Calroy is led by an executive team with decades of combined experience in health, nutrition, management and marketing.
Chen Chen, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder
At the heart of Calroy Health Sciences is a scientific research program led by Calroy’s Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Chen Chen. This program is focused on developing systemic solutions that address the fundamentals of good nutrition. These fundamentals include innovative supplements and science-based wellness education. The objective, says Dr. Chen, is to help as many people as possible live long and healthy lives.
Dr. Chen Chen is a widely respected scientist and entrepreneur. With a PhD in nutritional science, he has conducted pioneering research in the field of food and nutrition for over 30 years.
Dr. Chen’s early work on lipoprotein metabolism and cardiovascular diseases led him to recognize the vital importance of dietary lipids to human health. He also developed an expertise in natural bioactives including dietary antioxidants that took him to the research and development at a major pharmaceutical company. For six years, Dr. Chen formulated many popular dietary supplements and OTC products, oversaw several clinical studies, and served on important industry initiatives such as the USP Botanical Task Force.
While championing healthy lipids, Dr. Chen has conducted extensive studies on functional carbohydrates and participated in the R&D of some of the most innovative products on the market, such as Arterosil®. Through collaboration with scientists around the world, Dr. Chen has made it his mission to develop the best nutritional knowledge and products to help people lead long, happy and productive lives.
President & CEO, Co-Founder
As Calroy Health Science’s CEO, Ed Hoyt brings decades of experience as a successful business leader.
While he began his career as a rocket scientist, specializing in pneumatic fin-actuation control systems for missiles systems, Ed quickly recognized his true passion was entrepreneurship and human nutrition.
In 1993, Ed co-founded and led a nutraceutical company that grew from a converted closet in his home to over $150 million in total sales, with full operations in 13 countries. His company served over 5500 licensed health care professionals worldwide in addition to some 100,000 independent sales representatives. Its many first-in-class nutritional products were used by medical professionals, consumers, and by major sports teams such as the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, New York Jets and many more.
Ed has been featured in numerous business publications, including Entrepreneurs Illustrated, Opportunity World, Success Magazine, and the Nutrition Business Journal. He has appeared on CNN and was nominated “Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year” by Merrill Lynch. Ed continues to pursue the personal mission he adopted at age 14: “To enrich the quality of life of people worldwide.”
Derrick DeSilva, JR, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Derrick DeSilva is a practicing internist with a wide range of medical interests. He serves as Senior Attending Staff at the Department of Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center(RBMC) in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He also serves on the teaching faculty of the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey.
Dr. DeSilva serves as Chairman of the Planning Committee, Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) and is a Past President of the American Nutraceutical Association. He has been a recipient of the Alan Mintz Award for Excellence in Clinical Age Management Medicine, and he has received the Best Doctor Award by Castle Connolly for the past 15 consecutive years.
A published author and accomplished speaker, Dr. DeSilva is host of “Ask the Doctor” on WCTC Radio, a medical correspondent for Cablevision (News 12 New Jersey) and host of “12 to Your Health”.
Director of Marketing
Jon Ward has over 35 years’ business experience in Europe and the United States. He began his career as the principal marketing writer for Pentagram, Britain’s leading design agency, and for Reuters’ Financial Services (now Thompson-Reuters).
Emigrating to the United States in 1992, he became co-owner of Young Associates, a boutique marketing agency in Phoenix Arizona, serving diverse clients from local restaurants to billion-dollar energy and real estate corporations.
He went on to develop a consulting practice focused on supporting entrepreneurial enterprises with a social purpose. In this function he has assisted the launch or transformation of companies in multiple industries, including nutrition, healthcare, cosmetics, technology, heavy industry, finance, mergers and acquisitions, personal development, jewelry and fashion.
He holds a master’s degree in English literature from Cambridge University, and a master’s degree in social work from Sussex University. He is the author or co-author of four books in the fields of education, finance and marketing.
Sukey Smith has over 15 years’ experience selling both nutraceuticals and medical devices to health care professionals. During that time, she has supported hundreds of physicians and other HCPs with her expertise in product education and customer support.
Sukey has a remarkable history outside of sales that helps account for her exceptional communication skills. She graduated in music at University of Southern California. She is a top-rated photographer (she received a Kodak scholarship to USC), a successful songwriter (with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts), and an actor with a lifelong career in advertising and TV, including roles in popular shows such as LA Law, Growing Pains and Knot’s Landing. She also trains and shows American Eskimo dogs at Champion level.