CRN Board of Directors and Committees

CRN’s Board of Directors provides leadership, guidance and oversight for the association, working closely with CRN’s staff to develop the association’s strategic priorities. See CRN's Board Officers, Executive Committee and Board Members below.

In addition to CRN's Board of Directors, member company representatives also participate in CRN's Standing Committees. Find out more.

CRN Board Officers

CHAIR
David Campbell
RB Health (US) LLC

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Jim Hyde 
Balchem Human Nutrition & Pharma

CHAIR ELECT
Barry Ritz
Atrium Innovations, Inc.

CHAIR EMERITUS
Harvey Kamil 
The Nature’s Bounty Co.

TREASURER
Laura Harkness
Church and Dwight Co. Inc.   

SECRETARY
Jim Watson
Watson Inc. 

PRESIDENT & CEO
Steve Mister
Council for Responsible Nutrition

CRN Executive Committee

CHAIR
David Campbell
RB Health (US) LLC

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Jim Hyde 
Balchem Human Nutrition & Pharma

CHAIR ELECT
Barry Ritz
Atrium Innovations, Inc.

CHAIR EMERITUS
Harvey Kamil 
The Nature’s Bounty Co.

TREASURER
Laura Harkness
Church and Dwight Co. Inc.   

SECRETARY
Jim Watson
Watson Inc. 

PRESIDENT & CEO
Steve Mister
Council for Responsible Nutrition

 

OTHER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

David Blackwood
DSM Nutritional Products

Kristen Blanchard
Nutramax Laboratories

Chad Clawson
Nutraceutical Corporation

Mike Devereux
Nature’s Way Brands

Mark Gelbert
The Nature's Bounty Co.

Kirk Jowers
doTERRA International

Randy King
Procter & Gamble/New Chapter Inc.

Micah Osborne 
Stratum Nutrition

Scott Ravech
Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes

Robert Uccardi
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

CRN Board of Directors

Manufacturers

Susanne Andersen-Baekgaard
Bifodan A/S

Aaron Bartz
Ortho Molecular Products

Kristen Blanchard
Nutramax Laboratories

Paul Bolar
Pharmavite LLC

David Campbell
RB Health (US) LLC

Chad Clawson
Nutraceutical Corporation

Michael Costello
The Clorox Company/Nutranext

Mike Devereux
Nature’s Way Brands

Mike Finamore
Gemini Pharmaceuticals

Bill Frankos
Herbalife, Ltd.

Mark Gelbert
The Nature's Bounty Co.

Teresa Gonzalez Ruiz
Bayer HealthCare

Laura Harkness
Church and Dwight Co. Inc.

Daniel Hassan
Physician’s Seal

David Hilton
Natrol, LLC

Mark Hornick
Jamieson Wellness Inc.

Kirk Jowers
doTERRA International

Randy King
Procter & Gamble/New Chapter Inc.

Tara Martin
Nutrawise Health and Beauty Corporation

Lauren Medoff
AdvoCare International, LP

Ken Myers
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Scott Ravech
Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes

Barry Ritz
Atrium Innovations, Inc.

Craig Sheehan
Activ Nutritional, LLC

Brian Smith
MeriCal, LLC

Michelle Stout
Amway/Nutrilite

Ben Teicher
Healthy Directions, LLC

Robert Uccardi
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Danielle Virant
Abbott Nutrition

Suppliers

David Blackwood
DSM Nutritional Products

Bruce Brown
Natreon Inc.

Sandy Chien
HORN Nutraceuticals

Leo Cullen
Kyowa Hakko U.S.A, Inc.

Sherry Duff
Innophos, Inc.

Jim Hamilton
Neptune Wellness Solutions

Jim Hyde
Balchem Human Nutrition & Pharma

James Komorowski
Nutrition 21

Micah Osborne
Stratum Nutrition

Beth Tormey
Lonza, Inc.

Jim Watson
Watson Inc.

 


CRN Committees

CRN Committees provide a platform for representatives within CRN member companies to discuss issues most relevant to their companies and to the supplement industry as a whole. Committee participation is the best way for members to be active within CRN and  receive the most value from their membership.

The following are standing committees which communicate on a regular basis:

If you are interested in joining a particular committee, please contact CRN’s Director of Membership Development Carl Hyland (chyland@crnusa.org / 202-204-7674) or the designated CRN staff liaison.

See descriptions of CRN's standing committees below. CRN Members, visit My CRN to access your committee pages with Members Only updates.


Communications and Media Outreach Committee | CMOC PAGE AND ROSTER

The Communications and Media Outreach Committee (CMOC) is comprised of member company in-house representatives with an expertise in communications, public relations, media relations (traditional and new/social), marketing and market research and an interest in helping shape CRN’s communications and outreach programs.

The CMOC discusses issues of importance to the industry with a particular focus on the communications strategies and tactics.

CRN staff liaison: Brian Wommack, Senior Vice President, Communications, 202-204-7680, bwommack@crnusa.org


Government Relations Committee GRC PAGE AND ROSTER

The Government Relations Committee (GRC) is composed of CRN members who are interested in legislative and government affairs. The committee focuses on federal policy and politics, with a subcommittee working on state issues.It also provides a forum for the exchange of timely and useful legislative information, as well as discussions on coordinated efforts with external industry groups and like-minded coalitions.

CRN staff liaison: Mike Greene, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 202-204-7690, mgreene@crnusa.org


International Trade and Market Development Committee | ITMDC PAGE AND ROSTER

The International Trade and Market Development Committee (ITMDC) is comprised of member-company representatives with an interest in how international affairs shape the dietary supplement market. The group both initiates and directs CRN activities in the international regulatory arena.

CRN staff liaison: Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, International & Scientific Affairs, 202-204-7662, jgriffiths@crnusa.org


Legal Committee | LEGAL PAGE AND ROSTER

The Legal Committee is comprised of attorneys who are either in-house counsel for CRN’s Voting Member companies or CRN Associate Members. The Legal Committee discusses legal issues of interest to the dietary supplement and functional food industry.

CRN staff liaison: Megan Olsen, Assistant General Counsel, 202-204-7672, molsen@crnusa.org


Membership Committee | MEMBERSHIP PAGE AND ROSTER

The Membership Committee is a small group of dedicated representatives from CRN member companies who seek to strengthen the industry by strengthening CRN. By building CRN’s membership, committee members have an opportunity to make a contribution to the association, thereby positively impacting the industry as a whole.

CRN staff liaison: Carl Hyland, Vice President, Membership Development, 202-204-7674, chyland@crnusa.org


Regulatory Affairs Committee | RAC PAGE AND ROSTER

The Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) includes CRN members with shared expertise in quality control, product development and regulatory knowledge, and provides input and oversight of CRN’s regulatory activities.

CRN staff liaison: Andrew Shao, Ph.D., Interim Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, 202-204-7656, ashao@crnusa.org


Senior Scientific Advisory Council | SSAC PAGE AND ROSTER

The Senior Scientific Advisory Council (SSAC) is comprised of scientific officers in member companies who have volunteered to advise the CRN staff and the Board of Directors on major scientific issues. The main role for the SSAC is to assist with the development and implementation of CRN’s scientific strategy.

CRN staff liaison: Andrew Shao, Ph.D., Interim Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, 202-204-7656, ashao@crnusa.org