CRN welcomes two new staff members

January 20, 2020

Luke G. Huber, ND, MBA and Amanda Darlington, JD, have joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition as vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, and director, government relations, respectively.

Luke G. Huber, ND, MBA and Amanda Darlington, JD, have joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, D.C.) as vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, and director, government relations, respectively. Huber received his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Bothell, WA, completed his two-year residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, IL, and earned his MBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has 20 years’ experience in the dietary supplement industry and most recently held position of global research and development director, VMS with Reckitt Benckiser. Huber will report to Andrea Wong, PhD, senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs.

“Luke’s ability to offer a clinician’s perspective to dietary supplements and nutrition science offers an invaluable addition to our science and regulatory team,” said Wong in a press release. “His impressive industry experience and expertise in nutrition science will enhance our association’s role in the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other scientific research related to nutrition and health promotion. Luke’s unique strengths and proficiencies will complement our already strong science team and will heighten our association’s ability to serve its members well.”

Darlington earned her JD from the University of Miami School of Law and received her BA from the University of Central Florida. Prior to CRN, she was the director, state government affairs for the Apollo Education Group/University of Phoenix, and before that, a policy analyst for the American Academy of Actuaries, and a legislative fellow in the Office of United States Congressman Alcee L. Hastings in Washington D.C. Darlington will report to vice president, government relations, Julia Gustafson.

“Amanda brings essential experience to CRN’s government relations team, and CRN members will benefit greatly from her ability to navigate complex regulatory activity in the states and to provide expert analysis of patchwork state legislation surrounding in-demand supplements and ingredients, such as CBD,” said Gustafson in a press release. “We are thrilled to have her on board.”

CRN has also promoted a number of staff members. Megan Olsen is now vice president and associate general counsel, Maya English is now director, membership, education and events, Holly Vogtman is now communications manager, William Dumais is now manager, government relations, Emily Zavrel is now communications associate, and Rashidah Denton is now associate, scientific and regulatory affairs.