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Remy Alvarez, MS
Specialty
Marketing, Sales and Partnership Development, Social Media, Veteran Support, Women's Resouces
Remy Alvarez is a Marketing Manager at Trulieve, the leading female led Cannabis MSO in the U.S. Previously, Remy worked as an Outreach Director with Green Health Docs, a minority led Cannabis based MSO. She was in the first graduating class of University of Maryland Baltimore Master’s in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program. Remy […]

Alexandra Arnett, MS
Specialty
Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Writer
Hi, my name is Alexandra Arnett, and I am a passionate and dedicated professional with extensive experience in the cannabis industry. I hold a Master of Science in Medical Cannabis and Science from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Oregon. With over six years of experience […]

Megan Arnold, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Education Programs, Marketing, Speaker for Events
I’m a retired teacher with 20+ years of experience seeking to utilize my comprehensive knowledge in education, cannabis and parenting five humans to adulthood to contribute to and positively influence the evolving cannabis culture.  I also hold a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Instructional Design and Technology from American Intercontinental University and a Bachelor’s of […]

Erin Babcock, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Education Programs, Research and Development, Speaker for Events
Erin Babcock is an ambitious entrepreneur, public speaker and model, with a vision to elevate the health and harmony of humanity. She played collegiate soccer at the University of Akron, where she earned a BS in Exercise Science in 2021. That same year, she partnered with a team to open Primo Gardens Inc, a CBD […]

James Bacinski, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Finance, Packaging, Sales and Partnership Development
Special operations veteran with significant expertise in austere medicine as a commodities buyer and contracting professional in the federal sector.

Corey Becker, MS
Specialty
Compliance/Regulation, Testing (Lab/QA)
Lead chemist for the Maryland state cannabis reference lab.

Jory Bell, MS
Specialty
Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Cultivation, Extraction/Processing, Research and Development
My name is Jory Bell and I am a Scientist interested in pursuing a career in clinical research, cultivation, and/or laboratory development within the Cannabis Industry. I have five years experience in a certified drinking water laboratory and I possess a B.A. in Biology as well as a M.S. in Cannabis Science & Therapeutics.

Shari Berman, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Education Programs, Speaker for Events, Writer
Shari Berman M.S. is a patient advocate and cannabis educator. She is a national speaker and writer discussing cannabis as medicine. “I wanted to try medical marijuana. Why couldn’t my doctors help me?” Her article, published in STAT and The Boston Globe, gained national attention. She has spoken on podcasts, NBC News and presented her […]

Angela Rose Black, MS, PHD
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Research and Development, Speaker for Events
Dr. Angela Rose Black is a social impact thought leader, advisor, and practitioner in the fields of equity and wellbeing. As a celebrated disruptor in the mindfulness industry, Dr. Black has been named by Mindful magazine as one of the “10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” and TIME as “The New Mindfulness”. As a […]

June Blankin, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Compliance/Regulation, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Marketing
I was a budtender in the Maryland Medical Market for five years. I felt so rewarded when I educated patients about cannabis, cannabinoid, and terpene effects and assisted them in finding relief for their various conditions. With this corporate and patient-focused experience now enhanced by an advanced Medical Cannabis degree, I am ready to take […]

Nathan Bone, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Extraction/Processing, Packaging, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
I am a well rounded scientist that has been in the manufacturing industry for 10 years, 6 of which were building and operating cannabis extraction facilities, In addition to being a cannabis educator for practitioners, physicians and university cannabis programs. I am an expert on the subject of cannabis from indoor/outdoor/greenhouse cultivation to maintaining healthy […]

Veronica Booth Paz, MS
Specialty
Marketing, Research and Development
I apply my experience as an education leader in the cannabis industry to create strategies and concepts that support inspiring products from ideation to market and continue to support and educate throughout the consumer experience.

Joycelyn Boyde, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Education Programs, Policy, Speaker for Events
As a recent graduate with a Master’s Degree in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, my career goals are to participate in policy making, legislation, and advocacy for medical cannabis. Taking courses such as Medical cannabis History, Culture and Policy; State and Federal cannabis Laws and Policy; and Medical Cannabis Advocacy for patients and Public Heath have […]

Chandra Browning, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Education Programs, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Women's Health
Hello! My name is Chandra Browning, and I am a Pharmacist in Georgia. I would love to connect with you about the wonderful, healing cannabis plant. I love to educate patients and professionals about the benefits of cannabis. I am truly passionate about building positive connections with other patients and practitioners in order to provide […]

Holly Butler, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Cultivation, Dispensary/Retail Management, Research and Development
Holly is a tribal member of Northern Arapaho from the Wind River Indian Reservation. She served 22 years in the military which included two combat deployments. Holly has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and is a 2023 graduate from the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science […]

Beverly Bye, DNP, MS, PHD
Specialty
Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Clinical Research, Consultant, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Speaker for Events, Women's Health, Writer
As a dual board certified NP in Family / Psychiatry for over 20 yrs and a MS Graduate of UMB School of Pharmacy Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, I’m constantly researching the best treatment options / plan, including the use of cannabis/ cannabinoids. for a variety of conditions including but not limited to the following: […]

Makenna Campbell, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Education Programs, Policy, Research and Development, Writer
Makenna Campbell is an advocate, researcher, and leader focused on promoting policies that are patient centered and anti-racist. She served as the 2022-2023 Executive Vice President, Advocacy of the Medical Cannabis Student Association (MCSA) and created opportunities for students to engage with existing cannabis advocacy organizations. Her passion for fairness and recognition of her privilege […]

Pamela Candelaria, MS
Specialty
Compliance/Regulation, Education Programs
Experience executive with a demonstrated high performing history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in institutional cardiology vascular, metabolic, neuroscience, medical devices, antibacterial, anti-psychotics and sales operations.

Brejohnna Castorina, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Culinary, Education Programs, Marketing
I merge my expertise with a mission to infuse joy and elegance into the realm of cannabis. Serving as a Medical Education Coordinator and being an avid cannabis aficionado, I skillfully combine my Master’s of Science in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition Management, resulting in a captivating […]

Taylor Ciganek, MBA, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Education Programs, Marketing
Cannabis Professional with 6years of Cannabis Industry background. Experienced Inventory Manager in a high-volume Medical Cannabis Dispensary. My experience in a dispensary started from the ground up. My job history starts a Patient Service Provider, when I later pivoted to several different management positions. My managerial experience ranges from the Social Media & Marketing Manager, […]

Thomas Clobes, PhD, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Policy, Research and Development
Faculty member with over 12 years experience teaching Health Sciences, Human Resources, Public Health, and Health Care Administration undergraduate and graduate courses in-person and virtually using various online platforms. Successfully mentored and guided first-generation and minoritized students through the university experience. Research interests include therapeutic applications of medical cannabis, public policies regarding patient access to […]

Kelsey Cole, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Culinary, Education Programs, Speaker for Events, Veteran Support
In 2023, Kelsey completed her graduated level degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics. In 2020, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science focused in Food Science and Nutrition with a concentration in human nutrition and dietetics. Currently, Kelsey works as […]

Kristin Cousin, MS
Specialty
Compliance/Regulation, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Policy
10 years experience in mental health and addictions counseling, 4 years experience thus far in the cannabis industry surrounding education, compliance, human resources, standard operating procedures, patient education, and duties as otherwise specified. Jack of all trades and wanting to get my hands dirty.

Maribel Cruz, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Clinical Research, Cultivation, Marketing
I am a recent graduate of the Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program at University of Maryland, Baltimore. I am passionate in various aspects of the cannabis industry such as advocacy, cultivation, research and business development. I am so excited to join the industry and apply what I’ve learned from my master’s of science into […]

Roslyn Dauber, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs
I am an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a half-finished documentary on medical cannabis, looking to raise finishing funds with my nonprofit fiscal sponsor, From the Heart Productions. I came to the Master’s program to learn and pursue a cannabis patient consulting practice. I can also research and write about medical cannabis for clients. I was […]

Sheridan Doan, MS
Specialty
Extraction/Processing, Packaging, Research and Development, Writer
Sheridan Doan wants to utilize nature to bring happiness to others. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Juniata College in 2016 and his Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2022. With 5 years of experience in the manufacturing side of the cannabis […]

Guinevere Dorado, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Marketing, Policy
Guinevere Dorado began her career as a forester, using her advanced knowledge of soil science and sustainable land use to grow organic medicinal craft cannabis since 2008. She helps cannabis consumers start their own personal cannabis gardens. Guinevere also writes pharmaceutical style inserts for cannabis products, allowing consumers the dignity of informed consent prior to […]

Andrew Eckert, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Marketing, Sales and Partnership Development
The “BioHealth Capital Region Nomad”, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience spanning multiple roles within the BioHealth industry. Holding a Master of Science degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Journey in Biotech started […]

Ian Edge, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Speaker for Events
Self-motivated, team-oriented University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics graduate focused on obtaining a challenging and meaningful job opportunity to enhance my passion for the benefits of cannabis and the need for equitable cannabis reform. Key attributes include the ability to think critically and analytically, exceptional public […]

Kurtisha Ewell, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Education Programs, Policy
Kurtisha Ewell is the CEO of Herbal Visuals.  After earning a Master’s Degree in Medicinal Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of MD, Baltimore and in addition to the completion of other medical Cannabis programs, her passion and drive to change the narrative surrounding cannabis has led to producing one of the market’s highest […]

Peter Fenech Franco
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Cultivation, Sales and Partnership Development
Growing cannabis since 1994. Mr. Franco is a legacy contributor to the Cannabis industry. Having his first indoor grow back in 1990 he has never turned back. Franco laid much ground work to solidify his extensive knowledge of cultivation as well as being immersed into the growing nuances of becoming a legal enterprise in today’s […]

Natalia Garcia, MS
Specialty
Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Education Programs, Marketing
Natalia Garcia is a strategic leader who develops and drives business operational strategies from ideation to execution. With experience across the medical cannabis industry and international business sector, Natalia brings big ideas to life by aligning people and processes to meet ambitious goals. Throughout her career, Natalia has excelled in laying the foundations for rapidly […]

Francisco Gleim, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Consultant, Marketing, Sales and Partnership Development
I have a dedication to servicing my professional and personal networks by treating them with integrity and honesty from the start. My success lies in the foundations I’ve built to maintain lasting relationships, and worked in collaborative environments promoting unity that translated to increasing growth and productivity on projects I’ve led. I have established myself […]

Jean Gray, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Consumer Safety, Marketing, Packaging, Policy
Promoting cannabis consumer safety. Experienced Freelance Writer with a demonstrated history of copy editing and proofreading for a broad range of industries. Highly attentive to auditory and visual detail, with strong design sensibility from avocation of freelance photography. Holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology & Pre-Medicine from Seattle Pacific University, summa cum laude, MS in Medical […]

Jaclyn Gray, DNP, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Education Programs, Marketing, Research and Development
Jaclyn Gray is an accomplished leader in policy, research, program management, and critical care, bringing over 20 years of nursing experience. With a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration, she successfully led an operating room team as a nurse leader clinical coordinator. Jaclyn’s contributions expanded to serving on the hospital Education Committee and […]

Nathaniel Green
Specialty
Consultant, Extraction/Processing, Product Management, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
A highly motivated, focused, and energetic biochemist with extensive experience in the cannabis space, from new product/drug development to market/competitor analysis and business forecasting, sales, and strategy.

Ismael Guzman, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Research and Development
Analytical, organized, inquisitive, and motivated biology and medical cannabis science graduate seeking to obtain a challenging position that will maximize opportunities in a professional environment toward career advancement in the medical cannabis science field.

Jasmine Harleston, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Cultivation, Dispensary/Retail Management, Research and Development
I am a determined and passionate individual. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and am now excited to obtain my master’s in MCST. I grew up overseas and embrace my culture as well as other cultures. I look forward to helping people as I build my medical cannabis career.

Megan Haver, MS
Specialty
Medical Cannabis Office Manager
My name is Meg and I have worked in the medical cannabis industry since 2019. I have experience working at a medical dispensary and currently work as an Office Manager at a medical cannabis clinic. I just received my master’s degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland. I graduated from […]

Mike Hennesy, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Education Programs, Research and Development, Sales and Partnership Development, Speaker for Events
Mike Hennesy is the Vice President of Innovation at Wana Brands where he oversees their research and development program, new product design, educational training content, and growing partnerships with new cannabis technologies.

Frederick Lee Henry III, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Compliance/Regulation, Extraction/Processing, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
I’m an enthusiastic, passionate, and analytically minded young scientist with lofty career goals for myself in the cannabis space. The MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program has given me the tools to not only recognize the great therapeutic potential of cannabis, but the places I can best serve to realize my goals. My […]

Alaina Hess, PT, MS
Specialty
Chronic Pain, Consultant, Education Programs, Exercise Physiology/Rehabilitation, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
A self-employed physical therapist that wants to expand awareness and education to patients with chronic pain that may benefit from medical cannabis.

Camera Hogan, MS
Specialty
Clinical Research, Culinary, Dispensary/Retail Management, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
I received my BS in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. During that time I assisted in research examing the assembly and properites of chiral helical gold nanoparticles with peptides attached to them. I currently work as a wellness guide (budtender) at Liberty Dispensary in Cranberry Twsp, PA. In my […]

D. Spencer Holcomb, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Home Infusion, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
I currently work as a home infusion pharmacist with an emphasis in long term parenteral nutritional support. My career goal is to marry my training as a pharmacist, my certification in nutritional support, and my education in cannabis under the umbrella of hospice/palliative care.

Treava Hopkins-Laboy, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Speaker for Events
Over 30 years of DEIA experience in the Federal sector. Currently she is the Director of Equity and Fairness within the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Fairness at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Prior to that at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) served as both the Deputy Director and later the Director of the […]

Emily Jacobs, RN, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Consultant, Education Programs, Writer
Registered Nurse with 12 years’ experience in the Emergency Department as well as clinic and home infusion experience with various medications. Focused on a career that includes providing education for healthcare professionals, advocating for informed federal legalization, and reforming the criminal justice system.

Rhea Jacobson, DPT, MS
Specialty
Chronic Pain, Consultant, Education Programs, Healthcare Provider Education, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Speaker for Events
Rhea Jacobson DPT MS is a sought-after physical therapist and medical cannabis educator in the Chicagoland area. Using a holistic approach, Dr. Jacobson develops individual, hands-on treatment plans for every client she sees in order to stimulate the body’s own healing abilities, from infants struggling to nurse to adults recovering from trauma. While firmly grounded […]

Karen Jaynes, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Education Programs, Policy, Speaker for Events, Writer
Upon receiving my graduate degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from UMB, my goals focus on informing state and federal shifts in cannabis regulations. I am an advisor for CFCR (The Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation) on their Scientific & Regulatory Sub-Committee and have presented at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Cannabis Conference […]

Breanna Jernagin, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Marketing, Speaker for Events
With experience on the front lines as a budtender, Flower Hostess at the nations first legal consumption lounge and restaurant, and overseeing 2 retail locations – I have a deeper understanding for what consumers are seeking and how to best shape that experience. Appreciating the vitality of education and informed decision making, my mission is […]

Dr. Leah Johnson, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum, Cancer, Cannabis Coach, Chronic Pain, Consultant, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Healthcare Provider Education, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Sexual Health
Welcome! My name is Dr. Leah and I am a formally trained Medical Cannabis Consultant Pharmacist and the owner and founder of Alchemist Consulting. I am also an accomplished, highly driven Clinical Integrative Healthcare Pharmacist, with primary focus in pain, mental health (depression, anxiety, Insomnia, etc.) and sexual health medication management. I currently holds 3 […]

Jessie Justice, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Consultant
I am a retired Army veteran with over 20 years of service. I have a BS in Business and an MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics.

Justin Kander, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Education Programs, Speaker for Events, Writer
I am an activist, writer, and speaker with a focus on cannabis for the treatment of cancer. I have written several books about medical cannabis and spoken at conferences around the world.

Jonathan Kennedy, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Education Programs, Sales and Partnership Development, Speaker for Events
Jonathan Kennedy owns and manages ECS Distribution. ECS Distribution is an education-based B2B wholesale distributor of finished cannabinoid products of many national brands. The business offers wholesale products, business consultations, and employee education to its 1,000+ healthcare customers. ECS Distribution was founded in January 2016 – when cannabis laws had changed enough to allow hemp-derived […]

Michelle Laster, MSW, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Compliance/Regulation, Education Programs, Policy, Veteran Support
Hello! I’m Michelle Laster, a passionate advocate for policy reform and mental health. My journey began in the U.S. Army as a Laboratory Specialist and later Medic, where I honed skills in project management and compliance. Today, armed with a Master’s in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics and a background in social work, I’m on […]

Gwendolyn Lee, BSN, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Education Programs, Speaker for Events, Veteran Support, Writer
  41 years as an actively working registered nurse specializing in emergency and geriatric patients. Have held the Chief Nursing Officer position for 14 years in long term care and am intimately familiar with negotiating a regulated environment. I have been in acute care for the past 17 years and have experience with educating professionals […]

Jessica Lewis, BSN, RN, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Healthcare Provider Education, Speaker for Events, Veteran Support
Jessica Lewis, MS, BSN, RN, a Registered Nurse with 6 years of ER and surgical experience, brings a unique blend of qualifications from the healthcare field. Holding a bachelor’s degrees in public and Community Health, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and a recently acquiring a Masters in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, she has positioned herself […]

Mindy Madeo, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Speaker for Events, Writer
I am a pharmacist who specializes in cannabis, plant medicine and fungi as alternatives for prescription medications. I run a cannabis pharmacy in Brigham City Utah. I am open for speaking engagements and content creation in the area of psilocybin, cannabis and other plant medicines.

Marlene Mahipat, DC, MS
Specialty
Chronic Pain, Clinical Research, Digestive Issues, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Exercise Physiology/Rehabilitation, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education
Dr. Marlene Mahipat started from humble beginnings in Trinidad and moved to the United States in 1990. Overcoming many obstacles, she persevered and completed her education to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Sherman College in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in science and therapeutics of Medical Cannabis from University of Maryland, school of […]

Margaret Malaro, MD, MS
Specialty
Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Consultant, Digestive Issues, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Nausea, Women's Health
I received my MD in 1993 from Indiana University, and completed a residency in family medicine in St. Paul, MN in 1996. I practiced in Minnesota for 3 more years before returning to Maryland in 1999, where I grew up. I practiced on the Eastern Shore until March, 2020, when I retired to pursue other […]

Amy Marasco, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Marketing
I provide you with evidence-based resources to help you understand how and why cannabis-based medicine works. Our partnership enables you to build the confidence and knowledge to become an active participant in your health care. I facilitate conversations with healthcare providers, family, and community, advocating for your needs and rights. I offer confidentiality, a nonjudgmental […]

Muna Massaquoi, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Consultant, Education Programs, Policy
Highly accomplished management professional with over 20 years of progressive experience designing, implementating, monitoring and evaluating community based projects. Demonstrated expertise in project operations, public policy, financial administration, human resources, strategic planning, and reporting. Exceptional team leader with an established track record for effectively launching and building the capacity of diverse teams. Excellent communicator with […]

Darcey McCready, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Policy
Cannabis policy and research professional with demonstrated experience in patient advocacy/care, legislative analysis, and academic writing. Passionate about increasing equity, accessibility, and evidence-based guidelines within the cannabis space.

Ian McTeague, MS
Specialty
Clinical Research, Extraction/Processing, Writer
Ian is a passionate cannabis professional that got into the medical cannabis industry at the entry level and quickly worked his way to lead processing technician at Beneleaves in Columbus, OH. Using the last 2 years to hone his skill in both C02 and ethanol extraction, Ian has learned to operate and train others on […]

Mister McTier, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Education Programs, Research and Development, Speaker for Events
Aspiring Cannabis professional, recent graduate of University of Maryland – MS Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Robin Meistrell, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Education Programs, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Veteran Support
Seeking a career in an integrated pharmacy system with the goal of becoming an essential component of a patient-focused health care team with an emphasis in psychopharmacology.

Larry Mercado, MS
Specialty
Finance, Product Management, Products for Consumers, Sales and Partnership Development
Larry Mercado is the founder and owner of Bold Biologix, LLC. a health and wellness CBD brand and DEI.Fund a double impact fund focused on delivering capital to historically underserved communities. Larry also cofounded Hashmi Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund. Additionally, Mr. Mercado serves as Chairman of the Board for Napkin, Inc., a […]

Faye Berger Mitchell, RDN, LDN, FAND, MS
Specialty
Cannabis Coach, Consultant, Culinary, Digestive Issues, Education Programs
Faye Berger Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of Maryland. Combining her unique blend of nutrition and medical cannabis expertise, Faye’s private practice and consulting business focuses on helping patients get well, feel well and be well. Her passion is educating the public and allied health professionals about the benefits and risks […]

Robert Mitchell, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Research and Development, Sales and Partnership Development, Veteran Support
I am a cannabis advocate, looking to own and operate a source of holistic cannabis products. As a veteran and a former personal trainer I have gained an understanding of the importance of cannabis in physical and mental recovery. My goal is to impact marginalized communities and incorporate safer methods of use.

Cheyenne Moore, MS
Specialty
Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
Cheyenne Moore, MS, is a Quality Assurance Specialist at an environmental testing laboratory in Illinois. After receiving her BS in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Philosophy in May of 2021 she obtained her master’s of science in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics in May of 2023. Before working in an environmental laboratory, she spent […]

Michelle Morris, JD, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Licensing
Michelle Morris took her 25 years of Regulatory and Compliance expertise and entered the Cannabis space in 2017. She started working as an associate in a Cannabis consulting firm. In 2019, Michelle ventured out on her own and founded Green Mystic Consulting. Michelle serves as a Fractional or consulting Chief Compliance Officer, building compliance programs […]

Alexis Muller, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Cultivation, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs
Alexis Muller, BSBA, MS, is the owner of Grass Roots Consulting LLC, where she is a successful cannabis guide and specializes in medical cannabis education for individuals, budtenders, organizations, and clinicians. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in management from Hawaii Pacific University and recently earned her master’s degree […]

Mikayla Musco, MS
Specialty
Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Research and Development
Aspiring, young cannabis graduate from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy who completed a Masters of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, Class of 2023 with a 3.9 GPA. I am driven to educate the community on cannabis, in regards to, product selection, dosing and administration techniques, understanding efficacy and toxicity variability, therapeutic effects […]

Kadi Nail, BSN, MSN, RN, NP, MS
Specialty
Cannabis Coach, Consultant, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
Kadi is a Certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine in the state of Oklahoma offering 10 years nursing experience in Pediatrics, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Geriatrics. She is dual certified in the treatment of Cannabis specializing in applied Cannabis therapeutics. Kadi’s passion for Cannabis Nursing has led her to further her education. […]

Mary Cathy Neumann, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Consultant, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Education Programs, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Speaker for Events
I am a clinical pharmacist available to help consult on cannabis integration into treatment regimens and education/consultation with health care professionals and patients.

Phyllis Elaine Nichols, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Education Programs, Human Resources
I am an experienced HR professional with diverse experience and skills in HR, training and development, business operations, and SharePoint site creation. I am an ideal candidate for a leadership role in human resources or organizational development. I have a proven track record of improving company culture, employee engagement, and business outcomes.

T.J. Nolan, MS
Specialty
Compliance/Regulation, Extraction/Processing, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
Solution-focused and quality-conscious Research Scientist with demonstrated success developing, optimizing, and validating analytical methods. Experience in analytical development for small and large molecule samples and stability samples. Practical experience with wet chemistry and various lab equipment including HPLC and GC instruments. Experience with Quality Control testing and Quality Assurance. Proficient in writing methods, SOPs, and […]

Cory Olmstead, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Speaker for Events
While I have not officially taken this industry by storm yet, I definitely plan to as I develop my business. The purpose “The CannaCounselor LLC” is to provide cannabis education to the masses (ideally for free), provide consultation to those who need more specific and tailored information for their needs, and provide intentional safe cannabis-friendly […]

Rivka Oren, MS
Specialty
Botanical Nootropics/Adaptogens, Business Development, Clinical Research, Consultant, Policy, Research and Development
Hi! I currently work as a Nootropics Consultant, Medical Cannabis Program Coordinator & Dispensary Liaison, living in New York. I support healthcare teams’ evidence-basing physicians’ and pharmacists’ recommendations, individualizing care plans, protocol advisories, and posology strategies, continuing research in neuroscience and pharmacognosy. Biodynamics and holistic healing sciences obsessed, I combine my experiences gained from working […]

George Pai, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Finance, Research and Development
George has helped launch over a dozen cannabis and hemp brands with products distributed in over 3,000 retail doors in North America and Japan. His recent projects include lead project principal in a multi-million dollar commercial cannabis cultivation and extraction facility and establishing a USDA Organic Certified hemp farm in Southern California. Since 2005, he […]

Lauren Palmier, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Education Programs, Healthcare Provider Education, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
I am a Doctor of Pharmacy with 9 years of pharmacist experience, 8 of which are in management of a high-volume retail pharmacy. I am motivated and driven to ensure patient safety and satisfaction in any given setting. My passion for patient safety compelled me to complete my Master’s of Science in medical cannabis at […]

Rebekah Perry, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Education Programs, Exercise Physiology/Rehabilitation, Policy
Rebekah’s experience in the healthcare field took place at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia where she was an Exercise Physiologist for two years. The Shepherd Center is a brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation hospital and she saw first hand how important medical cannabis is for patients with neurological disorders. She is passionate about […]

Kennedy Petty, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Extraction/Processing
A biology graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Clark Atlanta University. Experienced as a research assistant, conducting experiments and analyzing data to further the field of biology. Passionate about exploring the intricacies of life and finding ways to improve the world around us.

Kim Poole, BSN, MS
Specialty
Addiction Counseling, Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Cannabis Coach, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Education Programs, Healthcare Provider Education, Hospice/Palliative Care, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
I earned my Master’s degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2022. I am a Registered Nurse experienced in hospice, public health (behavioral health and infectious disease) and currently work in a Direct Primary Care Medicine practice, providing care to patients with a variety of medical […]

Robert Rispoli, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Clinical Research, Consultant, Education Programs, Research and Development
As a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics program, I am eager to continue pursuing my passion for cannabis education by becoming a cannabis professor. Through my studies, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the scientific and medical aspects of cannabis, as well as the […]

Shoshanna Robinson, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Eating Disorders, Hospice/Palliative Care, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Nausea
I am currently a pharmacist at Emory Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, GA. After extensive experiences with traditional pharmacy therapeutics in oncology and various disease states, I became interested in pursuing an education in medical cannabis to utilize cannabis therapeutics, while decreasing the adverse effects and toxicities of traditional pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, I have a goal […]

Andrew Rodriguez, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Marketing, Sales and Partnership Development
Andrew Rodriguez began his cannabis career back in 2018 as he was age eligible to join into the new Maryland medical cannabis market. After almost 5 years in the industry, Andrew has been able to work in each part of the seed to sale process in 3 different states. This valuable experience has lended him […]

Jacquie Cohen Roth, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Business Development, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Education Programs, Marketing, Policy, Sales and Partnership Development, Speaker for Events
Jacquie is a cannabis science and policy key opinion leader in the U.S. and global cannabis markets. She’s uniquely qualified with education and experience in conventional healthcare and cannabis science and policy. Jacquie is the Founder/CEO of social enterprises CannabizMD (MBE/DBE/SBE), Tea Pad and the non-profit Tea Pad Foundation Ltd. She’s a member of the […]

Isis Ruff, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Clinical Research, Education Programs, Research and Development, Writer
My career objective is to fulfill my passion of helping others by promoting a healthy lifestyle through use of medicinal cannabis.

Sarah Sanders, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Speaker for Events, Writer
Sarah Faeth Sanders is an author, editor, and advocate for social justice. In addition to her published novels, Sarah provides professional editing and writing services for her clients, and maintains a social media presence dedicated to writing, reading, and bringing attention to important social issues.

Sherry Kay Schreiner-Beckwith, MSN, RN, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Education Programs, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Hospice/Palliative Care, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Women's Health
I am a licensed Professional Registered Nurse since 2006 in New Jersey. I am also licensed under the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) since 2022 as a licensed compact state nurse and registered nurse Licensure by endorsement in Connecticut since 2014. I have a master’s degree in nursing from Sacred Heart University specializing in clinical nurse […]

Eric Schrider, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Finance, Policy
Risk management professional responsible for cannabis banking-related compliance (i.e., risk assessments, relationship management, etc.) for medical cannabis and adult use cannabis businesses.

Jenni Schroeder, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
Medical cannabis patient advocate and consultant. M.S. in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy. Experienced Pharmacist skilled in Patient Counseling, and Pharmaceutical Care. Strong healthcare services professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Pharmacy from Purdue University.

James Schwartz, BSN, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Cultivation, Policy, Speaker for Events
James Schwartz MS, BSN, is an experienced medical legal consultant and CEO of CascadeHigh Organics with 24-years experience cultivating legal cannabis. CascadeHigh has been featured in Dope Magazine and on the cover of Oregon Leaf’s Sustainability issue. He has published articles in Dope Magazine and OR Leaf as well. Recently an article on Psilocybin for […]

January Serda, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consumer Safety, Education Programs
J is a fierce cannabis warrior and passionate about removing the negative stigma around this ancient medicinal plant. She graduated in May 2022 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy with a Master of Science degree in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics. J also has a Bachelor of Science in the Administration of Justice […]

Christina Shifflet, DNP, MS
Specialty
Chronic Pain, Clinical Research, Consultant, Culinary, Digestive Issues, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Education Programs, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Hospice/Palliative Care, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
Christina has been an RN since 2013 and has had the opportunity to work in multiple disciplines. Most recently in chronic care management as well as cannabis education. Christina has combined her knowledge and education in both cannabis and as a nurse to write a book for those who may have never tried cannabis before […]

Michael Shmilovich, JD, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Intellectual Property, Research and Development
Seasoned patent and technology transfer professional with a background in molecular biology, genetics, and immunology. Interested in natural products research and business development. Also interested and gaining experience in licensing and access to researchers for psychedelics and cannabis.

Justin Singh, MS
Specialty
Clinical Research, Compliance/Regulation, Extraction/Processing, Research and Development, Testing (Lab/QA)
Experienced and formally educated cannabis scientist with a proven track record in cannabis research, production, formulation, extraction, and retail management.  Proven success in leading teams, developing products, cost and quality control practices, and data analytics.  Seeking to apply a scientific approach to further innovate and assist regulators, producers, and consumers on the safe and effective utilization […]

Paulette Smith, MSW, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Speaker for Events
An experienced mental health specialist, Paulette Smith, LCSW-C, specializes in treating individuals with clinical depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and cannabis science and therapeutics. Paulette has used creativity and innovation to build a knowledge base that offers her clients first-class care and consulting services. She also applies knowledge and creativity in training and educational settings providing […]

Kristy Straub, MS
Specialty
Education Programs, Marketing, Sales and Partnership Development, Speaker for Events, Writer
My deep-rooted interest in understanding and serving people is what initially drew me to the health sciences, fueled by a palpable desire to help people reach their optimal wellness and highest potential for quality of life. In the years following my graduation, I witnessed my beloved mother’s good health quickly decline at the hand of […]

Stefanie Suriel, MS
Specialty
Clinical Research, Consultant, Education Programs, Research and Development, Speaker for Events
With a Master’s degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, I combine rigorous academic knowledge with hands-on industry experience. From pioneering innovative product formulations to building strategic partnerships, my passion lies in bridging the gap between ancient botanical wisdom and modern scientific understanding. Committed to patient care […]

Ryan Szczerbacki, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Education Programs, Sales and Partnership Development
2023 graduate of The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program. Through this groundbreaking program, I have developed expertise in the pharmacology, chemistry, clinical uses, adverse effects, public health considerations, and Federal and state laws and policies related to medical cannabis. I’m particularly interested in deciphering the complexities […]

Nikki Taylor, MBA, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Consultant, Education Programs, Speaker for Events
Arkina “Nikki” Taylor is the owner and Executive Director of Cannabis Health Service Organization. As a veteran herself Ms. Taylor understands the unique needs of those who have served their country. Her passion for veterans stems from her work within the medical field as well as her own unique experience. “My goal is to make […]

Dawn Thurman, MSW, PhD, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Education Programs, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Mental/Behavioral Health
Dr. Thurman, CEO of Ready. Set. Grow!, Associate Professor at Morgan State University, and a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Master’s program in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics, brings an expansive career that spans over two decades to the Cannabis Wellness Group. Her diverse professional portfolio encapsulates social work, behavioral health, and medical cannabis. […]

Brian Taylor, PHARMD, MS
Specialty
Chronic Pain, Compliance/Regulation, Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner
Licensed pharmacist with significant experience in the medical cannabis industry. Skilled in retail sales and specialty pharmacy management. Proven track record in establishing positive patient-centered relationships and educating patients on proper medication and cannabis use. Adept at building relationships with pharmaceutical industry representatives, manufacturers, medical professionals, health care organizations and insurance providers.

Leigh Vinocur, MD, MS
Specialty
Addiction Counseling, Anxiety/Depression/Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Consultant, Digestive Issues, Dosing Regimens & Guidance, Education Programs, Geriatrics/Senior Wellness, Healthcare Provider Education, Hospice/Palliative Care, Insomnia/Sleep Issues, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Nausea, Sexual Health, Speaker for Events, Women's Health, Writer
Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board-certified emergency physician, with a master’s degree in medical cannabis science and therapeutics. Founder and chief medical officer of Ananda Medical Practice and Consulting. She is focused on providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based strategies and educational programs on medical cannabis science and therapeutics for patients and industry. She is a […]

Francisco Vivanco, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Dispensary/Retail Management, Education Programs, Writer
I am an Ecuadorian passionate advocate of natural and ancestral medicine who loves research and experimentation. I work for the medical cannabis industry as a dispensary associate, with cannabinoid analysis, and as a medical cannabis consultant helping with product development based on cannabinoids and medicinal mushrooms. My goal is to help patients find the right […]

Tricia Wideman, MS
Specialty
Consultant, Education Programs
I’m an experienced teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry both virtually and in person. As a vital education professional with a Master’s of Science in Medical Cannabis from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a B.S. in physical education and health k-12 focused in Health and Physical Education […]

Shawn Williams, MS
Specialty
Advocacy/Social Justice, Compliance/Regulation, Marketing, Policy, Writer
I have over 7 years of experience working in digital media and 5 years in the cannabis industry. I founded Burners Block, a cannabis justice organization, where I advocate for victims with cannabis offenses, providing them with educational and financial resources. I’m deeply passionate about social equity in the cannabis industry. I love helping people […]

Destiny Wood, RN, MS
Specialty
Cannabis Coach, Consultant, Education Programs, Exercise Physiology/Rehabilitation, Healthcare Provider Education, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Sales and Partnership Development
Accomplished health and wellness professional with over 14 years of diverse experience. These experiences have covered the areas of critical care nursing, healthcare informatics, massage therapy, marketing, product development, customer engagement, population health, health & wellness coaching, project implementation, process improvement and project management. Highly knowledgeable in healthcare, wellness, clinical technology workflow, user experience and […]

Mark Worster, DNP, MS
Specialty
Cancer, Consultant, Education Programs, Licensed Healthcare Practitioner, Speaker for Events, Veteran Support
Entrepreneur, Transcendence Coach, Public Speaker, Psychedelic (Holotropic) Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Medical Cannabis Clinician, Breathwork Facilitator, Award Winning Podcast Host

Karly Ziegler, MS
Specialty
Business Development, Consultant, Education Programs, Marketing, Sales and Partnership Development
As a 6-year veteran in the medical cannabis space I have cultivated a resume of experience, skill and knowledge surrounding what makes a cannabis brand successful. Starting as a budtender in 2018 to achieve an executive role in wholesale by 2021, I bring a unique perspective to innovation, marketing and research/development. In 2022 I received […]