The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), an international association of forward-looking companies dedicated to providing consumers with natural health products of superior quality, benefit and reliability, is pleased to announce the membership of seven individuals and companies as Founding Associate Members, fueling a 77 percent growth in UNPA membership in the last 12 months.
Joining UNPA as Founding Associate Members are:
- Dierdre Allen
- Susan Brienza, Ph.D., J.D.
- Alan Butcher
- Randy Dennin & Associates
- Holistic Primary Care
- Safety Call
“This distinguished group of individuals and organizations that have joined UNPA represents a wealth of broad expertise and many years of industry experience,” said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “Their engagement, skillsets and contributions will allow UNPA to expand and increase its support of our large base of manufacturing members, while we strive to further increase the value proposition and level of service to all of our member companies.”
UNPA Associate Member expertise is shared through engagement in the association’s educational events, committees, working groups and other forums and through networking, including with UNPA’s strategic and commercial partners.
UNPA’s Associate Member category allows companies and individuals, such as regulatory consultancies, including GMP, NDI, GRAS, labeling, formulators, technical, research, and other legal, legislative and related service providers; law firms; PR and media agencies; financial and investment advisors; academic and teaching institutions; and other professional and advisory providers to contribute to the responsible and sustainable growth and professionalism of the natural and organic products industry.
Regarding UNPA’s 77 percent membership growth during the last 12 months, Israelsen noted that much of the increase is due to UNPA’s new associate membership, which seeks to align best-in-class professionals with UNPA’s best-in-class manufacturing, supply, and science and technology services members. Additionally, a number of new Executive- and Science & Technology Services-level members have recently joined the association.
“Today’s nearly $300 billion global dietary supplement and natural and organic products industry faces new and shared issues that require collaboration, vision and expert services, and our new members will assist our existing membership in creating the natural health products industry of the future,” Israelsen said.