Board of Directors

T. Colin Campbell

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

Thomas M. Campbell, MD is the Medical Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, co-author of worldwide bestseller, The China Study and author of The China Study Solution. He is also the Medical Director of the University of Rochester Weight Management and Lifestyle Center at Highland Hospital.

Karen Campbell

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

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

Sylvester Johnson, Ph.D. 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.

Susan Benigas

As the executive director of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Susan serves on the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, True Health Initiative, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and The Plantrician Project boards of directors. Prior to joining ACLM, Susan founded The Plantrician Project and co-founded the CME accredited International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, showcasing the efficacy of whole food, plant-based nutrition for disease prevention, treatment and reversal. In 2007, while serving as president of a worksite wellness company, she was introduced to The China Study, with this serving as the catalyst for her paradigm-shift.