Maryellen MolyneauxKristin
Maryellen Molyneaux

Maryellen Molyneaux, founder and President of NMI (Natural Marketing Institute), has 35+ years of health, wellness and sustainability marketing experience. Her business experience includes retail and corporate management, international consulting, new business start-ups, consumer packaged goods marketing and market research management. Her specific experience includes strategic consulting, new product development, communication and brand strategy, trade and consumer research, and market research for mergers and acquisitions. At NMI she created several consumer insight databases that now include over 500,000 interviews since 1999, across more than 20 countries. Ms. Molyneaux has consulted with organizations across the value chain including ingredient firms, brands, retailers, government agencies, consumer advocacy groups and media. Ms. Molyneaux’s extensive work is published in a variety of reports and articles. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and professional strategy sessions and a sought-after thought leader.
Kristin Peters

Kristin Peters is Chief Financial Officer of New England Wire Products (NEWP). Kristin focuses on business development and strategy at NEWP. She leads the Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, ERP, IT, Logistics, and Human Resources departments. Prior to NEWP, Kristin worked in New York City at J.P. Morgan within the Fixed Income Asset Management division and passed Level 1 of the CFA Program. Kristin holds a Finance degree from the UMass Amherst. She served on the Young Finance Alumni Board at UMass Amherst for four years, and was the co-president for the last two. As an undergraduate, she was the first CFO for Protect Our Breasts and graduation speaker for the Isenberg School of Management.
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Jessica Rubino

Jessica Rubino is a natural products-industry expert and content strategist covering the latest personal care trends and the issues that are shaping today's health and wellness space. Jessica is currently the Content Marketing Director at New Hope Natural Media where she explores how we can bring more health to more people through high-quality content, education, data/insights and events. She works to give natural brands and retailers the tools required to strengthen their businesses and define their core messaging, while providing consumers with relevant information to make informed decisions.
Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton is a family owner and the Vice President of Research and Development at the W.S. Badger Company, where she oversees technical research, new product innovation and product development as well as Badger’s product related sustainability initiatives. Ms. Hamilton has over a decade of experience in the natural products industry and has served as an industry expert and public presenter at over 30 conferences and events. Her background in ethnobotany and sustainable supply chain management coupled with her passions for organic living, safe products, and ethical commerce have led her to wider industry involvement and public service outreach. In 2014, Ms. Hamilton led the passing of Benefit Corp legislation in the State of New Hampshire. Ms. Hamilton is an active member of the American Sustainable Business Council’s Safer Chemicals Coalition, has served as the chair of the Natural Products Association Natural Personal Care Steering Committee, and provides a business voice for safer cosmetic legislative reform alongside the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Breast Cancer Fund.
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Gabrielle DeAngelis

Gabrielle DeAngelis is the first Protect Our Breasts Alumni Advisor. She is a devoted natural products industry advocate and student co-founder of Protect Our Breasts. Gabrielle is currently the Regional Sales Manager – East Natural & Canada at Late July Snacks. Prior to her East Coast role, Gabrielle was the Western Regional Sales Manager at the company (’14-’17) and Sales and Marketing Coordinator (’12-’14). Her background is in sustainable marketing from the Isenberg School of Management/UMass where she worked for Seed to Shelf, Marketing for Sustainability (’09-’12).

Katherine DiMatteo

Katherine DiMatteo is the executive director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association. She has worked in a variety of capacities within the organic sector since 1990. In addition, DiMatteo continues as a managing partner at Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates, a consulting firm whose specialists deliver effective strategies to help organic products and businesses grow. Formerly the executive director of the Organic Trade Association from 1990 to 2006, she was instrumental in shaping the outcome of the U.S. National Organic Program standards and the U.N. Codex Guidelines for organically produced foods. DiMatteo recently served as the president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Board of Directors and is a founding member of The Organic Center’s Board of Directors.
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John Warner

John Warner is the Co-founder, President, Chief Technology Officer and on the Board of Directors for the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. He is also the Co-Founder and President of Beyond Benign (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education). John is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry. He is also one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. Warner received the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring, the American Institute of Chemistry’s Northeast Division’s Distinguished Chemist of the Year for 2002 and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Warner was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader.
Gay Timmons
Gay Timmons is the founder and president of Oh Oh Organics, a company committed to the development and delivery of sustainable agricultural ingredients for the cosmetic and personal care industries. She has participated in the organic industry in various business capacities including certification, as a lobbyist, and as a consumer/activist. She served as the Chair of the California Organic Products Advisory Committee and served as Secretary on the CCOF Board of Directors and Chair of the Processor Chapter for eleven years. Gay was also a founding member of OASIS, an industry consensus standard that provides assurance to the consumer of credible value for Organic and Sustainable claims for the Healthy and Beauty industry. Gay graduated from UC Davis.
Jedaidah Chilufya

Dr. Jedaidah Chilufya is a research scientist, author, educator, mentor and philanthropist. Her doctoral research used CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology, Bioinformatics, and Microbiology techniques to understand how beneficial interactions between bacteria and plants contribute to healthy and sustainable food. Her research work has received awards from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O), International Peace Scholarship (IPS), and the Harvard University Cunin/Sigal Research Award of the Arnold Arboretum.

Dr. Chilufya is passionate about mentorship and is the CEO and founder of J&S Mentoring Network LLC, USA, and co-founder of JUSENIOR Mentoring Institute, Zambia. This mentoring provides academic and professional support to all individuals including those historically underrepresented. Her mentees are from diverse ethnic, cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. She strives to create an open, inclusive, and equal environment in which every student has the opportunity to flourish and succeed. All her research mentees proceed either to biotech internships or jobs, medical school, or graduate school. Her impactful teaching and mentoring have been recognized by prestigious honors, notably the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award in Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities 2023 Award, and the BLOOME Teaching Grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists 2023 Winners. Jedaidah Chilufya has mentored and taught Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, and laboratory research to undergraduate and pre-college high school students interested in STEM and medical school.