Our Subject matter Experts

Dr. wendy askew


Wendy is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Functional & Regenerative Medicine. Her passion is to help patients reclaim their vitality through hormone balancing, metabolism correction, nutritional health, and to optimize their sexual health.


Connie Bertussi


Connie is a VP for Acreage Holdings and a very accomplished HR Executive with extensive experience achieving business goals through HR strategy.

Dr. Philip Blair


Dr. Blair is a West Point graduate and Family physician helping people improve their lives and performance with the use of endocannabinoid-modulating herbs, oils, cannabis, and β-Caryophyllene.

A medical professional on the body's reaction to cannabis. His special topics of expertise and interest are in statin drug injuries, cannabidiol, whole body vibration, and low carbohydrate/ketogenic lifestyle for health.

Dr. Bradley Borougerdi


Bradley is a history professor that focuses on agricultrual commodities. More importantly, he focuses on cannabis and how we went from using this plant for everything to demonizing it.

major gen. (retired) Tod Bunting


MG. Tod Bunting served as the Adjutant General, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management of Kansas from January 5, 2004 until his retirement on January 8, 2011. He has served since 2015 as Vice Chairman and is now Chairman of SAVE (Service-member Agricultural Vocation Education).


Corey Burchman, Md


Dr. Corey Burchman is an active member of the Medical and Scientific Component of the Coalition for Cannabis Scheduling Reform, working at the federal level towards a reform of the classification of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act.

Sarah chase


Sarah is the first Executive Director for the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) where she worked with the FDA, HHS, Congress, and the White House to advance research and regulatory science, public health, and criminal justice reform.


Debbie Churgai


Debbie is the Executive Director to Americans for Safe Access.


Robert head


Robert is a distinguished US Army veteran who served in Iraq from 2002 to 2007. A Texas A&M University graduate, he ventured into the cannabis industry in 2015, managing a successful farm in Maine before focusing on activism. Recognized as a top activist by Texas Norml, Robert co-founded "Hemp for Victor" during the pandemic—a 501C3 organization dedicated to raising awareness and engaging with VA, military, and healthcare leaders. Today, he spearheads discussions on cannabis and its impact on the veteran population, leaving an indelible mark on both industries.


Steven Jung


Steven is the COO of PAX Labs.


cw4 (retired) Frank Kirby


Frank is the CEO of Zo CBD and Director of Shots for Soldiers, as well as a board member for Hemp for Victory.


jeanette lombardo


Jeanette is the Chair to the Farmer Veteran Coalition.


Dr. currie Myers


Sheriff Myers & Associates (SMA) is a business management, education management, security, and public policy consulting firm with over 35 years of combined business, executive, academic, and public safety experience.


shane pennington


Shane is an appellate lawyer focusing on regulatory litigation for clients in a diverse array of industries. Having clerked for federal judges on the D.C. Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, he brings specialized knowledge to every administrative-law issue my clients face.


lisa pittman


Lisa represents everyone in the supply chain, including investors, farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. She assists with risk management, business development, strategy, and licensing. She enjoys helping clients accomplish their goals and dreams.


major (retired) ed pulido


Ed is the Founder of the John-Daly Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation. He is the former Sr. VP, Co-Founding member, and Ambassador for Folds of Honor Foundation and Co-Founder of Warriors for Freedom Foundation.


ltc (Retired) todd scattini


Driving a Paradigm Shift Through the RE-Legalization of Cannabis: Living on the border of legal cannabis and criminality (The Frontier).


franklin snyder


Franklin is a Professor of Law at Texas A&M School of Law. Subects of expertise include: changes in the global legal profession, business and regulatory aspects of marijuana legalization, entrepreneurship in law practice, contract law, and policy business management theory and law practice.


eddie velez


Oak Cliff Cultivators is a family and veteran-owned Texas hemp company based in Oak Cliff, TX. “North Central Texas.” We cultivate award-winning hemp flower for our client’s health & wellness and culinary needs.


Richard Cheng


Richard focuses on corporate transactions and advises clients on regulatory matters in the healthcare and cannabis industries. Richard represents a variety of cannabis-related clients and was an equity partner and chair of the hemp/hemp cannabinoid products practice at a global AmLaw100 law firm. Richard has been named a Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer by Cannabis Law Journal and has been named a Top 250 Cannabis Legal Expert by Databird Research Journal. Lastly, Richard teaches cannabis law as an adjunct faculty at UNT Dallas College of Law.


Hana Gabrielová


Hana has over 20-years of experience in the hemp and cannabis industry and is the founder of Hempoint established in 2010. Since 2018 Hana has been president of the CzecHemp cluster which is the leading association involved in the strategy of hemp and cannabis market development in the Czech Republic.


Chris Wolfenbarger


Combat Medic, "Doc".

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan


Dedicating 40+ years of education, experience & a Harvard graduate, Dr. Uma understands & integrates the Healing Art of Medicine with Cannabinoid Medicine. She consults, reviews medical records, medications & laboratory results. She reviews DOT & Non-DOT test results. She incorporates Natural, Holistic, Ayurvedic & Alternative treatments. She provides Global Cannabis Consultations & is the Medical Cannabis Expert for the Massachusetts Medical Society.


Sergiy kovalenkov


Sergiy Kovalenkov, a pioneer in sustainable hemp construction with over 12 years of experience, founded "Hempire UA" and introduced the groundbreaking "Fifth Element" binder, resulting in the creation of carbon-negative Hempire Mix insulation. Under his leadership, Hempire became a leading player in the hempcrete industry, earning recognition and supplying innovative products across the Ukrainian and EU markets.


Dr. Darina Douchi


Since retiring from the US Army, Dr. Douchi has dedicated her focus on Federal Defense Contracting and Health IT; lobbying and working closely with industry disruptors to place the best and latest emerging Health Care Technologies in the hands of patients.


Michael Bajuz


Mike Bajuz is a 2016 graduate of West Point and a 2022 graduate from Yale School of Business. He is an immigrant from Slovakia and a conditional dispensary license holder in New Jersey for the Green Knight Dispensary. 


dr. russell Jessup

and Texas A&M Hemp Breeding Program


Dr Jessup and his team are developing hemp strains that can sustain the heat in lower-growing regions in the United States while still being within industry standards and USDA regulations. 


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