Staterra Inc. is an Ottawa based research and development company, specializing in nutritional neuroscience.
We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality products and providing great customer service. We manufacture all of our products in our Health Canada licensed facility in Ottawa, Ontario. We are cGMP compliant, have strict quality assurance protocols, and use third party testing to validate identity and purity of the ingredients we use.
President - BSc. MSc.
Alysen graduated top of her class, with honours, from Brock University with a degree in Biological Sciences. During her undergraduate career, she held multiple NSERC undergraduate student research fellowships and it was during this time that her passion for research began. She went on to complete a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, with a Deans award, from the University of Ottawa in 2012. Following her masters’ degree, Alysen worked as a senior research technician in a top research lab in Ottawa, studying the metabolism of stem cells.
In her spare time, Alysen loves spending time with her family – being the mother of two young boys. She is likewise a phenomenal baker, with cupcakes being her particular specialty.
Production & Compliance Manager - BSc.
Allison graduated with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Food Science and Nutrition from Carleton University in 2016. After completing her degree, Allison was offered a contract position as a research assistant at Carleton University, where she continued her work on the development of a microemulsion system that incorporated grape pomace, a waste product in winemaking. Because of her work, she was chosen to speak at a conference held by The International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF) in Florida. Once this contract ended, Allison gained manufacturing and production experience at I Crave Natural Foods, a gluten-free manufacturing facility here in Ottawa.
Allison currently oversees all production, manages all of our Health Canada compliance, and likewise assists with all of our administrative needs. In her spare time, Allison loves being outdoors – frequently hiking through Algonquin park.
Dr. Delphie Dugal-Tessier
Head of Research - BA, PhD
Delphie undertook an undergraduate degree in psychology and soon after graduation, competed for Canada as part of the National Canadian freestyle mogul team. In 2008, she retired from skiing and started working as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), where she evaluated an optimal approach to effective pharmacological treatment of depression. Most recently, Delphie completed her PhD in neuroscience in the field of neurogenesis and mechanisms of cellular regeneration. Delphie’s combined experience in both clinical and fundamental research make her uniquely qualified to run our research program.
In addition to her academic achievements, she is a gold medalist at the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championships as a purple belt and in January 2015, she was ranked #1 in the world in her age, weight and belt class.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
With an entrepreneurial history of over 25 years, Kevin has gained both extensive business start-up and operational experience. Manufacturing design and efficiency is also an integral piece to his business history, in both the food and natural health ingredient industries. Team building and development round out his skill set, having mentored many executives and influencers in the Canadian market place.
As our operations specialist, he provides fundamental feedback regarding production efficiencies and expansion initiatives. In his spare time, Kevin is an avid yogi, with Yoga Town being his go-to location here in Stittsville. He also enjoys fitness classes of any kind.
Head of Nutrition - BA, RHN, RYT
Sara obtained a degree in both English and Sociology from The University of Lethbridge in 2010, where she was on the Deans List and held multiple Memorial Scholarships. In 2012 she completed her training as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and has been practicing ever since. She continues to advance her training and expertise, obtaining her RYT designation in 2015 and completing her Advanced Clinical Pharmacology certificate in 2016.
Sara brings years of experience working with both elite athletes and individuals in need, helping them reach their nutrition and wellness goals. She has been a mentor and part of the EDAW Committee for Hopewell Eating Disorder Clinic, has travelled to Tanzania to work at KARIM Orphanage with Bridges of Hope, and was the Community Kitchen Coordinator at St. Joseph Women’s centre. Sara now runs Staterra’s AMIE program, designed to support mental wellness in women, with $1 from each product sold being donated to The Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) helping women in need.