Unoma Okorafor Ph.D. - Founder & CEO Born in Nigeria, Dr. Unoma Okorafor obtained her Master's degree from Rice University and her Ph.D. from Texas A & M University, both in Computer Engineering. Prior to founding Herbal Graviola, Dr. Okorafor worked as a software engineer and technical lead at the Education Technology Division of Texas Instruments. She has also worked in leading research labs including Intel, Hewlett Packard and IBM. Unoma enjoys working on creative ideas and applying her software knowledge to implement highly efﬁcient and innovative processes and systems at Herbal Graviola. A 2013 recipient of the Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award, a graduate of INSEAD and Stanford University's Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship, Dr. Okorafor is a passionate social entrepreneur and founder of the 501(c) non-proﬁt Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation, which promotes STEM education for girls in Africa. She is passionate about healthy living and sharing her great love for Graviola with people everywhere.
Laura Callahan - Sales & Business Development Director
Born in Spokane Washington, Laura brings her cleaver wit and over 25 years of marketing and sales innovation, partnerships and leadership. Having worked with some of the most well known products and brands in the market, she is proud to represent such an amazing product line within Herbal Graviola. "The combination of healthy, sustainable ingredients that create such unique and beneficial products backed by the company's amazing story and dedicated team is a perfect win-win and I am thrilled I get to be a part of it everyday." Laura and her husband have 4 boys ages 16-26. When you don't see her on a sports field, course or arena of some sort, you can find her trying out the newest recipe, listening to her son's music group or enjoying hiking and fishing in the beautiful Midwest.
Lorraine Cook - Customer Care Manager Lorraine brings over 25 years of sales and customer service experience to bear at Herbal Graviola. She is extremely passionate about connecting with people and building lasting relationships. Lorraine began her career with Associated Medical Products as a customer service manager before moving on to Experian Corporation, where she worked for over 20 years as a senior account manager. In her starting role Lorraine was a on the sales and support team managing several categories of accounts. As a senior account manager she oversaw major accounts including Ford, Toyota, Chase, Bank of America, Neiman Marcus and JC Penney. Prior to Herbal Graviola, Lorraine was customer relations consultant, poviding training to increase revenue for partner organizations. She has completed several high-level sales professional courses. Lorraine says, "By employing our creativity, challenging assumptions and constantly listening to our customers, we are helping to define the future of effective herbal remedies in the market place. I love to personally connect with customers and enjoy hearing their testimonials about how our products are helping them, and their feedback on what we can do better. I'm here to see things from the customers perspective. I always tell them, I am first and foremost on their side."
Jessica Boyster- Product & Supply Chain Manager Born in California, Jessica graduated high school in 3 years, and went on to get her Bachelors degree, legal assistant certification, medical transcription diploma, and many other professional training's. She taught cardio-kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga for over 10 years, and is certified as a personal trainer. While sharing the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle through her teaching is a passion, Jessica has worked full time for high-profile entities as their Administrative Director, with duties including all areas of HR, budgeting, spokesperson, media director, and in-depth legal review. Customer service and company appearance is not just a forte, but the key point of her focus. As a visionary she brings creative ideas to the Herbal Graviola product line in hopes to improve customer satisfaction, company image, and a healthier customer lifestyle. Jessica believes that “Working for a world-class company that provides top-notch supplements designed to help people just feels right. That is why we work at Herbal Graviola; to change lives - one product at a time."
Katrina Phillips - Design, Marketing and Media Associate Katrina is from a small town in Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Graphic Design. After a year of contract and freelance design work, she found Herbal Graviola. She was initially drawn to the company because she has a passion to live a healthy and well balanced lifestyle. Katrina says, " I absolutely love the idea that I get to use my creativity to help promote a company that not only strives for health and wellness, but has such amazing values. What a neat thing to be a part of." When she isn't designing, she is using her creativity in the kitchen, practicing yoga, working in her garden, or spending time with her family.
Tammy Lawrence - Customer Care Associate Tammy was born, raised, educated and resides on the small Caribbean island called Jamaica. Tammy graduated with a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Food Service management. Tammy has been working in the local hospitality industry for the past thirteen years. She has a love for nature and the outdoors. She has volunteered in several beach clean up projects to secure the environment for the future generations. Now, as a young mother of two, she aspires to feed and teach her children the natural, organic and healthy way to live.