Our Story

Determined to shift the paradigm of western medicine and develop an ecosystem approach to healing the microbiome, co-founders Andrea McBeth and Piper Dobner have assembled a multifaceted team of innovators who, together, are applying new knowledge to old systems. The culmination of this endeavor is Thaena Inc, a wellness research and education operation breaking barriers in the field of natural medicine and providing microbial therapies that heal holistically. Andrea and Piper Co-founded Thaena because they witnessed and experienced a broken system, and wanted to help build a better one.

Piper Dobner ND, MS                 Andrea McBeth ND

Co-Founder                                      Co-Founder

Our Mission

Restoring microbial ecosystems to build resilience and reduce suffering.

Our Team

Andrea McBeth, ND

CO-FOUNDER

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Piper Dobner, ND, MS

CO-FOUNDER

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Patrick Hanaway, MD

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

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Robin Rose, DO

CLINICAL ADVISOR

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Heather Zwickey, PhD

SCIENCE ADVISOR

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Brice Thompson, ND, MS

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

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Cory Szybala, NMD

DIRECTOR OF SALES + MARKETING

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Cooper Warner, JD

LEGAL COUNSEL

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Cameron Apperson

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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McKenna Smith

ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON

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Board of Directors

Ann Bunnenberg, JD, PhD 

BOARD MEMBER, INVIVO BIOSCIENCES 

James L. Vitas II 

CEO I FOUNDER, VMD COMPANIES 

Andrea McBeth, ND 

CO-FOUNDER, THAENA 

Piper Dobner, ND, MS 

CO-FOUNDER, THAENA 

Business Advisors

Matthew Shurtleff, PhD 

SCIENCE ADVISOR 

Robin Klemm, PhD 

BUSINESS ADVISOR 

Mark Bruns, PhD 

STRATEGY ADVISOR 

James L. Vitas II 

FUNDRAISING ADVISOR 

Donald Basile, PhD

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Manoj Dadlani

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR 

Christian Roghi, PhD, MBA 

BUSINESS + SCIENCE ADVISOR 

Ann Bunnenberg, JD, PhD

BUSINESS ADVISOR