Enzo is an international artist who specializes in mosaics. He founded Foregen in 2010 – the first company of its kind that promotes foreskin regeneration with tissue engineering techniques and stem cell technology. Two years later, he extended Foregen’s 501(c)(3) status to the U.S. In 2015, he created "HuFo The Missing Piece", a hyper-realistic sculpture of the human foreskin that successfully met its $40,000 goal on Kickstarter. HuFo serves as a 3D representation of the foreskin as well as for the scaffold and regeneration of this specialized tissue. He works closely with Foregen scientists and provides his artistic creativity to the medical field to help direct the project.
Carlo Alberto Cirioni
A philosopher and anthropologist, Carlo Alberto Cirioni is a religious scholar and interpreter of ancient Biblical texts. Carlo is a longtime friend of Enzo's and as the vice president, he helps lead the creative direction of Foregen and is a visionary in his own right.
Chief Operations Officer
Tyler is a driven advocate for genital integrity and pursuing the goal of giving every man back the choice of a whole body. He has considerable international experience, working with people from a variety of countries. After graduating from North Central College with a degree in World Languages - Spanish, German and Chinese, he became a Fulbright Scholar to Germany. He wants to continue both his study of language as well as doing anything he can to support Foregen. When his time isn’t occupied with those goals, he can be found working on his art, the other passion in his life.
An East Bay graphic designer, Peter is the team’s resource for many of their visuals, infographics, and aesthetics. Peter has worked within the public and non-profit promotional sphere for many years, devoting much of his design work to organizations within the LGBT and Women’s services arenas, as well as for other multicultural rights groups. With a background in print and fabrication, Peter is using his experience in semiotics, signs, symbols, and branding to translate one of the most stigmatizing topics on the planet into an approachable platform. Genital integrity deserves representation that is dignified so that all who seek such reparations can feel safe, comfortable, and proud to do so. Career Profile.
Dr. Elena Bondioli, PhD
Dr. Bondioli is Foregen’s chief molecular biologist responsible for overseeing the success of all of Foregen’s lab and preclinical work. Dr. Bondioli has more than ten years of experience in decellularizing tissues to extract their extracellular molds and then regenerating them for patients, which is the same fundamental scientific process that Foregen’s success depends on. She is currently the technical director responsible for overseeing the bioengineering and somatic tissue cell therapy department of Regional Cell Bank of Emilia Romagna, a ten-million dollar facility tasked with regenerating skin for burn victims. Dr. Bondioli has written numerous national and international patents and publications in Italy on skin and other structure regeneration. Dr. Bondioli’s past experience aligns perfectly with Foregen’s current research trajectory.
Dr. Valeria Purpura, PhD
Dr. Purpura was a senior diagnostic molecular biologist at Praximedica before becoming Dr. Bondioli’s head biotechnologist at the Regional Cell Bank of Emilia Romagna. Dr. Purpura received her Ph.D. in experimental medicine in 2012, studying the molecular mechanisms involved in the modulation of fibroblast and keratinocyte growth factors. She is highly experienced in PCR technologies, histomorphological testing, and validating the safety and efficacy of therapeutic biomaterials for use on patients.
Dr. Robert Van Howe, MD
Dr. Van Howe is a Medical Doctor of Pediatrics of the Marquette General Hospital in Minnesota. Being a leading opponent of circumcision, he has published against circumcision and written extensively in support of children’s rights. He has published many articles on the topic of genital integrity for over 15 years. He also attends and speaks at the symposium on genital integrity. His experience further includes training at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Children’s Hospital as well as earning his BA degree from Stritch School of Medicine.
Peter Adler, JD
Peter W. Adler is the Legal Advisor for Foregen. Mr. Adler received a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Dartmouth College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973, a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Cambridge University (Honours) in 1975, and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1983, where he was an Editor of the Virginia Law Review of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He teaches International Law at the University of Massachusetts.
Ken Drabik, MS
Mr. Drabik is a Senior Research Technologist at the University of Chicago. He has campaigned for human rights around the world and his expertise led him to assist in the making of the movie Cut, which discusses the issue of male circumcision.
Dr. Elena Tartaglione Steiner, PhD
Having completed her PhD at Arizona State University’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Elena contributes her background in intercultural, strategic, and organizational communication to Foregen objectives. She has extensive experience as a research assistant at ASU’s Center for Strategic Communication, and contributed media, narrative framing, cultural analysis to public sector initiatives in the United States. Elena was faculty in communication for eight years at Regis University where she also completed her M.A. in International Communication. She was managing partner of Global Perspectives Consulting, offering consultation and training in the areas of intercultural communication and competence across public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has lived, worked, or studied in over 20 countries and has working proficiency in German and limited working proficiency in French. Elena is currently researching and developing curricula with a multinational management and technology dual-education organization outside the United States.
These are our core volunteers who help to run Foregen, recruit and coordinate with new volunteers from around the world, promote our mission through social media and events, and provide supporters with feedback and assistance on what we do.
Director of Events
Software Development Specialist
Twitter Media Specialist