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AHPA Announces Results of 2010 Board of Trustees Election

AHPA Announces Results of 2010 Board of Trustees Election

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) welcomes four returning and one new member to the association’s Board of Trustees and congratulates the officers elected by their peers during the March 11 Board meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Traditional Medicinal’s Katie Huggins was elected Chair of the AHPA Board of Trustees. Garry Pay of IdeaSphere was elected Vice Chair. Wilson Lau of Nuherbs will serve as Secretary, and Vitality Works’ Mitch Coven will continue as Treasurer.

Joining in the vote for the election of officers were new Board member Garry Pay (IdeaSphere) and returning members Travis Borchardt (Schwabe North America); Betsy Fallon (Martin Bauer Group); Edward Fletcher (Strategic Sourcing); and Matt Redd (A.M. Todd).

“As the elected representatives of the members of AHPA, the Board is tasked with guiding the association as it develops creative solutions to issues, takes proactive action on behalf of industry, and ensures the continued strength of the organization.” said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "I continue to be impressed by the depth and diversity of AHPA’s Board of Trustees, as well as its expertise and experience, and I look forward to working with this outstanding group of individuals in the coming year.”

Following is the AHPA Board of Trustees for 2010:
Katie Huggins, Chair, Traditional Medicinals
Cindy Angerhofer, Aveda Corporation
Travis Borchardt, Schwabe North America
Mitchell Coven, Vitality Works
Rupa Das, BI Nutraceuticals
Staci Eisner, PlusPharma
Betsy Fallon, Martin Bauer Group
Edward Fletcher, Strategic Sourcing
Daniel Gagnon, Herbs, Etc.
Jackie Greenfield, Gaia Herbs
Lyra Heller, Metagenics
Sara Katz, Herb Pharm
Richard Kaufman, Paragon Laboratories
Beth Lambert, Herbalist & Alchemist
Wilson Lau, Nuherbs Company
Michael Lelah, NOW Foods
Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa Corporation
Tom Newmark, New Chapter
Garry Pay, IdeaSphere
Matt Redd, A.M. Todd Company
Beth Curtin, GNC
Greg Tilford, Animal Essentials
Kay Wright, Hain Celestial

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and nonprescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA’s mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. Website:

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