Our Board of Directors

The Athletes for CARE, Inc. Board of Directors is an all-volunteer board, elected annually, is responsible for setting policy, establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations, and approving the organizational outcomes and allocation of resources.

BIO: Selected 39th overall in the 2009 NFL draft, Britton spent four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars followed by two with the Chicago Bears. Britton says he used cannabis as a preferred method of pain management during his football career, and has cited the health risks associated with pharmaceutical painkillers as a reason why players should not be punished for choosing a natural alternative.

Vice President

Leah Heise is an experienced regulatory compliance attorney barred in both the State of
Maryland and the District of Columbia. Leah loves to develop structure in her personal
and business lives. She is a big picture thinker with an innate ability to assess an issue
and generate solutions. As a former Enforcement Attorney with the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, Leah is well versed in the world of rapidly changing
regulations and has immersed herself in the cannabis industry as the former CEO of
Women Grow, LLC, the President of Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute, LLC, a
Maryland licensed dispensary, as Chief Experience Officer for 4Front Venture’s retail
brand Mission, and, now, as AWH’s Chief Administrative Officer.
Leah’s interest in the cannabis industry was peaked in 2014 with the passage of
Maryland’s medical cannabis legislation. As a longtime chronic pancreatitis patient who
utilized opioids as her sole method of pain management, the prospect of being able to
eliminate her opioid use and learn a brand new area of law was intriguing. Leah also
serves as Strategic Advisor to the Cannabis Science Conference, the industry’s biggest
scientific conference and sits on the Board of Advisors of Safe Arbor, a contactless
delivery system for the cannabis industry.
When Leah isn’t attending Cannabis Industry events, you will find her enjoying her time
with her husband of twenty-five plus years and her twin daughters, traveling the world
and listening to music. If you meet her, beware; duplication is in her blood and you may
just be talking to her identical twin. Not only is she an identical twin, she is the daughter
of a fraternal twin, and the mother of fraternal twins. She is warm and friendly and
always open to making a new connection.

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Treasurer

  Bob Hoban is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner. Bob is also Principal and Owner at Solana Business Solutions, which offers comprehensive consulting, management, regulatory, and product solutions services for the entire commercial cannabis industry – serving both THC, CBD and hemp business models.

Director

2002–03: Ray Miron President’s Cup Memphis RiverKings, 2004–05: Calder Cup Philadelphia Phantoms; 2006–07: Man of the Year, Philadelphia Phantoms, 2007–08: Pelle Lindbergh Memorial, Philadelphia Flyers  BIO: Riley “Riles” Cote is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger and is currently an assistant coach with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played four National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an enforcer. Upon retiring from the Philadelphia Flyers Riley founded the Hemp Heals Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cannabis/hemp as viable renewable resource, that can help increase the quality lives of all people. Cote also sits on the PAHIC (Pennsylvania Hemp Industries Council) board  His role as the NHL League Ambassador for Athletes for CARE allows him to continue pursuing his passion to help athletes find safe non toxic ways to find relief, manage pain and guide them to understand self healing.

Player Advisory Council Chair

Nate Jackson is a New York Times Bestselling author and freelance writer for a variety of popular websites and newspapers. His latest book Fantasy Man (https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062470072/fantasy-man) was released in September 2016.

Vice President

After college, Scott worked in a family Jewelry manufacturing business in Philadelphia until 2006. In 2007 Scott co-founded a data-driven digital ad agency called Audience Partners. The company specialized in running addressable audience targeted campaigns for Politics & Healthcare. In 2014, he ran voter targeted digital ads for Cannabis legalization in Oregon & Alaska. In 2015, seeing the political changes coming to many more states, he co-founded the Cannabis Rep Network (Calyx) to do sales & distribution in California. In 2017, Scott joined the investment committee of the Panther Opportunity Fund. Panther has invested in 13 companies across a variety of different sectors. From 1988 to present, Scott has worked for the Philadelphia 76ers, as head statistician for all home games.

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