Management Team

GOED's work is led by its board of directors, four sub-committees and the GOED staff.

Our board is comprised of senior executives from our Leadership Level members, who also select officers to provide oversight. 

The sub-committee chairs are also appointed annually by the board and are responsible for the committees achieving progress on their goals.

Board Members

  • Chair: Jorge Brahm, Golden Omega
  • Vice Chair: Charles Perez, DSM
  • Secretary: Ben Kelly, Algarithm
  • Treasurer: Todd Norton, Aker Biomarine
  • Michelle Stout, Amway
  • Albert Strube, BASF
  • Cameron Kupper, Bioriginal
  • Carilyn Anderson, Carlson Laboratories
  • Thomas Gulbrandsen, Epax/ Pelagia
  • Mike Roberts, Huve Nutra
  • Adam Ismail, KD Pharma
  • Jean-Francois Vollier, Olvea
  • Susan Mitmesser, Pharmavite
  • Fernando Moreno, Solutex
  • Gonzalo Caceres, TASA
  • Steve Dillingham, Wiley Companies

Committee Chairs

  • Communications: Sarah Christianslund, Epax/ Pelagia
  • Regulatory Affairs: Paul Browner, DSM
  • 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