Education Sessions/Speakers

Vasilios Frankos, M.S. Ph.D.

Keynote Address

Dr. Vasilios Frankos is one of the country's foremost authorities on dietary supplements. Recently retired from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he served as the director, division of dietary...

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John Hendrickson

Marketing/Advertising

D. John Hendrickson is a principal in a law practice that concentrates on all aspects of advertising law. With more than 20 years' experience in the advertising industry, he represents: advertisers...

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Steve Mister, Esq.

Marketing/Advertising

Steve Mister has been President and CEO of CRN since 2005. Under his leadership, CRN has experienced a refined strategic focus, increased membership, and launched new initiatives to enhance consumer...

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Amy Caplette

Ingredients and Sourcing

Amy Caplette is a Group Leader of Quality Assurance Nutrilite Products at Amway Global. She has extensive experience in GMP compliance, and has developed quality programs including customized GMP...

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Andrew Shao, Ph.D.

Ingredients and Sourcing

As vice president, global product science and safety, Dr. Shao is responsible for assuring that all products sold by Herbalife are safe, meet regulatory safety requirements, and that all product claims...

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Mark A. Ledoux, J.D.

Regulatory Affairs

Marke LeDoux is founder, Chairman and CEO of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. a company with internationally based facilities in the US and Switzerland engaged in the research, design and manufacture...

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Patrick Noonan

Regulatory Affairs

W. Patrick Noonan has provided his clients with legal counsel and guidance in interpreting, understanding and complying with the federal and state regulation of food, dietary supplements, medical devices,...

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Mike Greene

Regulatory Affairs

Mike Greene is vice president of government relations for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, and has worked on a variety of key legislative initiatives for the dietary supplement industry. Mr....

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Carol Brophy

Research and Development

Carol Brophy handles complex litigation including multi-party and class actions in state and federal court. She specializes in environmental litigation and compliance counseling. Her major areas of...

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John Vernados

Proposal 65

John's accomplishments are vast, including successfully lobbying the U.S. government to pass legislation (now law) mandating the reporting of all serious dietary supplement and OTC adverse events to...

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Paul Bolar

Proposition 65

Paul Bolar is Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Pharmavite LLC, a major manufacturer of dietary supplements and maker of Nature Made® supplements based in Los Angeles where he is...

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Zhaoping Li, M.D. Ph.D.

Research and Development

Dr. Li is a Professor of Medicine, at UCLA School of Medicine, Ronald Regan Medical Center. She directs the Clinical Research Unit at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, overseeing the research...

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Michael McBurney, Ph.D.

Research and Development

Dr. McBurney is the Head of Scientific Affairs at DSM Nutritional Products LLC, wehre he provides global leadership in developing, implementing and executing nutrition science and communications strategies....

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James Brooks, Ph.D.

Research and Development

With more than 20 years of management experience from the food science, plant physiology and product development sectors Dr. Brooks joined Pharmavite as Vice President of Science and Technology. Dr....

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Joy Joseph

Manufacturing/Packaging

Joy Joseph is the President of Joys Quality Management Systems, a company specializing in the implementation of the dietary supplement Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) through training...

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Ofelia Barretto

Manufacturing/Packaging

Joy Joseph is the President of Joys Quality Management Systems, a company specializing in the implementation of the dietary supplement Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) through training...

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Mike Gorman

Manufacturing/Packaging

Mike Gorman is one of those true "born into the industry" veterans. His father John Gorman was one of the two original nutritional supplement pioneers who went to DCAT to initiate West Cost...

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Robin Koon

Manufacturing/Packaging

Robin has a broad background in pharmacy and in nutraceutical/pharmaceutical manufacturing, with over 25 years experience. His manufacturing experience includes operations, production, quality, purchasing,...

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