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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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.