The Team


The NHPPA has evolved from an idea to an organization. We are necessarily small, since most of our budget is ringfenced for campaigning and supplying you with the materials you need to educate your networks. We have been fortunate to collect together a dedicated band of part-time workers and volunteers who contribute to everything that comes to you from us.

Our professional and passionate team comprises lawyers, educators, writers, nutritionists and industry insiders, plus a geek or two. We have come to the struggle for natural health from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences but we are united in our belief that Canadians must remain entitled to access safe and effective products.
Shawn Buckley
President, NHPPA, Constitutional Lawyer & Host of LIVE with Shawn Buckley Community

Shawn Buckley’s reputation has reached Canada’s Parliament, national media, influential civil liberties organizations and tens of thousands Canadian citizens. His expertise combines detailed knowledge of our Constitution and the Food and Drug Act with 25 years experience successfully defending natural health stakeholders from prosecution by Health Canada. Shawn brings to the NHPPA unrivalled legal knowledge and his acknowledged status as a constitutional expert in parliament. His work represents his passion for truth, ethics and individual rights in a regulatory climate of which he says “how free are we if we cannot choose how to feed ourselves or maintain our own health?”

Genevieve Eliany
Vice President, NHPPA & Criminal Lawyer at Eliany Advocates

Geneviève Eliany is a lawyer focused on both criminal defense and natural health product regulation, agricultural and food law. She is experienced in assisting First Nations individuals and communities. Previously, she studied and practiced homeopathic medicine for over 10 years, entering the field after refusing conventional treatment for a serious bout of Crohn’s Disease. She is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges facing manufacturers, practitioners and patients in the natural health industry.


.Julia Rickert CNP, ROHP/NNCP
National Campaign Director, Executive Coordinator & Co-Producer LIVE with Shawn Buckley Community

Julia is the engine room of the NHPPA. She devises, coordinates and manages the Association’s campaigns, events and communications. Her background is in design, communication and marketing and she has acted as a publicist for professionals ranging from sculptors to writers; as well as running her own agencies. In a career switch towards the natural health community, Julia graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in 2007. In 2008 Julia read Shawn Buckley’s Discussion Paper on Bill C-51. A week later, along with two other IHN graduates, she organized Canada’s largest rally in defense of our right to choose Natural Health Products. NHPPA’s work became a passion.

Veronica Jean CNP, ROHP/RNCP
Assistant Campaign Coordinator & Co-Producer LIVE with Shawn Buckley Community

After struggling with physical and mental health challenges for years with no helpful treatments offered by allopathic health care providers, Veronica began studying as a Holistic Nutritionist in an attempt to learn to care for her own heath. Since then, Veronica has navigated several of her own health crises using natural health care products and practices. She has seen the industry from many angles — as a consumer, as the Managing Director of a health food store and wellness clinic, as a clinician educating clients, and as a mentor to other practitioners. Veronica has been part of the NHPPA team for over 5 years. She is eager to continue contributing to NHPPA’s work to protect Canadians’ right to freedom of choice in health care.

Melody Byblow, RHN, CMWA
Director of Citizen Outreach & LIVE with Shawn Buckley Community Guest Procurement

Melody Byblow is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and Certified Master Workplace Wellness Consultant in Saskatoon. After experiencing first-hand the limitations of conventional health care in Canada she pursued holistic health education which helped her recover from debilitating pain, fatigue, and other issues. She now uses employee wellness programs, executive wellness coaching, public speaking, and holistic health and nutrition coaching to share practical ways to adopt a natural health lifestyle to improve one’s own health. She is passionate about preserving our natural health rights and freedom of choice, to access quality natural health products and natural health practitioners.

Brett Hawes
LIVE with Shawn Buckley Community Host and Correspondent

Brett is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist with 18 years of clinical experience. In addition to running his own clinical practice, he also teaches at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and hosts health masterclasses for health professionals and the general public. Brett is well-known as an activist and is a vocal opponent of medical mandates. In 2007-2008 he organized the largest Health Freedom rally at the time in opposition to Bill C-51/52. He has also interviewed leading experts on GMOs, vaccine risk awareness, health sovereignty, technocracy, and other controversial topics on his top-ranking podcast, Holistic Health Masterclass. He is eager to continue his work with the NHPPA and preserve Canadians’ right to bodily autonomy and access to natural health care..

David Delouchery
Videographer & LIVE with Shawn Buckley Community Video Content Developer

David Delouchery has been producing video content for 30 years starting in film, then quickly progressing to video and now he creates many forms of digital content with various tools like drones, multi-camera live streams, and timelapse cameras. Work has taken him around the world and he has done a lot of work with the Inuit in Nunavut. For the past decade, David has helped NHPPA with various video needs including the creation of the Charter of Health Freedom videos and the packaging of Shawn Buckley’s live talks into short promo clips.

Simon Brazier
LIVE with Shawn Buckley Post Production Coordinator

Simon is a holistic nutritionist and digital marketer. He supports people with gut and brain disorders and brings them back to better health. Simon supports NHPPA in the creation and distribution of quality content. Simon is passionate about fighting for his children’s freedom.