Luke Weil

As Co-founder and Chairman of Rios Nete, Luke brings his years of business expertise and involvement in philanthropy.

Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin

Channing Tatum is an American actor, dancer, film producer and model. Reid Carolin is a film producer, director, and screen writer. These two business partners traveled together to the Amazon to meet the people of that amazing rainforest. After meeting the Sápara people and experiencing the knowledge they have to offer, Channing and Reid have committed to helping them achieve their goal of sharing their medical knowledge with the world.  

Shipibo Tribe

The Shipibo people live in the Amazon in Peru and are famous for their medical expertise. Shipibo healers will work together with medical researchers at Rios Nete to document the healing power of plants and treat patients in state-of-the-art facilities.  

Sápara Tribe

The Sápara tribe lives deep in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. The Sápara used to number over 200,000 people. Today, fewer than 600 are left. They are creating a healing center where visitors can experience their culture and healing knowledge.  


Andrew Weil, MD
Slawek Wojtowicz, MD, PhD, Stanford University
Gerald Valentine, MD, Yale University
Dennis McKenna, PhD, Heffter Research Institute
John Eddowes, Clinical Psychologist
Carmen Perales, MD
Julio Arce, PhD, Phytochemical Research Specialist
Heliana Febres, MD
Robert Krause, MSN, APRN-BC
Mauro Zappaterro, Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Clinical Research