Organic & Natural Health Association

2017 Annual Conference Program


JANUARY 24, 2017

5:30 pm  – 9:00 pm

Opening Cocktail and Dinner Party


JANUARY 25, 2017

8:00 am to 9:30 am              Breakfast and Opening Session

A Political Analysis of the New Administration:  An interactive discussion with Organic & Natural Health Founders
The political landscape is changing dramatically, but will it change the way you do business?  Our Founding Members bring a wealth of political perspective to our table on what Congress will do, what the federal agencies can do, and how this might impact issues at the state level – including efforts of Attorneys General.


President Todd Harrison,

Treasurer Joe Sandler, Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, PC

Secretary Charlie Brown, Mercury Free Dentistry

9:45 am to 10:45 am
Our Consumers:  Supporting the consumer movement and the independent retailers through education and activism


Debra Short, Executive Director, SENPA

Ronnie Cummins, Co-Founder and International Director, Organic Consumers Association

Dr. Nils Hoem, Chief Scientist, Aker Biomarine

10:45 am to 11:45 am
Emerging Markets, Challenges and Opportunities
Will the therapeutic value of Kratom and CBDs outweigh the legal and regulatory obstacles they face?


Stuart Tomc, VP Human Nutrition, CV Sciences

Todd Harrison, Venable LLC

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm                Lunch 
Beyond Organic into Biodynamic
How will regenerative and biodynamic agricultural practices change the industry?


Elizabeth Candelario, Executive Director, Demeter

Carrie Balkom, Executive Director, American Grassfed Association

Graham Rigby, Chief Innovation Officer, Organic India

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Continual Quality Improvement for the Supplement Supply Chain
What do you need to know about the residues, ingredients and any risk they play for consumers?


 Missy Lowery, Marketing Manager, Capsugel

John Fagan, PhD, Founder and Senior Analytic Scientist, HRI Labs

Dr. Nils Hoem, Chief Scientist, Aker Biomarine

Ivan Wasserman, Partner, Amin, Talati, Uphadhye

3 pm to 5 pm                 Gulf Coast Cruise
6 pm to 10pm                Cocktail and Dinner at the Hotel


2017 Annual Conference Registration