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A need for reliable everyday wellness

Twenty years of pain led Alethiah’s co-founder, Natalie Pennington Castellanos, to hemp oil. A chronic migraine sufferer, Natalie sought a better everyday life. In just two weeks’ time, she was amazed to see that CBD had reduced the amount and intensity of her debilitating migraines by 50%.

The phenomenal results of the hemp oil spurred Natalie to want to learn everything she could about cannabinoids and, ultimately, find the highest-quality product for herself. What she found, however, was an unregulated “Wild West” market – even the most popular CBD brands were inconsistent in their formulas and potency. False information and the lack of patient education was alarming.

Natalie knew she wouldn’t be alone in seeking honest, safe and consistent CBD products. She also knew that her husband Antonio Castellanos III, an executive in Medical Technology, was the perfect partner to join her in forming a wellness-focused company.

As patient and medical professional, the Castellanoses partnered with industry-leading authorities and together have produced the high-quality phyto-cannabinoid products that Natalie was searching for from the beginning.

Alethiah was born.

MEET THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Alethiah - Team - Antonio Castellanos

Antonio Castellanos III

CEO & Co-Founder
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Alethiah - Team - Antonio Castellanos

Antonio Castellanos III

CEO & Co-Founder

Antonio Castellanos III has worked in the Biotechnology and MedTech industries for the past 20 years, leading sales, commercial innovation, and product launches and development.  From individualized patient support to securing partnerships with principal teaching and healthcare institutions, Antonio has committed himself to the advancement of modern science and the implementation of it into everyday medicine.  He has done so in the fields of regenerative medicine, personalized MedTech, targeted drug delivery and medical cannabis. 

Antonio attributes many of his past accomplishments to his global approach, which has brought him to the present-day development and execution of Alethiah, a research-focused phyto-cannabinoid company.  Evident in his everyday work, he and a select group of industry-leading medical professionals and researchers recognized the urgency for measurable solutions for America’s current opioid crisis.  On an intimate level, Antonio also has a wife with chronic migraines.  He saw first-hand how unpredicted pain and the extreme migraine-related symptoms affected her.  Phyto-cannabinoid hemp oil transformed her life and brought a new stage of revitalization to their family’s as well.  

The field of cannabis has long been misunderstood.  Antonio’s mission is to clinically validate and legitimize the use of medical cannabis.  With Antonio’s understanding of medical and scientific processes along with his own personal experience, Alethiah is pushing the modernization of cannabis-based derivatives.
Alethiah - Team - Natalie Castellanos

Natalie Pennington Castellanos

COO & Co-Founder
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Natalie Pennington Castellanos

COO & Co-Founder

Natalie Pennington Castellanos is a graduate of Rhodes College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies. In a multitude of capacities from volunteering to fundraising, Natalie has raised millions of dollars for the Houston, Texas, community. She has carried an array of professional titles, all the while finding great pleasure in giving to others.

In 2008, as Natalie became a first-time mother, she founded Your 21st Century Genie, LLC, a company focused on assisting both individuals and companies with not only their executive organizational needs but also provided life skills’ support. For the past ten years, she maintained this mission of furnishing support and guidance, which happily gave her ample time to mother her brood of three boys.

In 2017, Natalie discovered hemp oil in a search for alternative medicines to relieve her chronic migraines. All the while, without her knowledge, her husband, Antonio Castellanos III, a MedTech Executive, was also acquiring knowledge about the plant’s medicinal benefits. A wife with a need for pain relief and a husband well-versed in the medical community came together and formed Alethiah, a wellness and research-based phyto-cannabinoid company, focusing on “a better everyday life.”

Alethiah’s mission is already alive today – CANNABINOIDS RECLAIMED – stamping out stigmas by purifying the cannabis business with truth – simply doing good for others.
Alethiah - Team - Wilson Almonte

Wilson Almonte, MD

Chief Strategy Officer
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Wilson Almonte, MD

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Almonte has been practicing in southeast Texas since 2013. He completed his undergraduate education at New York University, and then his medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in pain medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is board certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology by The American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Almonte believes in a more holistic approach to pain management and works to explore the most effective avenues in dealing with each patient’s particular ailments. He believes in remaining at the cutting edge of pain management technology and strives daily to provide optimal and personalized care for each of his patients.
Alethiah - Team - Eddie Castellanos

Eddie Castellanos

Chief Branding Officer
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Eddie Castellanos

Chief Branding Officer

Eddie A. Castellanos joined Alethiah as Chief Branding Officer in 2018 to oversee the Company’s brand image.

In 2004, he founded DPEAC, a product and advertising photography company, specializing in beverages, liquors, and fine spirits, among many other products.

Eddie has worked closely with an array of well-known domestic and international organizations, leveraging his experience as a graphic designer, commercial photographer, and creative director. His unique style and vast knowledge of leading software drives his creation of imagery, creating successful marketing and advertising campaigns.

He devotes most of his time and efforts to achieve strategic and emotionally-resonant imagery. “I believe in capturing the best digital visualization of any given product that can be utilized in any dimensional media outlet, including print, marketing, advertising and editorial.”
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Everton A Edmondson, MD

Chief Medical Liaison
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Everton A Edmondson, MD

Chief Medical Liaison

Dr. Everton Edmondson has led a successful neurology and pain medicine practice in Houston, Texas for more than 30 years. His experience in internal medicine, neurology, pain management and pharmacology affords him the broad scope needed to provide expert consultation and second opinion in pain and neurologic conditions.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief Adult Neurology Service at Pavilion for Women, Texas Children’s Hospital.
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Daneshvari Solanki, MBBS, FRCA

Chief Research Officer
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Daneshvari Solanki, MBBS, FRCA

Chief Research Officer

Daneshvari Solanki, M.D., is a recognized international expert in regional anesthesia who was a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, as well as an integral developer of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Pain Medicine services. In 2017, after 39 years of dedication, Dr. Solanki retired from UTMB, continuing, however, to be a loyal contributor to medical research.

In 1995, Dr. Solanki established the Interventional Pain Service (IPS) at UTMB, under the direction of Dr. Donald S. Prough, the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology. The IPS initially included interventional strategies to treat patients with neuropathic pain conditions, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), which was later renamed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Solanki’s interest in CRPS sparked consultations for the performance of Stellate Ganglion Blocks, Bier Blocks and Ketamine Infusions.

What started as a small project to better serve the chronic pain care needs of UTMB’s patients quickly exploded into a busy pain practice. The Pain Fellowship was officially accredited just two years later, and today (winter 2018) has eight dedicated pain faculty members with three fellows per year and 50 alumni graduates, who are excelling all over the country in a variety of academic and private practice environments.

As UTMB’s Director of Regional Anesthesia, Dr. Solanki also helped provide post-operative pain control for adults. She developed the Texas Society of Anesthesiology Regional Anesthesia Workshop, which is now coordinated by the current Pain Fellowship Program Director at UTMB, Dr. Erik Hustak.

A respected professor and mentor, Dr. Solanki he has been acknowledged for training more than 500 residents and more than 40 pain fellows. Her love for teaching is evident; she is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and continues to set a high standard for her trainees with her commitment to excellence.

While Dr. Solanki retired from UTMB to spend more time with her grandchildren, she has continued her research endeavors. Dr. Solanki currently conducts clinical trials with the HD Research Group, in pursuit of effective treatments.

In January 2019, Dr. Solanki also joined Alethiah as Chief Research Officer. With her extensive background in Pain Management, Dr. Solanki sees great potential in the medical benefits of cannabinoids and believes in helping Alethiah push forward its research and clinical trials.

THE ALETHIAH ADVANTAGE

One step above the rest

The CBD industry is full of options – that’s why we strive to provide you with only the highest-quality, custom formulas and services.

We’ve teamed up with doctors, researchers, and healthcare professionals to empower consumers through CBD education and to ensure that our products are based on the latest scientific findings.

MEET THE ADVISORY BOARD

Integrating traditional Western medicine + a holistic approach

Alethiah - Team Member - Karyemaitre Aliffe

Karyemaitre H. Aliffe, MD

Harvard-Stanford Physician-Scientist
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Karyemaitre H. Aliffe, MD

Harvard-Stanford Physician-Scientist

Phyto-Medicinal Organic Chemistry Research

Anesthesiology, Intensive Care & Pain Management

Molecular & Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy

Strategic leadership in medicinal product R&D

US and International
Alethiah - Team Member - Wendy Askew

Wendy Askew, MD

OB/GYN and Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine
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Alethiah - Team Member - Wendy Askew

Wendy Askew, MD

OB/GYN and Anti-Aging, Functional & Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Rogers Centers
San Antonio, TX
Alethiah - Team Member - Miles Day

Miles Day, MD

Medical Director
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Alethiah - Team Member - Miles Day

Miles Day, MD

Medical Director

Grace Health System Pain Management Center Pain Fellowship Director

Texas Tech University’s Pain Fellowship Program

Lubbock, TX
Alethiah - Team Member - Clement Hayes

Clement Hayes, ATTY

General Counsel
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Alethiah - Team Member - Clement Hayes

Clement Hayes, ATTY

General Counsel

Alethiah - Team Member - Bert Quintanilla

Bert Quintanilla

President
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Alethiah - Team Member - Bert Quintanilla

Bert Quintanilla

President

President PlasmaPure, Inc.
Corpus Christi, TX

Alethiah - Team Member - Martha Quintanilla

Martha Huerta Quintanilla

Attorney at Law
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Alethiah - Team Member - Martha Quintanilla

Martha Huerta Quintanilla

Attorney at Law

Attorney at Law
Corpus Christi, TX

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Safe. Effective. Pure.

Method

  • Hemp sourced from family farms in Colorado and co-op farms in northern Europe
  • Free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers
  • CO2 extracted
  • Non-GMO
  • Minimally processed
  • Non-psychoactive

Services

Health is more than just a product – it’s a lifestyle. That’s why Alethiah provides services to guide you through your wellness journey, finding the cannabinoid therapy that works best for your body.

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Product Testing

At Alethiah, we take the truth very seriously – it’s in our name. That’s why we uphold rigerous standards for our products, and perform regular product testing.

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