Chris is the Director of Quality, RPIC, and Quality Assurance Person at Vancouver Island-based licensed cultivator and processor, Broken Coast Cannabis. He has been working closely with Health Canada under the various cannabis regulations since 2014. Prior to his work in the cannabis field, Chris earned a Bachelors in Microbiology from the University of Victoria, and has worked for many years in quality and regulatory affairs for production of prescription drugs and controlled substances, natural health products, food, and biotechnology products.
Beth has been the Quality Manager at BOAZ Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Calgary for over two years. Her experience is mostly in the Pharmaceutical and food safety sectors in Europe and North America. She is an active member of the ASQ (American Society for Quality) and holds the Certified Quality Auditor designation. Beth has a B.Sc. in Chemistry, specializing in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Forensics from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
Jodi McDonald is the President & Founder of Keystone Labs Inc., () an Edmonton based Health Canada accredited testing facility with a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) establishment license. Keystone Labs was incorporated in 2005 and in August 2015, acquired a Health Canada controlled substance license to conduct cannabis testing. Jodi has a background in clinical and microbiology sciences and her passion is bridging the gap between analytical and microbial sciences and the medical cannabis industry to help improve the quality of medicinal cannabis products being used by patients. Her vision is to offer validated and quality testing data comparable to the pharmaceutical industry for medical cannabis patients health and safety.
Jodi has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. She is a writer for HydroLife magazine on scientific topics regarding cannabis testing. Jodi is very involved with the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, enabling women to build successful businesses. Also, Jodi offers her scientific expertise to several key advisory boards; NAIT Biological Sciences Laboratory and Research Program Advisory Committee, University of Alberta and Medical Laboratory Sciences Advisory Committee.
Ashley Chiu is the Strategic Growth and Risk Leader at EY Canada and the Global Cannabis Subject Matter Resource for EY Global, where she serves clients in the cannabis sector and adjacent industries. Her work includes identifying strategic and diversified growth opportunities, developing new market entry strategies, and designing risk and compliance programs. Ashley also performs valuations in support of adjacent companies in alcohol, tobacco and consumer packaged goods entering the cannabis and hemp industries. She designs corporate governance programs, business processes, and policies and procedures for cannabis companies pre- and post-IPO and those listing on the NYSE, NASDAQ and TSX.
Living in the Canadian Rockies, Sacha Hockenhull is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience ranging from restaurant management, corporate communications, and event organization. With a mandate to enjoy life to the fullest through outdoor adventures and entrepreneurial endeavours, Sacha brings a fun and energetic management style to the C45 Association.
The HFC Productions Inc. team provides event management services, handles logistics, and coordinates all operations for the Association's board and its members. With over 18 events under his belt, Sacha, co-founder and C.O.O. of HFC Productions Inc., offers full-time professional and engaging services to help the association grow and thrive.