Women in Cannabis Webinar
Check out the video below of the webinar.
CHRIS VISCO: President, TerraVida Holistic Centers
Chris Visco is the President of TerraVida Holistic Centers, operating three medical cannabis dispensaries in Pennsylvania. Chris has over 25 years of retail and marketing experience. Dubbed “The Queen of Cannabis” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, TerraVida has dominated the Pennsylvania medical cannabis market with the three highest volume stores, seeing 30,000 unique patients and conducting over a quarter-million patient interactions in the last year. Patient-focused care and social justice are the foundation for TerraVida’s success. Chris founded a nonprofit organization, TerraVida VOWD Fund (Victims of the War on Drugs), which is working to gain the financial support of other industry leaders to give back to the communities they serve. VOWD’s mission is to improve the landscape of the cannabis market by advocating for disadvantaged communities, diversity and inclusion.
JAMIE WARE: Compliance Officer, Holistic Industries
Jamie Ware, as Compliance Officer, is responsible for ensuring that Holistic follows the ever-changing regulatory environment in the cannabis industry. Jamie ensures the compliance of Holistic’s cultivation, processing, and dispensing operations. She writes and implements Holistic’s Standard Operating Procedures, conducts compliance audits, and works with regulators across all markets. Prior to joining Holistic, Jamie worked with cannabis and healthcare companies as a government relations professional, ensuring their compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Jamie has received a number of awards for public interest work, has contributed to various publications, has presented at numerous national conferences, and serves on various community boards.
TAMMY ROYER: President of Organic Remedies PA
Tammy is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in retail pharmacy, and most recently, the medical cannabis industry. She holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh. Tammy spent nearly 23 years at Rite Aid, initially as a licensed store pharmacist, where her career significantly developed with the growth of the company. She rose to Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations. Tammy chose to join Organic Remedies and enter into the medical cannabis space because she saw the value of medical cannabis for patients and the “high-touch patient care” model developed at Organic Remedies. Her work in the medical cannabis industry provided an opportunity to impact patient care in a way simply not possible in the retail pharmacy industry. Her experiences in retail pharmacy inform her decisions in the legal cannabis field. Tammy has strong knowledge in IT systems, operations, clinical program development, and security protocols. In her current role, Tammy is responsible for the patient experience, inventory controls, marketing, and IT systems management.
JACKIE Z. PARKER: Community Outreach Director for Eastern Pennsylvania for Green Thumb Industries and RISE dispensaries
Jackie Parker has devoted her career to community building and problem solving, whether as Mayor of a third-class city, the co-creator of the award-winning Community Action Team, serving former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell as Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development, and most recently as the Executive Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Harrisburg. Jackie has worked with small business entrepreneurs, as well as large real estate developers to bring growth and wealth to our urban cores. She has worked one-on-one with neighborhoods to grow capacity and strengthen leadership in local communities. Jackie currently serves as Community Outreach Director for Eastern Pennsylvania for Green Thumb Industries and RISE dispensaries. GTI is a vertically integrated nationwide medical cannabis company with seven dispensaries and a grower/processor facility in Pennsylvania. In her role with GTI, Jackie is responsible for bringing awareness to the public on Act 16 and the many benefits of medical cannabis. She assists PA residents in applying for their medical cannabis cards, licensed physicians to understand how they can participate in the program, and providing education to the general public.