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Holly Johnson, American Herbal Products Association

Holly E. Johnson, Ph.D. is Chief Science Officer for the American Herbal Products Association, an alliance of over 400 member companies doing business in the natural products industry. Dr. Johnson took a B.S. in Botany and a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy with specialization in Medical Ethnobotany, and was awarded an NIH Fellowship for doctoral training at the University of Illinois-Chicago NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements. She previously served as Laboratory Director for Alkemist Labs, an ISO 17025 accredited third party contract testing lab specializing in botanicals. Dr. Johnson has been an AOAC volunteer for many years serving on working groups and expert review panels in standards setting work for foods, dietary supplements, and botanicals. Holly is a member of the United States Pharmacoepia (USP) Expert Committee for Botanical Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines and also the USP Cannabis Expert Panel, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacoepia, among others. Holly has over 20 years experience in botanicals research and spent many happy years giving courses at the University of Hawaii.

Walter Wilson, NIST

Dr. Wilson work currently focuses on the coordination the Cannabis research program in the Chemical Sciences Division at NIST with a focus on developing Cannabis reference materials, development of new analytical methods, and administering the Cannabis Laboratory Quality Assurance Program. He is an active member of multiple standards organizations including the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) of AOAC international. He served as Chair of the AOAC CASP Proficiency Testing Working Group and a member of multiple Expert Review Panels.

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