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Dr. Beatriz (Bia) Carlini (PhD, MPH) is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington's Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) and Affiliate Associate Professor at the School of Public Health. Her research career has been dedicated to understanding the public health impact of legal psychoactive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and inhalants and more recently, marijuana.
Dr. Carlini has been in the forefront of marijuana legalization research in WA State and been actively participating in state level discussions about the new WA drug policy landscape. In 2016 she was appointed to coordinate the ADAI’s marijuana research activity, collaborate with other marijuana researchers at the UW, and liaison with policy makers in Washington State and researchers at other universities. Dr. Carlini has developed in-person and online training programs for health care providers about smoking cessation, medicinal cannabis, and other topics.
Dr. Jake Felice, ND, LMP, specializes in the treatment of chronic pain and the improvement of human performance. He is a graduate of Bastyr University, and former adjunct professor where he has taught Advanced Soft-Tissue Manipulation and Radiographic Lab Interpretation. Dr. Felice is a recognized cannabis expert, speaker and blogger at CannabisMatrix.com. He earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State University where he played varsity lacrosse and majored in psychology with a focus on the study of peak human performance.
Dr. Felice’s comprehensive approach to pain blends traditional healing practices with the best of modern science. Therapy sessions focus on understanding how pain influences our body’s movements, and on how our relaxation and fear/pain responses affect these patterns. This direct experience eases pain and helps patients learn quickly about the direct and profound connection between our bodies and our minds.”
Dr. Felice believes that the renewal of health on a deep level requires a shift in behavior, and a change in awareness. “I strongly believe that a large part of health is about personal transformation”, he says. “With chronic pain, the healing processes can be so different for each individual that it requires a very personalized approach. True, long term changes are made on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.”
Miles Jonard attended The Ohio State University and earned a Master of Science in Horticulture and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He came to Seattle to work in the, then, medical cannabis market for Solstice. As Solstice transitioned into the recreational market Miles position new with the company and now oversees all growing operations and works with external farms to help them improve quality and quantity of yields. Staying true to his medical roots he also aids in product development and delivery in the newly founded Washington Department of Health standards for cannabis recommended to medical patients.
Nicole Li graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also obtained a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, focusing on medical research ethics and health policy. She worked as a Legal Advisor to New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner before returning to her hometown of Seattle to begin her private legal practice.
Nicole also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University, where she graduated with honors.
Nicole has published in several arenas, including the King County Medical Society Bulletin and the New Zealand Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
Nicole is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. She holds the position of Vice President of the International Community Health Services Foundation Board of Directors. She also serves on a biomedical Institutional Review Board at the University of Washington.
Trey Reckling is the founder of the Academy of Cannabis Science. He has helped train medical marijuana consultants in Washington State and other industry professionals from throughout the US and Canada. Trey has been working in higher education for the last 17 years where he specialized in staff training, student development, conflict resolution and crisis management. He served on the board of directors for the Washington Marijuana Association and serves on the education committee for the Cannabis Alliance. He works with regulators, lawmakers and governing agencies as an advocate of cannabis education. Originally from Savannah, GA, Trey enjoys the Pacific Northwest and the freedom to explore and evolve the legal cannabis industry.
Kate Scott is the Chief Operating Officer at VETCBD. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology from Wilson University and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Kate has worked in emergency and critical care medicine for over ten years, both in nursing and in management.
Kate has an extensive background in veterinary medicine. She is dedicated to the well-being of animals and helping them and their owners access the most effective and responsible therapies available. Her passion is educating both the general public, and the veterinary community on how responsible cannabis therapy can safely and effectively benefit animals.
Dr. Tim Shu is the founder and chief executive officer of VETCBD. Dr. Shu founded VETCBD so pets could safely benefit from the multiple therapeutic uses of cannabis. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with his knowledge of medical cannabis, Dr. Shu formulates VETCBD products to be safe and effective for use in animals.
As chief executive officer, Dr. Shu manages direction and strategy at VETCBD, and oversees research and development, marketing, sales, and support.
His interest in animal health and welfare from an early age led him to Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine. Prior to founding VETCBD, Dr. Shu practiced emergency, critical care, and general medicine, frequently working with low-income clients to provide optimal healthcare on restricted budgets.
Dr. Shu’s work on cannabis and pets has garnered international attention and has been featured by The Today Show, CNBC, NPR, and The New York Times.