Rafael Bombonato is the Chief Compliance Officer for Green Scientific Labs, and has more than 15 years of compliance, quality assurance, and product safety experience, including the past five years in the Medical Cannabis industry. Rafael is part of the cannabis technical committee at CSQ (Cannabis Safety and Quality) and SQF (Safe Quality Food). He is also a Quality Auditor, HACCP trained, SQF Practitioner, and is involved in policy, regulation, and guideline development throughout all aspects of the Cannabis industry. He previously served as Quality and Compliance Manager and Corporate Quality Manager at Curaleaf
Tyler Williams is the founder and Chief Technical Officer of Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ), a safety-driven firm that helps other companies minimize risk and protect their brands by helping reduce product recalls. Before founding CSQ, Tyler was the Vice President of Operations for ASI, one of the leading food safety auditing, training, and consulting companies in the U.S. In 2019, Tyler started a non-profit organization called Show Me Food Safety, which helps small food manufacturers and growers in Missouri improve their food safety practices. Named to the 2021 40 under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal Williams is also the co-founder of Winter Haze Cannabis, a cannabis company in Peoria, Illinois.
Nicole Leja is Vice President, Quality Assurance at Curaleaf Holdings, a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis. Nicole leads the development and implementation of a quality management program across all US sites with adherence to current and future-state quality requirements. Prior to Curaleaf, she worked at Eurofins Spectrum Analytical as “Business Unit Manager, President.” Nicole has more than 20 years of experience overseeing operations and regulatory compliance.
TaJanna Mallory is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CannAssistants, a virtual assistant (VA) agency that provides administrative support to mid-size cannabis companies, founders, and business executives.
Kelsea Appelbaum is the Vice President of Partnerships at Vangst, one of the premier staffing firms for the cannabis industry. Appelbaum is one of the original team members at Vangst, and over the past several years at Vangst, she has worked with cannabis companies in more than two dozen states and 5 countries.