About Us

A Leading BioMedical Company

Our company is driven by science-based research and focussed on the development, processing and manufacturing of high-quality cannabinoid products. We provide a diverse range of goods that not only include medicinals, nutraceuticals and cosmetics, but food, beverage and veterinary products as well. We derive all our products from natural cannabis and hemp using a state-of-the-art process that is as close to the source as possible. We are proud to sport a diverse team of world-class talent in the fields of education, research, evidence-based product development, GMP manufacturing, quality production and packaging with the most extensive access to patients and international markets. Research for developing new formulations and methods of delivery along with providing best practices educations are the highlights of our team.

Board of Directors

Michael Caridi

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Proven record for building startup companies into national successes. Chairman of MAJIC Development Group LLC. Involved in $100 million development projects, construction for many Fortune 500 clients and retailers. Experience in business development consulting, biotech industry consulting, and a diverse mix of independent business ventures: residential and commercial property ownership, restaurants, state mortgage banking enterprise, ship salvaging/dismantling, hotels, security services, magazine publishing, and alcohol/non-alcoholic import and export.

Gary Prihar

DIRECTOR
PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

Gary Prihar served as President, CFO and Co-Founder of Viva Care Medical for the past decade. An experienced Medical Services Executive, Operator and Manager with a passion for delivering positive health outcomes to patients using innovation and exceptional customer service. Mr. Prihar is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 10+ years of finance, audit and business consulting experience and has served as a Financial Controller for a TSX.V listed organization as well as a CFO of a private manufacturing firm. Gary began his career with Grant Thornton and Cinnamon Jang Willoughby as an audit practitioner working with clients in both Canada and the United States. Gary is responsible for operational change management, including improving and developing business processes and performance management through key performance indicators within the Company. Gary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Scott Reeves

DIRECTOR
CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL

Partner at TingleMerrett LLP law firm. Corporate and securities counsel to numerous Canadian and International public and private corporations, including a large number of issuers active in the North American cannabis industry. Wide experience in private and public debt and equity offerings, corporate acquisitions of both assets and shares, corporate structuring and debt financing. Extensive experience assisting issuers intending to list and operate on Canadian stock exchanges. BA of Commerce and BA of Laws, University of Alberta. Executive member of the Advisory Board, TSX Venture Exchange.

George Barakat

BOARD MEMBER

Co-founder/CEO of Jack Nathan Health Inc., which provides turnkey medical and dental clinics within Walmart, cultivating the company from a lean startup to a global leader in healthcare services over 2 million patients across Canada. Co-founder and CEO of Mass Med Media, a digital media company that helps brands engage consumers in a large Canadian retail environment.

Peter Saunders

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Co-founder of Oryx Pharmaceuticals Inc. prior to its eventual sale to Sepracor Inc. for approximately US$70 million. Held progressively senior management positions in both public and private companies operating in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries over the past 29 years. Extensive government and regulatory experience, leading the adoption and implementation of Telehealth Ontario and Clinidata’s electronic medical records.

Scientific Board

Dr. Kevin Rod

Dr. Rod has a special interest in developing new formulation and delivery methods for targeted cannabinoid treatments. He has developed research and educational programs in this area. Dr. Rod is currently collaborating with multiple major universities on medical cannabis related research and development projects.

Christopher Kaplan

Partner in Cajetan, LLC, Cajetan is an independent global health care consulting firm working with companies to deliver better value for patients. Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Commercial leadership of >$5.5B portfolio of primary care and specialty products.

Dr. Michael Smatt

Director and Founder of the Madison Avenue Chiropractic Center since 1980. Also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Health Corps, working with founder Dr. Mehmet Oz to bring our youth education on exercise, nutrition, and mental resilience.

Advisory Board

Peter O’Rourke

Peter O’Rourke has served in senior executive roles in both the public and private sector with over 25 years of transformation, operations, marketing, and leadership experience. Peter brings a highly diverse set of skills in building high performance teams and innovating in demanding environments. Peter was appointed by President Trump as Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2018. He also served as the Department’s Chief of Staff and stood up the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection as established by President’s Executive Order and the bipartisan VA Accountability Act. Peter is a veteran having honorably served in two services in uniform as a U.S. Navy enlisted Airman, Air Force Officer and Logistician, and Army senior civilian. In the 2012 Presidential election cycle, Peter led Strong America Now, a non-profit advocacy group, hat focused on bringing efficiency and innovative solutions to federal and state governments. Peter held leadership roles in management consulting, private equity, aerospace, and operations companies with experience in sales, marketing, operations, finance, and performance improvement. Peter graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and from the United States Air Force’s Institute of Technology with a Masters of Science in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Rino Adamo

An experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Expertise in business development professional skills including negotiation, business planning operations management, analytical skills, and sales. Currently COO at SGSC Corp.; previously CEO of the largest recovery processor for Construction and demolition debris in the greater Toronto area. BA in Accounting and Business Management, Ryerson University.

Joy Beckerman

President of Hemp Ace International, an industrial hemp consulting and brokerage firm. Industrial Hemp Advisor to the Northwest Farmers Union. Served as Secretary of the Vermont Hemp Council. Recipient of the National Hemp Industries Association’s 2014 Hemp Activist of the Year Award. Works directly with law-and policy-makers.

Jack Brewer

Former NFL Player, CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc. an industry agnostic holding company with assets ranging numerous sectors. Through TBG’s multi-faceted subsidiaries, Brewer Capital Management, Brewer Sports International and Brewer Associates Consulting. Brewer provides investment advisory and business development services to clients spanning the globe.

Management Team

Michael Caridi

CHAIRMAN, INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Spence Walker

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ebby Farzandeh

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Gary Prihar

PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS

Dr. Kevin Rod

CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISOR