Anuja Siwakoti

Anuja Siwakoti

Anuja has 8 years of experience in cannabis research, academia and work in the regulated cannabis industry in Canada. Anuja currently works as the Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at MediPharm Labs where she oversees company’s licensing and compliance processes as well as provides insights into new product development. Prior to MediPharm Labs, Anuja worked as a Senior Quality/Regulatory Consultant at Cannabis Compliance Inc., global cannabis consulting firm. In that role, she provided quality and regulatory consulting services to over 50 clients, assisting with operational gap assessment and GPP/GMP audits, guiding close to one dozen clients with licence receipt from Health Canada, and navigating through the cannabis regulatory jurisdiction of multiple countries/US states. Anuja also worked for two and a half years at Aphria in the Quality Department. She has spoken at numerous scientific conferences and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Anuja holds a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences Program from McMaster University.

Mandeep Khara

Mandeep Khara

As Chief Marketing Officer for Zenabis Global Inc., Mandeep is tasked with strategic oversight of all marketing and outbound communication activities for Zenabis and its associated brands.

As an inaugural member of the Zenabis executive team, Mandeep offers a unique perspective on Zenabis as a company and played a key role in the conceptualization, establishment, and subsequent growth of the brand.

Prior to joining Zenabis, Mandeep lead marketing initiatives for several successful e-commerce businesses. By leveraging relationships with some of the world’s largest agencies, and managing large-scale national and international campaigns, Mandeep has been a key contributor in guiding several companies from initial market entrance to multimillion-dollar revenue streams.

Nicole Kenny

Nicole Kenny

Nicole has over 20 years of experience as a technical consultant, educator and author in the field of environmental science and chemical disinfection. As the Vice President, Portfolio Management & Technical Services at Virox Technologies, Nicole heads the team that is responsible for defining the product portfolio strategy, building disinfectant technology awareness, technical product support and clinical studies. Nicole has authored numerous infection control related articles as well as several peer reviewed publications. In 2014, Nicole was named one of Infection Control Today’s “Who’s Who in the Infection Prevention Industry”.

Nicole’s passion for educating also includes a weekly blog called “Talk Clean To Me”.

Bruce Linton

Bruce Linton

Bruce has a passion for entrepreneurship and making a positive difference in the world. He brings a wealth of experience in building strong technology-driven companies, developing world-class teams, and positioning his companies in sectors driven by waves of public policy change. Mr. Linton is Founder and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation (Nasdaq: CGC/TMX: WEED). As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation, Mr. Linton led the Company through 31 acquisitions, and over 16 rounds of financing, $6 billion of capital raises, including a $5 billion investment by Constellation Brands, the largest beer import company in the United States.

Bruce serves as the founding Executive Chairman of Gage Growth Corp. (CSE: GAGE); which announced on Sept 1, 2021, an agreement to be acquired by TerrAscend Corp (CSE: TER), (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North cannabis multi-state operator. He is a founding Board of Director member of Mind Medicine Inc. (NEO: MMED), and Chairman of the Governance and Compensation Committee; the psychedelic-inspired medicine biotech company. Co‐Founder and Chair of the Board, Co-Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Martello Technologies Group Inc. (TSXV: MTLO). He is also currently the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Red Light Holland Corp., (CSE: TRIP), Creso Pharma (ASX: CPH), and Above Foods. Is Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Óskare Capital, and an active investor with Slang Worldwide Inc. (CSE: SLNG) and with OG DNA Genetics Inc. Bruce also sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Foundation and is an active member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Campaign Executive Committee. Bruce was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Collective Growth Corporation; a special purpose acquisition company which went public on NASDAQ on May 1, 2020, and completed its business combination transaction with Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INVZ) in April 2021.

Dr. Hyder Khoja

Dr. Hyder Khoja

Dr. Khoja is a stellar and accomplished Global Life Science Executive with over 20 years of experience in the field of Cellular & Molecular Biology. He is a trusted leader in Plant Genomics, Agriculture, Food Security, and Phyto-medicines with experience in translating ideas into action, including innovation, commercialization, and knowledge mobilization.

He leverages his knowledge in Drug Discoveries from the plant, herb, and fungi extracts and their analytics to validate consistent medical-grade plant nano-molecules for therapeutic use. His expertise in science & policy domains has led him to a distinguished career in scientific research and business development for Health, Pharma, Nutraceutical, and Psychedelic industries on a broader vision for Remedial, Salubrious, & Sanative drug development.

He Founded Transcendent Therapeutics, Inc and currently serves as a CSO for My Fungi Inc., within the emerging sector of nutraceuticals and medicinal psychedelics. He also sits as an Advisor to Global Trac Solutions, Inc., (“PSYC”) focusing on the growing need for reputable and fact-driven resources during the critical early stages of the medico-psychedelic industry’s growth.

Dr. Khoja, is an expert life scientist and received his doctorate in 2003 with honors in “Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering” from a French Ivy league: INP-ENSAT and had his Post-doctoral training from the Michigan State University a US land grant university. Soon after, he was appointed as a Research Faculty for Virginia-Tech, University of Wyoming & Texas-Tech University-Health Science Center, respectively. A prolific author, Dr. Khoja published numerous articles, reviews, and books on health & life Science research during his over 2 decades of professional career in peer-reviewed journals. In 2011, his work on “Algae to Biofuels” was honored by FAO for The United Nations.

Carla Nawrocki

Carla Nawrocki

Carla brings extensive legal and capital markets experience to the Auxly team. Prior to joining Auxly, Carla led the investor relations function at Hudbay Minerals Inc., where she developed and executed strategic investor relations plans and represented the company in its relationships with the investment community. Before assuming her role in IR, Carla was Hudbay’s Legal Counsel, providing strategic legal and business advice on corporate governance, commercial transactions and compliance with corporate and securities laws and regulations. She also practiced law at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where she advised many of Canada’s largest and most successful public companies.
Carla holds a law (J.D.) degree from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (hBBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.

Wouter d’Ailly

Wouter d’Ailly

Mr. Wouter d’Ailly is a Founding and Managing Partner of ForeFront Performance. For over 25 years, ForeFront has worked from Argintina to Fort McMurray, helping companies gamify their workplace in significantly improve labour productivity.

Wouter works directly with his clients, trains his business coaches, oversees service delivery, and continues to develop the human behavior model.

Wouter has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a BA from Concodia University.

Michael Patterson NHA, OTR/L, CEAS

Michael Patterson NHA, OTR/L, CEAS

Health Care Executive with over 25 years of experience in the following areas: Cannabis/Hemp investments, Operations, Rules/Laws, Regulation, Compliance and Management, Pharmacy management, Skilled Nursing, Laboratory, Therapy, Home Healthcare, and Healthcare analytics. Michael is a subject matter expert in the Global Cannabis/Hemp Industry with Gerson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint. Mr. Patterson has educated many law/regulatory bodies including the FBI National Academy, Florida State Troopers, Florida Sheriffs, Oklahoma legislature, Oklahoma Banking Commission, Oklahoma Tax Commission, and Florida State Legislature. Michael has spoken at numerous conferences including the 2019 UBS Global Consumer Conference in Boston, MA, 2019 Europe CBD Expo in London, England, and the 2019 World CBD Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Patterson is an Editorial Board Member for the American Journal of Medical Cannabis (AJMC), medical cannabis contributing writer for Florida MD Magazine and Orlando Medical News Magazine, Board member of the Medical Cannabis Society, Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Foundation, and World CBD Awards, and licensed Occupational Therapist and Nursing Home Administrator in 4 states.

Brianna Martyn

Brianna Martyn

Brianna Martyn Brianna Martyn is the Director of Operations and one of the Co-Founders of Compass Cannabis Clinic. Previously, she worked for large retail chains including Walmart and Best Buy in corporate management. She draws upon experience working in the franchise model from time spent at WATCH IT! and Petland Canada as the national Director of Training for each. Her retail management expertise allows Compass to provide a customer service driven experience for their patients.

Annaliese Kibler

Annaliese Kibler

Annaliese Kibler, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Aurora Cannabis. Annaliese is a consumer, plant scientist, and an avid ambassador of Cannabis. Annaliese completed a BSc. and MSc. in the Plant Biotechnology & Agriculture from the University of Guelph, with a focus on medicinal and endangered plant species.

She began her career in cannabis production & research when the MMPR first came into effect in 2014. Combining her love of cannabis & community, she continues to work in the industry at Aurora Cannabis Inc in a variety of roles and is currently the Director of Regulatory Affairs. She recently had a scientific paper published for her master’s thesis on the Ayurveda medicinal plant, Holy Basil.

Annaliese is a former co-chair of Women Grow in Vancouver, a co-founder, and current VP of Operations at CaneXions, hosting and supporting events for womxn in the cannabis industry. She is a trained Cannatherapy Consultant, supporting enthusiasts and their intentional use of cannabis.

A member of University advisory boards supporting their development of educational programs for individuals interested in getting in the cannabis industry. She is an international speaker and has presented at a variety of events on the topics of regulations, product development, plant sciences and patient advocacy.

In 2020 she purchased a 7-acre farm outside of Edmonton, AB and received a Industrial Hemp Licence to become a certified Canadian Hemp Farmer!