Our Team

BioPure believes in an integrative health care approach coupled with an individual treatment plan that embraces the therapeutic use of health food supplementation. We provide a global market with nutritional supplements made from only the freshest, purest ingredients and produced using safe, food-grade sustainable business practices that protect our Health Care Practitioners, their patients and the environment. Our team is committed to always doing what is best for our doctors, their patients, our community, our environment and our planet.

Johanna Dean
Johanna Dean Founder and Owner

Johanna Dean

Johanna has worked in the field of integrative medicine for 25 years. She founded BioPure in 2001, based on her recognition of the medical practitioner’s need for natural products and her deeply held belief that the consumer deserves better when it comes to the quality of personal healthcare products and individualized, proactive supplementation.

Johanna’s vision is to attain the highest level of purity in BioPure’s raw ingredients and to ensure safe, ethical and responsible extraction and manufacturing processes, continuous product testing, and environmentally friendly bottling and packaging materials. She also believes the consumer rightfully deserves transparency into all of these things. Under her leadership, BioPure maintains a tight relationship with an affiliated Medical Advisory Board that assists in the ongoing development of programs for research, design and testing of BioPure’s products.

Outside of overseeing the management of BioPure Healing Products, Johanna pursues interests in the professional practice and teaching of both biographical life counseling and art therapy.

Joe Annicchiarico
Joe Annicchiarico Chief Executive Officer

Joe Annicchiarico

Joe specializes in leading small companies, and has extensive professional experience from the life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical product development and topical cosmetic formulation. He served as administrator of the ISO 13485-certified Medical Device Quality System, which provides a harmonized model for higher-quality management of requirements within international markets. Joe applies the principles of his background in quality system regulations and strengthens BioPure’s commitment to offering pure, bioavailable, high-quality products.

Joe spends his free time with his wife and their six children. He also enjoys singing in the church choir and donating time to the Knights of Columbus.

Brandy Floyd
Brandy Floyd Director of Operations

Brandy Floyd

Brandy has been with BioPure since the company began operating out of a small office in 2008. She continues to meet the needs of the growing business, complete with new offices, additional employees, and a professionally managed, functional warehouse. Her approach is hands-on with direct involvement across all business functions and levels. Brandy believes it is vital for BioPure employees to have a supportive, fun and healthy working environment, which affords them the opportunity to transfer their energy into creating quality products and a positive experience for customers.

Brandy loves the outdoors—particularly in the winter months when she competes as a professional snowmobiler. Her enthusiasm for nature gives her the mindset, strength and freshness she needs to meet the demands of an ever-evolving product line and market.

Rachelle Benbow
Rachelle Benbow Business Manager/ Finance

Rachelle Benbow

Rachelle is a partner at the public accounting firm VWC Professional Services and supervises our accounting department along with advising on day-to-day and long-term financial and business matters. Having an experienced CPA on the team has helped BioPure manage its growth as a small business, while striving to produce high-quality products and individualized customer service.

“It is such an honor to work with Johanna and the BioPure team. They are always looking out for what is best for their practitioners and customers. It is so inspiring to see an owner like Jo who really cares. I can tell from her actions, spoken words, and spirit, that it’s about caring for the person and making the purest product she can, even if it means it makes the BioPure product less competitive on a price comparison and involves far more effort and expenses when sourcing. It’s hard to describe how refreshing and revitalizing it is to be part of the BioPure team.”

~ Rachelle Benbow, CPA

 

 

Cheri Hartman
Cheri Hartman Customer Service Manager

Cheri Hartman

Cheri joined BioPure in 2013, bringing years of customer service experience with her. Cheri treats each customer as an individual, meeting their own spectrum of needs with empathy and support. Her fun-loving, down-to-earth personality combined with her clarity, honesty, inner strength and perseverance, help her create a trusted, personal relationship with every customer.

Cheri enjoys spending spare time with her husband and their four children.

Michayla Conrad
Michayla Conrad Product Specialist

Michayla Conrad

Michayla joined our team as a Product Specialist, focusing on assuring BioPure’s high standards of product quality and purity. With a degree in Herbal Science from Bastyr University, near Seattle, Washington, and deep interests in biodiverse agriculture, plant medicine, and integrative healthcare, she is well equipped to carefully evaluate the sourcing, potency, purity, and bioavailability of our many raw ingredients. Michayla broadens BioPure’s core values in providing high quality nutraceuticals, works with our growers to assess their agricultural practices and quality standards, and addresses customer needs and inquiries.

When Michayla is not working, she is outdoors harvesting indigenous flora, crafting her own herbal medicines, painting, or reading.

Chris Dewitt
Chris Dewitt Quality Assurance Lead

Chris Dewitt

Chris brings with him a wealth of experience in the field of Product Quality Assurance within the broader health food supplement manufacturing industry. He joins our team to work exclusively on evaluating BioPure’s procedures to ensure our critical commitment to high-quality nutraceutical product assurance, as well as regulatory compliance. We are grateful for his generous ability to comfortably work with a solution-oriented and hands-on team approach.

Chris enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and their two cats.

Eric Carpenter
Eric Carpenter Quality Control Analyst

Eric Carpenter

We are proud to have Eric as a member of our full-time team as a Quality Control Analyst. He previously worked part-time with BioPure, while studying for his Bachelor of Science degree which he received, with Honors, from the University of Washington. Eric is highly strategic and detailed in monitoring the high-quality standards of our therapeutic nutraceuticals and raw ingredients, and ensuring their compliance with industry regulations.

In his spare time, Eric expands his interests in oceanography, atmospheric science, astronomy, and has a passion for antique wrist watches.

Katie Strakosch
Katie Strakosch Nutritionist

Katie Strakosch

Katie joined BioPure in the fall of 2013 as a Nutritionist to provide customer support for health-related questions. She studied whole-foods based nutrition at Bastyr University near Seattle, Washington, and has worked as a Nutritionist at Sophia Health Institute in Woodinville, Washington. She also represents many of our trade sponsorship exhibits, particularly on the East coast. Katie firmly believes in the importance of proper nutrition, and that synergetic nutraceuticals can be valuable assets in achieving whole-body wellness, when incorporated with a healthy diet and lifestyle changes. She solidly supports that each person deserves a holistic treatment plan that is wholly catered towards individualized needs and well-being.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys wellness coaching, teaching yoga, and traveling.

Katie is available to BioPure customers Monday and Wednesday 9-11am PST  and can be reached at  support@biopureus.com.