Meet Our Founder:
Dr. Kavita Desai, Pharm.D.
My name is Kavita Desai. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and why I ultimately created Revivele.
I grew up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, home of hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky. I graduated with my Doctorate in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and went on to have a pretty great career as a hospital-based Pharmacist. Ultimately, I even stepped up and opened my own community-based, clinical pharmacy, which was an unforgettable experience. I have an amazingly supportive husband, and three hilarious and smart children. I really have been blessed with a wonderful career and family.
But then, my idyllic life changed: My mom, my best friend, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Suddenly, my perspective on life, health, my career, and “me” changed drastically.
I moved away from my clinical pharmacy career and am now focused on brain health, Alzheimer’s and neurological disease prevention, and how these diseases affect women. I strive to consult with leaders in the field, and am interested in helping women address the many contributing factors in our lives and within our bodies that can impact our risk of developing one of these devastating diseases.
I focused on learning new things, challenging my mind to be creative and grow. I began painting and had my first public gallery showing in October 2019. I also began singing, and am now songwriting, as well. I am in the process of recording my first album, which has been such a rewarding endeavour.
I love to workout and strive to eat well. The foodie in me has often gotten in the way, but with the extra incentive to keep my brain healthy, I try to reduce the number of inflammatory foods that I consume, and incorporate activities that still my mind, like yoga and meditation.
Through my own journey, I realized how much I want to help other women be their best. I am aware of how hard it can be juggling all of life’s ups and downs, amidst a career, or parenting, or caring for aging parents. How much we, as women, give to others, but how little we take for ourselves. My mom taught me so much, but her illness taught me even more. Life is too short to not take time for you. We can be stronger and better at everything we do, if we put that little effort into ourselves first.
So meet Revivele. A company I am hoping will give women a sense of community; I believe women face similar changes and deal with similar issues as they age, regardless of circumstance. Revivele focuses on disease prevention and long term health, and is a place to look for education and guidance on women’s health issues.
So that is me. I am looking forward to getting to know you.