NPA Leadership

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D.

CEO and President

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. is CEO and President of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest and oldest trade organization representing the natural products industry, including dietary supplements, foods, personal care products and more. Most recently, Dr. Fabricant served as the Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he directed agency policy, public affairs and regulatory action regarding regulation of the dietary supplement industry for more than three years. While with the agency, he successfully navigated the large, heavily-matrixed government organizational structure to bring life to a regulatory function that was non-existent for almost 20 years.  Dr. Fabricant carried his interest in natural products into the classroom, earning a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy since 2009. He has also published extensively and is internationally recognized for his regulatory and governmental public health expertise and natural products research.


Corey Hilmas, M.D./Ph.D.

Senior VP of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Corey Hilmas, M.D./Ph.D. is the Senior VP of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at NPA. He oversees the development and implementation of all educational, scientific and compliance programs (cGMP, Natural Seal, TruLabel) at the NPA.  He provides guidance on clinical issues, public health, ingredient safety, regulatory compliance, and dietary supplement education; drafts comments, content, and scientific white papers on behalf of the NPA in conjunction with Dr. Daniel Fabricant.  He served as Chief of the Dietary Supplement Regulation Implementation Branch at FDA for more than two years managing enforcement related to cGMPs, labeling, claims, dietary ingredient safety, and imports/exports.  Dr. Hilmas was the Agency’s federal expert witness for dietary supplements and dietary ingredient safety. He also received multiple FDA and CFSAN awards for enforcement initiatives.