ARC Health & Wellness Community

The Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals

About Us

Serving professionals advocating for consumer health

The Health and Wellness Community by ARC is a group of like-minded professionals across the nutrition, dietetics, food and personal consulting space that share the common goal of helping consumers live longer and healthier lives. ARC (The Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals) is the master association and parent company for not only the Health and Wellness Community but also the Space Planning Community (SPACE) and both the Category Management Association (CMA) and Shopper Insights Management Association (SIMA).

The mission of the Health & Wellness Community is to leverage shared experiences and knowledge to better promote the right products to the right consumers. The nutritional landscape is ever evolving, and health and wellness professionals must stay up to date on new product introductions, food studies and other research, industry regulations and more to best serve their consumers and clients’ needs. From product deep dives to industry hot topics like the “Food as Medicine” movement, this community has what you need to serve consumers more effectively.

Members Collaborate On:


Food is

Retail Trends
and Insights

Product Features
and Benefits


Our Team

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Emily Callahan

ARC President
Chief Innovation & Administrative Officer at Xerxes Global

Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

RD Ambassador

Meet Kelsey

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Sue Toy

VP of Association Development

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James Jackson

Director of Strategic Sales

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Kathy Rietschel

Association Development

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Tyler Tucker

Head of National Strategic Account Sales

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Jimmy Brophy

Senior Art Director

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Michelle Pretto

Marketing Associate


Robbie Holmes

Director of Member Services

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Paty Mecén

Member Services Account Manager

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Violeta Montes

Member Services Account Manager

Enas Aboelghar

Member Services Coordinator

Bella Hutson

Member Services Coordinator

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Michael Wilkening

Communications Manager


Rachel Kubik

Senior Content Writer

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Hermon Mogos

3D Visual Artist

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Phil Lempert

Content Contributor for the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals

Advisory Board

Are you a passionate leader in the health and wellness sector eager to advise on focus areas and opportunity for this growing community? Fill out this form to learn more on how to join.

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