Our Team

 

Michelle Zerbib
Standards Director

Michelle has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years, the majority of those years with New Hope where she started in the Standards Department as a Publishing Standards Coordinator. She is now the Standards Director and oversees the compliance programs for the New Hope Network portfolio. Her educational foundation includes a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a B.S. in Healthcare Management from the University of Alabama. Michelle is committed to the natural and organic community and believes that regulatory education, self-regulation and collaboration ensures the highest level of quality and integrity for the entire industry.  

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Gwen Easton

Standards Specialist

Gwen started her career working as a Registered Nurse for 15 years. After a move to southern California, she landed in the Natural & Organics Product Industry. Working 8 years as a Retail Buyer for an online retailer with a focus on Dietary Supplements and Personal Care. She joined the NHN Standards Team in 2018 and loves to work with companies looking to exhibit at NPE’s for the first time and supporting exhibitors understanding of show compliance in relation to federal regulations. Gwen is thankful for the opportunity to develop relationships, grow & learn and to see the results exhibiting at NPE’s can have for a new product or company as we bring more health to more people.

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Sarah Ela

Standards Specialist

Sarah started her journey working with a bird conservation non-profit where she created maps (using geospatial information systems) and traveled around to survey birds by sight and sound after graduating from Colorado State University in Natural Resource Management. However, there was a point where she was seeking more permanent but still impactful employment, and that's when she found New Hope. She started working with customer service in 2011 than as a show coordinator, and then finally landed as a Standards Specialist in 2015 where she still feels at home researching, learning and educating/supporting those in the industry. She is passionate about the health of people, the environment and animals.  

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Lauren Pacheco
Standards Specialist

Lauren is a born and raised Coloradan but an ocean girl at heart. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cum Laude. Her love for the water and the environment has taken her to many different countries to teach and learn from the youth of today. She helped build and was the director of a very successful B-Corp swim school which gave her hands on business experience and an eagerness to align with business for good. Her passion for education and her continued sense of curiosity has brought her to the Standards Team.  

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