Duffy MacKay to join CHPA as senior vice president of supplements

MacKay, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, most recently served as senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs at CV Sciences.

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA; Washington, D.C.) has appointed Douglas “Duffy” MacKay as senior vice president of dietary supplements. In his new position, he will lead CHPA’s cross-functional dietary supplements team, directing strategy, shaping policy, and collaborating with stakeholders. MacKay, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, most recently served as senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs at CV Sciences (San Diego, CA). Prior to that, for over a decade MacKay led the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN; Washington, D.C.)

“Duffy is an accomplished and highly-respected leader of the dietary supplements industry, and we couldn’t be more pleased he will be joining CHPA at this important time for the category and for CHPA,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO, CHPA, in a press release. “Duffy has spent his career advocating for consumers, the industry and the important and growing role that science-backed dietary supplements play in self-care. As such, there is no better person to lead CHPA’s efforts in the dietary supplements category, a key component of the association’s self-care mission, which is rooted in innovation and strong science, ethical leadership, responsible marketing, and more choices for America’s healthcare consumers.”

“I have always admired CHPA’s recognition that safety, product integrity, and industry transparency are key tenants to building trust in consumer healthcare products,” said MacKay. “I am honored for this opportunity to advance CHPA’s dietary supplements agenda. I look forward to being part of CHPA’s proven track record of advancing self-care broadly while accelerating dietary supplement priorities with surgical precision,” he said.