Dr. Korn has been a teacher, researcher, and educational leader for over two decades. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Cincinnati, DAAP, a master’s degree in Anthropology from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from the University of Dayton. For the past five years, Dr. Korn has served as the academic head and curriculum designer for the School of Advertising Art/Modern College of Design in Kettering, Ohio, where multiple cohorts of graduates achieved 100% placement in their chosen professional fields.
In preparation for the creation of this curriculum, Dr. Korn completed training for the Patient Focused Certification Core Cannabis Training certificate, Patient Focused Care Verified Professional Curriculum certificate, Patient Focused Care Staff Training Program for Distribution Operations certificate, and the CCC Patient and Caregiver Education certificate from Americans for Safe Access. She also completed The Answer Page Medical Marijuana training for Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, and TMCI Global Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum in 2018. Previously, her education in medical cannabis came from travel and time spent in Colorado between 2012 and 2016. Dr. Korn serves on the board of Compassionate Alternatives, a non-profit organized to provide educational and financial support to patients in need. Her dedication to the Ohio and Michigan cannabis communities and her ample experience in teaching and instructional design make her uniquely qualified as an educator in the medical cannabis industry.
Audra began her career as a State Medical Board of Ohio Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. After a serious hand injury outside of work left her unable to continue as a massage therapist, Audra enrolled at Bowling Green State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. Inspired by her concern for the environment and sustainability, Audra earned a Masters Degree in environmental law and policy at the Vermont Law School. She and her husband started a model of urban farming and maintain a two-acre garden and a home-based mushroom growing operation called Guided by Mushrooms. Much of the food they produce is sold to local restaurants that support farm-to-table, and they donate produce to food banks monthly. Audra has also worked with her husband as the Creative Consultant for Buzzwad Multimedia, a website design company, and as a substitute teacher in local public schools.
Audra is a chronic pain sufferer and began researching the therapeutic uses of cannabis when the rumblings of a medical cannabis program began in Ohio in 2015. Now that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has become a reality, Audra has done considerable research on the topic and has earned several certifications in the field. She holds a Patient Focused Certification Core Cannabis Training certificate, Patient Focused Care Verified Professional Curriculum certificate, Patient Focused Care Staff Training Program for Distribution Operations certificate, and the CCC Patient and Caregiver Education certificate from Americans for Safe Access. She is also certified by Cannabis Training University and has completed the Cannabis Clinicians Society’s Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum.
Audra brings her experience as a public speaker and researcher, and her love of teaching, along with her vast knowledge of the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis to Leaf Medic.
David has a long history in digital communications and development. He has developed web sites for numerous businesses small and large alike, and been involved in digital development since the Mosaic browser was invented. His professional career began as a newspaper reporter, editor and photographer, before he moved into the interactive realm.
David is also the owner of a right/left brain. In addition to his journalism and technology experience, he fronted one of America’s most unique musical experiences, drexel, and has traveled the country entertaining through song and thought.
He has worked in education teaching and driving school buses, and served as as a president of Ohio Association of Public Schools Union Local #627, Dayton Public Schools.
David is a veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard, serving his country from 1987-95 as a member of a combat engineer battalion. He has run for public office once, garnering over 40% of the vote for Ohio State Representative in his first run for public office. He is a dynamic public speaker.
In addition to all of that, David operates Guided By Mushrooms, an urban farm specializing in growing gourmet mushrooms and mycological remediation.
David is in charge of technology for Leaf Medic, and helps deal with all problems and digitally related solutions.
Cathleen is an experienced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse who served as the Regional Service Ops Manager for one of the nation’s largest hospice programs. With more than twenty years’ experience in health care, she is a nationally-respected speaker, educator, and leader in the field of end-of-life care and an expert on medical cannabis. She serves as an educational resource for physicians, staff & community agencies.
Cathleen is Founder/CEO of Cathleen S. Graham, Integrative Education. Her earlier cannabis ventures include being Founder/CEO of Cannabis Nurse, a holistic education and consulting company specializing in cannabis information, as well as the Michigan Cannabis Education Network, a community-based cannabis education company. Cathleen has several county contracts to provide cannabis education to Michigan communities. Cathleen was American for Safe Access’s Medical Professional of the Year for 2019.
Cathleen brings Dianna DeVreugd, experienced cannabis grower and cannabis care consultant to Leaf Medic in a curriculum review capacity. Dianna’s dedication to cannabis research and best practices in patient/customer care are an outstanding resource for budtenders and patients alike.
We are proud to have Cathleen and Dianna on the Leaf Medic team!
Leaf Medic Advisory Board Members
Wendy Chorny, PT, DPT, ATC, MTC
Wendy Chorny Functional Physical Therapy
Wendy Chorny treats patients with a myriad of chronic pain conditions that could be improved with access to medical cannabis. Her expertise in treating patients with illnesses like Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, as well as injuries, enhances Leaf Medic’s understanding and approach to training in medical cannabis use for treatment of pain. Wendy offers concierge services and is excited to work with patients who employ cannabis as a healing modality.
Suzanne Croteau is a seasoned medical doctor who has treated patients using a combined medical and complementary medical approach to healing for over 3 decades. She has received the appropriate training to be certified to recommend for medical cannabis patients in the state of Ohio, and has served as an essential medical content advisory resource for Leaf Medic.
Harm Reduction Ohio
Sheila is the Director for the Dayton chapter of Harm Reduction Ohio. She has watched the opioid epidemic bloom for seven years receiving a personal education through her own son’s struggle. Currently, she dispenses Fentanyl test strips targeting the drug using population. Through her work, she has encountered many patients who have used cannabis to assist with PAWS (post acute withdrawal symptoms). She advocates for the legalization and regulation of drugs of all kinds, in an attempt to save lives.
Since 1999, Dianna has been dedicating her life to the service of others as a Customer Service Specialist in the restaurant and hospitality field. An experienced caregiver in Michigan, Dianna’s extensive knowledge surrounding cannabis was driven by the needs of not only herself, but also her family and friends. Since 2012, Dianna has received numerous cannabis certifications including a Master Certificate from the Cannabis Training University, an Understanding the Endocannabinoid System Certificate, and the Leaf Medic Cannabis Certificate. She carries her passion for cannabis education and customer service in her new role as the Director of Customer Service for Cannabis Nurse and advisor to Leaf Medic.
Registered Respiratory Therapist – Miami Valley Hospital
Kelly Schlotterbeck’s knowledge and experience in respiratory care affords Leaf Medic access to expert interpretations and understandings of various challenges that medical cannabis patients may face when incorporating cannabis medicine into their treatment protocols.
Founder, Compassionate Alternatives
Emilie Ramach is the Founder & CEO of Compassionate Alternatives. Driven by past personal health adversity, she has been a cannabis reform activist for the past decade. Emilie has been involved with various political campaigns and committees, patient education, and legislative policy discussions. As a mother, she focuses primarily on the research and advocacy of the benefits of pediatric use. Emilie is honored to use her knowledge to educate parents, patients, and medical professionals on the many benefits of medical cannabis. Emilie also works as the Director of Retail Marketing for Terrasana Cannabis Co.
Connie Maxim-Sparrow Principal, Sparrow Consulting, LLC
Connie is the founder of Sparrow Consulting, and serves a principal for the organization. With over 30 years of experience, Connie has had the opportunity to experience success in many areas of business and public administration. She has secured over 40 million dollars in grant funds to support healthcare, urban planning, blight elimination, safety, emergency management, port development, transportation, recreation, public health, and community development. Beyond grant administration and fund development, Connie has spent several years in risk and emergency management, occupational health and safety, emergency medical services, risk management, compliance, and accreditation. Connie maintains certification from Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Engagement Agency, Michigan OSHA, and other compliance entities.