NSI (Nutritional Specialities, Inc.), the parent company of the Professional Health Products® brand, was founded by Peter Nudi, Sr. in Pittsburgh in 1978, and continues to be family-owned and operated there to this day. Since it’s start, NSI has believed in partnering directly with doctors, pharmacists, and other licensed healthcare practitioners to deliver innovative nutrition, backed by science, to patients and clients.
Who We Are
Peter Nudi, Sr.
Founder, President, and CEO
Peter started his career with his own office supply and printing business in the early 1970s. He developed excellent relationships with his clients, including a doctor who persuaded him to leave his business for the relatively new world of vitamins and supplements. In 1974, he entered the industry as a regional sales representative for NutriDyn, nutrition-based supplements.
He was so successful that in 1978 he moved on to Seroyal brands. Together, with his wife Kathleen, they founded Nutritional Specialties, Inc, NSI. They started out small, Peter on the road four to five days a week and Kathleen at home with the family, doing the shipping, receiving and invoicing in the evenings. Distributing in five states, they quickly became Seroyal’s largest distributor for over a dozen years.
In 1990 Peter left Seroyal after the sale of the company to ICN Pharmaceuticals to focus on NSI and the development of the Professional Health Products® brand. Peter was motivated by the desire to formulate and produce high-quality supplements for the doctors and healthcare practitioners he had partnered with for the last 15 years. NSI has always been positioned for growth and innovation. That’s why NSI was one of the first companies to import and offer New Zealand glands and tissues. Peter guided the expansion of PHP from a handful of products sold in the United States, to nearly 400 with additional sales in Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Korea, and more.
In constant pursuit of wanting to help others, the MethylGenetic Nutrition® line of products was created, allowing genetics/epigenetics to play an important role in your patients precise nutritional needs. With more than 70 products, MethylGenetic Nutrition® is the most comprehensive line of genetic/epigenetic formulas on the market.
With Peter’s guidance, NSI will continue to grow and drive cutting-edge nutritional innovation that make a difference in peoples’ lives.
Vice President of Sales and Operations
A graduate of La Roche University, with a Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Animal Science and Psychology. Heather started her career at Nationwide Insurance where she inspected homes for insurability. From there she was recruited to Royal Canin Veterinary Diets, an M&M Mars Company. It was at Royal Canin where Heather’s career in the healthcare industry began. During her seven+ year tenure she rose to Sr. District Manager, providing the crucial link between veterinarians and superior nutrition for disease-state dogs and cats. From there, Heather entered the tech world at athenahealth, where she managed a sales team and more than 200 distribution partners across 13 states. Her team played a critical role in the field, introducing and selling cloud-based healthcare solutions to licensed health care practitioners.
She joined her family’s business in 2018 with nearly 20 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience. She’s often found at conferences, trade shows, and seminars, acting as the face of Nutritional Specialties Inc./PHP®. Her current priorities include; sales and sales management, website and software enhancements, product rebranding, marketing, and product development.
Dr. Kelly Halderman
Dr. Kelly Halderman completed a Family Practice Medicine internship with the University of Minnesota. She has a Naturopathic Medical Degree from Kingdom College of Natural Health where she is the current Academic Dean of Students. She holds certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition by theNutrigenetic Research Institute and certification from The American Functional Neurology Institute in Functional Neurology and Neurofeedback. She is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, President and founder of The American Association of Nutraceutical Formulators, as well as a member of The American Medical Association, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.
Dr. Halderman has a doctorate in clinical nutrition, is also board certified in Clinical Nutrition by the CNCB, has certification in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University and health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her interests include cutting-edge nutraceutical formulation, proper detoxification, cancer, Lyme, of which she has personally experienced and recovered from, as well as regenerative therapies such as ozone and stem cell therapies. She serves as scientific advisor to both Professional Health Products and Randal Optimal Nutrients.