Wellness Industry Veteran Robert Craven Named CEO of Megafood and Innate Response

Wellness Industry Veteran Robert Craven Named CEO of Megafood and Innate Response











Robert Craven


Derry, NH (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

BioSan Laboratories, Inc., producers of MegaFood™ and Innate Response™ premium whole food dietary supplements, announced today that Robert Craven has been named the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Former president Carl Jackson will remain on BioSan’s Board of Directors.

Craven brings more than two decades of business management and marketing experience to MegaFood and Innate Response. His work as president & CEO of New Organic Ventures and NewOrganics was noted throughout the natural products industry as he led the organic ingredients distributor to double its growth in just two years. Craven is former president & CEO of dietary supplement company Garden of Life, which was recognized by Inc. magazine as the 14th fastest-growing private company in America during his tenure.

Craven’s experience also includes sales and marketing positions at Proctor & Gamble, Boston Scientific and The Hackett Group.

“Robert is the right management and marketing expert to help grow MegaFood and Innate Response to a new level of prominence. Our retailers can benefit from his in-depth experience with the natural products customer, our employees will be inspired by his passion for the industry, and his understanding of the science behind our supplements will resonate with healthcare practitioners,” said Carl Jackson. “He has a proven track record and a stellar reputation in the natural products community. We are thrilled to welcome Robert aboard.”

Craven earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida International University.

ABOUT BIOSAN LABORATORIES

Founded in 1973, BioSan Laboratories produces and distributes the premium supplement brands MegaFood and Innate Response for the retail and professional health industry respectively. The company purchases ingredients from a network of U.S based Farm Fresh Partners, selling a wide variety of dietary supplements for various health needs. The company also supports a number of community outreach missions that promote healthy lifestyles and build awareness of organic foods and sustainable living. For more information, visit http://www.megafood.com or http://www.innateresponse.com

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Alliance of Hope Named Top Nonprofit for Work with Suicide Survivors

Alliance of Hope Named Top Nonprofit for Work with Suicide Survivors











“Remembrance” photo courtesy of Henning Mühlinghaus


Evanston, IL (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors (AOH) has been recognized by ratings organization GreatNonprofits as a 2011 Top-Rated Health Nonprofit– earning the highest spot for a newcomer on the list, and the number two spot overall. The ranking honors AOH’s work to help people cope with the shock, excruciating grief, and complex emotions that occur when a loved one dies by suicide.

During a June national campaign, GreatNonprofits, in cooperation with GuideStar and Charity Navigator, gathered reviews of 369 organizations from thousands of clients, donors and volunteers. AOH garnered a near perfect five-star rating.

According to the World Health Organization, there are one million suicides in the world each year and one suicide every 15 minutes in the United States. For each victim, eight others suffer a devastating grief that is not well-understood by most professionals, let alone the general public.

“The outpouring of gratitude expressed in our reviews reaffirms the need for our services and the difference we’re making. It inspires us to want to do more,” said Ronnie Walker, founding director of AOH and a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.

AOH is based online at http://www.allianceofhope.org, offering services that transcend time and distance – often reaching suicide grievers in places where little or no support exists. Services include a clinically-moderated forum, live consultations for new grievers, and a website that features a blog, bookstore, memorials, and a special section for those in uniform.

The AOH community forum operates like a 24/7/365 support group for new and longtime grievers, also known as “suicide survivors.” It hosts thousands of members from around the world, with more than 30,000 posts covering all aspects of the survivor experience. It brings together people from many cultures and faith traditions – offering useful information as well as empathy, hope, and friendship. The forum is carefully tended by a mental health counselor and trained team of veteran-survivor moderators. Many members call it their “lifeline.”

Walker, a 64 year-old grandmother of four, launched AOH in 2008 from her kitchen in Evanston, Illinois. She took a class in web design at the local high school and wrote and built the website herself. It is now a leading resource for suicide survivors worldwide. Approximately 15,000 people visit AOH’s site each month, and the nonprofit has drawn interest from people in more than 105 countries.

“I started AOH to expand the quality of support for people dealing with the debilitating, traumatic pain that accompanies loss to suicide. I have been moved by the courage, compassion, and commitment of our members who, together, have created a very special place of connection,” said Walker. “My goal is to ensure every survivor has the support they need.”

Ninety percent of AOH’s reviews on GreatNonprofits came from suicide survivors served by the nonprofit.

“In many dark hours I have gained comfort, hope, support and validation from other suicide survivors as they share their journey,” said a client of AOH. “Many times, I have been able to make it another day because of the many posts and the kind of support available.”

The full list of reviews can be found here.

About the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors, http://www.allianceofhope.org, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides healing support to those who have lost loved ones to suicide. The online services transcend time and distance – often reaching suicide grievers in places where little or no support exists. The website features a blog, bookstore, memorials and a special section for those in uniform. The AOH community forum hosts thousands of members from around the world and more than 30,000 posts describing the survivor experience. It is carefully tended by a mental health counselor and trained team of veteran-survivor moderators. Many members say it is their “lifeline.”

AOH is recommended by major international organizations such as the American Association of Suicidology, Canadian Mental Health Association, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), and many others. In 2011, it was rated a Top Health Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.

About GreatNonprofits

GreatNonprofits, a 501(c)3 organization, is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about nonprofits. GreatNonprofits is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Sand Hill Foundation, Morgan Family Foundation, Peery Foundation, and individual donors. GreatNonprofits is led by Perla Ni, founder and former publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. More about the national board and advisory board are here.

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Health Enterprises named Quality Award Winner by Cardinal Health for 2nd Consecutive Year

Health Enterprises named Quality Award Winner by Cardinal Health for 2nd Consecutive Year










(PRWEB) August 16, 2011

Health Enterprises, Inc, a leading provider of consumer healthcare products, is proud to announce its selection as a 2011 Quality Award winner by Cardinal Health for the second consecutive year.

The Supplier Quality Award recognizes Cardinal’s supplier partners that consistently meet-and exceed measurable criteria designed to guarantee customer satisfaction and sound business-to-business foundation. The Cardinal Supplier Quality Award demonstrates Health Enterprises commitment to best in class customer service and satisfaction.

“This is a great honor for Health Enterprises. On behalf of all our employees, we are thankful for the recognition of our daily focus on delivering exceptional products and service to all of our customers,” commented Brendan Leonard, president of Health Enterprises, Inc.

Cardinal Health, Inc. manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies.

Health Enterprises, Inc. is a leading supplier of branded and private label consumer healthcare products sold in retailers across the globe. For more information about Health Enterprises and its complete product line, visit http://www.healthenterprises.com.

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Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club Named 2004 Club of the Year by USA Cycling

Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club Named 2004 Club of the Year by USA Cycling










Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2004

The Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club (LGBRC) has been given the distinction of excellence for the third time with USA Cycling’s 2004 Club of the Year, Division I award. The LGBRC has previously been recognized as Division I Women’s Club of the Year in 2002 and Regional Club of the Year in 2000. In a competition that was acknowledged by USA Cycling representative Lydia Bosch as “unquestionably the toughest competition in four years,” the 146-member Los Gatos Club was ranked the highest Division I club in the nation. “Most impressive were the innovative ways that clubs are encouraging new riders to join and excel in cycling,” said Bosch, “the huge amounts of time and dedication that club officers, coaches, parents, etc. are putting into improving riders’ skill and health, and the ways that clubs are impacting the communities around them.”

Division winners were determined by how well-rounded and active a club was in proportion to its number of members, according to USA Cycling. Judges based their decisions on the number of events a club held, outstanding competitive results, clinics and seminars held to benefit member education, and community related charitable events. Clubs were further evaluated on programs implemented to stimulate growth in their discipline or club and the visible results of those programs.

The town of Los Gatos will present a Mayoral Commendation to Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club President, Barry Gordon, in recognition of the USA Cycling award and numerous accomplishments of the racing team. The LGBRC has produced one of the oldest and most successful annual cycling criteriums in the United States, The Cat’s Hill Criterium. May 7, 2005 will mark the thirty-second consecutive running of the Cat’s Hill race. Riders in the 2005 Testarossa Vineyard Cat’s Hill Classic will race on the streets of Los Gatos, completing as many as thirty five laps up the short and very steep 23% Nicholson Avenue climb known as Cat’s Hill.

“USA Cycling has just recognized the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club as the best large cycling club in the US. This is something that I have believed in for many years and I am very pleased that USA Cycling agrees with me,” said Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club President, Barry Gordon. “It is a personal honor to me to serve as the club’s President. The LGBRC is very special in that it is open to everyone regardless of age or skill level. No test rides or race résumés are required to join our club. There is never any pressure to race. All we ask of our membership is to have a passion for the sport, to support our activities in the cycling community and have fun. Our low key approach produces superb results. For example, we won National Championships in road racing, track racing and mountain bike racing in 2004 and promoted two very successful races with a record number of participants. The very bright and energetic members of the LGBRC make it a very special organization and we truly appreciate this honor.”

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Contact: Barry Gordon, President

Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club

408-978-8200

bgordon@structint.com







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