Management Team

GOED’s work is led by its board of directors, six member committees and the GOED staff. The Board is comprised of Leadership level members, as well as two Plus level members and one Base level member. A selected team of officers provides oversight.

GOED’s committees — Communications, Member Services, Regulatory Affairs, Science, Sustainability and Technical —are coordinated by a GOED liaison and chairperson from a GOED member company.

Board Members

  • Chair: Jorge Brahm, Golden Omega
  • Vice Chair: Charles Perez, dsm-firmenich
  • Secretary: Ben Kelly, Algarithm
  • Treasurer: Todd Norton, Aker Biomarine
  • Michelle Stout, Amway
  • Albert Strube, BASF
  • Cameron Kupper, Bioriginal
  • Carilyn Anderson, Carlson Laboratories
  • Katia Studer, dsm-firmenich
  • Thomas Gulbrandsen, Epax/ Pelagia
  • Jean-Francois Vollier, Olvea
  • Susan Mitmesser, Pharmavite
  • Ruben Valentin, Solutex
  • Gonzalo Caceres, TASA
  • Steve Dillingham, Wiley Companies
  • Plus Level Representatives: 
    • Leif Gjendemsjø, Pharma Marine
    • Geoff Wills, Nature's Way Canada
    • (Alternate) Marc Matoussowsky, Fermentalg
    • (Alternate) Luis Camilo Palacios, Naturmega
  • Base Level Representatives:
    • Kevin Yan, Nutrasource
    • (Alternate) Oliver Kromer, ImperialOel

Committee Chairs

  • Communications: Sarah Christianslund, Epax/ Pelagia
  • Regulatory Affairs: Paul Browner, DSM, and James Peach, Mara Renewables Corporation
  • Science: Theresa Jahn, Nature's Way Canada
  • Technical: Jenna Ritter, Nature's Way Canada

GOED Staff

    Ellen Schutt, Managing Director    

    Harry B. Rice, PhD, Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs

    Aldo Bernasconi, PhD, Vice President of Data Science

    Gerard Bannenberg, PhD, Director of Technical Compliance and Outreach

    Chris Gearheart, Director of Growth & Engagement

    Elana Natker, MS, RD, Director of Consumer and Healthcare Practitioner Communications

    Kaitlin Roke, PhD, Director of Scientific Communication and Outreach
    Ashley Becnel, Global Business Development Director
    Vicky Lin, Communications Manager

    Mark Myers, Controller