Our Passion, Our People

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    Angela
    President Angela McElwee currently serves as Gaia Herbs’ President and sees her role at Gaia as the culmination of…

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    Bill
    Vice President of Global Sourcing Bill Chioffi has been involved in the natural products industry for over 20 years…

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    Christian, Francesco, and Massimo
    Though not technically “Staff Members” – more like “family”, Christian, Francesco, and Massimo are the core representatives from Aboca,…

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    Jeremy
    Vice President of Scientific Affairs Dr. Jeremy Stewart has been with us since 2005. Beginning as Gaia’s staff pharmacognosist,…

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    Mary Bove, ND
    Director of Medical Education Dr. Mary Bove brings more than 40 years of herbalism experience and 25 years of…

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    Ric Scalzo
    Founder and CEO As one of North America’s most respected herbalists and botanical researchers, Richard “Ric” Scalzo has more…

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Staff Members
Gaia Farm Team
Scientific Advisory Board
Certified Organic Farmers
Validated Partners
Land Steward Harvesters

Our people are our strength, and to us, they are more than workers or partners—they are our family. We invite you to meet them by clicking on any of the links above.

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Jeremy

Vice President of Scientific Affairs
Dr. Jeremy Stewart has been with us since 2005. Beginning as Gaia’s staff pharmacognosist, he attended one of only two universities that offer a pharmacognosy program: University of Misssissippi (the other is University of Chicago), where he obtained his PhD. Pharmacognosy, or drug discovery from natural products, is an emerging field of study as herbal medicine regains popularity.

In 2007, Jeremy became our Chief Scientist; in charge of running our lab and making sure GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) are followed. He updates and reviews standard operating procedures and maintains clear communication with all departments.

As VP of Scientific Affairs, Jeremy is instrumental in the development of new product samples for clinical trials. He and Ric, Gaia Herbs’ CEO, work on a consistent basis to improve processes and create products of the highest quality in accordance with Gaia Herbs’ Purity+Integrity=Potency formula.

 
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Ecologically Harvested is a term that describes all herbs sold by Gaia Herbs that are not Certified Organic. Ecologically Harvested herbs include herbs that are harvested in their natural habitat, (i.e., wild harvested) according to specific guidelines for harvesting these herbs (i.e., away from roads and industry, as well as guidelines to avoid overharvesting). Our term, Ecologically Harvested, also includes herbs that are grown in managed woodland areas, fields designated for specific herbs, and herbs that are grown by indigenous growers, such as Kava Kava. All Ecologically Harvested herbs pass pesticide and heavy metal testing as well as microbial testing, prior to release.