The American Botanical Council of Austin, TX, announced Thomas Newmark will be its next president of the board.

Paul Connolly is now vice president of sales at Bakery On Main of East Hartford, CT.

PCC Natural Markets of Seattle, WA, hired Cate Hardy as CEO.

Lena Burri, Ph.D., director of scientific writing at Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS and omega-3 phospholipids researcher and writer, wrote a chapter on krill and its positive effects on brain health in the new Academic Press book Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition of Washington, D.C., announced that Harvey Kamil, vice chairman of NBTY, Inc., was elected to chair of the association’s board of directors.

Bio-Botanica of Hauppauge, NY, hired Vincent Mariani to be its chief strategy officer.

The Natural Products Association of Washington, D.C., announced that Carolyn Behrman of Natural Choices for Healthful Living was elected as Retail Council Chair, and Frank Jaksch of ChromaDex will chair the Supply Council.

Morristown, NJ-based PLT Health Solutions, Inc. appointed Barbara A. Davis, Ph.D., R.D., as vice president of medical and scientific affairs.

Justin Green, Ph.D., is now the international business manager of Embria Health Sciences (maker of EpiCor), based in Ankeny, IA.

Sheldon Baker, senior partner with Baker Dillon Group, joined the American Herbal Products Association of Silver Spring, MD, as vice president of strategic engagement.

The Healthy Talk radio show, hosted by Michael A, Smith, M.D., senior health scientist for Life Extension, and heard on, will now air on Mon.-Fri., from 11:00 a.m. to Noon EST.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, March 2015