Meet Our Management Team

Started by a team of innovative and experienced doctors, therapists and entrepreneurs, we are passionate about changing minds, improving mental wellbeing for all and creating a happier and healthier world.

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Joseph del Moral, Founder & CEO

Joseph is a serial entrepreneur and a founder of Field Trip. He, along with Ronan, Hannan and Ryan, was a founder of CanvasRx and Canadian Cannabis Clinics, where he served as CEO. After CanvasRx Inc. was acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) in 2016, he joined Aurora’s board of directors and, along with his partners, led Aurora’s mergers/acquisitions and corporate development efforts. Following his time at Aurora, Joseph became CEO of Trait Biosciences Inc., a leading cannabis biotechnology company. Prior to working in cannabis Joseph co-founded Newten Home Comfort, a fast growing home services company which was acquired by Just Energy Inc.

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Ronan Levy, Founder & Executive Chairman

An entrepreneur and a visionary, Ronan is one the founders of Field Trip. Concurrent with his work at Field Trip, he is a partner at Grassfed Ventures, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on the cannabis and biotech industries and is Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board of Directors for Trait Biosciences Inc., a leading biotech company in the hemp and cannabis industries. Prior to his current roles, Ronan (along with Joseph, Hannan and Ryan) co-founded Canadian Cannabis Clinics and CanvasRx Inc., the latter of which was acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) in 2016, after which he served as Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Affairs for Aurora. A lawyer by training, Ronan started his career as a corporate lawyer at Blake, Cassels Graydon LLP and Legal Counsel at CTVglobemedia Inc. (now Bell Media Inc.) He holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Toronto.

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Hannan Fleiman, Founder & President of Healthcare Practice

Hannan is a founder of FieldTrip Ventures, Grassfed Ventures, CanvasRx, and Canadian Cannabis Clinics. He also served as President of Trait Biosciences, VP Operations at Just Energy and Sr. Business Manager of Teva Pharmaceuticals where he managed the Hospital, Animal and OTC markets. Hannan holds an MBA from McMaster University and a Medical Toxicology B.Sc. from the University of Guelph.

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Mujeeb Jafferi, Founder & President

Mujeeb is an experienced management professional and founder of Field Trip Ventures. Most recently, Mujeeb served as Vice President of Sales Strategy and Operations at Just Energy Inc. () and President of its Solar Energy division. He has held senior leadership roles in areas of corporate finance, operations, strategy and business development at Just Energy and SunEdison Inc. He serves as an adviser to Aptitude360, an innovative customer acquisition and communication startup based out of Toronto. Mujeeb received his bachelor’s in Information Technology Management from York University and a Global Professional Master of Laws from Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

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Dr. Ryan Yermus, Founder & Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Yermus graduated medical school from the University of Ottawa and completed his residency at the University of Toronto in 2009. Prior to Field Trip Ventures, Dr. Yermus founded the first fully compliant medical cannabis clinic in Canada. His current practice takes on the opioid epidemic as he works with patients to overcome this addiction. In addition, he actively invests in and advises promising new start-up companies.

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Dr. Nathan Bryson, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Bryson joins Field Trip after serving as Chief Scientific Officer at Cynapsus Therapeutics and at Acerus Pharmaceuticals. He brings more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of pharmaceutical development from early-stage drug delivery design and development through to regulatory affairs for market approval and medical affairs support for sales. Dr. Bryson holds a BSc in Chemistry from Auburn University and a PhD in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). He performed post-doctoral research under two well-esteemed chemists, the late Dr. John Osborn at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) and Dr. Dietmar Seyferth at MIT.

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Ms. Wong is a financial growth expert with over 20 years of experience within private start-ups and public multi-national organizations, primarily in the technology sector. She has a proven track record in establishing the necessary corporate infrastructure to scale through change management, IT, and cross-functional collaboration among multi-location businesses. Prior to her current role, as VP, Finance of ViXS Systems, Ms. Wong guided the company from pre-revenue to $100 million in revenues and eventual listing on the TSX. Ms. Wong is a CPA, CA, CMA and holds a Master of Accounting and Honours Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Waterloo.

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Dr. Michael Verbora, Medical Director - Toronto

Dr. Michael Verbora earned an MBA from the Odette School of Business in 2009 and an M.D. from Schulich School of Medicine at Western University in 2013 before entering Family Practice residency at the University of Toronto. He has worked as a leading physician in several clinics and is passionate about furthering knowledge on inner healing intelligence.

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Dr. Dominique Morisano, Chief Psychologist (US)

Dr. Dominique Morisano, CPsych is a licensed clinical psychologist (Ontario, New York), researcher, and adjunct professor. She completed her undergraduate education at Brown University, her MA/PhD at McGill University, a postdoctoral fellowship at CAMH/University of Toronto in Addiction Psychiatry/Schizophrenia, and more recently, a Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research at the California Institute for Integral Studies. She holds academic appointments at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto, and Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL).

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Amardeep Manhas, Chief Technology Officer

Amardeep is a seasoned business technology and operations executive with 15 years of experience across a variety of industries. Prior to joining Field Trip, he was VP Operations at Crius Energy, overseeing the buildout of a proprietary multi-party software platform and the back-office support organization for Crius’s solar division. Prior to Crius, he oversaw technology and operations at the cleantech startup LightWing, Inc, which was fully acquired by SunEdison in 2015. He also held several senior roles at the energy retailer Just Energy prior to 2014, where he oversaw both large business and technology organizations. Amardeep holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University.

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Paula Amy Hewitt, Vice President & General Counsel

A lawyer by training, Paula has broad experience gained through a career in private practice at law firms, and in executive roles within Canadian and Multinational financial services companies. She is also an expert in privacy, holding the CIPP/C, CIPM and CIPT designations. Driven to make a positive change in the world, Paula is passionate about holistic wellness, psychology, and privacy rights. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, and writing murder mysteries. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Paula holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University and a Graduate Certificate in Risk Management from the University of Toronto. She is also a Certified Life Coach.

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Vivian is a seasoned marketing leader with her first degree in Biological Sciences and an early career as a health professional. She brings an approach to growth marketing that is a hybrid of art and science, which focuses on elevating creative solutions while optimizing through data. Prior to joining Field Trip, Vivian worked with start-ups, agencies, and some of the world's top brands to elevate their cross-channel teams, offering, and market presence. In 2004, she spent nearly two years in Afghanistan launching the brand and award-winning marketing for a telecommunications company, and later worked with the United Nations for the country's first Parliamentary Elections. Now at Field Trip, Vivian is embracing the opportunity to normalize the conversation around both mental health and psychedelics.

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Tyler Dyck, Director of Finance

Tyler is a dynamic CPA, CA comfortable working across all functions of an organization in high-growth environments. Most recently, Tyler was Finance employee #1 at HelloFresh Canada, where starting from a 100% outsourced model, he grew the Finance and Accounting function to a team of 8 over 30 months. While at HelloFresh he also led the due diligence, financial analysis, and business planning relating to the acquisition of Chefs Plate. Tyler started his career in KPMG’s audit practice after obtaining an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Kori Harrison, Head of Product and Partnerships

Kori brings a deep entrepreneurial expertise and network from over 5 yrs of working with early-stage health startups in Silicon Valley as a strategic advisor, product lead, and investor. With a background in bioengineering and a personal dedication to health and wellness, she combines passion with execution to help make Field Trip the leader in psychedelics for mental health.

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Melissa Dawn, Director of Botanical Sciences

Melissa is a Biological Sciences alumna of Capital University. Her education and scientific curiosity enabled her to become an executive-level scientist with strong microbiology and analytical chemistry skills gained from positions held with the US Department of Homeland Security, Nestlé Quality Assurance Center, Silliker Mérieux, and the Ohio Department of Health. She is recognized as a scientific leader in the California cannabis industry for expertise in designing and operating Bureau of Cannabis Control regulated compliance laboratories while acting as a pioneer adviser for the AOAC International: Cannabis Analytical Science Program. Melissa is deeply passionate about using her quality-driven data to destigmatize the use of psychedelics while sharing her personal story of healing to help normalize mental health discussion.

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Marshall Tyler, Director of Research

Marshall is a scientist with a deep interest in psychoactive molecules. He spent his academic career at Cornell and Harvard, exploring the intersection of chemistry and biology in an attempt to unravel the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. He subsequently worked as a leading scientist at PLUS, one of the largest cannabis edibles manufacturers in California. His passion lies in guiding research to arrive at a deeper understanding of consciousness with the ultimate goal of enhancing wellbeing.

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Dr. Joseph De Leo, Lead Psychologist - Toronto

Dr. Joseph A. De Leo, Ph.D., C.Psych. is a licensed Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany and completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as well a postdoctoral research at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Dr. Ben Medrano, Medical Director - New York

Dr. Ben Medrano is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his undergraduate education at Naropa University and the University of Colorado at Denver. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, followed by a residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. His clinical practice is influenced by a lifelong interest in eastern psychology and complementary alternative medicine. These interests are further enhanced by his current fellowship at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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Brandon Goode, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Brandon brings to Field Trip both multidisciplinary and international experience. Most recently, he worked at Novo Nordisk’s headquarters in Copenhagen, where he drove the global private market access strategy for the obesity portfolio and established a pioneering digital health partnership. Previously, Brandon worked at Datamonitor Healthcare, at Icahn School of Medicine’s nanomedicine laboratory, and at the New York City Department of Health. Both as a business professional and a soccer player, he has lived and worked in Canada, the US, the UK, Denmark and Brazil. Brandon holds an MSc in Public Policy & Global Health from Durham University, and a BSc in Biology from Quinnipiac University, where he played NCAA Division 1 soccer.

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Matt Emmer, Director of Operations & Business Development

Matt brings a seasoned business and finance perspective to operations and business development at Field Trip. He is also a co-founder of the Psykia Institute, which works to advance frameworks around integrative holotropic therapies. Prior to joining Field Trip, Matt was a VP at H Plus Capital and HNA Capital International, where he executed principal investments and helped establish HNA’s Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation. He spent time as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, and at Ceniarth, a London-based social impact investment fund. Matt received his bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from UCLA and completed the Executive Education Program at Columbia Business School. Matt ’s personal exploration of plant medicines and consciousness sparked a passion to help share these healing modalities with others in safe and empowering settings.

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Andrew Jordan, Senior Manager of Clinical Operations

Andrew has over three years of experience in the medical cannabis industry, working for Canadian Cannabis Clinics and CanvasRx. During his time there, Andrew began as a Cannabis Educator assisting thousands of patients with meeting their therapeutic goals during the treatment program, and was later promoted to be the Regional Manager of Canadian Cannabis Clinics’ largest region, overseeing 41 staff members and 9 clinics. Andrew was also instrumental in the launch of the Canadian Cannabis Clinics’ telehealth platform, which serviced over 12,000 patients in their first year.

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Alec Sherman, Marketing & Communications Specialist

After working in the music industry for 3 years, Alec brings a strong background in brand development and project management to Field Trip. He has worked with major and independent record labels to develop strategy for record releases, raising brand awareness and building B2B partnerships. Alec has a Bachelor of Science (Honours Specialization in Chemistry) from Western University and a postgraduate certificate in Music Business from Humber College.

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Laura Daubney, Office Manager

Laura brings over 15 years professional experience as an office manager/executive assistant supporting senior level executives and managing the high demand of a fast paced office. Combining her commitment to office operations and passion for mental wellness, Laura brings a unique skill set to Field Trip Health.

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Dr. Leora Pinhas, Psychiatrist - Toronto

Dr. Leora Pinhas is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto. She has also completed a masters in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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Sabina Pillai, Psychotherapist - Toronto

Sabina Pillai is a Registered Psychotherapist with an M.A. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. She has spent many years working as a psychotherapist in private clinics and as a researcher and facilitator in mindfulness meditation. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the value psychedelics can bring to clients' lives. Her warm, non-judgemental approach has helped her clients overcome challenges and reach their full potential as human beings.

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Martha Kezemediz, Psychotherapist - Toronto

Martha Kezemidis is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Martha is also a Certified Hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, as well as a Certified Yoga Teacher. Her psychotherapeutic approach has a foundation of mindfulness and compassion.

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Amy Coleman, Psychotherapist - New York

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an academic background in philosophy. She holds a certificate in Psychedelic Therapies & Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies and was certified in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy through The Ketamine Training Center. Prior to joining Field Trip, Amy worked for over a decade supporting individuals in end of life care and those living with anxiety, depression, and chronic illness. A native New Yorker, she has a lot of love for the city and is passionate about the health and wellness of its people.

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Susan Brody, Psychotherapist - New York

Susan is a Brooklyn born New Yorker. Though living in a small seaside town in Connecticut, her heart and mindset remain in ‘the city’. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker - a graduate of Smith College School of Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts. She completed a three year certification program in Humanistic and Transpersonal Studies at the Temenos Institute in Westport, Connecticut, and received a Certificate in Psychedelic Treatment and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. From the glory days of the 1960s, Susan has had a passionate interest in the intersection of psychedelics and psychotherapy. Susan brings compassion and humor to her work.