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Please fill out the following ballot for the BSC Steering Committee Members. We will elect one (1) public sector committee member and two (2) private sector committee members to serve from Q3 2021 to the end of Q2 2023. When selecting your vote, please take into consideration the nominee’s biography, geographic location, and the type of organization the person represents and how it would add to the balance of the current steering committee.

Current Steering Committee:

  • Cynthia Rider – National Toxicology Program. Co-chair of BSC
  • Cara Welch – US Food and Drug Administration. Co-chair of BSC
  • Stefan Gafner – American Botanical Council. Public Sector Member
  • Holly Johnson – American Herbal Products Association. Trade Association Member
  • Daniel Marsman – Procter and Gamble. Private Sector Member

Nominees for 2021-2022

Elan Sudberg
Sector: Private
Affiliation: Alkemist Labs

Technical Working Group: Chemical Analysis

Olaf Kelber
Sector: Private

Affiliation: Phytomedicines Supply and Development Center, Bayer Consumer Health
Technical Working Group: Pharmacognosy

Kristy Appelhans, MSRA, NMD
Sector: Private
Affiliation: Herbalife Nutrition
Technical Working Group: Hepatotoxicity/ ADME

Albert Li
Sector: Private
Affiliation: In Vitro ADMET Laboratories Inc.
Technical Working Group: Hepatotoxicity/ ADME

Heather Walker
Sector: Private
Affiliation: Bayer
Technical Working Group: Hepatotoxicity/ ADME

Dagney McCready
Sector: Private
Affiliation: Eurofins
Technical Working Group: Data Analysis

Phillip Wages
Sector: Private
Affiliation: PepsiCo
Technical Working Group: Data Analysis

Hellen A Oketch-Rabah
Sector: Public
Affiliation: United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
Technical Working Group: Pharmacognosy

Yax Thakkar
Sector: Public
Affiliation: RIFM INC.
Technical Working Group: Genotoxicity

Richard B. van Breemen
Sector: Public
Affiliation: Oregon State University
Technical Working Group: Chemical Analysis