About the independence of the NHSF
The Natural Health Science Foundation Inc. is independent and exists to serve the interest of the public through delivering its Vision and Mission.
Vision: To improve human health through the integration of specific scientifically proven natural health products into mainstream healthcare
Mission: To enable informed choice by providing independent, accurate and reliable information on specific products to patients and health care professionals.
Board of Directors
Independent and self-perpetuating without any control by donors, members or any outside people or organizations. Secures the delivery of the Vision of the Foundation through approval of the annual business plan, monitoring the execution of the business plan, employment of CEO
Chair: Nigel Pollard – international medicine industry specialist
Director: William Cox – US lawyer
Director: Brent Bailey – US dietary supplement industry specialist
Expert Advisory Board
Setting standards, overseeing the product and practitioner/professional accreditation, approving editorial policies and advising the board on meeting the Vision.
Chair: Professor John Funder – endocrinologist, former chair of the ad board of Australian NICM natural health institute – the biggest research/policy institute in Australia in the sector.
Member: Professor Theo Dingermann Goethe University Frankfurt – a pharmaceutical biology expert and father of the movement to communicate that scientific evidence for natural health products is product specific.
Member: Professor Michael Habs Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – a medical doctor with an extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly specific evidence natural medicines, now teaching toxicology and phytopharmacology in the department of medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University.
Advising the NHSF CEO and Expert Advisory Board on the direction, standards, communication and stakeholder management of the Foundation. There are panels of GPs, Pharmacy and Naturopathy.