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Board of Directors

T. Colin Campbell

Ithaca, NY – For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted.

Thomas M. Campbell

Ithaca/Rochester, NY – In addition to being Medical Director of the Center for Nutrition Studies, Dr. Campbell is an instructor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

J. Morris Hicks

Rumson, NJ – A former corporate executive with Polo Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always been what he calls a “Big Picture” guy. As a public speaker, his favorite topic is Our Health. Our Planet. Our Future as a Species — as he explains how our poor food choices not only threaten our health but also Earth’s ability to sustain us indefinitely as a species.

Karen Campbell

Ithaca, NY – Karen Campbell has been involved in discussions on the development of the Center from its beginning as a Foundation. Until recently, she was the Treasurer-Secretary of record.

Jody Kass

NYC & Long Island, New York – As the newest addition to the Board of Directors, Jody Kass brings to CNS her considerable experience in advocacy, nonprofit management, lobbying and strategic planning from her 30-year career in community revitalization.

Sylvester Johnson

Sylvester Johnson

Laguna Beach, CA – Ph.D. in Applied Physics, first became interested in the effect of diet on health when his moodiness as a teenager evened out after including nutritional yeast in his diet. Later he learned that the Vitamin B Complex in the yeast supports his nervous system.

Michael C. Hollie

Michael C. Hollie, MD is a practicing physician board certified in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. He is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Paula Branson

After overcoming a debilitating illness by adopting an organic, whole, plant-based diet, Paula Branson, JD became a passionate advocate for educating the public about how health conditions can be dramatically improved when a whole, plant-based lifestyle is adopted. Paula is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, serves on the Board for PlantPure Communities, and has numerous certifications in plant-based nutrition. Paula has been an executive and legal counsel in the hotel, direct marketing, and banking industries.