fellow RDNs and other Health Care Professionals. She currently author's a monthly nutrition column in the W42ST magazine and is a Nutrition Blogger, Private Counselor and Nutrition Consultant for various food brands and companies.

Her passion for nutrition and helping to educate and motivate others inspired her to help people live healthier lifestyles through healthful dietary habits.