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. Jump to Committees...

Officers

  • Chair: Jim Hyde Albion Laboratories, Inc. 
  • Chair Elect: TBA 
  • Immediate Past Chair: Harvey Kamil The Nature’s Bounty Co.
  • Treasurer: Ken Strick Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Inc. 
  • Secretary: David Morrison The Vitamin Shoppe  
  • President & CEO: Steve Mister Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

Manufacturers

  • Michael Bentley SierraSil Health Inc. 
  • John Blair The Juice Plus+ Company, LLC 
  • Kristen Blanchard Nutramax Laboratories
  • Paul Bolar Pharmavite LLC 
  • David Campbell Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
  • Mike Devereux Nature’s Way Brands
  • Rick Sharpee  NOW Foods
  • Marjorie Fine Shaklee Corporation
  • Bill Frankos Herbalife, Ltd. 
  • Mark Hornick Jamieson Laboratories Ltd.
  • Kirk Jowers doTerra International
  • Harvey Kamil The Nature’s Bounty Co.
  • Randy King Procter & Gamble
  • Allison Levy AdvoCare International, LP 
  • Jose Minski Wellnext
  • David Morrison The Vitamin Shoppe
  • Ken Myers Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. 
  • Claire Payawal Pfizer Consumer Healthcare 
  • Scott Ravech Deerland Enzymes 
  • Barry Ritz Atrium Innovations, Inc. 
  • Laura Harkness Church and Dwight Co. Inc. 
  • Girard Smith Bayer HealthCare 
  • Nancy Steely Arbonne International, LLC 
  • Craig Stevenson The Clorox Company 
  • Michelle Stout Amway/Nutrilite 
  • Ken Strick Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Inc. 
  • Ben Teicher Healthy Directions, LLC 
  • John Venardos Vitalize LLC 
  • Danielle Virant Abbott Nutrition 
  • Rob Wildman Post Holdings, Inc. 

Suppliers

  • Jim Hamilton Neptune Wellness Solutions
  • Kevin Salerno HORN Nutraceuticals
  • Bret Scholtes Omega Protein/Nutegrity
  • 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.

Participation in a committee represents the best way for members to be active within CRN and to 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

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

CRN staff liaison: Judy Blatman, Senior Vice President, Communications, 202-204-7680, jblatman@crnusa.org


Government Relations Committee

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

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


International Trade and Market Development Committee

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

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


Legal Committee

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

CRN staff liaison: Rend Al-Mondhiry, Esq., Associate General Counsel, 202-204-7672, ral-mondhiry@crnusa.org


Membership Committee 

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

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


Regulatory Affairs Committee

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

CRN staff liaison: Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, 202-204-7664, dmackay@crnusa.org


Senior Scientific Advisory Council

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.

For more information, including committee roster, CRN members go to committee page or log in here.

CRN staff liaison: Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, 202-204-7664, dmackay@crnusa.org