dicentra – U.S. Appointment of General Counsel and Senior Regulatory Specialist

April 23, 2012 By

dicentra, an international leader in regulatory and scientific affairs within the dietary supplement, food, beverage and cosmetic industries, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Heather Van Blarcom to the position of General Counsel and Senior Regulatory Specialist.

Ms. Van Blarcom has extensive experience in proactively helping companies achieve compliance with both FDA and FTC regulations including labeling and advertising review, claims review and substantiation, and GMP procedures and audits. She has guided companies through numerous new product launches in market segments such as weight loss, energy, and general wellness. Over the course of her career, she has developed many strong relationships inside the industry and within the governmental agencies that regulate it.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with this announcement,” says CEO and founder Alicja Wojewnik, “Heather brings a wealth of skill and industry knowledge to dicentra. dicentra is committed to bringing aboard the best talent as it continues its growth and expansion in the United States. ”

For over ten years dicentra has been helping clients resolve complex scientific issues, develop safe and effective market-leading products, and facilitate timely regulatory global approvals. dicentra has advised hundreds of major, medium and small-sized companies, financial institutions, governments, associations, law firms and individual investors on the regulatory and scientific aspects of product creation and maintenance. It has been directly involved in the successful development of hundreds of leading products in North America and throughout the world. Our on-staff professionals include naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, attorneys, quality control experts and former government officials to handle all of your scientific and regulatory needs.

Heather Van Blarcom

Heather Van Blarcom is a licensed attorney with more than 10 years of experience in the Natural Products Industry. As a former general counsel, Heather brings a pragmatic and well-rounded expertise to issues impacting her clients.

Heather began her career in the Natural Products Industry as a trial lawyer defending manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements in both national product liability litigation and FTC matters where she advised clients on litigation strategies, the handling of adverse event reports, product recalls, and crisis management issues. Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California at San Diego and a Juris Doctorate from the California Western School of Law.