Vitamin Angels Elects Jim Hamilton as Board of Directors Vice Chair, Welcomes William Hood and Jill Staib to Board of Directors, and Brian Terry to Board of Advisors

By Baker Johnson

(From left to right) Jim Hamilton, William Hood, Jill Staib, and Brian Terry

SANTA BARBARA, CA., May 20, 2021. –Today, Vitamin Angels announced the election of Jim Hamilton as Board of Directors Vice Chair and welcomed William Hood and Jill Staib to its Board of Directors, and Brian Terry to its Board of Advisors.

“As Vice Chair, Jim will play a critical role in providing guidance to our team to continue advancing our mission,” said Amy Stanfield, Vitamin Angels Senior Vice President of Operations. “His extensive leadership and industry experience has well-equipped him for this role.”

Mr. Hamilton has played a leading role for over 30 years in the Life Sciences, Health and Nutrition industries. His industry knowledge and innovative approach have made him a valuable contributor to both the for-profit and non-profit sectors in the field.  Mr. Hamilton’s industry roles have included President of DSM Nutritional Products USA, President, CEO, and Director of Neptune Wellness Solutions, and President, CEO and Director of OmniActive Health Technologies.

“We are also honored to welcome William, Jill, and Brian to the Vitamin Angels family,” said Stanfield. “Their extensive global network and expertise will be instrumental in expanding development opportunities for Vitamin Angels.”

As CEO of William Hood & Company, Mr. Hood is a leading investment banker and investor in the health & wellness and nutrition industries and has been involved in many multi-million transactions. As a widely regarded expert in the industry, Mr. Hood is frequently invited to speak at key health and wellness conferences, including Expo West, and has been published and quoted in many notable prints, such as the Wall Street Journal.

Ms. Staib serves as Managing Director of William Hood & Company. Previously, she held the position as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for The Nature’s Bounty Company. In her previous role, she led a variety of global projects, managed the company’s Private Label and Co-Manufacturing business, and launched the Optimal Solutions line, which is the current market leader in women’s health supplements.

As National Sales Manager at Nordic Naturals, Mr. Terry is an influential & effective business leader in the Consumer Products Industry with dynamic growth in FDM, Natural, E-tail, and Pet Stores nationwide.  He is an experienced executive with Sales, Operations, and Purchasing experience in various sized organizations (start-up, privately held, and Fortune 20). He helped co-found HEAP, the Health Equity & Advocacy Project, to help Vitamin D Deficiency in Black People.

To learn more about Vitamin Angels Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, visit: https://www.vitaminangels.org/our-board

About Vitamin Angels: 

Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a global public health and nutrition organization that delivers evidence-based nutrition interventions to underserved pregnant women and children under five in the U.S. and around the world. In 2020, Vitamin Angels reached 60 million women and children in more than 65 countries, including the U.S. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks for financial transparency. To learn more, visit: www.vitaminangels.org

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