Jennifer holds a B.Sc Honours Degree in Biology from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. She has indulged her love of science in many different roles – as a biology and chemistry teacher, a biochemist for a plaintiff pharmaceutical law firm and for the past several years in quality assurance, compliance, licensing, and regulatory affairs in the cannabis industry.
Jenn was an integral member of the original Peace Naturals team that achieved the first new medical cannabis licence in Canada under the MMPR/ACMPR where she acted as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. She has held the role of approved QAP in multiple facilities. In her consulting role Jenn has worked with dozens of Canadian and global applicants and Licence Holders. She advises on all matters regarding compliance with the Cannabis Act/Regulations, including applications, amendments, start up challenges, communication with Health Canada, support during Health Canada inspections, responding to observation reports, mergers and acquisitions, and pre-license and start up site audits and training. Jennifer has been intimately involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of a licensed cannabis facility including Good Production/Manufacturing Practices, quality management systems, product specifications and release, licensing, export, Regulatory liaison with Health Canada, standard operating procedure development, education/outreach, research and development, curriculum development and training.
In addition to her consulting role, Jenn enjoys encouraging students as an instructor for cannabis quality, regulatory, and cultivation courses at Mount Royal University.