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American Botanical Council welcomes new Board of Trustees members

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Three new members have been elected to the American Botanical Council’s Board of Trustees.

The newly elected members are Bethany Davis, director of regulatory affairs at FoodState, parent company of supplement brand MegaFood; Richard Kingston, PharmD, the co-founder and president of regulatory and scientific affairs at SafetyCall International; and Holly Shimizu, an independent horticulture consultant who formerly served as executive director of the US Botanic Garden.

The addition of these three experts brings the total number of ABC Board of Trustees members to 11.

“The new trustees bring decades of combined experience and are recognized leaders in various fields, including dietary supplement industry regulation and environmental sustainability practices; clinical toxicology, botanical safety, and pharmacy; and public horticulture and herbal education,”​ the organization said in a statement.

"ABC is delighted to welcome Bethany, Holly, and Rick to our Board of Trustees,"​ said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. "Each of these new board members has numerous skills and strengths that will help ABC achieve new successes in the fields of medicinal plant education and research."

More information about the eight other board members, and full-length bios for the new trustees, can be found on ABC's website​.

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