The ICR Governing Board

Dr. Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD

  • Founder and CEO, Canna Research Foundation
  • Serves as a scientist from a relevant field
  • Boulder, Colorado

Dr. Malik Muhammad Hasan, MD

  • Founder/CEO of NuVue Pharma
  • Founder/CEO of Rocky Mountain Biotech
  • Serves as a member associated with cannabis-related industries

Sherard Marshon Rogers

  • Serves as a member associated with cannabis-related industries
  • Denver, Colorado


  • Applications for an Industry Representative can be found at the Colorado Boards and Commissions

Dr. L. Cinnamon Bidwell, PhD

  • Associate Professor and Co-Director CUChange, Institute of Cognitive Science, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. John Harloe, JD, PhD

  • Serves as scientist from relevant field
  • General Counsel, Balanced Health Botanicals
  • Englewood, Colorado

President Armando Valdez

  • Designee of the Chancellor of the CSU System
  • President of Colorado State University Pueblo
  • Pueblo, Colorado

Melissa Reynolds, PhD

  • Serves as scientist from a relevant field
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Natural Science, CSU
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado

Scott McWhorter

  • Designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education
  • CEO Rocky Mountain Extraction Services
  • Windsor, Colorado

Dr. Jon Reuter, DVM, MPVM, DACLAM

  • Designee of the President of the University of Colorado
  • Associate Vice-Chancellor of Research Integrity & Compliance University of Colorado Boulder
  • Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Designated Members

Our Team

Chad Kinney, PhD

  • Director of the Institute of Cannabis Research
  • Professor of Chemistry

Dushunte Carmon

  • Grants Manager and Program Officer

Wendy Fairchild

  • Program Assistant

Sang Hyuck Park, PhD

  • ICR Senior Scientist / Research Liaison

Jeff Smith, PhD

  • Strategic Partnership and Outreach Specialist
  • CSU Pueblo Professor of Biology

John Williamson, PhD

  • Senior Director of Research