NCNPA Board Member
Edward J. Fletcher is the Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Sourcing, Inc’s Botanical Division. SSI specializes in the supply of cultivated and sustainably harvested Medicinal Botanicals for phytopharmaceutical applications. He learned this business from the roots up, propagating and growing Native American Wildflowers in his family’s ornamental nursery business, Gardens of The Blue Ridge. As Cultivation Manager for Wilcox Natural Products, he developed and managed the cultivation program overseeing the production of plants on nearly 2,000 hectares in 6 different countries. He develops complete production protocols from the seed selection and cultural techniques to the harvest and primary processing to meet each projects specifications. He currently serves American Herbal Products Associations (AHPA) on the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Botanical Raw Materials Committee and sits on the Dietary Supplement General Chapters Expert Committee of the United States Pharmacopeia.