It is with great pleasure that we announce and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our dedicated members and representatives from member organizations. Each year, we have the privilege of acknowledging exemplary contributions that advance quality and safety standards in the health and wellness industry, and today, we are thrilled to introduce the award winners for both 2022 and 2023.

🏆 2022 Award Winners

GRMA Ambassador – George Paraskevakos (IPA)

George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association (IPA), is the recipient of the 2022 GRMA Ambassador Award. George has played a crucial role in establishing the Probiotic Working Group, leading to the identification of additional best practices and audit requirements guidelines. His commitment to advancing the GRMA’s Vision – Advancing Global Quality & Safety Standards Together is commendable.

George Paraskevakos


GRMA Champion – Hope Hanley (ADM / Deerland Probiotics)

Hope Hanley, VP Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at ADM / Deerland Probiotics, has earned the 2022 GRMA Champion Award. Hope consistently provides outstanding contributions and demonstrates superior skill in quality and safety within GRMA Committees. Her technical expertise and active participation in the Probiotic Working Group have significantly enriched our efforts.
Hope Hanley


GRMA Leadership – David McPherson (The Kroger Co./Vitacost)

David McPherson, Director Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance at The Kroger Co./Vitacost, is the recipient of the 2022 GRMA Leadership Award. David’s remarkable competence, credibility, and management skills have inspired creative thinking and rigorous technical discussions within our groups. His leadership as a Co-Chair on the Product Integrity Committee has been invaluable.

David McPherson


🏆 2023 Award Winners

GRMA Ambassador – Angela Diesch (Amin Talati Wasserman)

Angela Diesch, Partner in the Cosmetic Industry Practice Lead at Amin Talati Wasserman, is the 2023 GRMA Ambassador. Angela’s dedication to advancing quality and safety within the Health and Wellness category is unwavering. She actively contributes to the development of standards and serves as the chair of two 455 joint committees. Her global ambassadorship for GRMA is truly commendable.

Angela Diesch


GRMA Champion – Mohamed Koroma (Pharmavite)

Mohamed Koroma, Director of R&D at Pharmavite, has been recognized as the 2023 GRMA Champion. Mohamed’s methodical and scientific approach within the Product Integrity Committee (PIC) has advanced technical discussions and our understanding of requirements. He’s also actively contributed as a panelist and summit topic leader at GRMA summits.
Mohamed Koroma


GRMA Leadership – Solange Henoud (Lallemand Health Solutions)

Solange Henoud, VP Regulatory & Compliance at Lallemand Health Solutions, has received the 2023 GRMA Leadership Award. Solange and her team’s increased involvement in GRMA committees, including her role as chair of the Probiotic Working Group, have been invaluable. Her expertise in global regulatory requirements enriches our technical discussions.
Solange Henoud

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these outstanding individuals for their dedication and commitment to advancing quality and safety standards. Their contributions have made a significant impact on our industry, and we are proud to have them as part of the GRMA community.

Please join us in celebrating their achievements and commitment to our shared vision.