Citizens for Health Food
Identity Theft Leadership Team
Bill Bonvie is a former newspaper reporter and editor who, in collaboration with his sister Linda, has co-authored many articles on food safety, health and enviromental issues that have appeared in dozens of publications. He has also penned numerous opinion pieces that over the past three decades have been published in such papers as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Berkshire Eagle, The Orlando Sentinel and The Record of Bergen County, N.J.
Linda Bonvie is an author, and consumer advocate with over 20 years of experience researching and writing about food safety, health and environmental issues. She is the co-author of Chemical-Free Kids: How to Safeguard Your Child’s Diet and Environment (2003) and Chemical-Free Kids: the Organic Sequel (2008), as well as The Stevia Story: a tale of incredible sweetness and intrigue (1997). Articles she has co-authored with her brother Bill have been published in a number of magazines and many major newspapers. (One of these, an expose on the spraying of passengers on international flights with a toxic pesticide, which was published back in 1993, led to the requirement being dropped by a couple dozen countries after then-Transportation Secretary Federico Pena became personally involved in the issue.)
James J. Gormley is Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor of Citizens for Health and a principal of Gormley NPI Consulting. The former longtime Editor-in-Chief of Better Nutrition Magazine and Editorial Director of the Vitamin Retailer Magazine group, James also served as the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs officer for Nutrition 21. An award-winning journalist, blogger and author of five health books, including the User’s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements , Gormley has been a leading consumer health advocate for nearly 20 years.
Frank Herd, Jr. has worked as an activist and consumer advocate for nearly two decades on a wide variety of issues in the areas of social and economic justice. He has led hundreds of trainings on citizen activism and grassroots advocacy, and his talents have been sought by several state and national consumer advocacy organizations from California to New Jersey to Washington, D.C.
Shayna Samuels has worked with a variety of clients including Amnesty International, Ben and Jerry's, the Ford Foundation, Rock the Vote and the World Wildlife Fund. As Deputy Director of Communications at the Drug Policy Alliance, she implemented media campaigns to promote public health alternatives in the war on drugs. She’s also had articles published in the New York Times, New York Observer, New York Post, and the Village Voice.
Glenn Turner is a maven of technology and innovative ideas with over 15 years as a manager of information and many different forms of media. He brings a unique expertise in management, entrepreneurial thinking, and the ability to distill big picture ideas into efficient strategies and processes.
James S. Turner, Esq. (no relation to Glenn) is Chairman of Citizens for Health, and a partner in Swankin and Turner, a Washington DC law firm founded in 1973. He is also the author of The Chemical Feast: The Nader Report on Food Protection at the FDA (Grossman 1970, Penguin 1976), co-author of Making Your Own Baby Food (Workman 1974 and 1976, Bantam 1978); and Voice of the People: the Transpartisan Imperative in American Life (de Vinci 2008), as well as many professional and popular articles addressing ways to empower the consumer interest.