Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association is a visionary and results-focused leader who has spent more than 30 years working with Congress, state legislatures and healthcare organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs. She has held a variety of executive positions, including serving as professional staff for a Congressional committee, and has policy expertise in the diverse areas of integrative and complementary medicine, managed care, healthcare technology and mental health. Under her leadership, Organic & Natural Health received the 2017 Nutrition Business Journal award for Education for her work with GrassRootsHealth on a Nutrient Power campaign. An advocate at heart, she has worked to strategically advance the mission and vision of organizations through effective advocacy and strong collaboration.
It’s a Big Conversation
Our successful journey to building a healthy society requires access to quality food, dietary supplements, personal care products, and other goods and services that can transform lives without degrading our natural resources.
Our Vision: A vital and resilient world that honors our resources and our shared future.
Consumers are speaking with their wallets, purchasing quality goods, services, and food that reflect both their healthcare needs and a desire to protect the Earth.
Responsible businesses and enterprises are rapidly responding to consumer demand, enabling well-informed choices, embracing sustainable practices, adopting business practices that value transparency, traceability and continuous improvement, and building product lines tailored to the unique and varied needs and preferences of their customers.
Our Mission: Unite consumers and corporations and transform business practices in alignment with regenerative systems to support the health of people and planet.
Through a unique partnership between companies and consumers, the Organic & Natural Health Association (O&N) brings together raw ingredient suppliers, manufacturers, finished product companies, retailers and consumer organizations to promote and advance the health and well-being of people, animals and plants, and the planet.
O&N is accomplishing its mission – in partnership with our members and in support of their success – by advancing research to redefine how health care is delivered, providing quality education to inform and empower conscious consumer choice, and advocating for meaningful public policy to improve consumer health and support the health and resiliency of the planet.