Meet the Nutraceuticals World Team


Nutraceuticals World Staff

President, Rodman J. Zilenziger, Jr.
Rodman J. Zilenziger Jr. — President of Rodman Media since 1993. Zilenziger, son of the Company’s founder, joined Rodman Media as an Advertising Representative in 1984. In 1987 he was named International Sales Manager. Zilenziger was named President in 1993. As President of the Company, he has launched eight titles, created more than a dozen websites, and added several conferences and tradeshows to the Rodman roster of products. Under his leadership, Rodman Media has expanded its reach to all corners of the globe through a variety of mediums. He holds a BA in English and Economics from Denison University.

Executive Vice President / Publisher, Matthew J. Montgomery  
Matthew Montgomery – Executive Vice President of Rodman Media since 2000. In addition to his role as EVP, he is also Publisher of Nutraceuticals World magazine. Montgomery joined Rodman Media in 1978 as an Advertising Representative, was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 1986, Publisher of Happi magazine in 1992 and then Group Publisher in 1996. He has been involved in all the new magazine launches and website launches at Rodman Media since 1995. He holds a BA Economics from Washington & Lee University.

Vice President / Editorial Director, Tom Branna
Tom Branna is VP/Editorial Director for Rodman Media. He has been with Rodman for more than 20 years, serving in a variety of capacities including editor of Happi. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University.


Editor, Sean Moloughney
Sean Moloughney is the editor of Nutraceuticals World magazine, which covers the dietary supplement, functional food and nutritional beverage industries. He has worked with Rodman Media since 2008, serving as Associate Editor of Nutraceuticals World for 4 years. He took over as Editor in October 2012. He earned his BA in English: Communication from UMBC in 2005. 

Phone: 201-880-2270

Associate Editor, Lisa Olivo
Lisa Olivo is the associate editor of Nutraceuticals World magazine. Her writing focuses on new products, supplier research, leading trends and industry news. Prior to her position with Nutraceuticals World, Lisa worked in production management on several animated feature films and children’s television shows. She earned her B.A. in English from Fordham University in New York in 2006.

Phone: 201-880-2285

Contributing Editor, Joanna Cosgrove
Joanna Cosgrove has been writing for Nutraceuticals World since 2005. She has written on a range of topics impacting the dietary supplement industry, and has extensive experience with other trade publications spanning pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, CPG formulations, and packaging machinery and technology. She has been writing about the dietary supplement industry since 1998, having previously served as managing editor of Nutritional Outlook magazine. She earned her B.A. in English from Widener University in Chester, PA, in 1996.

Phone: 610-357-8448

Associate Publisher/Advertising, Stephen E. Lipscomb
Steve Lipscomb joined Rodman Media in the fall of 1998 as an Advertising Representative to work on the launch of Nutraceuticals World. In November 2002 he was promoted to Advertising Manager and then Associate Publisher in January 2006. He has been involved in launching several other Rodman titles. Prior to joining Rodman, Steve held positions in Sales and Marketing with several manufacturers and advertising sales positions with Phoenix Media/Communications in Boston and McGraw-Hill in San Francisco. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Phone: 201-880-2231

Advertising Representative, Nicholas Wegman
Nick Wegman joined Rodman Publishing in 2012 as an Advertising Representative for Nutraceuticals World and Happi magazines. His goal is to build and expand the base of advertising accounts for both magazines (in print and online). Formerly in sales with Pitney Bowes, Nick brings a consultative-sales approach to the job, which positions him as a problem solver and creative advertising resource to his clients. He is a “foodie” at heart and has launched his own BBQ products company, both of which pair naturally with his other avid hobby of home brewing. Nick has a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Business Administration from Villanova University.

Phone: 201-880-2253


Sheldon Baker: “Health E-Insights”
Sheldon Baker is principal and senior partner with Baker Dillon Group (, a leading nutraceutical industry brand marketing firm. With more than 30 years of marketing experience, he has created brand development and marketing campaigns that have brought measurable results for clients and generated millions of dollars in revenues. He has developed and managed a wide range of successful corporate brand marketing programs and was the first to successfully introduce celebrity brand endorsement in the natural products industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Columbia College in Chicago, the premier marketing and arts educational institution in the United States and is currently director and past president of the Consultants Association ( ). Sheldon can be contacted at

Greg Doherty "Insurance Watch"
Greg Doherty is a commercial insurance broker with Poms & Associates, Woodland Hills, CA. He is the Dietary Supplement Practice Leader for the firm, which specializes in the nutritional product and dietary supplement industries, including but not limited to contract manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors/retailers. Mr. Doherty has four decades of experience as a broker, focusing solely on the dietary supplement industry for the last 12 years. He can be reached at; Website:

Dilip Ghosh "Evidence-Based Nutrition"
Dilip Ghosh, PhD, FACN, is director of nutri¬Connect, based in Sydney, Australia. He is also professionally involved with Soho Flordis International, the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and is an Honorary Ambassador with the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI). Dr. Ghosh received his PhD in biomedical science from University of Calcutta, India. He has been involved in drug-development (both synthetic and natural) and functional food research and development both in academic and industry domains. He is also a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Ghosh has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and he has authored two recent books, “Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals,” and “Innovation in Healthy and Functional Foods,” under CRC Press. His next book, “Clinical Perspective of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals” is in press. He can be reached at;

Erik Goldman: "Healthcare Practitioner Marketing"
Erik Goldman is the co-founder and editor of Holistic Primary Care-News for Health & Healing, a quarterly medical news publication reaching 80,000 primary care MDs, NDs and DOs , and covering the wide spectrum of natural healthcare. Before launching Holistic Primary Care in October 2000, he was the New York Bureau Chief for International Medical News Group, a well-established medical publishing company that produces clinical news publications for various medical specialties. He has been writing for medical audiences about clinical practice and socioeconomic trends in medicine for 20 years. He can be reached at 212-406-8957; Fax: 212-406-8959; E-mail: ; Website:

Joerg Gruenwald: “Eurotrends”
Joerg Gruenwald, PhD, is president of Phytopharm Consulting, a unit of analyze & realize ag, a consulting company for herbal medicines, dietary supplements, functional food, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. Phytopharm specializes in international alliances, product and partner findings for new product development and regulatory guidance worldwide. Dr. Gruenwald is also the author of the PDR for Herbal Medicines. His “Eurotrends” column focuses on the most recent developments specific to the European market. He can be reached at Waldseeweg 6, D-13467 Berlin, Germany; 49-30-4000-8100; Fax: 49-30-4000-8400; E-mail: ; Website:

Todd Harrison: “Capitol Comments”
Todd Harrison is partner with Venable, which is located in Washington, D.C. He advises food and drug companies on a variety of FDA and FTC matters, with an emphasis on dietary supplement, functional food, biotech, legislative, adulteration, labeling and advertising issues. He provides the most up-to-date information with regard to regulations affecting the supplement and food market. He can be reached at 575 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004; 202-344-4724; E-mail: .

Maged Sharaf "Botanical Basics"
Maged Sharaf, PhD, is the chief science officer of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the principal non-profit trade association representing the dietary supplement and natural products industry with a focus primarily on herbs and herbal products. AHPA’s membership is comprised of U.S. and international-based businesses. AHPA also represents professionals providing expertise and service to the industry such as educational and science-based institutes, analytical laboratories, attorneys and consultants. Before AHPA, Dr. Sharaf was the director, foods, dietary supplements and herbal medicines at the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). Before USP, he was pharmacy associate professor; and has preceding experience conducting bioanalytical assay development and validation, and human bioequivalence studies in support of the pharmaceutical industry; and quality control and manufacturing of pharmaceutical of dosage forms. He can be reached at 301-588-1171; E-mail:; Website:

Gregory J. Stephens "Business Insights"
Greg Stephens is president of Windrose Partners, a company serving clients in the the dietary supplement, functional food and natural product industries. Formerly vice president of strategic consulting with The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nurture, Inc (OatVantage), he has 25 years of specialized expertise in the nutritional and pharmaceutical industries. His prior experience includes a progressive series of senior management positions with Abbott Nutrition (Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories), including development of global nutrition strategies for disease-specific growth platforms and business development for Abbott's medical foods portfolio. He can be reached at 215-860-5186 or E-mail:

Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan & Dr. Catherine Adams-Hutt "TrendSense"
Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan and Dr. Catherine Adams Hutt are president and chief scientific and regulatory officer, respectively, of Sloan Trends, Inc., Escondido, CA, a 20-year-old consulting firm that offers trend interpretation/predictions; identifies emerging high potential opportunities; and provides strategic counsel on issues and regulatory claims guidance for food/beverage, supplement and pharmaceutical marketers. For more information: E-mail:; Website:

Editorial Advisory Board

Steve Allen
Steve Allen is retired from Nestlé where he spent 30 years in various countries and positions in sales, marketing and general management. For the last six years he worked in Mergers & Acquisitions focusing on corporate venture investing. Nestlé has over $1 billion of committed capital in various funds and direct investments. Mr. Allen is now a member of the Advisory Board of Vitamin Angels a non-profit working to eliminate vitamin A deficiency in children and pregnant women. He’s a member of the Board of the US Foundation for the University of Leeds, where he obtained an undergraduate degree and is Chairman of the Screening Committee of Nutrition Capital Network.

Nancy Childs, PhD
Nancy Childs, PhD, joined the Department of Food Marketing at St. Joseph’s University in 1991. Prior to her academic appointment she spent 15 years in the food industry in positions with companies such as General Mills, Quaker Oats and Campbell Soup Company. Dr. Childs is also Founding Director of the Nutraceutical Institute partnership between St. Joseph’s University’s Center for Food Marketing and Rutgers University.

Steven Dentali, PhD
Steven Dentali, PhD, is Vice President, Botanical Sciences at Herbalife International He is responsible for all activities related to botanicals, including the identification, documentation and validation of the appropriate botanical ingredients, formulations and processes that meet standards and requirements for product quality, efficacy, safety and regulatory acceptability. Dentali joined Herbalife after a 22-year post-graduate career in the U.S. herbal and dietary supplement industry, where he is recognized as a foremost expert, and an authority on botanical product quality issues. Dentali is a member of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Standards Expert Committee: Nomenclature, Safety, and Labeling; a member of the USP Expert Panel of Elemental Impurities; and Chair of the Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Nomenclature Subcommittee. He is past Editorial Board Chair of AOAC International; an advisory board member of the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia; and he also chaired the Product Quality Working Group of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 2005 to 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Human Nutrition from the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. He also holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a Natural Products Chemistry specialization, from the University of Arizona, where he was the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Edwin Leigh Newcomb Memorial Fellow. He can be reached at;

Loren D. Israelsen
Loren Israelsen, a dietary supplement industry veteran of 25 years, began his natural products life as general counsel of Nature’s Way Products, later serving as its president. He founded the Utah Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) in 1991 to focus the efforts of the Utah dietary supplement industry on FDA’s regulation of supplements. Amazingly, this led to passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in 1994. Today, as President of LDI Group, Inc., he advises companies on all aspects of the dietary supplement, nutraceuticals and functional food regulatory and commercial world. He writes and lectures a lot. Occasionally people listen to him. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time.

Ellen Schutt
Ellen Schutt is the communications director for the Global Organization of EPA & DHA Omega-3. She is responsible for communicating with the global GOED membership base as well as industry and consumers about the latest developments and ongoing benefits of omega 3 fatty acids. She is the founding editor of Nutraceuticals World, which she ran from its inception in 1998 through 2002. She also has experience in the raw materials sector as VP-marketing and brand strategy at RFI Ingredients, a manufacturer of natural, certified organic ingredients.

Sharrann Simmons
Sharrann Simmons has more than 30 years of experience in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries and is currently on the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Board of Directors. Most recently, Ms. Simmons was Director of Marketing at Edlong Dairy Technologies; prior to that she was Director of Product Marketing for Silliker, Inc., a Merieux NutriSciences Company. She has also served as Marketing Director of Cognis Nutrition & Health (now a part of BASF), a global specialty chemical company. Ms. Simmons also has experience as Vice President and General Manager of the US subsidiary of Colloides Naturels International, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of acacia gum, and as the Director of Food Marketing for the European region of FMC, based in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a BS and MS degrees in Food Science from Purdue University, and has also attended the Executive MBA program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Graduate Management.

Scott Steinford
Scott Steinford is president of Doctor's Best, Inc., a finished goods provider staunchly advocating quality, transparency, communication and corporate responsibility. Scott joined the company as president in 2012 with the mission of building upon the successful enterprise that has come to represent "Science Based Nutrition" and the importance of this commitment to the dietary supplement industry. Scott has a Pre-Law Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s of Science Degree in Law from Champlain College. Prior to his joining Doctor's Best, Scott held a pivotal role with a variety of ingredient manufacturers including Eisai, Kaneka and was a founder of ZMC-USA.

Gregory J. Stephens
Greg Stephens is president of Windrose Partners, a company serving clients in the the dietary supplement, functional food and natural product industries. Formerly vice president of strategic consulting with The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nurture, Inc (OatVantage), he has 25 years of specialized expertise in the nutritional and pharmaceutical industries. His prior experience includes a progressive series of senior management positions with Abbott Nutrition (Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories), including development of global nutrition strategies for disease-specific growth platforms and business development for Abbott's medical foods portfolio. He can be reached at 215-860-5186 or E-mail:

Rhonda S. Witwer
Rhonda S. Witwer is Head of Nutrition Communication, NAFTA, for BENEO Inc. She previously worked as Business Development Manager of Nutrition for Ingredion (National Starch Food Innovation) in Bridgewater, NJ, where she developed business opportunities and created marketing messages for Hi-maize and NOVELOSE resistant starches. Ms. Witwer has more than a decade of experience in marketing bioactive ingredients and has written numerous articles and expert market reports on market opportunities for bioactive ingredients. A graduate of Butler University with a BS in Chemistry, she received her MBA in Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Peter Zambetti
Peter Zambetti is Director of Global Business Development for Health and Nutrition Capsugel. He also serves as Chairman of IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations). Before coming to Capsugel, Mr. Zambetti served in several capacities at Roche Vitamins, Inc. (now DSM) During his 13 years at Roche, he worked in International Business Development for the Industrial Products Group which utilized vitamins in unusual applications. He finished his tenure at Roche managing the food fortification business. At Capsugel, his responsibilities are to grow the Health and Nutrition Business globally by acting as an industry advocate in Washington and internationally as well as facilitating global outreach efforts. He also works with regional Capsugel business development managers to identify new market opportunities and share best practices.