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Sherry Boodram

CannDelta

Sherry Boodram is the CEO and Co-Founder of CannDelta Inc., where she is responsible for providing regulatory expertise and developing strategies to ensure regulatory compliance within Canada’s existing cannabis framework.

Prior to founding CannDelta Inc., Sherry spent several years in the federal government, most notably Health Canada’s Medical Cannabis Program as a Senior Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Officer where she was responsible for licensing application reviews and on-site facility inspections under the legislative regimes of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) and Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). She also contributed to field level input during the drafting of the current Cannabis Regulations. As such, she has demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience in the cannabis industry and has spoken at cannabis conferences in Canada and abroad.

Sherry holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from York University, a Hon. B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, and a Graduate Certificate with Honours in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations from Seneca College. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (CAPRA).

Jennifer Caldwell

Cannabis License Experts

Jennifer has indulged her love of science in many different roles, most recently in quality assurance, compliance, licensing and regulatory affairs in the cannabis industry.

In both her current Consultant role and her previous role as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Peace Naturals, Jennifer has been intimately involved in all aspects of the day to day operations of a licensed cannabis facility including Good Production/Manufacturing Practices, product specifications and release, licensing, Regulatory liaison with Health Canada, standard operating procedure development, education/outreach, research and development, curriculum development and training.
Jennifer and the team at CLE build relationships built on trust, transparency and respect as they guide their clients through each step of the complex cannabis licensing process.

Lucas McCann

CannDelta

Dr. Lucas C. McCann is the Chief Scientific Officer at CannDelta Inc. where he provides scientific oversight of all projects. Lucas is an organic chemist by trade specializing in the synthesis, purification, distillation, and extraction of lipophilic compounds. He is an expert in natural product synthesis, industrial scale processing and laboratory set-up and installations for medicinal research and development.

While employed at Health Canada’s Inspectorate lab in Toronto he honed his regulatory knowledge, technical writing skills and learn about quality systems. He now specializes in new technology regulation, lab practices, and scientific/regulatory document writing at CannDelta.

Eric Foster

Dentons

Eric Foster is the leader of Dentons' Canadian cannabis practice and is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading cannabis lawyers, including being one of only four lawyers in Canada to receive a Band 1 Ranking for Cannabis Law by Chambers & Partners.

Eric's practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Eric routinely acts as lead counsel to Canadian, U.S. and international cannabis companies in connection with the financing and going public transactions and also assists licensed producers, retailers and other cannabis industry stakeholders with commercial agreements including cannabis royalty, offtake, supply and licensing arrangements. Eric is also recognized as a thought leader in the cannabis industry and has been quoted in multiple media outlets including Bloomberg, The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, CTV News and Leafly.

Michael Miller

White Sheep Corp

Michael Miller is a venture capitalist, writer, and the Director of Finance at White Sheep Corp., a cannabis operating and investment firm with assets in Canada, the United States, Australia, and southern Africa. At White Sheep, Michael oversees the firm’s venture portfolio and specializes in valuations, deal structuring, financial accounting, and corporate structures. Michael’s investigative writings on the cannabis industry have been published in New Cannabis Ventures, TheGrowthOp, and Lift, and he has made appearances on BNN, Vice, and the BBC. Michael is also the co-author of “High” Profits from Accounting for Cannabis Plant Inventory, the world’s very first accounting business case on the cannabis industry that was published by the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

Daniel Sax

Sensi Properties

Daniel Sax is the Founder and CEO of Sensi Properties, Canada’s first cannabis real estate investment company. Sensi works with LPs in order to unlock the capital trapped in their real estate and help them grow in a non-dilutive fashion. Daniel has a deep background in real estate acquisitions, development, asset management, workout and finance. He was worked on over $5B of real estate deals across Canada, the US, and Germany. He has a bachelors in economics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, as well as a masters degree in real estate from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Lisa Campbell

Lifford Cannabis Solutions

Lisa Campbell became a true cannabis expert by working extensively in international drug policy with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and is currently the Chair of the Ontario Cannabis Consumer & Retail Alliance. Lisa is founder and CEO of Lifford Cannabis Solutions, helping cannabis companies come to market across all ten provinces, leveraging Lifford’s national salesforce and longstanding partnerships with provincial control boards. Lisa holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and is a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Universities Without Walls alumnus.

Craig Carstensen

Pineapple Express Delivery

As a CITT certified leader in distribution center management and transportation, Craig has been consistently successful in increasing productivity by implementing nimble distribution systems, streamlining operations, and optimizing processes all while keeping an eye on driving down costs. He has a well-honed ability to reduce transportation rates and revamp product warehousing to yield superior results and reach near-perfect on-time delivery records. One of his strong suits is an unwavering focus on the customer —the ability to truly listen to customers and customize a plan to perfectly address their needs. Craig likes to create work environments that are collegial, engaged, and highly productive. He strives for team members to take ownership and hold accountability for the work they do. As a result, he has developed teams that are very loyal and willing to take on new initiatives and projects.

David Hyde

3 Sixty Secure Corp

David Hyde is President of 3|Sixty Secure Corp. Over a 33-year career, he has advised governments and corporations, secured some of Canada’s most iconic landmarks and built the security program for a $19 billion global corporation. David has extensive experience and unrivalled success in security consultation within the regulated cannabis sector across Canada and globally.

Over the past six years, David’s team has provided security and licensing advisory services to over 450 cannabis production sites, including 60% of federally-licensed producers of cannabis in Canada. David’s team has also worked on 100+ retail cannabis store applications across five provinces and on First Nations land.

David holds a Master of Science degree (with distinction) in Security & Risk Management from the University of Leicester and was a long-time security lecturer at the University of Calgary.

Ian Dyck

Shopify

Ian Dyck leads Partnerships for the Regulated Industries team at Shopify, a leading global commerce platform. As a founding member of the Regulated Industries team, Ian was helped in positioning Shopify to support both Licensed Producers in the medical market as well as the launch of adult-use cannabis in the Canadian market. To date, Shopify’s commerce platform powers provincial governments, private retailers and licensed producers like Canopy, Aurora Cannabis, Tokyo Smoke, and the Ontario and British Columbia Cannabis Stores.

Within the legal cannabis industry, there is vast opportunity coupled with unique challenges. Ian merges the Shopify ecosystem, commerce expertise, and partners (tech, agency, and community) to collaborate on the future of the cannabis industry.

Ian has 14+ years experience in business development and partnerships across multiple industries. He’s a father of two and in his spare time dabbles in voice acting and standup comedy.

John Prentice

Ample Organics

John X. Prentice is the President and CEO of Ample Organics Inc., the seed-to-sale software platform currently used by the majority of Canada’s legal Licensed Producers of cannabis. With an extensive and diverse technological background ranging from digital media and broadcast to medical devices manufacturing, John has a deep understanding of enterprise level infrastructure and the subtle nuances of operating within highly regulated industries. Ample Organics was recently named one of Deloitte Canada’s Fast50 “Companies-to-watch” and is a LinkedIn Top Startup of 2018.

Mark Asfar

Momentum Law

Mark Asfar is a lawyer at Momentum Business Law, a corporate/commercial law firm headquartered in Ottawa with a second office in Toronto. The firm provides a range of business-related legal services to start ups, small businesses, and enterprises. Mark is a part of the firm’s cannabis business practice group, and advises licensed producers, retailers, consultants, and prospective cannabis entrepreneurs on regulatory requirements, corporate law, and other business matters.

Trina Fraser

Brazeau Seller Law

Trina, co-managing partner at Brazeau Seller Law, is an effective problem solver and trusted advisor to her clients. While having a broad business law background, Trina’s area of expertise is cannabis law. As head of BSL’s CannaLaw® group, Trina has emerged as a leading practitioner in cannabis law in Canada and is often called upon for comment and opinion. The 2019 Chambers Canada guide ranks Trina as a Band 1 lawyer in Cannabis Law.

Trina represents licensed cannabis cultivators, processors, medical sellers, adult-use retailers and ancillary cannabis industry service providers. She also advises the cannabis industry association Cannabis Council of Canada (C3).

Trina is a registered trademark agent and provides counsel to her clients in protecting their intellectual property.

She studied at Queen’s University, where she earned Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor degrees.

Advocacy and community involvement are very important to Trina. She sits on the board of directors of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), as well as Ottawa-based charity The Snowsuit Fund.

Harrison Jordan

Harrison Jordan Law

Harrison Jordan is a Toronto-based cannabis lawyer, helping individuals, small businesses, and Cannabis Act applicants in Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry. He also enjoys writing articles about cannabis news and business through Leafly and other industry outlets.

Matt Maurer

Torkin Manes

Matt Maurer is a Partner and the Vice-Chair of Torkin Manes LLP's Cannabis Law Group. He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer in the Litigation Group with over a decade of experience advocating on behalf of his business clients.
Matt provides business and regulatory advice to a range of cannabis industry stakeholders, including licensed producers, producer applicants, owners of businesses that provide ancillary services to the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs with start-up aspirations and foreign businesses looking to enter the
Canadian market or enter into partnerships with established Canadian cannabis businesses. Matt prides himself on staying abreast of developing cannabis-related legislation at the federal, provincial and municipal levels across the entire country which allows him to service clients throughout Canada and internationally.

Jeff Ord

Cannabis at Work

Jeff Ord is the entrepreneurially spirited Business Development Consultant with Cannabis at Work. With a decade of experience helping small organizations grow his focus is in creating space & place for people to become the best versions of themselves. Before his time at Cannabis at Work, he served as the Executive Director of Freestyle Skiing Ontario servicing its all levels of its community while developing Olympic champions. Jeff holds an MSc in Environmental Science, and was a partner in Envirotechnics Consulting, based in British Columbia where he leveraged environmental monitoring contracts to help build capacity within northern First Nations communities. Perviously, he was the Member Program Lead with Free in Toronto, he designed and implemented a membership based creative development platform to assist creatives in reaching their full potential. In his free time Jeff is an avid skier, surfer and traveler. He is also an active member of the global Burning Man community.

Katie Pringle

Marigold PR

Katie Pringle is the co-founder of Marigold Marketing and PR and an integrated marketing expert. She has a deep understanding of the social and digital landscape and traditional media mix. She has extensive experience in lifestyle, entertainment, with a specific focus on brands that speak to women. As a marketer, Katie is forward-looking, delivers beyond expectation and is always ready for the unexpected. Her peers say she can see around corners.

Caryma Sa'd

Lawyer, Advocate

Caryma Sa’d is a Toronto-based sole practitioner and notary public focusing on landlord/tenant issues as well as criminal and human rights law.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in international development and globalization from the University of Ottawa in 2011 before earning her Juris Doctor (Hons) from the University of Ottawa and her Master of International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in 2015. Ms. Sa’d was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.

Her practice includes defending civil liberties, including sex and drug offences and advocacy with respect to human rights and social justice issues, as well as matters relating to landlord and tenant law.

Ms. Sa’d handles criminal law matters such as bail hearings, document preparation, notarization, preliminary inquiries, sentencing hearings, and trials. She assists with the defence of Criminal Code offences, including assault, youth charges, domestic assault, theft, fraud, robbery, mischief, break and enter, weapons offences, and traffic violations.

Fluent in French and English, Ms. Sa’d articled at a Bay Street litigation law firm boutique and was selected for a secondment to one of the big five banks.
During her legal studies, Ms. Sa’d was ranked first out of 265 students in English Common Law during her first year. She received the François Houle Scholarship for academic excellence, the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship for environmental community service, and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship in support of her research on the intersection between law, identity politics, and gender-based violence.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sa’d interned with a human rights organization in India. She wrote and illustrated a guide to domestic violence legislation, which has since been circulated to thousands of at-risk women across the country.

Ms. Sa’d writes about race, identity politics, and gender-based violence and hosts the legal podcast “Cool Your Head.”

Alanna Sokic

Global Public Affairs

Alanna Sokic is a key member of Global Public Affairs’ Cannabis team in Toronto, where she coordinates the firm’s cannabis-related mandates across the country. Alanna works on complex public affairs campaigns, assisting clients such as Supreme, Truss Beverages, Auxly, Native Roots Dispensary, and Organigram. She is an active contributor to Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry, having been named a ‘must-know’ professional under 30 by PostMedia Network. Alanna earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Political Science and Communications Studies and spent a semester abroad in Brussels at the L’Universite libre de Bruxelles.

Rachel Colic

Y CREATIVE

A brand strategist since 2004, Rachel Colic has blazed her reputation by digging deep to understand the ‘why’ that fuels consumer behaviour. Armed with meticulously researched and finely crafted insights, Rachel develops fully integrated brand experiences for customers, and exponential growth for businesses.

Rachel is a frequent writer and speaker on strategic branding, marketing to women and using cannabis as medicine. As chief strategist for YCREATIVE, a brand strategy and design agency specializing in the cannabis industry, Rachel works closely with Licensed Producers, cannabis start-ups and ancillary businesses throughout Canada and the United States.

Rachel is also the founder of Eves of Eden, a cannabis lifestyle and education brand for women in Canada; co-host of The High Friends podcast which is in its second season of sharing stories of women who unapologetically love cannabis; a mentor and advisor for Leaf Forward, Canada’s first cannabis business-accelerator program; Host and Producer of the newly launched cable television program Cannabis TV, which broadcasts modern cannabis education for curious Canadians every week on the CHCH network; and the founder of The BLOC (Boss Ladies of Cannabis) the global database of executive women in the cannabis industry.

Jennifer Mason

JLM Strategic Marketing

Jennifer is a dynamic and charismatic leader known to inspire teams to drive transformational business results. She is a passionate integrated marketer that has executed numerous large and small high-profile marketing campaigns for major consumer brands seen by millions of people over her 20 year+ career, including Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Ontario Tourism, CIBC, Subway, Nestlé and TessPay to name a few.

Jennifer loves working directly with clients to truly understand their business and marketing challenges in order to develop cutting-edge and innovative brand strategies that stand out and get noticed. Her ability to create a positive dynamic with a diverse group of people and inspire teams means she’s much in demand. Most recently, she developed and hosted the first annual New Heights Cannabis Marketing Summit in Toronto to a sold-out audience of senior-level marketers from all aspects of the cannabis industry. Her latest cannabis property launching in the GTA in June 2019 is a series of Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals.

Megan Henderson

TheGrowthOp

Megan Henderson is the Executive Producer for TheGrowthOp.com, an exciting new Postmedia editorial brand. The site is focused on delivering the latest information about cannabis to a wide-ranging audience interested in the business, news, health and culture of cannabis. Megan is leading TheGrowthOp’s editorial strategy as well as contributing content. With over a decade of experience in marketing, advertising and custom content, Megan brings experience and a passion for the potential of cannabis to her role.

Patrick Moher

Ethical Image

Patrick has a deep background in the creative industry, having been a lead photographer and commercial sales manager for one of the top studios in Toronto. His work has seen him travel the world to beautiful destinations such as Barbados, Bahamas & London, and photographed for a diverse set of clients including billionaires, international publications, and NHL players. After experiencing success in the capital markets of cannabis - he founded Ethical Image to merge passion, profession, and philanthropic initiatives into a legacy-oriented company. Since setting up shop, Ethical Image had worked with some of the top LP’s, CEO’s, and educational organizations in the industry, with the best yet to come.

Chad Finkelstein

Dale & Lessmann LLP

Chad Finkelstein is a partner and registered trademark agent at Dale & Lessmann LLP, and founder and chair of the firm’s franchise practice group and cannabis practice group. He practices in the areas of corporate, franchise, intellectual property, cannabis and advertising law. He was selected as a winner of Lexpert’s Rising Stars award, recognizing Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 years old. He has been recognized by his peers as a ranked lawyer in such publications as Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Chambers Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He contributes regular columns on cannabis, franchising and branding legal issues to the National Post and The Globe & Mail, and has been featured on CTV, CBC, BNN, CityTV, and CH News.

Daniel Katwaroo

Lift&Co

Daniel is the Director of Retail Training at Lift&Co. He led the development of CannSell Standard, which certifies learners to work in a retail cannabis store in Ontario. Daniel has worked in the learning and development for 15 years and has worked in various industries such as automotive, real estate and wealth management. During his career, he has trained and developed hundreds of learners across the country and internationally. Daniel considers himself a life long learner and spends his downtime with his family and loves watching sports, travelling and fitness.

Dave Martyn

Starbuds

Dave Martyn is the President of Compass Cannabis Clinic and of its retail brand, Starbuds Canada. He draws upon personal experience in owning and operating multiple award winning franchise models, and he has a passion for driving opportunities that benefit both franchisees and investor partners. In addition to his own personal investment with other franchise models, Dave has also held executive roles in Business Development, Franchise Sales, and Leasing and Operations for franchises in western Canada for several years. Compass is also expanding its operations to Australia, which is inline with the organizations goal of further international expansion, and a division which Dave will also be heading as President.

Terry Donnelly

Hill Street Beverage Co

Terry is the Chairman & CEO of Hill Street Beverage Co., focused on the production of world-class, award-winning cannabis-infused and alcohol-free wine and beer. Their products have won awards around the world, including three Golds at the US Open Beer championships, a Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Challenge, and the Retail Council of Canada’s Grand Prix Award.

The company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol BEER, which he thinks is both hilarious and awesome. The company is preparing its brewing and winemaking operations to become a leader in cannabis infused beverages to be available in late 2019 or whenever the government decides to allow them. Terry is also the co-founder of the Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance, a national organization representing the unique interests of beverage producers for lobbying and public education.

Connor Haslam

Ethical Image

Connor comes from a diverse background, having worked alongside some of the biggest names in the technology industry while also holding multiple leadership roles in the startup space. From developing integrated eCommerce solutions with Google to being the Chief Marketing Officer and Lead UX Designer of a mobile social network, Connor has developed practical knowledge in truly understanding the brand experience from both large and small vantage points. Through Ethical Image, Connor has applied all of these skills to help their clients gain a unique, consistent and authentic brand voice that communicates directly with their target markets. And yes, he's aware his shirt is covered in parrots.

Niel Marotta

Indiva

Niel was a top-performing fund manager at a prominent US firm, where he managed a portfolio of over $1 Billion across several industries. He also served as Vice President for a TSX listed natural resource focused company. Subsequently, Niel worked as an investment banker, and has been involved in financings and M&A transactions exceeding $1 Billion. Niel is a graduate of McGill University’s commerce program.

Rosy Mondin

Quadron Cannatech

With over 18 years of legal and entrepreneurial experience, Rosy has launched and managed public companies as well as start-ups. She has served as a strategic advisor for companies involved in the processing, distribution, and safe use of medical cannabis. Ms. Mondin is the Co-founder & Executive Director at the Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada and serves as Advisory Board Member for FinCanna Capital Corp and Special Advisor to the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers.

In 2014, Rosy founded Soma Labs Scientific which in 2016, amalgamated to form Quadron Cannatech Corporation. Quadron listed with the CSE in January 2017, making her the world’s first female founder and CEO of a publicly-traded cannabis company. In May 2018, Ms. Mondin presented to the Standing Senate Committee and provided valuable insight as to how Health Canada could benefit from implementing new regulations. Most recently, Ms. Mondin won the inaugural ‘Woman in Weed – Trailblazer’ Award at the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Awards and was featured in ‘Women in Weed’ and ‘The Growth Op’ as one of the most influential women in the cannabis space.

As the legal cannabis industry gains traction in Canada, and around the world, Rosy is excited to be on the cusp of this new, fast-growing industry.

Mark Spear

Wildfire Collective

Mark is the founder and CEO of Wildfire Collective. Wildfire Collective is a privately-held cannabis company that is focused on high-grade, organic, field-grown cannabis production and extraction, and has submitted some of the first license applications for standard cultivation outdoors in the country.

Mark discovered cannabis after a serious motorcycle accident in 2004. After unsuccessfully trying various doctor prescribed pharmaceuticals for several years for chronic pain he finally found relief from medical cannabis.

Mark is highly passionate about cannabis, specifically for medical use, and cultivating it outdoors. He has been in the legal commercial cannabis industry since 2014 and is an ACMPR license holder, allowing him to produce his own cannabis. He is an advocate in the industry and at various levels of government.

Sybil Taylor

Medipharm Labs

Sybil Taylor is Chief Marketing Officer, MediPharm Labs, a global leader in specialized, research-driven cannabis extraction, distillation, purification and cannabinoid isolation. A 25-year marketing veteran, Sybil has brought premium consumer brands to life by developing innovative customer-focused marketing strategies. She launched Steam Whistle Pilsner in 2000 as a pioneering upstart and helped it grow to the largest craft beer brand in Canada. As Chief Marketing Officer, Canada at Nuuvera Inc., Sybil was a senior contributor to this Canadian cannabis start-up via strategic planning and brand development for medical and recreational brands. Sybil has been part of the senior leadership teams in two of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and through CSR initiatives, has brought numerous awards and public profile to her managed brands.

Jeanette Vandermarel

48 North

Jeannette has a deep knowledge of both the production and retail sides of the cannabis industry and a proven track record of delivering results. She previously co-founded and served as President of Good & Green and was a co-founder of The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX:TGOD), both Licensed Producers by Health Canada and now joins 48North as co-CEO.

With a critical focus of producing a high-quality, consistent, organic and homogenous product, Jeannette strives to elevate 48North in the cannabis industry, disrupting the market with next-generation cannabis products. Jeannette has been extensively engaged in Canadian agriculture and has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to develop a cannabis-focused Good Agricultural and Collections Practice Program focused on plant identification, pest control products, purchasing, production, post-harvest processing, personnel training, preventative maintenance and record-keeping.

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