The Organic & Natural Health Association

8th Annual Conference

January 17 – 19, 2023          The Westin Cape Coral Resort




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MONDAY, January 16

12  – 5 pm  Golf followed by dinner at the home of Ryan and Karol Boland

Separate Registration

TUESDAY, January 17

5:00 – 10:00 pm

Community Project/Reception and Dinner at The Westin

WEDNESDAY, January 18,   

8:00 – 9:00 am      Registration/Breakfast

9:00-10:00 am      Supply Chain:  Regenerative Innovation Panel 

Moderator, Brian Wickert is joined by Jordan Wood, Red Leaf Biologics, Tess Barr, Bright Pharma and Terence Welby, Botalys to discuss our most innovative and impactful companies in our industry.

10-10:15 am      Break 

10:00 – 1:45 pm      The Amazon Factor

The Amazon Supplement Claims Evaluation Program” (ASCEP) A proposal to  ensure consumer confidence in the products they buy from Amazon.  

Speaker List:

Dan Lifton – MODERATOR, Quality of Live

Dan Richard – KEYNOTE, NOW Foods

Elan Sudberg, Alkhemist Labs

Todd Harrison, Venable Law Firm

Chris Burkhart, Nutrasource

Karen Howard, Organic & Natural Health Association  

2-2:30 pm        Recruitment/Retention Strategies Part I :  Sandra Lee, NJ Lab                              

2:30 – 3:30 pm    Supply Chain:  Transparency is a business essential that allows for no shortcuts. 

Speaker List:

Sandra Lee, CEO, NJ Labs (the importance of testing)

Anand Swaroop, Cepham (NBJ Award Winner, Block Chain – his business case ) 

Salma Fathalla, JDS Therapeutics (Practitioner lines)

3:30 – 4:00 pm      Recruitment/Retention Strategies Part II :  Amy Summers, Pitch Publicity 

4:00pm Adjourn

 4:30 pm Busses depart for Steve Rye’s Home

5:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner at the Home of Ela and Steve Rye


THURSDAY, January 19  

8:00-10:00 am    Breakfast and O&N Update

8:30-9:30 am  Failings and Fixes; 2023 Politics and the Impact on Industry

 Speaker List:                     

Todd Harrison, Venable Law Firm

Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers

Charlie  Brown, Mercury Free Dentistry

Debra Short, SENPA

Karen Howard (moderator)

9:30-9:45 am  Break

9:45 – 11:00 am     Show Me The Money

Tom Aarts, State of the Industry

Lauren Puffer, Cowan, Inc., Sustainability Investing

Elisa Turner, ImpakIQ, ESG, Is it real?

Ernesto Carrizosa, WM Partnership, An Investment Strategy

Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers (Moderator)

11:00-11:15 am     Recruitment Retention Part III:  Karen Howard, Organic & Natural Health

11:15-11:30 am      Break

11:30 am – 1:00 pm LUNCH

11:45 am -1:00 pm     Panel:  Synthetic Biology & the Supply Chain: Campaigning for the Consumer and the Planet

Moderator:  Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers

John Fagan, HRI Labs, The Science

Renee Wicklund, Kim Richman & Associates, The Law

Debra Short, SENPA, The Retailer

Amy Summers, Pitch Publicity, The Consumer