Producing educational videos and informative presentations with expert speakers on timely, interesting, and vital topics that pertain to the use, acquisition, history, risks, and benefits of natural therapies.
Surveying dispensaries, cultivators, processors, patients, and others in the natural therapies industry about their impressions of the regulatory environment in Ohio.
Partnering with a major universities to stage panel discussions with renowned speakers who inform students and the public about the important issues that surround the adoption, use, applications, implications, and legalities of natural therapies.
Composing a detailed white paper to overview charitable giving, define donative pathways, identify prospective donors, and understand the regulatory requirements that underpin best practices.
Our amazing team of seasoned professionals, combined with the shared efforts of our partners, are committed to projects that help others and advance our collective understanding of healing in the natural world.
Cheryl Lawrence McDaniel has been in the healthcare industry for over thirty years. She is the owner of Direct Success, a pharmaceutical support company; CEO of Extra Step Assurance, an educational support company specializing in natural medicines; and organizer of a team of experts that created the first national CME live training for doctors to learn about such treatments
Stacy Primack is a professional chef who studied at the renowned Culinary Institute of America and French Pastry School. With a pastry journey spanning over 15 years, she has collaborated with esteemed chefs and iconic establishments. In 2017, she shifted to the innovative world of cannabis cuisine and made a notable appearance on Netflix's "Cooked with Cannabis."
Tom Pardee has an extensive background in electronics having worked as a technician while serving in the U.S. Navy and later for NASA, Keithley Instruments, and Invacare. He also held an insurance license and Series 6 investment license with Primerica Financial Services. Now retired, he is currently Treasurer for a church in Oberlin where he has lived for decades.
Mary Jane Borden is a best-selling author, skilled graphic artist and award-winning activist from Westerville, Ohio. During her 40-year career in drug policy, she has co-founded five natural therapy groups, co-authored four proposed constitutional amendments, lobbied for six medical bills, and given hundreds of media interviews.
Board of Directors
Jon Wills, of Columbus, Ohio, is a retired healthcare executive who has been a physician and patient advocate for more than four decades. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving state association executive director in the osteopathic profession, earning numerous state and national awards for his achievements.
Board of Directors
Victoria Khan is an educator and change agent in "Appreciative Inquiry". She holds a B.A. from Otterbein Univ. in Liberal Arts Studies with majors Leadership and Organizational Communications. She also earned an A.A.S. in Business Management and Nursing, and completed the Licking County/OSU Extension Master Gardner Volunteer Program.
Director of Development
John Pardee, President of Pardee Environmental, has over 30 years of experience in environmental health and safety. In 2013 as the first, now emeritus President of the Ohio Rights Group, Pardee organized a statewide ballot initiative that garnered over $1 million in earned media and over 150,000 voter signatures.