Speakers - New York 2017
President and Founder, Trichome
Max Montrose is an authoritative voice for the cannabis industry with over 8 years of industry experience.
CEO & Founder, Art Assets
In 1992, the real estate and Art worlds had virtually collapsed. Though times were difficult, Barbara Koz Paley saw a revolutionary opportunity to marry her experience in real estate, Fine Art, and finance.
Founder and President, Hybrid Tech
Daniel Gustafik has 20 years of experience working on industrial power and controls, clean rooms, server centers & marijuana cultivation facilities.
CEO and Founder, Stemless
Koushi is the CEO and founder of Stemless, an online ordering platform that makes it easy for customers to order from
CEO and Founder, SIVA Enterprises
Avis Bulbulyan is the CEO and founder of SIVA Enterprises, a multifaceted marijuana company with branches in consulting, management, ventures and brands.
Vice President of System Applications, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Peter Maguire graduated from the University of Southern California in 1990. He joined Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions in 1996 and has been focused in
Chief Inspiration Officer, Sullivan Adventures, LLC
Jeanne M. Sullivan is a long-time venture capital investor -based in NYC having invested in the tech sector for
Founder & President, Vangst
Karson Humiston is the Founder & President of Vangst, formerly known as Gradujuana.
Biosafety Program Manager, A2LA
Roger Brauninger has worked at the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) since 1999.
Steve Janjic was the Global Head of eFX Sales and Distribution at Tullett Prebon one of the world’s
Partner, Greenspoon Marder
Lance Rogers is a partner with Greenspoon Marder and manages the Cannabis Law practice in California. Admitted to the California State Bar in 2008, Mr. Rogers
Stuart Titus, PhD
CEO, Medical Marijuana, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors Dr. Stuart Titus, Ph.D., is an industry icon and innovator, having been involved in all aspects of the medical marijuana and
Executive Director, Veterans Health Solutions/ First To Care
Mr. Life D. Griffith is the Founder and Executive Director of Veterans Health Solutions, a non-profit mutual benefit corporation that
Renee Petro is a focused and dedicated mother of two, Branden and Rachel. Branden, also known as Branden the Brave, was diagnosed with F.I.R.E.S. at age 8, now
President, Apeks Supercritical
Andy Joseph is the President of Apeks Supercritical, a Johnstown, Ohio based manufacturer of fully automated subcritical and supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) botanical oil extraction systems.
President and CEO, Timeless Herbal Care
Courtney Betty began his legal career with the Department of Justice Canada where he developed knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework.
Founder/Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Labs
Dr. Hudalla is an analytical chemist with more than 25 years of research experience in analytical chemistry, spectroscopy and
Director of East Coast Operations, Columbia Care LLC
Jon is currently the Director of East Coast Operations for Columbia Care where he provides leadership on all aspects of the business from cultivation and manufacturing to
Uma V.A. Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Founder/CEO of Global Health & Hygiene Solutions, LLC
Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Executive Director, National Indian Cannabis Coalition
Jeff Doctor is the Executive Director of the National Indian Cannabis Coalition, an organization whose mission is to educate and advocate for the rights of
Founder and Managing Director, Galen Diligence
Tanya is Founder and Managing Director of Galen Diligence, which consults with operators, investors, and their advisors in the legal cannabis industry on best practices in investigative due diligence.
Founder and President, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C)
Nic Easley, Founder and President of Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C), has helped more than 75 clients design, start, build, and optimize their commercial cannabis cultivation operations.
Hanan B. Kolko
Member of Firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C.
Hanan Kolko is the co-chair and co-founder of the Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein Medical Cannabis practice group.
Founder & President, MaryJane Marketing LLC
Dasheeda Dawson is The WeedHead - a Cannabis executive, digital growth hacker, and brand equity builder. Target to THC, she has successfully launched and managed multi-million dollar brands for
Executive Director, Arizona DP Consulting LLC
Sara Gullickson is the Executive Director of DispensaryPermits.com and a national leader in the medical marijuana consulting industry. As an influential woman in the cannabis reform movement
Karen Bernstein, Esq.
Principal, Bernstein IP
Karen J. Bernstein is the Principal of Bernstein IP, a law firm based in New York City that counsels its clients on creative ways to
Regional Sales Manager
Gary has been in the Oregon medical marijuana program since 2008. He has experience with
Managing Partner, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group.
Tony Gallo, Managing Partner of Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, assists high-risk business owners when it comes to complex loss prevention and safety strategies
Andrea B. Goldman
Cannabis Investor, Entrepreneur, Advisor
Andrea Goldman is a financial professional with over 20 years of experience at major financial institutions as well as a capital adviser to emerging cannabis-industry companies and a former cannabis executive.
Investor, Advisor, VST Tech Ventures
Alain Bankier is a Managing Partner of VSTechVentures, a partnership that provides capital, legal, tech and business advisory to
Director of Sales - Eastern Region, urban-gro, LLC.
Mark Doherty is the Director of Sales, Eastern Region, at urban-gro. Mark has a professional background in commercial scale indoor aquaponic farming.
Principal and Owner, Solana Business Solutions
Bob Hoban is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner.
Melissa is the Founder of HealthMJ, the WebMD for cannabis, helping patients learn how cannabis can help them live better lives.
Forever Flowering Greenhouses
A 4th generation farmer, Eric is originally from San Joaquin County California where his family has been commercially farming since 1862.
Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications
Lewis is a Managing Partner at KCSA Strategic Communications, an independent public and investor relations agency.
Jahan Marcu, Ph.D
Chief Science Officer, Americans for Safe Access
Jahan Marcu, Ph.D is the Chief Science Officer for Americans for Safe Access and Chief Auditor for Patient Focused Certification.
Nuka V. Reddy, Ph.D
President, US Hempire Corporation
Nuka V. Reddy is a chemist by training and received his PhD. in the subject from New York University. He has worked in the agricultural, chemical, plastics and pharmaceutical industries.
CEO, Women Grow
Leah Heise is an experienced regulatory compliance attorney barred in both the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia
Co-Owner, Honu Enterprises
Paul is a serial entrepreneur. Despite a successful run as director for a major software company, Paul’s passion is in launching new businesses in new industries
Education Officer and Chief Prosperity Officer, Healthway Education Systems
Michelle Lilly-Hester also known as “Ms. Motivator” is an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, international speaker, business mentor, and a visionary with the power to
CEO, Kaya Cannabis and Southwest Alternative Care
Amanda has consulted in the legal cannabis industry since 2010. Her passion is diversity and inclusiveness whether she's working with employees, boards, community members or students.
President, Cultivo, Inc.
Over the past thirteen years, Ms. Autumn Karcey has worked in most aspects of the legal cannabis industry including
David is an investment relations and branding professional, and the Cofounder of PotBotics. Mr. Goldstein leads PotBotics involvement
Amy T. Margolis
Amy T. Margolis is a shareholder with Greenspoon Marders Cannabis Law practice group.
CEO, Eyeson Digital
Roberto Doering, CEO of Eyeson Digital, holds a degree in International Business from Florida International University and a degree in Electronics from FITO
Co-Founder, Type A Media
Tracey Henry is an experienced public relations professional with close to 20 years experience in lifestyle, health, culinary and nightlife clients
President & Founder, jCanna & Cannabis Science Conference
Joshua Crossney is the President & Founder of jCanna, Inc.,(www.jCanna.com) a Maryland based 501(c)3 non-profit.
Chanda Macias, MBA, PhD
Owner & GM, NHHC (National Holistic Healing Center)
Chanda Macias, MBA, PhD, is the Owner and General Manager of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC) in Washington D.C. NHHC is a patient advocated company dedicated to
CPA, Bridge West LLC
Jim Marty has been a CPA in the Denver Metro area of Colorado since 1984. His current firm, Bridge West LLC, has offices in Longmont and Cherry Creek.
Greg M Haber
President, Babaco Alarm Systems, Inc.
Greg Haber is the President of Babaco Alarm Systems, Inc. In this role Greg Habers responsibilities are to identify, develop, manufacture, and integrate new technologies as well as
Dr. Philip Blair
Col. Philip Blair, M.D. (U.S. Army retired) is a family physician providing disease management for small-business employees in several states.
LaMon D. Bland
Founder, L. D. Bland & Associates
Attorney LaMon D. Bland founded L. D. Bland & Associates in 2014 to merge his experiences in politics, the law, community organizing, advocacy and Civil Rights and Social Justice
President, Rolland Safe & Lock
As President of Rolland Safe & Lock, Keith McCuen is a visionary in the security field. His vision and expertise have led to patented new technologies in security to help deter losses and shrinkage in cannabis businesses
Associate Professor, Lehigh University
Bryan Berger is the Class of 1961 Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a core member of the Bioengineering program at Lehigh University
Director of Security, Canna Security America
Josh Ray is the Director of Operations for Canna Security America (CSA). He is responsible for overseeing the operations for guard services, transportation and cash validation and vaulting
Senior Director, CustomVault
A graduate of Loyola University Maryland, and a member of the CustomVault team since 1996, Matt Gifford brings a consultative approach to the development of customized vault and
Sales, Marketing, CannaKorp.
Greg leads all sales, marketing activities at CannaKorp including the development of our worldwide partner ecosystem
Head of Cultivation and Design, Post-Harvest Manager, and Facilities Manager, In Good Health
Jordan Mello is responsible for In Good Healths business and cultivation operations including as the Head of Cultivation and Design, Post-Harvest Manager and Facilities Manager
Founder and President, The Black Institute
Bertha Lewis is a community organizer and the Founder and President of The Black Institute (TBI). TBI is a non-profit action tank, a think tank that takes action and was founded by Ms. Lewis in 2010 with the
Founder, Cornucopia Infusions
Peggy Noonan is the founder of Cornucopia Infusions, an infused product and concentrate company in Arizona since 2013
Lab Director, Health and Wellness International
Expert Botanist specializing in the organic cultivation of medical grade cannabis and the research and development of cannabis infused products
Executive Director, Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center
George Schidlovsky is the Executive Director at Compassionate Sciences Alternative Treatment Center, located in Bellmawr, New Jersey.
Co-founder, Etain, LLC
Hillary Peckham co-founded Etain, LLC, the only women-owned business to receive one of the five competitive medical marijuana licenses in New York State
COO, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC.
David Schmitt, is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hemp, Inc.