PharmaCann

Improving lives, committed to truth and transparency, bringing the cannabis industry to scale.

Production

Sophisticated growing systems, pharmaceutical-grade extraction and quality production.

Dispensaries

Knowledgeable staff combining care and compassion to best serve people seeking to feel, heal and live better.

Operations

Constantly developing best practices for commercial horticulture, processing, distribution and retail.

About

PharmaCann, founded in 2014, is one of the country’s largest vertically integrated cannabis companies, providing safe, reliable, top-quality cannabis products to improve people’s lives. By investing in people, practices and infrastructure, we are shaping a new, vital, wellness-focused industry. Our goal is to increase sustainable access to cannabis by offering effective, affordable and trusted products and services.

We are licensed in eight states to grow, process and/or dispense medicinal cannabis products for adult and pediatric patients, as well as for responsible adult use. We are expanding rapidly but steadily as we continue to earn new state licenses and gain recognition as a trusted resource in this evolving space.

Our dispensaries and production centers, recently rebranded Verilife and Veriplant respectively—Veri being the Latin word for “truth”—are designed and operated to reflect our commitment to improving people’s lives in an open and transparent way.

We invest in best practices at every turn to ensure people have access to the most effective options for feeling and living better. We are constantly researching and developing new forms and formulations of cannabinoid-based treatments to improve people’s well-being and help them live their best lives.

Mission & Vision

PharmaCann’s mission is to lead the cannabis industry with respect to the quality of its employees, facilities, products and research and development efforts to discover the true scientific benefits of cannabis.

PharmaCann’s vision is to improve the quality of life for people through discovery, production and responsible dispensing of cannabis-related products. PharmaCann seeks to lead in the science-based understanding of the full impact of cannabis for the healthcare and wellness industries.

Locations

Click on the state below to learn more about our footprint and facilities.

Highlights

  • Awarded 6 Illinois licenses—the most in the state at time of award
  • Serving nearly 80 percent of the Chicagoland market

Facilities:

Dispensaries

Production

Highlights

  • One of the first to be offering delivery to the Rockville metropolitan area
  • The dispensary—enclosed on three sides by clear glass windows—is a welcoming environment
  • Carries every form of cannabis currently on the market from more than 10 different brands

Facilities:

Dispensaries

Highlights

  • One of the first 5 dispensaries in the state to be pre-approved for adult use
  • Set to sell adult use in Q4 of 2018
  • Only dispensary serving the Cape Cod area within 25 miles
  • Delivery service to medical cannabis patients coming October 2018

Facilities:

Dispensaries

Franklin (coming soon)

Production

Holliston (coming soon)

Highlights

  • Awarded licenses for production and 4 dispensaries
  • 1 of 10 companies awarded licenses in the state
  • 127,572 square foot state-of-the-art production facility
  • Delivery service available to our patients in Bronx and Buffalo–coming October 2018 to our Albany and Syracuse locations

Facilities:

Dispensaries

Production

Coming soon…

  • Ohio: 1 dispensary and 1 production facility
  • Pennsylvania: 3 dispensaries and 1 production facility
  • Virginia: 1 dispensary and 1 production facility

Team

Trusted. Professional. Expert.

We are devoted to helping people live their best lives. With a wide range of backgrounds in areas such as business, law, finance, accounting, horticulture, engineering, research, healthcare and retail, our team is well-suited to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving industry. With our blue-chip leadership and talented team members, PharmaCann has become known as a national thought leader and respected research partner in the cannabis industry.

Teddy Scott

Teddy Scott

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Teddy Scott co-founded PharmaCann in 2014. Prior to PharmaCann, he was an equity partner at Polsinelli PC, an American Lawyer Top-100 law firm representing pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the development and commercialization of FDA-approved therapies. Teddy is also a co-founder of Accelerated Pharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company based on rediscovery, repurposing and relaunching previously unsuccessful drug candidates and serves as outside counsel and advisor for MATTER, a med-tech startup incubator in Illinois. He is also on the board of advisors for the University of Chicago Innovation Fund. Teddy earned his Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Teddy Scott, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Greg Cappelli

Greg Cappelli

Executive Director

PharmaCann’s newest executive director, Greg served as the fourth Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Education Group from 2009 to 2017. Before joining Apollo Education Group in 2007, he spent over a decade as a managing director for Credit Suisse, where he served as a senior research analyst and founded the Credit Suisse Global Services Group. In 2016, Greg successfully helped organize and execute on a plan to take AEG private and establish new ownership under Apollo Global Management and The Vistria Group. Greg is the founder and current executive chairman of Apollo Global—now Vanta Educational Group. He’s a regular speaker at industry conferences on various topics including higher education and workforce development. He has conducted over 400 meetings with members of the United States Congress, Department of Education and the White House to discuss and help shape education and workforce development policy in the U.S., and continues to have an active dialogue with various governments around the world.

Greg Cappelli

Executive Director

Stephen Schuler

Stephen Schuler

Board Member

Stephen Schuler, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded GETCO LLC, one of the first and most successful electronic trading firms. In 2013, GETCO acquired Knight Capital Group and created the publicly traded company KCG Holdings, Inc. Stephen is a former Director at KCG and current Director at Wicklow Capital, which focuses on early-stage to pre-IPO investment opportunities.

Stephen Schuler

Board Member

Mike Chodil

Mike Chodil

Chief Strategy Officer

Mike heads up strategic services and all operations functions on an interim basis for the Midwest region, from manufacturing to processing to retail. He has more than 20 years of experience in business management, operations and finance. Before joining PharmaCann, Mike worked at KCG Holdings/GETCO, Hewitt Associates and Comdisco where he focused on cost and data management, financial planning and analysis, risk management and sales operations. Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa and his Master’s in finance and accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mike Chodil

Chief Strategy Officer

Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke

Chief Marketing Officer

Anna brings more than 25 years of marketing experience to PharmaCann and a strong track record of results across diverse industries and business models including B2B and B2C in large for-profit companies, mid-size companies, non-profits and start-up operations. She has produced revenue-generating and award-winning marketing campaigns for blue-chip brands such as Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, BP and United Way. Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business and an MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.

Anna Clarke

Chief Marketing Officer

Robert McQueen

Robert McQueen

General Counsel

Robert is a veteran in advising publicly traded and privately owned companies, spanning a broad range of practice areas, including corporate and securities law, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt financing, corporate governance, strategic investments, corporate compliance and investor relations. Prior to joining PharmaCann, Robert served as deputy general counsel at KCG (formerly GETCO), and he began his career as an attorney in the corporate groups of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Robert holds a B.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Robert McQueen

General Counsel

Sue Mullin

Sue Mullin

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sue brings more than 25 years of senior HR leadership experience in Global Fortune 2000 information services, consulting and manufacturing. Prior to joining PharmaCann, Sue worked at organizations such as Wolters Kluwer, CCH Incorporated and Northrop Grumman. She brings extensive experience in developing performance management programs, designing organizational structures, directing talent acquisition, executive coaching, change management, employee relations and compensation management. Sue studied English at Roosevelt University and holds CCP and SPHR designations.

Sue Mullin

Chief Human Resources Officer

Brett Novey

Brett Novey

Chief Financial Officer

Brett has more than 15 years of experience across multiple disciplines including corporate finance and restructuring. Prior to joining PharmaCann, Brett was the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis for KCG Holdings, Inc., where he was responsible for cash/capital management, monthly forecasting and the annual budgeting process. Prior to KCG, Brett worked for Sears Holdings, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University, and a Master’s from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Brett Novey

 Chief Financial Officer

Jason Wei

Jason Wei

President, East Coast Markets

From start-up to Fortune 500 conglomerates, Jason has led various business functions across different continents to significant success and profit. Prior to PharmaCann, Jason served as founder and CEO of Discover.live, Inc. Previously, he was vice president of Global Product Development Engineering and Quality Management with Eb Brands, LLC, and before that, vice president, New Product Development for The Marketing Store Worldwide LLC. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Master’s in marketing and international management from Case Western Reserve University.

Jason Wei

President, East Coast Markets

Christine Atkinson

Christine Atkinson

Director of Real Estate and Facilities

Christine oversees real estate and facility operations for more than 13 company locations. She is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing building operations and services, construction, and build-outs. This includes corporate real estate leases, move management, materials procurement, and vendor/service contract management. Christine has more than 12 years’ experience in real estate, having worked within highly complex industries such as electronic trading and now cannabis leading projects. Her expertise took her to firms, some valued in excess of $150M, located in New York, London, Chicago, Palo Alto and many other cities. Chris earned her Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Columbia College, her Master’s from Duke University and completed additional coursework in Patient Care, Coordination at University of Chicago as well as MIT and Harvard.

Christine Atkinson

Director of Real Estate and Facilities

Chris Diorio

Chris Diorio

Director of Research & Development

A New York state-registered pharmacist, Chris brings more than 25 years’ experience in Big Pharma R&D and manufacturing with previous roles at Pfizer/Capsugel, Wyeth and Lederle. His broad experience includes early dosage form development through commercial product launch. He is the co-inventor of more than 20 patents, with a large focus on drug and ingredient/active delivery technologies. Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Long Island University and a Master’s degree in pharmaceutical science. He also holds a degree in environmental biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science.

Chris Diorio

Director of Research & Development

Jennifer Ephgrave

Jennifer Ephgrave

Patient Call Center Manager

Jennifer develops and leads a team focused on effectively satisfying customer needs while meeting business objectives. Before joining the company team in 2017, she held several positions with Baxter Healthcare Corporation, including senior operations manager, ecommerce support analyst and customer service supervisor. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Columbia College of Missouri and an Associate of Science degree in general science from the College of Lake County. In addition, she is a certified pharmacy technician.

Jennifer Ephgrave

Patient Call Center Manager

Theresa Hedding

Theresa Hedding

Manager of Quality

Theresa brings 25 years of experience as a pharmaceutical professional. Her area of expertise is analytical chemistry (NDA and ANDA environments), with extensive experience in analytical testing, method development and validation, GMP compliance and compendial ICH requirements. Prior to PharmaCann, Theresa’s career included leading clinical teams from conception of the New Chemical Entity (NCE) through clinical trials and regulatory approval. As an independent consultant, she also audited quality systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, concentrating on laboratory controls such as testing, data analysis, method validation reviews and computer systems.

Theresa Hedding

Manager of Quality

Johnny Hernandez

Johnny Hernandez

Director of Technology

Johnny brings more than 10 years of experience to his role, treating technology as a cornerstone for business operations. His career began as a co-creator of three successful STEM programs for former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s After School Matters program. The programs attracted major corporate sponsorship from Motorola and BP. Johnny also owned a consulting business, working with a private equity/family office to create a secure and flexible network infrastructure.He holds numerous certifications, including Google Apps Administration and Cisco Certified Routing and Switching. He also earned an associate degree in applied science, computer and internetworking technologies from the College of DuPage.

Johnny Hernandez

Director of Technology

Brendon Hershey

Brendon Hershey

Director of Cultivation

Brendon is a veteran in cultivation, with nearly a decade of experience in the horticulture space, holding various roles in horticulture production, operations and R&D. Prior to joining PharmaCann, Brendon worked as a greenhouse operations manager in the Controlled Environments Department at DuPont Pioneer, where he supported crop genetics research and specialized in greenhouse automation, operations and production efficiency. Brendon earned his Bachelor’s degree in agri-business management at the University of Delaware.

Brendon Hershey

Director of Cultivation

Rachel Schepart

Rachel Schepart

Lead Pharmacist and NY Retail Manager

Rachel brings more than 20 years’ experience in palliative care, hospice management, home infusion patient care and retail pharmacy to PharmaCann and has held positions at Caremark Homecare, Eckerd Drugs, American Home Patient, Coram Healthcare and Rite Aid. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree and Pharmacy Management certificate from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Rachel Schepart

Lead Pharmacist and NY Retail Manager

Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott

Director of Process Engineering

Jonathan sets the processing methods and standards across the company. He brings 15 years of experience to his role in process design in licensed technology, engineering and construction, and packaged process equipment. His background is predominantly within the oil and gas industry. Jonathan most recently worked as a process specialist at Honeywell UOP, where he managed the design and use of the SeparALLTM process. He attended Texas Tech University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.

Jonathan Scott

Director of Process Engineering

Jeremy Unruh

Jeremy Unruh

Director of Regulatory & External Affairs

Jeremy Unruh brings a 15-year track record as a government prosecutor to the nascent medical cannabis industry. Prior to joining PharmaCann, Jeremy worked at the Office of the State’s Attorney before opening a private practice focusing on commercial litigation, internal compliance investigations in the financial services and healthcare industries and product liability defense for large industrial manufacturers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, a Master’s from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business Management and a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.

Jeremy Unruh

Director of Regulatory & External Affairs

Careers

 

 

 

Current Openings

Are you ready to be a part of the cannabis movement? We are always looking for top, talented professionals looking to bring their skills to the cannabis industry.

Contact

Please contact us to learn more about PharmaCann.

1010 Lake Street, Second Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: 708-919-5641

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