March 24, 2009 — The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) welcomes nine returning and one new member to the association’s Board of Trustees and congratulates the officers elected by their peers during the March 5 board meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
The Board voted to re-elect Edward J. Fletcher, president, Strategic Sourcing, as Chair and Vitality Works’ Mitch Coven as Treasurer. Traditional Medicinal’s Katie Huggins was newly elected as Vice Chair, and Gordon Walker of Nature’s Way will serve as Secretary.
Joining in the vote for the officers were the nine members re-elected by their AHPA peers: Greg Tilford (Animal Essentials), Kay Wright (The Hain Celestial Group), Sara Katz (Herb Pharm), Beth Lambert (Herbalist & Alchemsit), Lyra Heller (Metagenics, Inc.), Michael Lelah (NOW Foods), Staci Eisner (PlusPharma, Inc.), Katie Huggins (Traditional Medicinals) and Mitch Coven (Vitality Works).
Sabinsa Corporation’s Shaheen Majeed was newly elected to the Board by the AHPA membership. Following is the AHPA Board of Trustees for 2009: Edward Fletcher, Chair, Strategic Sourcing; Monzur Ahmed, Neways International; Cindy Angerhofer, Aveda Corporation; Mitchell Coven, Vitality Works; Rupa Das, BI Nutraceuticals; Staci Eisner, PlusPharma Inc.; Daniel Gagnon, Herbs, Etc.; Jackie Greenfield, Gaia Herbs; Lyra Heller, Metagenics Inc.; Katie Huggins, Traditional Medicinals; Sara Katz, Herb Pharm; Richard Kaufman, Paragon Laboratories; William Keller, PhD, Nature’s Sunshine Products; Beth Lambert, Herbalist & Alchemist; Wilson Lau, Nuherbs Company; Michael Lelah, NOW Foods; Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa Corporation; Tom Newmark, New Chapter Inc.; Matt Redd, A.M. Todd Company; Beth Poleski, GNC; Greg Tilford, Animal Essentials Inc.; Gordon Walker, Nature’s Way Products; Kay Wright, Hain Celestial; and Volker Wypyszyk, MB North America Inc.
Source: American Herbal Products Association, www.ahpa.org