ADVOCATES, BUSINESS LEADERS, & MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.
We’ve assembled a team of absolute leaders in their respective fields to ensure our company’s operations are exceeding the standards of patients and regulators alike.
DR. CHARLES BUSH-JOSEPH – MEDICAL ADVISOR
Dr. Bush-Joseph is currently the Director of Orthopedic Surgery for Midwest Orthopedic Practice, a Professor at Rush University Medical Center, the Associate Director of the Rush Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Head Team Physician for the Chicago Whitesox and the Chicago Bulls. Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals (Including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine) and holds committee responsibilities with several national orthopedic societies including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine.
SUE SISLEY, M.D. – PTSD ADVISOR
Dr. Sisley is an Arizona-based physician practicing Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Sue serves as Site Principal Investigator for the only FDA-approved randomized controlled trial in the world examining safety/efficacy of whole plant marijuana in combat veterans with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. Dr. Sisley is on faculty at Colorado State University, recruited for core planning team to organize the CSU “Marijuana Center of Excellence” in Pueblo, Colorado. Dr. Sisley has been a Member of Nevada ILAC Medical Marijuana Commission for the past two years outlining regulations for laboratory testing including limits on pesticides, residual solvents and other guidelines that are currently being used as a model for other states medical marijuana laws.
DR. DAVID WALEGA – MEDICAL ADVISOR
Dr. Walega serves as a Medical Advisor for Cresco Labs Medical Board. He is currently the Medical Director of the Galter Pain Medicine Center at Northwestern, the Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, the Ambulatory Medical Director, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and an Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Northwestern University. Dr. Walega is one of the foremost authorities on pain management in the country. He is a pain medicine specialist with a strong interest in developing and applying interventional procedures and minimally invasive techniques for the reduction or control of chronic pain syndromes. Dr. Walega has testified in front of the Illinois Department of Health Medical Cannabis Committee attesting to the ability of cannabinoids to serve as a valuable alternative or supplement to traditional opioids for the management of neuropathic pain.
LOUANN SPEESE STANLEY – PATIENT ADVISOR
Louann is a Real Estate Associate and Advocate born and raised in Pennsylvania. A single mother and grandmother, she is founder and ambassador for the grassroots organization Campaign for Compassion. Her middle daughter Diana started having seizures at 9 days of age. Now 21, she has been put on dozens of medications, none of which has been truly effective and many of which have had side effects such as insomnia, cognitive delay, and regression. In 2013, Louann started a petition for then-Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett urging him to legalize Medical Marijuana for the sake of Diana. In early 2014, Campaign for Compassion was born, starting with 15 women and 2 men, all of whom either needed access to cannabis or had children who needed access. The group was honored with an ASA (Americans for Safe Access) Excellence Award at the 2015 National Unity Conference in Washington, D.C.
KATHIE TAGMYER – SUBSTANCE ABUSE ADVISOR
Tagmyer brings a wealth of experience working directly with families and youth for over fifteen (15) years with issues related to substance abuse and addiction. She has worked closely with clients addicted to opioids and other substances using a multivariable approach that implements extensive triage standard operating procedures, best practices, and protocols to ensure effectiveness of treatment. Working independently and in coordination with teams, Tagmyer has developed strategies for community treatment programs involving various methods of intervention, treatment, and counseling, including assisted treatments utilizing traditional pharmaceutical practices.
LOUIS W. GENTILE – SECURITY ADVISOR
Louis is a highly-accomplished law enforcement veteran and academic with a long-standing commitment and entrepreneurial mission to raise the professional standards of investigation and make it more accessible to more organizations across the U.S. As the CEO and Founder of CSI Investigators, Gentile has extensive experience working in high-ranking law enforcement positions for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Gentile’s career includes many accomplishments including 17 years with the Organized Crime Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police, recruited as the first Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Federal Western District of Pennsylvania, and serving as the Director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Drug Control for the office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
JENNIFER BASH – LABORATORY SCIENCES ADVISOR
Jennifer is currently a Senior Analytical Forensic Toxicology Specialist with the Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory (AFTL) at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy. She has spent the past 10 years working in forensics as a toxicologist analyzing biological samples for compounds of interest and is currently helping to expand the testing capabilities of the AFTL. As an adjunct professor in science her passion for education has only continue to grow and she continues to believe in the importance of a strong scientific foundation for creating and developing good analytical laboratory procedures. Jennifer is currently working with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to help solidify the sampling and testing standards for that state’s program.
JOHN TAGMYER – SECURITY ADVISOR
John is a retired Police Officer and Veteran with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement in Pennsylvania. John has held positions with Pennsylvania Department of Defense and most recently was a Lead Police Officer with the Veterans Administration rotating from three locations across Pennsylvania. While working for the Pennsylvania Department of Veteran Affairs, John was certified as an NCIC/CLEAN operator and coordinated all communications with the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, and to NLets, the International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network.
BETH BITTNER – COMMUNITY ADVISOR
Beth is currently a Program Coordinator for Northwest Human Services in Butler County where she oversees specialists to support NHS’ Autism Program. Beth is a mentor for Connecting 2 Tomorrow (C2T) and the Future What Program as well as a partner of the Youth Leadership Initiative with Butler County Against Heroin. Beth has served on multiple boards within Butler County such as The Grapevine Drop in Center, The Butler County Prevention Council, the Butler County Problem Gambling Council and the Suicide Awareness Task Force. As a single parent of two children, Beth was a business owner and independent contractor with Butler County as a Youth Counselor for many years.