Jay earned a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia) in 1980, a Masters in Chemistry from SJU in 1983 and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from SJU in 1986.
An alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Borneman subsequently earned his PhD from the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His research interests are in the health policy considerations of healthcare access and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
He is the fourth generation of his family in the business of homeopathic pharmacy and has been associated with homeopathic firms throughout his life; serving as Vice President of John A. Borneman and Sons, later Boiron-Borneman, from 1980 through 1987; and joining Standard Homeopathic Company and Hyland's, Inc. at that time. He is a principal owner of the company and also serves as CEO of Hyland's, Inc., the company's wholly owned distribution subsidiary. In addition to serving on Standard's Board, Dr. Borneman serves on the Boards of the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States as its President, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, where he chairs the Audit Committee, The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, and as an emeritus director of The National Center for Homeopathy. He has served on various advisory boards including the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Joseph’s University, The Board of Visitors for USciences (Philadelphia) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He has chaired the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists since 2001. He completed a faculty appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2012 where he now serves as a Dean's Professor in the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy.
Do you ever watch a Disney movie all the way to the end? I watch them until the bitter end because I want to (a) see if there’s a treat at the end for sitting through the entire credit reel and get excited when there is something special and (b) to see the list of babies that were born during the creation of that movie. According to “Toy Story 3” director, Lee Unkrich, “It’s like our family lives are permanently woven into the movies.” (SFGate.com, June 13, 2010)
Much like those babies born during the production of a movie, the family lives of our almost 400 employees are woven into every product we make. Some of our best products were developed because of a family experience or a new mom asked us, “Why don’t you have a product for that?”
Last month, a new Hyland’s baby was added to the family and it made me stop and think about our own Hyland’s babies. We welcome babies into our growing family every year and we cheer when those babies grow up and bring a new generation of Hyland’s babies into the world.
I didn’t realize until I thought about it that I am the second of four generations of Hyland’s babies in my family. My grandmother worked for a homeopathic physician who used Standard Homeopathic remedies on my mother. My mother used Hyland’s products on my sisters and me. When my sister was visiting me with her children (before I worked for Hyland’s), she sent me to the store to buy Hyland’s Teething Tablets for my niece. I obviously give Hyland’s medicines to my children. My niece, for whom I purchased those Teething Tablets over 25 years ago, uses Hyland’s medicines for her children.
Barbara and I have worked together for the better part of 26 years. We both had babies during our tenure at Hyland’s and when her twins turned 21 in January, we were talking about all of the babies we have held sitting right there in our offices. There were more than we could count.
I say this because when we get a question from a frustrated care giver or a concerned parent, we try to always take the time to answer with compassion and experience. I often start the responses with “As a parent myself….” because I truly can put myself in that person’s shoes.
As parents, we come to work every day and do what we do to give options to parents for how they will care for their children. We are not just nameless, faceless people who are just collecting paychecks. We care about your children. Your families. You.
A couple of years ago, we collected photos of our employees’ Hyland’s “Production” babies. I call them that because all of these were born while employees were working here at Hyland’s. Some of them (like mine and Barbara’s), are well past the baby phase, but they are our babies and we thank Hyland’s for helping us get through many of the milestones of growing up.
My family had a ranch in northern New Mexico. The house was old, built well before our time there, and started out as a one room house. As the family that lived there at the time grew, the house grew with them. They built a bedroom off of the kitchen. Then they needed another bedroom, but it wasn’t really nestled up against the other bedroom, it was hooked onto the house through the bathroom. Then they needed a living room with a fireplace to get warm, so they sort of stuck that to the other side of a bedroom wall. The house resembled something built out of Legos – not much of an obvious plan, but it certainly met the needs of the family who lived there at the time and those who followed.
Standard Homeopathic Company is the parent company to Hyland’s, Inc. Standard Homeopathic Company was founded in 1903 by eight physicians right here in Los Angeles. The original pharmacy was located at Eighth and Olive in downtown Los Angeles. As the company grew, so did our manufacturing needs. So, the factory was relocated farther south in Los Angeles, on the edge of the city, away from the bustle of downtown. There our factory has remained for these 60 plus years.
Our Hyland’s factory and offices remind me of that house in New Mexico. We had an original building and then added another building next to it and they were joined by a ramp. Then, as our operation grew, we secured another building that made a “campus” because it linked our operation together via a parking lot. We stayed in those three buildings for a long time, until we were busting at the seams. We literally used every square foot of space in those three buildings for manufacturing, shipping, receiving, marketing, customer service and accounting. We doubled up on offices and, quite frankly, ran out of space for our administrative efforts.
So, we moved all administration to an office space that would work for about nine years. The only problem was it was nine miles down the road from our factory. The road was well traveled between the campuses.
Now we find ourselves in the same situation as nine years ago. Our current building is too small for our growing administrative needs. As we increased our investments in our supply chain management, research and development, quality assurance and marketing endeavors, we found ourselves out of space once again.
So we packed up all our desks and moved into a new corporate office. This new workspace is innovative, collaborative and designed for growth. It is only 2.5 miles from the factory - practically close enough to walk if you aren’t in a rush (we are in Los Angeles and the occurrence of snow is really just about never).
When I joined the company 26 years ago, we had roughly 60 employees. Today, we have almost 400 scattered across the United States and Canada. Most are in Los Angeles, but there are also operations in Canada and Philadelphia, PA and sales team members throughout the country.
We are proud of our heritage and while sometimes it might appear on the surface that we are built like a Lego town, there is a method to the madness. Our FDA compliant buildings ensure we can continue to provide the highest quality homeopathic medicines at accessible prices. Our new home is one we hope to live in for a long time, but if we have to move it will only be as a result of a growing market and the need to always do what we need to do to serve our customers.
I’m not going to lie, I am in awe of how far we have come… Legos and all.
Thank you again for participating in our recruitment process for 2018 Boston Marathon!
While we are sad we couldn’t offer you a bib, we know running is a big part of your life, and we want to help out with your continued training. Simply opt-in below and we’ll send you a complimentary care package filled with products to help you train harder and recover faster!
We’re recruiting for Team Hyland's for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Think you’ve got what it takes to run the world’s most famous road race?
In 2018, Hyland's is sponsoring the Boston Marathon again! And this year, we are building out team with teachers. Why? Teachers exemplify what determination looks like every day. In appreciation of that determination, Hyland’s is providing race entry and a VIP experience to a select number of teachers in the 2018 Boston Marathon.
Check our Boston Team website for more information and to apply, and follow the team in 2018 at #hylandspowered.
Hyland's runners get to know one another over the course of a long weekend, including fun events like the BAA 5K.
Meet the Pros
Expo attendees flock to the Hyland's booth to hear endurance legend Bob Babbitt interview running stars, including Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray.
The Legacy Team Grows
Nancy qualified for Boston 2018 with her 2017 finish. The celebration began immediately!
Sleep doesn’t always come easily, especially when your sleep schedule changes. If you’re looking for a solution to your sleep woes, it’s about more than just finding a way to fall asleep, it’s about addressing what is causing you to not be able to fall asleep. That’s why Hyland’s has a range of different sleep remedies to help relieve the underlying causes of occasional sleeplessness. So how do you know which remedy is right for you? Follow along this week as we explore our different sleep solutions, then try one out to #sleepdifferent!
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Finisher Photo Ops!
Adrian Broca and his guide runner Matthew after finishing the marathon in 2017.
Paint the Town Hyland's Blue
Hyland's employees from across the country meet in Boston to support the runners. We even run the 5k!
Who do you ask for help when the going gets tough? Tag your secret weapon and let them know how much you appreciate them! #amotherknows
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Brunch with a View
Some of the team enjoying a view of the Boston skyline the day before the marathon!
The application period for running with us in Boston has ended. We appreciate your interest.
As an old company (over 100 years), we take our history seriously, and we honor those who dedicated their lives to homeopathy. We often take part in ceremonies and dedications to remember those who came before us. One such ceremony was the dedication of a historical landmark honoring the “Father of American Homeopathy,” Dr. Constantine Hering, who lived and worked in Philadephia from 1800 to 1880.
Dr. Hering was the cofounder of the first medical society and first homeopathic medical school in the United States, discovering major medicines and authoring definitive texts on homeopathy during his career. He advanced the art of healing through research and education.
The landmark is placed in front of Dr. Hering’s former office in the center of Philadelphia on the north side of Arch Street between 12th and 13th Street. The landmark project itself was initiated and directed by the National Center for Homeopathy.
This year, Hyland's is honored to recive two awards each from two different organizations. What an honor! Hyland’s is proud to be a partner with National Nutrition and Alive Publishing. We are delighted to be a recipient for 2017!
NationalNutrition.ca has been servicing customers in the Ontario, Canada market for over 25 years, and their exceptional service has now made them into a huge presence on the internet. They proudly offer a wide selection of brands and demand that their suppliers only provide the highest quality products - products that their customers can rely on.
In their annual awards, Hyland's Calms Forté won Silver for Best Stress Supplement (it also won Silver for best Homeopathic Product in 2016), and Hyland's BIO XII won Bronze for Best Homeopathic Product. These awards are a reflection of customers trusting the Hyland’s brand and getting excellent results when using our products. We are honored to recieve them!
For more than 40 years, Alive Publishing Group has been Canada’s recognized leader in health and wellness. Every year, Alive Magazine conducts consumer and retailer surveys to pick the top products in the natural foods industry. Again this year, Hyland’s took home two awards! Hyland’s Leg Cramps won the bronze award (third place) for the Consumer Choice - Homeopathy category. Hyland’s Leg Cramps also won the bronze award (third place) for the Retailer Choice - Homeopathy category. Thank you to Alive for this honor!
Congratulations to all who work tirelessly to provide products that retailers and consumers both love! Good job team!
This story was shared by Hyland's own Dan Krombach after a run in with a migraine at a wedding. Hyland's to the rescue!
"On the first Sunday in July, my family attended a wedding in West Hills, California (in the San Fernando Valley) for the son of one of our long-time friends. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and the energy at the reception was at a very high level with thumping music and lots of dancing. About 20 minutes after the couple made their gala entrance, the groom came over to me and asked, “You don’t happen to have any Hyland’s Migraine Tablets on you, do you?” I smiled, thinking he was joking, but a closer look at his face revealed that he was in real pain. He told me that he’s been using the product for years, because “it’s the only thing that works.” Unfortunately, both he and his parents had forgotten to bring a bottle to the wedding hall.
I told him to go sit down next to his new wife and give me five minutes. I pulled out my phone, and immediately realized I had no cell signal in the hall. Out to the parking lot I went and pulled up the store locator on the Hyland’s website. The site gave me three stores that normally stock Hyland’s Migraine Headache Relief within five miles, so I started calling them one by one. It was already after 9:30pm, and the first store was closed. The second store (Sprouts) was open, and they transferred me to the right department to ask if they had any on the shelf. YES, they had two bottles left, but they were closing in twenty minutes. I said, “I’ll be there in ten!”
I updated the father of the groom and grabbed my car keys. A frantic drive through the streets of West Hills, grabbing a box off the shelf, a quick swipe at the register, and the drive back took about 15 minutes. I found the groom back on the dance floor just sort of swaying, looking quite pale, but putting on his best effort. I opened the bottle for him, and he downed a dose. After a few minutes chatting with his parents, I looked over on the dance floor, and he was rocking with the crowd, laughing, having a blast.
I remember thinking how rewarding it was to not only find out that close friends were using a Hyland’s product, but also to see how something we make right here at Standard Homeopathic can literally rescue someone in pain. I got a really big hug from the groom at the end of the reception and a very appreciative “Thank you!” from the bride! What a night!"