Corporate Leadership

Executive Bios

Bill Lee - Chairman
Ralph Bietz - President, Univera & Univera Serve First
Stephen Cherniske, M.S. - Chief Scientific Officer
Yohan Lee – Chief Financial Officer
Casey Harris – Vice President and General Counsel
Janet Therese – Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Chi Song Wong - General Manager of Univera Malaysia

Bill Lee

Bill Lee - Chairman

"We accept and embrace our role in society, in the health and well-being of our Customers and in our responsibility to the planet. In concert with our employees and Associates, we are dedicated to our purpose as well as to business success."

Bill founded both Aloecorp, the world leader in Aloe as a natural raw material, and Unigen Pharmaceuticals, a research and discovery company which focuses upon plant extracts.

He is a member of the World Economic Forum and was selected as a founding member of New Asian Leaders. His membership is tribute to the economic achievements of the ECONET companies, and their commitment to the World Economic Forum goals of social responsibility and global sustainability. He also served as the Chairman of the Board for the IASC (International Aloe Science Council). In recognition of his devotion to the IASC, his name was dedicated to the industry Hall of Fame.

Bill is currently positioning the ECONET companies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Korea, China and Russia as a world-class wellness group. His purpose is to devote the rest of his life in this industry, and to fulfill the mission and philosophy he developed of "bringing the best of nature to humankind" through ECONET's unique group of vertically integrated natural products companies.

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Ralph Bietz

Ralph Bietz, PhD, MBA, MS - President, Univera & Univera Serve First

"I look forward to applying my global executive experience at Univera. The company has amazing potential and the resources to be a significant player in the health and nutrition revolution. I am honored to be a part of the ECONET family."

Ralph is an award-winning executive whose 35 year career brings vast Global business and technical experience to Univera. His career includes senior level positions in Fortune 100 multinational corporations as well as private firms. He has been interviewed and lauded by The Wall Street Journal for creating one of the first on-site custom executive education programs in the U.S. with the internationally acclaimed Goizueta Business School at Emory University. His MBA thesis is used in 22 different countries, 9 different languages, & copyrighted by two Fortune 50 companies. Ralph's PhD is in Natural Products and Methods. His global executive experience includes managing businesses in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and North & South America with Novo Nordsk AS, Seagram's & Sons, The Coca-Cola Company, G.D. Searle-NutraSweet, PepsiCo-CBC, Crystal Cascade, BioRev LLC, and Hoechst AG.

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Stephen Cherniske

Stephen Cherniske, M.S. - Chief Scientific Officer

"Univera products produce benefits you can see and feel. We do not ask that you try our products on blind faith. We simply ask for the opportunity to prove to you that life and health can be improved—to a degree that will surprise and delight you."

A nutritional biochemist and health educator, Stephen is the best-selling author of several books on aging and health, including The Metabolic Plan, Caffeine Blues and The DHEA Breakthrough, that have collectively sold more than one million copies. Stephen consulted for members of the U.S. Olympic Team, served on the faculty of the American College of Sports Medicine, taught clinical nutrition at the UCLA Department of Continuing Education in Health Science, and directed the nation's first federally-licensed clinical laboratory specializing in nutrition and immunology. He has appeared in numerous magazines including Time, U.S. News and World Report, Oprah, and Self.

Stephen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Biology from the University of New York at Albany, and a Master's of Science degree from Columbia Pacific University. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Medical Writers Association.

Stephen is married with six children and enjoys a very active life. Most importantly, he lives the lifestyle that he promotes. "Information is never sufficient for change. In order to have a positive impact on others, you must provide a credible and sincere example."

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Yohan Lee

Yohan Lee – Chief Financial Officer

Yohan Lee is Vice President of Finance of Univera. His career spans 23 years in the public and private sectors, providing an impressive depth of experience in the financial industry. Yohan has been with the ECONET Family of Companies for 14 years, serving in key roles of responsibility within Finance, Commissions and as ECONET Controller for 6 years. Key areas of expertise include finance, accounting, international business, project management, business analysis and MLM compensation. Yohan is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver, with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. He holds certifications as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Washington CPA Society and Colorado CPA Society.

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Casey Harris

Casey Harris – Vice President and General Counsel

As General Counsel for Univera, Casey is responsible for regulatory review and compliance, establishment of legal structures for new international markets and provides legal advisement on various corporate matters. Casey additionally serves as Secretary to the ECONET Board of Directors. He has extensive industry knowledge in the areas of intellectual property control and licensing, FDA and distributor compliance, trademark and patent law, as well as international product registration and labeling. Casey holds a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association; Utah State Bar Association; United States Patent and Trademark Office and J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

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Janet Therese

Janet Therese – Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Janet Therese leads Univera’s Sales and Marketing team. Her 30-year career encompasses direct sales, corporate marketing, product development and leadership training in the cosmetic and nutritional supplements industries. As a former business owner herself, Janet intimately relates to the entrepreneurial spirit which is the heart of the MLM industry. With this extensive industry knowledge, Janet brings a formidable presence to Univera’s corporate management team as it positions the company and field for domestic development and international expansion.

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Mr. Chi Song Wong

Mr. Chi Song Wong - General Manager of Univera Malaysia

Mr. Chi Song Wong is the General Manager of Univera Malaysia. He has over 20 years of successful experience in the direct selling industry, holding general manager positions in top US companies in the highly competitive Malaysia and Singapore markets. He is known for pioneering and adhering to industry best practices and cultivating strong partnerships with Associate leaders. He is fiercely loyal in serving the long term business interests of Univera Malaysia Associates and their families. Mr. Chi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and speaks Mandarin Chinese, English and Malaysian.

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