GOED Hires Two New Employees, Appoints Director of Growth and Engagement

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) began 2022 on a high note, with the creation of a new position of Director of Growth and Engagement and the addition of two new team members.

Chris Gearheart moves into the new Director of Growth and Engagement role, where he will concentrate on projects leveraging technology and data mining to explore ways to build revenue for the organization outside of member dues. Gearheart has been with GOED since 2015, having previously served as Director of Member Communications and Engagement.

Kaitlin Roke, PhD, joined GOED as the Director of Scientific Communication and Outreach. Roke has been working with GOED in a consulting role since 2018, helping to build and refine its Clinical Study Database. Upon the database’s launch next month, Roke will be the key liaison for users accessing this research tool. Roke's PhD research focused on omega-3s, and previous work experience includes a role at another nutrient-based not-for-profit, and an Analyst position in the healthcare sector of the Canadian government.

Vicky Lin joins GOED as the Communications Manager. In her role, she will handle member communications, including coordinating The GOED Current weekly newsletter, and supporting outreach to consumer and healthcare practitioner audiences. Lin has a background designing educational content, newsletters, videos and social media outreach in various positions and speaks fluent Chinese.

“As we continue on our five-year strategic roadmap, these roles are crucial for the continued growth and evolution of GOED and how we can best serve our members and the omega-3 community,” said Ellen Schutt, Executive Director of GOED. “We are lucky to have attracted and retained such talented individuals who will be strong assets to our organization.”

About GOED: GOED (Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s) represents the worldwide EPA and DHA omega-3 industry, with a mission to increase consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s around the world. The membership is built on a quality standard unparalleled in the market and members must comply with quality and ethics guidelines that ensure members produce quality products that consumers can trust. Our 160+ members represent the entire supply chain of EPA and DHA omega-3s, from fisheries and crude oil suppliers to refiners, concentrators and finished product brands.


Media Inquiries: 

Elana Natker, Director of Consumer and Healthcare Practitioner Communications

Email: elana@goedomega3.com, Phone: +1 703-282-1044