New board members bring fresh perspectives to advancing quality and safety standards

Pennsylvania, October 19, 2021: The Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is excited to announce the appointment of two new board members, Holly Korteway with Perrigo and Jeff Brams with Garden of Life.

In addition to Board responsibilities, Holly will also serve on the GRMA Technical Committee. Jeff will chair the soon-to-launch GRMA Scientific Review Committee.

GRMA Board Director Norma Jean Despain shares, “We are excited to have Holly and Jeff join the Board of Directors. Their expertise and knowledge in this space will continue to strengthen and advance the harmonization of quality and safety standards for the Health & Wellness category.”

Holly Korteway is a seasoned professional with almost 30 years of experience. She is currently responsible for Customer and Contract Quality Programs group within Perrigo Company, a global provider of health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being. During her tenure at Perrigo, Holly has gained expertise in quality control and building global quality systems. She also has expanded her expertise in internal audit and pre-commercial quality assurance.

Korteway states, “I’m honored to serve on GRMA’s board and represent Perrigo, a supporter of GRMA’s mission since the organization’s infancy. Perrigo is committed to product quality and consumer safety and [is] aligned with GRMA’s goal to improve GMP compliance and consistency through the development of unified publicly accredited standards.”

Jeff Brams is a highly specialized professional with over 25 years of expertise. He is currently the General Counsel and Vice President of Research & Development and Regulatory at Garden of Life, a leading manufacturer of clean vitamins and supplements. Jeff is an expert in FTC and FDA regulatory practices. His specialties are litigation, negotiation, and international and domestic business development.

Brams shares, “The credibility that the publicly accredited GMP standards and GRMA’s certification can bring to an industry is remarkable. Garden of Life is looking to support the GRMA’s newest harmonization efforts and are excited to start working with retailers, manufacturing, certifiers, public health, and others in the industry on product integrity testing requirements for dietary supplements.”

“We are excited to welcome representatives from Perrigo and Garden of Life to the Board,” Ella Riggs, GRMA Board Director and Technical Committee Chair, states. “Holly and Jeff have been incredible thought leaders and contributors to the organization’s mission. We’re looking forward to their expanded roles within the GRMA.”


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About the GRMA: The GRMA is a member-based non-profit organization. They are made up mostly of retailers, manufacturers, trade associations, and certification bodies. They are dedicated to advancing global quality and safety standards. They focus on several non-food industries. These include dietary supplements, over-the-counter drug products, and cosmetics/personal care products. To learn more, visit or contact: Allyn Shultis at (610) 945-1797 or