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The Natural Products Association (NPA) welcomed Devon Powell as its new senior vice president

July 2, 2014

The Natural Products Association (NPA): welcomed Devon Powell as its new senior vice president of member services and chief operating officer (COO).

According to NPA, Powell is a seasoned nonprofit association manager with extensive experience in industries directly related to natural products.

For the past eight years, he has served as COO for the American Herbal Products Association. For the last six years, he has also concurrently served as executive director of the International Aloe Science Council, a nonprofit trade association representing the aloe vera industry, and has held multiple positions in sales, business development and marketing.

NPA also hired Corey Hilmas, MD, Ph.D., to serve as its new senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs. Dr. Hilmas, a medical doctor with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology, comes to NPA after having served as chief of the Dietary Supplement Regulation Implementation Branch under the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the US FDA for more than two years. During his tenure at the agency, Dr. Hilmas was a federal expert witness on label claims and dietary ingredient safety, and he will receive an award of merit at the agency on June 6 in that capacity.

Prior to his most recent position, he served as senior toxicologist for dietary ingredients at the FDA. Before joining the agency, Dr. Hilmas worked as a physiologist and principal investigator for the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, investigating the efficacy of two dietary ingredients, galantamine and huperzine.
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