Our Founder

Virginia (Ginanne) A. Stallings, MD

Medical Consultant,
Envara Health Medical Advisory Board


Virginia (Ginanne) A. Stallings, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Ginanne holds the Cortner Chair in Gastroenterology and Nutrition and is the Director of the Nutrition Center. She has worked in nutrition clinical care, training, and research for more than 30 years at CHOP and has served as a consultant to national and international nutrition and health companies.

As a member of the National Academy of Medicine and fellow of the American Society of Nutrition, Ginanne contributes to the nutrition scientist and physician community. She chaired the National Academy committees to improve federal School Lunch/Breakfast and the Global Burden of Food Allergies and contributed to the WIC nutrition program. Ginanne has received research and teaching awards from the American Society of Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics, and National Academy of Medicine.

Ginanne has considerable research contributions in nutrition-related outcomes in children and adults with chronic illnesses including cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and HIV/AIDS. She designed and led the NIH-funded study that established the nutritional and medical benefits of Encala® for people with cystic fibrosis, and later founded Envara Health to further its development and make Encala available for children and adults.

Ginanne received her undergraduate degree in nutrition and foods from Auburn University and graduate degree in nutrition and biochemistry from Cornell. She received medical training at University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Virginia, and Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Encala can potentially have a positive, broad impact on the treatment of a range of conditions. We hope that Encala is the first of many innovative nutritional supplements that become available so that your patients with poor growth or unintentional weight loss can thrive again.

-Virginia A. Stallings, MD