CRN names Brian Wommack executive director of CRN Foundation

The CRN Foundation is a member-driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation providing consumers, researchers, and healthcare practitioners with information about dietary supplements and their role in a healthy lifestyle.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, DC) has appointed its Senior Vice President of Communications Brian Wommack as the new executive director of the CRN Foundation. The CRN Foundation is a member-driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation providing consumers, researchers, and healthcare practitioners with information about dietary supplements and their role in a healthy lifestyle.

As part of the latest strategic plan put forth by the CRN Board of Directors, the foundation will focus on helping prioritize access to dietary supplements and functional food, as well as nutrition education. The Board of Directors recently created an Access Task Force, led by Micah Osborne, president of industry ingredient supplier Stratum Nutrition (Carthage, MO). “Its objectives are to define and explore opportunities surrounding accessibility, leverage the CRN Foundation for ways to achieve access goals through its 510(c)(3) charitable status, and enhance member experience and engagement through doing good works,” stated a foundation press release. It aims to launch a new, multi-year initiative to promote information connecting the benefits of supplements and functional food with better nutrition and health, and to improve consumer access to supplements.

“CRN’s Board recognizes that the industry can play a critical role in addressing disparities in healthcare and nutrition, and Brian has the talents and vision to lead this initiative,” said CRN’s president and CEO, Steve Mister, in the press release.

“A large percentage of the population doesn’t have access to nutrient-dense food. Accepting a role to help solve these problems was a no-brainer,” said Wommack.