CHPA adds MacKay as SVP of dietary supplements

MacKay's more than two decades of experience include time spent with manufacturers and trade organizations in the dietary supplement space, including most recently CV Sciences.
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The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is adding a dietary supplement industry veteran to its executive team. Douglas “Duffy” MacKay is joining the Washington-based trade organization as senior vice president of dietary supplements. 

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Charged with leading CHPA’s cross-functional dietary supplements team, directing strategy, shaping policy and working to protect and grow the segment, MacKay brings to the role more than two decades of commercial and nonprofit experience in nutrition research, dietary supplement regulation, plicy development and association leadership. 

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“Duffy is an accomplished and highly-respected leader of the dietary supplements industry, and we couldn’t be more pleased he will be joining CHPA at this important time for the category and for CHPA,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO of CHPA. “Duffy has spent his career advocating for consumers, the industry and the important and growing role that science-backed dietary supplements play in self-care.  As such, there is no better person to lead CHPA’s efforts in the dietary supplements category, a key component of the association’s self-care mission, which is rooted in innovation and strong science, ethical leadership, responsible marketing, and more choices for America’s healthcare consumers.”

MacKay, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, most recently was senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at CV Sciences. His other experience includes 10 years with the Council for Responsible Nutrition, leading the organization’s scientific and regulatory affairs efforts. He has worked with various supplement manufacturing and research organizations, as well as authored or co-authored some 30 articles in professional journals. 

“I have always admired CHPA’s recognition that safety, product integrity, and industry transparency are key tenants to building trust in consumer healthcare products,” said MacKay. “These tenants align with my personal values, and I am honored for this opportunity to advance CHPA’s dietary supplements agenda. I look forward to being part of CHPA’s proven track record of advancing self-care broadly while accelerating dietary supplement priorities with surgical precision.”

MacKay will join CHPA effective Oct. 18, reporting directly to Melville.