President & CEO
Mike Walters began his career with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, where as part of the marketing team, he launched Pancrease MT®. In 1996 he formed a company to support emerging biotech and pharmaceutical companies in building their U.S. commercial presence. Early clients included PathoGenesis (TOBI®) and MERZ (Mederma®). In 2001 he started SourceCF, where he remained until its sale to Eurand in 2007. Through 2010, he focused on building U.S operations and the launch of ZENPEP®. Today, he is involved in a number of businesses, at the Board and operating level, including Kailos Genetics and MVW Nutritionals.
Chief Marketing Officer & HR Manager
Melanie Vandiver brings an operational focus and expertise in pharmaceuticals. Her past responsibilities have included training and sales operations. In addition, she managed the development of marketing and educational materials, and was responsible for professional relationships. Melanie will continue to provide her expertise in these areas to the MVW Nutritionals.
Suzanne Michel is a Registered Dietitian with almost 40 years of experience. An author and co-author of numerous publications, abstracts and chapters, she has held faculty appointments at medical schools and presented at numerous national and international professional conferences and meetings. Recipient of several honors and awards, including the Golden Apple Award from the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, for her work in CF education and patient care. Until November 2012, Suzanne was an Advanced Practice Dietitian at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Today, she serves the CF Community on a consulting basis, continuing to engage in patient care and education.
Dr. Jeffery Zobell
Clinical Support Liaison
Dr. Jeffery T. Zobell, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is a pediatric clinical pharmacist in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Zobell has been involved in care of patients with cystic fibrosis for the past 17 years, including the last 7 years as the dedicated pharmacist in an outpatient CF clinic. He has been involved in several quality improvement and research projects involving CF medication access, adherence, antibiotic dosing, and immunizations. Dr. Zobell has spoken at several local, national and international conference on topics involved with CF. He has published several peer-review manuscripts in the topics of medication access and adherence, and optimization of CF antibiotics. Dr. Zobell has served as the co-chair for the CF Foundation Pharmacist Mentorship Committee and on CF Foundation Access Steering Committee. He has worked with several CF copay assistance programs and specialty pharmacies to help with improving medication access for patients. Dr. Zobell serves as a clinical adjunct faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Dr. Zobell completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital. He graduated with his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in May 2006.
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND is a registered, licensed dietitian and professional chef in Philadelphia. He is the owner and executive chef for The Sage: Nutritious Solutions, a personalized nutrition and off-site catering company. He holds lectures nationwide, both at the University and corporate levels, on a wide array of nutrition-related topics.
Zach attained his Culinary Arts Degree at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from NYU, and studied abroad in England, Italy, and France.
Within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, he is a contributing author to Food and Nutrition Magazine and the Stone Soup blog. He holds experience as the chair of the Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition member interest group and the chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition sub-unit of the Medical Nutrition Practice dietetic practice group.
He has been acknowledged for his efforts in the field of nutrition and dietetics by being granted Fellowship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, acknowledged as a Food and Nutrition Hero from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, receiving the “Unsung Hero” award by the cystic fibrosis community’s Wishes and Dreams organization, and the Distinguished Trinko award from LAHIDAN. He is also the author of The Slice Plan: An Integrative Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle and a Better You.