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CEO - INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS SOLUTIONS
With a strong background in business management and finance (specifically agency, liability trading and investment banking)he continues to raise funds for private placements and consults on various small to mid size projects internationally.
In 2008, after becoming a victim of a hit and run accident, Kevin set out to educate himself on options to treat and manage the chronic pain condition he developed following the accident. What he found was a significant lack of understanding and numerous impediments to access the right physicians for diagnosis and the development of a comprehensive treatment plan. Over time Kevin has successfully managed to reduce and eventually eliminate the usage of prescribed opioids for his conditions by including medical cannabis with other aspects of his treatment plan
Since that time he has conferred and consulted hundreds of individuals connected to the world of pain management and cannabis spanning from other patients, their families & friends, medical practitioners, cannabis companies, pharmaceutical industry representatives, legal professionals and members of law enforcement.
He is also proud to have consulted the Canadian Federal Government, several Provinces and many Municipalities within Canada advising on regulation and dignified access to treatment, including coauthoring a medical/legal report on the “Pain Epidemic in Canada and how Cannabis fits in your Treatment Plan”.
Kevin currently works with companies involved in Healthcare, pain management and cannabis including cultivators, energy management, greenhouse optimization, horticulture and seed genetics, physicians, Healthcare clinics, medical intakes including privacy issues, education, security, and other concerns of patients using cannabis as part of a multi-faceted pain management program.
Kevin currently serves as COO of International Cannabis Solutions and Executive Director of Chronic Pain Toronto.
Hilda Gan, MHSc, CHRL
Unique among HR Consultants is my ability to provide practical business minded HR solutions and strategies based on 15 years as part owner of a national engineering firm.
The key to business success is understanding and building a business where the foundation starts with its people. A creator of an award winning best work culture, 50 Best Workplaces in Canada – top 10 for 2 consecutive years, I know the value of people to Business Success. The results are improved productivity, strong workplace culture, enhanced employee satisfaction and increased retention. I want to help businesses, their owners and their people in "Developing People and Business Success". Visit my website at www.peoplebrightconsulting.com and contact me for a free 45 minute consultation to learn more about how you can reduce the HR risks in your company.
Dr. Ira Price MD, FRCPC
Dr. Ira Price is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine through the Department of Internal Medicine at McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons trained in Emergency Medicine, with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine.
For the past eight years Dr. Ira has been a leader in the clinical application of natural pain solutions and Cannabinoid therapeutics. In 2011, Dr. Price opened the first clinic in Ontario dedicated solely to evaluating patients for the use of medical cannabis, called Synergy Health Services. Dr. Price then founded the Medical Cannabis Journal Club of Hamilton; the first accredited Medical Cannabis Journal Club.
Dr. Price’s Medical Cannabis practice has been peer reviewed. His dedication and forward thinking is recognized on the national stage. Relying on evidence based principles, Dr. Price developed an effective clinical pathway for the evaluation of patients. Most recently he developed CARE – Cannabis Accreditation, Research and Education – a Seminar style certification for the medical and lifestyle communities.
He is an internationally known lecturer who has educated countless numbers of physicians and patients on the use cannabinoids. Dr. Price’s interests lie in the development of protocols for the clinical application of cannabinoids and the safety of cannabis in the public domain.
Dr. Price assumed many roles within the growing Cannabis industry; including medical director and research advisor of federally approved Licensed Producers. He assisted in the development of SOP’s and regulatory standards that would become part of the backbone of the corporation.
Dr. Price’s extensive knowledge and expertise within the Cannabis market allows him to be a top consultant. His ability to forecast and analyze the Cannabis market has translated into huge wins for both Licensed Producers and Investors alike.
Dr. Price’s other roles include: Director of Cannabis Research Associates; Team Physician Varsity Rugby 2009-2017; Partner Cannabliss- Retreats California, USA.
Dr. Clarke, Director Pain Services at Toronto General Hospital
Dr. Clarke, Director Pain Services at Toronto General Hospital
Dr. Clarke is the Director of Pain Services at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He is also a staff anesthesiologist at the University Health Network and is the Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. After my MD and anesthesia subspecialty training in Toronto, I completed a PhD in the Royal College Clinical Investigator Program at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. As a clinician scientist, my research interests include evaluating the efficacy of preventive analgesia, identifying novel acute pain treatments following major surgery, identifying the factors involved in the transition of acute postsurgical pain to chronic pain, studying the genetics of acute and chronic pain after surgery, and identifying risk factors associated with continued opioid use and poor health related quality of life after major surgery. He recently helped to develop the Rouge Valley Hyperbaric Medical Centre and has begun to study outcomes related to the use of Hyperbaric Medicine. He was recently awarded the Canadian Pain Society Early Career Research Award. Dr. Clarke was recognized nationally for his research productivity and funding to date, as well as improvements to patient care such as the development of his novel Transitional Pain Program..
Project Manager, Digital Marketing Manager
Matija Krunic provides both digital design, software and marketing skills as well as Project Management consulting specialising in medical cannabis. Matija was the main Project Manager and head of Digital Marketing for Bedrocan BV and also a Project Management and marketing consultant for CannTrust , The Internet Dispensary, and Chronic Pain Toronto.
He is a Former Teacher of Digital Marketing at Seneca College and a Certified Project Manager. Matija has 10 years experience consulting in design, development, project management and search marketing.
Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, MBA
Medical/chiropractic physician with an MBA in Health Care Management; with close to 40 years experience in healthcare ranging from nurse's aide/orderly, emergency medical technician, paramedic, college professor, chiropractic and medical physician, physician executive and clinical researcher.
Specializing in alternative and conventional medicine, cannabis medicine, opiate dependence/ addiction, wellness and physical rehabilitation.
Specialties: Translate English to Spanish and vice versa.
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Rod Colón has a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in today's global economy. Rod shares his 25 years of experience as a corporate HR management insider specializing in Diversity & Inclusion, professional networker and career coach through an unusual yet common sense approach to networking and career management. His in-depth knowledge of unconscious bias, global staffing and networking gives Rod a unique ability to both coach and consult today's professionals and executives around the world.
Asif Mohamed - Business Analysts
Asif brings to the ICS team hands-on, real world experience having worked as a Strategic Consultant at General Electric. In working with one of the world’s largest organization, he has gained extensive knowledge in business processes, systems, and business models. Capitalizing on his strong technical expertise and adept data methodologies, he accepted a management role with Element Fleet Management wherein he is responsible for understanding requirements within the business, and having his team fill the gaps in reporting for internal/external clients. Asif enjoys challenges, where he is passionate in bridging business problems with implementing technology solutions.
Having earned his degree in Chemical Engineering, from McMaster University, Asif came to realize by using his problem-solving skills and explorative nature he was able to move the needle in improving business gaps through efficiency. He has been involved in multiple short to long term projects, that have helped companies to streamline their processes, by saving costs and resources. Asif defines himself by his ability to break down complex problems into simpler ones by recommending effective solutions.
Asif understands and appreciates the power of education, and brings forward passion in empowering others to achieve greater heights. Over the years, Asif has helped countless students and adults in all facets of Math and Sciences and technology tools. His educational drive allows for his pupils to witness success and make improvements, enabling entry to post-secondary programs. All of this stands for a truly potent combination as a Business Analyst, making him an invaluable addition to the ICS team.
I live in Markham, Ontario. Born in South Africa, and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Majors Psychology and Public Administration). Immigrated to Canada in 1990. Worked with Merck Frosst Canada for twenty – two years.
My first assignment was in the Kitchener – Cambridge – Guelph triangle, before being promoted Senior Sales representative position in Mississauga. In 1999 I accepted a National Sales Training position in Montreal. This lasted for 5 years (returned in 2005) before I returned to Toronto, and held various senior sales representative positions until my retrenchment in 2012.
Since 2012 I worked for various smaller pharmaceutical start up companies. I've spent a career working in the field of medical sales, training, and marketing. I've received several prestigious Merck Presidents's Awards, including being recognized as the only Canadian employee for "People who made a difference" at Merck International. This is testimony to my ability to see the “Big Picture” fast, and focus on the continuum of inter-connected vendors working towards closing Care- Gaps between physician and patients.