Our Team

Our mission is to help bariatric patients live healthier and happier life throughout their successful WLS journey.
We also create great content aimed at supporting you in facing head-on the challenges of a weight-loss journey. Meet Your BariMelts® Team!

Dr. Jose Rocca, PhD

  • Founder and CEO of the BariMelts® technology and product line
  • PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Author of over eight patents (six issued) for formulation and absorption technologies
  • Adjunct Professor at the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University
  • Speaker at scientific and industry conferences worldwide
  • Service on scientific advisory boards of several nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies

Dr. David Mastropietro, PhD

  • Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist for the BariMelts® product line
  • Professor at the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University
  • Registered Pharmacist in the State of Florida

    Tim Berthold

    • Spearheads the Business Development efforts for BariMelts®
    • Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
    • Former U.S. Navy Submarine Officer and Department of Energy-Certified Nuclear Engineer
    • MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

        Laura Vazquez

        • Brand manager, leads all the brand's efforts. Makes sure all the content we provide to our patients is relevant and helpful. Connects with customers to understand their needs and finds the best solutions to help. 
        • Oversees the Social Media Marketing and Practitioner Programs for BariMelts® 
        • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University
        • Masters in Marketing from Florida International University 

        Brigitte Poleo

        • Leads the Creative and Packaging Design for BariMelts® 
        • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from José Maria Vargas University