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Board & Leadership

 

 

MOCANNTRADE BOARD + COMMITTEES

Our association is comprised of business professionals from a variety of industries, backgrounds and expertise working together to provide a meaningful impact on Missouri’s marijuana trade. Our board’s experience in other cannabis-legal states, licensing / compliance / operations as well as navigating Missouri’s business landscape, highlights our role as trusted partner to guide state government, regulators and the marijuana industry.

 

   MoCannTrade Sub-Committees

 

Cultivation (CUL)

This committee has nine members reflecting knowledge and expertise pertaining to cultivation approaches, methods, SOPs, GMPs, compliance, challenges and opportunities. This committee is led by the cultivation committee chair and a cultivation focused Government Affairs rep. This committee represents industry, program, regulatory and policy thought, guidance and positions to ensure safe, compliant and successful cultivation operations.

This committee has nine members that include voices and expertise from industry service providers, licensed infused products manufacturers, processors and testing lab facilities. Representing manufacturing and processing approaches, product and food safety compliance, product testing standards and methods, ISOs and testing compliance, this committee works to identify challenges and opportunities for MIPS and testing facilities. This committee is led by a manufacturing/testing lab chair and Government Affairs rep who work to represent industry, program, regulatory and policy guidance with the goal of safe and compliant product processing and testing.

This committee has 11 members including one from each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. This committee includes knowledge and expertise pertaining to retail operations, safe and secure product access, patient education and advocacy, staff training, SOPs, compliance challenges and opportunities. This committee is led by a chair and Government Affairs rep to ensure industry, program, regulatory, policy and patient safety guidance.

This committee has 11 members and includes thought leaders with knowledge and expertise in product and cash transportation, facility security and technology. This committee is led by a chair and Government Affairs rep who will collaborate with the diverse committee voices and also all of the other industry facing committees as transportation, security and technology topics are relevant and woven between all licensed facilities. This committee works to represent industry, program, regulatory and policy guidance to ensure safe, compliant and successful protection of people, product, and facilities.

This committee works to understand, create, guide and communicate regulatory and policy matters between association members, all four industry facing committees, the board of directors and any relevant state and local government entities. Comprised of five industry and regulatory specialists, this committee’s primary role is to focus on regulatory matters related to Missouri’s MMJ program implementation as well as specific lobbying efforts to ensure fair, compliant and expedient program roll out and legislative representation where appropriate

Comprising 12 members, this committee focuses on successful education of stakeholders in the community, including patients and physicians. From healthcare systems, physicians, providers and patients, this committee researches & defines best practices with stakeholders to ensure a safe, responsible and successful program implementation. Physician and practitioner education are paramount to the success of Missouri’s MMJ program and this committee works to accomplish education and training via outreach and partnership with health systems, physicians and providers along with providing CME credit seminars, thought leadership and speaking engagements.

Board Role Key:

BOD Board of Directors Member

AB Advisory Board Member

BC Board Chair

CC Committee Chair

Committees Key:

GOV Government Affairs Committee

HET Healthcare Education + Training

CUL Cultivation Committee

MAN Manufacturing + Testing Lab Committee

DIS Dispensary Committee

TST Transportation, Security + Technology

Dena Ladd - BOD, BC

Dena Ladd

BOD, BC
BIO
Christopher M. McHugh - BOD, GOV

Christopher M. McHugh

BOD, GOV
BIO
Bradford Goette - BOD, MAN, GOV

Bradford Goette

BOD, MAN, GOV
BIO
Dr. Stephanie Cernicek, PhD - BOD, MAN

Dr. Stephanie Cernicek, PhD

BOD, MAN
BIO
Mitch Meyers - BOD, HET, GOV

Mitch Meyers

BOD, HET, GOV
BIO
Dr. Patricia Hurford MD, MS - CC, BOD, HET

Dr. Patricia Hurford MD, MS

CC, BOD, HET
BIO
Andrew Mullins - Executive Director | President

Andrew Mullins

Executive Director | President
BIO
Melissa Khan - Associate Director

Melissa Khan

Associate Director
Secretary
BIO
David P. Smith, CPA, MBA, CM&AA - Treasurer

David P. Smith, CPA, MBA, CM&AA

Treasurer
BIO
Josh Mitchem - CC, BOD, GOV

Josh Mitchem

CC, BOD, GOV
BIO
Mark Hendren - BOD, CUL, GOV

Mark Hendren

BOD, CUL, GOV
BIO
Eric Walter - Outside General Counsel

Eric Walter

Outside General Counsel
BIO
Steven Tilley - MoCannTrade Lobbyist

Steven Tilley

MoCannTrade Lobbyist
BIO
Jack Cardetti  - Media Spokesperson

Jack Cardetti

Media Spokesperson
BIO
Daniel Welsh - AB, GOV

Daniel Welsh

AB, GOV
BIO
Mike Pearcy - AB, MAN

Mike Pearcy

AB, MAN
BIO
Vishal Rungta - AB, CUL

Vishal Rungta

AB, CUL
BIO
Sean Carriger - AB, CUL

Sean Carriger

AB, CUL
BIO
Nick Rinella - AB, CUL

Nick Rinella

AB, CUL
BIO
Anthony David - BOD, MAN

Anthony David

BOD, MAN
BIO
Natalie Brown - AB, HET Co-Chair

Natalie Brown

AB, HET Co-Chair
BIO
Jennifer McGuire, RN -  AB, HET

Jennifer McGuire, RN

AB, HET
BIO
Joe Patterson - AB, TST

Joe Patterson

AB, TST
BIO
Tiffany Maggard - AB, TST

Tiffany Maggard

AB, TST
BIO
Kevin Riggs - AB, PAC Chair

Kevin Riggs

AB, PAC Chair
BIO
John Payne - BOD, DIS, GOV

John Payne

BOD, DIS, GOV
BIO
John Mueller - CC, BOD, CUL

John Mueller

CC, BOD, CUL
BIO
John Pennington - CC, BOD, DIS

John Pennington

CC, BOD, DIS
BIO
Joseph "Chip" Sheppard - BOD, GOV

Joseph "Chip" Sheppard

BOD, GOV
BIO
Dan Ambrosino - AB, DIS

Dan Ambrosino

AB, DIS
BIO
Leonard Volner - AB, DIS

Leonard Volner

AB, DIS
BIO
Tom Bommarito - AB, DIS

Tom Bommarito

AB, DIS
BIO
Mike Birkel - AB, CUL

Mike Birkel

AB, CUL
BIO
Susan Griffith - BOD, CUL

Susan Griffith

BOD, CUL
BIO
Cody D. Freeze, PharmD, RPh, PIC - AB, HET

Cody D. Freeze, PharmD, RPh, PIC

AB, HET
BIO
Peter Seay - AB, MAN

Peter Seay

AB, MAN
BIO
Dr. Matt Bayes, MD - AB, HET

Dr. Matt Bayes, MD

AB, HET
BIO
Boston Dickerson - AB, MAN

Boston Dickerson

AB, MAN
BIO
Jamila Owens-Todd, ND - AB, HET

Jamila Owens-Todd, ND

AB, HET
BIO
Jonathan Milo - AB, CUL

Jonathan Milo

AB, CUL
BIO
Erik Hackett - AB, DIS

Erik Hackett

AB, DIS
BIO
Johnathan Harper - AB, DIS

Johnathan Harper

AB, DIS
BIO
Adolphus Busch - AB, MAN

Adolphus Busch

AB, MAN
BIO
Dr. Diana Coats - BOD, MAN

Dr. Diana Coats

BOD, MAN
BIO