CEO Action Initiative

Meet Your Facilitator & Guest Speakers

CYNTHIA BILLOPS

Cohort Facilitator, EdD VP of Membership, Operations & Belonging at OSC

JAMES D. WHITE

Former Jamba Juice CEO Founding Cohort Leader Author of Anti-Racist Leadership

I personally learned how to lead with integrity and be genuinely authentic when trying to do the work, knowing that I now have resources that will hold me and my team accountable. As an early stage company with the unique opportunity to build a team from the ground up, the CEO Action Learning Initiative was necessary for me to hear the stories of other CEOs and grow with the guidance of our facilitator and former CEO of Jamba Juice, James D. White.”

Michelle Pusateri
CEO & Founder of Nana Joe’s Granola

“I have already seen progress both in how we are going to market for job searches and the dialogue around these critical topics at the senior level. The CEO Action Learning program provided a context to better understand issues and opportunities around equity and inclusion for natural food companies. The expert speakers and the facilitator, James D.White, former CEO of Jamba Juice, provided a strong framework to distill goals and track progress for Martinelli’s as we seek to prioritize DEI initiatives and implement new tools.”

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Gun Ruder
CEO & President of Martinelli’s

“The guest speakers were amazing and the workshops both raised awareness and put forth actionable steps to combat racial bias in the workplace and our lives. Overall, OSC and it’s initiatives have been a remarkable champion and partner for positive change.”

Reem Hassani
Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer of Numi Tea

“The JEDI Collaborative is a fantastic organization that is making a real difference in the natural products industry. I recently participated in a four part CEO forum for the JEDI initiative. I learned so much about JEDI and how to incorporate more diversity and inclusion into my daily role as a CEO. I got to know an amazing group of like minded CEOs. My positive experience was directly related to the quality of the staff at the JEDI Collaborative. Each of my sessions were very organized and had very rich, well thought out content for me to learn. Great experience!”

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Blair Kellison
CEO of Traditional Medicinals

Former Participating Brands