Together, with a team of industry experts we’re building an impactful conference and networking event. The WWC Conference team is grateful to our Speakers for sharing their experiences and expertise.
#WWCConference Presented By:
Cannabis lawyer. CannaLaw® group leader at BSL. tfraser@BrazeauSeller.com.
Founder NICHE Canada, SheTalks & @botaniqmag. Co-Founder @cannabiswise. Co-Founder & CEO @growtechlabs. Fraser Health Board of Directors.
Dr. Jenna Valleriani
Director, Patient Advocacy at Canopy Growth Corporation
CA, CPA. CFO at Habitat, a company revolutionizing agriculture with an innovative approach to vertical growing and aquaponics.
Marketing Specialist at Emerald Heath and co-founder at Louder Together: Connecting People of Colour in the Cannabis Industry.
Cannabis Consultant with a passion for people and connecting attendees through authentic and multi-sensory experiences.
Kamya is travel blogger focused on the areas of healing, spirituality and personal growth. She founded Psychedelic Society India in 2019 and graduated with a MSc. in Economics from the University of Warwick in 2015.
Laura Curry Cloney
Laura Curry Cloney has worked with cannabis since 1998, leading her to write The Hemp Higher Project, a finalist for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.
Bridget is the co-founder and President of Marigold PR. Bridget was previously the head of communications for CBC. As a media executive, Bridget lead Canada’s news, radio and television brand, marketing and communications
Danielle is Marigold’s Trade Marketing and PR Executive & WWC Conference Event Lead. Danielle effectively manages the execution of events, media relations and digital communications for Marigold PR, Canndora & WWC Conference.
Loretta is the Marketing Leader at EQUA Specialty Risk Partners Corporation. The former Director of Marketing at Ample Organics, Loretta bring extensive marketing experience from a decade-long career in book publishing. She specializes in storytelling, brand building, and results-driven marketing campaigns.
Katie is the co-founder of Marigold PR and the CEO of Canndora. Katie has spent the last 16 years working on brands that target women including working with Oprah, national charities and cannabis brands. Katie has a passion for the positive impact cannabis has made for women’s health.
Tijen Yalchin and Ashley Short
Tijen Yalchin and Ashley Short are the Co-Founders of Earth Kisses Sky Inc. An Ontario-based cannabis wellness brand. They are experts in developing plant based products. At EKS they are launching two innovative cannabis topical products; RISE and SHINE.
Clinical counsellor & plant medicine advocate. She’s the founder of the Cannabis Hemp Conference & Expo, a founding member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association, & part of the Decriminalize Nature Canada team.
Samantha Montanaro, CEO & Co-Founder of Tokeativity is an entrepreneur, activist, artist, musician, and thought leader who is passionate about bringing the community together within the cannabis & psychedelics industry.
Ulla Haaning Singapuri
Chief Strategy Officer at KannaSwiss, Ulla has previous experience with The Coca-Cola Company and was Head of Business Development at Endoca BV.
Kieley Beaudry is the founder & CEO of Alberta-based micro-cultivator Parkland Flower and President of the Alberta Cannabis Micro License Association
Alison McMahon is the Founder & CEO of Cannabis At Work. Founded in 2015, Cannabis at Work is the leading source for cannabis jobs, recruitment services, and salary data.
Necole Hines is the CEO of Faded Living. She is a cannabis chef, educator & advocate who loves to add cannabis to her life. Her relationship with cannabis shifted 6 years ago to include medical use for pain management due to a car accident.
Dr. Pamela Krsykow
Since 2015, India has legalized 8 states for medical cannabis cultivation as industrial hemp including export licenses. Priya & her team at Hempvati has been active with patients, farmers and authorities for the last 5 years.
Alison Gordon is the Former CEO & Founder of of 48Nrth Cannabis Corp. & the Co-Founder of Other People’s Pot.
Founder & CEO of SheCann Cannabis Inc.
Head Of Consulting at Hanway Associates.
Heather Schurr is the Director of Operations CFN Media Group. Heather‘s strategic direction helps public companies to increase their shareholder base, private companies to attract capital and publicity, and for companies going public soon, a successful IPO/RTO.
Jagpaul Deol is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Clinical Pharmacist. Jagpaul is an Assistant Professor at UBC incorporating both Psychedelics and Cannabis Therapeutics content.
Dr. Toni Rinow
Dr. Toni Rinow is the Chief Financial & Global Operating Officer at Neptune Wellness Solutions. She is well-known for accelerating revenue streams through acquisitions, corporate development, sales and marketing, and financings in the global healthcare and consumer product markets.
Myrna Gillis is the CEO and Co-founder of Aqualitas. Myrna is a disabilities advocate, and practiced law in the vulnerable service sector for 25 years.
Jessica Steinberg is the Co-Founder, entOURage Network. She is a Law PhD candidate at the University of Oxford and will be the university’s first exploring legal cannabis market & its economics.
Jasmin Thomas is the Founder of OhanaCBD. Ohana products are 100% natural. Jasmin was diagnosed with MS in 2015. She started using medical cannabis to alleviate various frustrating symptoms of her condition. Her medical journey led to her professional one, which now allows her to pursue her passions.
Rev. Shannon Lynn Smadella
Shannon Smadella is the Spokesperson & Business Advisor for World Psychedelics Day. She is the former host of examining the Psychedelic Renaissance with MAPS.
Ann Barnes is the CEO of Edica Naturals.
Irie Selkirk is the founder of Rise Wellness, and is a social entrepreneur in the natural medicine and psychedelics industries.
Katie Miller, Sales & Business Development Manager of Flow Scientific.
President of JLM Strategic Marketing and the founder of the New Heights Cannabis Tourism Summit.
Jordan Wagman is a Chef, bestselling author, philanthropist and Psoriasis and mental health advocate and host of “In the Weeds” podcast.
Kyra Reed is the Founder of Women Empowered In Cannabis (WEiC)
Lana Paraskevopoulous is a leader within the cannabis industry working as a General Manager of one of Torontos premiere independent retail shops, Canvas Cannabis.
Elan Hagens is the Co-Founder of Fruiting Bodies. She is a Port-land based entrepreneur and outdoor educator focused on foraging, wildcrafting and food justice. She is the owner of Temptress Truffles, a gourmet mushroom company.
Stacey Wallin is the Chief Strategu Officer & Co-Founder of Numinus Wellness, a company that empowers peoploe to heal and be well through the development and delivery of innovative mental health care and access to safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies.
Vivianne Wilson, founder of GreenPort. She is the first woman of color to run an independent federally licensed cannabis company and cannabis retail store in Canada. Vivianne is proud to bring her Jamaican culture to Canadian cannabis, using the plant as a vehicle to unite communities.
Keiko Beatie is the Director of Education & Outreach Coral CoveWellness Resort. All all inclusive cannabis and psychedelic educational resort on the oceanfront of the crystal blue waters of Jamaica. She has been a practitioner of Ayureva, Chinese, and Holistic Medicine since the 1970s.
Laura Eder is the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Vantage Hemp. She has more than 17 years of experience in the life-cycle management of pharmaceuticals and medical devices with her Regulatory Affairs Certificate (RAC) since 2012.
Roxanne de Guzman
Roxanne de Guzman is the Operations Spa & Leisure Consultant Wellness Meets Luxury.
Samantha Tabone, is the Vice President of Research and Development at PurMinds Biopharma. Samantha is part of a team leading investigations seeking to provide breakthrough solutions for devastating neurological diseases.
Mark Finkelstein is the Vice President of Sales at Cannasupplies, the leading supplier of compliant packaging and ancillary supplies products for the Cannabis sector.
Windy Borman, MS is a multi-award-winning director and producer, as well the founder of DVA Productions, a socially conscious production company. She is currently the Executive Producer and Director of the groundbreaking documentary, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed”.
Susan Chapelle is the Chief Operating Officer at PurMinds BioPharma, pursuing breakthrough solutions for devastating neurological & psychiatric diseases with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative pathologies involving dementia.
Christine Smith is a business leader with expertise in building and leading high-performing marketing, brand activation & strategic plays. Christine is currently the National Manager of Marketing & Strategy at Spiritleaf – Canada’s largest Cannabis retailer with 90 stores, $100M+ in annual sales in 2020, and millions of customers. A
Ashley Newman, founded Queen of Bud, one of the first recreational cannabis retailers to open in Alberta, post-legalization. In late 2020, she grew her impact by releasing a product line through Queen of Bud Cannabis. The Queen of Bud brand was created to be unique and elegant, in turn shifting how people perceive cannabis and its consumers.
Hanifa Nayo Washington
Hanifa Nayo Washington is an award winning cultural producer & sacred activist combining arts, healing, and activism to make the world a better place for 20+ years. Hanifa is a co-founder of Fireside Project and serves as the Cultivator Of Beloved Community.
Janet Qi, Co-Founder, Chair & CEO of PurMinds Biopharma Inc. A serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of corporate banking and strategic management background, Janet’s vision for PurMinds in pursuing breakthrough solutions for devastating neurological and psychiatric diseases is founded on her passion for creating change through innovation and scientific rigor.
Carole Chan is the Chief Commercial and People Officer at VIVO Cannabis Inc, leading the external and internal experiences of valued customers, patients, and employees. Carole has spent her career changing perceptions to reduce stigma and advocate for patients, working on often misunderstood brands and categories including Viagra®, Botox®, breast implants and cannabis.
Naveen Islam is a communications and marketing professional within the Canadian cannabis space. With combined experience from both LP’s and agencies, she is an expert in compliant marketing and advertising in cannabis. With a focus on digital marketing, Naveen continues to advocate for cannabis by executing and optimizing efficient campaigns for LP’s, brands and retailers.
Natasja Pelgrom is a sacred medicine woman, mystic, devotional creative and visionary who leads spiritual alchemy journeys, providing a compassionate space for healing and remembering. She recently launched her podcast, The Awaken Podcast where she dives deep into topics around sacred plant medicines, wisdom traditions, ascension, science, and day to day personal development practices.
Cultural activist Zoe Helene founded the environmental feminist collective Cosmic Sister and originated Psychedelic Feminism. Cosmic Sister’s advocacy projects lift women’s voices in the male-dominated field of psychedelics. Psychedelic Feminism is a sub-genre of feminism that embraces sacred psychedelic plants and fungi—our co-evolutionary allies—for healing, empowerment, and self-liberation. Zoe has been featured in Forbes, BBC, VICE, BUST, Outside Magazine, and many other top-tier media venues.
Raven Marie is the Creator of “Reflections Of The Divine”; a holistic services platform that focuses on self mastery, soul reunionfication, emotional intelligence, energetic alignment and Iboga integration support. She is also the creator of the 6 week programs “Project Happiness” and “Soul Sessions” which were both inspired by the teachings and wisdoms gained through her experiences working with the Sacred plant medicine Iboga and the Bwiti tradition.
Candice, the face of “The Edgy Veg”, is on a journey to revolutionize how we think about food, eco-conscious living, and feminism. Author of the cookbook, ”The Edgy Veg: 138 Carnivore-Approved Vegan Recipes”, Candice delivers vegan recipes with attitude and comedy. Candice is a long -time advocate of Cannabis, aiming to empower and educate women who use and are new to cannabis as a method for wellness, mental health and self care.
Aniya is Village employee number 1, and has been a budtender at Village since 2015. She brings a wealth of knowledge on consumer needs and cannabis benefits, and great perspective on what makes quality cannabis. Aniya has a unique ability to associate everyday aromas with cannabis strains.
Jeremy Co-founded Village Bloomery in 2015, and has experienced firsthand the transition from the Legacy market to the regulated market. Village became known for its focus on cannabis as a tool for health and wellness, on small batch organic cannabis, and for its work on de-stigamtization and advocacy.
Bethany specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment. She is currently a clinic therapist/social worker at Harvest Medicine which is a network of health clinics owned by VIVO Cannabis. She has dedicated over 18 years working with people who are seeking individual and group therapy for mental health issues.
As Marigold’s Account Executive, Parveen supports the development and execution of client brand, marketing, and communication strategies. With extensive cannabis and psychedelics experience, Parveen enjoys the variety and learning involved in public relations. She likes to focus on working collaboratively with teams to deliver results that help brands tell their story and engage with consumers.
Antuanette is an International Speaker and Cannabis Business Maven. She is the Founder + CEO of Pleasure Peaks, a Cannabinoid Sexual Health Company. She is also the Director of Canada at M4MM . And mentors many startups in the emerging cannabis industry globally within the legal framework through her business accelerator, the Green Rush Program. Her passion and love for uplifting entrepreneurs shows in her everyday life.
Dr. Erica Zelfand
Bridging the gap between conventional and natural medicine, Erica Zelfand, ND is a family physician specializing in mental health. She is also a psychedelic therapist, medical writer, educator, and the mastermind behind The Science of Psychedelics, an accredited online course in psychedelic medicine. Her favourite things include hammocks, snacks, group hugs, and sock hops. https://DrZelfand.com
Juliana Mulligan runs Inner Vision Ibogaine, supporting people in preparation for, and in integration after, treatment. She is also the Psychedelic Program Coordinator at the Center for Optimal Living. Previously Juliana was an opioid dependent person and in 2011, with the help of Ibogaine treatment, she left opioids behind and set off on a path to transform the way drug users and their treatment is approached.
With 25+ years of experience, founder, visionary, and resident serial entrepreneur Christina Michael has spent the better part of the past decade committed to co-creating purpose driven business. Over the past four years her dedication to the cannabis industry has evolved into leading a diverse group of collaborators equally ready to make a difference in plant-forward industries.
Robin Banister is a bilingual psychotherapist and holds a Masters-level degree in Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy. Her professional life is divided amongst private practice in Toronto and as a ketamine-assisted psychotherapist at Field Trip Health working with folks with treatment-resistant depression and PTSD.
Olga Chernoloz is the Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Network.
Barb Vermeulen is the Director of Harvest Medicine, VIVO; taking HMED into this new medical cammanos landscape with a focus on scientific research, patient outreach, and as always, a mandate of education, compassion, and accessibility for individuals seeking cannabis as medicine.
Ika is the Founder of DiversityTalk, a platform to engage and educate the public about minority health and alternative treatments through culturally competent education, events, and policy research. Ika has been working to shape new conversations about minority healthcare and social equity in cannabis.
Stephanie Meitz is the CEO & Co-founder of Green Team Solutions, the first legally licensed cannabis harvesting and trimming company in Canada; Executive Recruitment Consultant at Kantoka Technologies Inc; and Delegate for the Matriarch of Smum’iem.
Sister Sophia works side-by-side with her people to tend to the growing number of boutique stores around the world showcasing the Sisters’ CBD products. Sister Sophia and her team are focused on getting the most amount of medicine to the most amount of people, while creating a blueprint and process to onboard other enclaves interested in following the tenets and customs of the Sisterhood.
Rachael Carlevale is the Founder and Director of the Ganjasana Plant Medicine School where she facilitates courses on comprehensive cannabis education, ceremonies, and training programs through the practices of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
Sami Micelli is a global community curator and activator. A Chartered Human Resources Professional; she founded eco and conscious brand THeCo. with a mission to elevate H.E.R. (Health • Education • Research). Latina Canadian Cannapreneur and Psychonaut Student by day, DJ Hummz Witt by night! Cannabis and Psilocybin Cubensis are her medicine, connecting people, bridge-building, and growing brands is her motivation. Music is her soul! #THeDJCo.
Sister Kate saw the need to share this safe, non-addictive and non-psychoactive formulation of the medicine with more people who needed it. And thus, alongside her goals to help more women and patients, the Sisters of The Valley was born. During the Harvest Moon of 2014, Sister Kate developed their first line of products.